24 - 27 May 2024
24 - 27
May
2024
Timetable: Workshops

Workshops for 2023

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Workshops on Saturday 27th May 2023
WhenWhatWhereDescriptionPrice
09:30 to 10:30Workshop with Seven ChampionsThe Constitutional ClubCome to our workshop where we will be teaching 7 Champs dances & style with a focus on performance. No experience needed, wear comfy shoes and clothes

With: Seven Champions (Molly), Seven Sisters (Molly)

Donation
10:00 to 11:00Songshop: The Art of Unaccompanied SingingThe Cause: The Cause CafeLearn the art and secrets of unaccompanied singing with Moira Craig.

With: Moira Craig (solo)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
10:00 to 11:00Squeezebox from ScratchYelde HallHow to play the D/G melodeon for the absolute beginner. No instrument? We have some to borrow! Non- music reader? You don't need to!

With: Squeezebox from Scratch (Ed Rennie & Helena Painting) (Melodeon workshop)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
10:00 to 11:00Workshop with Folk FriendzyMasonic CentreBorder Morris(All ages) with Folk Friendzy - if you have your own sticks then please bring these along we will only have a limited supply.

With: Folk Friendzy (Clog, Morris (northwest/border), Rapper, Irish)

Donation
10:00 to 11:00Workshop with Mary Rose and Royal GeorgeSt Andrews ChurchJoin Mary Rose and Royal George and learn some some of their dances, wear comfy clothes and shoes to dance in.

With: Mary Rose And Royal George (Non traditional style)

Donation
10:00 to 13:00Corndolly crafts Island Park: Make and Do tentCome have a go at the traditional craft of corn dolly making. This session is ideal for over 8-year-olds. It can be tricky for tiny fingers.

With: Barbara Guthrie (Workshop lead )

Donation
10:30 to 11:30Mass Maypole St Paul's ChurchSeen family events having fun with Maypole, it's the adult's turn with two Maypoles and Let us Dance poised to coordinate us in the art of Maypole.

With: Let's Dance! (Children's festival Artist and Workshop Lead)

Donation
11:30 to 12:30Workshop With HammersmithSt Andrews ChurchJoin world famous Hammersmith and learn The Longborough tradition in the style of Hammersmith, wear comfy clothes and shoes to dance in.

With: Hammersmith (Cotswold)

Donation
11:30 to 12:30Workshop with Tower RavensMasonic CentreJoin Tower Ravens and learn some some of their dance moves, wear comfy clothes and shoes to dance in. If you have any swords please bring them.

With: Tower Ravens (Rapper)

Donation
12:00 to 13:00Ocarina WorkshopOld Road Tavern BarnAn introduction to the Italian Transverse Ocarina. With up to 5 of his ocarinas available to lend.

With: Robert Hickman (Musician and workshop lead )

Donation
12:00 to 13:00Playing melodeon for MorrisSt Paul's ChurchRay will be guiding you through playing melodeon for Morris dancers.

With: Ray Cunningham

Donation
12:45 to 13:45Bodhran WorkshopYelde HallA workshop with Fiona Melford on the rhythmic art of playing the Bodhran. With some to lend, but bring your own.

With: Fiona Melford (workshop leader )

Donation
13:00 to 14:00Workshop with Martha Rhoden's Tuppeny DishSt Andrews ChurchJoin Martha Rhoden's Tuppenny Dish and learn some some of their dance moves, wear comfy clothes and shoes to dance in.

With: Martha Rhoden's Tuppenny Dish (Border), Shropshire Bedlams (Border)

Donation
14:30 to 15:45Bones WorkshopOld Road Tavern BarnA workshop with Louisa Davies on the rhythmic art of playing the bones, with plenty to lend. Beginners welcome.

With: Louisa Davies (Bones Workshop)

Donation
15:15 to 17:15Knitting Critters with the Natty Knitters Island Park: Make and Do tentJoin the knitters behind the fantastic knitted creations around the tow. Make your own knitted critter. Beginners or experienced. Any age welcome.

With: Knatty Knitters (Workshop Lead )

Donation
17:30 to 18:30These are interesting timesTown HallWe will be playing a variety of tunes that have unusual or varying time signatures. Music downloadable from Website

With: Rod Stradling (Folk dance 2023)

Weekend or Day tickets Only

Workshops on Sunday 28th May 2023
WhenWhatWhereDescriptionPrice
09:30 to 10:30Meet the Team - Mary Rose and Royal GeorgeThe Constitutional ClubMeet Mary Rose and Royal George.

With: Mary Rose And Royal George (Non traditional style)

Donation
10:00 to 11:00Songshop : SongwritingThe Cause: The Cause CafeBring a note book (or the back of your beer mat! Learn the secrets of song writing with Walker and Karen Pfeiffer.

With: Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer (Duo)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
10:00 to 11:00Songshop: Homespun from the heartThe Cause: The Cause AuditoriumHomespun from the heart. A collection of songs written or constructed by us. Some of the songs we don't get to do very often.

With: Dave Webber and Anni Fentiman (Duo)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
10:00 to 11:00Squeezebox from ScratchYelde HallHow to play the D/G melodeon for the absolute beginner. No instrument? We have some to borrow! Non- music reader? You don't need to!

