Moonrakers, a four-piece professional touring band, offer not only full concerts but also Folk Orchestra workshops for arts centres, festivals and residential arts centres. The Folk Orchestra workshop is for intermediate instrumentalists who wish to develop skills in arranging folk tunes and songs. Jon Bennett (guitar, ukulele, bouzouki, whistles) and Jacqui Johnson (cello, fiddle, keyboard) have many years experience as teachers and course tutors. They will work through a number of tunes and songs, inviting you to suggest arrangement ideas yourself. All standards are welcome, but no beginners please. You don’t need to read music, though this will be provided along with chords. Above all, it’s a rare opportunity to play with a multi-instrumental and welcoming group.
Dates this year include
26-28 June Folk Orchestra, Benslow Music, HITCHIN. The first of our annual residential weekend workshops at Benslow Music. Book early! www.benslowmusic.org 01462 459446. THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT – but come to one of the others below!
30 July Folk Orchestra Day, Benslow Music, HITCHIN, Herts. As part of the Open Day, we’ll be running a workshop from 9.30am-4pm. All instruments welcome. Intermediate standard. www.benslowmusic.org 01462 459446.
16 August Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, MAIDENHEAD SL6 4PF. We’ll be running a Folk Orchestra workshop during the day (10:00 -16:30), followed by a 7.30pm evening concert. The workshop is £40, including free entry to the concert; the concert alone is £15. Box Office: 01628 788997
11-13 September Folk Orchestra, Benslow Music, HITCHIN, Herts. The second of our annual residential weekend workshops with Jon & Jacqui at Benslow Music. Book early! www.benslowmusic.org 01462 459446.
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