The inspiration for much of my music is to empower people to do what they thought they couldn't do. The so-called Scratch Band Workshops I run are such events. Primarily using music from the World Music Circle Dance repertoire, I have been leading such groups for over 25 years.
I bring together a collection of disparate musicians with widely ranging experience and expertise. Over a period of time, which could be as little as a weekend, but more often a week, I form a band that becomes a performance band for dancers as a highlight of the event.
Running many in Wales, I have led these annually at the renowned Findhorn Foundation in Scotland since 1992 and in Brazil on several occasions at the all-Brazil sacred circle dance festival outside Sao Paulo. Most recently I worked at the experimental Las Lengas school in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina in 2010 and will do the same in 2011.
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The Eigg Song Workshop has become an annual event usually in May each year. A six-day song workshop, offering you a delightful time of songs, nature and nurture on a fascinating Hebridean island.
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