Immersive tuition in the Traditional Arts

Small-group workshops in fiddle, and song that let you work on your own musicianship while taking part in the wider Festival.

Tutors will tailor the teaching level to the group but we recommend that workshoppers are at an intermediate level or above – sorry we can’t provide beginners instrumental workshops.


Claire MannChristine Kydd – song leaderFiona Ross

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Alistair McCulloch – fiddle

Fiddle with Claire Mann

1:00pm–2:30pm — Sunday 5th May
Wee School Art Space

One of South West Scotland’s finest fiddle players Alistair will teach two workshops over both afternoons of the Festival weekend

Teas & Coffees will be available during the break.

Robyn Stapleton – song leader

Song and groupwork singing with Christine Kydd & Fiona Ross

12:00pm–2:00pm — Saturday 4th May
Wee School Art Space, Old Invergarven School

Join Christine Kydd, Fiona Ross and Girvan’s community choir, The Strandline Singers for a workshop exploring Scots language, style, folk knowledge, clarity, interpretation and connection in folk song.

There will be a short performance by The Strandline Singers in the Wee School Art Space at 3:00pm after the workshop. Workshop participants are invited to stay and listen or even join in!.

Teas & Coffees will be available during the break.

The singing workshop is included with a Weekend Festival Ticket or book just for the workshop with an Individual Workshop Ticket.