Royal Canadian Legion Br. 266
3591 Dundas West, Toronto
We are pleased to announce that Oshawa native, award winning fiddler ALANNA JENISH will be returning to host the Toronto Fiddle Collective on MARCH 19TH 2020. Starting with a workshop at 7pm, followed by her Toronto CD Release Show for her first album ’Reflections‘ at 8pm. We will also have an open jam session around 9pm. All ages, levels and folk instruments welcome. The address is 3591 Dundas St. W. Tickets are $35 cash at the door for the entire evening. We hope to see you all out
For advanced tickets, email email@example.com. Cash only at the door. $35 for entire evening, $20 for workshop or concert only.
An award-winning fiddle player, and accomplished classical musician, Alanna grew up in an Irish-Canadian family of traditional music lovers. Her musical journey began at the age of 6 when she started classical piano lessons, and soon expanded to include the fiddle shortly thereafter. With a keen ear and natural feel for the music, Alanna won her first junior fiddle championship after only 9 months of playing, and has since accumulated numerous awards and championship titles.
Now in her early twenties, Alanna has over ten years of performing experience under her belt, and is widely sought after as both a lead and back up musician. She has toured professionally with groups such as the Scott Woods Band, The Great Canadian Fiddle Show, and the Fitzgeralds, and maintains a busy schedule freelancing for numerous bands and solo artists. This past fall, Alanna was honuored to be named Fiddler Player of the Year at the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards for the second consecutive year.
In October 2018, Alanna tragically lost her older sister, Colleen Jenish to major depressive disorder. A highly acclaimed fiddle player, step dancer, and piano accompanist herself, Colleen’s loss was felt greatly by the Ontario Fiddle and Step Dance community. The two sisters had planned to record a debut album in 2019- after months of uncertainty, Alanna decided to complete the project herself as a means to promote mental health awareness, honour Colleen’s memory, and raise funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association. The album features both collaborative arrangements by Colleen and Alanna and newly composed music written by Alanna. Colleen’s beloved upright piano and fiddle are also featured on the album.
Royal Canadian Legion Br. 266
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The Toronto Fiddle Collective (TFC) is a community gathering run by local fiddler and teacher Celina Marie. She started the monthly gathering in 2014 as a means for her students to play tunes together as well as learn from and see intimate concerts by other professional fiddlers from all over the world. Now 5 years later, fiddlers and folkies from all over southern Ontario join in on the fun.
Fiddlers and folk musicians of all ages and levels come together on the 3rd Thursday of every month for various fiddle focused events. TFC hosts a new special guest professional musician to run/lead workshops, kitchen parties, jam sessions, concerts, dances and more. To keep up to date with TFC, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be added to the monthly e-news email list.
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