Workshops should be booked in advance either online or by contacting The Queen's Hall Box Office in person or calling 0131 668 2019. Places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Youth Workshops: P3 or above. Please note that in the interests of participants, spectators are not allowed into workshops.


B1      Shetland Tunes (Adv)  Kevin Henderson  SH Workshop Room 1

Kevin Henderson, one of Shetland’s finest fiddle players, is a member of such bands as Boys of the Lough, Fiddlers’ Bid and Session A9. Kevin will teach traditional and contemporary music from Shetland and explain what makes this area unique.

B2      Russian Tunes (Int.) Lev Atlas SH Workshop Room 2

After graduating from the Rostov State Rachmaninov Conservatoire, Lev Atlas then became a member of the internationally acclaimed Rostov String Quartet. Lev has a distinguished career in world and klezmer music genres and will be teaching participants some Russian tunes.

Kevin Henderson

Lev Atlas

Y3       YOUTH Mixed Instrument  Sarah Northcott  SH Workshop Room 3

A workshop for all levels, working on tunes, rhythms and chords and playing together as a band. Note that tunes players with less experience will learn simple accompaniments. Sarah Northcott has taught mixed instrument workshops at the Scots Music Group, Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin and Tinto Summer School.

Sarah Northcott


B3      Swedish Tunes (Adv)  Anders Hall  SH Workshop Room 1

Anders Hall has established himself as a creative and gifted musician on the Nordic folk music scene working with the likes of SVER and Taus with Sigrid Moldestad. The workshop will focus on traditional Swedish fiddle music from Hälsingland and what makes this music unique.
Anders Hall

B4    Norwegian Tunes (Int.)  Olav Luksengård Mjelva  SH Workshop Room 2

A member of The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, Olav is an award winning musician who is also a member of the acclaimed band SVER and widely recognised as one of Norway’s finest fiddle players. This workshop will focus on learning traditional fiddle music from Røros.
Olav Luksengård Mjelva

Y4       YOUTH Border Tunes (Beg./Int.) Carly Blain SH Workshop Room 3

Carly Blain, from Kelso, in the Scottish Borders studied Folk and Traditional Music at Newcastle University and has performed all over the world including, Russia, Malaysia, Kazakhstan and all over Europe. Carly will be teaching tunes from her home area as well as her own compositions.
Carly Blain


B5       World Tunes (Adv.) Greg Lawson SH Workshop Room 1

Greg Lawson studied at the Royal Northern College and now plays with the likes of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, rock groups and many others. In this workshop, Greg will teach some tunes from Armenia and contrast them with tunes from Macedonia.
Greg Lawson by John Wood

B6       Tunes from Argyll (Beg.) Archie McAllister SH Workshop Room 2

Fiddler and composer Archie McAllister specializes in music from the Kintyre and Argyllshire area. Archie will teach some tunes and show participants how to phrase and bow the tunes in his style.
Archie McAllister