Freddie White Songwriting WorkshopTread Softly Festival
A rare opportunity to learn from a master musician whose singer-songwriting skills are quite outstanding. Freddie brings a wealth of experience to this workshop and it will be an unmissable opportunity for all songswriters at every level.
Freddie White has long been synonymous with music of the highest quality. He has been part of the fabric of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970’s and his albums continue to sell well, amongst his loyal and new-found fan base. Born in Cobh, Co. Cork into a musical family, by age 17 he was playing professionally. At 19, he moved to London, were he busked in subways, and developed his unique voice and guitar style. His earliest recordings, which were re-mastered and re-released in 2004, are still hugely popular among his loyal fan base.
In 1974, he was a founding member of ‘Scullion’, together with Philip King and Sonny Condell. Later he formed ‘The Fake’, regarded as one of the seminal Irish bands of the late ‘70’s. Next came The Freddie White Band formed in 1978, which toured with Eric Clapton that year.
Freddie moved to Sydney, Australia in March 2011 but toured Ireland and the UK regularly. He now resides in New York City since December 2016 and returns to play his annual Irish tour this summer, performing at the Hawk's Well on Friday the 21st of July.