Storytelling & Music

21.MAY.2019 • 14:30 - 16:30

Oxford Playhouse
11-12 Beaumont Street
Oxford OX1 2LW

Ballad traditions are the place where storytelling and music meet. This workshop is inspired by the songs in On The High Road, which deal with stories of travel and change, with tales of people moving home and meeting new people on their journey.

As well as learning songs as a group, participants in this workshop will learn to write their own songs or adapt existing tunes to their own lyrics.

This workshop is led by award-winning Irish singer Thomas McCarthy, recipient of the Singer of the Year at the 2019 Irish Traditional Music Awards (Gradam Ceoil). He was described by the judges as “one of the most exciting and moving voices singing today…an ambassador for traveller singing.”

Participants of the workshop will receive a discount ticket code to see On The High Road at Oxford Playhouse on Tuesday 21 May at 7:30pm (after the workshop).