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Thank you all very, very much for the part you played in the session yesterday. As always, great music and great attitude - thank you for both. The standard of music this year was higher than ever and I would only say to you all: Keep it coming!
Brian MacNeill who had the Ceilidh Trail join him on stage at Cambridge Folk Festival
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Badaguish Residential 2015

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A course for over 18s only. Fèis Rois is offering those who take part in its programme of weekly workshops the opportunity to participate in a fun residential music course which will be held at the lodges at Badaguish from 27th – 29th March 2015.

The timetable for the weekend is outlined below. You can also download a pdf copy.

Timetable

Friday 27th March 2015
  • 6pm: Arrive at Badaguish and enjoy a pot luck supper (everyone brings a dish)
  • 8pm: Informal session in the lodge after the pot luck supper
  
Saturday 28th March
  • 7.30am – 9.30am: Breakfast in the lodges
  • 10.00am– 12.00pm: Workshop 1. Choose one of the following two workshops
    • Session tunes with Bob Massie
    • Fiddle Master Class with Gillian Frame where you will touch on things like bowing techniques for playing jigs and strathspeys, and introducing more ornamentation into your playing.
  • 12pm – 1pm: Lunch in the lodges
  • 1pm – 3pm: Workshop 2. Choose one of the following three workshops:
    • Understanding chords with Bob Massie. Perhaps you play a melody instrument and haven’t a clue about what chords to choose where – this is the class for you!
    • Song arranging with Gillian Frame. A workshop for singers and instrumentalists. You will learn a song together and arrange it to include harmonies, a bridge, instrumental breaks, etc.
    • Gaelic song with Maggie MacDonald
  • 3pm – 4pm: A Q&A session with Bob Massie, Gillian Frame and Maggie MacDonald. This is your opportunity to ask about practice methods, performance technique, etc
  • 4pm – 5.30pm: Free Time
  • 5.30pm onwards:Dinner and a session at the Storehouse Restaurant at the bottom of the funicular railway (near Aviemore).
  
Sunday 29th March
  • 7.30am – 9.30am: Breakfast in the lodges
  • 10am – 12pm: Workshop 3. Choose one of the following two workshops:
    • Playing for Ceilidh Dancing with Bob Massie. You will put together sets for a few common ceilidh dances, e.g. Gay Gordons, Canadian Barn Dance, Dashing White Sergeant and Strip the Willow
    • Playing more than the tune with Gillian Frame. Open to all melody instruments. Learn to introduce grace notes and ornamentation into your playing.
  • 12pm – 1pm: Lunch in the lodges
  • 1pm – 3pm: Workshop 4. Choose one of the following two workshops
    • Song arranging with Gillian Frame – for singers and instrumentalists. You will learn a song together and arrange it to include harmonies, a bridge, instrumental breaks, etc.
    • Session tunes and recording with Bob Massie. A chance to try out some recording equipment playing your favourite session tunes.
  • 3pm – 4pm: Farewell Fling – come together for a final tune!
  • 4pm: Home

Cost

The cost of the weekend has been subsidised by the funds raised by community performance group, Fèis the Music. This means we are able to offer the full weekend for a fee of £70 per person. This is inclusive of all tuition, accommodation and meals (with the exception of dinner on Friday evening when we ask everyone to bring a dish for a pot luck supper).

Who Can Attend?

As the weekend is supported by the funds raised by Fèis the Music, a performance group that has grown out of our weekly sessions at Tulloch Castle, we are giving priority to those who participate in the Fèis Rois weekly workshop programme, particularly the Tulloch Castle session. We have a maximum of 45 places available. If there are places remaining, we may open these out to people who do not regularly participate in the weekly Fèis Rois programme of classes.

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