For further advice about course levels please contact us on +44 (0) 131 445 2022
An introduction to Cape Breton step dance through a classic strathspey and reel set. Steps and tunes have a common ancestor in Gaelic speech rhythms, so we’ll begin by learning to sing the tunes as puirt-a-beul. We’ll bring these rhythms from the voice to the body by exploring foundational strathspey and reel steps. When approaching these tunes on the harp, we’ll give attention to appropriate pace, phrasing, and accompaniment. Please wear smooth-soled shoes, either flat or with a 1-3 inch square heel, and bring a recording device.
You are welcome to bring your harp with you to the workshop.