Cassie MacDonald - Traditional Cape Breton Fiddle Style and Performance

A Calgary Folk Fest and National Music Centre Boot Camp Session

Cassie MacDonald - Traditional Cape Breton Fiddle Style and Performance

Tue · July 24, 2018 - Thu · July 26, 2018

10:00 am

Studio Bell

Calgary, AB

$120.00 - $150.00

Learn the history and background of this unique and widely appreciated style of fiddling with award winning Nova Scotian fiddler Cassie MacDonald. Classes will focus on learning and arranging medleys of traditional jigs, reels and strathsbys and marches by ear (sheetmusic will be provided as well) with a particular emphasis on ornamentation and embellishments distinctive of the Cape Breton fiddling style.

You will come away with a greater confidence and willingness to embrace all aspects of music making; be it jamming/session playing, onstage performance, composition or arranging.

Bring: A violin/bow and rosin in good working order. Additional strings are recommended. A recording device of some sort is mandatory (cell phones are fine)

Skill level: You should have basic sight-reading skills, but most music will be taught by ear (with sheet music provided at the end of each day).

Cassie Anne MacDonald
Cassie Anne MacDonald
Celtic/folk/roots musician from Nova Scotia. Performs with her sister under the name Cassie & Maggie MacDonald.
Venue Information:
Studio Bell
850 4 Street SE.
Calgary, AB, T2G 0X5
http://www.nmc.ca/