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Fiddle Workshop with Erynn Marshall
May 28, 2016 : 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$20.00
Southern Old-Time Fiddle Workshop
Teacher: Erryn Marshall
Level: Intermediate +
This class will delve into the world of old-time fiddle. Secrets of bowing and other characteristics of Appalachian fiddling will be explored as well as getting that “old-time sound.” We’ll learn a great fiddle tune from Virginia. Questions are welcomed and we shall discuss how to overcome any playing blocks you have encountered. Your fiddle playing should bring you nothing but joy. This class will be taught by ear but music will be provided. Please bring a phone or recording device to class and your adventurous fiddling spirit!
Erynn Marshall has carved out a niche for herself as an old-time fiddler in North America and abroad. She has played for thirty-five years, performed and taught at many music camps in the US, Canada and Europe. Erynn learned the nuances of old-time fiddling from visiting 80-95 year-old southern fiddlers and singers for many years. Her fieldwork culminated in the book, Music in the Air Somewhere about West Virginia fiddle and song traditions (WVU Press). Erynn has also appeared in three films, recorded a DVD and five CDs includingSweet Memories Never Leave – a 2015 duet release with Carl Jones. She has won many awards including first place in fiddle at “Clifftop” – The Appalachian Stringband Festival – in West Virginia (the first woman and person from outside the US to do so). Erynn lives in Galax, Virginia, tours with Carl Jones and the Bowbenders stringband.