Canterbury Folk Festival

A Family Festival of Music

I Can’t Believe it’s not DADGAD – Irish Guitar Workshop with Dave Flynn

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a master guitarist who has performed with some of Ireland’s leading musicians including Martin Hayes, Liz Carroll, Mairtin O’Connor & Tommy Peoples.

Award-winning Irish guitarist/composer Dave Flynn will demonstrate his unique approach to playing Irish music on guitar.

DADGAD tuning has become the most common tuning used in Irish music, yet Dave Flynn has developed a different approach using multiple tunings to suit different settings.

In this workshop he will explain his approach to tunings, accompaniment, tune playing, ornamentation and why he doesn’t use DADGAD!

Important Dates:

Save the date to find your folk 19 - 22 April 2019

44th Canterbury Folk Festival - a family-friendly weekend featuring the best in acoustic/folk music at the Waipara Adventure Centre2019 performer applications close on 31 July 2018. Please send all links and information to 

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Canterbury Folk Music Festival
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