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  • Thu
    25
    Aug
    2016

    Session with Rachel Gribben

    8:00-10:00 PM

    The Galway Arms
    2442 N Clark St
    Chicago, IL

    Venue: www.galwayarms.com

  • Wed
    12
    Oct
    2016

    Fiddle workshop with Madison Scandiband

    6 - 9 pm

    Madison, WI

    More info and contact at www.mad-wi.net/scandiband

  • Thu
    13
    Oct
    2016
  • Fri
    14
    Oct
    2016
    Sun
    16
    Oct
    2016

    Student recruitment in Twin Cities area

    Twin Cities, MN

    Do you love Scandinavian folk music and live in the Twin Cities area? Sign up for a special introductory weekend of lessons today!

    I'll be in the Twin Cities area this upcoming weekend, October 14-16, to teach and recruit students. I still have available time between Friday and Sunday. I offer lessons on fiddle/violin, harding fiddle and DADGAD guitar (DADGAD = guitar tuning well suitable for Scandinavian folk music), for beginners and advanced students. I will bring an extra fiddle and a harding fiddle for those who don't have their own instrument yet, but would like to try. I also teach Norwegian and Scandinavian tunes and styles on most other melodic instruments.

    If you are interested, or know anyone that might be, feel free to share this post or contact me.

    My rates for this recruitment trip are:
    $60 an hour
    $45 for 45 minutes
    $30 for 30 minutes

    Special rate this trip: 2 hours for $100.

    Group lessons can be shared with others at the same rates.

    All the best
    Vidar

  • Sat
    26
    Nov
    2016
  • Mon
    28
    Nov
    2016

    Nordic Fiddling Workshop

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Northfield Arts GuildNorthfield, 304 Division St S

    The workshop will focus primarily on fiddling ("flat" fiddling, not hardingfele). Other melody players are welcome. (Accompanying musicians may participate with the understanding that the workshop will be geared to melody.)

    After the workshop we'll move across the alley to The Contented Cow(302B Division), where all are welcome to sit in at the Northern Roots Session.

    Cost: $25 for adults ($15 students)
    RSVP: aboxrud[at]gmail.com

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/675340949302025/

  • Sun
    04
    Dec
    2016

    Workshop - Intro to Norwegian Fiddling

    1:00-3:00 pm

    Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL

    Have chops, will travel... fiddlers looking to expand their tune repertoire to seemingly unfamiliar lands, this workshop is for you. Learn the old time fiddling of Norway: the variety of tunes, rhythms and compelling grooves. At it's roots, Norwegian fiddling has a lot in common with American Old Time fiddling. Cross tuning, double-stops, double stringed bowing and tonalities are shared techniques from one genre to the next. And because Scandinavian countries share the same origin for their fiddle traditions, learning this style is a great way to start exploring this culture's music. The workshop will introduce you to the older tune types, such as springar and halling, and to some newer types, such as waltz, schottische, polka and mazurka. You'll leave a few tunes richer with the skills to perform them. Teaching will be done by ear. Recording devices are recommended. 

    More info and register at: www.oldtownschool.org

  • Sun
    04
    Dec
    2016

    Session with Joe Sheehan

    5:00-8:00 PM

    Chief O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant
    3471 N Elston Ave
    Chicago, IL

    Venue: www.chiefoneillspub.com

  • Mon
    05
    Dec
    2016

    Show with Sean Cleland and Brendan Bulger

    8:00 PM

    Martyrs'
    3855 N Lincoln 
    Chicago, IL

    Venue: www.martyrslive.com

  • Tue
    06
    Dec
    2016

    Session with Sean Cleland

    8:30 PM

    Harrigan's Pub
    2816 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL

    Venue: www.harriganspubchicago.com

  • Wed
    07
    Dec
    2016

    Session with Sean Cleland

    8:00 PM

    Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro 
    3905 N Lincoln Ave
    Chicago, IL

    Venue: www.irishbistro.com

  • Fri
    09
    Dec
    2016

    Concert

    Fargo, ND

    More info soon!

  • Sat
    10
    Dec
    2016

    Workshop - Fargo Spelemannslag

    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    Moorhead, MN

    Harding fiddle workshop with sessions for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. All fiddlers will work with Vidar; beginners will also receive extra assistance from our experienced teachers. The day will close with a “Happy Half Hour” at 5:00 and potluck dinner at 5:30; contributions for both would be much appreciated. Sunday Vidar will be available for private lessons, to be arranged with him and paid for separately. The fee for the workshop is $100 per person.

    Interested fiddlers should contact joancovington (at) gmail.com, to register, receive a detailed schedule.

  • Sun
    11
    Dec
    2016

    Harding fiddle lessons - Fargo Spelemannslag

    Moorhead, MN

    Further harding fiddle lessons for individuals and groups hosted by Fargo Spelemannslag.

  • Wed
    14
    Dec
    2016

    Kids session with Rebecca Brooke

    7:00-9:00 PM

    Clancy's Pizza Pub
    4624 W 103rd St
    Oak Lawn, IL

    Venue: www.eatatclancys.com

  • Sat
    31
    Dec
    2016

    Ceoltóirí Chicago

    5:00-10:00 PM

    New Year's Eve Ceili
    American Irish Heritage Center
    4626 N Knox Ave
    Chicago, IL

    Venue: www.irish-american.org