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Fri, Nov 17


Brubacher House

Celtic Fiddle Workshop + Jam Session with Emerald Rae

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Celtic Fiddle Workshop + Jam Session with Emerald Rae
Celtic Fiddle Workshop + Jam Session with Emerald Rae

Time & Location

Nov 17, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – Nov 18, 2023, 9:00 p.m.

Brubacher House, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada

About the event

Sharpen your fiddle techniques and discover new tunes with award-winning Celtic/American fiddler Emerald Rae! 

We'll kick things off with a 1-hr. workshop digging into Irish and Scottish fiddle repertoire and accompaniment techniques, followed by a 1-hr. slow jam session for some good craic!--a chance to put into practice what we've learned and gain experience learning and playing by ear in real time with others in a friendly environment. This workshop and jam will be geared toward *intermediate-level* players--those who are already comfortable on their instrument and have some experience with Celtic or other fiddle styles. 


- RESERVE your spot!:

- Admission: Cash at the door only. $20 for adults ages 18+, $15 for youth <18 and students

- Masks welcome, but not required

- Location: Brubacher House Museum, Frank Tompa Dr, Waterloo

- Map, directions, parking, and accessibility info:

**Join us again the next evening for a fantastic performance by Emerald Rae at our HOME ROUTES October folk concert. Details and registration:


Emerald Rae is an American Fiddler & Folksinger based in Nashville. Hailing from the seaside town of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Rae began her musical journey deep in the heart of traditional Celtic music. With her 2018 self-titled release, Rae broke the boundaries of fiddle-singing with a wide palate of experimental techniques.

As a young virtuoso, she became a US National Scottish Fiddle Champion at the age of 18, and spent 20 years performing as a fiddler and stepdancer all over North America. She graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Film Scoring.

Her powerhouse vocals with groovy percussive fiddle accompaniment have delighted audiences all over North America. Gracing the stages of legacy folk festivals, Rae has been a regular at New Bedford Folk Festival and Philadelphia Folk Festival. 

As the Artist in Residence for the City of Joliette in Quebec, she performed both in French and English at Festival Memoire et Racines in 2021 with Jean-Francois Branchaud of La Bottine Souriante. 




Contact Brubacher Host Laura Enns

Email or call 519-886-3855

Brubacher House gratefully acknowledges the support of the Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario in making Home Routes possible!

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