You are a Bufflehead (fiddle level 6 Adult ) if you can play many tunes in several keys, up to dance speed, and are ready to add the nuances of style and rhythm. You can learn by ear fairly quickly and are looking for a challenging adventure. If it is too difficult, you have the option of moving to the Herons nest.
Bonjour tout le monde, It will be my pleasure to see you during my workshop for this fabulous winter Maine Fiddle Camp. Come with a smile, your ears, your fiddle, or any other instrument, also your snowshoes if you want. The tunes I chose are in the Québec tradition some new, others…much older, but always to have a fun and share the music. Bienvenue!
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9:30 AM workshop 1
Reel des grands chemins comes from Stéphane Landry, an incredible accordion player. I played with him during ten years with the band Entourloupe.
11:00 AM workshop 2
Roger Bontemps is a tune from my family. The name of the tune is a expression which designates a bon vivant, a companion not prone to conflicts, a jovial person who seeks only to have fun without breaking his head. Welcome in the kitchen, take your partner…
2:00 PM workshop 3
Ti-Douard. Another nice, easy tune from a gaspesian fiddler Édouard Richard. Perfect for the end of the day.
10:30 AM Workshop 4
Reel Korolenko. Many people know the Korolenko Jig from the banjo player, Jean-Paul Loyer, but he wrote a reel with the same name. Not fast, with little swing, I tried to keep the banjo swing.
- 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…)