The 3rd FluteFling Scottish Flute Day

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“The 3rd FluteFling Scottish Flute Day”

As part of the 2016 "TradFest" in Edinburgh, [ between 27th April and 8th May ], we’re bringing back the Edinburgh "FluteFling" Scottish Flute Day on Saturday 7th May, between 9.30am - 4.30pm in the Old Parish Church Hall, Bellfield Street, Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2BP.
As in the previous 2 years, a one-day series of workshops is planned to explore and develop ways of playing Scottish traditional music on the flute, covering different styles and tunes, technique, decoration, breathing, phrasing, tone production and history.
Students will attend classes from 3 tutors : returning are Sharon Creasey from Glasgow [ Boehm-system flute ], and Kenny Hadden from Aberdeen [ simple-system, keyed or un-keyed flute ], and we are delighted in this, our third year, to welcome Tom Oakes as our third tutor [ also simple-system flute ]. As well as the day’s classes, we are in the process of organising very informal sessions for the Friday and Saturday evenings, and also Sunday early afternoon to which all students are invited.
We are also very pleased, and indeed honoured, to be having as a special guest, "The Boys Of The Lough’s" own Cathal McConnell, who will talk about his life and music as a flute and whistle player, and no doubt play a few tunes for us.

It would be great to meet up with any "session.org-ers", so please join us. If anyone requires any further information, feel free to contact me by Private Message through this website, and I’ll do my best to answer any queries.

The link to the "Tradfest" site is here :

www.tracscotland.org/tradfest

and bookings for the "FluteFling" can now be made through their website.

Updated details from the "FluteFling" website below :

http://www.flutefling.co.uk/workshops/scottish-flute-day-2016/

We are very grateful to have received help in funding this event from "Creative Scotland" through their "Tasgadh" funding stream, administered by "Feisean nan Gaidheal".

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Re: The 3rd FluteFling Scottish Flute Day

Envious! It sounds wonderful. I wish I could be there for it. In my absence, best of luck! But I have no doubt it will go well… ~ ‘c’

Re: The 3rd FluteFling Scottish Flute Day

Date: Saturday 7 May | 09.30-16.30 (arrival from 09.00)

Tickets: £30 (£25 concessions) (not £35/£30 as previously published)

Venue: Portobello Old Parish Church, Bellfield Street, Portobello EH15 2BP.

!!! ~ Numbers are once more limited to 45, so book early to be sure of a place. Booking will be through the Tradfest website.