Argyll Scottish Country Dancing Group Musicians Weekend

Music Practical

Residential course

Ian Muir

1 October 2021 to 3 October 2021

From £242 Non-residential fee

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The course is for musicians interested in playing together in a band for Scottish Country Dancing.

The weekend starts with an optional workshop on Friday evening. Saturday’s sessions will provide a practical grounding in all aspects of band musicianship and playing for dancing classes with the opportunity to play for the evening’s dancing. Sunday morning will be an opportunity to explore different tempos and genres, the art of simplifying tunes to make them accessible, and composing in the Scottish idiom.

Residential Fees From: £371.   Non Residential: £242.

Course runs from Dinner on Friday to Lunch on Sunday.

Tutor information

Ian Muir started playing the accordion at school aged 12 and playing for dances at 14.  By 17 he joined McBain’s Band and in 1986 he formed his own.  Ian’s philosophy for the band has always been that the musical arrangements the band uses in its repertoire must be as good to listen to as they are to dance to.  Ian is an experienced tutor of playing for Scottish country dancing and regularly leads the Summer School Music Courses at the RSCDS Summer School in St Andrews.  In November 2014 Ian was appointed as the Musical Director of the RSCDS.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.