WEDNESDAY 11 JULY

Music Workshops

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14.00–15.15
Evelyn Osborne
Newfoundland Fiddle
St Andrew's Cathedral Dance Studio
Level 1/2

Dance tune rhymes, or ditties, are a popular way of communicating melodies between dance musicians. Ranging from nursery rhymes to ribald verse, and often combined with mouth music, this workshop will introduce fiddlers to tunes and their corresponding rhymes. The workshop will focus on the dance music of Gerald Quinton (1922–2009) and others from Red Cliff, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

14.00–15.15
**Sophie Lavoie - CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES**
Québécois Fiddle
Lemon Tree Studio
Level 2/3

Enjoy a taste of Québécois music with a hint of Irish with singer and fiddler Sophie. Explore some characteristics and bowing techniques of Québécois music through a tune or two from Sophie’s native region in Quebec, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. Sophie is currently completing an MA in Ethnomusicology at Université de Montréal on fiddle-playing from her native region.

14.00–15.15
Vanessa Vromans (Figelin)
Klezmer Fiddle
Anatomy Rooms Dance Space
Level 2

In this workshop, klezmer fiddler Vanessa Vromans will teach a Klezmer tune to all participants through group singing in the traditional folk method. We will look at how to give a ‘Yiddish accent’ to your playing. Ornaments include the krekhts, glissando, vibrato, trill, ghost harmonics, and double stops.

 


14.00–15.15
Troy MacGillivray
Nova Scotia Fiddle
St Andrew's Cathedral Skinner Centre
Level 1/2

Allow the multi-talented Troy to share some of his expertise in fiddle playing, influenced by the Cape Breton fiddle tradition. Learn how to put the 'dirt' and drive into a melody.

14.00–15.15
**Anna Rheingans - PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE**
St. Margaret's Church Hall, Gallowgate
Occitane Fiddle
Level 1/2

Explore how the French culture affects the fiddle music of the Occitanie region with the amazing Anna. As well as teaching traditional tunes, Anna will demonstrate the important rhythmic and tonal elements that characterise this music and create its ‘cadanse’ or danceability. Anna has been based in Toulouse since 2012, and is an active performer and teacher in the traditional music scene.
 

 


15.45–17.00
Irish World Academy Fiddlers
Irish Fiddle
Anatomy Rooms Dance Space
Level 1/2/3

Work with Rebecca, Aoife and Saoirse to explore what tunes types are suited to which dances. Learn about the best jigs, reels, hornpipes, and other tunes to show off Sean Nós dancing.

15.45–17.00
Jani Lang and Janos Kallai
Hungarian Fiddle and Cimbalom
Lemon Tree Studio
Level 2/3

A flavour of the familiar and unfamiliar, learn Hungarian music from the dexterous fingers and hands of these talented musicians.
 

15.45–17.00
**Anna Rheingans - PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE to 14:00 @ St. Margaret's Church Hall, Gallowgate**
St Andrew's Cathedral Skinner Centre
Occitan Fiddle
Level 1/2

Explore how the French culture affects the fiddle music of the Occitanie region with the amazing Anna. As well as teaching traditional tunes, Anna will demonstrate the important rhythmic and tonal elements that characterise this music and create its ‘cadanse’ or danceability. Anna has been based in Toulouse since 2012, and is an active performer and teacher in the traditional music scene.
 

 

15.45–17.00
Olav Luksengård Mjelva
St Andrew's Cathedral Dance Studio
Norwegian Fiddle Tunes
Level 1/2

Similar to language, the Hardanger style has many dialects throughout Norway. Learn the ways of the mysterious Hardanger fiddle with Olav. He will be teaching fiddle music from Norway with a focus mainly on the music from Røros, his home town. He will be looking at types of tunes found in the Norwegian fiddle tradition like Pols, Springer, and Hallings.
 

15.45–17.00
Kevin Henderson
St Margaret's Church Hall
Shetland Fiddle
Level 1/2

Shetland has a rich history of fiddlers, so allow one of their own show you the ropes. Kevin will be focusing on the traditional and contemporary fiddle music of Shetland. He will be looking at the traditional dance music, ceremonial music, and listening tunes from the tradition as well as some of the more modern contemporary compositions from Shetland.
 

Aberdeenshire Workshops

14.00–15.15
Shelly Campbell & John Pellerin
Fraserburgh – Dalrymple Hall
Cape Breton Fiddle and Step Dance
Level 2/3

Join Shelly and John in exploring Cape Breton’s rich music and dance fusion with toe-tapping tunes perfect for dance.
 
15.30–17.00
Adam Sutherland & Marc Clement
Braemar – St Margaret’s Church
Scottish Fiddle and Guitar Accompaniment
FREE, Register by Email
Level 1/2/3

Adam and Marc delve deeper into some of the great tunes in the Scottish tradition, both old and new. What makes some tunes so attractive? And how can you give them your own voice? To book your place contact: admin@stmargaretsbraemar.org.uk
 

15.45–17.00
Alicia & Liam Blore
Fraserburgh – Dalrymple Hall
Canadian Métis Fiddle and Guitar
Level 2/3

The Métis of Canada are guardians of a fiddle style that developed in the early days of contact between Europeans and First Nations and which is a true hybrid of the New and Old World. This workshop will provide a rare opportunity to learn about the indigenous fiddle traditions of Canada.
 

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