June 29 From Violin to Fiddle: Putting Down Roots in Irish Traditional Music

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June 29 From Violin to Fiddle: Putting Down Roots in Irish Traditional Music

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Join us for a fiddle workshop with local Irish music session leader Tony Horswill. This introductory class is designed with Adults and Young Adults in mind, current violin students looking to develop another aspect of their musical life. Participation is $25 and attendance (observer) is $10.

The class will cover learning a tune by ear, appreciation of tune (dance) forms, traditional tune structures, ornamentation basics, and playing in groups. There will be a short performance at the beginning and end of the class.

This is the first in a series of group classes through the year, catering to a wider range of student ages and experiences, and incorporating different traditional styles. Individual classes are also available.

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Tony studied Irish Traditional music with Pat Molloy in Birmingham, England after grounding with Cyril Perfect (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra). In the past 20 years Tony has started and led long-running Irish Traditional sessions in New Jersey and New York area under the “Cat and Fiddle Sessions” brand, currently including St. James’s Gate, Maplewood and Bobby Dee’s, Jersey City. He has also played in a number of bands and ensembles: Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra (early 20th Century style Irish Traditional), Four Fiddles Count Them (Irish and American Traditional, Swing); The Old Triumph (English Country Dance).

Tony can be reached at tony@fiddlevillage.com