Celtic Guitar Accompaniment w/Quinn Bachand

Celtic Guitar Accompaniment w/Quinn Bachand

Quinn Bachand

Saturday, June 23rd

12:00 pm (event ends at 1:30 pm)


Celtic Guitar Accompaniment
The role of an accompanist is new in a long standing melodic tradition. As guitarists we have to fully understand the tunes we're accompanying. We will look at tunes and ways of supporting them as well as dabbling in the melodic flat-picking world.

With diverse musical talents and a bottomless pool of creativity, Quinn Bachand is recognized as the "Young Lion" of the Celtic guitar (Daniel Lapp) and "Canada's top Celtic guitarist" (Ashley MacIsaac). Although Quinn plays a range of styles that include jazz and bluegrass, it is his talents in the world of Celtic music that are drawing the most attention. His virtuosic playing is more than eye-catching fret-board fireworks. A gifted and creative guitar player, Quinn adds a contemporary edge to traditional Celtic music. His unique harmonies, hard-driving strumming, inventive chord voicing and powerful rhythmic effects make even the most well-worn tunes seem new and exciting. An in-demand sideman, Quinn has also toured nationally and internationally with well known musicians including Canadian fiddling icons Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster.