WINTER WORKSHOP WEEKEND: Cape Breton Fiddle: Tunes From The Tap Session

WINTER WORKSHOP WEEKEND: Cape Breton Fiddle: Tunes From The Tap Session

  • Celtic
  • Fiddle
  • Folk
  • Instrumental
  • International
  • Roots
  • School of Music workshop

Learn a selection of strathspeys, jigs, and reels from Cape Breton fiddler Andrea Beaton’s classic album, ‘The Tap Session’. The album has long been one of Rachel’s favorites, with plenty of traditional tunes and new discoveries. Tunes will be taught by ear, with emphasis on the bowings and ornamentation that give the music a specifically Cape Breton feel.

This workshop will be held from 10:00am-12:00pm on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

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. 

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