Ian Lowthian's Music Weekends

Because of the current Coronavirus situation we have for the moment, cancelled all of our weekends in Ettrickbridge. However, we had many of you asking about the possibility of doing some weekends by Zoom, so we gave it a go and it seemed to work very well. If you fancy having a go at this you'll need a computer, tablet or phone with a camera, plus a broadband connection so you can join in from home. I will be the host and invite you to a meeting on Zoom. The weekends will run from 10.00 - 5.00 on Saturday and 10.00 - 12.30ish on the Sunday. Sounds quite intensive, but you will be given some time on your own during the day to try out some of the tunes or techniques discussed and of course have some lunch!! The fee for these weekends is £80, because you'll need to supply your own cake! Give us a shout if you want to have a go. To book in or to enquire just send me a message from the 'contact Ian' button above.


Here are the latest dates for 2021 - All weekends will be delivered by Zoom until we're allowed to welcome you all back here to the beautiful Scottish Borders. We miss you!! 

MIXED INSTRUMENTS - Unless otherwise stated, all weekends at the moment will be for mixed instruments. However, if you are not an accordionist please be aware that there may be some discussion specific to the accordion. Some of this discussion may be about chords and harmony which may be quite interesting! I'll keep it to a minimum, but feel free to go and make a cup of tea!

ACCORDIONISTS - Don't worry, I will add some accordion specific weekends soon, such as an Advanced Accordion Weekend, Left Hand Technique Weekend or Classical Music Weekend.

January 30/31 - Scottish Music (including some Burns Tunes) -  Zoom Weekend

February 27/28 - Eastern European Tunes -  Zoom Weekend

March 20/21 - Slightly Easier Tunes -  Zoom Weekend


About the weekends

Scottish Music Weekend - As you know, we celebrate Robert Burns at this time of year, but a whole weekend of Burns can be a bit intense, so I've decided to add some more general Scottish tunes to the mix.

Eastern European MusicMuch Eastern European music uses some more unusual time signatures and as we are currently living in 'interesting times' perhaps we can spend some time de-stressing these 'difficult times'.

Slightly Easier Tunes - We don't want this year to get off to a tricky start, so on this weekend we will look at some slightly easier tunes, from many different genres. You may enjoy this weekend if you feel you're not at the more advanced levels of playing, or perhaps you are looking for some easier material for your own teaching.


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