Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The festive, or festival, season is here

The last couple of months have been busy for the Tunes Class and it has been great to see many new players join us.  Kate Fraser's steady speed class has proved to be popular and it won't be long before we hear more of her students joining us playing in sessions.

With Christmas just about here the Tunes Class term has come to a close, the last couple of weeks having been dedicated to practicing our dance sets for the Woodford Folk Festival ceili.  Many members will be away during January, some at the the Celtic Summer School in Victoria and others at various festivals.  The Tunes Class will restart on 6th February.  Those that remain in town are sure to find a session or two around the place.

The next term will bring in a few changes.  Nicole Murray has handed over the running of the group to the members themselves with the various tasks being shared.  Kate Fraser will continue to run the Steady Tune Learning fortnightly while the intermediate group will move their emphasis towards developing skills and creating more sets.  There isn't much point in developing these skills without putting them to good use so plans are afoot to run more ceilidhs throughout the year, including one during the Maleny Celtic Winter School of course. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everybody, keep those tunes coming!  We look forward to seeing all the regulars, and hopefully some new faces, on the 6th.

Kate's classes-
February 6th, 20th, March 6th, 27th (change of date due to Alasdair Fraser concert).

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