T11 Lullabies - The Darker Side

5-days from Sat 6th to Wed 10th April - 9:00am

Merchiston Courses - Classroom Space


Lullabies are not all sweetness and light – but they are all beautiful. These lullabies have darker themes in their textual content, representing the world of the mother and reflective of the times and situations in which she finds herself, but all have haunting melodies to play and are beautiful songs to sing. Irene will teach a selection of these lullabies from Scotland and around the world which she has arranged for the harp.  She will also place the lullabies in context by explaining a little of their origin and background. Words will be provided as well as music for those who like to sing, but singing is not a requirement of this course.

Tutor: Irene Watt - Irene is a singer, harper, workshop leader and an educationalist. She has a PhD in Ethnomusicology and Folklore and teaches and lecturers for The Elphinstone Institute at Aberdeen University as well as the North East Hub of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is choir director for two award winning choirs and also Convenor for the North East Scotland Branch of the Clarsach Society.

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