Yscolan Tune School

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Yscolan Tune School

A weekend of learning tunes from local Welsh traditions for 10 musicians, in the beautiful setting of north Pembrokeshire with musician and founder member of fernhill Ceri Rhys Matthews. The emphasis will be on melody & will cover airs as well as the broad range of dance-tune types from jigs, hornpipes, & reels; to older forms including triple time music such as hop jigs, slip jigs, and 3/2 polkas, reels & hornpipes.

Ceri will be teaching a neglected repertoire by ear. No sheet music will be supplied, but students are encouraged to bring their own recording devices, including manuscript.

The weekend is open to any type of melody instrument, and the ability to play by ear is a minimum requirement. Players will not be graded into beginners, intermediate etc., and we will learn together at our own pace. Slow & fast learners will deal with different practical problems together, for example; faster learners will look at phrasing, rhythmic nuance, improvisation etc., while slower learners will deal with landing points in the tunes, & how melody & rhythm coincide. The aim will be to play together as much as possible and to broaden our tune repertoire.

All food will be provided & Julie Murphy will cook for us. All dietary requirements are catered for. Bring your own alcohol.

Cost £175 inclusive. To book, please email ceri.matho@me.com ‘yscolan tune school’ . A non refundable deposit of £75 is needed to secure a place. This tune school is hot on the heels of the last one, because it was over-subscribed. Places are limited to 10 per school.

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