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• Western Mass lessons, Skype lessons, & fiddle & guitar workshops
• Bands: Mist Covered Mountains, Panache Quartet, Chanterelle, Groovemama, duo with Max Cohen
Spring 2015 update
>> Register for the 2015 Great Groove Band at Old Songs Festival
>> Mist Covered Mountains had a blast playing with the Durham County Poets in Québec March 28. Molly shows her rock and Broadway roots on her encore “Oh Darling!” in the new video in the gallery at right.
New photos from this concert by Shawn McEnroe are featured in the slider and on our band page! We’ll have video up soon from Bill Spence as well from our March 27 Old Songs Concert.
>> Donna Hébert and Max Cohen played the February song and story swap for the Pioneer Valley Folklore Society. Nice to see old friends and a total hoot to be a duet for the evening (how we started out ten years ago!).
>> Franco-American group Chanterelle play in Woonsocket RI Sunday April 12 at the Museum of Work and Culture. Josée Vachon and Donna are very happy to welcome Alan Bradbury back on bass, vocals and accordion and Max Cohen on guitar and vocals.
>> Donna published her HAND MADE TUNES collection in Fall 2014. Downloads and mail orders available. Includes bonus transcriptions for viola and cello, and her “Raven’s Wing” air, co-written with Max Cohen.
>> Molly Hebert-Wilson and Mist Covered Mountains played for the 2014 NERFA DJ Showcase, hosted room concerts, and made lots of new friends including a passel of DJs! Look for the band next at the Old Songs Festival in Altamont NY in June 2015.
>> Panache Quartet had four concerts at the Celtic Colours Festival in Cape Breton NS. It was their first appearance in Nova Scotia, and their opening concert in Cheticamp with De temps antan, Les Amies Créoles and Nicole Lambert was streamed, with fans all over the world tuning in. Panache’s In Concert at Old Songs video was released in June 2014. Details…
>> New blog entries:
• Lesson: November Wind – Jane Rothfield waltz scored for violin, viola, cello
• Fiddling Demystified – new sample pages and a new introduction,
• Naming the Band
• Lesson: Louis Beaudoin tunes.
>> Updated Great Groove Band page with summer 2014 images.