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5th Merlin Tradtional Music Summer School

5th Merlin Tradtional Music Summer School

This annual event, now in it’s 5th year runs from Tuesday 9th August to Friday 12th August 2016 inclusive and takes part in the beautiful borders town of Melrose, which is now easily accessible by rail to nearby Tweedbank Station.

All instruments and ages are welcome including Fiddle, Voice, Guitars, Piano, Accordion, Drums/percussion (give us a call if you are not sure). for 4 days of great music, sessions, food and the opportunity to learn from some of Scotland’s finest musicians. You will be learning and playing tunes, improving your technique and invited to come up with arrangement ideas. Teaching will be mainly in mixed instrument classes but with regular break out sessions for back line, melody players and voices.

We use a combination of guitar and other tabs, chord charts, notation and learning by ear to teach tunes and arrangements. It also helps if you can bring a recording device and a music stand. The Summer school is an intensive experience that is as much about creating a healthy participative and sharing musical community as it is about developing instrument skills and so the evening activities are an important part of the week that should be regarded as part of the experience. There will be a Tutor Concert, Talent Show, Community BBQ, Sing around plus much more.

On the Friday afternoon participants will have the opportunity to share the material we’ve been working on with friends and family.

Come along and join us for this magical, musical journey and meet some wonderful folk along the way. We cant wait to see you all!