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New Style Music Workshops - Autumn / Winter 2014

New dates and new workshops coming this Autumn!

As well as our popular Group Music Workshops for all instruments, we're also planning workshops specifically aimed at violin (September) and guitar (October). Also, we are offering brand new Recording Experience Days at our Brewhouse Studio, where you can be musician, arranger and producer and record and mix a track you have played on!

More details on our website www.whalebone-music.com/workshops

Whalebone Music Workshops Autumn/Winter Programme

Summer rain!

This doesn't seem to be the weather for starting to record the 'Summer' EP, but that's what we're about to do! Rainy Brewhouse Studio door.

Traditional Fiddle Tunes Book with CD now available to order

Traditional Fiddle Tunes Book with CD available to order

It's ready! Our 'Traditional Fiddle Tunes' book and CD features jigs, reels and airs, and is suitable for beginner and intermediate players. As well as the music book, the accompanying CD features each tune as a 'full' version with violin and a performance backing track with the violin removed so that you can play along. We have selected a range of tunes that are categorised as easy, medium and hard. A great way to develop your traditional fiddle skills and build up your repertoire.

Contents:

1. Bonnie Nellie Reel - Scottish Reel

2. Drowsy Maggie - Irish Reel

3. Herman the Carpenter - Cape Breton Reel in 2 tempos

4. Piper's Weird - Scottish Air

5. Rakes of Kildare - Irish Jig

6. Red Haired Boy - Irish Reel

7. Scarce O'Tatties - Scottish Jig

8. Tenpenny Bit - Irish Jig

9. The snows they melt the soonest - Northumbrian Air

10. Wildcat - Cape Breton Reel

Whalebone 'Spring' EP available to order

Our new EP 'Spring' is finished and ready to order via our website under the 'Buy' tab :)

Whalebone 'Spring' EP available to order

It has four tracks...

1. Into The Wind - was inspired by a Jackdaw taking off from a nearby roof.

2. You and I - which features an Ebow, an electronic device that simulates the sound of strings on a guitar.

3. Raggle Taggle Gypsy - a traditional tune that we hinted at on the last EP, but we think it's such a great melody it deserved an outing on it's own.

4. Stormlight - which is a bit of a slow building epic featuring Steve on his Les Paul... and some water sounds...

The price is £5.00 inc delivery and it is only available mail order through the website.

High Energy Folk & Acoustic Americana in two great concerts this weekend!

Fancy a concert with some High Energy Folk Music and Heartfelt Acoustic Americana on one bill?

If the answer is 'YES' then these are the concerts for you! This weekend we have invited special guest artists all the way from the USA, the wonderful Kelley McRae, along with husband Matt, to share two concerts with us. They're only playing a few gigs in Europe so this will be a rare opportunity to catch their heartfelt and evocative Americana live on your doorstep. We'll be playing a set each at two great venues, the Greenwood Centre in Coalbrookdale Shropshire on Friday night and Feckenham Village Hall in Worcestershire on Saturday night. More details on www.whalebone-music.com and www.kelleymcrae.com

Whalebone & Kelley McRae gigs

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