One of the most attractive aspects of Irish and Scottish music is the spirited fiddle playing. The instrument is a violin, but fiddle music is quite different from your standard violin fare. If you’re interested to learn more about this exciting musical tradition, mark your calendar. Clan Mackintosh has announced a Scottish Fiddle Workshop to be held Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Kirk of the Bonnie Brae, 1201 South Steele Street (Steele and Arizona), Denver, CO 80210. Cost is $15.00.
According to organizer Ken McIntosh, Kids, teens and adults of all playing levels are welcome. Some Scottish fiddling styles will be explained and demonstrated. Attendees are invited to bring a fiddle if they would like to play some of the examples along with the presenters: Arlene Patterson and Loretta Thompson. They will also come away with some great educational materials and perhaps a door prize.
Arlene Patterson was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and now teaches public school music in Longmont and private violin lessons. She performs Scottish fiddle music reguarly and has presented at the Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp. She learned her Scottish style from Dr. Tom Anderson.
Loretta Thompson is a high-spirited musician and singer whose versatile performances captivate audiences everywhere. Loretta’s dynamic fiddling and radiant voice echo the fervor of her Scottish-Irish and American heritage. Her passionate and spontaneous enthusiasm for traditional music and dance shines in every aspect of her life.
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