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Archie’s Box Academy (Getting Started)

Monday 18 Oct 10:30am–4:30pm, 2021

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  • £35 / £42 with lunch



Following sterling work from Ed Rennie and Mel Biggs in previous years, we’re delighted that Archie Churchill-Moss has found time in his busy professional touring and teaching diary to tutor our once-a-month melodeon classes at Halsway. Beginning with this session in September, we’ll be running one workshop each month: 27 September, 18 October, 22 November, 13 December.

In a change to previous classes, Archie is going to take more of a workshop approach to learning. Longer, 2.5 hour sessions will cater for two more mixed-ability groups, with time for individual help to support less confident / less advanced players and to stretch more ambitious / more accomplished musicians.

Archie will be running two workshop sessions each day:

Students may book for the course, or for stand-alone workshops.

Who’s it For?

Archie’s ‘Getting Started’ workshop is players of the DG melodeon, levels 0 and 1 – click here for guidelines.

If you’re a more advanced player, you might want to check out Archie’s ‘Getting Better’ workshop instead.

The Tutor

Archie Churchill-MossWidely regarded as one of the best players of English traditional folk, Archie has worked as a session musician for some of the UK’s top folk acts (Cara Dillon, Eliza Carthy, Blair Dunlop), as well as performing with the trio, ‘Moore, Moss, Rutter’ , the outfit which saw him receive the coveted BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2011.

The past two years have seen Archie tour extensively across Western Europe and perform at some of Europe’s top music festivals, including headline slots at ‘Colours of Ostrava (Czech Republic), Tønder festival (Denmark), Cropredy Convention (UK) and Cambridge folk festival (UK).

With a contemporary approach to composition and arrangement Archie has developed a style of playing that draws as much influence from the tradition as it does modern popular music. He is currently seen to perform with: ‘Tom Moore & Archie Moss’, ‘Sam Kelly & the Lost Boys’ and ‘False Lights’. His most recent Album ‘Spectres’ by duo Tom Moore & Archie Moss launched in Oct 2020 through Slow Worm Records.

His engaging teaching style comes from a wealth of experience in his position as senior lecturer in ‘Folk Music’ at Leeds College of Music and teaching on the National Youth Folk Ensemble.