Instructor:  Èric Favreau, Violin Level 6

  • Éric Favreau

    Éric Favreau comes from a family of traditional musicians and has spent a great deal of time playing with other fiddlers, learning their repertoire and studying their varied styles. Éric has explored and exploited various sources including archives and personally made field recordings and has accumulated a rich and fascinating repertoire. Over the years, he has garnered a profound understanding and vast knowledge of Québécois traditional music. (more…)


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Bienvenue to the Buffleheads Nest

Old, or New, from Québec or PEI, four different Reel with different approach. It will be my pleasure to see you throught the screen for another adventure. This is my selection, but we never know what change could happen….

Click on the links below for the sound files.

Workshop #1:

Orrin Livingston (Marie Livingston) Acadian tune from PEI, Lobster flavour, Key of D

Workshop #2:

Folklore en Tête (Raynald Ouellet) Written in 80’ in the Montmagny style, simple, not fast with a fews elegant swing element. Key of G

Workshop #3:

Les Quatre Roses (Éric Favreau), Modern Style, working on variation for the first part and speed bowing. Key Gm/Bflat.

Workshop #4:

Reel St-Michel, (Trad.) From Québec city area, learned from wax cylinder, recorded in 1918 by ethnomusicologist Marius Barbeau. Key G

À bientôt