Workshops for 2018

All Workshops are free.

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Workshops on Saturday 9th June 2018
WhenWhatWhereDescription
10:00 to 11:30Tibetan Workshop: Music, Dance and Monastic CulturePriest's House Museum Garden RoomTibetan workshop: Music, Dance, Costume, Monastic Debate and Mudras (hand gestures to aid meditation) Limited Space visit TIC to book place.

With: Tashi Lhunpo Monks (International, Tibetan) 

10:00 to 11:00Broom Dance WorkshopHigh Street SalamanderBroom dances were once performed by individuals all over the country. Great fun for children of all ages. You'll be surprised how quickly you learn.

With: Folk Active (Workshops) 

10:30 to 12:30Festival Workshop & instrument tryoutWillow Walk With: Folk Orc 
11:00 to 12:00Family Longsword Dance WorkshopHigh Street SalamanderLongsword dance workshop for children (minimum age 7) and adults as well. Hosted by Forty Foot Sword. No experience required.

With: Forty Foot Sword (Longsword) 

11:00 to 12:30Fluency in Your Tin Whistle PlayingAllendale House (Small Room upstairs)Aimed at whistle players but other tune players welcome. Some knowledge of whistle playing desired.

With: Ford Collier (The Drystones)

11:00 to 12:30Storytelling WorkshopLibraryWhether you want to learn to tell stories, or to gain confidence talking in front of an audience, this short, but fun workshop will meet your needs.

With: Madeleine Grantham

11:30 to 12:30Mini MelodeonsModel Town Sensory GardenMelodeons are great morris instruments. This children's workshop uses mini instruments, which are easy to play. In Hanham Room (Model town) if wet.

With: Folk Active (Workshops) 

13:00 to 14:00FiddleAllendale House (Small Room upstairs)Turning a tune into a performance, essential skills and techniques for beginners. Basic understanding of bowing and fingering desired.

With: Alex Garden (The Drystones)

14:00 to 15:00Song WritingAllendale House (Large Room Upstairs)Ian W Brown gives an insight into his success as a song writer and how the one rule is, there are no rules.

With: Ian Brown

14:00 to 14:45Mandolin WorkshopWillow Walk With: Folk Orc 
14:15 to 15:15Harmony SingingAllendale House (Small Room upstairs)Question and answer session. Suitable for all ages and abilities - come along and join in!

With: The Teacups

15:30 to 16:30Step Dance For AllHigh Street Salamander"Drumming with your feet." Stepping or step dancing is the original street dance and the ancestor of tap dancing. Children will love this workshop.

With: Folk Active (Workshops) 

16:45 to 17:45Beginners Anglo (Irish) ConcertinaAllendale House (Small Room upstairs)This workshop will help you to get started with the Concertina. Bring a c/g anglo if you have one, although we will have spares for you to try.

With: Jack Burnaby

17:00 to 18:00Border Morris WorkshopCrownmeadThe Border Morris workshop is always a popular way to end the day on Saturday. No experience needed. Just come, pick up a stick, and enjoy!

With: Hobo's Morris (Border) 

Workshops on Sunday 10th June 2018
WhenWhatWhereDescription
10:00 to 11:00New Forest Step DanceAllendale Centre Main HallThis workshop will focus on the local step dance tradition, including dances collected in the New Forest one hundred years ago from Romany families.

With: Folk Active (Workshops) 

10:30 to 12:00Longsword Dance Workshop - adultsHigh Street SalamanderAdult Longsword Workshop, hosted by Forty Foot Sword. Learn a traditional dance from Yorkshire. Beginners Welcome.

With: Forty Foot Sword (Longsword) 

10:30 to 12:30Festival Workshop & instrument tryoutWillow Walk With: Folk Orc 
10:45 to 11:30Popup Choir Allendale House (Small Room upstairs)Learn a song in 4-part harmony to perform at 11.30.

With: Alsion Frosdick

11:00 to 12:00Introduction to the Hammer Dulcimer and Hurdy GurdyAllendale House (Large Room Upstairs)Damian will introduce and demonstrate some of the features of both of these folk instruments.

With: Damian Clarke

11:30 to 12:30Tunes from County AntrimAllendale House (Small Room upstairs)There are a lot of great tunes written by players from Rowan's home area that arenít heard anywhere else. Aimed at intermediate players and upwards.

With: Rowan Leslie

12:00 to 13:00Step Dance For AllHigh Street Salamander"Drumming with your feet." Stepping or step dancing is the original street dance and the ancestor of tap dancing. Children will love this workshop.

With: Folk Active (Workshops) 

13:00 to 14:00Make MusicAllendale House (Small Room upstairs)With: The Hut People
13:30 to 14:30Rapper WorkshopHigh Street SalamanderThe fabulous Northgate rapper team will teach you some rapper moves. Rapper sword dancing is fast, flexible and definitely not for the faint-hearted.

With: Northgate Rapper (Rapper) 

13:30 to 14:30Songs & Lore of the SeaAllendale House (Large Room Upstairs)From shanties to the environment. Particularly for adults accompanied by children

With: Tom Lewis

14:00 to 15:00MaypoleMinster GreenWhat could be more English than maypole dancing on the Green? A perennial favourite with children, but adults are also welcome to join in.

With: Folk Active (Workshops) 

14:30 to 15:00Cotswold Jig WorkshopHigh Street SalamanderA gentle introduction to the traditional Cotswold jig. It's harder than it looks, but the Knights of King Ina are expert teachers!

With: Knights of King Ina (Jigs) 

15:00 to 16:00Tibetan Workshop: Music, Dance and Monastic CulturePriest's House Museum Garden RoomTibetan Workshop: Music, Dance, Costume, Monastic Debate and Mudras (hand gestures to aid meditation) Limited Space visit TIC to book place.

With: Tashi Lhunpo Monks (International, Tibetan) 

16:30 to 17:30BodranAllendale House (Small Room upstairs)With John Ward