Workshops and Special Events

Creative workshops

More to be announced.

Easy Peasy Penny Whistle with Maggie Feeney

Maggie is an experienced teacher/workshop leader.  She has worked with both adults and children for many years.
She will be running a penny whistle workshop for complete beginners. The workshop is for ages from 7 – 107 years. Absolutely no musical knowledge is required.

Whistles will be provided by Maggie.

You will be learning some well known tunes and perhaps rounds, partner songs and harmonies too.
The songs will cover a wide range e.g  Pease Pudding Hot, London Bridge Is falling Down, Keel Row, Incy Wincy Spider with MOM words!, When The Saints Go Marching In, Go Tell Aunt Nancy, Cotton Eyed Joe, 8 Days A Week and more.

Most of all you will be having fun!!!

Circle Broom Dancing” with Maggie Feeney

Come along and have a go at some “Circle Broom Dancing”.  We will be dancing to “Buy Broom Besoms.  A bit of twirling, whirling, sweeping, passing, weaving, it’ll be great fun!

The Labyrinth Fire Show (Saturday night)

Music on the Marr 2015

Fire Fans, Poi and Staff dance move around the stage in a skilful display of fire and circus manipulation. An energetic and fun show for all to watch and enjoy.

A Ramble with a Difference and Mark Richards
Sunday 10:45 am at the Duke of Cumberland

Music on the Marr is on the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Explore one of its most beautiful corners, Geltsdale. Local walking guide writer, Mark Richards, will lead a morning’s walk through this lovely valley. Mark is a real enthusiast and is often on radio and television sharing his joy in walking and the great outdoors. The walk will not only show you the delights of our wonderful countryside but will also uncover sites of prehistoric interest. The walk is suitable for adults and children. Sturdy shoes or light walking boots would be a good idea. Meet outside The Duke at 10.45 on Sunday morning for a lift up to Jockey Shield (1 mile) or start walking in the direction of Geltsdale at 10.30.

Beginners Ukulele Workshop

Be ready to sing, have fun and surprise yourself.  This workshop is suitable for total beginners (aged 8 – 80+) and those who have made a start but cannot join chords together. If you have your own ukulele please bring it along, but we will also have 16 ‘spare’ ukuleles for people to borrow.

There will an opportunity during the festival to be part of a performance of what we have learned – so make sure you invite your friends to come and see you at the performance!

This is a great opportunity for parents and children to do an activity together.

Taking the  Ukulele a little bit further

If you can already string the three chords of C, F & G together or if you have done the beginners workshop and want move forward then you are an improver. But still be ready to sing, have fun and surprise yourself with some different strumming patterns.  If you have your own ukulele please bring it along, but we will also have 16 ‘spare’ ukuleles for people to borrow.

There will an opportunity during the festival to be part of a performance of what we have learned – so make sure you invite your friends to come and see you at the performance – – they will be stunned!

More

Artisans Market. Hog Roast. Round the Reservoir Running Race. Festival Camping. Outstanding hospitality. Excellent real ale.The Magnificent Tea Emporium.  Beautiful  country walks.