Kenneth Macleod (Windsor, ON) has worked for the past twenty years as a musician, bandleader, composer, arranger, session player, singer-songwriter, square dance fiddler, multi instrumentalist, teacher and promoter of original and traditional music. Since first taking up the fiddle in Cape Breton Island as a child, MacLeod has devoted countless hours to the performance, study and cultivation of traditional fiddle music.
NS Residency August 6 – September 14, 2013
As a NS artist-in-residence, Kenneth will be developing and creating a new drop-in music resource and education centre at Sandwich Teen Action Group (STAG), a community-based charitable organization in the west end of Windsor, providing programs and support for at-risk youth. A former school, STAG offers an ideal location for the Centre, which will function as a music classroom, drop-in space and practice area.
Throughout his 6 week residency, Kenneth will oversee the project and offer free music instruction and workshops to neighbourhood youth ages 13-20. After the residency, Kenneth aims to continue the Centre, creating a permanent space for youth to develop and expand their musical skills and abilities in Windsor.
Kenneth will also be partnering with the Windsor Youth Centre (WYC), a drop-in Centre for homeless and at-risk youth ages 13-20 located in Wyandotte Town Centre. As an NS artist-in-residence at WYC, he will be there Wednesday evenings encouraging youth to write and share songs about their own experiences, communities and neighbourhoods.