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Beginners Contra Dance Workshop with Will Mentor
Learn basic steps for this fun, community-focused dance style. No need to bring a partner!
The Give and Take Jugglers: Little Circus, Juggling Lessons, Balance Playground
International Dance Workshop with Zita Angelo and John Matulis
Intro to Ukulele Workshop with Kevin Neidig (ages 8 and up)
String wizard Kevin Neidig is bringing a carload of ukuleles and you're invited to try 'em out! Learn a few simple fingerings, enough to play some tunes and get started with this super-packable, versatile little instrument.
Fiddle Workshop with Brian Conway of Pride of New York
The workshop will focus on the relationship between bowing, phrasing and ornamentation in traditional Irish fiddling. Repertoire will consist of traditional tunes rather than on recent compositions, with a particular focus on classic tunes which the workshop participants can play at sessions.
There is no age restriction. The workshop is targeted to intermediate/advanced players.
Guitar Maintenance Workshop with luthier Kevin Shoaff
Kevin Shoaff will lead a workshop on routine guitar maintenance on topics ranging from basic setups to how often to change your strings. Kevin is a guitar luthier who has been building and repairing guitars for 20 years. For more information visit Kevin in the Festival Marketplace.
Fiddle Traditions: Western Swing — with Elana James of Hot Club of Cowtown
In our Fiddle Traditions showcase, a variety of fiddlers talk about their particular genre and style. Your moderator is local superfiddler Ken Gehret.