Welcome to the new Fiddleheads Season!
We've got a great year ahead of music, community, culture and fun.
This year we will be learning about fiddle tunes and traditions from Nunavut, NWT, Yukon and Northern BC!
The Pan-Northern Fiddle Celebration will highlight the music of contemporary Northern female fiddle composers such as Andrea Bettger (NWT), Gina Burgess (NU), Emlyn Stam (Smithers, BC), and Amelia Rose Slobogean (YT) and traditional fiddlers such as Angus Beaulieu (NWT), Colin Adjun (NU ) and Boyd Benjamin (YT).
To date there has never been a body of work developed that celebrates fiddlers and fiddle traditions from all across the North, and we are excited to collaborate with fiddlers throughout the North to make this happen!
Weekly Rehearsals take place on Mondays at the F.H. Collins High School Music Room. The full ensemble rehearsal runs 6p.m. to 6:50p.m.. There will be an advanced class from 7p.m. to 7:45 as well as mentoring for front row fiddlers from 5:30p.m. to 6p.m. (4-6 sessions in the fall term).
Students are expected to arrive a new few minutes early to tune and get ready, and will be responsible for practicing throughout the week if there are tunes they need to work on (learning videos and resources will be provided).
Mark Your Calendar:
Sept. 5- Welcome Potluck and Jam (5p.m to 7p.m) at Shipyard's Park.
Sept. 9-11- Fall Retreat in Haines Junction (St. Elias Community School)
Sept 12- Fiddleheads AGM/Start of Regular Monday Rehearsals-F.H Collins
Feb. 24- 26- Rendezvous Fiddle Weekend (to be confirmed)
End of April- Spring Community Tour to Dawson and Year End Show (Whitehorse).
Additional shows are booked as requested by our Yukon community- there are usually 6-10 performances throughout the season.
Looking forward to a great year ahead!