Sunday 27 July - Saturday 2 August
Pete Cooper will be teaching/ performing at Harald Haugaard's International Summer School
Breklum, North Frisia, Germany website
Saturday 16 - Friday 22 August Rattle on the Stovepipe
workshops at Whitby Folk Week website
Saturday 30 August Pete Cooper fiddle workshops at Centre 70 Wallingford Bunkfest
9.00 - 10.30am Fiddle for Violinists (All)
11.00 - 12.30 American Old Time Fiddle (Int./ Adv.)
2.00 - 3.30 Irish Fiddle (Int./ Adv.) website
Sunday 31 August Pete Cooper fiddle workshops at Centre 70 Wallingford Bunkfest
9.00 - 10.00am Irish & American Fiddle (under 12s, grade 2 - 5)
10.30 - 12.00 American Old Time Fiddle (Int./ Adv.)
2.00 - 3.30 Stringband Fiddling (improvers/ Int.)
4.15 - 5.00 Music Workshop Showcase, Main Stage website
10.00am - 5.00pm Sunday 7 September
Pete Cooper South London Workshop for Fiddles etc.
(Intermediate Level - mixed instruments)
13 St Faith's Road
For details please contact: hilarywaterfield (at) gmail.com
tel 07891 561683
london fiddle school Practical Fiddle Classes in Traditional Fiddle with Pete Cooper Cecil Sharp House
2 Regent’s Park Road
London NW1 7AY
Two 13-week courses for Autumn 2014
1. Fiddle Music of Britain and Ireland etc Basic-plus Level (Grade 2 or equivalent - see below)
Wednesday evenings, 6.30-7.45pm 10 September- 10 December
(half term break 29 October)
Learn traditional jigs, reels, polkas, hornpipes etc. from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and elsewhere - and play them by heart! Pete teaches a new tune each week by ear, focusing on good rhythm, bowing and intonation. The course is for less experienced players, though NOT for complete beginners. (Sorry, beginners! Pete is happy to teach fiddle from scratch, but only in individual lessons.) You should already be able to play simple tunes, be fluent in the scales and arpeggios of A, D and G and know the names of the notes in first position. Written music is emailed to participants, but not used in class. Just turn up on the first night to enrol or, to reserve a place in advance, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 020 8340 7760.
If you're new to Pete's classes, come for a free session to see what it's like - bring your instrument. If you decide to join, sign up and pay for the course the next week. Cost: £112.00 (concessions £80.00)
2. Scandinavian & Eastern European Fiddle Intermediate Level
Wednesday evenings, 8.00-9.30pm 10 September- 10 December
(half term break 29 October)
A friendly class for intermediate, new-to-folk and advanced level players, exploring the repertoire and styles of these two regions, both immensely rich in musical traditions. Pete teaches by ear. Written music is emailed to participants, but in the class we play by heart. Just turn up on the first night to enrol or, to reserve a place in advance, email email@example.com or call him on 020 8340 7760.
If you're new to Pete's classes, come for a free session to see what it's like - bring your instrument. If you decide to join, sign up and pay for the course the next week. Cost: £135.00 (concessions £95.00)
Pete’s teaching, ‘seems to somehow highspeed and hardwire the music into the brain’ (Sheila Hill, The Guardian).
10.00am - 3.45 pm, Saturday 13 September Pete Cooper workshop
(for age 11 - 18 years)
Folk Fiddle Music of the British Isles Jersey Academy of Music website
10.00am - 1.00pm, Sunday 14 September Pete Cooper workshop
For all violinists, violists and cellists (approx. grade 3 and above)
Folk Fiddle Music of the British Isles
Jersey Academy of Music website
Saturday 20 September Hibernia Club, Bristol
Details: Jill Elliot
tel 01275 847909
11.00am-5.00pm Sunday 21 September Pete Cooper Fiddle Workshop
'Anglo-Polish Connections' Dursley Town Hall
In this, his third workshop at Traditional Music Making, Pete will explore fiddle music's exciting Anglo-Polish connection, teaching mazurkas, polkas and brigands' dances from 'the old country', as well as a new tune of his own, Angel's Waltz, inspired by that rich tradition.
Information: 01453 519243
07766 447804 website
Friday 3 - Sunday 5 October Pete Cooper
Fiddle Music of Ireland, Scotland and Wales Benslow Music
Pete teaches fiddle (and mandolin) on weekdays and weekday evenings at 3 Astra House, 53 Mount Pleasant Villas, Stroud Green, London N4 4HB. Total beginners and near beginners welcome, as are basic level, intermediate, new-to-folk and advanced players, including children (generally aged nine or above).
Cost: £50.00 per one-hour lesson, £25.00 per half-hour.
You may wish to bring along a recording device; Pete also has written music available. Inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call him: landline 020 8340 7760 or mobile 07960 329527
Getting to Astra House You can bring your bicycle into the hallway. There's free street parking for cars, except noon to 2.00pm when you can park round the back. Public Transport: Take the Wells Terrace exit from Finsbury Park overground/ London Underground (Victoria & Piccadilly lines) station. It's a brisk fifteen minute walk to Astra House, or take the W3 or W7 bus. Get off the W3 at Ossian Road stop, walk down Ossian Road to the T-junction at the end and turn right up the hill. Or get off the W7 before the top of Crouch Hill, turn right along Mountview Road, then first right down Mount Pleasant Villas. From Crouch Hill overground rail station walk up Crouch Hill, turn right on Blythwood Road and left up Mount Pleasant Villas. Lost? Pete doesn't pick the phone while teaching, but try calling him anyway on 020 8340 7760, or text 07960 329527.