Fiddle & Banjo Workshops
with Richie & Rosie
Saturday, August 15, 2020
*** Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, social distancing will be
practiced and face masks MUST be worn at all times ***
Workshops Location: Fairport VFW Pavilion (behind main bldg.)
300 Macedon Center Road, Fairport, NY 14450
– Individual workshops – FOG members -$10; Non-members – $20
– Both Workshops – FOG members -$15; Non-members – $30
Seating will be limited to 16 attendees, so tickets should be reserved ahead of time. Tickets must be paid for in cash at the workshop.
For additional information or to reserve tickets:
Email us via our CONTACT FORM or call the Fiddle Fone @ 585-234-3582
10:00 a.m. Fiddle Workshop: This 2-hr. Old Time Fiddle workshop will focus on learning tunes by ear. Rosie will also talk about bowing and rhythms typically found in this kind of music.
1:00 p.m. Banjo Workshop: In this 2-hr. clawhammer banjo workshop, Richie will discuss basic technique and teach tunes from his own unique style. He will also discuss how to best complement the fiddler and show various tunings and chord patterns to accompany both modern and traditional melodies.
Richie Stearns is a legendary banjo player and singer and a founding member of neo-traditional alternative band The Horse Flies and root music band Donna the Buffalo. He has also performed with Natalie Merchant, Bela Fleck, Pete Seeger, David Byrne, Old Crow Medicine Show and Joan Baez.
Rosie Newton is a talented fiddler and singer who graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in viola performance. She has performed with the Duhks, Louisiana legend Preston Frank, Evil City String Band, Home Remedy and The Pearly Snaps.
Richie and Rosie performed at the 2019 Golden Link Turtle Hill Folk Festival. The Fiddlers of the Genesee are thrilled to have them return to present these workshops for musicians of any ability.