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Mike Seeger Commemorative OLD TIME BANJO FESTIVAL

Posted by Cathy Fink on Monday, June 5, 2017

THE FESTIVAL is early this year.

Concert: June 10, 2017 at The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA


Special guest, percussive dancer KATHARINE MANOR


Workshops : June 11 at House of Musical Traditions, Takoma Park, MD

Call 301-270-9090, or register here:

12:00-2:00pm - Beginning Banjo Clawhammer Technique w/Kaia Kater

This will be a hands-on workshop where participants will learn tunes in the clawhammer style as well as several drills to improve technique. Participants should bring their own instrument; observers are welcome!

12:00-2:00pm - Clawhammer Banjo Blues w/Michael Miles

Deep Ellum, Walkin Boss, Candyman, Key to the Highway - blues tunes, all yours for the asking. This workshop will show you how to step into three worlds - song accompaniment, arranged solo, and improvisation. Intermediate Level.

2:30-4:30pm - Play Well With Others w/Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer

Bring your banjo, fiddle, guitar, banjo uke, ukulele, cello banjo, mandolin,  bass or other acoustic instrument and we will have a coached jam session. Coaching will include jam session tips on listening, dynamics of a jam session, choosing a capo position, including vocals in a jam session, figuring out common repertoire, figuring out how to share new repertoire and of course, lots of jamming. Must be able to easily change chords in C (C,F,G,Am)  and G (G, C, D Em).

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