Posted by Cathy Fink on Thursday, May 20, 2010
The Mike Seeger Commemorative
July 17-18, 2010
The Birchmere & The House of Musical Traditions
The Mike Seeger Commemorative 4th ANNUAL OLD TIME BANJO FESTIVAL will take place on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19. Artists include:
Tony Trischka- Master of multiple old time banjo styles, minstrel thru bluegrass
Cheick Hamala Diabate- West African Griot, master of Ngoni (predecessor of banjo)
Adam Hurt- The next generation of old time.
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer- Grammy winning duo playing cello banjo, banjo ukulele, 5 string and other hybrids
Frank Fairfield - A new voice in old music with spellbinding vocals and unique banjo style
The BIG Banjo Orchestra - From bass banjo to piccolo banjo, Marcy Marxer will present an amazing orchestra emulating the sounds of the early 1900's
PLUS THESE EXCEPTIONAL EVENTS:
BANJO CONTEST- Sat., July 17th in Takoma Park. MD
11:30am-1:30pm- TAKOMA PARK GAZEBO, Carroll & Westmoreland, near House of Musical Traditions.
Contestants $20 in advance – register via www.oldtimebanjofestival.com
Contest & mini concert @ HMT Judges include Adam Hurt, Beth Hartness. Contest winner performs that evening at the Birchmere. Mini concert artist TBA Contest Winner performs that evening at the Birchmere.
CONCERT- Sat. July 17th, Birchmere Music Hall, 7:30pm
3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA
ADVANCE TICKETS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
$29.50 (+service charges) At Birchmere Box office or 202-397-SEAT/800-551-SEAT
Concert begins at 7:30pm.
WORKSHOPS- Sunday, July 18: 12-2pm & 2:30-4:30pm
Adam Hurt, Tony Trischka, and others Details TBA.
House of Musical Traditions, 7010 Westmoreland Ave. Takoma Park, MD 20912
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'picking with Earl' 2 hrs
'Tennessee 20 Tonering' 2 hrs
'Soddy Daisy (Trischka)' 2 hrs
'Nylon string height' 4 hrs