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FluteFling Aberdeen flute and whistle workshops 2018

FluteFling Aberdeen flute and whistle workshops 2018

FluteFling returns to Aberdeen for a weekend of Scottish traditional flute and whistle workshops, performances and informal sessions over 16-18 November.

Tutors for this year’s Saturday all-day workshop will be Dougie Pincock from Plockton, Sharon Creasey from Dumbarton and Gordon Turnbull from Edinburgh. The workshop is the central focus for the weekend. Tutors will also be playing and performing in sessions over the weekend, with other local and visiting flute and whistle players.

Further information on the tutors and the weekend can be found on the website:

The workshop is open to Boehm system (metal, classical) musicians, those playing simple system wooden flutes (keyed or unkeyed) and whistles or low whistles in D. Whatever your instrument, this is an opportunity to explore and develop your playing in the context of Scottish traditional music.

Topics covered will include:

  • different playing styles
  • tune types
  • repertoire
  • technique
  • breathing, phrasing and tone improvement
  • history

Whether you play whistle, wooden or Boehm system flute, this is a great opportunity to develop your playing and understanding and be part of the traditional flute revival in Scotland.