Creative Accordion – Norwich – Sun 7th Sept 2014 – Karen Tweed & Nick Wiseman-Ellis



At : The Silver Road Community Centre, Silver Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 4TB

On : SUNDAY 7th SEPTEMBER 10am – 5.30pm

Bring food to share

Also please bring a notebook, recording device and music stand.

Places limited.

No beginners.

Tickets : £40

Book via (ie here!) or contact Nick Wisemand-Ellis 07920793770


10am Registration and welcome

10.30am – 11.45am :

Session 1 – KT & NWE joint session. The Accordion : Why? Looking at better practising / playing and performance techniques. The importance of the dance.

11.45am – 12 noon : Coffee

12 noon – 1.15pm :

Session 2

KT : TANGO! . . .style, performance and getting started.

NWE : French / Breton folk music . . what are the stylistic and performance differences? A whizz round the musics of Central France and Brittany.

1.15pm – 2.15pm : Lunch (BRING FOOD TO SHARE)

2.15pm – 3.30pm :

Session 3 – KT & NWE joint session.

Listening, learning by ear and ways to keep improving while having fun.

Developing your own style.

3.30pm : Tea

3.45pm – 5pm :

Session 4 – KT : Swedish folk music – what’s the stylistic differences between Scandinavian and the folk music of the UK / Ireland and how do you play them? Specifically polska, hambo, waltz and schottis.

NWE :English folk Musicians composing for French / Scandinavian Dance – looking at writing new tunes for French / Scandi dance scene in the UK as an ‘English’ musician. There is already a growing repertoire of new dance music in the UK written by English players for French / Scandi dances. How can we capture the essence of these dances and celebrate it with new tunes? We’ll look at existing new repertoire and explore the nuts and bolts of good dance tunes within these traditions.

5pm – 5.30pm :

Altogether : KT & NWE recap on the day and share what’s been going on!

Also any other questions time. . . .

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