2017 Fiddle Retreat Brochure
(in pdf format)
Workshops, Concert, Jam Sessions and a Contra Dance for fiddlers and those who play with them. A variety of styles are presented by some of the region’s finest fiddle teachers with an emphasis on dance fiddle styles including Cape Breton, Appalachian, New England and swing. 2017 teachers arewith an emphasis on dance fiddle styles including Scottish, English, French Canadian, New England, Appalachian and Bluegrass.
Our 2017 staff includes:
- Alan Jabbour (old-time)
- Alexander Mitchell (swing)
- Andrea Hoag (Scandinavian, English)
- Graham DeZarn (Irish)
- Katie McNally (Scottish/Cape Breton)
- Elke Baker (Sampler), along with
- Dave Wiesler (piano)
- Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer)
- Paul Oorts (mandolin and mixed-instrument classes), and
- Rachel Eddy (guest jam host)
About the Weekend Classes:
The weekend program offers several types of classes; most of our classes are 2 hours in length and feature options for fiddle, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, and mixed-instruments.
Fiddle and dulcimer classes are at a wide variety of levels, but players should have a reasonably good command of their instruments and be able to learn repertoire from written music or by ear in order to get the most out of these classes. We do not offer a beginners session this season.
All Day Saturday Classes: The Hammered Dulcimer class is designed to be all-day on Saturday, but students may take a single session with the permission of the instructor.