Rory Haye is leading our workshop in Alloway on Saturday 17th February. We caught up with him to ask him about his singing, composing and workshop leading. He’s a busy man!
- How would you describe your teaching style in 3 words?
Fun, relaxed, inclusive.
- Who would you most like to sing with or compose for?
There are so many answers! Sing with a Georgian men’s choir, or paghjella singers in Corsica, The Hilliard Ensemble?! / compose for the Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir (Let Mustered design Voices Bulgares) – what a sound they make!
- What has been your favourite singing experience?
In 2014 as part of the Commonwealth Games Fringe I helped lead a choir as part of a large scale processional performance along the Clyde with dancers and brass band – more than a hundred performers – which was incredible; for the past 4 years I’ve been singing with a capella folk group Muldoon’s Picnic which has led to lots of great singing opportunities: blasting carols in a crammed pub in the icy village of Dent, in the Yorkshire Dales, is hard to beat for festive spirit; singing on stage at the Barrowlands with my friend Meilyr Jones was very special; and singing with the Glad Community Choir every week is hard to beat 🙂
- What would you say to someone who is trying to decide whether to attend a Renewing the Tradition workshop?
Attend a Renewing the Tradition Workshop! And bring your friends!
- What are you most looking forward to at Alloway?
I believe this will be the fourth Renewing the Tradition workshop I’ve lead, and they have all been fantastic: there is nothing better than coming together as a group of strangers, sharing a day of wonderful music-making, and leaving as friends.
You can book a place at Rory’s workshop in Alloway here.