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Northern Week 2020 Archive

American Roots Guitar

David Surette
American roots guitar accompaniment with a Northern accent for both songs and fiddle tunes.

Bass Basics

Stuart Kenney
An exploration of the deepest roots of the dance music we love.

Café Français

Rachel Bell, Susie Burke & David Surette
An hour of beautiful French Cafe music for jamming, dancing or listening enjoyment.

Callers’ Workshop

Chet Gray
Explore and practice walk throughs, word choice, programming, patter, and stage presence for these times of social distancing.

Camper’s Night Northern Week

Northern Week Campers
Sign up to sing, play or tell a story (5 min limit)--all styles and idioms of are most welcome!

Contradance Fiddle (Beg/Int)

Audrey Knuth
Learn a cool tune plus essential with bowing and rhythmic techniques.

Contradance Fiddle (Int/Adv)

Audrey Knuth
Learn a cool tune plus essential with bowing and rhythmic techniques.

Contradance Guitar

Max Newman
Learn the tools and techniques of the contradance guitarist.

Contradance Mandolin

Max Newman
Learn to make your mandolin an indespensible part of the contradance band.

Contradance Tune Jam

Birch Trio
All levels and all instruments welcome at this accessible and open contradance jam session.

Dance Band Cello

Casey Murray
Learn how to use your cello to lighten the dancers' feet!

English Country Dance Jam

Audrey Knuth, Rachel Bell, Jacqueline Schwab
All are welcome to play along... printed music can be found in the resource folder.

English Fiddle

Audrey Knuth
Learn to play English repertoire that will inspire and delight dancers.

Farewell Gathering

All Staff
Sing, play, and dance along one more time!

French Dance Band

Rachel Bell
All instruments are welcome for this deep dive into French dance music.

Late Night Jam

Birch Trio
Come play along!

Learn a Beautiful Waltz Part 1

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
Jay works with the melody players and Molly teaches the chord folks--all instruments, all levels.

Learn a Beautiful Waltz Part 2

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
Jay works with the melody players and Molly teaches the chord folks--all instruments, all levels.

Mandolin as a Third Voice

David Surette
Adding that special sparkle to support the melody (fiddle) and the primary accompaniment (guitar) with runs, lines, arpeggios and double stops.

Meet The Teachers & Welcome Jam

All Staff
Our wonderful teaching staff will introduce themselves and share a sampling of what they’ll be teaching at camp. Then dance, sing, and play along (on mute)!

More Songs of Hope

Susie Burke & David Surette
Susie will lead us in songs for troubled times and invite you to bring songs to share as well.

New England Chestnut Jam

Audrey Knuth, Max Newman, Jay & Molly
Join in playing great tunes ole New England repertoire like Far From Home, Money Musk and more

Northern Banjo

Stuart Kenney
A accessible and meditative approach to playing the 5-stiring banjo.

Northern Radio Hour

All Staff
Staff Concert!!!

Nyckelharpa (Beg-Int)

Amy Hakanson
A crash course in Swedish nyckelharpa playing technique, exercises and a focus on injury/pain prevention. Primarily for beginners.

Nyckelharpa (Int-Adv)

Amy Hakanson
Learn a nyckelharpa tune from the Uppland tradition.

Online Contradance

Chet Gray
Sounds impossible, but Chet can bring Online Contras to life and provide tons of fun!

Québécois – Cinq a Six a little bit late Part 1

Éric Favreau, Susie Lemay, Mathieu Baillargeon
Northern Week's traditional Québécois jam for all instruments and levels. Bring a tune or two!

Québécois – Cinq a Six a little bit late Part 2

Éric Favreau, Susie Lemay, Mathieu Baillargeon
Northern Week's traditional Québécois jam for all instruments and levels. Bring a tune or two!

Québécois Accordion (Int-Adv)

Susie Lemay
Gabriel Labbé, Keith Corrigan and Armand Bruneau’s repertoire awaits, plus fingering and ornaments.

Québécois Fiddle (Beg-Int)

Éric Favreau
Articulation, bow technique, exploration to change of intent, phrasing on a simple tune, easy to remember.

Québécois Fiddle (Int-Adv)

Éric Favreau
Work on Jig with nice balance for dancer, phrasing, breath, ornementation...and maybe more!

Québécois Piano (Int-Adv)

Mathieu Baillargeon
Explore different major patterns through the repertoire of Thérèse Rioux and others.

Scandi Jam Part 1

Amy Hakanson, Bruce Sagan
Come play some beautiful tunes from the Scandinavian countries. Everyone is welcome to join!

Scandi Jam Part 2

Amy Hakanson, Bruce Sagan
Come play some beautiful tunes from the Scandinavian countries. Everyone is welcome to join!

Slow Jam Part 1

John & Tom Krumm
All are invited to learn and play along with inspiring music at slow and accessible tempos.

Slow Jam Part 2

John & Tom Krumm
All are invited to learn and play along with inspiring music at slow and accessible tempos.

Solo English Piano

Jacqueline Schwab
Learn to be the whole English Country Dance Band (an 88-key orchestra!) for these socially distant times.

Song Swap

Susie Burke
All are welcome to bring a song to sing, sing along or just enjoy.

Song Swap w/John

John Krumm
All are welcome to bring a song to sing, sing along or just enjoy.

Songs of Hope

Susie Burke & David Surette
Susie will lead us in songs for troubled times and invite you to bring songs to share as well.

Swedish Fiddle (Beg-Int)

Bruce Sagan
Come learn a hambo complete with Swedish styling

Swedish Fiddle (Int-Adv)

Bruce Sagan
Pers Hans, one of the foremost traditions bearers from the town of Rättvik in Sweden, died on July 3. We will learn a polska from Rättvik in his memory.
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