Photos from the 2015 festival are now up on our website, thanks to the wonderful photography of Mary Masson. Please visit our homepage to see these.
Listen HERE to Will Pound talking about Button Boxes & Moothies with Bruce MacGregor on BBC Travelling folk. You’ll also have the chance to hear a track from Will’s solo CD.
Will Pound playing tunes on the harmonica at the Saturday evening concert of Button Boxes & Moothies 2015. Filmed by John Phillips.
Our hectic weekend is past and we are all feeling the afterglow. We were delighted that the weekend went so well. The music was of the first order; the concerts and ceilidhs were hugely enjoyable and uplifting with most enthusiastic audiences; the workshops ran smoothly and effectively with teaching from highly experienced tutors; the study day proved most enlightening and the organisation was competent and, even when it creaked a little, everyone rallied round and did a great job.
Many thanks to everyone who helped make Button Boxes and Moothies 2015 such a great event. Here’s to the next one in 2019!
This year’s festival will see an exciting new dance workshop offered by Elphinstone Institute PhD researcher, Pat Ballantyne, who has been looking in detail into the dance steps of one of Aberdeen’s best-known dancing masters, Francis Peacock. Please see below for a description of the workshop, which will take place at 9:30am on Saturday 7th November
Francis Peacock taught dance in Aberdeen from 1747-c.1805, and provided a fairly detailed description of 10 reel/strathspey steps he had observed Highlanders dance, and which he subsequently taught.
In this workshop Pat will teach her interpretation of some of these steps, particularly those in which some similarities to percussive step dance may be found.