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Old Time in Newburgh

Old Time in Newburgh is an annual old time workshop in the town in North Fife on the banks of the Tay. "Old Time" music is really just American folk music of a type which is sometimes called "Hillbilly Music" or "String Band Music", and predates Bluegrass. I have had a great love for this music for many years, and used to perform in an Old-Time group based in Edinburgh, Clutching At Straws.

The workshops particularly suit stringed instruments such as fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo, bass, etc. If you have any doubt about whether it will suit you, please get in touch (email me). The workshop timetable is below; any problems, let me know.

The next Old Time in Newburgh is planned for Saturday 6th June 2015, at The Steeple, Newburgh, Fife (see map).

To book your place on the workshop, send a cheque for £40.00 full price, or £10.00 deposit to Nigel Gatherer, 8 Mitchell Street, Crieff PH7 3AG. Alternatively, you can pay on-line by using the button below (Paypal) or bank transfer using your internet banking account (email me for details).



There are 25 spaces in the workshop.

20  places left
Who's Going? ( = deposit paid)
Cathy Davidson (fiddle)
George Davidson (guitar)
Stevie Neil (guitar)
Jan Russell (banjo)
Ruth Alexander ( )

Time Activity
10.30-11.00 Arrive; Introductions
11.00-12.30 Workshop 1
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30-2.30 Workshop 2
2.30-2.50 Break
2.50-4.00 Workshop 3
4.00-5.00 Performance/recording and session

Music for the workshop can be downloaded well before the workshop day. The standard notation versions have guitar chords, ukulele chords and mandolin chords; the Mandolin Tablature version has mando chords as well. If there is any format you might wish that isn't listed, I will endeavour to provide it (e.g. banjo tab, fiddle fingering, etc) - email me and ask).

For an idea of the type of music looked at in these workshops, check out what we did in previous meetings (follow the links at the foot of this page).

Part of Old Time in Newburgh consists of an old-time session arranged for the last hour of the day (4-5pm). I have prepared a booklet of common old time jam session tunes which can be downloaded:

OTIN Session Book A4 OTIN Session Book A5

In your print dialogue control, print odd pages first, then turn paper over, choose reverse order and then print even pages. Finally, staple pages together to give you an A4 booklet.

In your print dialogue control, print odd pages first, then turn paper over, choose reverse order and then print even pages. Finally, fold each page in half and this will give you an A5 booklet.
OTIN Session Book A4 (TAB)

This is a version of the session book in mandolin tablature. Follow the instructions above.

Who's Going? ( = definites)

Previous Years

Photos, soundfiles and music from OTIN workshops in previous years:

Location: The Steeple, Newburgh
Date: 6th June 2015
Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm
Latest update: 31st Mar 6.30pm
Old Time in Newburgh 13 Group Photo

Nigel Gatherer, Crieff, Perthshire |