Welcome to the new Fiddleheads Season!
We've got a great year ahead of music, community, culture and fun. Here are some of the highlights:
Music and Migration: Our theme this year will be fiddle tunes from around the world. We will be connecting with Yukoners who have immigrated to the North to learn about their culture, music and stories. (When possible we will also learn a tune from their country of origin and present their story and music as part of our performances.) We will also be asking our fiddlers to explore and share their own stories of how their families came to Canada
Top Notch Visiting Instructors: A returning favourite from Nanaimo, Trish Horrocks, will be our guest instructor for our fall retreat in September and our spring workshop/tour in May. Order of Canada recipient (and another returning favourite of the program) Gord Stobbe (Seaforth, NS) will lead our Rendezvous workshops and be our guest instructor for the spring workshop/tour as well.
Invitation for Back Row fiddlers to participate in the West Coast Youth Summit in Nanaimo BC (Jan. 31 - Feb. 2). This was a fantastic experience for our fiddlers last season, and we are looking forward to another amazing weekend. (Families are responsible for their own travel costs and workshop fee. Participation is optional.)
Fiddelium Spring Visit: We are thrilled to have Fiddelium return to the Yukon to join us for our spring workshop and tour! The Fiddelium members have been busking since last spring to pay for their trip north and have already raised $3000! Find out more about what they have been up to here: (http://fiddelium.com/wp/)
Spring workshops/tour/Year End Show (April 30-May 2): An important Fiddleheads goal is to bring our performances and workshop opportunities to other youth fiddlers and communities outside of our own. Touring outside Whitehorse also a great chance for our fiddlers to visit new places in the Yukon, and experience a different side of the territory than what is found in Whitehorse. This year we are working on a spring tour to Faro and Ross River to do performances/workshops in the schools as well as at the Crane and Sheep Festival. A year end performance will also take place in Whitehorse at Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.