by bwoodman ~ September 1st, 2016
Regular monthly meeting. Our guest workshop leader is Mari Black, 2015 & 2013 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, 2014 Glenfiddich Scottish Fiddle Champion, and 2014 & 2012 Canadian Maritime Fiddle Champion.
Mari’s topic is Fearless Flying!: Building, polishing, and performing MSR (March-Strathspey-Reel) sets.
She explains, “We’ll dive into the nuts and bolts of creating a classic Scottish performance set…We’ll look at how to build interesting and engaging MSRs, discover how to capture the stylistic essence of each tune, and learn how to polish the whole thing up for a great performance. We’ll also address important areas such as stage presence, repertoire selection, and how to create a cohesive story line through the whole set.”
Free and open to the public. Bring your friends!
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 west on Pleasant St. and take second left on South Street. Wall St. is on the left, but is one-way; take next left onto Fayette St. The school’s parking lot is on the left on Fayette St just beyond Fletcher Murphy Park. Free on-street parking elsewhere in the neighborhood, too.