Composing Folk & Dance Tunes with John Spiers

Dungworth Village Hall


Dungworth Village Hall
Main Rd
Sheffield S6 6HF

Out the door, line on the left, one cross each.

Composing Folk & Dance Tunes with John Spiers

11 Nov 10:00 – 17:00
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John will be running a day long workshop looking at composing for folk and dance tunes. The day will explore different methods of writing tunes, looking at constructing melody lines, arranging phrases and chordal accompaniments. More intricate elements of folk tune composing will also be explored, including the playing around with the rhythmic elements of folk dance tunes, and adding chromatic flavours to spice up your tune writing. 

Open to any instrument. Intermediate standard. 

John Spiers

John Spiers, better known in folk circles as Squeezy, is one of the leading melodeon players of his generation.  Well known for his partnership with Jon Boden as well as being a member of Bellowhead, the most successful folk band in recent history. John was also a member of Eliza Carthy’s band, featuring on her 2002 Mercury nominated album, Anglicana.

Mixing infectious dance tunes with incredibly sensitive and moving slow airs on a mind-boggling range of different squeezeboxes, John’s solo shows are a mixture of traditional material and his own more intricate compositions.

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