29th September - 1st October 2017
Invitation to the Lissberger Leierkurse 2017
Dear Hurdy Gurdy Friends,
I have the pleasure of inviting you to this year’s Lissberger Leierkurse.
Once again, there will be catering offering inexpensive warm lunchtime and evening meals (there will also be a vegetarian option). The cost of the meals is not included in the workshop fee. Participants will, however, need to bring provisions for their breakfast. Coffee and tea making facilities will be available.
Below you will find all information regarding workshop times, details and fees.
Hurdy gurdy workshops for beginner, intermediate and advanced players
Learn in small workshop groups Kurskonzept
Workshops for beginners, intermediate and advanced players
Friday 29th September - Sunday 1st October 2017
Friday 29.09. 18:00h in the "Burghalle", Schlossstr. 1, 63683 Lissberg / Ortenberg.
Fri. 29th Sept. 19:00h – 21:00h
Sat. 30th Sept. 09:00h – 12:00h / 14:00h – 17:00h
Sun. 1st Oct. 09:00h – 12:00h
In the evenings sessions and dancing.
The workshop fee is €90, to be paid in Lissberg.
Accommodation / Catering:
Camping (tent, car, van, caravan etc.). There are toilet and shower facilities on the grounds.
Visitors: €10 pro person and day for camping
B&Bs are few and far between in Lissberg itself. In the surrounding area, such as Ortenberg, there are some. Anyone wishing to stay in a B&B will need to organise a room themselves:
There is only a butcher in Lissberg, so you'll need to bring some provisions with you for the weekend. There will be a caterer at the hall providing inexpensive warm lunchtime and evening meals. Meals are not included in the workshop fee.
Instruments / Renting a hurdy gurdy for the weekend:
Instruments should be in a good and playable condition.
All hurdy gurdies welcome!
If you don't have your own hurdy gurdy you can rent an instrument for the weekend for a fee of €20.
Please contact Kurt Reichmann in advance if you need an instrument!
Workshops for beginners, intermediate and advanced players:
Hendrik Ardner / Wiehl - language: German
“Which stringed instrument has keys? And why is there a crank? Which stringed instrument can you “beat”? And what’s all this about a “dog”? When were you last able to spend a whole weekend turning a wheel?”
We will have a look at all these questions over the weekend.
This workshop is suitable for total beginners who have not previously played an instrument and also for those who want to discover something “new” (the hurdy gurdy has been around since the 12th century). By using simple melodies we will learn the “coup de deux” over the weekend.
For this workshop you do not need to be able to read sheet music (but it won’t do any harm either).
Gerhard Ganz / Frankfurt am Main - language: German
“You don’t need to re-invent the wheel - but you can turn it faster or slower”
If you’re new to the hurdy gurdy, maybe you’ve already had a couple of lessons, then this is the workshop for you. We will go through all the important aspects of playing: playing posture and position of the hurdy gurdy, how to hold the crank and create a stable (bowed) sound, how to create “nice” sounds by using the right key pressure and how to move along the keys.
Using simple melodies we will train coordination of the right and left hands and start to get familiar with trompetting techniques. We will also spend time on instrument set-up and everything a player needs to know in order to create pleasant sounds.
Peter Streng / Kaufbeuren - language: German
„Basic course: all important techniques for playing and different rhythms“
How can I interpret music (ornamentation, fingering, etc.) using all the possibilities of the hurdy gurdy? How do I find the right trompette pattern?
The level of playing in the workshop will be adapted to the individual needs of the participants. For our workshop I will be using a loop-oriented approach in order to keep the amount of sheet music at a minimum which will enable us to concentrate fully on the music itself and playing techniques.
We will, of course, also learn tunes to take home with you.
Ron Winkler / Annaburg - language: German
"All you can (b)eat"
In my workshop we will focus on rhythm and trompetting techniques for almost every occasion.
(Not recommended for absolute beginners.)