Some Tutor News!

1st Jun 2018

October 2018

The October 2018 line up is shaping up with a couple of people to confirm. But, we intend to run all classes including Bluegrass Banjo, Uke, Fiddle, Mandolin and Autoharp. As soon as the tutors have confirmed, they will be up on the website.

Mike Marshall and Casey Driessen have indicated they might be available so if they come through, we’ll set something up. Keep your eyes on the website or the forum emails.

We’d also like to run a Swing Guitar class. John McNally has expressed an interest in teaching this class and going on feedback from his Easter workshops, he’s just about the best man to teach this class. He explains all chords in a simple and logical way and just one or two of these chords can extend your playing by miles.

So, please indicate your particular interest so we can make a decision to run this class.

Easter 2019

The calendar has put Easter right at the end of April next year and the dates are 22nd to 26th April. It might be a little warmer than this past year but it has given us a little problem in that Sore Fingers Week will run straight into one of the US major festivals, MERLEFEST. Everybody and his dog wants to be there – a bit like S.F.Week! Many possible tutors are waiting on the festival artistic director to decide who he is booking. Result, it’s going to be a bit tricky getting answers from tutors but this should resolve over the coming weeks.

But, I can tell who we are speaking to:

Bryan Sutton, Scott Nygaard – Guitar, Joe Walsh, Andrew Collins, Mandolin, Val Mindel & Emily Miller, Keith Little – Singing, Missy Raines – Bass, Alex Hargreaves – Bluegrass Fiddle, Greg Cahill – Banjo, Bruce Molsky, Bruce Green – O.T. Fiddle, etc. Ron Block is highly likely to be there, can’t keep him away these days….

Some of the people above have agreed to teach next year but I need their definite commitment. I have several good tutor suggestions to follow up too.

Quite a line up so far. More names will appear soon, we’re working on it.
And we’re working on something quite exciting for 2020. Some way to go on that but a fantastic line up of people to celebrate our Twenty Fifth Aniversary!

Either way, there will be brilliant lines up for both 2019 and 2020, did
we ever let you down?

See you all soon

John, Moira and team.

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