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Trad Strings Village with Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

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Trad Strings Village with Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

Home What's on

Trad Strings Village with Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

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Dates and times

26th - 27th Jan 2019
10:00AM - 3:30PM

For players of violin, viola, cello and string bass.

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas will hold a special two-day Trad Music Workshop/Masterclass for intermediate to advanced string players based on the fiddle music of Scotland and beyond. 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. We will look at elements of language and dance, plus putting fiddle tunes and arrangement ideas 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 or email

This workshop will take place in the Exhibition Hall at the Concert Hall.

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 27th from 4-4.30pm approx. A fun way to end the weekend! You are welcome to invite friends and family along to hear what has been achieved.  

NB: THURSDAY 24th Jan in The Dram, 232 Woodlands Road, G3 6ND from 7.30pm- midnight
Glasgow Folk Workshop welcomes the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers for an evening of tunes and chat.  Bring your instrument, join in the session or sit back and listen to some fun collaboration and connection. 


Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3NY

Open tomorrow 10:00am - 6:00pm

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