We are a small team of talented artistic professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion.
Dr. Evelyn Osborne
Founder and Chief Visionary Fiddler/Folklorist; Head Violin and Music Together Teacher.
Dr. Osborne grew up in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada and relocated to Hong Kong in 2015. She fell in love with the violin at 3 and started Suzuki violin lessons at 5 years old. Coming from a musical family, she began learning the local fiddle style at 7 which has led to her life’s work in researching fiddle music. From an early age, Evelyn has loved traveling and meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds. She has lived in various parts of Canada, including the Arctic, and traveled the world extensively by train.
Dr. Evelyn Osborne is passionate about how arts & culture improve our lives & connect us.
As an innovative music educator, a scholar, & a cross-disciplinary performer, Evelyn creates communities of creative people who share a joy of life long learning.
Osborne has worked with a wide variety of people, from infant/toddlers in playgroups to professional performers to elder tradition bearers in urban & remote communities. She has a strong personal mandate of community engagement through music education, performance & research.
Osborne is the founder and owner of the Fiddlehead Folklore Institute a folklore centre based in Hong Kong, with global reach, that promotes cultural education for both children and the wider public. Evelyn is pioneering her new music education approach called the Musical Village Method that uses a human experience perspective of centering creativity, culture, and community.
Dr. Osborne holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology, an MA in Canadian Studies, and a Bachelor of Music in Violin. She continues her professional development regularly and has completed extensive pedagogical courses in music and violin teaching through the Suzuki Method, Creative Ability Development, Music Together, post secondary teaching and more.
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Personal Website: www.evelynosborne.com
Dr. Peter Duchemin
House Archmage, Tarot Master, Artist at Meta Magic Matrix and Fiddlehead Folklore Institute
Dr Peter Duchemin, PhD. is an internationally respected storyteller, artist, magician, and philosopher. He teaches tarot, magic, storytelling, art, and works to bridge the arts and sciences by showing that an open method of joyful exploration – of knowledge and of creativity – is the key to living as a modern rennaisance-person: making connecting, innovating, and always integrating diverse topics.
Dr. Duchemin holds hosts our weekly Tarot Circle, and Art Jams as well as our Fairy Tale readers circle. He also privately teaches juggling and magic tricks, tarot reading, visual arts, philosophy and creative writing.
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Teacher of Scottish Music – Highland Pipes, Small Pipes, Border Pipes, Cantarrach
Teaching Monthly Course for melody players of any instrument to learn Scottish tunes on their instruments via singing called Cantarrach.
An accomplished and internationally recognized piper who is dedicated to Scottish music.
Chris is a native of Hong Kong. He holds a piping degree with honours from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Chris has valuable knowledge for performing and teaching through his studies and experience, and he is passionate about contributing to the growth of piping culture in Hong Kong as well as in other regions of Asia.
During his time in Scotland he developed an alternative pedagogical approach for learning Pibroch/Piobaireachd (the earliest form of highland bagpipe music) using Cantarrach singing. Previously, Chris has taught private and group classes as well as workshops in both Hong Kong and Glasgow. He has also taught the Hong Kong Sea School pipe band, Strathallan school in Scotland (work placement), and has led several pipe bands from Hong Kong to competitions in Asia.
Website: https://www.chrislee-bagpipe.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrisleebagpipe/
Oboist, Fiddler, Singer & Ceilidh Caller
After graduating with honours from the BMus. Folk & Traditional Music Degree, Newcastle University, Jennie was an active member of the British folk scene, playing festivals and folk clubs across the country. She sang alto in the Newcastle Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas, and she performed on oboe & cor anglais in various Newcastle ensembles.
Since relocating to Hong Kong nine years ago, Jennie has thrown herself into the music scene here and can be found performing at festivals and venues around the city. She is a member of several bands ranging from folk-punk & rock to traditional & contemporary, bringing her unique style of English and Scottish fiddle playing with Scandinavian influences.
Jennie is Hong Kong’s number one public ceilidh caller, bringing affordable ceilidhs to anyone who wants to try their hand at Scottish and English dances.
自紐卡素大學民間及傳統音樂榮譽學位畢業後, Jennie 已活躍於英國民間樂圈, 在音樂節及民間音樂場地演出. 曾為紐卡斯爾座堂女低音, 以及多個樂團為雙簧管及英國管樂手.
從9年前移居到香港後, Jennie隨即踏進本地樂圈, 常見於不同場合演奏. 她是幾個不同樂隊組合的成員, 由Folk-punk & rock以至傳統及現代音樂. Jennie的音樂在多個專輯中收錄, 加入了她的獨特風格- 帶有受北歐斯堪地那維亞音樂影響的英格蘭及蘇格蘭提琴技巧.
Jennie也是香港首屈一指的Ceilidh caller (凱爾特舞會動作指揮者). 在本港舉辦大眾化的Ceilidh舞會, 讓任何有興趣人士能夠嘗試蘇格蘭及英格蘭舞蹈.