Folk Ensemble with a difference

Ref: C3675503

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

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Folk Ensemble with a difference

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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