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Teaching Traditional Music in Glasgow

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Glasgow Folk-music Workshop

GFW offers classes teaching a variety of musical instruments and song, mainly through the medium of traditional Scottish music.

We have an extensive group of professional and semi-professional tutors who are highly experienced performers and educators. Many are award winning musicians, recognised in the traditional genre.

Throughout the year we also run Come-and-Try sessions and Workshops in various places, to encourage wider participation and support of Traditional Music.

All GFW classes are held in Glasgow Kelvin College, John Wheatley Building, G31 3SR

GFW is a registered Scottish Charity SC029502

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The Classes

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GFW
Junior
Classes

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accordion improvers

Accordion

Available
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Banjo Tenor

Banjo
Tenor

Available
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String banjo monday

Banjo
5-String

Available
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Traditional Irish bodhran and stick on wooden table

Bodhran

Available
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Musicians on stage in a small bar

Ceilidh
Band

Available
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A female musician playing the cello.

Cello

Available
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Fiddle player at the weekend

Fiddle

Available
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Guitar

Available
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Mandolin

Available
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Mixed Instruments

Mixed
Instrument

Available
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Song

Available
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guitar player

Ukulele

Available
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Viola

Viola

Available
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Whistle

Available
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The GFW Community

GFW formed in 1992 as Glasgow Fiddle Workshop. Over 25 years we expanded to over a dozen different instruments, with mixed classes and even a Ceilidh Band class. Since 2017 we are now registered as Glasgow Folk-music Workshop, but we like to stick to just GFW.

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The Tutors

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Wed Tutors

Junior
Tutors

alan shute

Alan
Shute

Finlay

Finlay
Allison

Nigel 
Gatherer

Nigel
Gatherer

jamie smith

Jamie
Smith

katherine

Katherine
Macleod

adam

Adam
Sutherland

Amy Allison

Amy
Allison

Andrew Mac

Andrew
MacPherson

Callum Younger

Callum
Younger

celine

Celine
Donoghue

Conor Heafey

Conor
Heafey

Emma

Emma
Tomlinson

garry

Garry
MacFadden

Gillian Frame

Gillian
Frame

gordon

Gordon
Melrose

Graham Mackenzie

Graham
Mackenzie

Graham Rorie

Graham
Rorie

hannah

Hannah
Rarity

Jack Stewart

Jack
Stewart

jenn

Jenn
Butterworth

John Carmichael

John
Carmichael

john newman

John
Newman

Lesley Allton

Lesley
Allton

martin

Martin
O’Neill

mike

Mike
Dick

Ron Jappy

Ron
Jappy

Rua Macmillan

Rua
Macmillan

ryan young

Ryan
Young

sandie

Sandie
Forbes

Sarah Markey

Sarah
Markey

trish strain

Trish
Strain

Zach-R

Zach
Ronan

Contact Us

GFW
John Wheatley Building
2 Haghill Road
Glasgow
G31 3SR

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