FluteFling Aberdeen Weekend 2017

FluteFling goes on the road this November as traditional flute playing in Scotland focuses on Aberdeen. Following 4 years in Edinburgh, the successful format of weekend workshops, concert and informal sessions over 3-5 November will give you and your music a boost ahead of the winter months. Come and join us on the excursion to the first FluteFling Aberdeen Weekend and be part of the traditional flute revival in Scotland!

The weekend’s tutors will be Davy Maguire from Belfast and Sharon Creasey from Dumbarton. Davy has a wealth of music from Ireland, including the northern tunes that cross over into Scotland and music from the distinctive Breton tradition.

Davy is in great demand as a teacher, from Belfast to Brittany and Italy — he will arrive immediately after teaching and playing in Brittany — while Sharon is one of the foremost exponents of traditional music on the Boehm flute in Scotland and returns with her Fermanagh, Irish and Scottish repertoire. Regardless of the type of flute you play, you will be in excellent hands.

A concert on the Saturday evening will be headlined by Davy Maguire with support from many others including Kenny Hadden, Sharon Creasey, Malcolm Reavell and Gordon Turnbull. And there will be plenty more music too with sessions on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday — a great opportunity to let your hair down and catch up with everyone. We hope to see you there.

Friday 3rd November: Welcome Session 8.00pm – midnight

Venue: Ground floor bar – The Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BU
Come along for tunes and meet the tutors, other students and other regulars as we gather together for a warm welcoming night to kick off the weekend. And of course, it’s free!

Saturday 4th November: Workshops with Davy Maguire and Sharon Creasey

Venue: Musicrange, 12 Shoe Lane, Aberdeen AB10 1AL
(back of The Lemon Tree Arts Centre)

Combined Workshop & Concert Tickets
Standard: £50.00/ Concessions: £40

  • 09.30 – 10.00 Registration.
  • 10.00 – 12.20 first class, with 20 min break
  • 12.20 – 13.20 lunch break
  • 13.20 – 15.20 second class, with 20 min break
  • 15.20 – 16.15 Q&A session / musical talk with Davy Maguire
  • 16.15 finish

Saturday 4th November: FluteFling Aberdeen Traditional Flute Night 2017
Concert and music session

Venue: upstairs @ The Blue Lamp, Gallowgate
19:30-21:30 (Doors open 19:00); Session to 1am
Concert Only Tickets: Standard: £9.00 / Concessions: £7.00

Workshop students have free entry
Advance tickets limited to 30, although some may be available on the door.

With Davy Maguire headlining and featuring Sharon Creasey, Kenny Hadden, Malcolm Reavell, The Aberdeen Flute Players and Gordon Turnbull. An acoustic concert with some of the FluteFling regulars and local musicians, bringing together traditional music on the flute from different corners of Scotland and beyond.

Sunday 5th November: Lunchtime Farewell Session

Venue: Ma Cameron’s, Little Belmont Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1JG
12.30 – 15.30
A last chance to get together with everyone for more tunes and crack as what tends to be a chilled and relaxed session before we all head off home with music ringing in our ears and inspiration to take away into the winter months.