Sunday Workshops

First Sunday October through June (unless otherwise noted by email & website)

2:00pm & 3:45pm Workshops (see schedule below)

Plymouth Congregational Church, 582 Pleasant St., Belmont, MA (enter through the side door on Alexander Ave.)


2016-2017 Sunday Workshops

October 2 – Barbara McOwen

November 13 (11:15 AM) – Troy MacGillivray (morning workshop at the Canadian American Club in Watertown)

December 4 – Andrea Beaton

January 8 – Jenna Moynihan

February 5 – Jenna Moynihan

March 5 – Ed Pearlman

April 2 – Tim MacDonald and Jeremy Ward

May 7 – Emerald Rae


The Sunday Schedule:

2:00 Beginner/Intermediate workshop (learn tunes at a slower pace)

3:15 – 3:45 snacks / social (bring something to share if you would like)

3:45 Intermediate/Advanced workshop (fast-paced and more advanced)

4:45-6:00 performance/session


Our workshops are led by some of the top musicians and teachers in the field of Scottish and Cape Breton music, known for their outstanding teaching capability or virtuosity or both.  See their bios here.

The first workshop, beginning at 2:00pm, is geared toward players who prefer to learn tunes at a slower pace. Expect to learn a tune or two.  At 3:15 there is a half hour social time with snacks, which is a good time for everyone to catch up with friends and meet new ones.

The second workshop, beginning at 3:45, is taught at a significantly faster pace and will involve more advanced concepts such as bowing techniques, grace notes, etc.  Everyone is welcome to attend both workshops, however the second workshop will keep pace with the more advanced players.  We hope this format will encourage more people with a broader range of ability levels to participate in our workshops.

We end the day with a short performance by the instructor (optional) and a session.