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Sat, 27 Apr

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St Mary's Church

Grace Smith Trio Folk Ensemble Workshop

Learn a folk tune, and some ways into developing your ensemble-playing skills

Grace Smith Trio Folk Ensemble Workshop
Grace Smith Trio Folk Ensemble Workshop

Time & Location

27 Apr 2024, 14:00 – 16:30 BST

St Mary's Church, Quarry St, Guildford GU1 3UA, UK

About the event

Wielding the distinct voices of fiddle, concertina and double bass, the Grace Smith Trio brings together three like-minded musicians to create one dynamic and expressive musical dialogue.

Acclaimed fiddle and viola player Grace Smith is joined by Sam Partridge (concertina, electric guitar) and Bevan Morris (double bass) in this innovative ensemble, which offers a fresh take on folk.

Folk Ensemble Music Workshop - 2:00 - 4:30 pm

Learn a folk tune, and some ways into developing your ensemble-playing skills.

For players of any acoustic musical instrument. You should have a good basic knowledge of how to play your instrument(s) - e.g. understanding of basic scales. The workshop will involve working by ear, but all are welcome - whether this is something you have lots of experience of, or is new to you.

Grace is a dedicated music educator and is in high demand as a tutor. Experienced in working with a wide range of ages and abilities, including teaching as a core tutor for National Youth Folk Ensemble, Producer for Folkworks Summer School 2023, instrumental tutor for Newcastle University, and working with music hubs and groups around the country.

Sam is a skilled and committed educator. He was most notably appointed the successor to Sam Sweeney as Artistic Director of the National Youth Folk Ensemble (2019-2023). His experience includes the Folkworks programme, Newcastle University and leading youth and adult folk music learning projects across England.

Having taught bass, guitar, drums and more at a local and national level, Bevan is an enthusiastic and experienced music educator. Alongside his weekly one on one lessons, Bevan has taught for prestigious organisations such as the National Youth Folk Ensemble and Newcastle University.

Suitable for all ages, but under 18s must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.

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