Your chance to listen, question and tap into the expertise of the people who know the tradition inside out
Entrance with a Sunday Day Ticket or a Supersaver
|11.30am Fiddle Set-Up and Maintenance Bill McKenzie
Bill McKenzie from The Glasgow Violin Shop has spent over 15 years in the business of repairing and restoring instruments. Learn how the fiddle works, the importance of correct bridge and sound post fittings, and how to check for problems. Free fiddle check up for all attendees.
12:30pm Recording a Demo Mark Neal
A recording engineer and music producer, Mark Neal runs the Edinburgh recording studio, “The Sonic Lodge.” This talk will cover the basics of how to prepare for and make a recording, the steps needed to get the best results, equipment needed, and advantages and disadvantages of recording together or one at a time.
1:30pm Making the Tradition Your Own Martin Hayes
"He has, like no other musician I know, managed to get under the skin of the music... with Martin, it feels like it is the tune that has taken him as its voice.” – Ceolas
Martin Hayes will share his secret on how to personalise traditional music.
Unfortunatly due to illness Karen has had to cancel her talk.
How has Scottish traditional music changed over the years? Is it an aural or written tradition; has it been institutionalised; how does it compare with other cultures? Karen Marshalsay is experienced in traditional music education and will delve into these issues and more.
Allan MaDonald Will be talking in Karen's place on Sunday afternoon