Artist Huddle

Subscribe to our twice-monthly Zoom artist visits with guests from the across the realms of trad, folk and early music. Chris Norman is our host for these 1-hour sessions wherein we’ll get to know the artist, explore their musical ecosystem, learn a few tunes, songs, and dances as well as some tips during a Q & A. This subscription includes the Tune of the Month videos from Chris.

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Margaret Stewart: Artist Huddle

Our January 23, 2021 visit with the renowned Gaelic singer Margaret Stewart was a delight. Margaret regaled us with a quick photographic and historical tour of the Isle-of-Lewis, and shared some beautiful songs. Her great passion for the songs and culture of her homeland, her many musical performances and recordings earned

Nicholas Williams: Artist Huddle

Dance musician par exellence and musical polyglot Nicholas Williams joins us to discuss his flute, accordion, singing, composing and arranging in traditional Quebecois, Old-Time, Swedish, and Irish music. He shares an in-depth look at his ideas about playing Quebecois music on the flute including details of phrasing, articulation and ornamentation. He teaches us the Reel

Artist Huddle: David Greenberg

Cape Breton and baroque violin master David Greenberg is our guest as we hear about his unique career and musical philosophy, and learn some beautiful tunes associated with Jerry Holland. To download PDFs of the tunes presented here, and learn about his upcoming classes and concerts visit David’s website at

Alexa Raine-Wright: Artist Huddle

The Montreal based baroque flute and recorder virtuoso Alexa Raine-Wright joined us on 10 October, 2020 to discuss her musical trajectory and work with Infusion Baroque and Flute Alors. She teaches us Boismortier’s Rigadon from his Deuxième Suite en Sol majeur, op.

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

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

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