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Glen Conservacy to host fiddling workshop in June

Photo submitted Shown is Grammy-nominated Andrea Hoag. (Photo submitted)

GLEN — The Glen Conservancy will host a fiddle workshop starting the evening of June 11 and culminating the afternoon of June 13. Grammy nominee Andrea Hoag is the instructor assisted by Glen resident Susan Casler.

Due to pandemic, Hoag will be broadcasting remotely from Arizona.

The students will compare and contrast the fiddle styles of the northern U.S., southern U.S., Ireland and Sweden. The workshop will be taught by ear with sheet music distributed at the conclusion. It is appropriate for skill levels advanced beginner to advanced; must be able to learn tunes by ear. It will end with a concert/open jam the afternoon of June 13.

Hoag has taken an uncommon musical path and revels in the connections she makes along the way. With more than 30 years of devotion to traditional fiddle styles, including intensive study in Sweden and Appalachia, she has earned an international reputation as both tradition-bearer and innovator.

More information about Hoag can be found on her website at www.andreahoag.com.

Casler has obtained grant support for this project, cost is $20.. Onsight enrollment will be limited due to social distancing requirements, so register early.

For registration materials contact Casler at (518) 705-1209 or email adkfiddle@gmail.com.

The workshop will also be offered through Zoom.

The Glen Conservancy is located at 1538 Route 161.

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