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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 Spring 2015, at The Steeple, Newburgh, Fife (see map).

Booking

Booking will open nearer the time. If you wish to be informed when further details are finalised, let me know.


Schedule
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
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
Download

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.
Download

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)
Download

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: t.b.c. 2015
Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm
Latest update: 14th Oct 10.45am
Old Time in Newburgh 13 Group Photo

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