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Scottish Fiddle & Guitar Workshops with The Fire

Homer Council on the Arts is excited to once again host these exceptional musicians for Master workshops in fiddle and guitar! The Fire is a high-energy "pure drop" Scottish music band, with world class fiddling in combination with bagpipes, guitar, bodhran, whistle, and bouzouki. These charismatic performers, presented in partnership with the 8th Annual Kachemak Bay Scottish Club Highland Games on July 6, will enliven the Homer community with their entertaining and informative stage banter, vast array of instrument combinations, and extensive repertoire. Intimate workshops with Scottish musicians of this caliber are not to be missed!

July 5: 1:00 - 2:30pm Scottish Fiddle Master Class with Rebecca Lomnicky (registration at 12:30pm)

Advanced fiddle course appropriate for fiddle students in the Homer area. Students will bring their instruments to play during the class, which will teach “strathspeys”; violin & fiddle techniques that focus on ornaments unique to Scottish music. Non-fiddling students will be welcome to listen in to this class.

July 5: 3:00 - 4:30pm Flat-picking Celtic Tunes with Adam Hendey (registration at 2:30pm)

Intermediate level class aimed at students who already play guitar. Adam will teach flat-picking Celtic tunes in Standard tuning. In addition, he may touch on chord theory: how to determine what chords to play in a Celtic tune based on the notes in the melody. Students will be expected to bring their guitars to practice the exercises, chord shapes, and music taught by Mr. Hendey. Non-guitar-playing students are also welcome to listen.

Workshops will be held at the HCOA gallery, 355 W. Pioneer Ave. Classes are each $22 online or $20 cash/check; scholarships are available - contact Peggy at director@homerart.org. Please complete a registration form and confirm payment to secure your spot!