If you recall, the virtual 2020 Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival featured the debut performance of The Bow Tides, three wonderful fiddle players with a common background – all having played fiddle, at different times, for Gaelic Storm. If you missed their debut, you can still see it here.
A year ago they collaborated on their first Fiddle Frenzy, a weekend of workshops for fiddlers. Now, after continuing to evolve as a group in 2021, they’re returning for their second Fiddle Frenzy, from January 14th – 16th, 2022.
I will let Festival favorite, Jessie Burns, tell you the rest.
Dear Fiddling Friends,
Here’s information on an incredible fiddle learning opportunity for fiddlers aged 8 and up, beginners of one year onwards through advanced players. It happens on-line January 14,15 and 16, 2022. Last year we were joined by over 100 participants from 5 countries and we can’t wait to do it all again. We lean primarily towards Celtic Fiddle and classes cover tune learning, ornaments, bowing, tone, composition, technique – and all things fiddle!
Our core instructors are Winifred Horan (New York), Jessie Burns (Boulder), Katie Grennan (Chicago) and Ellery Klein (Boston).
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Katherine Emsden 1
May 3, 2016
The SPICF of Huerfano County is a unique experience both for musicians and for we who attend the quantity and quality of their performances. Where else can one walk into a harp or bodhran class, sit down and have a marvelous first encounter with your own instrument? Where else do performer tell of their own lives and of their development of several musical styles from Ireland, Scotland, Appalachia and other Celtic heritage places?