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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Alexa Raine-WRIGHT
Baroque flute, recorder
10 October, 2020 – 20:00 (8pm) EDT; (UTC -4)

Known for her spirited and luminous sound, Baroque flute and recorder player Alexa Raine-Wright shares her eloquent interpretations with audiences across North America in solo, chamber and orchestral performances. Born in Ithaca, NY (USA), Alexa maintains an active career based in Montreal, QC (Canada). Alexa is a founding member of the ensemble Infusion Baroque, the recorder quartet Flûte Alors!, and has performed with ensembles such as Arion Baroque Orchestra , Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, Les Boréades among others.

Nicholas WILLIAMS 
Quebecois flute, accordion
(24 October, 2020) – 15:00 (3pm) EDT; (UTC -4)

Nicholas Williams has developed a reputation as a versatile and sought-after musician in the traditional music scenes of Québec and New England.  His rhythmic yet nuanced style of flute playing draws from Irish and Scottish traditions, as well as from his studies of classical North Indian music.

(07 November, 2020) – 15:00 (3pm) EDT; (UTC -4)

Magnus Holmström is a three time world champion on Nyckelharpa. He is a musical force of nature and works both as musician, teacher, project manager and runs the record company “Dimma Sweden” with two friends. You can hear him in both “Storis & Limpan Band”, Fomp and “Face The Bear”


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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