Instructors: Ray Legere and Shane Cook
Ray Legere – Sackville, NB
BLUEGRASS FIDDLER AND MANDOLINIST:
Ray Legere is one of today's most honored Bluegrass fiddlers. His many awards include five-time winner of the Eastern and Central Division Bluegrass Awards in the categories of Mandolin and Fiddle, winner of two Open Mandolin Championships and finalist in the Canadian and Nashville's Grand Masters Fiddle Championships. Ray's extensive tour schedule includes backing artists like Michelle Shocked, Tony Rice, John McDermott, Alison Brown, Rita McNeil and finding time to be “house fiddler” for a popular French Canadian music TV series. He has recorded for hundreds of sessions and graced world-renowned stages such as Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry.
For more info: http:// http://www.raylegere.com/.
Shane Cook – London, Ontario
FIDDLE: Shane Cook "rates at the top of the short list of the finest fiddlers in the world today," says the Canadian Fiddlers' Hall of Fame. Shane has distinguished himself as a master of an array of fiddle styles ranging from Irish and Scottish to French-Canadian, Texan, and Bluegrass. He is one of Canada's most highly awarded Canadian Old-Time fiddlers, a three-time Canadian Open National Fiddle Champion, a three-time Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion, a Grand North American Fiddle Champion and is the only Canadian to have ever won the US Grand National Fiddle Championship.
In concert, Shane captivates audiences with his danceable playing that is as adventurous as it is technically thrilling. He has toured Canada, United States, Germany, England, China and Taiwan, and has performed with several orchestras. Shane is a member of The Brian Pickell Band - a collection of Canadian virtuosos of traditional music. Shane also leads his own band with whom he has recently released his fourth solo CD. This self-titled CD is a collection of hot and swinging standards from the Canadian Old-Time fiddle tradition that the London Free Press describes as "Relaxed, sprightly…and brilliantly played."
Nepean Creative Arts Centre – 35 Stafford Road, Nepean
Saturday, April 28, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost for all participants (includes lunch): $45.00
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