Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
In 2016, Sabhal Mòr is celebrating 30 years of hosting its annual fiddle camp with world-renowned Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and American cellist Natalie Haas.
The camp holds the unique honour of being the only one taught by Alasdair in the whole of the UK, and each year, students from Scotland and around the globe return to join Aladair and Natalie in creating a unique experience on the Isle of Skye.
TUTORS FOR 2016 (30th YEAR) ARE...
- Alasdair Fraser (Course Director)
- Ciarán Ó Mhaonaigh
- Adam Sutherland
- Louise MacKenzie (Beginners fiddle)
- Chris Stone (Ensemble & Private group lessons)
- Sarah Naylor (special topics – fiddle, language, vocables, local knowledge)
The week is an energising and creative one, with several class levels supported by Alasdair, Natalie and their experienced and encouraging fellow tutors. The week includes not just classes, but a range of unique workshops, lively performances and the opportunity to get to know other musicians and participate in groupwork for all abilities. Classes are held daily and concerts are enjoyed nightly, with a huge final cèilidh on the last night of the week.
If staying at the College, we recommend arriving here on the evening of Friday the 22nd of July to give you a chance to socialise and settle in for this intensive week’s instruction. The course opens with registration and a welcome from Alasdair on the afternoon of Saturday 23rd followed by an informal familiarization session with Alasdair and Natalie. You will meet the course tutors and be introduced to some of the tunes you will be covering over the week, and It is usually at this stage that you will be briefed on the different levels of learning to find the one that is right for you.
Sheet music may be distributed as an aid, but much of the learning is by ear and this method may influence the level you select. Most abilities will be catered for, although it is expected that students will have at least a basic knowledge of fiddle/cello.
Formal instruction will begin in the classrooms on Sunday the morning of the 24th, supplemented by workshops in the afternoon and evening activities that take advantage of the unique camaraderie that evolves in the camp throughout the week.
The course culminates in a course buffet and cèilidh on Thursday where the students can perform the groupwork they have been doing that week, and/or as individuals.
The course ends on Friday the 29th with a final concert with students and staff, followed by another final cèilidh - which usually ends in the early hours of Saturday morning!
We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment as this course is always oversubscribed. Accommodation is limited and although camping is permitted, please note that we are not a registered campsite.
For further information about camping, college accommodation and other local accommodation please click here.
We are happy to discuss flexibility in arranging payment. Please speak to us at 0141 888 240/246 or contact us by email at email@example.com.
23rd July 2016
£300 adult / £200 student
* This course is now fully booked and no more places are available. Please let us know if you would like to be added to our waiting list. For further information about accommodation in the area, please have a look at our website here.