Exploring the world of traditional Scottish songs!
Following hot on the heels of our first series of workshops focusing on traditional Scottish songs, we are delighted to announce a further three workshops.... this time with singer-songwriter, Jane Russell.
Workshops will take place in Corby (venue tbc) on:
Monday 19th February
Monday 19th March
Saturday 28th April
(Photo: Janet with the Silsden Singers at their 20th birthday concert in July)
Janet is an experienced singer, performer, vocal workshop leader and song arranger who has been active around the UK for many years and has gained a reputation for her knowledge and expertise on traditional Scottish folk music as well as her unique take on important social and political issues of the day.
Currently, Janet runs three regular community choirs: in Silsden (where she lives), Settle in North Yorkshire, and Burnley in East Lancashire.
In recent years, she has also worked with the organisation, Peace Through Folk, in Leek setting up a choir there.There is a "Gathering" in Alstonefield each year with a "Peace Concert" as its centrepiece - Janet works there putting together programmes each year drawing in many great artists to perform specially composed pieces at the event.
At the Street Choirs Festival in Kendal last year, she taught and led 900 singers in the singing of "Unison in Harmony" by Jim Boyes. This was one of six songs chosen to be learnt and sung by all the choirs attending the festival.
If you want to find out more about Janet and her work over many years going back to the 1980s.... CLICK HERE for her full biography.
NOTE ON WORKSHOP VENUE:
All sessions will take place in Corby... and might be at The Arc Theatre (Rockingham Primary School, Rockingham Road).... but we will confirm in due course.