16 Jan - 2 Feb 2020
Workshop

Masterclass: Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

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Date
20th Jan 2020
Time
11.00am
Where
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Price
£3.00 adult, £2.00 concession, £1.60 Young Scot cardholders includes booking fee
Age restrictions
Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult
Seating Type
Seated
Celtic Connections 2020

Join Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn in conversation at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.


With one eye on using the banjo to showcase America’s rich heritage and the other pulling the noble instrument from its most familiar arena into new and unique realms, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn’s breathtaking musicality is simultaneously familiar and wildly innovative.

“Some of the most interesting things in the world come together in strange and unique ways and show our diversity,” reflects Béla, a fifteen-time Grammy award winner who is often considered the world’s premier banjo player. “The banjo is just one of those things. It’s a great example of how the world can combine things and create surprising hybrids,” a reference to the ancestral African roots of the banjo combining with Scotch-Irish music in Appalachia.