Beginning Fiddle 2 w/Adrianna Ciccone

Beginning Fiddle 2 w/Adrianna Ciccone

Monday, November 5th - Friday, December 7th

8:30 pm

$130 Early Bird before October 30th/ $140 Regular

Begging Fiddle 2
This is the second in a series of three six-week sessions. By now you know where to find a few notes, have played a few tunes. Everything is still slow, hunting and pecking out melodies. In the class we will continue to review holding the fiddle and bow, and start in on more traditional fiddle tunes. Along with the process of learning tunes, we’ll explore ways to learn by ear as well as to further our ability to read music. We’ll cover ways the bow is used to dress up a tune.

Few young Canadian fiddlers today can show off the breadth and range of North American fiddling like Adrianna Ciccone. With a “distinctive stamp and swing that is both rooted and infectious”, she crosses back and forth across the continent with ease. She showcases Cape Breton reels, crooked French-Canadian brandys, the rollicking rhythms of Ottawa Valley stepdancing tunes, way down to Southern Appalachian stringband tunes; also incorporating Irish and Métis influences. Raised in the Ottawa Valley fiddle tradition and greatly inspired by Québécois fiddling, Adrianna Ciccone cut her teeth at fiddle camps across Ontario and Canada, competed (and won many awards) in national and international fiddle competitions, and graduated from Berklee College of Music. Her debut album ‘The Back of Winter’, produced by Bruce Molsky won Instrumental Artist of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards.