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Area Voices: Fiddler and Step Dancer Carrie Dlutkowski

Carrie Dlutkowski

Carrie Dlutkowski is passionate about fiddle music - particularly the Scottich, French-Canadian and Metis styles which date back to the 17th and 18th centuries.  Dlutowski is spending time at area schools this week sharing her talents of fiddling as well as step dancing.  This Friday and Saturday she will conduct fiddle and step dancing workshops at Headwaters School of Music and Arts that focus on the Scottish, French and Metis traditions.  She'll lead a step dancing workshop Sunday afternoon.  Saturday evening, Carrie will be joined by Brian Miller and Norah Rendell as the three of them perform a special evening of music celebrating Canadian music traditions and songs of the north woods. 

We spoke with Carrie on the morning show about the various styles of fiddling she is drawn to and she even played us a tune while step dancing at the same time! 

Click here for a full schedule of Carrie's workshops at Headwaters School

Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. Since 2016, she's produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota. She's our local host of NPR's All Things Considered and CBC's As It Happens every weekday from 4-7pm.