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Cajun fiddle and accordian workshops with Ed Poullard and Jesse Lége

Creole Fiddling With Ed Poullard

Ed Poullard plays an older style of Creole French music, having studied twice under Creole fiddle legend Canray Fontenot, courtesy of two Texas Folklife grants. In addition to teaching some more obscurer songs youve likely never played before, he will demonstrate how the elements of his style can be incorporated into songs you already know. In a 2015 interview with journalist Herman Fuselier, Poullard explained that the difference between Cajun and Creole fiddling is predicated on the bowing technique and the rhythm played to obtain a funkier, blues-related sound thatll drive audiences wild. Poullard has instructed at many music camps including the Augusta Heritage Cajun-Creole Week and Folkroots Balfa Camp. He encourages students to listen to recordings by Canray Fontenot, his brother Danny Poullard, Cedric Watson and of course, himself.

Tickets for the fiddle workshop with Ed Poullard

Cajun Accordion with Jesse Lége

On staff too many times to count at the Augusta Heritage Center in WV, Louisiana Folkroots (Balfa) Camp, and Fiddletunes in Seattle, WA, Jesse has been passing along the tradition he values as a teacher of the Cajun accordion. Hes patient but thorough and can immediately offer suggestions on how to improve ones playing. Hes considered one of the best living accordionists of Cajun music and its only a matter of time before hes listed among the greats like Lawrence Walker, Nathan Abshire, Amde Breaux and Austin Pitre. He has won numerous CFMA (Cajun French Music Association) awards, such as Traditional Band of the Year, Accordion Player of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year. He was inducted into the Cajun Hall of Fame in 1998.

Tickets for the accordian workshop with Jesse Lége

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