Are you a beginning or intermediate fiddle player who wants to learn more about old-time music? The Minnesota State Fiddlers Association holds a monthly slow jam for fiddlers wanting to learn old-time, Irish, Scandinavian, Canadian, and hey, maybe even a Cajun tune or two.
Each month, a MSFA volunteer will teach a tune or two. The rest of the time is spent in a "circle" jam session with the tunes slowed down so that everyone can participate. Fiddlers are encouraged to bring recording devices. So if you've taken violin lessons and want to try your hand at fiddling or are accomplished in old-time/bluegrass/Irish in another instrument and want to work on your fiddling, come join us.
Guitar, mandolin and other non-fiddle players who want to benefit from the slower tempos to learn how to accompany fiddlers are more than welcome to join us.
SOTR Zoom Jam
Every Thursday 7pm - ? (US Central Standard Time)
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Friday, May 14th, 2021 2–3:30pm (ONLINE Central time)
Sara Pajunen performing
Finnish and Finnish American Fiddle Tunes
Sunday, May 16, 2021 3pm - 4:30 (US Central Standard Time)
Playing for Dancers with Beth Rotto on Zoom - FREE Come join us for "Syttende Mai Eve" with long time fiddler Beth Rotto, from the Footnotes. She will teach us an Upper Midwest waltz, schottische and polka, with an emphasis on playing these tunes for dances.
Afterwards, we’ll jam on Upper Midwest fiddle tunes
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Bluff Country Gathering - ONLINE
Saturday May 22 from 12-4 PM
For those of you missing the in-person Bluff Country Gathering in Lanesboro, the 2021 Gathering will offer online workshops on Saturday May 22 from 12-4 PM. The schedule is posted on http://www.boveeheil.com/bluff-country-gathering.htm These will be held via Zoom. If you are interested in participating, please email them at email@example.com and they will send you the link. They do not require registration for these and there is no fee, but they will be collecting tips for the workshop leaders.
Sunday Aug 15 - Time TBD (afternoon)
Chippewa Valley Museum
Eu Claire, WI