12:00 Noon Brian Conway Intermediate and Advanced Fiddle
Brian’s class will focus on the relationship between bowing, phrasing and ornamentation in traditional Irish fiddling. Repertoire will mostly consist of traditional tunes rather than recent compositions with a particular focus on classic traditional tunes. Brian will teach one tune from each of the three main dance forms, jig, hornpipe and reel. This will be an interactive format in which questions from the students will be encouraged.
Brian Conway, premier Irish-American fiddler, performs with a skill, grace and force that are steeped in tradition but distinctively his own. Well known in the Irish/Celtic community, Conway has won numerous All-Ireland fiddling competitions, and has been called one of the best fiddlers of his generation. Nothing is missed or missing in Brian Conway's Sligo-style fiddling.