|Old Time Fiddle by Ear Workshop at Dewey Hall |
|08:15AM / Wednesday, April 20, 2022|
SHEFFIELD, Mass. — In this workshop Aaron Jonah Lewis will teach old time fiddle by ear on Friday April 22 with a workshop from 5:30 to 6:30 pm and a concert at 7:30.
The old time fiddle styles of the Appalachian mountains are characterized by their syncopated bowing patterns and driving rhythms. The workshop will be spent discussing musical and technical aspects and learning a tune.
This workshop is for people who can already play their fiddle/violin, but will be taught by ear so you don't need to read music.
Tickets can be purchased here
The event will take place at Dewey Hall at 91 Main St.
About the Aaron Jonah Lewis:
Virtuoso banjo player and fiddler Aaron Jonah Lewis has involved in traditional American music since their first lessons at the age of five with Kentucky native Robert Oppelt. Their concerts include old time and folk music, with detours through ragtime and early jazz.
Lewis has taken blue ribbons at the Appalachian String Band Festival in Clifftop, W.Va., and at the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, Va., the oldest and largest fiddlers convention in the country. They spend most of their time teaching, touring as a solo performer, with the Corn Potato String Band, the Lovestruck Balladeers, and other projects.
Lewis has appeared on dozens of recordings from bluegrass and old time to traditional jazz, contemporary experimental and Turkish classical music projects. They have taught workshops at the the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and at the English Folk Dance and Song Society in London. They also play and teach banjo, mandolin, and guitar and are currently based in Detroit.
Dewey Presents events are supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council through grants from the local cultural councils of Alford-Egremont, Sheffield, Mt. Washington, and New Marlborough Local Cultural Councils.