Pimp your Bouzouki

 - Alpaca Social Club

Find out why Jon Sanders has pimped his instrument with 2nd pick-ups. Also how to use effects and chord structures in Celtic, African, eastern, bluegrass and funky styles.

10:30 Monday 31st - Workshop Space

The Piano-accordian

 - Alpaca Social Club

The piano-accordion in various styles of music played by Alpaca Social Club including Celtic, Arabic, Gypsy and Funk. Learn about technique, melody and chords!

11:30 Monday 31st - Workshop Space

Cape Breton Scottish Fiddle

 - Gillian Boucher

Learn tunes and techniques from this infamous Canadian Island so well known for its preservation of 18th and 19th traditional Scottish music, language, song and dance.

3:30 Monday 31st - Workshop Space

Patsy Seddon is one of Scotland’s favourite and most innovative celtic harp players – a versatile and experienced musician, who sings in Gaelic, English and Scots, and also plays the Scottish fiddle in a variety of settings.

2:30 Tuesday 1st - Workshop Space

Harp Workshop

 - Patsy Seddon

Band workshop on arrangement, taking parts and building trax. This is a culmination of the other two workshops.

10:30 Tuesday 1st - Workshop Space

Building Tracks, Band Workshop

 - Alpaca Social Club

Arrangement for Tunes

 - Tessa White and Jonathan LeCocq

Jonathan and Tessa will talk about their approach to arrangements for guitar and violin/mandolin, including developing tune accompaniments and countermelodies. Bring your instruments - and explore the ‘tension’ between Tessa’s and Jonathan’s oft competing ideas.

11:30 Tuesday 1st - Workshop Space