The all levels, all ages, one day workshops and evening concert are held in memory of Tamworth area fiddler Bernie Jaffe, who passed away from cancer at the age of 58 in 2004.
Other instructors include renowned fiddlers Sherryl Fitzpatrick from Ottawa and Kelli Trottier from Kingston. Greg Simm, also from Nova Scotia, will lead a guitar workshop for fiddle accompaniment. The instructors play together for the concert and Stobbe puts together a fiddle orchestra from the camp to open up the show.
Proceeds from the day go to the Bernie Jaffe Music Fund, which makes the camp's high quality instruction affordable, and provides scholarships for select students, usually under the Nike Metcon 2 Women's Rose Gold
the camp is on we do feel close to Bernie. And the music and atmosphere of the camp, which starts from love and good memories, has a joy to it that is special to all of us."
"The camp is special because it began from loving Bernie and his music," said Jaffe's wife Faun Bank. "When Nike Metcon 2 Black/Summit White/Metallic Red Bronze
Jaffe was a "centre of his community," according to his obituary in the Kingston Whig Standard, who "brought music, laughter and love to everyone he met."
Bank organized the camp along with Jaffe's old friend, Gordon Stobbe from Nova Scotia, one of Canada's master fiddlers and the day's primary instructor. Workshops are available for beginner (minimum one year playing), intermediate, and advanced players.
Also keeping the cost of the camp low, at $50 for adults and $30 for students under 18, are the volunteers who work sound, door and kitchen, and the donation of the Tamworth Legion space for the concert.
"It's a really nice feeling because we're all working together and then we hear all this beautiful music," said Bank, who does African drumming with friends but doesn't play fiddle herself. "And it's very comforting for me because it helps me keep Bernie's memory alive and kind of feel his music. It's a really sweet day, it's a very magical day."
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Bernie's Fiddle and Guitar Camp and Keep it Simple Fiddle Concert in Tamworth.
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"It seemed fitting to keep the music Bernie was teaching in Tamworth, so we decided to have a little camp with all of Bernie's former students, and from there Nike Zoom Kd we grew," said Bank. "It's just a continuation of Bernie's theory and philosophy of music, which was just to bring joy to people. And that's what he does, that's what the camp does, it's quite wonderful and most people who come, come back."
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