The Handmade Music School is offering a series of one-hour afternoon workshops as part of the Floyd County Old Time Music Get-Together on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the the Floyd EcoVillage in Floyd County, Virginia. Cost is $25 per workshop.

Friday, March 20 from 3:00pm to 3:50pm

  • Flatfoot Dancing with Phil Jamison
  • Carter Family Singing Session with Sammy Lind and Nadine Landry
  • SWVA Fiddle and Banjo Styles with Chris Prillaman, Jared Boyd, Mac Traynham, and Andy Buckman
  • Understanding Tune Structure (and how this helps your playing) with Adam Hurt and Beth Hartness

Friday, March 20 from 4:00pm to 4:50pm

  • Twin Creeks String Band Workshop
  • Backup Guitar with Mac Traynham
  • Etta Baker’s Up-Picking Banjo Style with Jake Blount
  • Jump in on Fiddle Tunes (that you’ve never heard before!) with Phil Jamison

Saturday, March 21 from 4:00pm to 4:50pm

  • Square Dance Calling with Phil Jamison
  • Duet Harmony Singing with Reeb Willms and Caleb Klauder
  • Regional Repertoire of Southwest Virginia with Mac Traynham and Andy Buckman
  • Bass with Nadine Landry

Saturday, March 21 from 5:00pm to 5:50pm

  • Adaptive Playing in New Situations with Tatiana Hargreaves and Friends
  • Songs of Southwest Virginia with Mac Traynham, Andy Buckman, Reeb Willms, and Caleb Klauder
  • Fiddle Style and Repertoire of John Ashby with Sammy Lind
  • Be the Banjo Player in the Old-Time Trio with Adam Hurt and Beth Hartness

The workshops will take place at the Floyd Events Center, which is part of the Floyd EcoVillage. The facility features beautiful timber-framed buildings on 75 private acres just a few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and the charming town center of Floyd. The EcoVillage hosts a performance space with a great wooden dance floor, stage and sound system for concerts and dances, and a variety of teaching spaces. There is a dining hall with a commercial kitchen and we will be offering healthy and high-quality homemade food.