Join Kate Fritz for an exploration of the western fiddle music diaspora. How did the migration of people: Irish, Scottish, West African, French, Caribbean, and Roma, affect the sounds of distinctive regional North American fiddle styles we hear today? What factors influenced the rhythms and melodies that we now identify as Appalachian, Quebecois, Cajun, and Cape Breton fiddling? In the first half of this workshop we will listen to source recordings and discuss. In the second half, we will learn a couple of tunes that have jumped traditions and break apart bowing and ornamentation for a deeper understanding of the context and richness of this music.
Saturday, November 2nd, 11:00am-12:00pm