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In place of physical Celtic Connections workshops, GFW have 18 online events over 3 weekends during January.

Tickets at £10 per event, plus booking fee, are available now using the Eventbrite links below each class description.

Sat 16th Jan Instrument Content
Sat 16th Jan  Whistle For Early Level Players
10:30-12:00 Whistle (D) Learn a couple of simple common session tunes at an easy going pace. We'll cover some basic ornamentation and look at some ideas for variations in the tunes. All of these things put together will show you how to make these traditional melodies sound alive and exciting!
Tutor Sean Gray Click here for link to Eventbrite ticketing
Sat 16th Jan  Nigel’s Big Session For Improver Players of over a year
13:00-14:30 Mixed Instrument Session In this workshop we’ll not only learn a couple of tunes but we will examine them to see what makes them tick, and explore what learning one tune can teach us about learning others.
Tutor Nigel Gatherer Click here for link to Eventbrite ticketing
Sat 16th Jan  Ukulele School A For Improver Players
15:30-17:00 Tips & Techniques A workshop with a lot of little things to add to your enjoyment in playing the Ukulele. A strum, a shuffle, a line, a lick will add that bit of magic and lift your playing above your current standard.
Tutor Finlay Allison Click here for link to Eventbrite ticketing
Sun 17th Jan Instrument Content
Sun 17th Jan   5-String Banjo For All 5-String Banjo Players
10:30-12:00 Introduction to Bluegrass Banjo Picking Styles A fun Bluegrass workshop with Garry, demonstrating various picking styles including The 3 Finger Earl Scruggs style and much more. Get a thumbpick and two finger picks and you’re all set to play along!
Tutor Garry McFadden Click here for link to Eventbrite ticketing
Sun 17th Jan   Fiddle Class A For Upper Intermediate/Advanced players
13:00-14:30 Strathspeys - in many styles "Strathspeys - one tune type - many styles” One the most diverse tune types around, delve into a variety of Strathspey styles from North East to Highland to Perthshire and Cape Breton. With practical advice on how to play Strathspeys in a variety of ways using sections of several tunes.
Tutor Daniel Thorpe Click here for link to Eventbrite ticketing
Sun 17th Jan  Fiddle Class B For Upper Intermediate / Advanced Players
15:30-17:00 Beyond the Tune A session on creating a toolbox for how to approach tunes, including how to make a melody more musical using dynamics, tonal and rhythm changes, harmonies and chords.
Tutor Emma Tomlinson Click here for link to Eventbrite ticketing
Sat 23rd Jan Instrument Content
Sat 23rd Jan   Guitar For Early Level Players
10:30-12:00 with Learn how to play along to a folk song or melody in a variety of ways. We'll cover the basic chords and strumming patterns as well as adding some simple variations on both to make for some interesting arrangements.
Tutor Sean Grey Click here for link to Eventbrite ticketing
Sat 23rd Jan  Ceilidh Band For Improver and above Players
13:00-14:30 with A typical programme of basic dances used at a Ceilidh. Suitable tunes and music with Melody and Chords for each Dance.
Tutor John Carmichael Click here for link to Eventbrite ticketing
Sat 23rd Jan  Ukulele School B For Early Level Players
15:30-17:00 First Steps In Ukulele
Even if you only know a very few chords you can raise your game with this fun workshop for players at an early stage of playing
Tutor Finlay Allison Click here for link to Eventbrite ticketing
Sun 24th Jan Instrument Content
Sun 24th Jan   Cello For All Cello Players
10:30-12:00 with Have you ever wanted to make up your own bass line to play along with your tune playing pals? Come and learn some tools and tricks for stitching together a bass line for traditional tunes. We will talk chords and rhythmic patterns and some golden rules of accompaniment
Tutor Trish Strain Click here for link to Eventbrite ticketing
 Sun 24th Jan  Fiddle Class C For Intermediate Players
13:00-14:30 Jigs & Reels Some of the most fun tunes to play are the fast ones.....learn how to improve your speed, rhythm and timing whilst learning a couple of new tunes!
Tutor Daniel Thorpe Click here for link to Eventbrite ticketing
Sun 24th Jan  Fiddle Class D For Intermediate and above Players
15:30-17:00 Fiddle Gym Fiddle Technique and Healthy Practise. Topics will include, how to relax when playing, connecting with your bow, tuning exercises and how to improve your tone as well as more advanced techniques such as vibrato and shifting positions.
Tutor Emma Tomlinson Click here for link to Eventbrite ticketing
Sat 30th Jan Instrument Content
Sat 30th Jan  Mandolin For Intermediate Players (all welcome)
10:30-12:00 With
In this one-off workshop Laura-Beth will teach a popular tune from the exciting modern Glasgow session repertoire. This will include mandolin techniques and accompaniment styles along the way. Aimed at intermediate level learners, but all welcome.
Tutor Laura-Beth Salter Click here for link to Eventbrite ticketing
Sat 30th Jan   Tenor (4-string) Banjo For Intermediate Players
13:00-14:30 in GDAE tuning From old pipe jigs to newly composed reels, this workshop will offer practical advice from Celine on playing techniques and ornamentation. 
Tutor Celine Donoghue Click here for link to Eventbrite ticketing
Sat 30th Jan   Ukulele School C For Intermediate Players
15:30-17:00 One Step Beyond; Higher Up the Fingerboard
Chord voicings can change the mood and colour of your music. This workshop for confident players will open up the potential of your ukulele and take you out of the first position and up to the dusty end of the fingerboard.
Tutor Finlay Allison Click here for link to Eventbrite ticketing
Sun 31st Jan  Instrument Content
Sun 31st Jan   Ukulele For Improver Players
10:30-12:00 Strum & Sing An easy and fun singalong session with the chance to play the chords you know with the songs you know. Amy and Brodie, two exciting young ukulele tutors will lead you through an enjoyable programme of great songs with chords on screen as you play.
Tutor Amy & Brodie Click here for link to Eventbrite ticketing
 Sun 31st Jan  Fiddle Class E For Beginner / Improver Players
13:00-14:30 Build your Confidence Learning fiddle can be a daunting experience and a difficult journey.....come and join in to build your confidence and learn some simple tunes alongside practical techniques to improve your playing and therefore (hopefully!) your enjoyment.
Tutor Daniel Thorpe Click here for link to Eventbrite ticketing
Sun 31st Jan   Fiddle Class F For Intermediate and above Players
15:30-17:00 “C” String Club Tunes for Violas and 'Cellos – Learn how to adapt tunes to fit your instrument, how to accompany, as well as tips on finding tunes that work well for instruments with a C string.
Tutor Emma Tomlinson Click here for link to Eventbrite ticketing

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