A brand new weekend for Halsway – a chance for banjo players to come together and celebrate the banjo’s place in traditional English music! Workshops in song accompaniment, technique and repertoire, with informal sessions and a tutors’ concert too!
Who’s it For?
Players of all abilities, except complete beginners. We’ll split the group in two – beginners/improvers, and improvers/advance – and you’ll get a chance to work with both tutors as well as as a whole group.
Ed Hicks is one of the UK’s leading banjo players and works as a musician, educator, performer and irreverent folk-music activist in London and beyond. Ed plays 5-string banjo (clawhammer and bluegrass style) as well as 4-string plectrum jazz banjo.
Pete Coe is “A one man folk industry” (BBC Radio 2). Now in his 46th year as a professional folk singer, song writer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, dance caller and more, “He’s still one of the most committed, most versatile, most important folk artists in Britain” Colin Irwin, MOJO. Pete favours the banjo particularly for accompanying ballads, and it is a central feature of his forthcoming album.