An accomplished multi-Instrumentalist on guitar, tenor banjo, Irish bouzouki and mandolin, Tony began playing music as a teenager in the northern suburbs of Melbourne playing hard rock and anything else above 100 decibels! He also dabbled in finger style and folk guitar eventually falling in love with jazz guitar. Later he began flat picking and followed up with Irish music sessions and the rest is history. Tony has played alongside some of the most respected names in bluegrass and Irish music. He has written a number of books, has won or been placed in a number of musical competitions and has released three CDs of Irish Music.
** Irish Tunes Workshop: This will be open to anyone playing Irish tunes on any instrument. For these workshops participants receive a small booklet comprising some tunes, a bit about picking technique, sometimes scales and include a CD of the music played at a moderate tempo to take home with them. There is no charge for this.
Bruce is a multi award winning song writer and experienced workshop leader who has conducted workshops at major festivals and other events across Australia and internationally. His focus is on having fun with the instrument because that is what motivates you to keep playing and improving.
Bruce’s blog: www.brucewatsonmusic.wordpress.com
Sunday 11:00am – Ukulele for beginners – with songs that don’t suck.
Join the ukulele tsunami! It’s the easiest, funnest instrument going and you’ll be playing a tune in 5 minutes. And easy tunes don’t have to be dull and boring. Bruce is an experienced ukulele group leader of who knows how to make it easy – and fun. More advanced players welcome.
Sunday 1:00pm – Intermediate ukulele – with more songs that don’t suck.
More fun uke songs with more of a focus on technique. We will also include easier parts for beginners. All players welcome.
Graeme plays guitar, autoharp and sings and has long been involved in the folk and old-time music scenes. He is recognised both in Australia and the USA for his autoharp playing.
Sunday 2:00pm – Beginners to Intermediate Autoharp