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Accordion with Addie Harper & Stephanie Harper

Dates: 09/07/18 - 13/07/18
Price: £260 (£180 for students)
Tutor: Addie Harper Jnr, Stephanie Harper
Eiligible for ILA funding: No

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In this 5 day course for all abilities, you will have the opportunity to learn tunes, techniques, harmonies and chords from Caithness virtuoso Addie Harper Jnr.  Addie is in regular demand as a tutor and performer throughout Scotland and beyond, and he has become a firm favourite of the SMO Summer Short Courses.

Addie hails from a renowned musical family, and those who take his course find he creates a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere, enjoying his calm instruction and patience and as such, he regularly draws students from all quarters. This year, welcome Stephanie, Addie’s daughter as a support-tutor. Stephanie is currently involved in work with schools throughout the north of Scotland with Fèis Rois.

As part of the course, students are expected to perform together at the Thursday night cèilidh at the College, and although some may find this daunting, Addie ensures that everyone, who wants to, can take part on stage with the group regardless of ability.

As this course runs the same week as the Button Box course at SMO, with Fergie MacDonald and Robert Nairn, there will be plenty of opportunity to play with other box players and indeed a chance to hear three of Scotland’s finest musicians in a special night of music during the course week.