All workshops are a Gold Coin donation.
Yet to be finalised
9.30am at the Craft House
Flax weaving workshop by Sally Carter. Learn how to make a flax flower. Using techniques handed down from the Māori ancestors of New Zealand. Other techniques will be discussed if there is time.
10.30am at the Public School
The Hillbilly Goats “Out of the Mountains” share their passion for Mountain Music and to educate on their instruments and harmonies. The workshop takes you on a progressive musical journey that begins centuries ago with the settlement if immigrants in the Appalachian Mountains. Singing songs that they brought with them from their native countries evolved over time and rooted itself as a new form of music that was influenced heavily by Irish, Scottish and African rhythms. This "Mountain Music" has endured for hundreds of years, giving birth to what we know as Blues, Bluegrass and Country music along the way.
11:30am at the Craft House
Drumming and other noise making apparatus, both miked and unmiked applications.
- the background to the washboard
- the various types of washboards
- how to set one up
It also covers basic syncopation, and practical exercises in playing off-beat to jug-band music. If there is time, there will be an opportunity to try out a washboard.
Sound effects and lively performance, with simple tips on keeping time, supporting your song and not your ego.
12.30am at the Public School
This will be an examination, demonstration and discussion of the skills, techniques and influences in the world of acoustic folk and roots guitar.
Particular emphasis is placed on fingerpicking styles and their use and stylistic application. Flatpicking will also be covered.
Some important and fundamental tunes and styles will be analysed. Music/tab may be handed out.
Nick has been a performing acoustic musician and teacher/workshop presenter for decades in this country and in the USA.
Questions concerning all aspects of acoustic guitar craft from theory to practice to equipment will be answered. The ultimate aim of this workshop is to point the folk and roots guitarist in the general direction of more creative and full accompaniment by way of reference to the tried and true traditions of the guitar.
The workshop will be of interest to all levels of expertise.