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Fiddle with Patsy Reid

Dates: 01/06/19 - 02/06/19
Price: £100 (£80 for students)
Tutor: Patsy Reid
Eiligible for ILA funding: No

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Èist an seo!

From Perthshire, Patsy Reid is a Scottish musician, composer and teacher. 

Since stepping back from super-folk-group, Breabach in 2011, Patsy has been in constant demand as a session player and arranger, animating others’ projects with her unique blend of fiddle and violin playing. A one-woman string quartet, Patsy has contributed violin, viola and cello to recordings by the likes of Zakir Hussain, Donald Shaw, Flook, Kathryn Tickell, and Duncan Chisholm, whilst on stage, she can be found performing with the who’s who of the Scottish folk scene, including Julie Fowlis, Donald Shaw, Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton and Hamish Napier. Having been given her first teaching break at the legendary Taransay Fiddle Camp back in 2002, she has been in high demand as a guest tutor ever since.

Known for getting down to the technical nitty gritty, Patsy combines her experience as a busy fiddle/viola player with her classical training to provide in depth and practical tuition, aimed at those who really want to improve their sound, style and confidence.

Participants will explore the following -

·      Connecting with the bow and articulation

·      Intonation

·      Stylistic fluency

·      Groove & rhythm, accompaniment and supporting theory

All of the above will be delivered via a selection of great Scottish melodies, incorporating workshops and sessions.

Patsy is a trained string and classroom teacher and her qualifications include a 1st Class Honours Degree in Applied Music, a Post Graduate Diploma in Violin Performance and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education with Specialist Strings, both from the Royal Northern College of Music. 

The course will be suitable for advanced fiddle and viola players. Repertoire will be taught by ear, with sheet music and relevant notes available at the end of the week or by request.