Folk Ensemble Workshop with Joe Broughton and Tom Chapman

Folk Ensemble Workshop with Joe Broughton and Tom Chapman

Sunday 19th May 2-4 pm. Sandbach School. Maxwell Davies Centre (Music Block)

Legendary workshop leader and director of The Conservatoire Folk Ensemble (from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) leads a high energy two our workshop in folk music and ensemble playing. Joe will be joined by master percussionist Tom Chapman and together they will lead you though an exciting devising project that takes in folk music from the UK and further afield as well as giving you some great tips on arranging and performance. This workshop is of course a must for anyone interested in Folk Music but any musician looking for some energy and inspiration to take
into their own work should attend.

Joe Broughton is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and educator based in Birmingham, UK. As well as his own internationally renowned band The Urban Folk Quartet, Joe has played with everyone from Joss Stone to Fairport Convention. His compositions have been performed at The Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican Centre in London and his workshops in performance and ensemble playing are legendary amongst the teaching community.

Percussionist Tom Chapman is a founding member of The Urban Folk Quartet. He has also provided hybrid drum and percussion setups for Jacqui McShee, Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, Gilmore & Roberts, The Old Dance School and (after JB himself) is the longest serving member of Joe Broughtons Conservatoire Folk Ensemble. Tom has guested with artists including Joss Stone, The Violent Femmes, Cerys Matthews, Fairport Convention, Roby Lakatos, Chris While and Neil Yates. Outside of contemporary folk, Tom is busy drumming with bands on the UK's swing dance scene.

If you are a complete beginner you will find it difficult to join in but if you can play twinkle twinkle
little star (or similar!) you will be fine.