Laurel Swift 

Musician, Composer, Dancer, Project Maker

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Learn Folk Music By Ear

All levels and all instruments are welcome. Laurel is an inspiring and experienced workshop leader  who will help you build confidence to learn and play by ear.  Notation and audio supplied after workshops.


Workshops are 7 - 9pm  

Wednesdays 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May 2019

Upstairs at: The Inn On The Green, 2 Filton Road, Horfield, Bristol. BS7 0PA


Suitable for all melody and chord instruments. Bedroom musicians, near-beginners, starting-againers, young musicians, late bloomers, musicians that think they can only read the dots, musicians who worry that they can’t read the dots, professional muscians from other genres  –  you are all welcome!


Any questions or to pay by BACS or cheque please email [email protected]


Laurel is running a new series of workshops in Bristol, focused on learning how to learn folk music by ear, and exploring aspects of folk style. The taster series is Wednesday nights in May.


The workshops will enable you to learn great new tunes, improve your musicianship, explore how to create harmonies and variations and develop both your ensemble skills and your individual style as a folk musician.


Photo by Rhapsody Road Photography

Here's a snippet of video made for Cecil Sharp House's Saturday Folk Music Workshops where I'm also a tutor.