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How The Fiddle Came North with Keitha Clark.

Describe your project: The presentation provides an up tempo overview of Yukon fiddle history, Some of the music presented includes the unique fiddle style of Allan Benjamin (Old Crow), as well as lively old time tunes from the repertoire of Whitehorse fiddler Joe Loutchan.  A small number of students will also be invited to try fiddling for themselves. (If the group is in early elementary school, there will be action songs added as well.) A short quiz with small prizes concludes the presentation.

Grade Suitability:

K-7

Maximum Class Size:

any

Time Required:

30minutes-1hour (flexible with needs of school)

Material Required:

In some cases fiddle rentals may be needed.

Material Cost:

cost of rentals if needed check with artist

Language of Instruction:

English

Communities:

All - minimum 3 hours

Availability:

September to May

Keitha Clark

Keitha Clark has presented fiddle workshops in schools across the Yukon for several years. She has a long wait list for private students in Whitehorse, and she is active both as a recording musician and performer. She has played with the Juno nominated group Annie Lou, as well as local favourites such as Kate Weekes and Steve Slade. In 2006, Keitha received an Advanced Artist Award to mentor with traditional fiddlers in the Yukon. Her school presentations are based on that fieldwork.

Contact: 867-456-7311

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