THURS SEPT 25
LAURA CORTESE (Scottish)
Stunning fiddler/singer, performs solo and with the band Halali
6:30pm FIDDLE WORKSHOP ($15)
8pm CONCERT w/ guitar accompanist Flynn Cohen ($10)
Peterborough Fiddles is a monthly gathering that showcases the various traditional fiddles styles that make up the musical landscape of New England: Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, Contradance, and Old-Time. We get together on the fourth Saturday of each month in Peterborough, NH for an evening that combines education and entertainment, each time featuring a different world-class fiddler. Here is the format:
The guest fiddler chooses a tune for students to learn in advance, then spends the hour-long workshop teaching authentic traditional bowing and ornamentation. This process highlights the specific stylistic differences between the various fiddle music traditions and lends a greater depth to the students’ musical appreciation and technique. Transcriptions of the chosen tunes will appear on this website, along with links to sounds files. COST: $15
The guest fiddler will perform one long set of of their given style and each will have CDs available. COST: $10
There will be an open session for all fiddle music following each concert (all traditional instruments welcome).
Hosted by guitar accompanist Flynn Cohen. Called “a versatile string virtuoso” by Dirty Linen Magazine, Flynn has recorded CDs and performed all over the globe with many acclaimed artists in traditional and contemporary acoustic music, including: John Whelan, Cathie Ryan, Halali, Annalivia, Adrienne Young, Aoife Clancy, Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, Matt Glaser, John McGann, Airdance, The Sevens, Sheila Falls, Skip Healy, Mark Simos, Lissa Schneckenburger, Laura Cortese, Jake Armerding, Bruce MacGregor, and others.
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