Marty will cover all things tenor banjo from traditional repertoire to technique and chords, and will reference some of his favourite tunes/composers.
Improve your bodhrán playing and technique with one of Ireland's leading bodhrán players, Michael Drain. Classes run on Saturday 9th July 2022, part of this year's 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.
Many thanks to J&J Currie Ltd and the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership for their support in ensuring that the fabulous 'Kelton' arrived safe and sound at Minnigaff Playing Fields for this year's Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival...and doesn't he look wonderful?
7 Jul 22Nathon Jones
Hot off the press, the official programme for this year's festival will be available from The Vault Arts Centre from 1pm tomorrow and at the evening concert events in the new Festival Marquee.
Currently studying Irish Music at the Irish World Academy in the University of Limerick, Megan Níc Fhionnghaile - who is performing at the Saturday night concert - will be hosting a fiddle workshop at 10:30am on Saturday 9th July 2022 at McMillan Hall. FREE for under 25s or £12 for everyone else.
The 8th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over the 8th-10th July 2022 and it's a HUGE comeback event featuring, as ever, the very best in traditional music & dance. The Sarah Markey Band, Damien O'Kane & Ron Block Band with Michael McGoldrick, Megan Nic Fhionnghaile, Malin Makes Music, John McSherry & Francis McIlduff, Heather Cartwright, Mairi McGillivray and Blue Rose Code (trio)!! It's going to be another incredible weekend.