More reels and October workshops

For the next couple of weeks both Flute and Whistle classes are looking at a pair of Irish single reels with Scottish origins: The Glentown Reel and The Boyne Hunt. For most, these will be new tunes, but for everyone there will be a chance to explore some more advanced techniques with them.

I have written on The Glentown Reel previously on The Flow Music Workshops web site and also The Boyne Hunt, originally entitled The Perthshire Hunt.

With a number of people being away, it’s good to remember that it is possible to catch up on a missed class by attending one of the other ones. There is no problem with this but if you let me know that you intend to do this, I can make sure that your needs are met within the class.

Fèis Fhoirt Adult flute and whistle workshops 24-25 October

I will be leading two day-long workshops in Callendar this October as part of Fèis Fhoirt.

  • Saturday 24 Oct: improver/ lower intermediate whistle.
  • Sunday 25 Oct: upper intermediate/ advanced flute

Both workshops will include a mix of repertoire and technique for the respective instruments. Low whistles are welcome to the whistle workshop. Boehm system (silver) flutes are welcome to the flute workshop, as well as keyed or unkeyed wooden flutes that are associated with traditional music.

There are a number of other workshops also taking place, including Complete Beginners Whistle, led by Chris Ferrie.

All details, including booking, can be found on the Fèis Fhoirt web site.

Callander is situated at the edge of the Trossachs National Park and is particularly beautiful in the Autumn when the leaves turn. There is accommodation and the town is a good base for exploring the area.

Photo of Callander by Keith Yahl, some rights reserved.

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