Belfast Trad Fest - Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music
27th July - 2nd August 2019

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MUSIC MASTERCLASSES

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Monday 29th July - Friday 2nd August 2019, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Ulster University Belfast Campus on York Street.

Classes are designed for intermediate to advanced (minimum 2 years instrument experience) adults and children over 6 years of age with exception of the Traditional Singing Classes, Fiddle Classes and unless specifically titled a 'Beginners Class'. See individual classes for full details.

Fee includes admission to all programme events with exception to the evening concerts.

There is a maximum of 15 students per class.

The team of international tutors is made up of master performers with proven track records as teachers and educationalists. The primary means of teaching and learning is ‘by ear’ with an emphasis in the less experienced classes of assisting pupils to develop oral/aural skills in addition to instrumental competency and developing core repertoire.

 FAMILY DISCOUNT - 10% AVAILABLE (For families of 2+)

Bagpiping & Small Pipes - Finlay McDonald

Bagpiping & Small Pipes - Finlay McDonald

100.00

Classes take place Monday 29th July - Friday 2rd August 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm at Ulster University Belfast Campus.

This class is designed for Intermediate to Advanced adults and children over 6 years of age.

Fee includes admission to all programme events with exception of evening concerts. 

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Finlay MacDonald

Finlay MacDonald has blazed a trail as one of Scotland’s finest exponents of contemporary and traditional Piping. He has worked with many leading artists in the traditional music scene including Fred Morrison, The Unusual Suspects, La Banda Europa, Old Blind Dogs and Chris Stout. He combines the mastery and dedication of traditional Piping with a true sense of musical adventure and creative collaboration producing a unique musical voice, which can be heard on numerous recordings and projects. His compositions and arrangements have been played by many leading artists including World Champions Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band.

Always driven by collaboration and innovation, Finlay’s passion for the music he has grown up with has led him to the post of “Head of Piping Studies” at the National Piping Centre and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he continues to inspire and develop the very best of new Piping talent. 

 “Finlay MacDonald has emerged as one of the leading lights in the current crop of young pipers with deep roots in the pipe band tradition, but grafted on to a distinctly contemporary musical sensibility to produce a compelling hybrid.” Kenny Mathieson, The Scotsman