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Chris McShane (Folk Music)

  • yorkshire-based freelance musician and instrumental teacher
  • formerly worked for Barnsley Music Service as Curriculum Development Officer
  • organises close to his home the Rafter’s Ukulele Club, Uke Power Festival and is MD of the Penistone Folk Ensemble
  • delivers workshops at festivals and summer schools all over the UK and in Europe.

Chris’ approach to musical participation is inclusive and he welcomes anyone onto his courses, which appeal to those who’ve wielded their instruments in anger before, and also those who’ve put it off all their lives.

The idea of workshops that allow anyone to come, share and leave feeling more confident is a simple one, but one we endorse fully here at Higham. We also recognise that musicians can feel self-conscious about their capabilities, so Chris makes a point of encouraging everybody. After all, you can only gain confidence by giving it a go and being part of something is a great way to achieve this.

Spending time with someone so active in the music circuit is a great opportunity to expand your musical horizons, we think.


October 2021


October 31st at 18:30 to November 4th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* For musicians of any standard with a concert pitch instrument such as violin (fiddle), viola, cello, mandolin, mandola, banjo, ukulele, guitar, flute whistle, piano accordion, melodeon, concertina etc. Parts for transposing instruments in Bb, Eb and bass clef will be available. Play a wide range of traditional and contemporary folk music from the British Isles, America and beyond with parts tailored to all abilities. NEW TUTOR* Chris McShane (Barnsley www.highamhall.com/chris-mcshane) Residential: £436 Non-residential: £304

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