Led by Will Lang and a team of internationally recognised young folk practitioners, Archie Churchill Moss (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners Moore Moss Rutter), Laura Beth Salter (The Shee) and – in a dedicated pastoral role to make sure participants are supported while away from home – musician and clog dancer Claire Bailey.
The Hothouse performers will operate as a company: taking warm ups together, technique classes in their disciplines, learning repertoire and creating contemporary reinterpretations of traditional material. The group will live, work and play together, with opportunities for informal rehearsals and social gatherings to enrich their experience and understanding of the folk arts. The week culminates in a performance at Halsway Manor, supporting folk band Faustus.
This is a fun but intensive course for young people aged 13-25. Prior experience – as either a dancer or musician – is essential, but it’s ok if you’re new to folk.
Archie Churchill-Moss has been playing melodeon for 11 years. He is best known for his work with English contemporary trio, Moore, Moss, Rutter, who won the coveted BBC Young Folk awards in 2011. He has received tuition from some of the UK’s top box players, including Andy Cutting, Julian Sutton, Saul Rose and Rob Harbron. He is currently working with singer songwriter, Ange Hardy and has performed with bands such as False Lights and Mawkin.
Laura-Beth Salter is a well kent face on the Glasgow Folk and Roots scene, a founding member of renowned folk band The Shee and was nominated for the MG Alba Composer of the year award in 2013 after the success of her Celtic Connections commission and debut album ‘Breathe.’ She is also an active tutor of mandolin and youth projects all over the UK.
Claire Bailey – In addition to being a fantastic musician, dancer and tutor, Claire is our dedicated pastoral leader to ensure that all participants have the required support when staying away from home.
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