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Folk Pathways

May 16, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free - £5.00
A relaxed wander through folk music, song and singing.

This event is part of Berwick Singfest! – a celebration of singing.

In this workshop, Pat Oldale will take you through the origins of folk and the pathways that folk music/song has taken.

Learn about the collectors and their role in keeping folk music alive and listen to examples of the early recordings they made. Learn about songs from some of the different genres of folk and discuss how they came about. Learn to sing folk songs orally -the traditional way – and immerse yourself in one of the oldest, endless, universal musical languages of all.

In Pat’s own words: folk is ordinary people singing songs as they go. It doesn’t matter about the singer, it’s the song that’s important.

Attendance is limited to 25 people. If you have bought a Singfest! Patron ticket, please register for this workshop, so we can reserve you a place.

No previous knowledge is assumed, and all are welcome. There is no need to bring your ticket, as we will have a record of your booking.

If you book this course online, we will hold your personal data in accordance with our privacy policy. If you do not wish us to hold your personal data, please book by post and do not supply an email address.


May 16, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free - £5.00


Henry Travers Studio
The Maltings, Eastern Lane
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1AJ United Kingdom