Spring Fiddle Concert
Saturday September 6th 2014
Mark Street Hall
7.30pm Fiddle Orchestra
8.15pm Sean Kenan & Josh Gordon on fiddles.
Tickets at the door $25 and $20
Info. Phone 0419 210 043Irish Fiddle Camp
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October 2014
A weekend of Irish Fiddle tuition.
Suitable for adult beginner and intermediate level.
Camp Eureka Tarrango Road Yarra Junction VIC Australia
$350 including meals
Bookings: Phone 0419 210 0043
"Thanks for the Fiddle Camp. I think the tutors were great and the programme and numbers really good. It was a bit like a fiddle boot-camp in terms of accelerated learning."
"I had a great time, learned some great tunes and picked up some good tips."
"I had a great time. The main attraction for me was the intensiveness of a full weekend of playing Irish music with like minded people. Was nice to catch up with fellow previous fiddle campers also. Keep up the good work. "
"The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought."
"The violin is one of the most beautiful artifacts ever created by man and one of the most elusive to handle. It is this elusiveness that adds to its magic, for unless you become its slave the violin will take its revenge and withold its manifold voices and you will be left holding a lovely piece of musical furniture, offended and inert."
(1916 - 1999 )
"For over a third of a century I have been waiting, watching, hoping
and praying, that God might inspire some Irishman, or association of Irishmen, to collect and publish just such a work as "The Music of Ireland"- the grand old music-the weird, wild and mournful reel tunes that entranced me when a child, a youth, and a man, in the street or barn, at the bonfire or on the hilltop; the music, the never to be forgotten strains that often alternately flame or freeze-that made me when a child, sitting beneath the fiddler's chair, weep with delight or sadness, a condition of mind impossible to describe."
Patrick O'Leary writing to O'Neill about his collection of Irish melodies
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