- Step by step facilitation that makes group music making fun and meaningful.
- Playing together with different rules - opening doors to each other...collective music making
- Sound conversations!
This three day retreat will support your playing wherever you are. This is a chance to expand and explore your own playing and have fun playing with others in clear and incremental frameworks. We cover the areas that you'd like to address: technical support for violin and voice; extending repertoire; finding harmonies; blending with others and playing solo; nerves and anxiety around performance...and much more.
We will work with material that you bring - creating soundscapes using tunes, songs, poetry, movement and story.
Willingness is the only requirement - no particular level of playing required.
"I went places with word, music and song where I have never gone before and wonder where to next. All of this due to your vision, sensitivity, hospitality and musical integrity, not always an easy path. Thank you"
C Menzies, Nov 2012
All instruments and voices welcome.
Mairi's awards include Instrumentalist of the year 2016, 'Scots Singer of the Year', 'Tutor of the Year' and 'Female Musician of the year' ( Scots Trad music awards) ( Liveireland)
She's the only trained leader in the UK of the cross form improvisation practice of InterPlay which combines story, sound and movement.
She is also a member of the Authentic Artist collective, which is an outcome of the work of Kath Burlinson and Paul Oertel.
"As a solo artist, Mairi currently pioneers the improvisational use of voice and instruments in a context which extends the boundaries of our contemporary culture from traditional roots".
Mhairi Lawson - Singer
Cost: £250 ( includes accommodation and home made meals).
Max 7 places