In the South Indian music tradition, kanda nadai indicates a flow pattern with 5 sub-divisions per beat. This new improvised solo video for the month of May features one of my closest companions of many years, a Cooperman 20-inch frame drum. I’ve had the pleasure of playing and endorsing Cooperman Drums for a number of […]
Back to Montréal after a fabulous time in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, for the very first ‘Bodhran and Beyond’. Such a lovely time with event master-minds Ken Shorley and Heidi Kalyani– beautiful people, wonderful hosts. Sincere thanks to both of them. I also had a great time playing with Mark Currie, most excellent bodhran player from […]
Exciting, yes! I will be joining my good friend Ken Shorley for a very special gathering on November 10th. From traditional to contemporary, from the East Coast to the Middle East, ‘Bodhran and Beyond’ is a day of workshops as well as a special concert featuring three instructors/ performers: Celtic bodhran master Mark Currie; event master-mind, frame drummer & most excellent composer Ken Shorley; and myself. Ever wished you could have a 360-degree, hands-on panorama of what playing the bodhran is all about? November 10th is the date, Wolfville NS is the place!
Special thanks to Cooperman Drums and Timpano-Percussion for providing some excellent instruments for use and purchase during the event.
wow. Too much fun in one weekend at this year’s NAFDA gathering in Grafton, Vermont. Beautiful village, wonderful people, great music-making… and the cheese, oh, the cheese. Heartfelt thanks to the Cooperman clan, for such warm hospitality and generous support. Looking forward to the next chance to do this again!
I am excited to be teaching and performing this summer at the NAFDA North 5, in Vermont, USA. I have attended several of these events, and they are very memorable experiences, for the artists and the attendees alike.
This year’s frame drum festival features a host of artists, including N. Scott Robinson, Todd Roach, Shane Shanahan, Yshai Afterman, and others. Hosted by Cooperman Drums of Vermont, the festival will include wide-ranging workshops for all levels of players, intimate evening concerts, a Cooperman factory tour, and hiking opportunities in a beautiful area of the state.
For more info, including fees and how to sign-up, visit the NAFDA site here.