3rd Aberdeen "FluteFling"

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3rd Aberdeen "FluteFling"

FluteFling returns to Aberdeen 1-3 November 2019

The 3rd FluteFling Aberdeen Weekend will take place 1-3 November, with Workshops taking place on Saturday 2nd November once more at Inchgarth Community Centre.

Details last updated 15 September

The weekend will include:
- sessions each day, including performance spots
- a full day of workshops with four tutors
- special guest discussion
- group pre-session meal

Saturday Workshops

The weekend once again centres on a day of workshops on the Saturday. For the first time we will have four tutors and anticipate having a slight departure from our regular format. Expect to be taught by at least three of the tutors.

Suitability: The workshops are intended for simple system wooden flutes in D, Boehm system flutes and whistles and low whistles in D. While not suitable for complete beginners and best for those with at least 1-2 years experience (this can vary), we do welcome those returning to the instruments after a break.

We are delighted to welcome John Gahagan, as a tutor this year for the first time. John is a flute and whistle player and former member of The Battlefield Band, making him one of the longest-serving flute and whistle players in Scotland. As he devotes his time to his art, this is a rare chance to hear and learn from him beyond Glasgow.

Dougie Pincock was keen to be involved again after enjoying last year’s weekend and also performing in an Edinburgh FluteFling concert a few years back. A piper, whistler, flute and piccolo player, Dougie is another former member of The Battlefield Band and also of Kentigern. Dougie is known as a broadcaster and piper, which somehow he manages to fit in alongside his day job as Director of the National Centre of Traditional Music Excellence in Plockton.

Core tutor Sharon Creasey returns to Aberdeen with her experience of playing traditional music on Boehm system flute, piccolo and whistle. Sharon’s teaching is essential for anyone, but particularly for this crossing over into traditional music on the Boehm system flute.

Her extensive knowledge of the music of Fermanagh and interest in digging into old music collections and manuscripts always produces rare and unusual material to the workshops.

Look out for the traditional piccolo duets with Sharon and Dougie in the sessions — can these be the only ones in Scotland?

Edinburgh FluteFling founder Gordon Turnbull makes up the foursome. Gordon will be returning to Aberdeen with his interest in different styles, techniques and expression, in particular with puirt à beul (Gaelic mouth music) on the flute and whistle, older melodies and tune types.


Expect sessions, food, good company, good music and kindred spirits in flute and whistle.

After piloting a session tune list in Edinburgh 2019, there will be one for Aberdeen too. This will be made accessible in good time and allow everyone attending — including non flute and whistle players! — to feel included.

Tickets will go on sale very soon. Numbers have been very strong in previous years and it is likely to be the same this year, so book early. Hope to see you there!

More info: http://www.flutefling.co.uk/scottish-flute-weekends/flutefling-aberdeen-weekend-2019/

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Our very own Kenny Hadden will also be teaching this year. Both Kenny and Dougie Pincock will be offering 1-1 tuition. John Gahagan, Sharon Creasy and Gordon Turnbull will be teaching group classes.

Tickets available on Brown Paper Tickets