October 24, 2021 - Warm Tunes for a Chilly Evening with Rebecca & Mo Online Concert
7 pm Eastern / 4 pm PDT & MST
Tunes with Rebecca Rose Weiss & Mo Brachfeld, livestreaming on Zoom!
Fortunate encounters with each other while we were both in our early teens led to Rebecca's starting to play fiddle and spiraled into over a decade of playing together, which is not much less than half our ages. After separate journeys involving two states, a district, three countries, and a myriad of original compositions, dances, workshops taught, and miles run, not only are we in the same state again but we're in the same valley! That means it's about time for a concert together.
**RSVP to Rebecca at email@example.com to receive the Zoom link.
Stick around afterward for some visiting.
Tips appreciated- Venmo: @Rebecca_Weiss or PayPal: paypal.me/rebeccarweiss
Or, check via mail- inquire for mailing address.
More about us:
Mo Brachfeld (they/them) is a musician, dancer, and caller from Washington, DC. With a background in Irish and contra dance music, Mo performs on fiddle, mandolin, feet, and voice, in addition to choreographing dances and writing tunes. They recently moved back to Western Massachusetts, and are thrilled to be here to experience a beautiful New England fall.
Rebecca (she/her) has played for contra dances around the country and recorded on a variety of albums. She eagerly learns from elder musicians about community music and the old days and tunes, most recently as mentee and caregiver of David Kaynor, legendary New England dance caller and musician. She gets especially excited about harmonizing, teaching, and composing.
Thursdays - Virtual Contra Dance Tunes Workshop & Jam
7 - 8 pm Eastern time
Drop in to have fun learning common contra dance tunes over Zoom and more easily and comfortably connect with other people through music. The first half the class is made up of tune melodies taught slowly, then discussion of harmony and ornaments. Some discussion of chords; primarily focused on strategies for melody instruments. The second half of the class is a relaxed-pace jam. Jump in with your local Open Band or jam once physical distancing is over!
Email Rebecca for the link: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pay what you can. Suggested amount $20-30 per class.
Ongoing- Private Lessons, over Zoom and in-person in Western MA
Choose your focus- such as fiddle styles from New England, Appalachia, and more; dance playing, composing, harmonizing, playing with others, making arrangements, and technique. Having fun is a given!!
Email email@example.com to schedule a lesson.