Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Latest from Sore Fingers October Weekend

John Wirtz of Sore Fingers Summer Schools reports:

This is a residential weekend of bluegrass and old-time workshops. The full lineup of classes is as follows:

Autoharp: June Maugery
Bluegrass banjo: Rod Jackson
Dobro: Martin Froud
Guitar: Paul Hill
Bluegrass fiddle: Ian Nicholls
Mandolin: Rex Preston
Bass: Bill Crampton
Old time banjo: Sara Grey
Old time fiddle: Dave Proctor
Singing: Roland Emmanuel

There is plenty of space on all classes except bluegrass banjo, for which a waiting list is being held. If we get enough overflow bookings we may get an additional instructor to assist Rod.

Courses are at the usual place, Kingham Hill School; arrive Friday 22 for workshops Saturday 23-Sunday 24 October 2010. Arriving by Friday evening 22 Oct. and leaving Sunday 24 Oct. means there's ONLY 23 DAYS TO GO.

Old time fiddle really needs some students. It's surprising the takeup has not been better with Dave Proctor teaching. He's a great player and good teacher too. It has taken a couple of years to get him here as he's a busy man. We may not get another chance in a hurry.

As usual, the lineup is brilliant with a choice selection of the best players and teachers in the UK ready to pass on their knowledge. We will also be running the now popular Music theory elective too. Please see this link for more details. All that and the great fun everyone has at Kingham around Halloween. How could you miss it!

Could you please get your booking in ASAP. If you leave it to the last minute, confusion can arise on arrival day because we don't have enough time to process it properly! If you have more queries please e-mail.