2018 Schedule

Friday, May 25, 2018

 

10 am - 1 pm Intensive

(SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

See Intensive page

 

Blues  Guitar

Taught by Guy Davis

For intermediate/advanced guitarists.

 

Fiddle Master Class

Taught by Mia Friedman

For intermediate/advanced fiddlers.

 

Mandolin Techniques

Taught by Wade Yankey

For all levels beyond beginner.

 

Cello Intensive

Taught by Ari Friedman

For intermediate/advanced cellists.

 

Old Time Banjo

Taught by Tyler Hughes

For all levels beyond beginner.

 

Ukulele Zen

Taught by Stuart Fuchs

For all levels beyond beginner.

 

Tin Whistle

Taught by Shannon Heaton

For all levels beyond beginner.

 

Old Time Vocals

Taught by Sam Gleaves

 

Basic Folk  Skills

Taught by Simple Gifts

For advanced beginners of all instruments.

 

 

1:00 pm General Folk College Registration Opens

 

1:30, 2:30 & 5:30 pm Newcomers’ Orientation & Walking Tour

 

3:00-4:00 pm Workshops

Try a Thumb Piano

Kelly Armor

(instruments provided)

Beginning Jaw Harp

Fiddling Thomsons

(instruments for sale)

Singing the Blues

Guy Davis

(all levels singers)

Appalachian Ballads

Sam Gleaves

(all levels singers)

How to Learn Melodies by Ear

Henry Koretzky

(advanced beginner)

Slow & Beautiful Tunes

Debbie Rifkin

(advanced beginner)

French Canadian Tunes

Rachel Hall

(all instruments, intermediate)

Bluegrass Instrumentals

Colebrook Road

(all instruments, intermediate)

 

 

4:15-5:15 pm Workshops

Try a West African Drum

Kelly Parker

(all levels, drums provided)

Beginning Penny Whistle

Ryan & Brennish

(instruments for sale)

Country Songs

Tyler Hughes

(all levels singers)

Singing Rock n Roll

Stuart Fuchs

(all levels singers)

How to Jam

Judy Minot

(all instruments, advanced beginner)

Easy Old Time Tunes

Henry Koretzky

(all instruments, advanced beginner)

Singing While Playing

Ari & Mia Friedman

(all instruments, intermediate)

Irish Tunes

Matt Heaton

(all instruments, advanced)

Blues for All Instruments

Guy Davis

(all instruments, advanced

 

 

 

5:30-6:30 pm Dinner

 

 

7:00pm Concert:

Simple Gifts

Stuart Fuchs

Ari & Mia

Colebrook Road

 

After the Concert

Slow Jam - Simple Gifts

Bluegrass Jam - Colebrook Road

Old Time Jam & Clog - Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes

Mixed Styles Jam - Ari & Mia Friedman

 

11:00pm Late jam at the dorm

Dorm Jam – Henry Koretzky (all instruments & voices, all levels)

This jam is held at the dorm so you can jam until you're ready to roll into bed! We'll include a mix of styles and a mix of vocals and instrumentals.

 

 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

 

7:00

Yoga for Musicians - Judy Minot

In yoga we work to balance effort with relaxation. We pay detailed attention to what the body is doing, and we practice breathing deeply to help us relax and become flexible and strong. These are all great things for musicians to work on! Even if you’re “not a yoga person” there’s plenty of benefit here. If you have your own mat, please bring it. (a few will be available).

 

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast

 

 

8:45-9:15 am Orientation

Meet the staff, sign up for a folk band, and get oriented as to what’s happening for the rest of the weekend.

 

9:30-10:45 am Workshops

Try a Ukulele

Stuart Fuchs

(beginners, instruments provided)

Mathematics of Music

Rachel Hall

(for all)

Carter Family Songs

Sam Gleaves

(all levels singers)

Irish Style Singing

Shannon Heaton

(all levels singers)

How to Jam

Henry Koretzky

(all instruments, advanced beginner)

Easy Waltzes

Simple Gifts

(all instruments, advanced beginner)

English Country Dance Tunes

Debbie Rifkin

(all instruments, intermediate)

Tunes from Southwest Virginia

Tyler Hughes

(all instruments, advanced)

Blues Guitar

Guy Davis

(intermediate/advanced)

Mariachi Fiddle

Flor de Toloache

(intermediate)

Mini-Lessons: Fiddle, Banjo, Whistle, Guitar - Fiddling Thomsons

 

 

 

11:00-12:15 Workshops

Try a Banjo

Fiddling Thomsons

(beginners, instruments provided)

Sound Healing

Stuart Fuchs

(for all)

