Vic Folk Music
Vic Folk offers opportunities for students to learn, play and dance to traditional Irish and Scottish music, hosting ceilidhs, sessions, concerts and workshops, and a festival in trimester 2.
We welcome new and experienced musicians, and offer a platform for musicians to organise events.
We have fortnightly practices during term time where you can learn the music, and a range of workshops during the year.
Although we do host concerts, our music making is usually more informal: sessions and ceilidhs are at the heart of it. In a session, musicians sit around a table and generally pick up the music by ear. There aren’t any set lists or arrangements, and the emphasis is on listening to those around you. A ceilidh (pronounced kaylee) is more of a party: the word means ‘get-together’ in Gaelic. As with sessions, the emphasis is not on performing but on sharing the experience of live music, and it's the easiest and most fun dancing you'll find anywhere.
The Vic Folk Tunefest: www.vicfolktunefest.wordpress.com