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 8th 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 9th at 9.30 and will last untill sunday the 10th 17.00. Saturday evening at 20.00 there will be concerts or ball. Afterwards there will be time for session. Non-participants are also welcome on this evening.
Stay at the location (4-6 person rooms for Saturday/Sunday) and breakfast, lunch, diner and coffee and tea during breaks is included in the workshop price. For arriving on Friday it's 10 euro extra. 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: Germán Díaz (Spe)
This workshop for more advanced players. Germán Díaz is an astonishing gurdy-player from Spain. He studied classical guitar and classical philology at the University of Valladolid and did the Postgraduate Course "Specialist University Studies Tradition". He has performed all over the world and in prestigious venues and festivals.
In 2009 he was chosen by the Spanish Embassy to represent Spain at the prestigious European Jazz Nights in Oslo.
He did some beautifull music projects with Oh Trío or Π (o sea, pi).
His interesting techniques will most surely give advanced players something to study this weekend! His workshop will be about:
• focusing on melodies and rhythms of the Iberian tradition
• Study of the different techniques of "coup de poignet" – c.4 c.5 c.6
• Work in 5/8, 7/8 and another rhythms of Spanish musical tradition -Ritmo Charro, Corridos, etc ...
• Modal improvisation on traditional themes.
Hurdy-gurdy for (half)advanced players: Gilles Chabenat (Fr)
Chabenat will focus on different technique, styles and ornamentations for the hurdy-gurdy. He will focus on how to let your 'chien' sound interesting. This workshop is for the players who are no longer beginners, who are (half) advanced and want a new challenge.
Born in 1963 at Lignières in Central France, Gilles Chabenat began playing the hurdy-gurdy at 13. He won several music awards and subsequently devoted himself to his region’s traditional repertoire with a desire to branch out into other musical styles. In the wake of Valentin Clastrier, he was one of the pioneers with an electro-acoustic instrument to integrate the hurdy-gurdy into the modern musical experience. He met and worked with a number of artists: Stephan Eicher, Sting, Frédéric Paris, Maarten Decombel, Gabriel Yacoub and Patrick Bouffard. Let him challenge you to go deeper into the way you play on the hurdy-gurdy!
- Gilles Chabenat & PatrickBouffard
- Gilles Chabenat & Evelyne Girardon
- A Fond (Gilles Chabenat, Valentin Clastrier & Romain Baudouin)
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: Toon van Mierlo (Be)
Toon van Mierlo is well known for playing in bands like Naragonia, Hot Griselda or Novar. In this workshop for (more) advanced bagpipe players he will focus on technique and ornamentations and their applicability in several styles. He will use some simple melodies to learn more about variation. The difficult part of this workshop won't be the melodies but how to use your ornamentations and how do you let your bagpipe sound the way you like it.
Bagpipe for (half)advanced players: Pieterjan van Kerckhoven (Be)
Pieterjan will give a workshop for players who are no longer in the beginner stadium and are (half) advanced. He will work on technique and ornamentation and their applicability in several styles. Pieterjan is a wellknown bagpipe player form France and he plays in groups like EmBRUN, Wör and Surpluz.
Bagpipe for beginners: Wouter Kuyper(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
Nyckelharpa - Janine Buisman (NL)
Participants will taken a step further into nyckelharpa playing. During this course participants will examine for instance different playing techniques, styles and your position during playing. Janine will use melodies from different parts of Sweden to work on variations, ornamentation and the use of chords.
Singing course - Raphaël de Cock (Be)
Raphaël will use different songs from all over Europe. Participants will explore the songs from North- or Central Europe. But also a bit of the singing traditions en the polyfonic songs of the South or the East of Europe. When our voices are trained during the weekend, we will explore a bit the throatsinging techniques of the different parts of the world. For this workshop you don't need to have singing experience or done all kinds of workshops, You only need your voice to participate.
Raphaël is an artist with his voice. He sings and plays different instruments in groups like Griff, Voxtra or Nothern Lights
Ensemble - Patrick Bouffard (Fr)
This workshop is open for all instruments: violins, flutes, percussion, bass, guitars, cellos and all other instruments are welcome. 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.
Bouffard is a well known hurdy-gurdy player who participated in different projects. He was our guest as a teacher during the workshop weekend of 2011 and we're glad to welcome him back in the Netherlands! Be challenged by this enthousiastic musician.
Listen to Bouffard:
- with Anne-Lise Foy
- with Stygiens
- with Trio Bouffard
Diatonic accordeon - Pascale Rubens (Be)
Pascale Rubens is well known for playing in bands like Naragonia or in the past with Musaraigne and Griff. In this course Pascale 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.
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.