For musicians interested in learning more about and playing Scottish music, the RSCDS London Branch runs an annual Musicians’ Workshop in the London area. Past tutors have included Freeland Barbour, Pete Clark, Neil Copland, Gillian Cummins, David Hall, Muriel Johnstone, George Meikle, Ian Muir, Ian Muir of Prestwick, Ian Robertson, Maureen Rutherford and Keith Smith.
This year the Musicians’ workshop will be led by accordionist Ian Robertson and is open to players with a suggested minimum of Grade 5, is principally aimed at developing a secure style required for dance music playing and will cover:
• Instrumental techniques for creating great dance music
• Working together as a band
• Lift, swing and tempo
• Keeping the music interesting!
See the Day School page for more details.
There is a Musician’s workshop as part of the annual Branch Day School. This year the workshop takes place on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Paddington Academy, Marylands Road, London W9 2DR with teacher Ian Muir (Prestwick).