Registration is open!
Always wanted to learn how to play the hurdy-gurdy or bagpipe? Or are you an advanced player who wants to improve his or her playing? This will be possible during the annual spring weekend of Draailier and Doedelzak. During this weekend there will be hurdy-gurdy, bagpipe and other music courses for the beginner and the advanced player. During the day the courses will be held. In the evening there will be concerts and session. Lack of an instrument is not an excuse, because we have instruments for rent for the beginner groups.
Participants are welcome to arrive on friday 24th of april in the evening. This evening is open for session, talks, a drink and maybe a concert. The courses will start on saturday the 25th at 10.00 and will last untill sunday the 26th 17.00. Saturday evening at 20.00 the instructors wil play concert or ball. Afterwards there will be time for session. Non-participants are also welcome on this evening.
Stay at the location (4-person rooms from friday to sunday) and breakfast, lunch, diner and coffee and tea during breaks is included in the workshop price. Application is possible through the application-form. Annulation is possible, but refunds are only applicable under certain circumstances, see our annulation conditions.
Hurdy-gurdy for (more)advanced players: Johannes Geworkian Hellman (Se)
The workshop of Johannes is full. New registrations will be put on a waitinglist. It's still possible to apply to another workshop
This workshop for more advanced players. Johannes is an astonishing gurdy-player from Sweden, whose interesting techniques will most surely give advanced players something to study this weekend! His workshop will be about:
1. Technical ideas and exercises:
- Basic exercises of dissociation between left and right hand + exercises for Coup de poignet.
- Exercises for the hand that plays on your keyboard.
2. Focus will be on Swedish traditional music
- Repertoire of the typical ”polska” that we will learn by ear in the workshop (scores can be handed out if needed).
- How one can play and interpret this music on hurdy-gurdy, concerning phrasing, melodic variations and groove with your trompette(s)!
"I want to give you what I have and what I find is important and helpful for my work with the hurdy-gurdy. Our meeting is a great possibility to exchange ideas and get new perspectives on our own playing and hopefully also new inspiration for making music. Together we create a nice atmosphere were everyone feels welcome. Even though we have different levels, goals and technics, our goal is always the same: To learn new things and to develope ourselves and our musicality." - Johannes Geworkian Hellman
Hurdy-gurdy for (half)advanced players: Harald Bauweraerts (Be)
Harald will work on technique and ornamentations for the hurdy-gurdy. This workshop is for the players who are no longer beginners and want a new challenge.
Hurdy-gurdy for beginners: Cor Westbroek (NL)
Always wanted to play the hurdy-gurdy? This workshop is especially for people who never played the hurdy-gurdy before. The workshop is the oppurtunity to discover the basics of the instrument while learning easy but beautiful melodies. Instruments can be rented and two weeks beforehand there is an introductory morning in which you will receive the rental instrument and the basic information needed to get started the first two weeks.
requirements: none, this is a beginners course
These bagpipe courses are all about the French, Flemish or Low Lands pipes (tuned in g).
Bagpipe for more advanced players: Alban Faust (Se)
Alban Faust is one of the well known bagpipe-players in Europe and is known for the wonderful instruments he builds. The workshop is for advanced players. Be prepared to be challenged in this workshop by this bagpipe master.
Bagpipe for (half)advanced players: Julien Cartonnet (Fr)
Julien will give a workshop for players who are no longer in the beginner stadium. He will work on technique and simple ornamentation and their applicability in several styles.
Bagpipe for beginners: Jonneke Jorissen (NL)
Always wanted to play the bagpipes? This workshop is especially for people who never played the bagpipes before. The workshop is the oppurtunity to discover the basics of the instrument while learning easy but beautiful melodies. Instruments can be rented and two weeks beforehand there is an introductory morning in which you will receive the rental instrument and the basic information needed to get started the first two weeks.
requirements: none, this is a beginners course
Ensemble - Anne-Lise Foy (Fr)
This workshop is open for all instruments. The attention of this workshop will revolve around arrangements, harmony and how to play for dancers. entry requirements: Players are known with their instrument and are able to pick up tunes by hearing.
Diatonic accordeon - Pablo Golder (It/Be)
In this course Pablo will start off with existing melodies to work on technique, rythmic and harmonic variations in the basses, (double grips?) etc. requirements: This workshop is meant for the more advanced player with a G/C instrument.
Nyckelharpa - Jantien Schaap (NL)
Participants will taken a step further into nyckelharpa playing. Together with Jantien they will examine technique, position and technical maintenance. This will all improve the sound of the instrument.
Singing course - Jorunn Bauweraerts (Be)
Jorunn made old songs popular again among the broad public with her group Lais. Currently their repertoire is mixed with modern music. In this workshop this extroardinary mix of old and modern repertoire will be treated. You only need your voice to participate.
You are welcome to join us this weekend as a 'guest'. As a guest, you're welcome to stay with us the wole weekend, but you won't participate in the workshops. During the days there are for the guests one or two classrooms avaiable for jamsessions. When the sun is shining, we could go outside to make music in the beautiful woods of Sint-Michielsgestel.