LAST CHANCE to See Classic, Rarely Seen SILENT FILMS
An Evening of Classic, Rarely Seen Silent Films - Last Sunday of Every Month this Summer
Presented by Vaudevisuals.com and Jim R Moore
June 29th, July 27th and August 31st.
Come have a drink, eat, relax and travel back to the Silent Film days. At Dusk!
Fiddle Workshop and Performance with Bruce Molsky at the Jalopy Theater and School of Music!
Bruce Molsky has become known as one of the most influential traditional fiddlers of his generation. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune calls him "old-time music's answer to Ry Cooder - a commanding musician with a voracious appetite for traditional music styles." Bruce performs solo, with Mozaik (Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny et al), with Aly Bain & Ale Möller and others, and has has brought the beauty and depth of American Old-Time Music around the globe.
The workshop takes a hands-on approach to old time fiddle. Tunes are taught a phrase at a time, first melody, then bowing, and then piecing things together. We'll dig into old-time music's unique phrasing, rhythm and syncopation, ornamentation, etc. The tune is the vehicle, so mostly we'll be playing!
A recorder is highly recommended. Since developing ear training skills is one of the workshop goals, written music will not be provided.
Suggested experience level: If you're comfortable with the instrument and have at least a small repertoire of tunes then you'll be fine. The skeleton of the tune is taught first, and then built upon with additional bowing, variations, etc. Workshops are from 3 -5 pm and performance starts at 7:30 pm.