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Music - Whistle Making and Drumming One Day Workshop

Workshops can be booked through our Fareharbor system, available on our homepage

Make a prehistoric style whistle and have a good song and dance with traditional drums

It’s human nature to enjoy a good rhythm and tune, and this was no different in prehistory. Archaeological evidence of prehistoric music is rare, but we’re lucky enough to have found probable evidence of two prehistoric instruments here on Loch Tay form the excavation of the Oakbank Crannog house from 2,500 years ago. We’ve got a stunning piece of finely shaped wood that’s potentially the bridge of a stringed instrument such as a lyre, and a gorgeous little delicate wooden whistle.

Come along to learn to craft a whistle from local wood, similar to the design the people of prehistoric Scotland made all that time ago. You’ll use traditional tools and materials and have a little whistle to play tunes on by the end, as well as going away having picked up a new skill, spent time in our unique and peaceful natural lochside setting, and shared an immersive experience with our enthusiastic, likeminded community.

Course Details:

Arrive at 9.30am for a hot drink, a look around the site and to get to know your fellow participants and course leaders.

Visit the museum and see a 2,500-year-old blackthorn whistle and the bridge of a 7 stringed instrument.

Enjoy some tea and crannog cake.

Make a whistle using authentic techniques and tools using locally sourced materials.

Enjoy a hearty lunch cooked in our Iron Age Kitchen.

Spend time learning songs and tunes together, playing traditional drums as a community and enjoying the communal nature of uplifting music.

Course finishes at 4.30pm and you will go home with your whistle and an information booklet.


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