This ensemble offers the opportunity to learn airs from the folk dance repertoire: scottisch, mazurka, bourrée, reel, waltz, forró, polska, and more. In addition, we look at the swing, ornamentation and accompaniment typical of each region. We work on playing together as a group, danceability, arrangements and improvisation. We then test out our numbers with the help of the participants of the folk dance classes and work towards a number of concerts.
Who is the course meant for?
The course is open to all instrumentalists: playing anything from strings, wind and brass instruments, bass, percussion, guitar, piano, accordion to bagpipes, drone, blues harp or Alpine horn. You should have several years of experience playing your instrument. For backing instruments a basic knowledge of chords is required. Contact us for any clarifications, we will put you in touch with the tutors.
Rebecca Van Bogaert graduated in classical music and pedagogy from Brussels conservatory and has years of folk music experience, both on the dance floor and on stage as a musician (with, among others, Orbal and Transpiradansa). She honed her folk skills participating in festivals, workshops and courses (Résitrad Les Brayauds, Studi ha Dudi in Brittany, etc.) and is happy to share her knowledge with you!
Jonas Malfliet (website) plays the piano and accordion, and feels at home in many music styles. He toured with world music orchestras such as Les Busiciens, Olla Vogala and Transpiradansa in Europe, China, Congo and South Africa. He plays with Shalan Alhamwy in Damast Duo, is part of Jiraan, and is the pianist of the Radio 2 program De Rechtvaardige Rechters. He is also an experienced teacher, taught at many music internships (Ethno, AKDT) and also supervises the Muziekpublique ensemble balfolk.
Come and discover this course during the free session on Wednesday 22 September, from 7:30 pm to 9 pm.
Ensemble (10 courses/cycle)
Wednesday: 19h30 – 21h
Registration is required from the second course of the cycle. Sign up before 1 October 2021 and pay 10 euros less!
If necessary the teacher can vary the calendar in consultation with the course members.
€130,00 – €310,00