Regular monthly meeting. This month we welcome Jennifer Armstrong, who will conduct a workshop from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Tea and jamming follow. This workshop is one of a series funded by the Benjamin Couch Trust,[...]
Regular monthly meeting. Program to be announced. Directions: We’re in the Community Room of the Concord Community Music School, Concord, NH. Address is 23 Wall St., but use the Fayette St. entrance. From Main St., Concord, go[...]
Regular monthly meeting. Champion fiddler and luthier Don Roy is our guest workshop leader. Don has been a pivotal member of many successful groups including the Maine French Fiddlers and Fiddle-icious, and currently performs internationally[...]
Regular monthly meeting. Our guest workshop leader will be composer, accordionist and pianist Jeremiah McLane. Free and open to the public. Bring your friends! Directions: We’re in the Community Room of the Concord Community Music School,[...]
Our guest workshop leader on October 30 will be Jennifer Armstrong.
Jennifer has spent her life writing, singing and making music with fiddle, bagpipe, banjo and words. She is a storyteller, singer, instrumentalist, poet and published author with humor, warmth and grace. She works as an artist-in-residence in folk arts, storytelling and writing as well as a private teacher and a performer across the country. Jennifer was a featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival in 1998 and 2010, has been heard on NPR and has music recordings and published books to her credit.
To get a sense of her wonderful, upbeat spirit, please visit her website.
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We’re happy to welcome back Liz Faiella to lead our September 25 workshop (click on the calendar event for details.)
A Celtic fiddler with New England contradance flair and classical sensitivities, Liz Faiella has played for audiences at premier folk venues, contradances, and festivals around New England. Along with her brother, guitarist Dan Faiella, Liz has performed at Club Passim, the Boston Celtic Music Festival, the New England Folk Festival, the Acadia Trad Festival, and New Hampshire’s Seacoast Irish Festival. She has also taught at Maine Fiddle Camp and Acadia School of Traditional Music & Arts. She gives fiddle lessons and coaches folk ensembles at the Concord Community Music School in Concord, NH, and teaches at her home studio in Northwood, NH. Visit www.lizanddanmusic.com for information on her upcoming performances.
Liz’s theme this month is “Tunes from the Gow Family,” and the tunes are:
– Mrs. Hamilton of Pencaitland (Nathaniel Gow) – slow air – C
– Mrs. Dundas of Arniston (William Gow) – reel – C
– Johnnie in Nether Mains (Niel Gow) – Scots measure – F
The Gow family is to Scottish music as the Bach family is to the Baroque! Come along and deepen your knowledge of the “classics” of the Scottish tradition.
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The Strathspey and Reel Society of New Hampshire, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, will hold its required annual meeting on Sunday, May 29 at 2:00 p.m. in the Concord Community Music School, located at 23 Wall Street in Concord, NH (use the Fayette Street entrance for access to the building.) Continue reading »
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On Jan 31, 2016, Julia Plumb will lead a workshop exploring ways to “dress up” a tune to make it one’s own and imbue it with emotional content. We will experiment with ornamentation, rhythmic emphasis, tone production, and arrangement ideas, using the tunes Haughton House, Hunt the Squirrel, and The Frost is All Over.
Julia is a fiddle player and teacher from Belfast, Maine. Years of attending and playing for contra dances, combined with her study of traditional dance music from Appalachia, Quebec, Scandinavia, Brittany, and the British Isles, has informed her rhythmic and lyrical playing style. Julia plays mainly in her duo, Velocipede, with Baron Collins-Hill. She teaches at Maine Fiddle Camp and The Acadia School of Traditional Music & Arts, in her private home studio, and in YouTube videos that are free for all to use – includes a teaching video and recordings for Hunt the Squirrel.)