April 25 and 26, the Montana Reel and Strathspey Society, a part of the BFS, is delighted to welcome the internationally renowned Scottish music and ceilidh dance teacher & musician Calum MacKinnon to Bozeman ... and ... YOU'RE INVITED!! Saturday afternoon, Apr. 25, there will be a workshop led by Calum. Saturday evening features a solo concert and ceilidh dance. Sunday morning there will be a fiddle workshop featuring Scottish dance music.
For more info and to register, contact Bob Spetz, ScotFiddler@gmail.com..
ABOUT CALUM MACKINNON: Calum has taught fiddle throughout the US, Canada,Scotland, and Japan, and at such places as the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, Washington, the Swannanoa Gathering in North Carolina, and at the Mastery of Scottish Arts Winter School, in Washington State.
Having lived in the USA for over 45 years, his Scottish fiddling style has been influenced by Cape Breton, Old Time, Appalachian,and other North American fiddle styles, many of which are variants of Scottish tunes brought over in centuries past, but he still plays the old pipe reels and jigs that he brought over with him from Scotland. Calum lives in Edmonds, Washington, with his wife, Edna.
Mitchell Frey and Milhea Hall are Getting Married!
Come join us for a wonderful evening of music and dance to celebrate Milhea and Mitchell's joyful union on April 4th, 2015!
The dance will begin at 6:30 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the beautiful Camp N-Sid-Sen in Harrison, Idaho. Saturday evening's fare will include light snacks and wedding sweets. There will be a mixture of Waltzes, Contra and English Country Dances all led by Seattle based caller Joe Micheals, and musicians Vivian and Phil Williams, Liz Dreisbach and Eugene Jablonsky. We will dance, eat cake and celebrate with Joe and the band on the shores of Lake Couer D'Alene until about 10:30 pm. After that, it is all up to you! The mic opens for callers and musicians alike for dancing until the cows come home.
Stay the night, as we will have cabins available. If you have a camper or tent and prefer sleeping under the stars, that is open to you as well. Breakfast will be served at 9:30 on Sunday morning. Please RSVP if you choose to stay overnight and join us for Sunday morning. Call either Milhea or Mitchell by March 20, 2015. You can also email Mitchell at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, please feel free to call Mitchell at (208) 882-5101, or Milhea at (509) 981-3151. If you are not familiar with N-Sid-Sen, please check out their website at: n-sid-sen.org.
We look forward to seeing you!
In memory of Ben Bullington, who passed away a year ago, we are proud to present an archive of Ben's performances we have featured on the KGLT Sunday Music Spotlight.