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Fiddle Tunes with Oliver Scanlon

15 December 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Vermont Violins

An afternoon of experiential learning with a master player, open to kids of all ages!

Come join Oliver Scanlon of Pete’s Posse at Vermont Violins in West Lebanon for an instructional and inspirational fiddle session and jam! Children newer to fiddle playing should arrive at 1pm, followed by a 2pm start for the more experienced young players.

Cost is $5 and please RSVP by December 14th to: guinness@vermontviolins.com. This is an exciting opportunity for kids to learn new tunes and techniques in a fun and low-stress environment. If you’re not sure your child is ready, give us a call! Depending on popular response, there will also be an adult session at 3pm. Cost for this will be $10. Drop-ins are also welcome!

Check out Pete’s Posse recent video at the Burlington Violin Shop! https://www.facebook.com/PetesPosse/videos/vb.546054248786302/538071476653449/?type=2&theater

A soulful multi-instrumentalist and spellbinding composer, Oliver began his journey of musical discovery playing the viola with the Vermont Youth Orchestra when he was nine. Shortly after he was introduced to his mentor Pete Sutherland and the immense parallel universe of fiddle music. His keen interest in fiddling led him to seek out further learning and performing opportunities through Mark Sustic’s “Fiddleheads” program, and soon he began attending music camps where he studied various styles with Alan Jabbour, Kimberley Fraser, Andrea Beaton, Eric Favreau and other master fiddlers. In 2008, Oliver and few talented middle school friends formed a group, The Irregulars, a six piece outfit that has played scores of local dances and festivals, and took first prize in the 2011 Young Tradition Vermont talent contest. Then in 2013 he both co-founded Pete’s Posse and became the youngest member of Pete’s long running dance band The Clayfoot Strutters. He released his solo album “The Pond Jam” in 2014, which was both his senior project before graduating high school and a testament to his passion and artistry.