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
Ivan Drever has been singing, playing and writing since his early teens in his native Orkney. Now based in Orkney he continues to play live and record new music! Don't miss the chance to see an incredible, Iconic, prolific singer-songwriter live at The Vault!
22 Feb 24Charlie McAdam
Don't miss the incredible Folk Club tomorrow night at 7pm. Join local and visiting musicians for a night filled with live music, fun and banter! The music can range from traditional Irish/Scottish folk all the way to some modern folk and country! There is something for everyone at folk club!
15 Feb 24Charlie McAdam
The Vault is offering lessons in piano, guitar and violin currently, with ukulele lessons in the future if interest is shown! All of our teachers are incredibly talented and skilled musicians that can introduce you to the very basics or even provide seasoned musicians with great tips to improve!
The 10th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival takes place over the 12th-14th July 2024. It's an incredible achievement. The charity has created a viable, sustainable, event that continues to grow and develop, proudly celebrating the very best in traditional Scottish, Irish and World music. Make sure you book early for what is shaping up to be the biggest event yet!