Workshops

Upcoming workshops in and around Oxfordshire.

Join the National Youth Folk Ensemble 2017-18

 

Join the National Youth Folk Ensemble 2017-18

Sign up to attend a free Sampler Day at a venue near you

National Youth Folk Ensemble

 

The National Youth Folk Ensemble is for talented young instrumentalists aged 14- 18 who are dedicated to developing as folk musicians and excited about collaborating with others who share their passion!

Ensemble members will participate in four weeks of intensive residential courses in different parts of England and receive high quality tuition and guidance from leading folk musicians. They will develop skills in performance, arrangement and leadership as well as give public performances.

Saturday 27 May

Colston Hall, BRISTOL

Sunday 28 May

Royal Northern College of Music,
MANCHESTER

Monday 29 May

Sage Gateshead, GATESHEAD

Tuesday 30 May

University of Sheffield, SHEFFIELD

Wednesday 31 May

Stamford Arts Centre, STAMFORD

Friday 2 June

The Anvil, BASINGSTOKE

Saturday 3 June

Cecil Sharp House, LONDON

Sunday 4 June

mac, BIRMINGHAM

 

Sampler Days are an inspiring introduction to the Ensemble, including free creative workshops with Artistic Director Sam Sweeney, short individual auditions and a Q&A. To register for a Sampler Day, musicians should be aged between 14 and 18 on 1 September 2017, live in England, be able to play confidently on any instrument and have an interest in folk music. Young musicians who meet the criteria but don’t wish to audition for the Ensemble are welcome to take part in the workshops.

For more information visit the National Youth Folk Ensemble website

Songs for All Seasons: Spring. Community Singing Workshop on Saturday 4 March

Hearty and harmonious community singing with renowned choir leader Cat Kelly

Cat Kelly Spring Sing

Folk Arts Oxford are pleased to present the second of their new series of seasonal singing workshops. Inspirational singing leader Cat Kelly returns with a selection of cheery and uplifting songs to get you warmed up and ready for Spring.

Time: 09.30am - 12.30pm

Date: Saturday 4th March

Venue: Headington Baptist Church, 78 Old High Street, Headington, Oxford OX3 9HW

You can expect a high-energy workshop of glorious harmony, with all songs taught by ear so no need to read music, and everything broken down in to simple steps.

Cat is known locally for her inspirational singing workshops and choirs, and has well over a decade of experience teaching community choirs, as well as a lifetime of folk to draw from. See www.catkelly.co.uk for more information.

  • Includes tea and coffee, and maybe even biscuits if Cat can persuade her mum to get baking...!
  • Please bring a bottle of water and a pencil; lyric sheets will be provided.

To book, click on the link below:

https://fao.yapsody.com/event/index/55966/songs-for-all-seasons-spring

 

Build-a-Band Workshop for Improvers, Saturday 11 February 2017

Build-a-Band workshop - improvers

Time: 09.30am - 12.30pm

Date: Saturday 11th February 2017

Venue: Headington Baptist Church, 78 Old High Street, Headington, Oxford OX3 9HW

 

A group workshop for folk musicians

 

Love playing folk music, and want the next step up? Come and meet like-minded people, have a go and learn some new skills along the way! We'll learn a couple of tunes, have fun with arrangements and musical games to make our playing sparkle. We'll also include tips and tricks you can take home to make your pieces your own.

Tutor Steph West has been running workshops for over ten years in a variety of settings and is here to make your morning go with a swing! Previously she's worked with Shooting Roots, EFDSS and Guildhall's CYM, as well as harp specialists the Clarsach Society.

 

Steph West, workshop leader

For improvers - ages 8 to 98! Suitable for Grades 3-5, or three or more years' experience of playing your instrument

  • Bring your instrument (please let us know if it's a transposing instrument like saxophone)
  • Bring a recording device if you have one
  • Music (score / ABC notation) will be provided at the end if the session
  • Bring a snack if you want one, tea and coffee available in the break

To book, click the link below:

https://fao.yapsody.com/event/index/52273/build-a-band-workshop-improvers

 

Workshops

From time to time groups or organisations hold one-off workshops that are open to everyone - details will be uploaded here as we have them.

Follow the links below for more detailed information on regularly occuring workshops and courses.

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