Join traditional flute and whistle player Gordon Turnbull in a relaxed and supportive setting to learn and develop traditional techniques while building up a repertoire from Scotland, Ireland and beyond.
The workshops are suitable for adults already playing tin whistles and low whistles in D or wooden simple system (Irish) and modern classical (Boehm) flutes. Musicians returning to the instrument are most welcome. If in doubt, please contact Gordon.
The main focus for the workshop will be on playing with flow and expression, including tone and use of breath. Aspects of ornamentation and tuning challenges will also be covered while exploring traditional tunes.
Teaching is by ear, but sheet music and recordings will be provided. Different experience levels will be accommodated within the workshop.
There will be a short break for tea and coffee during the workshop, which is included in the price.
Please note that this workshop is for adults. However, those under 18 may be considered if accompanied by an adult. Please contact Gordon if considering this.
Gordon has been running traditional flute and whistle classes and workshops in Edinburgh for almost 20 years, drawing on his extensive experience as a teacher and as a musician performing at ceilidhs, festivals and sessions in Scotland, Ireland and across Europe.
This workshop is part of a season of 3 stand alone workshops.
For more information and resources, www.flutefling.co.uk