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Archie’s Box Academy (Getting Better)

Monday 21 Mar 2pm–4:30pm, 2022


Advance bookings only.

Single Class £42 with lunch
Single Class £35 without lunch

Book for this single class here

Season of four classes £148 with lunch
Season of four classes £120 without lunch

Book for a whole term of four lessons here

We’re delighted to welcome back Archie Churchill-Moss to continue with Halsway’s once-a-month box club.

Now in term two, Archie’s ‘Getting Better’ workshops aim to support and develop the skills of Improver and Intermediate level melodeon players in enjoyable workshop sessions. Each 2.5 hour session will present a new challenge, with time for individual help to support less confident / less advanced players and to stretch more ambitious / more accomplished musicians. You’ll be learning new tunes and techniques each month, while also developing a working knowledge of music theory, and your own creativity as the course progresses.

New students are welcome to join the course, and you may book for individual classes or for the full term (in advance).

Who’s it For?

Archie’s ‘Getting Better’ workshop is aimed at levels 2, 3 & 4 – click here for guidelines.

Just starting out? Check out Archie’s ‘Getting Started’ 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.