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Naseby Bluegrass Festival 2024

Two Hour Banjo Workshop with Joe McIlvenny

A two hour, hands on workshop demonstrating the fundamentals of Bluegrass banjo...


Presenting banjo maestro Mr. Joe McIlvenny. Joe will be presenting his two hour programme of banjo playing, taking you with his wit and charm through basics to back up to blistering lead breaks and tune playing. This is a not to be missed opportunity to meet with and learn from one of the UK's foremost banjo masters. If you take his lesson as your winter learning programme you will, without doubt be on your way to festival glory next year!! The places on this course are going quickly so don't leave it too long to come on board....

Bluegrass Mandolin with Abbey Thomas

A hands on workshop demonstrating the fundamentals of Bluegrass Mandolin...


Abbey Thomas, hailing from Cornwall, Abbey has endeared herself to bluegrass audiences nationwide with he bubbling personality and fine mandolin playing, currently with "Blue Lass" the all lady bluegrass band,and "Old baby mackerel" Abbey also offers mandolin lessons one to one.

Bluegrass Dobro Workshop with Chris Eaton

A hands on workshop demonstrating the fundamentals of Bluegrass dobro...


Chris Eaton, This year's winner of the Battlefield instrumental competition. Chris works as a professional musician. He has been teaching guitar/ukulele, plus slide/dobro/lap steel, for 10 years. Much of his teaching takes place in schools around West Sussex, where he lives. In his 20s and 30s, he toured as a side-man for blues bands on the European blues scene. He has written about slide guitar for the national guitar magazines, and he composes slide guitar music for TV shows.

Fiddle Workshop with Jeri Foreman

Fiddle Workshop with Jeri Foreman. Warning, may contain genres unfamiliar to bluegrass musicians...


Jeri Foreman is a fiddle player and tune writer from Australia, living in Scotland and working as a traditional musician. I have studied several fiddle styles in depth and hold a degree in classical violin. My teaching philosophy is to try to use repertoire that students love, in order to teach good technique and music theory. I especially enjoy teaching style and tune form. I get many gigs as a result of being able to learn things fast and like to pass on those tricks too. Genres of specialty include Scottish, Irish, Bluegrass, Old Time and Australian Celtic fiddle, with areas of interest in Old Time accompaniment, Americana, Scandinavian, Quebecois and Asturian.

Bluegrass Guitar  with Holly Wheeldon

Bluegrass Guitar Workshop with Holly Wheeldon. A One hour guitar workshop on the fundamentals of bluegrass guitar.


Holly Wheeldon plays with Blue lass, heading for being the UK's answer to Molly Tuttle, stunning guitar player, taking her first workshop with us.

Vocal Workshop with Jordan Lea and Luke Day

Get your voices ready for a vocal and harmony workshop


Jordan is the lead singer with the Willow Station Duo. A very fine singer who along with Luke Day will give a workshop on how to get the very best from your vocal performance.

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