In this seminar Amy Thatcher will be presenting some of her work and composition methods. Preceding this will be a workshop (2–3:30pm) in which she’ll be discussing a range of musical genres and techniques, and looking at how they can be used to influence your own traditional-music-based compositions/performances.
As well as an in-depth look at modern folk music today, Amy will be breaking down traditional techniques in structure, pulse and harmony. Students are welcome to bring some of their own work – both recordings and live performances are very welcome. Please see the separate workshop event page for details of this.
Online joining details
Meeting ID: 974 1147 1887
About the speaker
Amy is an accordionist based in the North East of England. Her 20+ years experience as a performer and composer in folk and traditional music has taken her to stages across the UK and beyond with the likes of Kathryn Tickell, The Shee and We Are The Monsters.
Amy’s most recent project, Amy Thatcher and Francesca Knowles, started in 2021 – the accordion and percussion duo breaks with tradition while adopting it as a foundation for playful experimentation. Their live show has both raucous energy and sympathetic intensity – drums, synths, keys and vocals, for an unapologetic brew of colourful composition. The March 2023 album showcases the pair's undaunted attitude to kicking off a genre revolution