Lisa Ornstein & Dan Compton: Québecois Fiddle Workshop/Dance/Concert

Join Centrum favorites Lisa Ornstein and Dan Compton for a concert, contra dance, and Québecois fiddle workshop, on Saturday, December 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the Rosewind Common House (375 Woodland Ave., Port Townsend).  Visit Lisa and Dan online, or call (360) 379-0275 for more information and reservations.

Fiddle virtuoso Lisa Ornstein is an outstanding interpreter of the traditional music of French Canada and Appalachia, blending compelling and inventive playing with impeccable tune choice. Lisa has taught, concertized, and toured extensively in North America and Europe with some of Quebec’s finest musicians, and recorded for both Smithsonian Folkways and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Multi-instrumentalist Dan Compton is a veteran of the Pacific Northwest folk music scene. With a strong background in classical guitar and traditional Irish fiddle, Dan melds both worlds in exploring what the guitar can do in traditional music. Equally adept with a flatpick or fingerstyle, he uses an array of textures and a sophisticated sense of harmony to take traditional music new places.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 – Port Townsend
Fiddle and Guitar Workshops at Rosewind Common House
Price: $20 for one; $30 for two
Québecois fiddle workshop at 1:30, guitar accompaniment workshop at 1:30, old-time fiddle workshop at 2:45. E-mail Lisa at to register.  The Rosewind Common House is at 375 Woodland Ave., Port Townsend, WA.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 – Port Angeles, WA
Contra Dance at the Black Diamond Hall
8 pm
Price: $6
Come join us for a rousing community dance at Port Angeles’s real-live dance hall, 1942 Black Diamond Rd, Port Angeles.  Erran Sharpe will call the dance.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 – Port Townsend
Concert at Rosewind Common House
12:00 noon
Price: $12-20 suggested donation
The Rosewind Common House is at 375 Woodland Ave., Port Townsend, WA.