Where traditional and contemporary folk meet – Bad to the Bow plays a fusion of world music styles. Whether they are taking a very traditional Celtic tune and applying cutting-edge contemporary string playing techniques and Afro-Cuban rhythms to accompany it, or trying out a new or experimental tune with modern composers writing for the fiddle, Bad to the Bow dances the line between digging into the roots of the instrument and branching out to explore the sounds of the future.
The group is under the musical direction of James Law.
The Bad to the Bow Senior group rehearses on Wednesdays 7-8:30pm at Frank West Hall. This group is best suited for musicians between the ages of 13-18 who are proficient on their instruments. Musicians should be comfortable learning by ear and playing tunes up to speed.
The Bad to the Bow Intermediate group rehearses on Tuesdays 6-7pm at Frank West Hall This group is best suited to musicians between the ages of 8-13 who have been studying their instruments at least 2 -3 years. Musicians should be comfortable learning by ear and playing tunes up to speed.