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  CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT

     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

4:30-6:00 pm: Mini Classes and Extras!

    Zoom: Saddle your Inner Pony!... Learn French Canadian foot tapping with Pascal Gemme!

    Zoom: Brad Kolodner: Old Time Banjo

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


    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

2:00-4:00 pm: Class 4

    Pascal Gemme: Explore French Canadian Fiddle

    Lisa Ornstein: Old Time Fiddle Style Journey

    Wendy MacIsaac: Putting together a Cape Breton Fiddle Set: March, Strathspey, & Reel

    Rachel Bell: English Dance Music