Quebecois Fiddle with Pascal Gemme

Date: October 3, 2020 2:15 pm

$25.00

If you are enthusiastic or curious about the music of La Belle Province then this workshop is for you. You’ll have the possibility of learning some tunes from the Quebecois repertoire which includes Brandys (3/4), Galops, Cotillions, Jigs, Marches and «straight» reels with even or odd number of parts. Please bring a small recording device as all melodies will be taught by ear. Bowing and ornamentation will be discussed and taught as well as how to incorporate the music in your own personal style.

Please bring a small recording device as all melodies will be taught by ear. Bowing and ornamentation will be discussed and taught as well as how to incorporate the music in your own personal style.

Pascal Gemme

Pascal Gemme is a leading light in Quebec’s traditional music scene.Known as much for his original compositions as his fine interpretation of traditional tunes, Pascal is the fiddler, singer and arranger of the band, Genticorum, whose CDs have met with critical acclaim in several countries.

From a young age, the fiddle music and songs of his native province have captivated him. After graduating with a degree in composition and band arrangements at Montreal’s St Laurent College, he immersed himself in the traditional music around him, playing, collecting and recording music found all over Quebec. Pascal has developed a vast knowledge and is a leading exponent of the music.