Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Whistler's Hilltop - 3 Spots Left!

Announcing a workshop on learning the tin whistle and making it a part of your homestead and heart. This is happy little workshop, just a half day and comes with a quality tin whistle and songbook. Learn basic fingering, the scale, octave changes, reading whistle tablature and playing songs by ear. There is NO NEED to know how to play any other instrument or read music, at all! This is a beginner’s workshop for folks who love Celtic music and wish they too could be a little more musical. Come knowing nothing and leave playing tunes you already know by heart!

I'm offering this because of the intense interest you guys have in tin whistles! I have emails on emails from folks who didn't know about these amazing little instruments or want to know where to buy or find them online. I will recommend a little online shop I have bought from for decades: The Whistle Shop. Find inexpensive beginner whistles and beautiful professional ones. If you are new I suggest a high D. It is the most common and some are even under ten dollars.

The workshop is only four hours because that is plenty of time to teach the basics and learn the tricks and such I know. Make it an excuse to get out of your house in this cold winter, meet great people, learn a skill, and meet the author you've been reading along with. I know traveling away from our farms and family is tough in these dark months, and it is hard to get away for a full day so this is a little easier on our days to know we have the morning and evening to drive in light and make chores on both sides of the day. I get it. I live it.

The workshop will also include a farm tour and visit with all the animals. A few words in Gaelic here and there will be shared and expect great people, good company, and a warm wood stove. There won’t be food offered but folks who attend usually brings snacks to share with others. There are also plenty of great places to eat around Cambridge and there will be a small table of farm wares for sale, as I usually put up at workshops.

Price for the whistle, book, and workshop: $75
Season Pass Members: $25 for whistle and book.
(Celtic Clarke  in high D & MelBay's Deluxe Songbook)
Spots Left: 3 out of 6
Date: Feb 7th 2015
Time: Noon-4PM at CAF

Sign up via email at: jenna@itsafarwalk.com

2 Comments:

Blogger Brandy said...

I wish I lived closer!

January 9, 2015 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Got four folks coming so far!

January 12, 2015 at 10:37 PM  

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