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Music in The Kitchen Is A Good Thing!

FiddleWe have a theory that the most important things in life happen in the kitchen.  It is the heart of our home where families gather around food, conversation … and music!  So check out our  new partnership with the Kansas City Folk School! 

On Saturday, April 2, 2016, you will pull up a chair around our kitchen table for a unique approach to a music lesson from a master fiddler, followed by a BBQ Lunch & participation in an “open to the public” Jam Session.  yep, we have come up with a whole new way to celebrate in the kitchen!

Just like a recipe where ingredients combine to form something more tasty than the sum of their parts, kitchen alchemy can also be experienced with the resonating sound of fine musicians performing their craft.   

Betse EllisLet’s get educated in the kitchen with renowned fiddler Betse Ellis (of “Betse & Clarke” fame; formerly with The Wilders), who will teach an intermediate skills fiddle workshop and show how to combine the perfect mix of musical ingredients to “ferment a tune.”   She will teach what makes a fiddle tune sound “finished” and what elements combine to impart that magical flavor. 

Join us for an exploration of the ingredients of fiddle authenticity. You’ll learn when to play double stops vs. single melody notes, the bowing patterns making up melodic rhythm, and how to infuse your fiddling with great emotion. This class will be geared towards adults who have played music for some time, but skilled young people of at least 12 years of age are very welcome. Interested students should be at least intermediate level, able to learn a straightforward fiddle tune by ear, and ready to explore the next level of expression. Please bring a portable recording device of your choice. 

This workshop is presented by the Kansas City Folk School in collaboration with The Culinary Center of Kansas City™. For a bio on Betse Ellis go to  http://www.fiddlebetse.com and http://www.betseandclarke.com.

KITCHEN SESSIONS: Making Music & Memories Around The Table
A Master Fiddle Workshop with Betse Ellis
(plus Lunch and  participation in an ‘Open To The Public’ Jam Session)

Sat. April 2, 2016
$65/person (limited enrollment)
Registration includes:

  • fiddle workshop from 9:30-12:30
  • KC-Style BBQ lunch from 12:30-1:00
  • participation in an ‘open to the public” Jam Session from 1:00-3:00

Invite your friends & family to the Jam Session and tell them that we will still have BBQ lunch available for sale, won’t you?
Note: Cash bar beginning at 12:30.

Click here to register today!

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