The Folk Orc at Coda

7.30pm – 9.30pm


11.30am – 1pm
(starting Friday 1st February)

at Coda Music Centre
£6 Pay As You Go

For all players of English Traditional and folk music wishing to join an ensemble.

Under the guidance of Chris Hopgood and with an open invitation to musicians of all abilities, the group meets every Thursday at Coda from 7.30pm – 9.30pm and performs at local events and festivals.


Starting this February, we will be offering a brand new DAYTIME Folk Orc session with Chris Hopgood.

Chris is an extremely accomplished musician and teacher whose first instrument is Guitar, with Mandolin second – but close behind are Banjo, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, and Folk Fiddle, as well as various other stringed folk instruments including Tenor Banjo, Tenor Guitar and Mandola.

As well as playing regular gigs as a solo guitarist, Chris frequently plays in bands, including Electric Rodney and Lady Winwood’s Maggot.

These Folk Orc sessions will be for all players of English Traditional and folk music wishing to join an ensemble and are open to musicians of all abilities.

The daytime sessions will differ slightly from the Folk Orc evening sessions, as Chris will work more slowly through songs, spending more time on refining each one.

The group will meet every Friday at Coda Music Centre from 11.30am to 1pm
starting Friday 1st February
with sessions costing £6 (pay as you go)

If you would like to join these daytime Folk Orc sessions, please contact Coda to book your place on or Telephone 01425 276161

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At Coda Music Centre near Christchurch, on the Dorset/Hampshire border. We offer music tuition for all ages and abilities in piano, strings, woodwind, guitars, drums and vocals. Lessons can be one-to-one, in pairs or groups – depending on preference and budget. Classes are offered at a variety of times – just get in touch for current availability.

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