Do you play fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar or bass, and want to play old-time music with others? Here’s your chance! While giving a nod to some of the classic old time American string -bands, this “string-band” class will get you playing, singing and generally having a good time making music together. Bring instruments, and a couple of tunes / songs, and we’ll see what we can do. If you play multiple instruments, you may want to take the road less traveled, to help with the variety of sound and texture. Non-string instruments are welcome too, though we reserve the right to ration and re-direct multiple percussion instruments (washboard, bodhran, spoons, etc.).
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Get your campfire song-singin’ skills warmed up with this brand new song circle hosted by Arthur McGregor. Bring your guitar, ukulele, banjo, fiddle, mandolin (or any other instrument that you feel like playing!) and a song for the group to sing along to. Everybody is welcome. Wednesday July 23rd – 7:30-8:30pm, $5.
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.
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.
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 […]
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, July 11 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 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.