The Camperdown Robert Burns Scottish Festival presents three days of fabulous workshops at a Winter Music School on July 3rd, 4th and 5th. Peter Daffy, Musical Director said “Some of Australia’s finest tutors will be in town conducting a range of workshops” There are a range of lessons for beginners in pipes and drums, Scottish country dancing and community choir and the instrumental workshops for mandolin, bouzouki, fiddle and concertina will be tailored to suit intermediate to experienced musicians.
The focus is traditional Celtic tunes and songs accompaniment. Scottish country dance lessons will be run in the late afternoons with the junior choir and informal sessions will be run in the evenings along with the senior choir. Some come and try piping and drumming lessons are available for a small fee on the Friday. Workshops start at $10.00 and full registration for the three days just $60.00 for Adults and $30.00 for under 18 years.
A PVC concert whistle building workshops also runs on Friday (additional fee of $45.00 for Adults and Under 18’s $20.00)
The three day Winter Music School will have a concert on the Friday 5th July where students can perform at the Burns Schools Concert.
Dr John Menzies OAM, Chairperson of the festival said “this is a new feature of the festival kicking off during the school holidays July 3rd – 5th July with 3 days of Music Workshops featuring our festival musicians, Claire Patti, Luke Plumb, Fiddle, Kate Burke, Geoff McArthur, make a concert PVC whistle with Andy Rigby, Pipes and Drumming workshop with Donald Blair and Peter Moir, Bellow Pipes with Merran Moir and Country Scottish Country Dancing workshops”. Bookings essential and individual pricing and details of classes on the festival website.
For more information please contact Festival Co-ordinator Catherine O’Flynn on 0407 056 126