SEPTEMBER 2023 - Season Opening Fiddling Workshop for all levels

September 22, 23 & 24.

Location: Weledeh School


MEMBERSHIP FORM (if haven't renewed already)

Instructors: Linda Duford, Trish Horrocks, Geoff Horrocks & Andrea Bettger

Registration opens at 9 am for morning workshops and 1 pm for afternoon workshops.

Each day there will be the following workshops available. You can go to one day or both days - the content will be different for each session. $60 for one workshop, $100 for two!

Saturday Sep 23:

First time kids
First time adults
Beginner kids
Advanced (all ages)

Intermediate (all ages)
First time adults
Beginner adults
Advanced (all ages)

Sunday Sep 24:

First time kids
Intermediate (all ages)

Beginner kids
Beginner adults

Be sure to check out these bonus events!
Fiddle Jam - Friday September 22 from 7-9 PM @ Northern United Place
Family Fiddle Dance - Saturday September 23 from 7-9 PM @ Northern United Place

Class descriptions:
First-time kids and first-time adults:
This workshop is for those who have no previous fiddling experience or would like to start
playing again from the very beginning of learning. (Never touched a fiddle before)

Beginner kids and beginner adults:
This workshop is for those who have some experience playing the fiddle and can play a handful
of tunes. (Completed a first time class previously)

Intermediate workshop:
This workshop is for those who can play many tunes and have played the fiddle for a few years.

Advanced workshop:
This workshop is for those who can play lots of tunes and have played the fiddle for more than a few years.

Try before you buy!  AFS has a small selection of fiddles for use during the workshops and/or to rent afterward (please email us in advance).  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 4&5, 2023
with Gordon Stobbe, JJ Guy & Andrea Bettger.

JANUARY 21, 2023
with Linda Duford, Stacey Read & Andrea Bettger.

SEPTEMBER 24&25, 2022
with Zavallennahh Young, Linda Duford, Andrea Bettger.

JUNE 24&25, 2022
with Daniel Gervais.

APRIL 28-30, 2022
with JJ Guy and Gordon Stobbe and Andrea Bettger.

APRIL 17-24, 2021
with Andrea Bettger

MARCH 14-15, 2020
with Miranda Currie, Zavallennahh Young, Sarah Hamilton, Wesley Hardisty and Alice Twa.

JANUARY 25-26, 2020
with Stacey Read, Calvin Cairns, Wesley Hardisty, and Alice Twa.

OCTOBER 5-6, 2019
with Calvin Cairns, Donna Turk, Alice Twa and Wesley Hardisty.                                                                                                                                                               
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.]

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.