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Fiddling With The Shaws at Arts West

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132 West State Street

Athens, OH 45701

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What's the difference between a violin and a fiddle? Besides a few adjustments to the bridge and perhaps string choice, the answer is, "Who is holding it and what are they doing with it?" Join champion fiddlers and experienced folk music teachers Liz and Lynn Shaw as they explore various fiddle styles and techniques that give the instrument its signature sounds. Hear the differences between French Canadian and Cajun, Old Time and Bluegrass, Scottish and Irish, and other styles. The "informance" part of the workshop will be followed by a lecture on the "care and feeding of your fiddle." As time allows, Lynn, a luthier with 35 years experience repairing and restoring violins, will inspect fiddles and identify problems that are repairable. (Also, the mystery of bow bugs will be revealed!) We will wind up the afternoon with a slow jam for those who already play and brought their instruments. Instruments will also be available from the Musical Lending library. Join this entertaining approach to all things fiddle, and become inspired to drag Grandma's Stradivarius out of the attic and start fiddling around!

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