This year we welcome flute players to Winter Trad! As a result of this we have two very, very special guests taking a day long workshop each in Guitar and Flute whilst Tom teaches a day of each alternately. These fantastic musicians are not only some of the top exponents of their instruments in the trad music scene today but two of our great pals too. It'll be incredible to have them around! Introducing Innes and Kieran.
Innes Watson - DADGAD Guitar.
Innes Watson, from Glasgow, is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist with over ten years of contemporary and traditional Scottish music performance, recording, teaching and producing experience. He grew up in the Scottish Borders in very supportive musical surroundings encouraging an extremely eclectic mix of skills, abilities, interests and accolades that combine to make Innes one of the most highly-regarded and sought-after musicians on the scene today.
"I love DADGAD. Although fairly adept at Standard and other alternative tunings I find it is the most versatile for the purposes of trad. For the lateral thinker, it allows a system that caters for deep rhythm in all the right places in trad tune accompaniment and it sounds so warm and groovy. Once you go DADGAD you never come back fully. Go on, give it a go - i think you'll like it!"
Kieran Munnelly - Flute.
Kieran Munnelly is a young flute player and percussionist hailing from the West of Ireland and is a founding member of the David Munnelly band. Kieran released “In Safe Hands” with Aidan O Donnell (TG4 Young Musician of the Year 2010) to critical acclaim, and most recently recorded a flute trio album with Niall Keegan, Philippe Barnes and Piano player Ryan Molloy, under the group name Flunked. He continues to work on the live circuit with some of the freshest talent on the Celtic/folk/roots scene including Irish music band Project West. Despite basking amongst the success of today’s best known traditional musicians, Kieran has by no means reached the peak of his career. He will go on to influence a generation to follow.