Guitar with Innes Watson, on campus
Dates: 16/08/21 - 20/08/21
Price: £260 (£180 for students)
Eiligible for ILA funding: No
Accompanying fiddles whilst keeping it interesting
Focussing on guitarists this workshop is open to fiddles too as tunes will be taught AND accompaniment will be explored!
Open to intermediate players with some years experience - if you know three chords and can use a plectrum it’s up your street - more advanced players very welcome - we can all learn something with Innes’ expert facilitating!
Innes Watson, from Glasgow, is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist with at least fifteen years of contemporary and traditional Scottish music performance, recording, teaching and producing behind him. He grew up in the Scottish Borders in very supportive musical surroundings encouraging an extremely eclectic mix of skills, abilities, interests and accolades that combine to make Innes one of the most highly regarded and sought-after musicians in Scotland today.
He taught at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (having graduated from there with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Scottish Music in 2006) and is a firm favourite for adult and youth learning organisations up and down the UK, Ireland and further afield. He has appeared on at least 42 albums released in Scotland in the last 15 years and has worked with some of the most notable performers in the country. In 2011 he won the title of “Instrumentalist of the Year” at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.
"There are a certain breed of people that stand alone and apart in the creative world, they have the tag - ’the musician’s musician’ - Innes Watson to my mind falls full square into this category.
As well as being outstanding at his craft, one of the finest guitar players of his generation and an incredibly fine fiddle player and singer, Innes for me is a musician’s musician because he has a free spirit and an absolute honesty within his compositions and his music. Nothing is contrived, it is all from inside the heart. “ - Duncan Chisholm