Hey Rathmore Fam! Let’s play! Do you have a favorite Rathmore shirt?? We want to see it! Send us a pic of you in your shirt so we can celebrate YOU and share your super fan status! .
@sielizsev is a fantastic server at @theceltmckinney and she got to celebrate her Rathmore pride in her new shirt last night! 🍀🎻🍻🎸🎤
Been playing music with this ratbag Mark Oats for 30 years this year !! A few more weeks and we will have our very first record. Ahhh nothing like taking your time ha :) I had hair once you know !!! #markoatsandmattyzarb#fiddler@cretoli
WILD MOUNTAIN fiddler Renee Fine @indulgeress delivers the Celtic edge to a WM song - helping to create "Greengrass" a mix of country, American folk, Bluegrass and Celtic music. * * * Not heard of Greengrass? Visit @wildmountaingreengrass and see what it is all about. FOLLOW the band for daily pics, music and content. <<>>
Shutdowns. Walls. Lies. Anger. It’s overwhelming and painful for everyone. Only when we channel our emotions, our energy, thru LOVE will we be free from the snare we’re caught in. I’m playing the musics for each of you today, with all of my heart. 🙌 if you know the song...
I had the distinct honor today of join my female compatriots at @wecomefromaway on stage at the @womensmarch in #sf !!! This company is full of some of the strongest women I have ever met, and I am so lucky to get to spend this day (and every day 😝) with them! ✨
Tag one women in the arts and tell them you love them and they can do this!
I have spent so much of my professional life touring as the only female in all male band. This industry in general is so hard for women. So few examples, so few colleagues to talk to, so few role models, and don’t even get me started on the actually in built sexism. But NOW I am surrounded by these bad ass ladies who are all making it work in so many different ways! Strong moms, entrepreneurs, activists, performers of all kinds!! I am constantly inspired by them, and continually learning. ✨
So if you are a women in music, reach out, tag some of your girls and let’s build a collaborative platform where we actually talk!
Spread the word! #womensmarchsf#womeninmusic@shnsf
A couple of my student were interested in this bow That I recently purchased and I thought I would post my review. :) It’s a carbon fibre bow I ordered off Amazon for $39. It’s very cool to look at, very light (half the weight of my Current PH bow) and of course had the very cool black hair! 😎 The hair looks less nice when rosined up. But I have to say it’s a pretty great bow. Plays nice. It really grips into the stings when you want a little more grit in your sound.
For the price I have to say it’s a great find!!
TONIGHT! 9pm-Midnight at @theceltmckinney
Get there early if you want to grab a table! First come, first serve!
Proof that I wear things that aren’t ALL black sometimes...and tonight might be one of those nights at @theceltmckinney but you have to show up to find out....or just stalk my insta stories later...that’s cool, too. 9pm-Midnight! See you there! 😏🎻🍀✨
Fiddlin' on a Greengrass song with Wild Mountain singer Sarah Jones @wildmountainssinger on the bodhran drum, and banjo player David Potter. Our band mixes country, Bluegrass and folk music with Celtic melodies and creates what we call "Greengrass" music. ----- Join us on our adventure - Follow @wildmountaingreengrass for daily pix, music and content!
Next violin baba to follow is @chloetrevor_violin !
Chloe can play - wow can she play. And her content is full of killer videos of her doing just that. Along with her thoughts about practice, technical tips, and bit of cute zany humor. 🎻
Here is what she said about this post:
——————————————- @chloetrevor_violin: Day 247 of #infinitedaysofpractice! Working on the cadenza of the Fire and Blood Concerto during intermission tonight. Remember when practicing ricochet to keep your right elbow level with your wrist and your right shoulder down and relaxed. Then open and close your arm from your elbow and hold your bow firmly. The bow will do the bouncing by itself if your setup is correct and you move the bow across the strings quickly enough. Think - *energy!* It must sizzle and come alive off the strings! Look through my other posts under #chloesviolinlessons to find more tips on ricochet bowing!
🎻: Daugherty: Fire and Blood Concerto - I. Volcano (cadenza)
15 10534:36 PM Dec 19, 2018
Another Irish tune turned into an american classic : any #classicalmusicnerds recognize this one? Happy fiddlin’ 🙈🎻
"For twenty-five years, I've lived with him, fought with him, starved with him. For twenty-five years, my bed is his. If that's not love, what is?"
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I got to the venue early enough yesterday to brush up on a tune and do a bit of creative practice including this little excerpt. Basically this is all about exploring variation. Take a simple melody - the first phrase in this clip - and see how many different ways you can play it.
A vital part of fiddle music, and a hugely creative exercise - I highly recommend you try it! Even with your classical pieces. I only explored a few things here, but here a few ideas of you get stuck: 🎻
Change the rhythm
Switch up the emphasis 🎻
Chose a different tonality
try some new notes
What about double stops? 🎻
Leave out (! Yes out) some notes ✨
Now it’s YOUR turn!
Tell me one of your ideas 💡 .
Who’s still listening to Christmas music? Me! And plenty more Christmas performances for so many of us musicians. To continue with fiddle forward accounts you should folllow, I wanted show you this beautiful picture by @holly_viola - lots more where this came from. Go check it out. 🎻🎶🎻🎶🎻🎶 -
"While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads..." - T'was the Night Before Christmas •
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