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New Tinto Ensemble Opportunity!

Our 2nd Tinto Ensemble will run from the 13th - 15th November. After the very well received first ensemble course we are going to do it again! This is a course for five young aspiring musicians (age 16-20) to team up with two professionals – Laura Beth Salter (mandolin, song) and Jack Smedley (fiddle). The musicians will work together to create 3 pieces of music, learning … [Read More...]

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That's a young Dan on the left!

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It’s hard to believe that’s another set of Tinto Tasters done! This time last week we were waving off the first batch of participants and having a well deserved … [Read More...]

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That's a young Dan on the left!

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Spaghetti and Snails

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