A MESSAGE FROM OUR PAL SIMON THOUMIRE OVER AT HANDS UP FRO TRAD:

Hands Up for Trad are collaborating with TradFest Edinburgh you put on an Edinburgh Gaitherin’ Taster Day this Sunday in the Traverse Bar.

The workshop is a day long, and will be a chance to learn and arrange some new tunes and meet other musicians. Imogen Bose-Ward (Balter) and Catriona Hawksworth (Heisk) will be tutoring the taster day, which is aimed at 13-18 yr old intermediate to advanced players.

After the workshop, you will get a chance to meet American mandolinist John Reischman who is TradFest’s headline act that night, and learn about his music, life on the road and maybe even get a tune with him. If you didn’t know, he wrote Saltspring, one of the most popular session tunes around just now!

All you need to do to register is follow this link for a free place. Don’t delay as places are limited! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eyg-at-tradfest-edinburgh-taster-day-tickets-60943261937 or email Imogen at eyg@handsupfortrad.co.uk

I would be really grateful if you could share this with any young musicians you think may be interested.