Shetland Arts Announces Fiddle Frenzy Tutors
08 May 2012
The fiddle tutors this year will include
sisters Jenna and Bethany Reid, alongside Angela Fraser, Pauleen
Wiseman, Lois Nicol, Cathy Geldard, Helen Whitham and Ross Couper.
This year's guitar tutor is John Hutchison. Jenny Bradley will be
teaching knitting and Amy Fisher will once again be tutoring eager
students in drawing and painting.
Fiddle Frenzy is a celebration of the music
and the musicians that have made Shetland one of the world's most
highly acclaimed fiddle playing regions. A must for all fans of
traditional music; each year students come from around the world to
experience this event.
A marathon seven-day and night event,
Fiddle Frenzy offers students the opportunity to learn and immerse
themselves in Shetland-style fiddle music with some of our best
tutors and musicians. There are courses suited to beginners,
through to more experienced players, as well as tutoring in other
skills such as guitar-playing, knitting, drawing and
Lisa Ward, Marketing Officer, said: "Fiddle
Frenzy is an event unlike your average fiddle school. Not only do
we deliver exceptional fiddle and guitar tutoring from local
musicians, we also offer our students the best in a truly unique
Shetland cultural experience. We pride ourselves in offering the
flexibility of tailor made workshop packages so students can fully
immerse themselves in all strands of a traditional Shetland
experience, above and beyond their expectations."
Fiddle Frenzy 2012 will run from Sunday the
5th to Sunday the 12th of August. To register, you
must pay a non-refundable deposit of £25 (£12.50 for >18s
only). You can book for the full week or for part of the week
- prices depend on the number of days or workshops you are
attending (minimum charge £25 / £12.50). You can book now via
Shetland Box Office at Islesburgh, online at www.shetlandboxoffice.org
or by calling 01595 745 555.
The cost for the week is £400 (£200 for
>18s). This covers the cost of workshops, trips and concerts,
transport around the Isles and some meals. It doesn't include
accommodation or travel to Shetland. Prices for individual
days/part weeks are available on application.
Please check Shetland Arts website, www.shetlandarts.org/fiddle-frenzy
regularly for confirmation of acts, workshops, storytelling and
trips as well as the full programme.
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