THE RHEINGANS SISTERS FIDDLE WORKSHOP http://www.rheinganssisters.co.uk/
Saturday 9th April 2022
10.45 a.m.- 4.45 p.m.
Places £35. Booking form available here.
(£17 for two under 25-year olds)
The Elephant & Castle,
Spellbinding fiddle-singers and BBC Folk Award winners Rowan & Anna are steeped in traditional music from Britain, France, Scandinavia & beyond. Rowan also performs with Lady Maisery, & her multiple award-winning Solo show ‘Dispatches on the Red Dress’. Anna lives and works as a musician and teacher in Toulouse, where she completed a diploma in traditional Occitan music at the Conservatoire, & she recently spent a year studying fiddle music in Trondheim, Norway. .
The workshop will cover rhythm, bowing & ornamentation in several European traditional fiddle styles, with ideas to use in your own playing. There will be some smaller group exercises with a little improvisation, making up harmonies, accompanying songs & duo playing..
Please bring a recording device as teaching will be by ear, not from notation.
THE RHEINGANS SISTERS PERFORM AT LEWES SATURDAY FOLK CLUB IN THE EVENING
AT THE ELEPHANT & CASTLE
(admission £11; advance tickets will be available nearer the time.)
|10.45||Registration & coffee; order lunch (refreshments are not included)|
|11.00||A gentle fiddle-players' warm-up & then we'll learn some of our favourite dance tunes from England/France/Sweden/Norway (we'll offer you a few & see what you want to learn!)|
|13.30||We'll take a deeper look at the use of rhythm, bowing & ornamentation in folk fiddle in different traditions. We'll take a closer look at some specific fiddle styles of Southern/Northern Europe/America as 'case studies' of some ideas we could add to our fiddle-playing toolkit.|
|15.15||Some group & smaller group exercises, perhaps to try out some improvisation, making up harmonies, using fiddle for song accompaniment, duo-playing & all the things we love about playing the fiddle basically ... and then a recap of the tunes we've learned.|
N.B. Booking is recommended as numbers are limited.
Maps & accommodation lists will be sent in advance if requested.
20, St. John's Terrace,
Tel. (01273) 476757
e-mail: Valmai Goodyear