Threo (Paul James / Hilke Bauweraerts / Thomas Hoste)

VONK Festival - Gent, Gent, Belgie.

THREO is a new trio and this is our first gig. Paul James - doedelzak, saxofoon. Hilke Bauweraerts - diatonische accordeon Thomas Hoste - draailier.

'Threo' speelt enkele van Paul's recente composities voor mensen om op te dansen - en een paar 'standaarden' die je niet altijd op folkinstrumenten hoort. "Threo" joue les compositions récentes de Paul pour que les gens dansent et quelques "standards" que vous n'entendez pas toujours jouer sur des instruments folkloriques. 'Threo' play some of Paul's recent compositions for people to dance to - and a few "standards" you don't always hear played on folk instruments.

Spielkurs Mühlhausen / Band workshop - Paul James

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AntoniQ, Holzstr. 13 , Mühlhausen 99974, Germany

A weekend of music workshops in a beautiful venue in the centre of the the picturesque historic town of Mühlhausen. I am leading the band workshop - it's for any instrument, all ages and most abilities. The idea is to make arrangements of folk dance tunes together that are great to listen to and fun to dance to,

Halsway Manor European Ensemble Weekend

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Halsway Manor, near Crowcombe, Somerset

An extended weekend course for musicians to develop their ensemble playing skills. Drawing on European folk/contemporary/popular music traditions we’ll be making new arrangements that can go in any direction. The aim is to explore and combine all sorts of influences and ideas to make spine tingling music that is more than the sum of the parts.

The course is fairly intensive and includes all day ensemble workshop sessions with the aim of performing all the pieces we create together at a public concert on the Sunday night.

“It completely revived my creative juices – just what I needed.” 2019 Participant

The course is led by musician/composer/arranger Paul James (Blowzabella, Paul James and the Drowned Lovers). We are delighted to announce that Maarten Decombel (Snaarmaarwaar, MandolinMan and Naragonia Quartet) will join the team for 2022, plus the return of harpist, composer and teacher Merit Zloch (Zirla, Solid Ghost) for the second time.

Blowzabella Workshop Weekend - Frankfurt, Germany.

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany

A weekend of dance and music workshops and a Saturday night dance with Blowzabella organised by Frankfurt Folk Club