Stapleford Fiddle Day Saturday 9th November 2019
Mardles is pleased to announce a Fiddle Workshop day to be led by eminent fiddle player Dave Shepherd of Blowzabella. The workshop will be held at The Three Horseshoes, 2 Church Street, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 5DS, just south of Cambridge on Saturday 9th November.
Format for the event is -
- Registration - 10:15 for 10.30am start
- Workshop 1 - Duration 2 hrs. English fiddle technique – bowings for hornpipes, decoration, using the fiddle for accompaniment (drones, chords and rhythm)
- Break for lunch - food and drink available to purchase at the pub
- Workshop 2 - Duration 1 1/2 hrs. Fiddle music from Western and Central France - Bourrees a trois temps from the Auvergne , rondes and avant-deux from the Vendee/Poitou
- Workshop 3 - Duration 1 1/2 hrs. The traditional english dance repertoire specific to the fiddle, including some examples from East Anglia
- Ending at about 17:00
An evening dance (not a ceilidh) open to the public will be held at another venue (tbc). Workshop attendees will be able to play for the dancing using music learnt during the day.