Friday 3 July 2015

2015 Saplings Master Class, Sunday 16th August

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In August 2014 the Bush Music Club held the first one-day Master Class for young musicians aged 8-16 who play acoustic instruments at all levels. We have since held 2 afternoon sessions at the Hut, as well as successful workshops at the National, Kangaroo Valley and Illawarra Folk Festivals as well as The Goulburn Gathering.

This year our Master Class will be held on Sunday August 16th.

Another fun day is planned, with expert tutors who share a passion for our music history and a great love of bush music and traditional songs. We will again use our own Tritton Hall at the Addison Road Centre Marrickville, as well as a number of surrounding huts, so we can split the students into groups depending on age, level and instrument. 

2014 Masterclass

For most of the day the students will be playing on their chosen instrument and will all come together for some group sessions.  

Our featured instrument, this year, is the tin whistle. There will be two whistle groups - one for beginners and one for experienced - so everyone will have the opportunity of at least learning the basics of this instrument.  (Thanks to generous donations from Bush Music Club Members, the new whistles for the Saplings will be “sponsored”).    

At the end of the day we will finish off with the “all in” session with parents coming back to enjoy a short performance from a selection of the material the students have learnt thru the day.

Lots of fun and lots of pizza!!

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2015 Masterclass
Saplings at 2015 Illawarra Folk Festival
Saplings at 2015 National Folk Festival
Photos © Sandra Nixon

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