Saturday, December 29, 2012

First line done! (update #2)


In these last few days of the year, you can help us finish this next line of Hop, Skip & Jump.  Thanks for all of the support thus far, and Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Giving progress: first update

We're 13 notes (donations) into the A part of our tune: Hop, Skip & Jump!  Thanks so much to everyone who's given so far.   Our goal is to finish the first half of the tune (with note 36) by the last day of 2012.  If you know someone who might be interested in helping RI Fiddle Project, thanks in advance for helping us spread the word!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Parlez-vous Francais? (and more from Genticorum's concert)

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.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

November dance photos

Thanks to Bobbie Hunger for her photography!