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Northern Weekend Online 2021

Contra Dance Fiddle

Becky Tracy
Learn a great tune for dancing, and what makes it tick with lots of work on the bowing of the tune.

Contra Dance Fiddle

Becky Tracy
Continuing the path started on Saturday, we'll learn another great dance tune, working to get life and groove into our playing. It is not neessary to come to Saturday's class to join this one.

English Tune Jam

Karen Axelrod,Rachel Bell
Come join us as we play through some of our favorite English Country Dance tunes from all 3 volumes of the Barnes books. We will do a variety of tunes - slow, fast, minor, major, waltzes, jigs, reels and ones in 3/2. All levels welcome.

Farewell Gathering/Jam

All Staff
One last chance to sing, play, and dance along!

Guitar Accompaniment

David Surette
We will look at a couple of ways of accompanying Northern tunes, specifically Irish and Breton music; you can test drive your Breton chops at the Soirée Française!

Guitar Accompaniment

David Surette
This class will focus on the style of accompaniment pioneered by the Carter Family. Originating in the South, this has become widespread in many types of music, and is a foundational technique for all guitarists interested in roots-based and roots-influenced musics.

Mandolin

David Surette
We will explore Irish and Breton music for the mandolin, both from a melodic and accompaniment perspective, including some fun exercises to hone your skills.

Métis Fiddle

Ruby John
Learn a Métis tune by ear, and learn how Ruby learned Métis style fiddling.

Métis Fiddle

Ruby John
Learn a Métis tune by ear, and hear about the culture and how Ruby, an Odawa fiddler, learned Métis Fiddling.

New England Jam

Becky Tracy,Rachel Bell,Jay Ungar,Molly Mason
An hour of great New England dance tunes — jam along, dance, or just sit back and listen.

Nyckelharpa

Markus Svensson
Learn tunes from Gotland ("The isle of lime") in the baltic sea. All instrumentalists are welcome to join.

Nyckelharpa

Markus Svensson
Nyckelharpa workshop. Tips, trix and tunes for nyckelharpa. All questions allowed.

Opening Concert & Jam

All Staff
Enjoy a sampling of what each person will be teaching, then sing, play, and dance along!

Playing for English Country Dancing

Karen Axelrod
Learn what makes playing for English Country Dancing different than just "playing the notes." Danceability, lift, flow and energy. Material will come from Volumes 1 and 2 of the Barnes books.

Québécois Accordion

Susie Lemay
You are looking for Quebec repertoire or improving skills, join us in the Québécois accordion workshop

Québécois Cinq a Six

Martin Aucoin,Susie Lemay,Mathieu Baillargeon
Northern Week's traditional Québécois jam for all instruments and levels. Bring a tune to share!

Québécois Fiddle

Martin Aucoin
Learn a Québécois tune by ear, along with Martin's traditional and innovative techniques that make the music even more fun to play.

Québécois Fiddle

Martin Aucoin
Learn another Québécois tune by ear and more of Martin's traditional and innovative techniques that make the music even more fun to play.

Québécois Fiddle AEAE

Lisa Ornstein
Cross-tuned A tunes to make your heart sing: please come with your fiddle tuned AEAE

Québécois Musical Traditions

Lisa Ornstein
Come join a conversation exploring and celebrating the diversity of regional musical repertories and styles in Québec. What are the differences and what lies behind them? Warning: there are seldom clean lines and pat answers but endeavoring to map regional differences is a great way to take a deeper look into musical tradition, so bring your questions and queries and let's get messy!

Québécois Piano

Mathieu Baillargeon
Learn the stylistic basics of Québécois piano accompaniment.

Singing

John Krumm
We'll sing songs with great choruses, rounds, part songs, any anything you want to throw into the pot.

Singing

Susie Burke
After the year it has been, we all know more than ever the healing value of music. Come and sing some songs of hope and goodness. We will include some vocal warm-ups, and favorite exercises, then dive into call and response, choruses and rounds.

Singing

Susie Burke
After the year it has been, we all know more than ever the healing value of music. Come and sing some songs of hope and goodness. We will include some vocal warm-ups, and favorite exercises, then dive into call and response, choruses and rounds.

Soirée Française

Becky Tracy,Rachel Bell,David Surette,Susie Burke
A Northern Week tradition for all instruments and levels. We'll demo dance steps so you can join in and dance bourree, an dro, hanter dro, rond de st. vincent, and more!

Song Swap

John Krumm
Come join this classic song swap. Bring songs and instruments. Anything goes!

Swedish Fiddle

Lena Jonsson
We will learn a Swedish polska by ear. We´ll work on bowings, ornaments and other details that is typical for Swedish fiddling.

Swedish Fiddle

Lena Jonsson
We will learn a Swedish polska by ear. We´ll work on bowings, ornaments and other details that is typical for Swedish fiddling.

Swedish Jam

Lena Jonsson,Markus Svensson
Play, dance or just listen to a wide variety Swedish dance for all instruments and levels.

Waltzes & Airs Jam

Jay Ungar,Molly Mason
Play along, dance or listen to a wide variety of original and traditional tunes along with interpretive tips and techniques for instruments and all levels.

Waltzes & Airs Jam

Jay Ungar,Molly Mason
Play along, dance or listen to a wide variety of original and traditional tunes along with interpretive tips and techniques for instruments and all levels.

