Festival of American Fiddle Tunes Artist Faculty

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Here’s an almost complete list of faculty for the 2015 gathering. Full bios and photos coming soon.

California
Jody Stecher – fiddle
jodyandkate.com/

Denmark
Kristian Bugge – fiddle
Morten Alfred Høirup – guitar
Sonnich Lydom – button accordion
youtube.com/watch?v=kUjlxALByhw

Georgia (old time, swing)
Frank Maloy – fiddle
Mick Kinney – guitar, banjo
pxrec.com/p2_Patuxent_Maloy_Book.htm

Scottish
Calum MacKinnon – fiddle
Lisa Scott – piano
http://www.calummackinnon.com/

Washington
Ruthie Dornfeld – fiddle
ruthiedornfeld.com/index.html

Louisiana
Christine Balfa – guitar, vocals
Anya Burgess – fiddle
Kristi Guillory – accordion
bonsoircatin.com/web/

New England
Rodney Miller – fiddle
Sandy Bradley – guitar
rodneymiller.net/

Midwest
Vesta Johnson – fiddle
Steve Hall – guitar
vimeo.com/58488738

Mexico
Miguel Govea, Susan Peña and family – multi-instrumentalists
http://www.miguelgovea.com/?section=music-group-3

Cape Breton
Kinnon Beaton – fiddle
Betty Lou Beaton – piano
youtube.com/watch?v=XFXo92z4p7Y

Irish
Brian Conway – fiddle
Rose Conway Flanagan – fiddle
Mark Simos – guitar
brianconway.com/
youtube.com/watch?v=n-3-GOf82Jw

Virginia (bluegrass)
Billy Baker – fiddle
Jack Hinshelwood – guitar, fiddle
youtube.com/watch?v=A7XVXHvyytM

Louisiana (blues and rags)
Shaye Cohn – fiddle
John James – guitar
youtube.com/watch?v=XeJER0Btuk8

Kentucky
Bruce Greene – fiddle
John Haywood – banjo
http://www.brucegreene.net/index.php
www.haywoodarts.com

Quebec
Lisa Ornstein – fiddle
André Marchand – guitar
Normand Miron – button accordion
lebruitcourtdanslaville.com/?lang=en
youtube.com/watch?v=e7riPPdfbW4

 

TUTORIALS 

Tutorial sessions are held each afternoon after the band labs. These classes are universally small, ensuring individual attention, and are open to all. Beginning level tutorials will focus on technique; intermediate level tutorials tend to focus on style. In many cases, the intermediate tutorials will be in the musical styles presented by the faculty.  You will also find tutors leading jam sessions with a spirit of graceful encouragement, playing for dances, and generally being a welcoming and helpful presence throughout the week.

2015 Tutorial Staff:

Kevin Carr – tutorial coordinator, Irish fiddle tutor as needed

Fiddle:
David Bragger (CA) – beginning fiddle
Howard Rains (KS) – old time
Tricia Spencer (KS) – old time
Amy Hofer (OR) – old time
Phil Salazar (CA) – bluegrass/swing
Karen England (WA) – Cajun
Susan Burke (WA) – Celtic
Jane Landstra – (WA) – Celtic/Nordic styles
Jamie Fox (WA) – Metís

Guitar:
Stuart Mason (CA)
Dejah Leger (WA)

Banjo:
Jeannie Murphy (WA)
Jordan Ruyle (CA)

Mandolin:  Matt Sirceley (WA)

Piano: Josie Mendelsohn (OR)

Bass:  Tony Mates (WA)

Cajun accordion:  Jesse Lege (LA)

Cello – Clea Taylor (WA)

Singing:  Kate Brislin (CA)

 

OTHER STAFF:

Beginners’ Band Lab: David Cahn

Kids Programming: June Cannon, Kristin Smith, Pat Yearian, Anthea Lawrence, Dina Blade, Melanie Luedders, Sharon MacNamara, Allegra Yellin, David Romtvedt, Margo Brown, Devin Champlin, Lucas Hicks

Sound Crew: Alan Roberts, Lucy Peckham, Mike Sakarias, Neville Pearsall

Volunteers, partial list: David Kaynor, Bonnie Zahnow, Bruce Reid, Chris Wright, Craig Shaw, Eileen O’Connor, Laurie Hampton and the Decogals, Luther Black, Melanie Shelton, Robert Hinrix, Steven Trampe, Caroline Oakley, Jesse Partridge, Tom Mindte, Joel Savoy, Zaidee and Judy Stavely, Jill Freidberg, Ben Hunter, Joe Seamons, Charmaine Slaven, Charlie Beck, Joe Wilson ….

 

 

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