Popular Music Week 2015
The popular music week 2015 will be held from 24th - 31st Oct. in Ark. This mid-term, come and enjoy all things pop with fun gigs, workshops and music jams for all ages!
Pop music inspired workshops
Enjoy a delightful interactive journey through classic popular music in this fun and upbeat music workshop for little ones. With songs, rhythms, simple instrument playing and movement for you to join-in with all inspired by music from legends such as Buddy Holly, the Beatles, Bo Diddley and more. Everyone will come out singing and smiling! Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Ukulele Blues Céili
Back by popular demand, our hit music and dance workshop returns with a new bluesy twist! This time you will get to learn how to play a simple blues song on the ukulele, the little guitar-like folk instrument from the pacific islands. You'll also learn the steps of simple blues dance routine to go with the music. Blues dancing is a fun form of social dancing that is very easy and relaxed just like Blues music.
I’m in the Band!
There is nothing as much fun as playing music with others in a band! It is what makes music come alive and it is also great for confidence. Come along to this fun music performance workshop and find out! Participants will be grouped into temporary bands for the day. Professional musicians will teach each band how to sing and play fantastic popular music songs together.
Dance Tracks, Remixes & Mashups Workshop
Make great music using just a computer and your own musical imagination. Learn how to use music technology using a programme called Abelton Livethat is used in professional music recording studios. Once you’ve got the hang of the basics there will be a chance to try out making your own dance track, or try more advanced options like remixing or mashing up your favourite tracks. After that the sky is the limit as to what music you can make.