Courseday 7th of October 2017

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Always wanted to learn how to play the hurdy-gurdy or bagpipe? Or are you an advanced player who wants to improve his or her playing? This will be possible during the Courseday of Draailier and Doedelzak. During this day there will be hurdy-gurdy, bagpipe and other music courses for the beginner and the advanced player. Lack of an instrument is not an excuse, because we have instruments for rent for the beginner groups.
Application is possible through the application-form. Annulation is possible, but refunds are only applicable under certain circumstances, see our annulation conditions.

The courses will start on saturday the 7th of october at 10.00 until 17.00. This day will take place in primary school "De Griffel" in Zeist (near Utrecht). There is a map on the page about the location

The Courses


Courses for all type of instruments

Ensemble: Tunes for Dancers - Nicolò Bottasso (It)

This workshop is focused on balfolk music. This workshop is open for all instruments. Nicolò is well known balfolk musician for groups such as Duo Bottasso or Stygiens. The emphasis of this workshop will be about how to play for dancers. And what is the secret of making music together?
Listen to the music of Nicolò with Duo Bottasso & Elena Ledda
entry requirements: Players are sufficiently familiar with their instruments and are able to pick up tunes by hearing.

Ensemble: Improvisation for Dancers- Simone Bottasso (It)

This workshop is open for all instruments. Simone Bottasso plays diatonic accordeon and is well know for his projects like Duo Bottasso or Stygiens. In this workshop we're going to focus on improvisation techniques. When we play balfolk for dancers, how can we improvise on a tune? And how do we keep this improvisation part dance-able?
Listen to the music of Nicolò with Folkestra & Folkoro
entry requirements: Players are sufficiently familiar with their instruments and are able to pick up tunes by hearing. This course is for musicians who begin to make music together.

Ensemble: Being on stage, Comfortable in the Spotlights - Jan Kristof Sliep (De)

Playing in a session, busking on the streets, playing for dancers of maybe a concert. As soon as one person looks or listen, you've got an audience. This workshop will be all about how you act upon 'audience' and how you can make yourself comfortable while playing on stage, how big or small this stage might be! This workshop is open for all instruments, for beginners and for more advanced players. Because this course will be all about how you will feel when being on stage.
Jan Kristof Sliep is an opera singer and bagpipe player. Look at his performance with the opera Hoffmanns Erzählungen: Franzt Szene

Nyckelharpa: techniques & bowing pattrens - Emilie Waldken (Ch)

In this workshop we will focus on playing techniques and bowing patterns, which are so typical in scandinavian tradition. We may also have some specific bowing technique for nyckelharpa, related to resonance strings and how to develop the full potential of the instrument. Listen to the music of Emilie with KNEP - In Finse

Bagpipe Courses

These bagpipe courses are about the French, Flemish or Low Lands pipes (tuned in g).

It's Baroque to my ears! - Birgit Bornauw (Be)

Bagpipe-expert Birgit Bornauw will challenge (more) advanced players to learn more about their playing style. She will focus on baroque music on a cornemuse in G/C. Birgit is an excellent teacher and player, Baroque-expert and known for groups like "It's Baroque to my Ears", Macke-Bornauw, Griff, Bon Matin. Listen to Birgit with - It's Baroque To My Ears

Doing more with just a tune - Debbie Lambregts (Be)

The workshop is for half advanced and advanced players and will be focussing on being creative and ornamentating on a tune. How could you let a tune sound like a fresh new one? Debby studied bagpipes at the Lemmensinstitute in Belgium and plays in groups like Aidreann or Klaproos. Listen to Debbie with Aidreann

Bagpipe for begunners - Wouter Kuyper (NL)

This workshop is especially for people who just started with the bagpipes. You have had some lessons and you play a bit. The workshop will go further into playing the pipes. We will work on techniques, playing styles and learn off course some new tunes.
Listen to Wouter

Bagpipe for beginners - Jonneke Jorissen (NL)

Always wanted to play the bagpipes? This workshop is especially for people who never played the bagpipes before. The workshop is the oppurtunity to discover the basics of the instrument while learning easy but beautiful melodies. Instruments can be rented and two weeks beforehand there is an introductory morning (23th of September) in which you will receive the rental instrument and the basic information needed to get started the first two weeks.
Listen to Jonneke with Chardon
requirements: none, this is a beginners course

Hurdy-gurdy courses


"Windows", Hurdy-gurdy for advanced players: Rene Meeuws (NL)

In this workshop Rene will show and explain his way of playing the hurdy-gurdy. In this workshop he will work with modern tunes, sometimes polyphonic. He likes G/C, D/G and other hurdygurdies in his group. Rene is a famous Dutch HG-player and one of the founders of our foundation. Be prepared to be challenged by this excellent hurdy-gurdy player!
Listen to René with B4

Playing HG in a Band: Koen Dhoore (Be)

This day Koen Dhoore will give a hurdygurdy workshop for halfadvanced and advanced players. If you play hurdy-gurdy with other instruments, for instance in a band, where do you have to deal with? Are there things you should consider in your playing style and techniques? Besides this important issue, we will also focus on playing techniques and ornamentation.
Listen to Koen with Trio Dhoore

Hurdy-gurdy for begunners - Joop Aalbers (NL)

This workshop is especially for people who just started with the hurdygurdy. You have had some lessons and you play a bit. The workshop will go further into playing the hurdygurdy. We will work on techniques and Joop will focus on playing dancing tunes.


Hurdy-gurdy for beginners: Cor Westbroek (NL)

Always wanted to play the hurdy-gurdy? This workshop is especially for people who never played the hurdy-gurdy before. The workshop is the oppurtunity to discover the basics of the instrument while learning easy but beautiful melodies. Instruments can be rented and twee weeks beforehand there is an introductory morning (23th of September) in which you will receive the rental instrument and the basic information needed to get started the first two weeks. requirements: none, this is a beginners course At the moment we've run out of rental gurdies