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  • Date and time: Tuesday 31 January 2023, 2pm to 3.30pm
  • Location: In-person only
    D003, Sally Baldwin Buildings, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staff, students
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

This session with accordionist Amy Thatcher will be open to practitioners from across a range of genres; it connects with Amy's work as a folk musician working with English traditions but extends into contemporary and experimental practice. In the first half of the session, Amy will present and speak about her practice. In the second half, participants will be invited to bring a tune or arrangement, either to play yourself or for Amy to work with so she can give feedback on how to craft effective melodic lines and how to get the most out of a tune in a performance or arrangement. It promises to be a hugely enjoyable and valuable session to either take part in or observe.

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If you would be interested in participating by bringing a tune or arrangement for Amy to work with in the session, please email as soon as possible (places are limited).

About the speaker

Amy Thatcher

Amy Thatcher is a professional accordionist. She is based in the North East of England. Her reputation is that of one of the UK’s leading folk accordionists. Firstly as a performer. Secondly as a composer.

Amy is garnered from working with luminaries such as Kathryn Tickell, Sting, The Royal Northern Sinfonia, The Shee, Monster Ceilidh Band.