Thursday, September 20, 2007

Scottish Fiddle Workshop on Monday

I just found out that Johnson String Instrument of Cape Cod is having a Scottish Fiddle Workshop this coming Monday. So, for those of you in the Falmouth, MA area, here's the official notice: (I will be there with a cello.)

Scottish Fiddle Workshop At Johnson String Instrument

Douglas Lawrence will conduct a workshop in Scottish Fiddle at Johnson String Instrument in Falmouth on Monday, September 24, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m. The suggested donation is $20.

Douglas Lawrence hails from Buckie in Banffshire where he was born in 1957. He started playing the violin at the age of nine when given the instrument by his grandfather. At school he was given violin tuition from Steve Merson, who then introduced him to Hector MacAndrew, one of the greatest exponents of Scottish fiddle playing.

Douglas went on to become Hector's most distinguished pupil, winning every major fiddle competition, including the International Gathering Of The Clans in 1977 and the Golden Fiddle in 1979. Douglas excelled equally as a composer, his compositions winning at the Elgin, Banchory and Kirriemuir festivals.

"Arguably the finest performer of the music of the North East today, Douglas is equally brilliant in interpreting the music of the bagpipe on violin. His repertoire includes a high content of pipe marches…” --Doug Veitch

For more information please call Johnson String Instrument at 508-495-5551. Johnson’s is located at 49 North Main Street in Falmouth in the Queens Buyway.

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