A two-day masterclass for players of violin, viola, cello and string bass
10am – 3:30pm both days (doors open 9.45am)
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas have a tradition now of holding their two-day Trad Music Workshop / Masterclass for intermediate to advanced string players in Celtic Connections.
Based on the fiddle music of Scotland and beyond, the Trad Strings Weekend Masterclass is for players of violin, viola, cello and string bass. Although the weekend is aimed at adult players, teenagers are most welcome. The goal is to explore playing traditional music in a group with emphasis on arrangement ideas and the techniques that give traditional music its particular flavour. Using elements of language and dance, fiddle tunes and arrangement ideas work together to form a larger medley. All music will be taught by ear but music will be provided to take away. Daniel Thorpe (fiddle) and Trish Strain (cello) will be assistant tutors, on hand to make sure that all ability levels are covered.
If you need more information about the Trad Strings event, or are unsure about your ability level, please visit our Workshops FAQ>
There will be a mass play of all the strings and participants on the main staircase inside the Concert Hall at the end of Sunday 26th from 4-4.30pm approx. A fun way to end the weekend! You are welcome to invite your friends and family along to hear what you have achieved.