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Here are some videos to introduce you to April. You can also find many more live performance clips and free fiddle lessons on April’s YouTube channel! Visit the D’Addario website (BTW – they make April’s strings of choice!) for clips of April performing and giving fiddle tips on the D’Addario stage.
April Verch & Cody Walters
Here’s a little mini documentary about our duo and a link to some music videos we put together in 2022!
“I Want to Help” Music Video
Here’s a video for one of the tracks off of our children’s album “Top of the Hill!”
“The French Song” Music Video
Here’s a music video for “The French Song” off my 2019 album ‘Once A Day‘. Canadian Country legend, Lucille Starr, had a hit with this French & English song in 1964 and I’ve heard versions of it all of my life. It was an honour to finally make my own.
Ottawa Valley Step Dancing
Here’s a sample of Ottawa Valley step dancing at a performance for the Ontario Festival of Small Halls.
“Bring Your Clothes Back Home” Music Video
Here’s a music video for our cover of John Hartford’s “Bring Your Clothes Back Home.” This track is from our 2015 release “The Newpart.”
“Belle Election” Music Video
Here’s a music video for “Belle Election”, a traditional instrumental track from our 2015 release “The Newpart.”
“Broken” Music Video
This song/tune is one of April’s original compositions and was the first single from her 2013 release “Bright Like Gold.
2010 Olympics – Opening Ceremonies
View “Rhythms of the Fall” a segment celebrating Canadian fiddle & step dance traditions, as featured in the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, BC, Canada!
Fiddle Lesson – Ward Allen’s “Back Up and Push”
Here’s a sample of one of the many fiddle lessons April has posted on her YouTube channel.
Step Dance Comparison
April and Sherry Johnson compare the Old Time Ontario and Ottawa Valley step dance styles during the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention.
Fiddle Lesson – A Riverboat’s Gone pt.1
Learn to play the melody to April’s original waltz “A Riverboat’s Gone”!
Fiddle Lesson – A Riverboat’s Gone pt. 2
Here April teaches right and left hand ornamentation for “A Riverboat’s Gone” that helps you make the tune your own! Apply these techniques to this waltz and other tunes you like to play!
April’s Tutorials for D’Addario Bowed
Check out April’s short tutorial lessons for D’Addario Bowed for tips & hints on fiddling technique and for a glimpse into Canadian fiddle styles
April’s Tutorials for “Strings Magazine”
Strings Magazine is your source for “all things strings”! April is pleased to offer tips on learning tunes by ear in this tutorial video that accompanies her article for their magazine.