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Culture Vannin often organise educational workshops for musicians aged over 16.

Professional musicians are invited to the Isle of Man to share their expertise on traditional vocal and instrumental techniques. They also perform in a concert at the end of the weekend with support from local musicians.

Past tutors and workshops have included:

  • Jenn Butterworth [Scotland] guitar
  • Margit Myhr and Erlend Apneseth [Norway] fiddle, singing and dance
  • Paul Rogers [Isle of Man] trad guitar masterclass and group course
  • Noeleen Ní Cholla and Tim Flaherty [Ireland] Sean nos singing and step dance
  • Anna Massie and Mairearad Green [Scotland] guitar and accordion
  • Einar Mjølsnes [Norway] hardanger fiddle
  • Ashley Davis [USA] Irish singing and song-writing
  • Màire Breatnach [Ireland] Gaelic singing, fiddle, performance practice and arranging
  • Cormac de Barra [Ireland] harp, performance practice and arranging
  • Malcolm Stitt [Scotland] guitar and sound tech for musicians
  • Marc Duff [Scotland] whistle, recorder, bodhran and bouzouki
  • Claire Mann [Northumbria] fiddle, whistle and flute
  • Joy Dunlop [Scotland] - Scottish Gaelic singing (solo and choral), step dancing
  • Rachel Hair [Scotland] - harp (solo and accompanying)