Fiddle workshop at Miners’ Hall

April Verch, the fiddler for whom style knows no boundary, will give a workshop on Canadian fiddle music at the Miners’ Hall on April 16 from 1 to 3 p.m., preceding her band’s performance that evening at the same venue.

  • Mar. 23, 2011 6:00 p.m.

April Verch, the fiddler for whom style knows no boundary, will give a workshop on Canadian fiddle music at the Miners’ Hall on April 16 from 1 to 3 p.m., preceding her band’s performance that evening at the same venue.

Hosted by the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture, Verch’s class will provide an overview of our nation’s styles from Cape Breton, to Metis and French Canadian, to the Ottawa Valley and out to the West.

Tunes will be taught by ear with a focus on bow patterns and ornaments to match each region’s style and to fit with the variety of dances such as jigs, reels, two-steps, polkas, waltzes, and aires.

Organizer Nadine Tremblay asks that participants register in advance at 231-7943 or rosslandarts@gmail.com. The cost is $25.

The April Verch Band will play at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance from Out of the Cellar (2067 Columbia Ave.) or the Charles Bailey Theatre at 1-866-368-9669.

/Rossland News