Beginning Fiddle

with Louise Bichan

Thursday, May 13, 2021


Beginning Fiddle

  • Americana
  • Celtic
  • Country
  • Fiddle
  • Folk
  • Instrumental
  • International
  • Old Time
  • Roots
  • School of Music class
  • Trad
  • World


You’ll learn some fun fiddle tunes from Louise’s native Orkney, as well as from some other Scottish fiddle traditions and a selection of other traditional fiddle styles including Irish, Cape Breton, old time and perhaps Scandinavian! You will learn by ear, but notation will be handed out, along with a practise track to play along with.

Students should have a basic knowledge, be able to hold the fiddle and bow and be comfortable playing a handful of tunes in the keys of G, D and A.

This class will be held from 6:30-7:45pm on Thursdays, May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17

Please note: Limited to 8 students (16 yrs of age or older); Pre-sales are highly encouraged! Sales end 15 minutes before the class begins. 3 students are required for this class to meet. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified and receive a full refund.

Louise Bichan

  • Celtic
  • Fiddle
  • Folk
  • Neo-Trad

Louise is an artist and musician who grew up in Orkney, a group of islands in the north of Scotland. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2011 with an honours degree in Visual Communications, specialising in photography.

Growing up on a farm, she has always been inspired and influenced by the landscape and nature around her and feels privileged to be able to use her creativity and love for art and music to make her living. Louise shoots mainly on 35mm film using an Olympus OM2 once belonging to her father. She uses natural light to capture images which are honest and organic.

As a fiddle player, Louise enjoys a wide variety of music, but mostly plays and writes folk and traditional Scottish music. After being awarded a place and a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music, Louise traveled to Boston in September 2015 to take some time to explore other genres of music.

Between her studies, Louise has been concentrating on her project ‘Out of My Own Light’ exploring her family ties to Canada and her own connection to her late Grandmother, Margaret Sarah Tait.

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