Your chance to listen, question and tap into the expertise of the people who know the tradition inside out
Entrance with a Saturday Day Ticket or a Supersaver
| 11.30am Musicians’ Union Jennifer Hunter
Jennifer Hunter (Regional Officer for Scotland and N. Ireland) will be speaking on the common pitfalls of working as a musician and will cover how to protect oneself from different situations including unpaid gig fees and unfair contracts.
| 12.30pm Welsh Music Siân Philips
Siân Phillips is a fifth generation fiddler who started learning at the age of 4 using fiddles passed down through the family. Her current fiddle is her great, great grandfather’s whose roots go back to the chapel fiddlers of the Swansea Valleys. Come and hear her wealth of knowledge gleaned from her early forays in Eisteddfods, barn dances and Folk Dance accompaniment.
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|1.30pm From the Rondello to the Hardanger Sarah-Jane Summers
An accomplished musician and tutor, Sarah-Jane Summers will look at two very different and fascinating fiddles: the Rondello and its background, created by Alexander Grant of Battangorm ("Sandy Battan") and the Norwegian hardingfele, or Hardanger fiddle.
2.30pm Fiddle Tales and Folklore Aonghas Grant:
A legendary fiddle player and teacher as well as a natural born storyteller, Aonghas Grant will regale attendees with stories from his past in addition to folklore from historical fiddlers. Expect to be thoroughly entertained.