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Northeast Heritage Music Camp Mid-Winter Gathering
1:45 pm to 6:00 pm EST
This year, UVMC is again partnering with Northeast Heritage Music Camp to host a mid-winter gathering. Join NHMC faculty Becky Tracy and Yann Falquet for a workshop, concert, and jam.
1:45-3 pm Workshop: The French Canadian experience! Come learn some tunes, work on accompaniment and perfect your Quebecois foot tapping! Veteran musicians Becky Tracy and Yann Falquet will guide you through this travel North of the musical border.
5-6 pm Jam
Yann Falquet is a truly active and creative acoustic guitar player on the Québécois music scene. He has explored many styles of music and completed a Bachelors degree in Jazz. Since then, he has developed a personal guitar style for Québec folk music, inspired by the playing of the accompanists of different cultures (Brittany, Scandinavia, Ireland, North America, etc). His involvement in traditional music scene brought Yann to perform on numerous recordings, and to regularly tour throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia. He also toured for three years with the award winning celtic/world group The McDades. Yann had the opportunity to teach at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in Limerick, at the Goderich Celtic College as well as at the Alasdair Fraser’s Fiddle Train and Sierra Fiddle Camp.
There is nothing Becky Tracy likes better than to take a room full of fiddle players and fashion them into harmonious bowing beauties. Becky has certainly played around, being the longest surviving fiddle player with Wild Asparagus (20 years!) and the only fiddle player in the soulful but now defunct band Nightingale. She has a driving yet sweet sound to her playing and her awareness of what makes that happen has led her to be a popular teacher at music camps. Her playing has been shaped by the influence of teachers Brendan Mulvihill and Eugene O’Donnell and Lisa Ornstein as well as her many years of playing for dancing. Her solo CD, Evergreen, is an album of haunting beauty, intimacy and exuberance.