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Folk School

Posted by Irish Violin on Wednesday, February 3, 2010

In January the Illawarra had its annual folk festival. Before the festval there are 2 days of schooling for anyone who wants to learn about folk. Not only does this suit fiddle playes, banjo, mandolin and guitar players...You can bring along wood wind instruments (like a tin whistle) your voice and even a ukelele!!!

It is sooo much fun to learn all different styles of folk ranging from Scottish music to Irish to American and Australian folk!!!

Anyway, so good to get back to my roots.

Even at school doing music 2 gives me the option to do a particular culture in music. Irish traditional all the way!!!

5 comments on “Folk School”

Arkansas Traveler Says:
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 @2:41:43 AM

Sounds like the two days of schoolin' for all the folk who wants to learn...
Had been fun... with all the assorted styles...
No didgeridoo players... Ah...
'appy fiddlin'

Humbled by this instrument Says:
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 @6:51:31 AM

I'm curious. What is perceived to be "American" folk? Thanks.

mudbug Says:
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 @11:23:44 AM

I know that a lot of Scots migrated to Australia. I'd be curious to know how it got preserved or morphed there. Any corelation to what happened to it in the Canadien maritimes? Does the folk music there have an "Australian" accent?

bj Says:
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 @7:17:27 PM

Mudbug and Renee, Terri aka fiddlejammer has a LOT of jam recordings on her blog of oldtime being played all over Australia.

Irish Violin Says:
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 @9:56:54 PM

American folk apparently is stuff like Turkey in the Straw and Breakdowns. That is according to the Illawarra folk people!!!

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