Contra Dance Fiddle

Becky Tracy
Learn a great tune for dancing, and what makes it tick with lots of work on the bowing of the tune.

Contra Dance Fiddle

Becky Tracy
Continuing the path started on Saturday, we'll learn another great dance tune, working to get life and groove into our playing. It is not neessary to come to Saturday's class to join this one.

English Tune Jam

Karen Axelrod,Rachel Bell
Come join us as we play through some of our favorite English Country Dance tunes from all 3 volumes of the Barnes books. We will do a variety of tunes - slow, fast, minor, major, waltzes, jigs, reels and ones in 3/2. All levels welcome.

Farewell Gathering/Jam

All Staff
One last chance to sing, play, and dance along!

Guitar Accompaniment

David Surette
We will look at a couple of ways of accompanying Northern tunes, specifically Irish and Breton music; you can test drive your Breton chops at the Soirée Française!

Guitar Accompaniment

David Surette
This class will focus on the style of accompaniment pioneered by the Carter Family. Originating in the South, this has become widespread in many types of music, and is a foundational technique for all guitarists interested in roots-based and roots-influenced musics.

Mandolin

David Surette
We will explore Irish and Breton music for the mandolin, both from a melodic and accompaniment perspective, including some fun exercises to hone your skills.

Métis Fiddle

Ruby John
Learn a Métis tune by ear, and learn how Ruby learned Métis style fiddling.

Métis Fiddle

Ruby John
Learn a Métis tune by ear, and hear about the culture and how Ruby, an Odawa fiddler, learned Métis Fiddling.

New England Jam

Becky Tracy,Rachel Bell,Jay Ungar,Molly Mason
An hour of great New England dance tunes — jam along, dance, or just sit back and listen.

Nyckelharpa

Markus Svensson
Learn tunes from Gotland ("The isle of lime") in the baltic sea. All instrumentalists are welcome to join.

Nyckelharpa

Markus Svensson
Nyckelharpa workshop. Tips, trix and tunes for nyckelharpa. All questions allowed.

Opening Concert & Jam

All Staff
Enjoy a sampling of what each person will be teaching, then sing, play, and dance along!

Playing for English Country Dancing

Karen Axelrod
Learn what makes playing for English Country Dancing different than just "playing the notes." Danceability, lift, flow and energy. Material will come from Volumes 1 and 2 of the Barnes books.

Québécois Accordion

Susie Lemay
You are looking for Quebec repertoire or improving skills, join us in the Québécois accordion workshop

Québécois Cinq a Six

Martin Aucoin,Susie Lemay,Mathieu Baillargeon
Northern Week's traditional Québécois jam for all instruments and levels. Bring a tune to share!

Québécois Fiddle

Martin Aucoin
Learn a Québécois tune by ear, along with Martin's traditional and innovative techniques that make the music even more fun to play.

Québécois Fiddle

Martin Aucoin
Learn another Québécois tune by ear and more of Martin's traditional and innovative techniques that make the music even more fun to play.

Québécois Fiddle AEAE

Lisa Ornstein
Cross-tuned A tunes to make your heart sing: please come with your fiddle tuned AEAE

Québécois Musical Traditions

Lisa Ornstein
Come join a conversation exploring and celebrating the diversity of regional musical repertories and styles in Québec. What are the differences and what lies behind them? Warning: there are seldom clean lines and pat answers but endeavoring to map regional differences is a great way to take a deeper look into musical tradition, so bring your questions and queries and let's get messy!

Québécois Piano

Mathieu Baillargeon
Learn the stylistic basics of Québécois piano accompaniment.

Singing

John Krumm
We'll sing songs with great choruses, rounds, part songs, any anything you want to throw into the pot.

Singing

Susie Burke
After the year it has been, we all know more than ever the healing value of music. Come and sing some songs of hope and goodness. We will include some vocal warm-ups, and favorite exercises, then dive into call and response, choruses and rounds.

Singing

Susie Burke
After the year it has been, we all know more than ever the healing value of music. Come and sing some songs of hope and goodness. We will include some vocal warm-ups, and favorite exercises, then dive into call and response, choruses and rounds.

Soirée Française

Becky Tracy,Rachel Bell,David Surette,Susie Burke
A Northern Week tradition for all instruments and levels. We'll demo dance steps so you can join in and dance bourree, an dro, hanter dro, rond de st. vincent, and more!

Song Swap

John Krumm
Come join this classic song swap. Bring songs and instruments. Anything goes!

Swedish Fiddle

Lena Jonsson
We will learn a Swedish polska by ear. We´ll work on bowings, ornaments and other details that is typical for Swedish fiddling.

Swedish Fiddle

Lena Jonsson
We will learn a Swedish polska by ear. We´ll work on bowings, ornaments and other details that is typical for Swedish fiddling.

Swedish Jam

Lena Jonsson,Markus Svensson
Play, dance or just listen to a wide variety Swedish dance for all instruments and levels.

Waltzes & Airs Jam

Jay Ungar,Molly Mason
Play along, dance or listen to a wide variety of original and traditional tunes along with interpretive tips and techniques for instruments and all levels.

Waltzes & Airs Jam

Jay Ungar,Molly Mason
Play along, dance or listen to a wide variety of original and traditional tunes along with interpretive tips and techniques for instruments and all levels.

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