Date(s) - Monday, August 10, 2020 - Friday, August 14, 2020
9:00 AM - 3:50 PM
Huron Heights Public School
Ages: Adult (18 and older)
Introduction to traditional fiddle tune repertoire and techniques
Fiddle Class 2020
What: A week-long introduction to Traditional Celtic fiddling – repertoire and technique for fiddle.
Who: For developing violinists interested in discovering traditional Irish, Scottish, American Appalachian and Canadian dance music through an ensemble “session-style” approach to learning – largely by ear with written music provided.
Students should have some playing experience and be comfortable with at least the basic scales in first position. Tunes and related technique will be shared by ear, with written music provided and sound recording devices welcome.
• Students will learn a few Irish polkas, jigs, barn dances, reels and hornpipes in traditional settings, with an introduction to the bowing and finger ornaments that give the music its lift and pulse for dancing.
While the focus will be on fiddle tunes and techniques, this program is ideally suited also for musicians playing the melody instruments most often associated with Celtic music – violin, mandolin, flute, tinwhistle, accordian and tenor banjo – who may wish to explore traditional dance repertoire in an ensemble or “session” setting.
Daily outreach performances by professional musicians from the KSMF Evening Concert Series.
Possible performance in the Grand Finale Student Showcase concert.
As part of their registration fee, KSMF students receive tickets to the world-class Evening Concerts performed during the week of their program.