Lau-Land Online

Bristol Beacon is proud to once again present acclaimed folk trio Lau, as they take their world-renowned event, Lau-Land, online.

This three-part all-dayer offers folk musicians the chance to collaborate with “the musically adventurous trio in British folk” (The Guardian) in online masterclasses, to make new musical connections, and play with the band and like-minded others as Lau recreate the social atmosphere of a music-making pub session. Welcome to Lau-Land online.

Event Programme

Morning Sessions: 10:30-11:15
(Break 11:45-12:30)
Aidan O’Rourke: Intermediate to advanced fiddle. Learn new tunes and techniques to help your interpretation become distinctive.

Kris Drever: Song accompaniment on guitar or other instruments.

Martin Green: Harmony for folk tunes- examining interesting approaches to adding harmony to traditional tunes. Any instrument is welcome.

Afternoon Sessions: 14:00-16:30
(Break 14.45-15:15)

Masterclass with Lau: An insight into Lau’s unique approach to music-making. Lau will explain their arrangement and performance processes and demonstrate how they make their distinct sound.

Participants can also bring tunes and ideas to the session which we can workshop together – we will invite contributions via email / social media in the run up to the event.

Evening Session: 20:00-21:30
Performance and open session with Lau. Lau will perform a short acoustic set, followed by an open participatory session led by the band. Lau have profoundly missed the social aspect of music-making, and as part of Lau-Land, they will recreate the atmosphere of a pub session. Music for the songs and tunes will be made available in advance so that participants can prepare and join in with confidence!

Tickets for this online event

When booking, please select the workshop you wish to attend. If you preferred instrument workshop is sold out, you may still be able to attend the ‘any instrument’ workshop.

When you have purchased a ticket to one of the three workshop groups, you will receive a confirmation email. We will provide you with further information about the event via email, including a link to attend, closer to the event date.

How to attend this online event

This event will be taking place on Zoom. The Zoom meeting will use breakout rooms for the workshop sessions. We will provide you with a link to the Zoom meeting via email.

The final performance will be streamed live to Bristol Beacon and Lau’s Facebook page. Inclusion of your video from Zoom meeting is optional. Please provide your consent via the options when booking.

This event has been rescheduled due to the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus outbreak and will now take place on 27 Mar 2021.

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