North Atlantic Fiddle Convention

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Roy has been invited to present a talk and workshop on his original composiitions at the 2008 North Atlantic Fiddle Convention being held this year in St John's , NL. Fiddlers from Europe and the USA will be attending this prestigious convention.

Workshop details below.

title: Hybrids
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Abstract:

This talk would explore original compositions that merge different musical genres. Demonstration and discussion of the elements of each genre and the resulting emergence of a “hybrid “ or crossover tune would be explored. The technical challenges and rewards of these new tunes would be presented.

Roy Johnstone began studying classical violin and fell in love with traditional music . He loves to explore and draw inspiration from other musical genres such as jazz, blues , latin and reggae.

For more biographic information see www.royjohnstone.com

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