Annie is an award-winning violinist, educator, and a popular fixture anywhere lively fiddle music is required. She gets more compliments on her bowing arm than almost anything else. She instructs full-time at Celtic Traditions and the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Other music projects include the Irish Wakers, Kitty Lie Over, and the Psycho Acoustic Ceili Band.
Annie will be teaching a mixture of Scandinavian and East Coast Style Fiddle.
Scandinavian Fiddle: Satisfy your curiosity about this beautiful music with its often hypnotic and compelling rhythms. Learn a Swedish Polska by ear (sheet music will also be provided). Coaching on ornamentation and harmonies.
East Coast Style Fiddle: Cape Breton and Newfoundland each have their niche in Canadian culture; fiddle plays a big part, especially in the lively dance music.
Learn about Strathspeys, singles, reels and jigs. A couple of tunes will be taught by ear (sheet music will also be provided) We will discuss bowing and ornaments too.