~ Not Your Usual Fiddle Camp! ~
Annual Weekend of Music, Classes, Community, and Dance
2020 Weekend POSTPONED
Fiddle-icious Traditions Weekend Event scheduled April 17-19 has regrettably been postponed until next year. Full refunds for all registrants will be issued by the end of March.
The pandemic of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has forced organizers of gatherings all over the world to seriously consider the possible hazard of bringing together groups of people from disparate locations. We at Fiddle-icious Traditions have thought long and hard about whether we can safely gather to celebrate, learn, and share music and dance this spring. Regretfully, we have decided that we cannot responsibly go forward with this year’s musical weekend. The decision was not an easy one, especially given the enthusiasm of so many teachers, organizers, and participants. Thank you so much for your support, and we pledge that next year’s Fiddle-icious Traditions weekend will more than make up for the disappointment of this situation.
In addition to offering an opportunity to learn new skills and to share traditional music of many genres, Traditions will strive to equip participants with the tools and enthusiasm to create local musical experiences such as group instruction for children, bringing music to elders and disabled people, establishing open playing opportunities for musicians wanting to improve or share their gifts, and using music to inform and celebrate ethnic heritage in Maine.
While some classes may feature specific instruments, ALL instruments associated with traditional dance music will find a place at Fiddle-icious Traditions. Classes are offered specifically for: fiddle, cello, bass, guitar, piano, accordion, step-dance, improv, music theory, and much more!
Have you ever wanted to:
- Add new techniques that the pros use?
- Discover the music theory behind your favorite tunes?
- Delve into the fascinating world of improv with your instrument?
- Learn more about how to ensure that your next gig has superior sound engineering?
- Try a few step dance steps?
- Figure out how to bring more life to your playing?
- Hear about the interesting history of Maine fiddling?
- Connect with others to form a band?
- Call a simple dance at your next function or family event?
- Hang out with National Heritage Fellow, Seamus Connolly?
- Get 1:1 instruction on how to maintain your stringed instrument?
Fiddle-icious Traditions offers all of this and much more!
Fiddle-icious Traditions aims to send each participant home with new tools and enthusiasm to continue their own unique musical journey. You’ll leave with increased confidence to create local musical experiences in your own communities, such as, playing for family and friends in your living room, offering instruction for children, bringing music to elders and disabled people in hospital or nursing home settings, establishing low barrier jams or sessions, and using music to inform and celebrate ethnic heritage in Maine.
Please read the class descriptions and instructor bios for more information.