With: Squeezebox from Scratch (Ed Rennie & Helena Painting) (Melodeon workshop)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
10:00 to 13:00Corndolly crafts Island Park: Make and Do tentCome have a go at the traditional craft of corn dolly making. This session is ideal for over 8-year-olds. It can be tricky for tiny fingers.

With: Barbara Guthrie (Workshop lead )

Donation
10:00 to 11:00Workshop with Folk friendzyMasonic CentreClog Dancing for beginners (All ages) with Folk Friendzy - clogs, hard soled shoes, taps maybe best. However this doesn’t affect your chance to join

With: Folk Friendzy (Clog, Morris (northwest/border), Rapper, Irish)

Donation
10:30 to 11:30Meet Seven Champs and Seven SistersThe Constitutional ClubThis is your chance to meet two of the finest Molly sides anywhere together, up close and personal.

With: Seven Champions (Molly), Seven Sisters (Molly)

Donation
11:15 to 12:45Festival Band WorkshopTown HallCome and join the Festival Band! Everyone welcome. Music & playlist available: Website.

With: Joshua and Benjamin Rowe, Ali Messer & David Ledsam (Folk dance 2023)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
11:30 to 12:30Workshop with Shropshire BedlamsMasonic CentreJoin Shropshire Bedlams and learn some some of their dances, wear comfy clothes and shoes to dance in.

With: Shropshire Bedlams (Border), Martha Rhoden's Tuppenny Dish (Border)

Donation
12:00 to 13:00Fiddle playing for dancers Old Road Tavern BarnA workshop With Manny Grimsley on mastering the art of playing fiddle for dancers.

With: Manny Grimsley (Musician )

Donation
12:00 to 13:00Meet HammersmithSt Paul's ChurchMeet the world famous Hammersmith Morris.

With: Hammersmith (Cotswold)

Donation
13:15 to 14:15Dulcimer WorkshopOld Road Tavern Barn A workshop with Kerensa on the Dulcimer. Kerensa has a limited number to lend, but you are welcome to bring your own.

With: Kerensa Wright (workshop leader )

Donation
14:00 to 15:30Favourite Dances with the Festival BandNeeldCome and dance to the music of the Festival Band as they play for a mixed programme of dances comprising a selection of well known favourites. (G)

With: Joshua and Benjamin Rowe, Ali Messer & David Ledsam (Folk dance 2023), David & Kathryn Wright (Folk dance 2023)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
14:30 to 15:45Bones WorkshopOld Road Tavern BarnA workshop with Louisa Davies on the rhythmic art of playing the bones, with plenty to lend. Beginners welcome.

With: Louisa Davies (Bones Workshop)

Donation
17:30 to 18:30Finding the confidence to improvise musicallyTown HallA safe & supportive approach for learning to relax, enjoy, and play with the inevitable imperfection of the improvisation process.

With: Marni Rachmiel (Folk dance 2023)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
17:30 to 18:30Scandi music for English ceilidh playersOlympiad: RiverbankTunes will be in D or G. Chris, who runs the London Scandi Session, will post the dots in advance on the group's Facebook page.

With: Chris Dyer (Folk dance 2023)

Weekend or Day tickets Only

Workshops on Monday 29th May 2023
WhenWhatWhereDescriptionPrice
09:30 to 10:30Meet the TeamsThe Constitutional ClubMeet Martha Rhoden's Tuppenny dish and Shropshire Bedlams.

With: Martha Rhoden's Tuppenny Dish (Border), Shropshire Bedlams (Border)

Donation
10:00 to 11:00Harmony WorkshopThe Cause: The Cause AuditoriumJoin festival artists Capella in learning harmonies. Bring your voices and Capella will show you the way.

With: Capella (Duo )

Weekend or Day tickets Only
10:00 to 11:00Squeezebox from ScratchYelde HallHow to play the D/G melodeon for the absolute beginner. No instrument? We have some to borrow! Non- music reader? You don't need to!

With: Squeezebox from Scratch (Ed Rennie & Helena Painting) (Melodeon workshop)

Weekend or Day tickets Only
10:00 to 11:00Seven Sisters Molly WorkshopMasonic CentreCome and have a go at Seven Sisters’ molly dancing; we will be teaching our own dances. No experience is necessary; wear comfy shoes/boots and clothes

With: Seven Sisters (Molly), Seven Champions (Molly)

Donation
11:30 to 12:30Ocarina WorkshopYelde HallAn introduction to the Italian transverse Ocarina. With up to 5 of his ocarinas available to lend.

With: Robert Hickman (Musician and workshop lead )

Donation
11:30 to 12:30Meet the Team - Tower RavensMasonic CentreMeet Tower Ravens rapper team. Test your knowledge of rapper, London and all things avian with Tower Ravens, no shoes/swords required!

With: Tower Ravens (Rapper)

Donation
13:00 to 14:00Guitar Accompaniments WorkshopYelde HallGuitar accompaniments that let the song breathe. All abilities. How to devise an accompaniment that enhances the song and helps the singer to shine.

With: Jeff Gillett (solo)

Weekend or Day tickets Only