Sunday 28 July - Saturday 3 August
Pete Cooper, Harald Haugaard,
Kevin Henderson, Helene Blum, Antti Järvelä etc. Harald Haugaard’s International Summer School
North Frisia, Germany www.haugaardsfiddleschool.com
Saturday 10 August - Friday 16 August Pete Cooper & Richard Bolton
‘English Roots: Fiddle & Cello Tunes, 1651 - 2013’ Dartington International Summer School www.dartington.org/summer-school
10.00-11.20am Monday 19 August Intermediate Fiddle Workshop Pete Cooper
Conservative Club bar Whitby Folk Week www.whitbyfolk.co.uk
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 2013
Wednesday evenings from 11 September - 11 December
(half-term break 30 October)
Pete teaches tunes by ear. Feel free to bring a recording device. Written music is emailed for home study, but not generally used in class - the core experience is learning by ear and playing by heart. Previous folk experience not required. Just turn up on the first night to enrol or, to reserve a place, email email@example.com.
If you're new to Pete's classes, come for a free session to see what it's like - bring your fiddle. If you decide to join, you can sign up and pay the next week.
There are two ability levels, Basic-plus and Intermediate.
Fiddle Music of Britain and Ireland Basic-plus (Grade 2-3?)
Learn traditional jigs, marches, reels, polkas, hornpipes etc. from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and develop your listening and playing skills. Not for beginners, but if you can play simple tunes or pieces with reasonable rhythm and tone, at least on a good day, find your way around the scales and arpeggios of A, D and G and know the names of the notes, this could be for you. Cost: £85.00 (concessions £60.00)
American Old Time Fiddle Intermediate (Grade 4 & above?)
For intermediate, new-to-folk and advanced level players. Learn a new tune each week from this rich tradition. 'The heartlands of Old Time music lie across the South, particularly in the southern Appalachian Mountains,' writes Pete in his book/CD 'American Old Time Fiddle Tunes' (Schott ED 13236). 'With regard to bowing, it is probably as far removed from classical violin as you can get without falling off the edge of the known universe.' Cost: £125.00 (concessions £85.00)
Pete’s teaching, ‘seems to somehow highspeed and hardwire the music into the brain’ (Sheila Hill, The Guardian).
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: £48.00 per one-hour lesson, £24.00 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.
13-15 September Rattle on the Stovepipe Sweet Sunny South
Fairlight Lodge Hotel
Hastings, East Sussex TN35 5DR www.sweetsunnysouth.co.uk
11.00am-5.00pm Sunday 22 September 2013 Traditional Music Making Dursley Town Hall
“The rhythms and modes of traditional fiddle music vary greatly from one tradition to another. In this practical workshop Pete will highlight the differences by teaching some outstanding tunes from both Britain and Eastern Europe”
Information: 01453 519243
07766 447804 www.traditionalmusicmaking.org.uk/
18-20 October Pete Cooper
Fiddle Music of Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Sunday 27 October
10.00am - 5.00pm South London Fiddle Workshop
with Pete Cooper
13 St Faith's Road
For details please contact: email@example.com
tel 07891 561683
11.00am Saturday 2 November Dance Around the World Cecil Sharp House www.datw.org.uk