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XXI edition // 31 July - 1 2 3 August 2024

Irish Fiddle - The Violin in the Irish Tradition

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Music Gazebo
Thursday and Friday at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 02:00 p.m., 03:30 p.m., 05:00 p.m., 06:30 p.m. // Saturday at 04:30 p.m., 05:30 p.m. and 06:30 p.m.

Name of Lecturer: Marco Fabbri

The course will be divided into: INTRODUCTIVE, BEGINNER and ADVANCED.

1) INTRODUCTIVE (for those who have never played the violin)

The history and fundamental technique of the fiddle. The main characteristics of Irish music:

  • Brief historical background
  • The instruments of the tradition
  • The repertoire
  • The fiddle idiom (with live examples)

At the end of the course there is a practical test on the instrument (provided by the instructor)

2) BEGINNERS (at least one year of violin study) and ADVANCED

  • Brief historical background
  • Study of the idiom and its technical characteristics
  • Ornamentation and use of the bow
  • Performance of reels, jigs, etc.

N.B. - Although it is not strictly necessary to be able to read music, each registrant will be sent by e-mail (one week in advance) the sheet music of the pieces that will be performed during the course.

Musical instrument required:
No for introductory
Yes for beginner and advanced (it is necessary to carry your own instrument)

Thursday and Friday:

  • 10.00-11.00 - introductive
  • 11.30-12.30 - beginners
  • 14.00-15.00 - advanced
  • 15.30-16.30 - introductive
  • 17.00-18.00 - beginners
  • 18.30-19.30 - advanced


  • 16.30-17.30 - introductive
  • 17.30-18.30 - beginners
  • 18.30-19.30 - advanced

Location: Fiddle gazebo

Maximum number of participants per slot: 15

Workshop also suitable for children: yes accompanied

Workshop fee: €15

Reservation: Email reservation directly with the teacher:

Be aware! You need to purchase a festival ticket before booking your workshop slot.

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