Saturday 11th February 2012
The New Essex Harmony
New Songs in Old Traditions
A workshop devoted to exploring Mick's collection of 50 shape note/west gallery style songs, composed over a 15-year period and pulished in February 2011. The workshop takes place at Harwich Town Sailing Club and includes a light lunch at the New Bell Inn (just around the corner). Loaner copies of The New Essex Harmony will be available on the day.
Individual Workshop Ticket £20 (Youth £16)
(Special Early Bird price £15/ Youth £12 available until 4/2/12)
Saturdays 18th February,
3rd March and 31st March 2012
Jumping on the Bandwagon!
New and old tunes for sessions and performances
A series of workshops for musicians focussing on the skills required for playing in pub sessions - learning tunes, developing accompaniments and arrangements, and also taking a look at how to join in with songs. It is not necessary to attend all three workshops but they are intended to run as a series in terms of repertoire and learning outcomes.
Workshop 1 - Learning Tunes: Lines, Dots and Playing by Ear
Workshop 2 - Making Music: Melody, Harmony, Accompaniment
Workshop 3 - Sets and Arrangements: Putting It All Together
Individual Workshop Day Ticket £20 (Youth £16)
Advance Ticket for all three workshops (available until 11/11/12) £45 (Youth £36)
In 2010/11, our winter workshops explored the west gallery and shape note traditions:
The West Gallery and Shape Note Traditions - An Introduction
West Gallery Carols
Plain Tunes and Fuging Tunes - Reforming "The Old Way of Singing"
West Gallery and Shape Note Anthems
Renewal - New Compositions in the West Gallery and Shape Note Traditions
Arise and Hail - More West Gallery and Shape Note Carols