forge & fledge – instruments
Every Tuesday (from 9th January) // 6 - 7 pm
Shakespeares, Gibraltar St, Sheffield, S3 8UB
Join us for 8 weekly sessions, aimed at intermediate to advanced musicians between the ages of 18 - 30 approximately. We will be exploring all aspects of instrumental British folk music, no matter what level you play or perform.
Led by fiddle player Rosie Butler-Hall, we'll develop performance skills, build confidence in playing, and even learn some stagecraft. We will also be looking at technical skills such as how a basic PA system works, what microphone or amplification is best for your instrument and understanding the technical terminology used in sound engineering. We will also have some professional musician guests who will be open to answering any of your questions.
Each week we will build our repertoire of tunes whilst also building on those skills to help you feel your most confident and accomplished self.
(Price is for 8 week course)
Tutor: Rosie Butler-Hall
Rosie Butler-Hall is the tutor for both our Adult Folk Factory as well as the instrumental side of Forge & Fledge. She has a wealth of experience as a performer, appearing at festivals across the UK with The Rosie Hood Band. She is also part of The English Fiddle Ensemble, a four piece quartet of fiddle players bringing joyus harmonies and striking rhythms to traditional English Tunes. She is an experienced tutor, also having worked at Halsway Manor with The Halsway Young Folk, and at the English Fiddle Weekend.