10 Oct 2019

Sounding Out Helmsley!


2 October 2019

Fresh from broadcasting live from Helmsley to schools across the UK, an acclaimed English folk group is set to return to the Arts Centre later this month for three days of FREE half-term workshops.

Young musicians of all abilities from across the region are invited to join the Tappy Lappy Quartet during October half-term. The group, known for their lively melodies, will be sharing their folk music know-how with 10 to18-year-olds.

The workshops are free and will culminate in the young musicians joining the Quartet on stage in a concert. Participants will learn new instrumental and compositional techniques, develop their performance skills and meet other local players.

The workshops run for three days, from 30 October to 1 November 2019, with the concert taking place on the Friday evening.

The activity is part of Sounding Out, a project led by youth music charity NYMAZ, which aims to provide the county’s young people with more music opportunities. NYMAZ has partnered with English Folk Dance and Song Society to put together this opportunity, with funding from Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund and Santander Foundation.


NYMAZ director Sarah McWatt explains, “We are thrilled to be working with the Tappy Lappy Quartet to offer young people the chance to deepen their knowledge of folk music. We are all too aware of how expensive it is to keep children occupied during the school holidays, which is why the three-day workshop is offered free of charge*. It is important to us that our music opportunities are accessible and affordable for anyone who would like to take part.”

The Tappy Lappy Quartet is made up of soulful melodeon player Dave Gray, vocalist Bryony Bainbridge and BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winners Matt Jones and Kev Lees on guitar and fiddle. The four musicians met while playing on Newcastle’s folk scene.

Book a place online at: https://soundingouthelmsley2019.eventbrite.co.uk

Or for more information contact grace@nymaz.org.uk on 01904 543382.

Limited spaces available and priority will be given to those who can attend all three days.

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Notes to Editors:
The workshops take place from 30 October to 1 November 2019, from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Friday’s workshop runs from 11:30 to 5pm and the concert is 7-8pm.

*The music workshops are free with a payment of just £5 (plus Eventbrite fees) when booking to reserve one ticket for a friend or family member for the Friday evening concert.




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