This year we are excited to introduce another team of outstanding workshop leaders that have both a deep connection to old-time music and a passion for sharing it. Participants will begin each day with a single morning workshop from 9 a.m. – noon with their primary workshop leader. These in-depth sessions create an intimate learning environment to develop new skills, awareness and repertoire. Each afternoon will feature a presentation from workshop leaders and elder master musicians and an array of elective workshops. Evenings are packed with lively jams, slow jams, song swaps, square dances and performances. This week is a nurturing, friendly environment that encourages new musicians as well as seasoned players. Wherever you start, you can be sure that by the end of the week your musicianship will have new life and depth, and you will have new friends from around the globe.
Old-Time Week runs concurrently with Blues & Swing Week; Arts, Crafts, & Folklore Workshops; Folk Arts for Kids; and Evening Mini-Courses. Participants can take advantage of both weeks by attending special events, swapping tunes and songs in jam sessions, and sharing in the fun!
“We are so excited to be paired with Blues and Swing week again this year and are delighted to continue offering programming that takes a wide view of traditional music. In addition to our regular courses, we are especially excited about a few new classes we are offering. Allison De Groot and Tatianna Hargraves will be teaching a full week-long morning class for fiddle banjo duets, and there will be beginning as well as intermediate/advanced classes for rhythm section instruments. We have returning favorites such as Gerry Milnes who will be teaching a class on local West Virginia String Music, and Dena Jennings who brought powerful dialog to the program last year with her traditions and transformation class.” – Joe “Joebass” Dejarnette, Old-Time Week Coordinator
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