Folk Ensemble with a difference!

Ref: C3671478

We will play a wide range of Folk repertoire including dance music from the British Isles and America, Songs of all types including contemporary songs. We will play as a group and there will be opportunities to develop solo playing and singing. As a group, we will seek to perform at community events and on local radio as well as record our work and perhaps raise funds for local charities or good causes.

Course aim

Students will play a wide range of Folk music and songs as an ensemble and develop their musicianship skills. The group will play arrangements that will suit all abilities.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Develop all playing skills.
  • Work effectively within a group.
  • Demonstrate a broader understanding of Folk Music.
  • Use research skills to access material for the group.
  • Perform with a professional approach and an understanding of stage-craft.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • You will need to bring the musical instrument you play.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course outline

Folk Ensemble with a difference! Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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