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Meet “NoirVelours” from Fiddlerman’s “Fiddle Talk” forum
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Fiddlerman
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May 7, 2012 - 11:27 am
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• Please begin by telling us anything you would like to about yourself. Age, place of birth, residence, etc.
My real name is Brigitte Tremblay but people know me as NoirVelours (BlackVelvet). I'm a french-canadian born in Montréal, Québec (Canada) but I traveled a lot with my parents when I was a kid (Algeria,France, Germany). I have a specialized bachelor degree from the University of Montreal in anthropology (archaeology). I'm a 39 years old single mom with a wonderful son who is more patient then my cats with my violin practice, though he sometimes close the door haha.

What made you decide to play the violin? I don't think there is a single reason, it's one of those emotional urges you sometime feel, like you know this is for you.

  1. I saw that gothic girl playing the violin from one of my favorite bands at the time and really wanted to have fun like her!
  2. Then I wanted to play this song badly, I mean, a real obsession!
  3. My uncles were fiddlers and I really wanted to keep this alive in the family because beside a cousin who played piano when she was a teen, no…

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Nice interview NV hats_off. I just knew it was going to be entertaining and enlightening from the moment I saw the heading!
I know what you mean about Baroque, it's intoxicating

I was born with nothing,
and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

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Nice to officially meet you Brigitte thumbs-up

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Nice meeting you NV.  Being a student of anthropology, it is no wonder you are interested in a baroque violin.  Wish you good luck.

If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it ..(William Shakespeare in Twelfth Night)

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SaraO
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Great interview! It's fun to see such an enthusiastic beginner. I hope your love affair continues for a long time.

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Very cool interview Brigitte; loved the details; you always share so much with us, but nice to get behind the scenes, lol.

Your energy and excitement is contagious; keep up the great work!!!wink

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Great interview, NoirVelours. Nice to meet you. I'm also in to the Gothic lifestyle. Have you hear of the Japanese band called Dir En Grey?

16 years of experience and relearning.

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NoirVelours said

When I was a cadet in the canadian army I was in the honor guard (the kids with the guns)...

WoHoW! That where all RCMP officers come from? =)duncecaplaugh

Nice to meet You, NV!

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NoirVelours
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I ended up in the milicia then transfered in regular forces in the RCHA (Royal Canadian Horse Artillery) not as an officer though haha. Was posted in Manitoba and that's where I learned english between digging trench and field artillery. I was helping with translations for the french-speaking platoon.

"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov

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Thank you Brigitte, You are such an amazing woman.  It's great to get to meet you.

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@DragonLady, yes I know of them, their visual Kei is beautiful but their music style is not at all fitting my old school tastes hehe. I'm more into Corpus Delicti or ethereal stuff like Dark Sanctuary. Both french hehe and very different in styles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

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devil-violinNV you remind me of Abby on NCIS, my fav.devil-violin

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I had to google who that is lol. I don't watch american tv much. she looks like a cool character.

"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov

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Oh yea, Abby is my favorite character on NCIS too. smile

16 years of experience and relearning.

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Nice interview, NV/Brigitte! And thanks for posting these interviews, Fiddlerman. It's nice to get to know some of the forum members.

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Fiddlerman
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It's my pleasure and thanks to everyone for doing them. smile

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but the one who needs the least."

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springer said
devil-violinNV you remind me of Abby on NCIS, my fav.devil-violin

Now that you mention it, she does!  NV is always fun to have around here! 

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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