Join Granny’s Attic (Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, George Sansome, Lewis Wood) for an intensive week of playing and arranging.
‘Great tunes, great energy, great arrangements, great stuff!’
– Jon Boden (Spiers & Boden, Bellowhead)
This course is a chance for instrumentalists to get to grips with some new tunes and think about how you can start to make them your own, in small groups and a supportive environment.
Cohen, George and Lewis will help you to think about your role in an ensemble, how to make the most of what a tune has to offer, and why listening is as important as playing… You’ll be aiming, with their guidance, for an arrangement that can be showcased before their Thursday night gig (though only if you feel comfortable to do so).
There’ll also be plenty of time for discussion, whole group improvisation (using the tunes and skills you’ve developed over the week), and informal sessions in the bar, as well as time to pick the band’s brains about their inspirations, approach and processes.
Who is it for?
Instrumentalists of intermediate level, and above.
With exceptional musicianship and boundless energy, Granny’s Attic are going from strength to strength. Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (melodeon, anglo concertina, vocals), George Sansome (guitar, vocals) and Lewis Wood (violin, vocals) have honed their skills touring the UK and Europe since 2009. They are much loved by audiences up and down the country, with bookings everywhere from Cambridge Folk Festival to Cecil Sharp House.
The trio have been heralded for their lively performances and skilled delivery of traditional material, playing with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. Though grounded in tradition, they are keen to push new boundaries by exploring fresh approaches and writing their own compositions. In October 2021, they released their latest album, The Brickfields, an instrumental collection that sees them reach new heights both as performers and composers. Described by Folk Radio as “one of the most exciting and accomplished English folk acts on the scene right now”, this outstanding trio can hold audiences in the palm of their hand.