Teacher: Ross Daly

The word “traditional” is frequently used (and overused) whenever reference is made to localized music. By invoking “tradition” it is also implied that there is a precedent for that which is referred to, and it is exactly that precedent which justifies the word’s use. In today’s world however, much of this is changing. Many people today are studying “traditional” instruments, in many cases from geographic regions other than those of their own origin, and are also adapting to these instruments elements of repertoires not previously performed on these instruments as a matter of course. In this context the repertoires of “traditional” instruments can be perceived as expanding mosaics which develop according to the needs and sensibilities of individual musicians with unique trajectories in life rather than in accordance with those of collective social entities bound to a single given location. Some people see this process as an affirmation of the self but a denial of «tradition», others see an affirmation of «tradition» as a denial of individuality. There is a creative way in which both can be affirmed, reconciled and celebrated and it is exactly this which will be investigated and sought after in this seminar.



Dates: 30 April – 5 May 2019

The seminars will start at 17:00 on Tuesday 30/04/2019

  • Tuesday: 17:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 – 13:00 & 17:00 – 20:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 – 13:00


Registration: Online Registration