'The Music in the Fiddle' with Charlie Mckerron
Dates: 13/08/18 - 17/08/18
Price: £260 (£180 for students)
This course is an excellent opportunity to spend a week with one of the true masters of Scottish fiddle playing and as such it is ideally suited for students competent at playing at least intermediate level and above. The course will look at learning melodies by ear, improving techniques and rhythms, with a special emphasis on harmony to make the experience as musical as possible. Sheet music will be issued for all tunes featured in the weeks program and participants are advised to bring their own instrument with them. This course is suitable for intermediate to advanced fiddle players, who are able to play a range of tunes at a good pace with some varying bowing and ornamentation techniques. A reasonable knowledge of the various Scottish tune types and comfortable playing in the common keys or above.
There’s space for up to 20 people on the course – to ensure your place please book early!
Charlie McKerron has been a major figure in the traditional music scene since the early 1980’s and is internationally regarded as one of Scotland's finest fiddlers. He is a key member of the highly successful Capercaillie but has collaborated with many other musicians and played with other noted bands such as SessionA9. Charlie was brought up with the Northeast fiddle tradition learning from his father and Great uncle but has immersed himself in the Gaelic tradition with Capercaillie and in doing so has helped to bring this music to high acclaim on the International stage.
For more information on Charlie McKerron and Session A9, please click here.