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Troy MacGillivray – Last Workshop for the Year!

That’s right!! Sunday, June 20th will be our last free workshop for the  ’20-21 fiddle year!  Be sure to join us for some Cape Breton fiddling at 2 PM Pacific Time.

Troy grew up in Lanark, Nova Scotia, and by the time he was 13, he began teaching piano.  He has a BA with a major in music from St. Francis Xavier University, and that’s just the beginning.

He’s recorded several albums/CDs, including a solo album, a live recording CD, and more.  One of his more recent efforts was a collaboration with Canadian and US National Fiddle Champion Shane Cook, and features both fiddlers at the top of their game.

Troy usually makes many appearances in Washington each year, as he’s often teaching Cape Breton fiddling at Centrum’s annual Fiddle Tunes in July, and he regularly teaches at the annual Winter School, organized by the Celtic Arts Foundation of Mt. Vernon.  This year he’ll be an instructor at Alasdair Fraser’s annual Valley of the Moon fiddle camp, in late August.

A few videos worth checking out include Troy at Celtic Colors in 2010. First he plays piano, then starts fiddling just after 5 minutes into the video. Another one video from 2018 captures Troy playing with Scotty Leach and Dawn Beaton at Doug Plummer’s house concert in Seattle.

This workshop, like all of our workshops this year, is a part of our effort to support musicians, who have had most of their work and livelihood taken away during the pandemic.  We’ll provide a tip jar for Troy for those able to do so. Tips are greatly appreciated when possible.

See you there!

 

 

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