Sunday, November 18th
Mando maestro Andrew Collins finds himself at the epicentre of Canada’s burgeoning acoustic/roots music scene having co-founded seriously noteworthy Canadian bands like the Creaking Tree String Quartet, the Foggy Hogtown Boys and, more recently, his namesake Trio. That’s not to mention the fact that this prolific, robust performer – comfortable on mandolin, fiddle, guitar, mandola and mandocello – composes, produces, arranges, writes and teaches across multiple genres, including a popular collision of folk, jazz, bluegrass, celtic, and classical.
As Collins gathers up innumerable JUNO nominations (5) and Canadian Folk Music Awards (7) won by his various ensembles, he’s zeroing in on the work he does with Trio-mates: fellow string guru Mike Mezzatesta , whose versatility shines through on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and mandola, and in-the-pocket James McEleney holding it down on the bass, mandocello and vocals.
They just released a new double album, Tongue & Groove, and have been touring extensively this past year.
- 1:00 - 2:30 Instrument workshops on bass, mandolin and guitar (all levels)
- 30 minute break
- 3:00 - 4:30 Ensemble workshop, song arrangement, harmony singing and performance arts. A wide ranging session of Q and A, performance and teaching.
Workshops will be held at the Irish Cultural Centre (6452 - 35 Ave NW, Calgary).
Cost $50 per person, all fees go directly to the artists. Maximum 12 per class. Please bring a notebook and recording device.