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Old Time Banjo Festival 2010

Posted by Cathy Fink on Thursday, May 20, 2010

 The Mike Seeger Commemorative

4th ANNUAL OLD TIME BANJO FESTIVAL

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

301-270-9090

Check www.hmtrad.com and www.oldtimebanjofestival.com for updates.

 



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