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Sore Fingers October Weekend 2019

25th - 27th Oct 2019


THIS IS TOTALLY NEW: An Improvisation workshop lead by Andy McKenzie. Designed for any instrument from our genre with the aim of learning the secrets of being able to take breaks at sessions on any tune thrown at you. The plan is to explore chord sequences, scales and harmonies to build stronger more inventive solos.

TEACHING-WISE: We have a fine line up of talent from the UK and Europe:

The Ben Somers String Band gives us some fresh sounds emanating from France with Dorian Ricaux (Guitar) and Davis West (Fiddle). The ever-popular Ben will be teaching Bass. I think perhaps we may sense that slight continental influence which intermeshes so well with bluegrass. Have a listen:

ADDING their considerable virtuosity and teaching skills to the above are:

Rex Preston (Mandolin),
Noel Dashwood (Dobro) v=ZcffAVmOF8M
Bill Forster (Bluegrass Banjo)
Roger Jackson (Singing)

OLD TIME classes are led by Dave Proctor (O T Fiddle) and Graeme Parry (O T Banjo). Their Band 'The Firecrackers' have been touring the Festival Circuit this year to great acclaim - here's a clip

A FEW words here will never suffice to describe the qualities of these remarkable musicians please scroll down and click on "Read tutor biographies" for more.

Classes and tutors

Class Tutor No. places
Improvisation NEW for 2019 - Andy Mackenzie 20
Banjo Bill Forster 20
Bass Ben Somers 20
Dobro Noel Dashwood 20
Fiddle Davis West 20
Guitar Dorian Ricaux 20
Mandolin Rex Preston 20
Old Time Banjo Graeme Parry 20
Old Time Fiddle Dave Proctor 20
Singing Roger Jackson 20

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