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FluteFling Scottish Flute Day

FluteFling Scottish Flute Day

May sees the return of the FluteFling Scottish Flute Day, back by popular demand after the success of last year’s event. Running as part of Tradfest on Saturday 9th May, the day of workshops and tunes is part of the ongoing revival of the flute in Scottish traditional music and will once again take place in Portobello, Edinburgh.
The three tutors from last year return — Kenny Hadden (Aberdeen), Sharon Creasey (Glasgow) and Gordon Turnbull (Edinburgh) — and we will be covering different playing styles, tune types, technique, breathing, phrasing and tone improvement as well as history.  

There are also open sessions over the weekend and we are happy to support Nuala Kennedy and inspiring Italian flute player Michel Balatti, who are also putting on their own events to complement those of FluteFling.

Details and guests are still being added, so for an to date  full run-down of the events over the weekend, see the FluteFling website:

What people said last year:

  • “A cracking day. It would be very worth making it regular. Such an environment is very galvanising and brings you on as a player”
  • “Great day. More please”
  • “Thoroughly enjoyable format”
  • “Very very good workshop. Good length”
  • “Excellent day, more of the same”
  • “Good to get different perspectives”

Whether you play wooden or Boehm system flute, this is a great opportunity to develop your playing and understanding of the instrument in Scottish traditional music. Numbers are limited to 45, tickets are £30/ £25 for the workshop, available from the Tradfest website: