Sunday, 5 February 2012

Montreal - Fiddle and DADGAD Workshops 22-23 Feb 2012

There are upcoming workshops (fiddle and DADGAD guitar) in Montreal on Feb 22 and 23.


Jesse Smith - Fiddle
Wednesday February 22, 2012
Beginners / Intermediate 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Advanced, 7:45 to 8:45 PM

JESSE SMITH (FIDDLE), a young American musician who grew up in Baltimore immersed in the thriving Irish music tradition of that city, has lived in Ireland for over thirteen years now. Both of his parents are musicians and he started playing the fiddle at an early age, studying with the renowned teacher and player Brendan Mulvihill. In 1998 his love for the music took him to Ireland to stay, where he made his mark as a fiddler touring and recording with the great Irish band Danú.

His debut solo fiddle CD Jigs and Reels was among the top ten Irish traditional music CDs cited by music columnist Earle Hitchner in America's largest Irish weekly, "The Irish Echo". This was followed by a collaborative release (with Belfast flute player Harry Bradley and London guitarist/pianist John Blake) entitled The Tap Room Trio, simply one of the best recordings of Irish traditional music in recent years.

Praise is now being garnered by his recent release, The Ewe With The Crooked Horn (2010), recorded with button-accordionist Colm Gannon.

Ryan McGiver - DADGAD Guitar
Wednesday February 22, 2012
Fingerstyle and pickpicking guitar in DADGAD tuning (various styles), 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Accompanying traditional Irish music in DADGAD tuning, 7:45 - 8:45 PM

Singer/Guitarist Ryan McGiver has toured extensively throughout the US, Asia, Australia and Europe over the past decade playing a mixture of traditional Irish and American music.

In addition to performing across the globe, Ryan has taught traditional guitar workshops domestically and internationally including the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins, West Virginia.

He has recorded and shared stages with a diverse and eclectic mix of traditional, folk and rock musicians including Kevin Crawford, Liz and Yvonne Kane, Doug Wieselman, Edel Fox, Jolie Holland and Shahzad Ismaily to name a few.

Ryan is the guitarist for Grammy award-winning singer, Susan McKeown and is currently touring with Lunasa's uilleann piper, Cillian Vallely.

His debut solo album of ballads, Troubled In Mind, is garnishing critical acclaim in both the traditional and Indie-folk communities world-wide and is set to release in spring 2012.

All workshops are an hour long and $20 per participant.

Location: 2309 Oxford Avenue, H4A 2X7
Please contact Kelly Symons with any questions and for registration

Payment due upon attending.

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