Most workshops take place at the last weekend of October.

1995: The start of the Berkenhage workshops. We decided to host the workshops during the last weekend of October, when the shift to winter time gives us a well-needed extra hour of sleep. These workshops were devided between both flutists and fiddleplayers, with the exception of the workshop in 1999 which was for fiddle-players only.

2001: Due to a lack of interest from the fiddle-players, we changed our policy and started hosting workshops only for flutists. Until 2003, we hosted only 10 flutists.

2004: We started with a new concept 2 teachers for 20 flutists, which became the new maximum amount of participants.

2006: We noticed a burst of renewed interest from fiddle-players. We decided not to change the format for October, but we instead hosted an extra weekend in February for fiddleplayers only.

2016: After an experiment with only 16 participants instead of 20, we noticed that it not only led to less awkward squeezing around a dinner table but it was also more manageable for the teachers to teach a limited number of people. So from 2017 onwards, the limit is placed at 16 enthusiasts.

Former workshops

Date
  
Fiddle workshops
  
Flute workshops

October 1995

  

Luc De Cat

  

Wim Poesen

October 1996

  

Kevin Glackin

  

Hammy Hamilton

October 1997

  

Kevin Glackin

  

Hammy Hamilton

February 1999

  

Jean-Claude Philippe

  

Michel Sikiotakis

October 1999

  

Paddy Glackin

     

October 2000

  

Jean-Claude Philippe

  

Michel Sikiotakis

October 2001

        

Jean Michel Veillon

October 2002

        

sylvain Barou

October 2003

        

Jean Michel Veillon

February 2006

  

Aidan Burke

  

 

February 2007

  

Christian Lemaître

  

 

February 2009

  

Kieran Fahy

  

 


Double flute workshops

October 2004

  

Jean-Michel Veillon

  

Hammy Hamilton

October 2005

  

Jean-Michel Veillon

  

Tony McCarthy

November 2006

  

Jean-Michel Veillon

  

Emer Mayock

October 2007

  

Jean-Michel Veillon

  

Wim Poesen

October 2008

  

Jean-Michel Veillon

  

Emer Mayock

October 2009

  

Jean-Michel Veillon

  

Kevin Crawford

October 2010

  

Jean-Michel Veillon

  

Harry Bradley

October 2011

  

Jean-Michel Veillon

  

Paul McGrattan

October 2012

  

John Wynne

  

Brendan Mulholland

October 2013

  

Jean-Michel Veillon

  

Brendan Mulholland

October 2014

  

Jean-Michel Veillon

  

Brendan Mulholland

October 2015

  

Jean-Michel Veillon

  

Desi Wilkinson

October 2016

  

Sylvain Barou

  

Brendan Mulholland


Whistle workshop

February 2011

  

Wim Poesen

  

 

Fiddle workshop

February 2014

  

Luc Pilartz