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Beginner Fiddle for Adults Starts April 7th

Beginner Fiddle for Adults

If you’ve been looking to try your hand at the fiddle, but have no experience whatsoever, this is the course for you! Squeaks and squawks are welcome. Here you will learn the basics of fiddling in a mellow supportive environment, from bowing technique and fingering to simple ornamentation. Students will also have the opportunity to try out a few basic fiddle tunes. This course is designed for the absolute, complete beginner.

Join The Irish Jam Session This Sunday!

Irish Jam Session

This instrumental jam session will be tailored the speed to the abilities of the people who show up. Bring an instrument (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bodhran, banjo, whistle) and a tune you can start or play along with. Sunday March 16th, 1-3pm, $5

Friday Featured E-Store Item: Zev Violin Outfit

Zev Violin Outfit

The Zev Violin Outfit features a solid spruce top, maple back, ebony fingerboard & chinrest, metal alloy tailpiece with four fine-tuners and comes with case, rosin & Brasilwood bow.

Anna Ludlow

Anna Ludlow

Anna’s talent has taken her beyond Nova Scotia’s rich music scene, to share stages with the likes of The Beach Boys, Blue Rodeo, Don Ross, and Ron Hynes. Endless offers to play private & corporate functions and to collaborate with other musicians in shows & recordings speak to her versatility as a performer.

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Workshops at O’FC

St. Patrick's Day Weekend Workshops at O'FC

This St. Patrick’s Day Weekend (March 15th & 16th), we’re hosting a bunch of Irish themed workshops. On Saturday we’ll have classes for Bodhran, Fiddle, Penny Whistle and DADGAD Guitar, plus on Sunday we’re hosting an Irish Jam Session. Click here to sign up for these courses on our E-Store. Here’s a rundown on all […]

Irish Fiddle Workshop

Alexis MacIsaac

In this workshop, Alexis MacIsaac will teach the basics of fiddle ornamentation for traditional tunes including how to play Irish rolls, cuts, trebles, double stops, drones, and slides. This workshop is intended for players who can already play a few tunes on the fiddle.

Old Time Slow Jam with Paul Hornbeck – Friday April 11th, 7-9 pm

Old Time Slow Jam Friday April 11

So you love old-time music but you’re not quite ready for tear it up, bust down tempo? Have we got the thing for you! Come join OFC’s Monthly Old-Time Music Slow Jam. Learn new tunes! Make new friends! Perfect your hot licks! Bring your fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar or whatever to the Ottawa Folklore Centre on Friday, April 11th from 7-9 pm. OFC banjo teacher Paul Hornbeck will lead the group in an evening of old-time favorites, played at a moderate pace.

Evan Runge

Evan Runge

Evan studied violin at the Rimouski Conservatory in Quebec and played with the OSE (Orchestre Symphonique de l’Estuaire) for five years. He recently received his Master’s degree in music from the University of Ottawa in May 2013 and has been playing with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra since 2010. Evan plays violin with two bands here in Ottawa and has been teaching violin for ten years.

Alexis MacIsaac

Alexis MacIsaac

Alexis is from Ottawa, Canada and has been playing fiddle since the age of ten and has been influenced by Cape Breton, Scottish and Irish traditions. Alexis has performed at festivals, ceilidhs, and solo concerts throughout Canada and the United States, and has toured North America, the United Kingdom, and Ireland with Riverdance, The High Kings, and The Paperboys.

Walkin’ in a Winter Workshop Wonderland

OFC Winter Workshop Wonderland

OFC Winter Workshop WonderlandWe’ve added a TON of new workshops over the Holiday Break and into the New Year. We’re offering workshops for guitar, voice, banjo, fiddle, djembe & other multicultural instruments, workshops for kids, workshops about nutrition and even an acting workshop for kids. Keep an eye on our calendar as we’re always adding more classes. And did we mention that these make great Christmas gifts?

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Friday Featured E-Store Item

Friday Featured E-Store Item: Kala Exotic Mahogany Ukuleles Kala Exotic Mahogany Ukuleles

Kala’s Exotic Mahogany ukulele series are available in blue, green, and magenta. These ukes are made from specially selected wood, cut in a unique fashion which produces a number of distinctive grain patterns with variations that include a curly, flamed, streaked, or spotted appearance. The top, back and sides are made of exotic mahogany wood which is highlighted by a satin finish. Features include black binding on the top and back, a rosewood fingerboard and bridge.


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