Workshops

May Fiddle Workshop

Our next fiddle workshop is scheduled to be held on May 11 & 12, 2019 at the K'alemi Dene School in N'Dilo.  Fiddle instruction will be provided for ages 6+ and for all levels of fiddle players.

The Aurora Fiddle Society welcomes renowned and respected fiddlers, Ivonne Hernandez  - Victoria, BC; Calvin Cairns - Victoria, BC; James Ross - Yellowknife; and, Wesley Hardisty - Yellowknife!    These accomplished Fiddle players will offer instruction for First-Time, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Fiddle players, generally in Canadian Old-Time or Bluegrass Fiddle Styles.

For Online Registration:  Click here to access the Registration Form!

 

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE SATURDAY & SUNDAY
08:30 - 09:00 MORNING REGISTRATION
09:00 - 10:15 Youth First Time Youth Beginner Intermediate Intermediate
10:15 - 10:30 BREAK
10:30 - 11:45 Youth First Time Youth Beginner Intermediate Intermediate
11:45 -  1:00 LUNCH
1:00 - 1:30 AFTERNOON - REGISTRATION
1:30 - 2:45 Adult First Time Adult Beginner Advanced Intermediate/Advanced
2:45 - 3:00 BREAK
3:00 - 4:00 Adult First Time Adult Beginner Advanced Intermediate/Advanced

 
 

Try before you buy!  AFS has a small selection of fiddles for use at workshops and/or 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

MARCH 9-10, 2019
with Cam Neufeld, Nellie Quinn, Sarah Hamilton and Wesley Hardisty.

JANUARY 19-20, 2019
with Stacey Read, Calvin Cairns, Wesley Hardisty, and James Ross.

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.