Alden’s workshop – “Fun with Bowed Triplets”
Tune “The Ashplant” (Reel, Em)
“Huey explores the changing relationship of two top folk musicians and captures a joyous facet of Maine life. From start to finish the film is a unique, sensitive and satisfying contribution to understanding our time and place.”
(William D. Barry, Maine historian and writer).
“Bonsoir Mes Amis” features cameo appearances by MFC’ers MFC Ellen and John Gawler, Greg, Doug, Smokey, Don and Cindy, plus others from Maine’s Franco community. The film is a wonderful look at how traditional music and dance helps build and maintain community!
Come to the Maine Tent Zoom Room at 6:00 pm EST the filmmaker to put the film in context (and some live music). Watch the film premiere live on YouTube 6:30 – 7:30. Then rejoin the Zoom gathering for questions, dialog, music and rememberances.
Handouts and recordings from the December Maestro Bistro will appear on this page as they become available.
Lyrics to “Winter’s Grace” from Kaity:
Glen Loper taught a workshop for the Maestro Bistro Plus on August 15, 2020, entitled “Learn a Jig – The Cavers of Kirkcudbright”.
Here is a list of the different segments within the Zoom recording:
Jeremiah, Annemieke, and Luke McLane’s house in Strafford, VT burned to the ground on Tuesday night. Luckily, they were not home and no one was hurt. However, they lost all their possessions—including their treasured instruments. Jeremiah is the second MFC staff member (after Kaity) to lose a house to fire this summer.[Read more…] about Help Jeremiah McLane!
The second Maestro e-Bistro is coming on Friday, May 26th at 6pm so mark your calendars! These dinnertime concerts from the staff of MFC are paired with a featured dish and special guest from the MFC kitchen. Enjoy the music while you have your meal and be sure to contribute to the conversation in the live chat. This installment will feature Ellen Gawler, Gordon Peery, Susie Burke and Dave Surette, AND a SSFG (Special Surprise Food Guest)!
The concert will be streaming on both the MFC Youtube channel and the Facebook group so head to one of those places at 6pm to join us for the show. Links to both:
Well, Fiddle Campers, Virtual Maine Fiddle Camp is off to a great start. This past weekend we kicked it off with a “live streamed” Maestro Bistro on Friday, May 15 hosted by Neil Pearlman, and an online “Zoom” fiddle lesson by Elaine M. on Saturday, May 16. Both events went off without a hitch and were very well attended.
Published on Jun 1, 2015
Maine Fiddle Camp Director Doug Protsik talks about this multi-generational tradition music camp and demonstrates the music on various instruments offered at the camp in an interview by Ann Page.