Middle of May: Workshops with Pascal Gemme, Laura Risk, and World Fiddle Day. Wow!

Pascal Gemme from Genticorum will be in town on May 18-19, and is offering some all-instrument workshops in Québécois music at our house, in the east end of Toronto (Main & Gerrard area).
Come learn some tunes!

PascalSchedule for the weekend workshops with Pascal Gemme

Saturday, May 18

  • Workshop from 2:30 to 5:00 pm
  • Potluck supper starting at about 6:00 pm, followed by an open session

Sunday, May 19

  • Potluck brunch from 10:00 to 11:30 am
  • Workshop from 11:30 to 2:00 pm

Registration and venue

The workshops are $30.00 each ($60.00 for the weekend). You can register by emailing us at toquetrad@gmail.com: we’ll reserve your spot and send you our address and directions. Please note that space is limited (we have about 15 spots available), so if you register there is one fewer place for other musicians. You would be expected to pay even if something comes up at the last minute to prevent you from coming. 

You can also e-mail us for directions to attend the Saturday potluck or session. All events are BYOB.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Conflict with the monthly session

Unfortunately, due to Pascal’s heavy touring schedule the only weekend he had available is also the weekend of our monthly session. There will NOT be a session at the Tranzac in May. Instead, the session will be the previous (Saturday 18th) evening at our home.  See schedule above.

Conflict with World Fiddle Day

Anne Lederman is organising an event for World Fiddle Day, which unfortunately falls on the Saturday of the workshop we are offering. Please e-mail anne.lederman@gmail.com if you would like information about her Around the World fiddling event at Howard Park Emmanuel United Church (corner of Wright and Roncesvalles) from 1 to 5 pm. All stringed instruments are welcome. Sheet music is available.

laura_greenMidweek workshop with Laura Risk

Renowned Montreal fiddler, Laura Risk, will be passing through Toronto on Wednesday, May 22nd, and is also interested in offering a workshop of Quebecois or Scottish fiddling pending sufficient interest.

The workshop is on the evening of Wednesday, May 22nd, in the St. Clair and Bathurst area of Toronto, and will cost $30 per person.  Please email toquetrad@gmail.com if you are interested.

Laura Risk is extremely well regarded as a teacher and touring fiddler with the group Triptych.  Workshop focus will depend upon the interest of the attendees.  Come learn from another extremely knowledgeable and skilled Quebecois fiddler.

This workshop is a great addition to the programs being offered by Pascal and Anne Lederman the previous weekend, and a great opportunity to learn some tunes should you decide to travel over the holiday weekend and miss World Fiddle Day and Pascal’s workshops and session.

May is an extremely busy month, so come on out and get your fingers flying!


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