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Date:
August 19, 2020
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Time Details:
Facebook Live - https://www.facebook.com/HamptonHistoryMuseum/
Location:
Hampton History Museum Facebook page
Address:
Hampton, VA 23669
Cost:
Free
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Scottish Influence on Popular Music in Colonial Virginia

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Renowned fiddler David Gardner explores “The Scottish Influence on Popular Music in Virginia during the Colonial Period” in this Facebook Live event. David Gardner is a nationally recognized Scottish fiddle performer, teacher and judge. He has been performing on the Scottish fiddle since the 1980’s, absorbing the idiom and style of the great 18th century Scottish composers such as the Gows, Mackintoshes and Marshall. Gardner is a specialist in the performance of 18th century Scottish music using bows and instruments set up as they would have been in Neil Gow’s day. Since those early years, Mr. Gardner has performed on innumerable occasions, both in colonial taverns and on stage.

Renowned fiddler David Gardner explores “The Scottish Influence on Popular Music in Virginia during the Colonial Period” in this Facebook Live event.

David Gardner is a nationally recognized Scottish fiddle performer, teacher and judge.  He has been performing on the Scottish fiddle since the 1980’s, absorbing the idiom and style of the great 18th century Scottish composers such as the Gows, Mackintoshes and Marshall. Gardner is a specialist in the performance of 18th century Scottish music using bows and instruments set up as they would have been in Neil Gow’s day.  Since those early years, Mr. Gardner has performed on innumerable occasions, both in colonial taverns and on stage. 

Gardner currently holds an instrumental music endorsement for the state of Virginia In this capacity for teaching excellence, Mr. Gardner was awarded a Fulbright Teacher Exchange Scholarship to Germany in the summer of 2003.  Mr. Gardner currently works as a German teacher at Warwick High School, for the Newport News Public School system, as well as lead teacher for foreign languages and fine arts.