They say: Two amazing fiddle players, Tom Kitching and Ben Paley are coming to Halsway to lead an immersive study weekend aimed at experienced fiddle players who wish to expand on their skills and deepen their personal style. Rowan Rheingans is no longer able to come along to this weekend so we are delighted that Ben has agreed to join this years’ team. Together you’ll learn new repertoire together, exploring ways to further develop tone, technique, musicality and style.
We’ll be a select group, allowing for individual attention as well as full group and smaller ensemble work. You’ll have time to relax and play in the bar in the evenings, with an informal performance from Tom & Ben too.
This intensive weekend is aimed at more experienced fiddlers who want a challenge, to deepen their understanding and go further upon their musical journey. Participants should come with an open mind, a willingness to try new things, a supportive outlook and a willingness to work alone or in small groups. Tuition will be by ear, though written notation will be available to take away.
Fiddle players from musical backgrounds other than folk who would like to explore traditional music are very welcome.