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Friday 9th - Sunday 11th August 2019

Moniaive, Dumfriesshire, Scotland


Donations can be sent via Pay Pal or cheques can be made payable to "UK Autoharps".
ALL contributions are very welcome


The Ninth annual Scottish Autoharp Weekend devoted to all things Autoharp will happen in the Dumfriesshire village of Moniaive.

This is a very friendly event and a great place to meet up with friends old and new. This event has become very popular over the years.

Moniaive is a picturesque little village in the heart of Dumfries and Tim at the Craigdarroch always gives a warm welcome to the onslaught of musicians.

2019 UKA ScAW Programme.PDF - View and print a Full Programme of Events.
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Limited Spaces

FRIDAY 9th August

11am-5pm - MASTER CLASS with Mike Fenton - 'Moving into Melody Playing'.

11am-5pm - MASTER CLASS with Maeve Toner - 'Old-time music techniques and singing with the autoharp'.


7.30pm - 'Meet the Autoharpers' informal chat, music and song sessions from 7.30 pm onwards at the The Craigdarroch Arms Hotel. Instruments other than autoharp (and singers) are very welcome to join the autoharpers.


SATURDAY 10th August

Morning and Afternoon: Scottish ‘UK Autoharps Day’ – all daytime and evening events happen at The Glencairn Memorial Institute. An optional ‘late night pub session’ will take place after the concert in The Craigdarroch Arms Hotel, for those who want to continue making music.

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All UKA members under 18 years and
under 16 accompanied by an adult
go FREE. Contact Host for more info


For more detailed info 2019 ScAW Programme.PDF


Beginners 1a - Guy Padfield
Improvers 1b - Heather Farrell-Roberts
Intermediate 1c - Mike Fenton (Chromatic Tunes)


Beginners 2a - Guy Padfield
Improvers 2b – Mike Fenton
All Levels 2c – Maeve Toner (Old Time Songs)


Break for Evening Meal – Additional events will take place throughout weekend.

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Saturday 10th August - Grand Autoharp Concert (7.30-10.30 pm)

The Coach House Stage at The Craigdarroch.

Autoharp General RAFFLE – will be drawn in the interval of the concert.

Post-Concert – those with energy to do so session at The Craigdarroch. As the Autoharp Gospel service in the Church won’t be starting early this year, we anticipate that the bar will be packed!


SUNDAY 11th August

In a change from previous years, we are currently planning a FREE Gospel Music play-and-sing-along session for the middle of the day on Sunday, to be chaired by Mike Fenton and Maeve Toner. ALL are welcome to come along, sing, play and lead a song if you wish, as we explore how Old-Time American Gospel Songs fit so beautifully with autoharp accompaniment. Timing T.B.C.

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EVENT HOST: Nadine White


If you prefer to book and pay by cheque, download and fill in the form below and post to UKA, contact address is on the form. Include a cheque made payable to "UK Autoharps". Relevant booking forms can be found futher down page under 'Usefull Links'.

Nadine has hosted the Moniaive event since it started in 2010.
Nadine is listed on UKA Tutors page.
If you have any questions about the Day, please contact:
Nadine Stah White emailnadine@ifwtech.co.uk

Any questions about the local area in and around Moniaive . Please contact:
Anja Lyttlee emailanjalyttle@hotmail.com


chapter.moniaive.org.uk - If you would like some information about accommodation in the area please view the above website – however it’s not necessarily ALL the options.
The Craigdarroch and The George get booked up quickly.
Glencairn Guest House is not on the list yet. It is a friendly B&B run by Yvonne and Rodger. Situated on the corner accross from the Craigdarroch, sure it will prove popular.

There is plenty of accommodation available in the town of Dumfries, but that this is about a half-hour's drive away from Moniaive. If folks are interested in camping (i.e. a tent or a caravan) they should contact event host Nadine for further advice: nadine@ifwtech.co.uk


2019 UKA ScAW Programme.pdf - View and print a Full Programme of Events.

More About Meave Toner.PDF

2019 ScAW Booking Form Friday Mike Fenton.PDF
2019 ScAW Booking Form Friday Maeve Toner.PDF
2019 ScAW Booking Form Saturday Workshops & Concert.PDF - If you prefer to book and pay by cheque, download and fill in the form and post to UKA, contact address is on the form. Please include a cheque made payable to "UK Autoharps".

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chapter.dumfries-and-galloway.co.uk - Dumfries and Galloway online contains a host of information about Dumfries, Dumfriesshire and Galloway and links to web sites throughout south west Scotland.

chapter.moniaive.org.uk - Welcome to Moniaive.

www.craigdarrocharmshotel.co.uk - The Craigdarroch Hotel

www.glencairnguesthouse.com - Glencairn Guest House

www.glencairnepm.com - Glen Whisk Cafe and Bistro

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