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Old Time Fiddle Workshop with Rachel Eddy

December 7 @ 3:00 pm

The Handmade Music School presents Don’t Be Square, Be Crooked! – Old Time Fiddle workshop with Rachel Eddy on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 3:00pm EDT. The workshop will be presented via Crowdcast as part of our Handmade at Home online series. Cost is a minimum contribution of $5 (suggested donation of $15).

Rachel Eddy Workshop 2021-12-07

Join us for this special workshop with Rachel Eddy where we’ll focus on mapping out a couple of crooked tunes for old time fiddle. Crooked tunes can be hard to pick up in a jam but usually make total sense once explained!  As always there will be discussion on bowing and phrasing in the context of the tunes we learn, and hopefully ideas and ways to improve your playing overall.  Don’t be square, be crooked!  

Rachel Eddy is a native of West Virginia who grew up in a musical family steeped in the traditions of Appalachian music and dance. Now based in Washington, D.C., they are known throughout the world as both a dynamic, emotionally powerful performer and an engaging, thoughtful teacher. Rachel’s soulful singing and multi-instrumental finesse—including fiddle, banjo, guitar, and mandolin—may be heard on numerous solo and collaborative recordings as well as at dances and jam sessions, where Rachel is dedicated to fostering community and sharing a love of music with others.


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