Folkworks Tuesday Classes 2017 - 18

Absolute Beginner Fiddle

Music Education Centre

Ability Level: Absolute Beginner

This class introduces you to the basics of traditional fiddle playing, covering a variety of techniques and traditional styles. This is a friendly and welcoming class where no experience is required.

Folk music, song and dance for all at Sage Gateshead. Learn folk music from
Absolute Beginners classes, bands for all abilities, clog dancing and folk choir – there is something for everyone!

Our experienced and welcoming tutors will introduce you to the world of folk music, song and dance and give you the skills and confidence to play in sessions and performances.

Our classes are taught using a combination of written music and the traditional ‘learning by ear method’ and tutors are welcoming and accommodating to your needs. Northumbrian Pipes in G, clogs, accordions, concertinas and melodeons are all available in limited supply to hire.

Term Dates

Autumn 2017
Monday 18 September – Friday 8 December
(Half term Monday 23 – Friday 27 October)

Spring 2018
Monday 8 January – Friday 23 March
(Half Term Monday 12 – Friday 16 February)

Summer 2018
Monday 23 April – Monday 9 July
(Half term Monday 28 May – Friday 1 June)
(Early Spring Bank Holiday Monday 7 May)


Full price per term £70
Concession per term £52.50

Available via Ticket Office only….

Full price per year £190
(Book for all three terms and save £20)

Concession price per year £137.50
(Book for all three terms and save £20)

Session Prices
Learn to Play in sessions £45 per term or £5 per drop in session.

Slow Session
Free, non-ticket, drop in

Double-up Deal

Enrol onto one class and get any other class at the concessionary rate. Applies to termly classes only.

Part of Folkworks Tuesday Classes

Online bookings for the Autumn term have now closed but there are still some places available in many of our classes. If you’d like to book for Autumn term, please visit Ticket Office or call 0191 443 4661. Learn folk music from Absolute Beginners classes, bands for all abilities, clog...

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