FOAOTMAD has for a number of years organised annual workshops for its members. They normally take place in November at suitable Youth Hostels.
These workshops cover both banjo and fiddle at beginner/intermediate and intermediate/advanced levels.
During the workshops, participants enjoy tuition by internationally known old-time musicians, accommodation (shared hostel style) and full board from Friday evening until Sunday lunchtime.
Tutors from past events include Dave Bragger, Chris Berry, Janie Rothfield and Gabrielle Macrae to name a few. In 2018 we welcomed Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones leading the fiddle and guitar workshops, and Dan Levenson, leading the banjo workshops, three of North America's finest old-time musicians.
The 2018 workshops have now taken place and next year's workshops are still only in the planning phase. Details will be made available on this page as soon as they are available, so keep an eye on the FOAOTMAD mail-outs.
Short workshops on various subjects take place during our annual festival (full details are made available with the festival schedule).
For more information on workshops planned for the festival please go the dedicated Gainsborough 2019 website.
Ad-hoc workshops may also take place during various other events such as dance parties, picking weekends and camps, details of which are announced on the NEWS page.