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Johnny Crampsie traditional music workshops at the Alley

02 October 2018

Fantastic traditional music workshops are being offered to children and adults this weekend – Saturday 6th October – through the Alley Theatre’s arts development programme.  Supported by Arts Council NI’s Challenge Fund under ‘Youth Arts Take Over’, the project is partnered by ‘Craic’ – a group of local Strabane musicians aiming to make traditional music more accessible across the rural community.

The music workshops will be from 1 to 3pm and offer a rare opportunity for an accordion master class with professional musician Leonard Brown – the Scottish Accordion championship winner during his first Northern Ireland show tour.

Alongside Leonard is Liam Stewart – lead pianist with the Leonard Brown Show – who will be offering piano and piano accordion – so please bring your instrument to the lesson. He will also be offering accompaniment, harmonisation and ‘dressing a tune’ – and is looking forward to meeting musicians of all levels!

Beginner’s music classes will also be offered with Anne Marie Devine on the tin whistle and Aishling Murray taking intermediate and advanced whistle. These two young musicians are well established in the local music scene and highly regarded in their own music genres with years of musical training behind them.

Tickets for the workshops are £5 per person and can be booked online through the Alley Theatre website www.alley-theatre.com  or the box office on 02871 384444.