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Websites to help you learn the tunes of Quebec

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Tradquébec
A blog by fiddler and musician, Pascal Gemme. Includes sheet music and audio downloads to tunes, and a short description of the tune’s history. In both English and French.

Lisa Ornstein
Lisa has an encyclopedic knowledge of French-Canadian music and her website is a treasure-trove of information. You’ll even find some recipes from Quebec here! Lisa offers skype fiddle lessons, too.

Le Violon de Jos
A large source of audio, video and written information about the fiddle music of Quebec.
Unfortunately only in French.

IdentitAirs Québécois
A list of tunes, their composers and sheet music. In English and French.

Fiddle Camps in Australia




Quebec Fiddle Weekend November 3 – 7, 2017. Melbourne.
All about the lively and unique music of Quebec! Guest artists for 2017 are David Boulanger (La Bottine Souriante) and Simon Marion (Les Grands Hurleurs)

Sunshine Fiddle Camp January 3 – 8 2017, Alexandra Headlands, Qld.
A very friendly camp in a beautiful setting on the Sunshine Coast. Features different fiddle and cello genres each year.

Lake School January 2 – 7 2017, Koroit, Vic
A family-friendly camp, now in its 18th year, devoted to Irish music. All Irish instruments are catered for, and the sessions are legendary! A very welcoming camp, especially for anyone wanting to try trad music for the first time.

Stringmania October 1 – 8, 2017, Warburton, Victoria
An exciting new music camp focusing on Scottish fiddle and accompaniment, with electives in song, dance and percussion.

International Camps for French Canadian Music




Camp Violon TradQuébec July, Saint-Côme, Quebec. Organised by the very energetic André Brunet, along with Stéphanie Lépine and Eric Beaudry. The camp always offers an exciting array of tutors in fiddle and accompaniment instruments.

Camp de Souches à Oreilles August, Kamouraska, Quebec
A very affordable camp with excellent tuition in fiddle, accordion, piano, guitar, song, stepdancing and social dance.
Maine Fiddle Camp various dates in June and August, Montville, Maine, US
Choose either a weekend or week-long camp with tuition in the dance music of Scotland, Ireland, French Canada, the Canadian Maritimes and Scandinavia, as they’ve evolved in Maine.

Festivals in Australia

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Woodford Folk Festival
December 27 – January 1, 2017, Woodford, Qld

Illawarra Folk Festival
January 12 – 15, 2017, Bulli, NSW

Port Fairy Folk Festival
March 10 – 13, 2017, Port Fairy, Victoria

Womadelaide
March 10 – 13, 2017, Adelaide

National Folk Festival
April 13 – 17, 2017, Canberra

National Celtic Festival
June 9 – 12, 2017, Portarlington, Victoria

Festivals in Quebec

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Mémoire et Racines
July, Joliette and St-Charles-Borromée
Traditional Fiddle Festival
August, Sutton
Chants de Vielles
end June/July, Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu

Les Rendez-vous ès Trad
October, Quebec City