Bath Traditional Music Summer School

Monday 8th – Friday 12th August 2016

Our popular traditional music summer school is your opportunity to learn new tunes and develop your technique with the help of our expert tutors.

Classes are offered in fiddle, flute/tin whistle, guitar, box/piano accordion, and mixed instruments.

All ages and abilities welcome. All classes will be centred on learning tunes by ear, so there is no need to read music.


Each day at the Bath Traditional Music Summer School is divided into two parts:

1. Group Instrument Tuition

You will receive instrumental tuition with a small group of other students of a similar standard on your chosen instrument. Your tutor will teach you new tunes and traditional techniques to help you develop your playing.

2. Ensemble Tuition

You will take part in a large mixed instrument ensemble, where you will learn to play exciting arrangements of traditional tunes with other musicians and how to play in a session.

Classes take place between 10:00 – 16:00 each day, with a one hour break for lunch.


Confirmed tutors include:

Ed Boyd
Karen Tweed
Henry Sears
Gabi Maas
Catriona MacDonald
Katherine Mann


The Edge, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

Early Bird Rate* Full Rate
Child (7-16) £95 £110
Adult (16+) £145 £160

* Available until 1st June 2016