Canadian Fiddle Styles - A Workhop with April Verch
An overview of the many regional styles with this dazzling young Canadian fiddler!
Saturday , April 16, 2016
01:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Elderly Instruments
For the first time ever, the electrifying, award-winning fiddler and stepdancer April Verch will be coming to Elderly Instruments! to conduct a hands-on overview of the rich regional styles of Canadian fiddling.
"There are several different regional styles of fiddling in Canada from coast to coast, including Ottawa Valley, Western Canadian, Metis, Maritime, Cape Breton and French Canadian. This class will provide an overview of these different styles and explore what makes each of them unique. We will learn to play at least one tune and apply the bowing patterns and ornamentation techniques that correspond to regional styles of fiddling in Canada.
This class will be suitable for all levels (with at least a few tunes under their belts). Tunes will be taught 'by ear' - please feel free to bring your recording device and lots of questions, as the class will be tailored to suit your needs and requests.
We will be mindful of keeping with the roots of this tradition - getting together to make music and have a great time in a relaxed, social environment!"
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