Tentative Fiddle Retreat Weekend Schedule 2021
Friday, January 8, 2021
7:30 pm: Showcase concert online, featuring Wendy MacIsaac, Pascal Gemme, Becky Tracy & Rachel Bell and others.
9:00pm: Jam session with Rachel Bell and Becky Tracy leading of tunes from many repertoires.
Saturday, January 9, 2021
9:00-10:00 Check your email, Zoom Visiting session and test spot
10:00-12:00 am: Class 1
Ken Kolodner: Old Time Fiddle for Seasoned Beginners
Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones: Old Time Stringband Class
Sam Sweeney: English Fiddle from Playford to Bellowhead
Pascal Gemme: French Canadian Fiddle tunes to make your head Explode!
12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch Break
1-1:30 Concert with Sam Sweeney and Brian Conway
2:00-4:00 pm: Class 2
Ken, Brad and Alex: Old Time Jam Session
Becky Tracy: New England Fiddle
Wendy MacIsaac: Introduction to Cape Breton Fiddle
Lisa Ornstein: Last Gaspe: French Canadian Fiddle Music from Gaspe and Acadian New Brunswick
4:00-6:00 pm: YouTube Repertoire Explorations plus:
Zoom: Saddle your Inner Pony!... Learn French Canadian foot tapping with Pascal Gemme!
6:00-7:00 pm:Dinner Break
7:30-9:00PM Showcase Concert featuring Old Time music instructors
9:00pm: Hosted open jam with students sharing the leading of tunes from many repertoires.
Sunday, January 10, 2021
10:00-12:00 am: Class 3
Erynn Marshall: Old Time Fiddle Intensive
Brad Kolodner: Old Time Banjo
Brian Conway: The Magic of Sligo Fiddle
Sam Sweeney: Quintessentially English Tunes: The Morris Jig and the 3/2 Hornpipe
Rachel Bell: French Balfolk Music
12:00-2:00 pm: Lunch Break
2:00-4:30 pm: Class 4
Pascal Gemme: Explore French Canadian Fiddle
Lisa Ornstein: Tommy Jarrell's Old Time Fiddle Style
Wendy MacIsaac: Putting together a Cape Breton Fiddle Set: March, Strathspey, & Reel
Carl Jones: Old Time Guitar
Rachel Bell: English Dance Music
YouTube Repertoire Sessions will be submitted by many of the instructors and can be explored during open time during the weekend and the 3 weeks following the weekend.