Winter Workshops

Make Music Winter Workshops.

There are four free workshops on Saturday 21st December. Percussion, Ukelele, Harmonica, Guitar and an Irish Session.

They take place in various rooms of the historic Abingdon Guild Hall.

The timings of the workshops are staggered so you can attend more than one of them if you want.

As some of the workshops are expected to be very popular, it is recommended that you reserve a place using the forms at the bottom of each workshop’s event page.

Percussion workshop with Andy Wilkin

3pm in the Guildhall.

An hour with things that go Bang. Try your hand on congas, bongoes and cajon. Play with some rhythms and explore the root of all music.

Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Reserve a space

Ukulele workshop with Simon & Jakob

2:15pm in the Guildhall

Whatever size you and your ukulele are, you can join the UKULELE WORKSHOP.
Got a ukulele getting dusty in a corner? Already enjoy playing it but want to join a group? Come and get together to learn to play a few songs and have a bit of fun. You’ll need to bring along your ukulele.

Aimed at both beginners and intermediate learners.
Children and young people aged 14 or younger should bring along a grown up and get them to join in as well.

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Harmonica workshop with Fancy Wootton

2pm in the Guildhall

For harmonica players of all abilities. Audience 13 +
Please bring your own C harmonica with you (there may also be some to purchase on the day).What will be covered: history, playing styles, types of harmonicas, amplified, mics etc.

Chance to jam with Artisan Blues Trio later in the afternoon.

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Advanced guitar workshop with Joe Hicks

3:30pm in the Guildhall

How to fit in – advanced guitar techniques in songwriting and arranging

The CAGED system and how to use it to arrange guitar parts

How to think and play guitar more ‘musically’ – how to fit in and add value to any song/jam/recording 

For intermediate to advanced guitar players Guitar required – any type 

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Irish Session with Bill McKinnon

3pm in the back bar of the Punchbowl

An afternoon Irish music session hosted by popular local musician Bill McKinnon. Bring a fiddle, guitar, whistle, bodhran or other suitable instrument and join in with some tunes… or come along to listen.

No need to reserve a space for this, just turn up, buy a beer and join in.