2020 Course - 12th to 17th October

With regret we have canceled this.  We plan to run the course in 2021

Wire-strung Players’ Course

Five days 

with Bill Taylor

Our annual wire-strung players’ course runs this year for five days.  We welcome players at all levels - apart from beginners - with all sizes of wire-strung harps. Whether you have been coming regularly or are attending for the first time, the course is an opportunity to learn new tunes and develop your playing with an inspiring and supportive teacher. The focus will be on Scottish and Irish traditional and historical music, and the course will include learning ensemble skills and techniques for decoration. 

We will be accommodated - full board - at Dunglass Farmhouse on Brahan Estate and Alex and Zan Dunn will again be preparing lunch and supper. The farmhouse overlooks the valley of the River Conon, famous for it fine salmon fishing, its fresh water pearls and as a landing place for Norsemen.  The famous (or infamous) Brahan Seer is also associated with the area. While weather in October can be variable, this is a beautiful, quiet and evocative spot, and an ideal place to learn new music.

The course begins with an evening meal around 7.00 pm on Monday evening 12th October. The house is available from 5.00 pm. The course concludes at 3.00 pm on Saturday afternoon 17th October.  A deposit of £150 is requested to reserve a place.  Full cost £590.  (Members of the Wire Branch of the Clarsach Society receive a £20 discount.)

Click here to download application form.  Or if you prefer please send us your details by email.

If you would like more information or would like to chat about details please ring Zan or Bill on 01997 421260 or write to info@ardival.com

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