Saturday, December 29, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
We go to see different bands where there is usually a fiddler or the music is similar to what we learn. These concerts have been great. I especially enjoyed going to see Genticorum, a French-Canadian band. The musicians were fantastic! I loved the fiddler, Pascal. He was extremely talented, playing the fiddle, tapping his feet, and singing at the same time! It's fun to hear different styles of fiddle music, and to learn from these musicians. -Jessie, RIFP student, 12/10/12
"I can't wait to see my daughter playing like that!"-RIFP parent, 12/1/12
Here's some of what we got to see at Lily Pads' Genticorum concert last weekend - and we had the honor of sitting right up front (28 of us, students and parents alike!).
"Everything was great, and the most important part for me was I didn't know they spoke French. I'm so happy that I came!" - Fiddle Project parent, 12/1/12
The band, realizing they were getting some responses to their initial French greetings to the audience, began bantering back and forth almost immediately from the stage with some of our students' Haitian family members. It was a really a beautiful and surprising connection to see, and these families (students included) were able to understand even more of what was going on during the French songs. Later on, these parents were the ones who helped lead two standing ovations for the band. -Rachel
Thank you to David Floyd and everyone who made this memorable trip possible.