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March 2021

Front Porch Strumming: Playing Old-Time Music on the Autoharp – Virtual Online Workshop

Sunday, March 21, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Walnut Valley Festival Winfield, KS 67156 United States + Google Map
$50

Skill level: Beginning This workshop is targeted at beginning players who love old-time music. Here’s a fun opportunity to develop your autoharp skills while stumming traditional songs – many from the original Carter Family. We’ll concentrate on techniques for accompanying vocals, playing back-up chords, and executing simple melody breaks. Build your confidence and your repertoire, and develop your rhythm, timing, fingering accuracy, and muscle memory. The ability to read music is not necessary. Participants need an autoharp (tuned to the…

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Honing Your Chops: Tips and Tricks for Picking Melodies on the Autoharp – Virtual Online Workshop

Sunday, March 21, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Walnut Valley Festival Winfield, KS 67156 United States + Google Map
$50

Skill level: Intermediate This workshop is targeted at intermediate players who want to expand their instrumental skills. Practicing scales is great exercise, but there’s no substitute for certain traditional chestnuts, like "Grandfather’s Clock," and "O Holy Night," that have the fingering challenges built right into the melody. We’ll breakdown right-hand and left-hand techniques for mastering such spirited compositions. Enhance your chops for tackling even the most acrobatic obstacle course of a melody. The ability to read music is not necessary.…

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Norwegian Wood: Beatles Songs as Autoharp Instrumentals – Virtual Online Workshop

Sunday, March 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Walnut Valley Festival Winfield, KS 67156 United States + Google Map
$50

Skill level: Intermediate A handful of the melodies written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon have transcended the genre of popular music and become part of our oral tradition. Approaching the autoharp as a solo instrument, we’ll learn arrangements of several lyrical Beatles tunes including, "Yesterday," "I Will," "Norwegian Wood," "In My Life," and "Let It Be." Here’s an opportunity to learn a few beautiful and enduring songs. This workshop is targeted at intermediate players who are already comfortable playing…

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April 2021

Traditional Folksongs from the Civil War – Free Concert

Saturday, April 10, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St.
Purcellville, VA 20132 United States
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Free
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Traditional Folksongs from the Civil War – Free Concert

Sunday, April 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd NW
Leesburg, VA 20176 United States
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Free

Rust

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Traditional Folksongs from the Civil War – Free Concert

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Middletown Free Library, 21 N. Pennell Road
Lima, PA 19063 United States
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Free
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School Assembly

Thursday, April 15, 2021
South Central Elementary School, 230 South Central Avenue
Canonsburg, PA 15317 United States
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School Assembly

Thursday, April 15, 2021
Wylandville Elementary School, 1254 Route 519
Eighty Four, PA 15330 United States
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Free Concert

Thursday, April 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Frank Sarris Public Library, 35 North Jefferson Ave.
Canonsburg, PA 15317 United States
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Free
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School Assembly

Friday, April 16, 2021
Borland Manor Elementary School, 30 Giffin Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317 United States
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