Laura Risk: Scottish and Québécois fiddling.

"A rare level of grace, vivacity, and emotional depth" - The Boston Herald

Upcoming gigs, teaching and presentations

March 7, 2017, 7 pm: "First Lady of the Violin: Rediscovering Jazz Violinist Ginger Smock through a Canadian Archive." Public lecture at the Center for Jazz Studies, Columbia University Main Campus, East Gallery, Buell Hall. Free and open to the public; RSVP required.

March 11, 2017, 1:30 pm: Montreal RSCDS Spring Dance with Nicholas Williams (Montreal, QC)

March 18, 2017, 8 pm: Veillée du Plateau with Carmen Guérard and Mario Loiselle (Montreal, QC)

March 25, 2017, 12:15 pm: "French-Canadian Traditional Music and Dance in Montreal and Beyond during the Twentieth Century." Panel presentation at the Society for American Music Annual Conference (Montreal, QC).

April 7, 2017, 7:30 pm: "Water's Edge" concert with the Bozzini Quartet and Scottish fiddler Sarah-Jane Summers (Montreal, QC)

April 12-19, 2017: Performances and workshops in Haiti (details TBD)

April 28–30, 2017: Annual Ball Weekend of the RSCDS Central Iowa Branch with Susie Petrov

May 25–27, 2017: "Soirée canadienne: Modernity, Kitsch, and Folklore on Television in Quebec, 1960–1983." Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Traditional Music (Toronto, ON)

June 17-25, 2017: Alasdair Fraser's Sierra Fiddle Camp (Nevada City, CA)

July 3-7, 2017: English-Scottish-Contra at Pinewoods (Plymouth, MA)

July 10-15, 2017: Scottish Session at Pinewoods (Plymouth, MA)

July 16-22, 2017: Swannanoa Celtic Week (Asheville, NC)

July 23-30, 2017: Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp (Winter Park, CO)

August 6-12, 2017: Swannanoa Fiddle Week (Asheville, NC)

August 17-20, 2017: Sutton Traditional Fiddle Festival (Sutton, QC)

August 25-September 2, 2017: Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School (Boulder Creek, CA)





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