Over the course of the weekend there will be various workshops in Gaelic mouth music, step dance, beatboxing and body percussion, culminating in a group collaboration which encourages participants to experiment and improvise using the core elements of voice and movement to create rhythm. Leading the workshops are step dancer Sophie Stephenson along with beatboxer Lewis Macrae and Gaelic singer Eilidh Munro. There will also be a “riffs and rhythms” instrumental workshop led by multi-instrumentalist Marit Fält.
The workshops are open to everyone aged 12 or over, regardless of musical experience. If you already play an instrument then bring it along. Otherwise just bring your voice, your feet and your energy! A pair of hard soled shoes is advised for step dancing. Also don’t forget to bring a bottle of water and a packed lunch.
The workshops will be in Plockton High School Hall on Saturday 3rd September from 11am till 4pm with a lunch break from 1-2, and on Sunday 4th from 11am till 3:30pm. The workshop fee is £20 per day or £35 for the weekend, but if you book by Friday 19th August a weekend ticket is just £30. Email [email protected] to book your place.
On the Saturday evening at 7:30pm there will be a concert with the TradBeats tutors and pupils from Plockton Music School. Tickets for the concert are £8 (full price) and £5 (usual concessions, and workshop participants) and will be available on the door.