Wirrina Workshops 2018

In 2018, the Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic Roots Festival organisers are once again delighted to present a fantastic range of workshops led by accomplished musicians.

Andrew Clermont playing fiddle

Andrew Clermont — Fiddle

Concert Marquee, Saturday 9.30 am to 10.30 am

Crash course to fiddling freedom. Our beloved Golden Guitar winner shares his skills on the fiddle for everyone to improve their fiddle playing.

The Sherrahs

The Sherrahs – Vocal Harmony

Blackboard Tent, Saturday 9.45 am to 10.45 am

The Sherrahs family gospel/country band bring their harmony singing to Wirrina for the first time this  year, and share their approach to creating their distinctive sound, a tradition shared with the family bands of Bluegrass, Old Time and Country styles.

Philomena Carroll

Philomena Carrol— Rhythm Guitar

Woolshed, Saturday 11.30 am to 12.30 pm

Developing and improving on your rhythm skills for traditional American and folk styles. For anyone who is keen to learn or improve their rhythm playing.

Jody and Innes

Innes Campbell— Bluegrass Guitar Solos

Woolshed, Saturday 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm

Golden Guitar winner Innes will share his approach to building solo breaks on the guitar in Bluegrass.

Paddy Montgomery — Bluegrass Mandolin

Woolshed, Saturday 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm

Paddy’s Bluegrass adventures come home to Adelaide. Paddy will share what he’s learned about how to get the best out of your mandolin in a Bluegrass setting.

Paddy Montgomery — A Crash Course in Greek Acoustic Music

Woolshed, Sunday 10.30 am to 11.30 am

Paddy will share what he’s learned immersing himself in Greek string music.

Shelley Wigley—Creating Medleys (all instruments)

Woodshed, Saturday 9.30 am to 10.45 am 

Putting your favourite tunes together and finding the connecting chords. Learn skills to create something your own way!

Shelley Wigley—Ukulele: Introduction to Tab and Chords While drinking Tequila

Woodshed, Sunday 11.30 am to 12.30 pm

Whether you are new to Ukulele or have been playing a while, Shelley will have something for you. Her unique approach gets everyone playing.

Geoff Bridgeland & Trev Warner — Fiddle Favourites

Woodshed, Saturday 10.30 am to 11.30 am

Old favourite fiddle tunes for beginner and intermediate fiddlers —in various keys. Slowing them down, showing variations, how to do bluegrass and old time double stops. A confidence-building exercise for fiddlers coming from other genres into bluegrass and old time.

Cat & Clint

Cat Moser & Clint O’Grady — Banjo

Woolshed, Sunday 9.30 am to 10.30 am

Back from the United States with a new album and new tunes, Cat and Clint will teach a tune on the 5 string, demonstrate some frailing technique and discuss tunings.

Stephen Loss — Bass Techniques

Verandah, Saturday 10.45 am to 11.45 am

Stephen can help you get started or help you improve your bass playing at any level.

Heath Joyce — Mandolin

Woolshed, Sunday 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm

Heath is here to share his flatpicking skills for improving your mandolin playing.

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