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Slow Cooker Jam- May 29/30, 2021

Come and play some new tunes  at a slower pace. To register contact

Why Irish Fiddle? Workshop with Karen

Why Irish Fiddle ?  May 1 and 2, 2021 Explore this question in a multitude of different ways and means that will in Karen’s  words be pertinent to everyone’s fiddling aspirations whether old time or not! To Register please contact:      

Swing Style Fiddle Workshop March 27-28

Karen has ignited a veritable swing fiddle bonfire!! She is planning another Zoom Swing Workshop on March 27-28 2021. To register  please email as soon as you can. If you have questions about instruction, please email karen at

Waterloo Button Factory Workshop – Fall 2020

  Well we did not give up!!! Karen Reed’s  Fall Fiddle Workshop is happening at the Button Factory Arts Pertformance space in Waterloo Ontario. It has been a long time coming!!!!  This performance space has a high ceiling, great square footage for us to social distance and good ventilation.  Have a look ! The Button […]

Fast and Spirited…The Canadian Fiddle Tradition

On Thursday nights in Kitchener, the practice room is busy with fiddlers of all ages preparing to rehearse as members of the Karen Reed Fiddle Orchestra. Before the practice begins, fiddles are being tuned and animated talk turns to the music to be played.  Arlo, the 15-year-old pianist at the keyboard is ready to accompany, […]