Handmade Music School Workshops offer unique learning experiences in music or dance with master teachers at the Floyd Country Store. The workshops are timely, engaging, and dynamic sessions targeted to serve participants with varied interests and goals. Register today for a shorter 1-2 hour workshop, an all-day learning experience, or a multi-day camp!

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Fiddle II – The Drone Zone with Erynn Marshall

Join the Handmade Music School for an intermediate/intermediate+ workshop with Erynn Marshall on March 10, 2018 from 10:00-12:00. Cost is $25.00.

If you’ve ever been interested to know more about alternate tunings on the fiddle and love the sound of drones – this is the class for you! Erynn will show you how easy it is to get into these different tunings and how beautiful they are. We’ll learn some great tunes, bow rocking and the history behind the tunes. This class will help you get a more authentic old-time sound. Recording devices recommended. Rosin up your bow and get ready for the drone zone!

Erynn Marshall has carved out a niche for herself as an old-time fiddler in North America and abroad. She has played for thirty-five years, performed and taught at many music camps in the US, Canada and Europe. Erynn learned the nuances of old-time fiddling from visiting 80-95 year-old southern fiddlers and singers for many years. Her fieldwork culminated in the book, Music in the Air Somewhere about West Virginia fiddle and song traditions (WVU Press). Erynn has also appeared in three films, recorded a DVD and five CDs includingSweet Memories Never Leave – a 2015 duet release with Carl Jones. She has won many awards including first place in fiddle at “Clifftop” – The Appalachian Stringband Festival – in West Virginia (the first woman and person from outside the US to do so). Erynn lives in Galax, Virginia, tours with Carl Jones and the Bowbenders stringband.

*Minimum required. Workshop is subject to cancellation. Please sign up in advance, we appreciate your understanding!