Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘folk’

Unicorn Magazine Issue 131

Unicorn Magazine Issue 131

Our latest issue (Issue 131) of the magazine is now out – download it here:

Unicorn Magazine Issue 131

… or visit our main website for more details >>

You can also download the A4 full-colour poster here, designed to encourage people to take a copy of the magazine… (or just collect the set for your wall!)
Unicorn Magazine Issue 131 A4 poster

Unicorn Magazine Issue 131 A4 poster

Read Full Post »

Our latest issue (Issue 129) of Unicorn Magazine is now out:

Unicorn Magazine Issue 129

Unicorn Magazine Issue 129

Download the free electronic version here, or visit our main website for more details >>

You can also download the full-colour A4 poster here, designed to encourage people to take a copy of the magazine… (or just collect the set for your wall!)

Issue 129 A4 poster

Issue 129 A4 poster

Read Full Post »

Our latest issue (Issue 128) of the magazine is now out:

Issue-128-FC

You can also download the full-colour A4 poster here, designed to encourage people to take a copy of the magazine… (or just collect the set for your wall!)

Issue-128-poster-for-web

Read Full Post »

Our latest issue of the magazine is now out:

You can also download the full-colour A4 poster for 127 here, designed to encourage people to take a copy of the magazine… (or just collect the set for your wall!)

Read Full Post »

This weekend saw the second guitar workshop I have run for my local Council.

We had about 30 people over the two days – all with very different levels of playing, experience, interests etc. All in all it seemed to go very well – here’s a quick shot of one of the written ‘Action Tasks’ in progress:

Acoustic Miscellany workshop, 22.3.2014

Acoustic Miscellany workshop, 22.3.2014

Read Full Post »

Our latest issue of the magazine (all 52 ‘shiny’ pages of it!) is now out:

Issue 126
Issue 126

You can also download the full-colour A4 poster for 125 here, designed to encourage people to take a copy of the magazine… (or just collect the set for your wall!)

Issue 126 poster
Issue 126 poster

Read Full Post »

This year the arts and leisure department of my local Council have commissioned me to run another guitar workshop (22nd /23rd March), under the aegis of Redbourn Folk Club, during the council’s ‘Music City’ week of cultural activities

A cut-down version of the one I did last year for them, it promised to be a fun couple of days… if anyone lives in the area and fancies coming, do get in touch – this year it’s completely free!

A flyer featuring the event can be downloaded from here, or more details on the week can be found here >>

Here is some blurb:

Acoustic Guitar Techniques workshop with Clive Batkin

A one day acoustic guitar taster workshop run by Clive Batkin in the Old School Room, behind the Hollybush pub, Church End, Redbourn, AL3 7DU*

The course will be run on each of the following days:
Saturday 22nd March: 10.30 – 4.30
Sunday 23rd March: 10.30 – 4.30

(Coffee and lunch are available from the bar at cost, but we recommend people bring their own as refreshments / food since the pub can be very busy (particularly at lunchtimes) and this impacts into the course time)

A one day course for beginners, intermediates and improvers to explore a wider range of acoustic guitar techniques. The course will focus on an overview of different techniques that can be applied to make your playing more interesting, help break out of ruts & plateaus in your practicing or move away from conventional ways of playing.

Everyone should have a basic grasp of their instrument. It is open to both plectrum and finger-style players** and does not require one to read music. The course may also be of interest to other stringed / fretted instruments such as mandolins / mandolas.

**Please note that although all the techniques covered can be played by finger-style players, the course does not focus on finger-picking techniques, patterns or ways of playing as specific topics.

Clive is an experienced player, perform and teacher, specialising in acoustic folk / roots music. As well as the acoustic guitar he also plays mandolin, the electric guitar and bass guitars, as well as home-made instruments such as his unique ‘harp guitar’.

Space is limited to 12 per day, so early booking is advised.

Please contact Clive directly with any queries, or to book a place on the course:
clive@cbatkin.plus.com
0777 1822414

* Please double check before coming on the course as the venue may be subject to change

See also: www.redbournfolkclub.org.uk

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »