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Advanced Contra with Wild Asparagus and caller George Marshall
Songs, Crankies, and Appalachian Rhythm Toys with Box and String
Come see what families made and played with, back in the days before television and cell phones.
A "crankie" is a box with a window cut into it, and a spindle on each side, and hand-cranks to pull a roll of art-covered paper from one spindle to the other. When the cranks are turned, the crankie shows a scrolling series of pictures that illustrate a story. Come see it in action!
Women in Song: featuring Cara Luft of the Small Glories and Sarah Beth of Indian Summer Jars, with Kira Schlechter moderating
A Workshop Honoring the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage
Songwriters will discuss themselves, their work, the unique role of women in music, and what this critical historical milestone means to them. Each artist will present a song representative of their perspective. Moderated by freelance music journalist Kira Schlechter.
Song Circle with Joe Cooney and Fred Heagy
Shape Note Singing School with Topher Lawton
Shape note singing is full-voiced, energetic, and deeply emotional a cappella harmony designed for beginners to pick up and sing. It originated in early American Christian congregational singing, and while the themes — struggle, love, death, and devotion — are intense, they are deeply resonant in every age.
This workshop will orient singers to the form of shape note singing using the most popular songbook, The Sacred Harp, and teach the class how to lead songs in the center of the hollow square. A regular sing will follow the singing school.
Guitar Workshop with Happy Traum: Steady Thumb Fingerpicking for Blues and Country/Folk
Guitar Summit: Alan Carr from Coracree, Happy Traum, Hawktail's Jordan Tice, and Jeff Selby of The Quixote Project, with Kevin Neidig moderating
The panelists will discuss and demonstrate their own personal approach to the guitar. Questions will be encouraged on things such as gear, tunings, technique and other guitar-centric topics.