Friday Classes and Sessions Friday, June 28nd, 2013 • 3:00 pm
to 4:30 pm
are taught by Festival Performers.
They are included in
an All-Festival ticket or a Friday day ticket.
Great Groove Band with Donna Hébert,
Max Cohen, Stuart Kenney, George Wilson & Jane
A dance band experience for young musicians (string, wind and percussion).
Begins Friday afternoon from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm and continues on Saturday
(9:00 am - 11:00) and Sunday (9:00 am - 10:30 am), with a Main Stage performance
Sunday at 12:30. MORE
• Boomwhacker Ensemble for Tweens with the Fourth Wall
Boomwhackers are tuned plastic tubes played by, well, whacking them on something. The 3 members of The Fourth Wall ensemble are some of the most talented and creative musicians on the planet and it will be their task to create something fun and amazing with our ensemble. Sessions 2 and 3 will take place on Saturday and Sunday moring. Here's an example of what you can do with boomwhackers:
• Learn a Scottish Fiddle Tune with Hanneke Cassel
Hanneke Cassel's approach to music is aptly expressed in the title of her debut album, "My Joy." Alasdair Fraser characterized the album as "…fiddle music played with great stylistic integrity and personal flair…" Hanneke has immersed herself in the music of Scotland and Cape Breton for many years and has won three U.S. National Scottish Fiddling championships. She is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music. She'll teach you a fiddle tune or too and you can expect to pick up a great deal more than the tune itself from this young master teacher.
• 5-String Clawhammer Banjo with Lotus Wight
Since 1999, Lotus Wight (aka Sam Allison) has regularly toured through the southern and eastern United States where he has studied and performed extensively as a clinician in traditional music and dance with Canadian fiddle band Flapjack and, in recent years, has hooked up with Sheesham Crow (aka Teilhard Frost) to form groundbreaking duo/trio Sheesham & Lotus. During this time, Sam has become heavily involved in the technique and repertoire of the banjo and fiddle, visiting and studying with traditional musicians of the American South. Whether you're just starting out with clawhammer or have been playing for awhile, Lotus will have much to offer you in this class.
• Gospel Choir with Lea Gilmore
Lea teaches Gospel singing technique and singing with your heart. She brings the music alive through a deep knowledge base and infectious energy
Session 2: Saturday 12:30; Session 3 w/ performance: Sunday, noon.
• Western Migration in Song with Sara Grey and Kieron Means
Sara and Kieron present a unique and rare collection of of old songs and ballads from the American West. Migratory peoples brought their traditional music into the Panhandle, the Great Plains and the Western States. These songs evolved to reflect the circumstances of the burgeoning west - the gold rush, the outlaws, the ranchers and cattle drives, the railroad, Mormon tradition and the isolation, particularly of women, in the prairie. New songs were created, too, and much influence came from African American music.
Sara and Kieron sing these songs from the heart and encourage your participation. Some are stark and unaccompanied and others feature guitar and banjo backing. The presentation is illustrated throughout with a Power Point display of wonderful old photographs that bring the stories to life.
• Mountain Dulcimer Teach-In with Annette Lindsey
This is basically a beginning–intermediate mountain dulcimer class, but anyone just beginning will be welcome. We will work with you and give you peer tutoring if needed. We will be working on learning several different songs in the tuning of Mixolydian DAD. You might bring a capo if you have one. A primary focus will be learning how to make our playing more musical. We will start with a simple song and add to it using harmony, chords, and rhythm. Chords are an important part in making our playing more interesting and allowing two mountain dulcimer players to accompany each other. They also allow us to jam with others when we don't even know the songs! So come to the workshop ready to have a lot of fun just learning songs you can take home and play around with.
• Hammered Dulcimer Teach-In with David Lindsey Learn jam tunes for all levels with embellishments. A few dulcimers will be available for loan. Those interested should make arrangements as early as possible at the booth on Friday.
• Ukulele Repertoire with Ron Gordon Bring your 4-string and learn some new tunes. This class is going to be focused on a few classics from the 20's jazz age. It will be at an intermediate level. We will listen to the original recording, interpret this along with the original sheet music, and learn how to put this together to create a period sounding uke arrangement. We'll be answering the question: " How did Ukulele Ike or Johnny Marvin uke it up?" Some ukes available.
• Swing Dance with Crump's Swing Band Hop, trot and swing as our resident musos , under the direction of Dave Crump, play some of the great tunes from the swing era. Musicians can sit in with the swing band, too! Music is provided for C, B flat, E flat and Bass Clef instruments.
Late Afternoon Events - 4:45 - 6:00 pm
• Zumba with Holly Rose Zumba exercise classes are "fitness-parties" that blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a celebration.
• Drum Circle with Toby Stover African drumming; bring your djembe or other hand drums. Some will be provided.
• Open Mic with Kate Blain, MC Sign up by 4:30 to perform. Always an interesting array of performers!