Join us online for workshops, tunes, performances and more!

Boxwood’s programming is now online with opportunities to explore traditional & early music with great artists in online workshops performances and gatherings. Our content is available as a subscription via Patreon at a variety of levels where all programs are archived for later viewing.  Here’s a summary of what’s on offer:

Tune of the Month with Chris Norman

Tune of the Month videos from Chris Norman (flute, whistle & small pipes). Chris shares great tunes from the Maritime Canadian melting pot (Cape Breton, Acadian, Down East, as well as popular tunes & rare gems from cornerstone collections going back to the 1500’s with tips and ideas on how to bring the music to life and find the groove. One video will be released per month, and you’ll have access to all new and archived videos; each will include downloadable PDFs of all tunes presented.

• Best of all, you’re supporting Boxwood and making our festivals possible!

Artist Huddle – 2x monthly

Tune of the Month plus:

Join us twice a month via Zoom for a visit with artists from the across the realms of trad, folk and early music. Chris Norman hosts these 1-hour sessions wherein we’ll get to know the artist, learn a few tunes, songs, and/or dances as well as some tips during a Q & A. 

Pascal GEMME – Quebecois fiddle, foot percussion (12 July, 2020)
Jean-Michel VEILLONBreton flute (21 July, 2020)
Tara DIAMOND – Irish flute (8 August, 2020)
Yann FALQUET – guitar, Quebecois song (22 August, 2020)
Nicholas WILLIAMS – Quebecois flute, accordion (TBA)
Edel FOX – Irish concertina (TBA)
Nick HALLEY – percussion, rhythm, keyboards (TBA)
Nic GAREISS – percussive dance
David GREENBERG – Cape Breton & baroque violin (TBA)
Adrianne GREENBAUM – Klezmer (TBA)
Alexa Raine-WRIGHT – baroque flute & recorder (TBA)

and many more to come; let us know who you’d like to see featured! Subscribe to these from our Patreon page at the Octave level.

Perfect Fifth

Tune of the Month, and twice monthly Artist Huddles plus:

• A monthly private 30min. Zoom lesson/session with Boxwood’s director Chris Norman. Limited availability.
• You’re one of Boxwood’s Guardian Angels!

Subscribe to these from our Patreon page at the Perfect Fifth level.


Patreon Posts

Artist Huddle: Adrianne Greenbaum

Klezmer Queen Adrianne Greenbaum joins us for a wonderful and informative Artist Huddle; diving into the history and context of Klezmer in Eastern Europe and in North America, and its long history with the flute. She shares some of her musical philosophy, experiences and some great tunes. Here are links to collections that AG

Artist Huddle with Yann Falquet

Guitarist and singer Yann Falquet from Quebec joined us for an Artist Huddle on August 22. Yann tells us about his musical method and journey, and shares a few of his brilliant arrangements of songs from Quebec and French speaking Canada –

Artist Huddle: Tara Diamond

Tara Diamond joins us for an Artist Huddle to share some stories and wonderful tunes. Later on she’s joined by her husband Dermy on fiddle for some classic

Tune of the Month: August 2020

Chris shares the great old Scottish tune ‘Will was a Wanton Wag’ (aka Lady Streathelen’s Tune). While not played so much nowadays, this super-catchy tune is fun to play, and beguiled the likes of Robert Burns and Franz Josef Haydn in its day. You may have a hard time getting it out of your head!

Artist Huddle: Jean-Michel Veillon

Our July 21 Artist Huddle featured one of the greats of Breton music: Jean-Michel Veillon. We learned a few beautiful Breton tunes and explored some of the techniques, ideas and philosophy behind Jean-Michel’s remarkable flute

Tune of the Month: July 2020

In our July 2020 Tune of the Month, Chris dives into a classic Cape Breton jig The Way to Judique. Enjoy – and send us your

Artist Huddle: Pascal Gemme

Our July 12, 2020 Artist Huddle featured the irrepressible Quebecois fiddler, singer, composer and podorythmie purveyor Pascal Gemme. We learn some great tunes and enjoy a chat exploring the some of the history and regional styles in the traditional music of Quebec and

Happy Canada Day! (update)

Hi Everybody,Thanks so much for your support of Boxwood online! Your response has been really heartwarming and inspiring. We’re off to a great start thanks to you.• Boxwood’s Tune of the Month is coming along . . . just waiting for a few bits & bobs to complete an upgrade of wires and electronic bits;

A New Boxwood!

Welcome to Boxwood Online!  As we’re celebrating our 25 Anniversary at a distance, we’re now bringing you a plethora of Boxwood programming with content for all ages, and all musical abilities.  So join us in this new journey watch this space as we see where things may take us.  We’ll be adding items for our

Monthly Tunes

Our Patreon Fundamental members will find their monthly tunes posted on both the Tune Of The Month and the Members pages.  The Members page will also show posts for any other items they are subscribed to.  Watch for announcements of these and other posts on our Patreon Page, in our Discord, and anywhere else fine