Half term musical workshops with global ambitions

19 September 2013

A series of the popular ‘Musical Villages’ workshops has been announced for young people across North Yorkshire during October Half Term.

Harrogate International Festivals is proud to welcome the infectious energy of the Musala Trio to host the workshops, where 7 to 13 year olds will get the chance to create original pieces of music.

Musala is a trio of young musicians who perform on saxophone, clarinet, guitar, piano and accordion. The hands-on workshops will take students on a musical journey around the world, with influences of Indian Bhangra, Irish Jigs, Brazilian Samba and Jamaican Reggae.

Bryony Jones, Festivals and Education Manager for Harrogate International Festivals, said:

Following the success of our Musical Villages workshops in May 2013, we are delighted to bring Musical Villages back for October half term. The workshops are open to all young people who are interested in music and performing music, whether or not they play an instrument or read music. They do get booked up quickly, so book your places soon.

The workshops’ infectious energy promises to have toes tapping, hands clapping and dancing.

Participants will learn the rhythms which underpin each style of music, as well as trying some of the traditional dances that each piece accompanies, before performing alongside Musala in a live performance at the end of the day.

All workshops begin at 10.30am, and the final performance is at 2.45pm – all participants need to bring is a packed lunch.

Booking is essential – To book your child a place on one of these workshops please call Bryony on 01423 562303, email bryony@harrogate-festival.org.uk or visit www.harrogateinternaitonalfestivals.com to find out more.

The workshops below are part of the NYMAZ programme, funded by Youth Music. Places are just £5.

· Wednesday October 30, Nidderdale High School, Pateley Bridge

· Thursday October 31, Holy Trinity Church, Ripon

· Friday November 1, Long Memorial Hall, Spofforth

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