Take advantage of the range of workshops at the 2018 festival. Each workshop creates a safe space to learn, experience and participate. With a focus on fun and inclusiveness, our workshop schedule has something for everyone.
Swingin' Uke Chops
Django Reinhardt was missing two fingers. Some may say a ukulele is missing two strings, but don't let this humble instrument trick you into a false sense of twee or naff! The uke can quite easily be swung, skanked and shredded with the best of 'em and Charlie Mgee from Formidable Vegetable is here to give you a taste of how to do it. BYO ukes for an exploration into the world of manouche gypsy swing on a ukulele.
Release Your Inner Shantyman
Whether your calling be a Halyard Shanty, Foresheet Shanty, Capstan Shanty, Pump Shanty or Fo’c’s’le Song – The Lost Quays can help! These are work songs, so it’s ALL IN. Join the crew to find your fancy, learn some maritime history and have fun at this rollicking singalong!
Songs From the Inside Presentation
Harry Hookey, Lucky Oceans and David Hyams tell of their experiences songwriting with inmates at WA's notorious Roebourne jail. This fascinating insight into a very different songwriting process was a hit when first presented at the 2018 National Folk Festival.
Harmony is teamwork at its very best. If you’ve ever wondered how to find and sing your very own part, join Lynn Hazelton to find out! This relaxed Singing session is suitable for all levels, including beginners.