Just a little plug about the Panards Dansants festival at Otley in West Yorkshire which is on next weekend 14th-16th October.
It features French and Breton music with Naragonia, Quercus, Yves Leblanc, Bernard Loffet, Steve Turner andYannick Minvielle-Debat and dance teaching from Kerry Fletcher
I will be playing for the bal with Lancaster band Quercus on Friday night, and running two Hurdy-gurdy workshops on Saturday, a beginners one in the morning, and one for intermediate players in the afternoon. Intermediate in this case is not meant to imply a particularly high level. We will look mainly at some 2-time bourrées, learning some fairly simple tunes, variations and trompette accompaniment. I'll choose tunes suitable for D/G and G/C instruments (ie we'll play in G).
Workshop programme is here:http://www.frenchdanceleeds.co.uk/2011F ... Inside.pdf
It would obviously be nice to see some of you there!
Sorry for duplication for those of you who are signed up to both boards.