Harmony Singing

Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes

(all levels singers)

Arranging Bluegrass Songs

Colebrook Road

(all levels singers & instruments)

Tunes That Are Cooler Than Hard

Debbie Rifkin

(all instruments, advanced beginner)

Intro to Improvisation

Ari & Mia Friedman

(all instruments, advanced beginner)

Contradance Band Practice

Judy Minot

(all instruments, intermediate)

Trendy Irish Arranging

Matt Heaton

(all instruments, advanced)

Guitar Basics

Henry Koretzky

(advanced beginner)

Klezmer Fiddle & Cello

Steve Greenman

(intermediate)

Mini-Lessons: Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals - Karen Hirshon

 

 

12:30-1:30 pm Lunch

 

 

1:45-3:00 pm Workshops

Try a Fiddle

Fiddling Thomsons

(beginners, instruments provided)

West African Drumming

Kelly Parker

(for all)

Mariachi Songs

Flor de Toloache

(all levels singers)

Children’s Songs from Refugees

Kelly Armor

(all levels singers)

Singing the Blues

Guy Davis

(all levels singers)

Hearing Chord Changes

Henry Koretzky

(all instruments, advanced beginner)

Hungarian Tunes

Steve Greenman

(all instruments, intermediate)

Balkan Tunes

Rachel Hall

(all instruments, advanced)

Guitar Backup

Matt Heaton

(advanced beginner to intermediate)

Mandolin

Wade Yankey

(all levels beyond beginner)

Fiddle Tunes for Cello

Ari Friedman

(all levels beyond beginner)

 

 

3:15-4:45 pm Folk Band Rehearsal

Based on the form you filled out during orientation (Saturday 8:45am), you’ll be assigned to a band that will rehearse with the help of a staff coach and then perform at Sunday’s Student Concert. There will also be an option to join a non-performing band. Band lists and locations will be posted in Good Hall. If you haven’t filled out a folk band form, go to Good Hall lobby and we’ll figure out where to fit you in.

 

5:00-6:00 pm Dinner

 

 

7:00 pm Faculty Concert

Matt & Shannon Heaton

Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes

Guy Davis

Flor de Toloache

 

 

After the Concert

Contradance – Judy Minot & Rachel Hall will lead an open band.
Bob Nicholson will call the dance.

Irish Session - Heatons

Blues Jam - Guy Davis

Drumming - Kelly Parker

 

11:00 pm Late jam at the dorm

Dorm Jam - Fiddling Thomsons

This jam is held at the dorm so you can jam until you're ready to roll into bed! This jam will include a mix of styles and a mix of vocals and instrumentals.

 

 

Sunday, May 27, 2018

 

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast

 

8:45-10:00 am Workshops

West African Drumming

Kelly Parker

(for all)

Storytelling Tips & Techniques

Kelly Armor

(for all)

Hymn Singing

Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes

(all levels singers, instruments welcome)

Harmony Singing

Ari & Mia Friedman

(all levels singers)

Easy New England Tunes

Ryan & Brennish

(all instruments, advanced beginner)

Mariachi for All Instruments

Flor de Toloache

(all instruments, intermediate)

Bluegrass Rhythms

Colebrook Road

(all instruments, intermediate)

Creating Instrumental Harmonies on the Fly

Debbie Rifkin

(all instruments, advanced)

Reggae & Calypso Ukulele

Stuart Fuchs

(all levels beyond beginner)

Concertina & Accordion

Rachel Hall & Judy Minot

(all levels)

Mini-Lessons: Flute, Whistle, Vocals - Shannon Heaton

 

 

 

10:15-11:30 am Workshops

Bodhran

Matt Heaton

(beginner)

A Conversation with Guy Davis

Guy Davis

(for all)

East African Choral Music

Kelly Armor

(all levels singers)

Hank Williams Songs

Henry Koretzky

(all levels singers)

Easy Klezmer Tunes

Steve Greenman

(all instruments, advanced beginner)

Pennsylvania Tunes

Karen & Linda

(all instruments, intermediate)

Easing into Jazz

Judy Minot

(all instruments, intermediate)

Swedish Tunes

Rachel Hall

(all instruments, advanced)

Bluegrass Fiddle

Colebrook Road

(adv. beginner to intermediate)

Mariachi Guitar & Bass

Flor de Toloache

(intermediate)

Mini-Lessons: Banjo, Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals - Sam Gleaves

 

 

11:45 am Group Photo

Bring your instrument and smile!

 

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch

 

1:15-2:15 pm Band Rehearsal

Another rehearsal with the same band as yesterday

 

2:30-4:30 pm Student Concert

 

4:30 pm Jamming