Accordion Summit, hosted by Marion Jacobson-Join Marion Jacobson and a diverse group of accordion/accordion-related instrumentalists and performers for this unique showcase of the amazing variety of accordions and associated musical genres in the world of folk music. Find out the difference between a Cajun and … Continue reading →
Bodhrán Workshop with Tim Mulvenna-Percussionist Tim Mulvenna of the Allos Musica Ensemble will lead a workshop and demonstration on the Irish frame drum, the Bodhrán. A history of the instrument and its place in traditional and contemporary Celtic music will be discussed, followed by … Continue reading →
Clawhammer Banjo Workshop (Beginning) with Kaia Kater-This will be a hands-on workshop where participants will learn tunes in the clawhammer style as well as several drills to improve technique. Participants should bring their own instrument; observers are welcome.
Everyday Mandolin with Colby Maddox-This workshop is aimed at beginning and intermediate players who are looking for techniques and material that will inspire them to play everyday. The goal is to get past common roadblocks and enhance right-hand rhythm, finger choices, choice of pick … Continue reading →
Fiddle from Scratch with Robin Kearton-Have you always harbored a secret desire to play the fiddle? Now’s your chance! C4A Director, master teacher, and fiddler extraordinaire Robin Kearton guarantees that by the end of this session you’ll be able to at least play an open string … Continue reading →
Flat-Foot Workshop with Phil Jamison-Phil Jamison is nationally-known as a dance caller, old-time musician, and flatfoot dancer. His flatfoot dancing was featured in the film, Songcatcher, for which he also served as Traditional Dance consultant. Over the last thirty years, Phil has done extensive research … Continue reading →
Light Everywhere Workshop with Lynn O’Brien-Performing artist and board-certified music therapist Lynn O’Brien will facilitate a unique workshop at this year’s festival, for those interested in meditation, consciousness, imagery, music as healing, etc. Lynn will open a brief discussion/overview, and then, with the use of … Continue reading →
Open Tuning Slide Guitar Workshop with Shari Kane-Delta blues guitarist Shari Kane will cover important slide techniques in this workshop, demonstrating tips for better sound, as well as useful information about where the licks are in open tuning slide. Tabs provided! Bring slides!
Oud Workshop with Ronnie Malley-Multi-instrumentalist Ronnie Malley of the Allos Musica Ensemble will outline the history of the Oud, an ancient Arabic lute and pre-curser to the modern guitar, and demonstrate playing styles from various Middle Eastern traditions. Emphasis will be placed on the … Continue reading →
Random Acts of Harmony Workshop with Lilli Lewis-Make music that “makes itself” in a group Circle Sing while exploring how the rules of harmony and ensemble can help engage and strengthen your awareness and appreciation for community. No experience required.
Ukulele Workshop (all ages) with Steve Meadows-Local music educator and multi-instrumentalist Steve Meadows will demonstrate and discuss the basic skills you’ll need to play the ukulele in this workshop. Topics covered include instrument anatomy/terminology, basic chord voicings, right hand techniques, and tablature. There will be about … Continue reading →