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Learn a Challenging "Bazurka" Composed by Calvin Volrath and Gordon Stobbe


Friday

12:30-1:30PM

Location: Maybelle Carter Room 346

Instructor: Frank Ferrel (fiddle)

Style: Canadian New England Ontario

Calvin and Gordon are Canadian fiddling greats, who composed this tune in 1999. After Gordon wrote an "out of the box" A part in D minor, Calvin thought deeply and put together a matching B part in D major. They knew the result wasn't a jig or waltz or reel or even a clog. At the Emma Lake Fiddle Camp, someone excitedly called it a Mazurka and they were thrilled. After they played it on the evening concert, they were informed it was nothing like a Mazurka but more like a "Bazurka," and that became its lighthearted name.