January Fiddle Workshop

January 20-21, 2018 ♣ Ecole Allain St-Cyr

Happy New Year!  Do your resolutions include playing more fiddle?! Here's another workshop to get everyone started - all ages and all levels.  Half-day classes are available for first-time fiddlers, beginners, intermediates and advanced players.

Workshop Schedule

This workshop is offering half-day sessions for all levels and ages.  We'll keep you engaged without the headache, 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

Note: Parents of first-time youth aged 6 and under must remain with their fiddler during class.


Click here to Register Online!
Payment (cash or cheque) is accepted at the Workshop.

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

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.]

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.