Topic: Twin Fiddling
When: TUESDAY April 27, 2021, 5:00PM-6:30PM PDT
Throughout the pandemic we have seen numerous solos, duos and trios popping out around to entertain us in virtual settings on the internet. For the fiddle community, one duo that has really been keeping us entertained is that of Jason Carter and Bronwyn Keith-Hynes. On their social media they started posting videos of twin fiddle pieces they were working out in their free time, whether it be an iconic intro, a break, a beautiful waltz, or a ripping fiddle tune. As shows are starting to happen now that things are slowly starting to open up, they are adding their twin fiddles to bands' sets at the Station Inn and other venues around Nashville, TN.
In this session of The Fiddler in Question, Jason and Bronwyn will be teaching us a bit about their approach to twin fiddling. They will give some examples of how to arrange a twin fiddle tune, give tips about how to navigate a band setting with twin fiddles, and how one fiddle can accompany another. You won't want to miss this opportunity to learn from these two brilliant players!
Kentucky native Jason Carter has been a fixture on the bluegrass scene since his first gig with the Goins Brothers in his late teens. For just shy of the last 30 years, he has been the fiddler for the Del McCoury Band. During that time he has been named Fiddler of the Year five times by the International Bluegrass Music Association. He has recorded with countless artists, including Steve Earle, Dierks Bentley, Mac Wiseman, Marty Stuart, Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gil, Tony Rice, and many more. He has always been very generous and supportive of young fiddlers, and teaches frequently when he isn't touring or recording.
Virginia native Bronwyn Keith-Hynes has been playing fiddle since the age of 3. She grew up playing traditional Irish music and fell in love with bluegrass as a teenager. In 2014 she formed the band Mile Twelve, with whom she has released two full-length albums and toured internationally with. In 2018 she was named the IBMA Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year. She has just released her debut solo album titled "Fiddler's Pastime" that is a must have!
Details of Purchase:
Upon purchase, you will be added to the roster of attendees for the selected session. Before the date, you will be emailed a unique Zoom link and password that will allow you entry.
- Can't make the date? Don't fret! If you purchase a ticket, you will receive a link to the recording of the workshop that you can watch and rewatch at your leisure, regardless of if you attend or not.
- We will strive to present a program that will ensure everyone will walk away with something they didn't know before. All levels of fiddlers (and even non-fiddlers) are encouraged to attend, but if you have questions about whether these workshops are for you, please reach out.
- If you wish to attend the other 7 workshops, you can buy that ticket here.