Irish Fiddle Concerts Scheduled For June in Deschutes County Libraries, Central Oregon, Performed by Roland White Local Fiddler Extraordinaire, of Bend Oregon

Top Quote Local Fiddler Roland White from Bend Oregon will be performing free Traditional Celtic Fiddle Music in the towns of Bend, Sisters, La Pine, Redmond and Sunriver in the month June reports Dolphin Music, from Bend Oregon. End Quote
    QuoteListening to Irish Fiddle Music is like visiting an ancient period when timeless melodies came from the soul and spirit to inspire love and humanity.Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 02, 2009 - The Deschutes County Libraries are featuring a series of free Irish Fiddle Concerts performed in June by local fiddler Roland White. All the concerts will be held in the Libraries of each branch. The dates are: June 4, Sisters, 6:30 PM, June 7, Bend 2 PM, June 15, La Pine 1:30 PM, June 20, 1 PM, Redmond and June 30, Sunriver 4:30 PM.

    Roland White first experienced fiddle music in 1976, by the National Oldtime Fiddlers of Oregon at a small country grange hall in Mt. Hood Oregon. He was instantly intrigued and captivated by the catchy upbeat melodies known as fiddle tunes. Since that time Roland has studied and learned hundreds of fiddle tunes from Irish, Celtic and American fiddle styles.

    He was selected to demonstrate the music of the pioneers for the National Park Service in the living history program at the Lewis and Clark National Memorial in Astoria Oregon. He has performed numerous times at the North West Folk Life Festival in Seattle Washington and has competed in the National Fiddle Contest in Weiser Idaho. He is a recording artist having participated on two folk music CD's of fiddle and mandolin music.

    Over the years he has attended numerous fiddle workshops taught by such masters of fiddling , as Kevin Burke, Byron Berline, Carol Anne Wheeler, Mark Savoy, Frank Ferrell, Alan Jabour, Dick Barrett, Benny Thomasson and a special masters class with world renown fiddler and recording artist, Mark O'Connor.

    Currently Roland is performing for small musical concerts, events and is available for weddings, parties or dances and is now accepting students for fiddle and mandolin lessons.

    Library Concerts for 2009 completed. Visit fiddlplay website link below for information on upcoming
    performances or call Roland White, 541-647-4789.

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