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Traditional Ensemble: Acadian, Appalachian and Cajun Connections

Spring 2023: March 2-May 25
Fall 2022: September 15-December 15
Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Upper Valley Music Center Elgar Room

The music of the Canadian Maritimes, the Appalachian mountains and the bayous and backwaters of Southwest Louisiana are varied and complex. The ‘connections’ of the title could refer to the French influence on Acadian and Cajun cultures or the Scots/Irish influence on the Acadian and Appalachian areas. This class will focus mostly on playing tunes from these areas, rather than doing an academic analysis of their heritages, but there will be plenty of time for discussion! Due to the style and nature of these tunes, sheet music will not be a component of this class. Open to intermediate and advanced players, all instrument welcome! Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm on the following dates:

March 2,16
April 6, 13, 20
May 11, 18, 25

Ages: Adult
Prerequisite: Intermediate or above; ability to play by ear
Length: 8 weeks, 120 minute classes
Cost: $260
Minimum Enrollment: 8
Faculty: Jeremiah McLane

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