Those of you who were at the Saturday dance in Albuquerque with Jamie Gans
and David Margolin playing know what a fine fiddler Jamie is. (David is too, for that matter!) But the rowdiness of dance sometimes overshadows the beauty of the music.
House Concert: Jamie Gans
& Tamara Loewenthal (she'll provide the 'foot percussion')
This coming Saturday, December 9, Fiddle'n'Feet, composed of fiddler Jamie Gans and caller and dancer Tamara Loewenthal, are again visiting Santa Fe.
- Music workshop from 4:30 to 5:30: Jamie
will focus on Irish and French Canadian fiddle music, taking into account the preferences of those present.
Other instruments are presumably welcome.
Each workshop will cost $15, and both will be held at the Odd Fellows Hall, 1125 Cerrillos Road, across from the Highway Department building.
For more information, contact Jamie
at email@example.com, or Tamara at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call them on their cell phone at 812-219-1890.
Then you can dance that evening (teaching/orientation at 7:30, dance from 8 to 11 p.m.) with calling by Tamara and music by Jamie
and Santa Fe's own locally energetic Mark Sardella.
came to Indiana from St. Paul, Minnesota, where he
had established himself as one of the foremost fiddlers in the Northern Midwest.
Adept at a variety of fiddle styles, Jamie
has performed with some of the great players in Irish, Canadian, and Old Time music.
In 1993, he was named a Master Artist by the Minnesota State Arts Board and Historical Society for the Folk Arts Apprenticeship program.
In 1994 he
and Sam Bartlett played at Merri's 40th b-day party in Albuquerque!
In 1995, Jamie
joined forces with Tamara, exploring traditional music, song, and dance in depth.