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.