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FolknFell 2015

Hawes EndThree outstanding folk musicians with strong connections to the North East, head to the North West next April for a unique weekend of folk music, song, banter and fell walking.

FolknFell takes place at the spacious Hawse End Centre (Portinscale, Nr Keswick, CA12 5UE) on the banks of Derwentwater.  The event begins late afternoon/early evening on Friday 17th April 2015 and finishes on Sunday 19th April around 4pm.

The tutors are Dave Wood, formerly of Scots song band Malinky, who will teach guitar, bouzouki and voice. Kat Davidson, of unaccompanied trio Wychwood provides tuition on voice and whistle, while Jock Tyldesley, of New Rope String Band, will instruct on fiddle, banjo and voice.

This will be an intimate event with up to 30 participants. There will be a mixture of classes, performance and steady sessions. Classes will be in mixed ensembles, each doing something different with each tutor that is likely to include voices as well as mixed instruments. Don’t worry if you can’t sing well because there will be plenty of playing.

That said, there will be opportunities for singers to shine. A wide range of instruments is welcome and it is intended that there should be something for all.

In terms of proficiency it is asked is that you know your way around your instrument/vocal chords and are up for trying out something new. Ability to read musical scores not required.

The cost for the weekend will £180 per person which includes dormitory accommodation, full catering and tuition.  Email to book a place.

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