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).
When you come to the Spanish Peaks Celtic Festival, remember to stop by the Festival Office (127 W. Francisco St. in La Veta) and say hello to our wonderful office... Read more →
May 3, 2016
Most performers will tell you that this is their favorite festival and look forward to coming back year after year. Then there is the intimacy of the whole thing. Where some of the performers have performed in front of a crowd of thousands, here the crowd may be 200 and in the workshops it is much less, perhaps 20 people or less. You get a chance to sit next to one of the musicians and learn from him/her; get up close & personal with that musician and later maybe have a drink with him/her. When you see the performers and the spectators mingling before & after a concert it really is old friends getting together.