Marty facilitated a tenor banjo workshop at Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival in July 2022.
Michael Drain, one of Ireland's leading bodhrán players, ran classes on Saturday 9th July 2022, part of the 8th annual music & dance festival.
28 Jun 22by Nathon Jones
It wouldn't be festival Saturday without the workshops which, as always, are completely FREE for under 25s and just £12 per person, per workshop, for everyone else. Learn flute/whistle with Sarah Markey, tenor banjo with Marty Barry and bodhrán with Michael Drain.
All classes take place on Saturday 9th July as follows:
Beginner bodhrán with Michael Drain
The Vault Arts Centre - 10:30am
Fiddle with Megan Níc Fhionnghaile
McMillan Hall - 10:30am
Tenor banjo with Marty Barry
McMillan Hall - 12noon
Flute/Whistle with Sarah Markey
The Vault Arts Centre - 12noon
Intermediate bodhrán with Michael Drain
McMillan Hall - 1:30pm
Click the link below for further information and booking links.
Traditional Music Workshops
Sponsorship is a fantastic way to demonstrate your support for the vital arts, culture and traditions of Scotland and can really help promote your business. We're delighted to be welcoming back our good friends from Merrick Real Estate who are generously supporting this year's event.
28 Mar 23Nathon Jones
The winner of this year's 14 & Under 4-Parted March / 2 x 2-Parted March category at the solo piping competition will win, courtesy of the National Piping Centre, a free place at one of the Autumn Junior Gathering Weekends held at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow.
16 Mar 23Nathon Jones
The very good people at Penninghame Estate have kindly offered to support the solo piping competition through a new sponsorship agreement for this year's festival. This is fantastic news for the event and we are delighted to have Penninghame Estate's support for this vital cultural tradition.
15 Mar 23Nathon Jones
The 9th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival takes place over the 7th-9th July 2023 and, after an incredible year in 2022, will continue the festival's tradition of bringing the absolute best in traditional Scottish, Irish and World music and dance to perform in Galloway. Stay tuned throughout the year for programme announcements, or grab an Early Bird Weekend Pass - on sale now - and secure your seats now for 2023!