Winter Fiddle Class Workshops

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Cost: $30 + $10 membership fee for the 2020/2021 fiddling season

*All participants need to be members which are $10 annually.

As an alternative to our traditional weekend workshops, we will be holding a series of two - 2-hour classes to be held on subsequent weekends at Music Space.

There will be classes at the following levels:

First-time fiddlers:

You are a first- time fiddler if you have never played the fiddle before, or if you have played before but would like to start from the VERY beginning of learning how to hold the instrument and play it.

Beginner fiddlers:

You are a beginner fiddler if you can play a handful of tunes such as Liza Jane, Old Joe Clark, Cripple Creek, and Cock o’ the North.  Beginner fiddlers have the ability to play their instruments at a basic level, and have likely attended a couple of workshops.

Intermediate/Advanced fiddlers:

You are an intermediate/advanced fiddler if you are very comfortable playing your instrument.  You might have some issues with your playing (such as stiffness or the occasional squeak) but you can navigate your instrument quite well on all four strings.  Intermediate/advanced fiddlers usually know plenty of tunes, often upwards of 15. 


Dates and times:

Level: First-time fiddlers 

Time: 1:30 to 3pm

      Sunday, April 18 & 25


Level: Beginner fiddlers

Time: 1:30 to 3:30pm 

      Saturday, April 17 & 24


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 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.