Our 2022 Workshops

The 2022 workshops...

We have an exciting workshop programme at this year’s Festival, as you will see below

Singing Your Song

Alexander is an advocate of a healthy approach to vocal production. Bring a song you know well and experiment with breathing and vocal exercises. Islander (Sat)


Ukulele – Absolute Beginner

Absolute Beginner’s Ukulele – exactly what it says. No experience necessary and we even have a few ukes to lend. Sue & Mike Dewsbury (Sat)



How to busk with 3 chords – Sue & Mike Dewsbury (Sat)


Song Writing

Wise words on the art of song writing. Ian Bruce (Sat)


The Amazing Spoons Workshop

Pat teaches the basics of spoons playing, taking you through jigs, reels, polkas and hornpipes and even classical music! Pat Smith & Ned Clamp (Sat)


Improvers Guitar

Steve, having strummed and plucked for 63 years has reached a level of mediocrity but has tips to pass on! Bring guitar, pen and paper. Steve Marshall. (Sat)



For beginners and those who know the basic strokes. Marjorie Colver (Sat)


Blues Appreciation Session

Mix of blues harp and guitar, audience participation encouraged. Voice or any instrument. Derek Ridley & Phil Jackson (Sat)



If you can bash it, strum it, blow it, bow it, bring it along, and don’t forget your voices Song books provided. Noel Jackson, Steve Jackson & Bob McLean (Sun)


Whisky Limerick Session

Robin Laing will talk about how good whisky can inspire the poetic muse and will give some examples. Attendees will be given some liquid inspiration and expected to produce a whisky limerick at the very least. Robin Laing (Sun)
A voluntary collection tin will be provided for those that wish to donate to help cover Robin’s ‘liquid inspiration’s costs.



Meet and make friends with the Mountain Dulcimer. Hands on beginner’s workshop with everything you need provided. Mel Langton (Sun)


Bodhrán Bash

‘Come All Ye’ for Bodhrán and all other instruments! Easy and fun tunes led by Marjorie, Patti & Ned (Sun)


Meet the Artist

A chance to meet, have a chat, and listen to a song or two with Kenny Speirs & Liz Simcock (Sun)


Sea Songs and Shanties

4 MFFF regulars invite you to come along and join them in singing all things water based. You will be given the opportunity to lead your choice of sea song. Neil, Richard, Graham & Dave (Sun)


Tai Chi

Set yourself up for the day with some gentle exercise. Loose clothing and soft shoes please. A great way to start your festival day! Fiona Purnell of Radiance Wellness (Sat & Sun)

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