Intermediate Fiddle

with Katie McNally

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

6:30PM

Intermediate Fiddle

  • Americana
  • Bluegrass
  • Celtic
  • Fiddle
  • Folk
  • Instrumental
  • International
  • Old Time
  • Roots
  • School of Music class

Join Katie for an intermediate-level class in fiddle – students are expected to have a firm understanding of the instrument, holding the violin, and learning by ear. We will focus on learning popular fiddle tunes by ear, as well as incorporating stylistic ornamentation. We will focus on tunes from Ireland, Scotland, and some American tunes, but you never know what we might throw into the mix! A recording device is required, as tunes will be taught by ear, and there will be no sheet music.

This class will be held from 6:30-7:45pm on Tuesdays: Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9.

TO REGISTER: Click the orange registration button. The next page will list the class title twice – the smaller title is a link to your shopping cart. Click that and you will be able to register.

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. 

Katie McNally

  • Celtic
  • Fiddle
  • Traditional

Katie McNally has made waves in both the American folk music scene and abroad since the release of her debut album, Flourish, in 2013. Her latest project synthesizes her elegant and powerful fiddle playing with the talents of genre-crossing pianist Neil Pearlman and bluegrass phenom Shauncey Ali on viola.

The trio recently travelled to Cape Breton to record a brand-new album released in Fall 2016. Under the guidance of producer Wendy MacIsaac (Beolach, Mary Jane Lamond), McNally has curated a collection of tunes that will draw inspiration from raw, mid-century recordings of Cape Breton fiddlers both in Nova Scotia and Massachusetts and be sculpted by the creative energy of the Boston acoustic music scene.

Katie has performed and taught fiddle courses in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Scotland, England, and France. A member of the cross genre fiddle super-group Childsplay since 2009, she appears on their CD and concert video release, “As the Crow Flies,” produced by legendary Irish fiddler, Liz Carroll. McNally performs regularly as a soloist and has collaborated in the past with guitarist Eric McDonald and all-woman trad group, Long Time Courting. In the fall of 2012, she accompanied famed Galician bagpiper Carlos Núñez on his first North American tour to promote the release of his Sony Masterworks double album, “Discover.”

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