The 14th Tinto Summer School will take place from the 23rd – 28th July at Wiston Lodge, South Lanarkshire. For the first time we’re running 2 youth summer schools and 1 senior school in 2012. How exciting!
Demand for the Tinto summer schools is extremely high and they sell out very quickly. Registration is open now. The booking system is an on-line shop that requires you to sign up and activate an account before you can register. If you have any questions, please contact us. You can also join our mail list.
Mike is a guitarist from Ullapool who has performed all over the world with Treacherous Orchestra, Box Club, Mhairi Hall and may other musicians. He is well known for his rockin’ playing and jiving moves on the stage! Don’t miss the opportunity to learn with this superb guitarist.
Duncan spent his childhood in the village of Kirkhill and first heard the sound of the fiddle when Donald Riddell and the Highland Strathspey and Reel Society were performing there in 1976. Later that year, Donald agreed to take him for a few lessons and the rest, is history. Since then, he has co-formed Wolfstone, released 4 solo albums, was a founding member of Blazin fiddles and has even written music for the BBC! He is one of Scotland’s most respected fiddle players and we are delighted to have him at Tinto.
Maeve was born in the west end of Glasgow in the early ‘80s and developed a love of music from an early age. A learner of Gaelic since the age of 17, Maeve studied the language at college before being accepted onto the RSAMD’s Scottish Music degree in 2000, majoring in Gaelic song and graduating with Honours in 2004. In 2005 Maeve was a finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland “Young Traditional musician of the year”. That same year she was awarded a scholarship to study at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, where she spent a year studying while making her debut album “Don’t Sing Lovesongs”. The album caught the attention of Celtic Connections festival director Donald Shaw, who invited the band to perform a prestigious “Classic Albums” gig at Celtic Connections. Whilst working full-time in Gaelic medium education, Maeve was voted “Up and Coming Artist of the year” at the 2007 Trad Music Awards. As her singing commitments increased, Maeve decided to take the plunge and now pursues music full-time. Currently making an impact on an international level, Maeve is equally in demand in her native Scotland. She appears regularly on national radio and television and was nominated for “Gaelic Singer of the year” at the 2008 Trad Music Awards.
Charlotte loves supervising at the likes of Tinto and Fèis Rois. She also volunteers for the Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin and is really enthusiastic about education projects. She plays fiddle, and studied Scottish Ethnology and Celtic at Edinburgh University (folklore, fairies, and Gaelic, basically). She grew up in Bath and has lived in Edinburgh since 2004 (taking a short break in 2010/11 to travel the world for a year).
Paul has been a member of the house staff since the first Tinto in 2000. He was taught fiddle by Anna Dagg (now of the Whistlebinkies) and developed his playing and singing throughout his teens as a member of Penicuik Folk Club. He’s now immersed in the Edinburgh and Scottish folk scene as a session player and a member of several ceilidh bands. Paul is committed to encouraging young people to get interested in Folk and Traditional music and is a major player in the Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin, the Edinburgh University Folk Society (Folksoc). Paul is a recent addition to the Fresh Air student radio DJ team and has been presenting “Fresh Folk” since 2006. When he`s not doing all of these things, Paul takes Chemistry workshops and talks into Schools all over the country unde the guise of Chemical Connection. Paul is a big fan of lunchtime soup and cheese and would like you to be aware that the rules of Tinto state that he has first refusal on any leftovers at all times.