News + Sunday April 30 World Fiddle Day Toronto Practice Jam

We hope you can join us Sunday April 30 for the next practice jam. It’s a great opportunity to play tunes and ask questions. Emilyn Stam of Balfolk, Eh?! ( will be leading Sunday April 30 – 1:00pm – 3:30pm. Hopefully we’ll have time to review the “Bourrées from Auvergne” that Emilyn arranged after playing through the list below.

  • “Flower Drum Song” – a traditional folk tune from China
  • “Marga’s” – Ireland, written by Brian Finnegan

    The Canadian Waltzes

  • “My Cape Breton Home” – written by Jerry Holland
  • “Valse Beaulieu” – a French Canadian waltz by Pascal Gemme who is one of 2017’s guest artists.

Arrive a bit early 12.45pm to ask questions, get information, memberships, workshop registrations, buffet dinner tickets, get tuned up, and the only chance to order a t-shirt at the jam.  Address below

News +

  • Workshop sign-up: spaces limited to 20 people. Members can sign up for workshops until May 5 after which registration is open to the public.
  • Middle Eastern BuffetDinner tickets are available until May 5th.
  • T-shirt Campaign runs until May 6th – the only time you can purchase them. 

Screen Shot 2017-04-24 at 9.05.36 PMPurchase a colourful World Fiddle Day Toronto T-shirt online: This T-shirt fundraiser campaign is open only until May 6, 2017. Choose from 6 different colours in youth, adult male and female styles. If we sell 48 T-shirts your credit card gets charged and the T-shirt is mailed to you. If we don’t reach our target your credit card will not be charged.

World Fiddle Day May 20th, 2017 is coming up soon at the Aga Khan.

We recommend the membership deal: for $60 you get the World Fiddle Day 2017 tunes book, workshops and evening concert all inclusive. FREE for all under 25. Bring your friends and family to the event! Non-members attend the jam for free – evening concert tickets extra. Check the website for more information or drop in to our Around-the-World Jam practice for more information.

Jam is held at Long&McQuade, 935 Bloor St. West, look for the Clinic door, go up the stairs. Thank you to Long&McQuade for sponsoring our access to their clinic space.

We appreciate your Pay-what-you-can donations for practices! World Fiddle Day Toronto is entirely run by volunteers on a shoestring budget. We gratefully appreciate the funding from the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council, all of which goes towards paying the musicians.

2 comments on “News + Sunday April 30 World Fiddle Day Toronto Practice Jam

  1. Hi Anne I’ve missed the past few practice sessions. Is there a way I can sign up for the workshops?

    I’d like the québécois workshop and maybe the jazz one.

    Thanks Alana

    Sent from my iPad



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