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Scandinavian Tunes for Accordion

Monday 30 Jan 4pm — Friday 3 Feb 10am, 2023

To make a booking enquiry please complete the form below. We will contact you to confirm availability and complete your booking.

Course Enquiry

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Our energy costs have trebled so we are having to apply a temporary £10 fuel levy on bookings. We hope you understand as we want Halsway to keep running long into the future.

Full board per person (tuition, activities, all meals & accommodation):

  • £400– single ensuite room
  • £365– sharing an ensuite room
  • £365– single non-ensuite room
  • £330 – sharing non-ensuite room

Camping per person (tuition, activities, all meals):

  • £240

Non Resident (tuition, activities, all meals except breakfast):

  • £225

A mid week course led by Jonny Dyer for beginner*/intermediate accordion players looking to explore playing Scandinavian music on the accordion.

Topics covered will include polska, schottis and finding that elusive second beat. There will also be a focus on general technique and some ensemble playing. There will be time for a trip to the legendary Pebbles Tavern cider (& gin!) bar in Watchet and a walk up into the Quantocks to blow the cobwebs away.

This course is being run along side the advanced nyckelharpa course, so there will be opportunity in the evenings to play Swedish music with the nyckelharpas. There will also be the possibility to partake in some morning warm-up Nyckelrhythmics.

Who’s it For?

*Beginner and intermediate level accordion players!

* – this course is not suitable for absolute beginners! But so long as you didn’t get your first accordion yesterday, you’ll be fine.

The Tutor

Jonny is a holder of the Zorn Brons award for the playing of the Swedish cow horn, and is the author of ‘Scandinavian Folk Tunes for Accordion‘ published by Schott. He is also the other half of the duo Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer.