Fall into Autumn Virtual Festival – participatory workshops

One of the things we really miss about real-life music is the life-affirming human connection, whether it’s jamming knee-to-knee at a festival, singing along at an intimate gig or learning at the feet of a musical master. We can’t wait for those days to return but in the meantime, the internet provides the next best thing – the opportunity to gather together (safely) and connect virtually! We are delighted to present three workshops for you to participate in over the course of our Virtual Festival weekend, to learn from some of the finest music and dance practitioners we have the pleasure to know. All workshops will be delivered on the Zoom platform, and tickets are available now via Wegottickets (see links below).

Please note timings – clocks change in the UK (but not the USA) THIS weekend, so UK time is 5 hours ahead of Eastern USA on Saturday, and only 4 hours ahead of Eastern on Sunday.

Songwriting with The Small Glories

(Sat 24th Oct, 4pm -5.30pm UK/11am-12.30pm EDT)

Hailing from Canada, Cara Luft and JD Edwards have built up a faithful following in the UK with their powerhouse Americana/folk duo The Small Glories. Their awards include Contemporary Album of the Year and Ensemble of the Year at the 2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards and Folk Alliance International’s 2019 Artist of the Year. These two impressive singer-songwriters will break down a couple of their songs and discuss the songwriting process, with opportunities for Q&A by the participants. A great chance to pick up songwriting tips from two of the best! 

Songwriting workshop ticket link

Tickets £12 (£8 under 25s/unwaged).

Please note 10% ticket agency booking fee.

Flatpicking guitar with Charlotte Carrivick

(Sun 25th Oct, 2pm – 3.15pm UK/10am – 11.15am EDT)

Gifted multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Carrivick has been performing since a young age and has been a fixture on the UK folk and bluegrass scenes for over a decade, performing with her projects The Carrivick Sisters (2010 BBC Young Folk Awards finalists), Midnight Skyracer, Cardboard Fox and her duo with fiddler Kieran Towers. Midnight Skyracer were signed to Island Records earlier this year and have been nominated twice for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Band Momentum Award, the first non-USA artist to achieve this recognition! Charlotte is an experienced tutor and has taught both individual and group lessons for many years. Her workshop will look at the flatpicking technique used in bluegrass and how to play fiddle tunes on the acoustic guitar.

Guitar workshop ticket link

Tickets £8 (£5 under 25s/unwaged).

Please note 10% ticket agency booking fee.

Percussive dance with Evie Ladin

(Sun 25th Oct, 4pm – 5.15pm UK/12pm noon – 1.15pm EDT)

Evie Ladin is a multi-talented clogger, banjoist, singer and songwriter, and a leading practitioner of body percussion along with her husband and duo partner Keith Terry. Evie and Keith have run the International Body Music Festival for over a decade. Evie is also the leader and choreographer of all-female California percussive dance company MoToR/dance. She will lead a percussive dance workshop based on MoToR/dance’s fantastic piece The Storm, the short film of which is coincidentally being featured in the San Francisco Dance Film Festival in the same week as our event!

Dance workshop ticket link

Tickets £10 (£7 under 25s/unwaged).

Please note 10% ticket agency booking fee.