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Starting in September our School of Music will be overflowing with workshops, classes and music lessons for kids, teens and adults. We’ve got classes planned for guitar, banjo, ukulele, djembe, fiddle, bodhran, marimba, harmonica, performance and even a brand new OFC Youth Choir! Here’s a detailed description for each workshop: Kids, Youth and Teen Workshops: […]
At only 6 years of age, Ellen Daly first picked up the fiddle after seeing a Riverdance performance and begging her parents to let her take lessons. 15 years later, Ellen has traveled, performed, and participated in numerous fiddle competitions in Canada, the US and Ireland, and has won prestigious trophies. She was the Canadian Open Old Time Junior Fiddle Champion in 2011 and was the runner-up in 2010 , she is a five-time Vankleek Hill Fiddle Champion, she came fourth at the 2010 Pembroke 18 & Under Fiddle Championship, and she was the Under 16 Eastern North American Irish Fiddle Champion in 2008.
Karson McKeownKarson is a well rounded fiddler and violinist. He began studying fiddle music at age 10 and later started classical violin at Canterbury High School. Canterbury led him to further study music at a post secondary level. Karson Graduated from Charlottetown’s Holland College Music Performance program in 2014. It was here that he studied many genres of music including jazz, latin, blues, country, rock and celtic.
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.).
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.