Folk Group Spring 2017

Learn to play traditional Irish folk tunes and styles with fiddle star Emma Sweeney and guitarist Paul Cowham at Band on the Wall.

This established and informal folk group course with Emma Sweeney focuses on traditional Irish folk with an emphasis on authentic style, ornamentation and embellishment. The ten week course (plus performance) is open to any instrument including whistle, flute, accordion, harmonica and guitar. If you and your instrument can carry a tune or a chord sequence then you can play it in these sessions. We’ve even had cello and trombone taking part!

Sessions will include support for guitarists, banjo and mandolin players from Paul Cowham, giving tips on accompanying styles and putting chords to the tunes as they are learned.

There will be group performance opportunities to play with Emma at local folk sessions and in the Picturehouse bar at Band on the Wall.

A great way to learn some traditional tunes, improve aural skills and learn about how to play in an authentic Irish style.” – course participant.

This course is for intermediate to advanced players of all backgrounds (including jazz, classical, rock, pop and world music). Experience of playing in folk styles is obviously an advantage, although not compulsory. Tunes are learned largely by ear with supporting resources including audio and notation available online as the course progresses.

Please note the Folk Group now takes place on a Monday evening.

(If you are not sure about your level or the suitability of your instrument to the course please contact info@brightersound.com for some guidance).

Take a look at our Folk Group picture galleries from a previous course and performance.

This course is brought to you by Brighter Sound and Band on the Wall.

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Additional Information

Venue: Education Room 1 at Band on the Wall

Full course dates: Mondays: Jan 16, 23, 30. Feb 6, 13, 27. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27. Live Session night Mon 3 Apr.

Times: 7.30-9.30pm

External session dates: To be arranged

Cost: £135 / £120 conc. / £18 pay per session (booking fee applies)

N.B. Concession places are subject to production of proof of eligibility at first session.

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Mon 16 Jan 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
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Picturehouse Building
29 Swan Street
Manchester
M4 5JZ
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Mon 23 Jan 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
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Picturehouse Building
29 Swan Street
Manchester
M4 5JZ
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Mon 30 Jan 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
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Picturehouse Building
29 Swan Street
Manchester
M4 5JZ
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Mon 6 Feb 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
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Picturehouse Building
29 Swan Street
Manchester
M4 5JZ
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Mon 13 Feb 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
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Picturehouse Building
29 Swan Street
Manchester
M4 5JZ
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Mon 27 Feb 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
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Picturehouse Building
29 Swan Street
Manchester
M4 5JZ
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Mon 6 Mar 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
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Picturehouse Building
29 Swan Street
Manchester
M4 5JZ
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Mon 13 Mar 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
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Picturehouse Building
29 Swan Street
Manchester
M4 5JZ
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Mon 20 Mar 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
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Picturehouse Building
29 Swan Street
Manchester
M4 5JZ
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Mon 27 Mar 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
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Picturehouse Building
29 Swan Street
Manchester
M4 5JZ
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