Patt and I are tickled to be leading a new monthly instrumental fiddle session starting this coming Wednesday, January 24, 2018. The session will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Kafein Coffee located at 1621 Chicago Avenue in Evanston, IL.
We’ll feature “Northern” tunes from the Upper Midwest, Canada, New England and beyond and play them as we would in some of favorite contra dance sets. A few Scots and Irish tunes might even sneak in from time to time. Bring your fiddles, mandolins, guitars and other such appropriate instruments and play along with the reels, hoe-downs, jigs, hornpipes, waltzes, schottisches and hambos. This won’t be a slow jam and there might be tunes you don’t know, but just grab a note and hang on!
You can view session sets and a list of common old-time tunes we’ll draw from at the link below. There is also a link on that page for free sheet music.