Folk School is thrilled to partner with Patt & Possum (a.k.a Patt Plunkett and Charlie Walden) for a online fiddle tunes sessions.
All are welcome to join in these free sessions. Go to the Folk School Facebook Page to join in. No Facebook account necessary.
About Patt & Possum:
Charlie Walden is among the major Missouri fiddle stylists of his generation. He learned his craft directly from the great Missouri fiddlers of the previous generation and cut his teeth at fiddle contests and square dances all over the state. His playing emphasizes clean noting, is highly melodic and uses a direct and driving approach to bowing to generate rhythm for dancing. Charlie’s latest “claim to fame” is to have been the last fiddler standing at the Pembroke, ON, Pure Laine competition, not once, but twice, and the only non-Canadian fiddler ever to finish.
Charlie is ably assisted by his partner in music and life Patt Plunkett on keyboard. Patt is the “real” musician of the two. She has a master’s degree in vocal performance (that’s opera singing, by the way) and taught general music in Illinois public schools for almost 30 years. But traditional music is her real love having grown up hearing her grandfather playing the fiddle in rural Illinois. She’s led ceili bands, called square dances and accompanied fiddlers in contests, jam session and at dances.
At the start of “strange times” back in March (remember March?) Patt and Charlie started broadcasting nightly on YouTube mostly to friends, relatives and neighbors. The every Friday “Possum’s Big Fiddle Show with Patt @NITE!” up to Episode #81 and counting! They’ve added more livestreams including Camp Possum, which happens on Saturdays mornings, a Wednesday night session and weekly lessons on fiddle, mandolin, guitar and ukulele, and now, Folk School Sunday Jam. Be in the know and get on their mailing list. Send a message firstname.lastname@example.org.
To support Patt & Possum and Weekly Sunday Folk School Jams visit: www.patreon.com/