May 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm£5.00
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.
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.