Fiddle & Figs – Pub Night
The Wolf and Hound Pub
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
Artists: JJ Lavallee, Metis fiddle; David Greenberg, violin; David McGuinness, keyboard with Bach Festival musicians
Food, drink and music are great mates. It is well known that J.S. Bach employed instrumentalists for his church performances who often played in taverns during the week. Scottish Baroque, a fusion of Scottish traditional music combined with the virtuosity and style of 17th and 18th-century Italian music, began in a pub in Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town, which was home to the ‘Corelli Sessions.’ Here the popular music of Corelli sat side by side with the rhythmic drive of local reels and jigs. The same musicians would play both repertoires, with the same enthusiasm for each, the same technique and using the same instruments. Join some of the musicians of the 2022 Vancouver Bach Festival Edition for pub food and tunes from Scotland, Sweden, Quebec and the Métis fiddle tradition. Bring your instrument, your voice or your dancing shoes or simply bring your ears and your appetite! There is no cover charge to attend this event but you must reserve your free ticket in advance as seating is limited. Food and beverages are for sale during the event from The Wolf & Hound.