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Dates for 2018: August 15th-17th
More info to come soon -
meanwhile, you can check last year's event below, to get an impression:


Tango Music for Dancing, August 15th-18th 2017

Four days of immersion into playing Tango Music!

Tuesday, August 15th ~ Bandoneon Day

In this course, you will get handy tips for your own practice as well as how to survive in an ensemble.
The exercises will be based on the material that will be played during the workshops in the following days.

For Bandoneonistas of all levels. 5 hours tuition

The topics:
10.30am - 1pm
Bando-fila - playing in the section:

    - we'll start work with a foundation of things that are good to know about dance-era tango music as a bandoneon player, general practices that help us to play together. Then we'll work on some tools to help meet the challenge of playing together, in particular the mechanics of staccato, legato, accent, and dynamics. We'll practice these things together with some easy/fun examples, as well as with material for the OT workshop.

2.30 - 5pm

    - a critical survival skill for bandoneon players. We'll look for quick ways to extract the most music with the least stress and develop a set principles for reading, improvising and performing in ensembles. We'll also look at longer term skills to simplify for study and arranging purposes.


Wednesday 16th - Friday 18th, 10.30am - 1pm ~ Orquesta Tipica Workshop
Immerse yourself in the sounds of Edgardo Donato under the guidance of Korey Ireland. Sheet music will be provided in advance of the course.
There will be an opportunity to play workshop material for the dancers on Friday night.
This course is suitable for all musicians with the following instruments: Bandoneon, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, guitar, flute, voice. No previous experience of playing Tango is necessary. 7.5 hours tuition


Wednesday 16th - Friday 18th, 2.30-5pm ~ A La Parrilla Workshop
Have you been to Tango music workshops before, or play Tango in a band?
Then this workshop is for you!!!
A la parilla, literally translated as 'on the grill', is a more spontaneous way of creating arrangements and demands a certain familiarity with how to play Tango. We will explore the various roles the instruments play in creating melody, harmony and rhythm, and learn to respond more freely to the musicians around us than when playing from a pre-arranged score.
There will be an opportunity to play workshop material for the dancers on Friday night.
For people with previous experience of playing Tango. 7.5 hours tuition


Bandoneon Day, August 15th - £40
Orquesta Tipica workshop, August 16th-18th - £40
A La Parrilla workshop, August 16th-18th - £40
Two workshops - £70 (any combination)
Full Workshop Package - £95 (all three workshops)

Optional extra:
Lunch (vegetarian) £5
Accommodation on campus and nearby is available - please check our accommodation page
It is possible to store your instrument safely in the school over night.

Korey Ireland

Korey Ireland is a professional composer turned tango-addict. He brings a lifetime of musical experience and an unquenchable thirst for tango to his teaching. Currently based in Berlin, Germany, Korey has spent the better part of the last 15 years traveling and teaching tango in the U.S., England, Holland, Spain, Germany, Russia, Kenya, Poland and Argentina, sharing his passion for tango, music, expression, and connection. In recent years, this mission has grown to include work with aspiring tango musicians at festivals throughout North America and Europe to create live music for dancers.

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