T15 Strathspey Away

5-days from Sat 6th to Wed 10th April - 1:00pm

Merchiston Courses - Classroom Space


We will explore melody playing in Scottish dance music starting with a mid-paced march, delving into the bounce and snap that are fundamental to the Strathspey and building up to some brisk jigs and reels by the end. You will also learn some different ways to incorporate ornamentation and build your tunes up into sets as well as looking at accompaniment ideas.

Tutor: Gillian Fleetwood - Gillian cut her teeth playing traditional music in her hometown of Inverness. She has released two critically acclaimed albums with The Duplets, a further three albums with State Broadcasters (“I recommend it very, very highly to you.” Ricky Ross – Radio Scotland). Gillian is also working in collaboration with Henry & Fleetwood who make music rooted in places, nature and experimentation. Gillian is also an adjudicator and an examiner for the RCS Traditional Music Grade Exams.

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