The Folk Orc at Coda

Regular sessions:
Thursdays

7.30pm – 9.30pm

and

Brunch sessions:
Fridays
11.30am – 1pm

at Coda Music Centre
£6 Pay As You Go

Regular Sessions:

The Regular Sessions are the core of the Folk Orc. Everyone is welcome to come and join us, no matter what their ability. These sessions are for people who play an instrument and want to get out there, playing with other people, improving their ability and learning a repertoire of traditional folk songs. Any acoustic instrument is welcome to join us.

The sessions are guided, music for the songs come from the Folk Orc Open Session Book Vol. 2 with chords, lyrics, notation and mandolin tab. This is a great way to boost your confidence as a musician and your ability as a player.

If you come to us a complete beginner on your instrument then that is fine as well, the most important thing to us is that you make some noise and enjoy yourself – everything else will come in time. As we say at The Folk Orc; “What’s the worst that could happen?”

Throughout the year we come together as the Folk Orc Regular Sessions Band and perform the songs we learn in session at various events around the South Coast. Attendance is not mandatory but everyone is welcome.

Brunch Sessions:

The theory of folk. The Coda Brunch Session started in 2019 and differs to our other sessions in that we take a closer look at the music we are playing. We discuss the theory side of the music, including improvising and writing folk music. Don’t be put off by the word theory, this session is suitable for all abilities and any acoustic instrument.

What You Need To Bring To Each Session
An acoustic instrument
£6
A willingness to join in and give it a go

What are you waiting for?  Come down and Be Folk.

All sessions are under the guidance of 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.

If you would like to join either of the Folk Orc sessions, please contact Coda to book your place on contact@coda.org.uk or Telephone 01425 276161

Learn an Instrument

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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