Workshops

Fiddle Workshop

January 19 & 20, 2019 at the Kalemi Dene School, N'dilo

AFS welcomes!  Stacey Read; Calvin Cairns; Wesley Hardisty; and James Ross for our January Fiddle Workshop!  These accomplished fiddlers will teach beginner, intermediate and advanced fiddle players new tunes and techniques!  

Online Registration: Click here to access the registration form

Family Fiddle Dance - Friday, January 18, 2019!  Once again we have scheduled a fun family dance to get warmed up and nimble for the weekend workshop!  The dance will be at the the Anglican Church basement located at 4909 - 52nd Street (use the side door on the left hand side of the building to get in).  Dancing starts at 7:00 p.m. and goes until 9:30 p.m. or so.  Or, if your shoes wear out - whichever happens first!  

Admission to the dance is by donation.   Your support is always appreciated!

Workshop Schedule!  This workshop is offering half-day sessions for all levels and ages.  We'll keep you engaged and you'll leave with enough know-how to keep at it until the next workshop.  See below for class times for both days, Saturday and Sunday.

8:30 - 9:00 REGISTRATION
9:00 - 10:15 Youth First-Timers Youth Beginners Intermediate
10:15 - 10:30 BREAK
10:30 - 11:45 Youth First-Timers Youth Beginners Intermediate
11:45 - 1:30 LUNCH BREAK (off-site)
1:00 - 1:30 REGISTRATION
1:30 - 2:45 Adult First-Timers Adult Beginners Advanced
2:45 - 3:00 BREAK
3:00 - 4:00 Adult First-Timers Adult Beginners Advanced

Try before you buy!  AFS has a small selection of fiddles for use at workshops, and to rent afterwards.  Before you shell out for your own strings, see how easy it is to fall in love with the fiddle at an upcoming workshop.  Check out our rental page for details.

Members Only!  Luckily, it's incredibly easy to sign up.  Complete our membership form, tack on $10 to our workshop fees, and you're in.  You'll be first to know about upcoming programs and events, and you'll also be helping our small community flourish.

 
 

Past Workshops

November 24-25, 2018
with Cam Neufeld, JJ Guy and Miranda Currie.

SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2018
with Calvin Cairns, Nellie Quinn, Donna Turk and Andrea Bettger.

MAY 26-27, 2018
with Trish & Geoff Horrocks, and Nellie Quinn

MARCH 10-11, 2018
with Gordon Stobbe, JJ Guy, Cathy Sproule & Nellie Quinn.

JANUARY 20-21, 2018
with Calvin Cairns, Nellie Quinn, and Alice Twa.

DECEMBER 2-3, 2017
with Calvin Cairns, Nellie Quinn, and Alice Twa.

OCTOBER 21-22, 2017
with Miranda Currie, Alice Twa and James Ross.

SEP 30 - OCT 1, 2017
With Gordon Stobbe, JJ Guy and Andrea Bettger.

JANUARY 14-15, 2017
With Calvin Cairns, Cam Neufeld, Anika Spruyt, Nellie Quinn, and Andrea Bettger.

JANUARY 24-25, 2015
With Andrea Bettger (Yellowknife), Calvin Cairns (Victoria), Donna Turk (Calgary) and Kyle MacDonald (Cape Breton).

SEPTEMBER 20-21, 2014
With Donna Turk (Calgary), Andrea Bettger (Yellowknife), Claire Marchildon (Yellowknife), Calvin Cairns (Victoria), and Rod Olestadt (Calgary).  [The Fiddle Cats learned Gap Tooth Jig and Put Your Shoes On.]

TRADITIONAL MUSIC WORKSHOP
MAY 17-18, 2014
The Brian Pickell Band (Ontario), including Brian Pickell, Shane Cook, James Stephens, Pat O'Gorman and Julie Schryer, joined Linda Duford (Hay River) for an all-out workshop with fiddle, guitar, piano and tin whistle.  The Band also played an evening show for all of Yellowknife to enjoy.  Some tunes from this workshop: Egan's Polka, The Old Favourite Jig, Steve and Michele's, Pretty Mary, Muriel's Waltz.