Bluegrass Fiddle Workshop

Bluegrass Fiddle Workshop

  • Acoustic
  • Americana
  • Bluegrass
  • Fiddle
  • Folk
  • Instrumental
  • Roots
  • School of Music workshop

In this workshop, we will attempt to understand what defines bluegrass fiddle, and how to make your own fiddle-playing more stylistically informed. We’ll listen to and work out some licks and solo ideas from the masters (Kenny Baker, Bobby Hicks, Benny Martin). We’ll also explore ways that you can create your own practice routine and customized exercises to strengthen weak points in your playing and deepen your understanding of the high lonesome bluegrass fiddle!

Ticket holders to the Lonely Heartstring Band shows can receive a 10% discount on Patrick M’Gonigle’s Bluegrass Fiddle Workshop on Sunday, August 5th from 2:00-4:00pm. To purchase tickets for the show, please click here. To redeem the discount please contact Mariel by email or at 617-492-7679.

Please note: The Passim School of Music is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator


The Lonely Heartstring Band

  • Americana
  • Bluegrass
  • Trad

Nourished by deep roots in the expansive canon of traditional American music, The Lonely Heartstring Band embodies the modern American condition—an understanding and reverence for the past that informs a push into the future. George Clements (guitar, vocals) Patrick M’Gonigle (fiddle, vocals) Charles Clements (bass, vocals) Matt Witler (mandolin) and Gabe Hirshfeld (banjo) bring together their own musical styles to create a sound greater than the sum of its parts.

Combining soulful instrumental virtuosity with soaring three-part harmonies, their growing repertoire of original songs and compositions showcases not only their considerable talents, but a dedication to meaningful roots-conscious music.

Already they have generated a devoted following of music-lovers across North America, performing and headlining at major music festivals and historic venues from Western Canada to California, from Kentucky to New Hampshire. Whether it’s a festival stage, theatre, or intimate listening room, The Lonely Heartstring Band always delivers a dynamic, diverse, and heartfelt performance. Over the last three years of touring, the band has crafted shows that generate a genuine connection and bring crowds to their feet.

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