Beginning Mountain Dulcimer with Bing Futch

Sheep Barn

Using Appalachian mountain dulcimer, Native American flute, ukulele, and a board full of stomp-boxes, Bing Futch celebrates traditional and modern Americana music with passion, humor, and boundless energy. Known for his musical shape-shifting, Bing switches the channels on style and tone with every new song, from his roots-rock and blues originals to The Rocky Horror […]

Learn a Scots Gaelic Lullaby with Linn Phipps

Dutch Barn

Materials for this workshop (No prior knowledge of Gaelic required):     Nam bu leam fhin thu — Dream Angus Linn Phipps is a UK-based traditional folk singer, in Gaelic and English.  What drives her is her passion for traditional music and especially for Gaelic song, which has been the love of her life. She sing […]

Intermediate Banjo with Hubby Jenkins

Dutch Barn

Hubby Jenkins is a talented singer and multi-instrumentalist (especially banjo, guitar, and bones). Having delved into his Southern roots, he follows the thread of African American history that wove itself through country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. After years of busking around the country and playing with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, as […]

Mountain Dulcimer Workshop with Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt

Cattle Building

Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt have been weaving their voices, dulcimers, and guitars together for decades, creating an atmosphere of joy and musical lushness that audiences find irresistible. Their soaring harmonies (“blood harmony” was how one fan described it), their fascinating double dulcimer work, and their mix of six- and twelve-string guitars, blend with a […]

Guitar: Major Open Tunings with Scott Ainslie

Cattle Building

Steeped in traditional music from both sides of the color line, Scott Ainslie is a renowned acoustic blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter, with expertise in Piedmont and Delta Blues as well as Southern Appalachian fiddle and banjo traditions. Armed with a variety of instruments—vintage guitars; a fretless gourd banjo; a one-string diddley bow (aka cigar […]

Clawhammer Banjo for the Beginner, a Short Lesson with Jim Lloyd

Dutch Barn

An Appalachian barber, musician, storyteller, presenter, music teacher, banjo historian, and radio host, Jim Lloyd has musical roots that extend through at least four generations of fiddlers, guitar players, dancers, and singers from the mountains of Virginia and West Virginia While accomplished on many instruments, he is known especially for his skills on guitar (finger-picking […]

Bones & Spoons with Bourque Émissaires

Cattle Building

Bourque Émissaires are Benoit Bourqua and Antoine Pigeon-Bourque. Benoit is a versatile artist overflowing with energy and a contagious joie de vivre, who has been winning the public over more than 30 years. Charismatic, exuberant, warm, funny, limber, the band’s sparkplug are a few words to describe him. Antoine started playing piano at the age […]

Foot Percussion with Bourque Émissaires

Cattle Building

Bourque Émissaires are Benoit Bourqua and Antoine Pigeon-Bourque. Benoit is a versatile artist overflowing with energy and a contagious joie de vivre, who has been winning the public over more than 30 years. Charismatic, exuberant, warm, funny, limber, the band’s sparkplug are a few words to describe him. Antoine started playing piano at the age […]

Cool Guitar Tricks! with Andy Cohen

Dutch Barn

Andy Cohen is a blues musician who plays, for the most part, Southeastern music that used to be found on 78’s, including blues, gospel, country dance music, fiddle tunes, monologues, ballads, classic rags, ditties, country songs, and boogies. As well as a virtuoso finger-style guitarist, he is also an enthusiastic proponent of the dolceola, a […]

Bowing 747 with George Wilson

Sheep Barn

A talented multi-instrumentalist and singer, George Wilson samples a wide variety of traditional and folk styles. As a fiddler, he has over 500 tunes for dancing and listening—tunes from New England, Quebec, Cape Breton, Scotland, Ireland, and Shetland. His dynamic fiddling, strongly influenced by Cape Breton and French Canadian styles, has been popular with contra […]