Singing with Fiddle

With Bruce Molsky
Friday, March 22, 2024 @ 4:00 – 4:50 PM

Bruce will demonstrate singing and harmonizing with the fiddle, and then take participants through some simple exercises to make the hands and the voice work together on a simple song or two. It feels so good to make the fiddle and voice into one instrument!

Bruce Molksy

Banjo Textures

With Allison de Groot
Friday, March 22, 2024 @ 4:00 – 4:50 PM

Allison will share her tips on how to use banjo variations and textures to interact with the fiddle

Allison De Groot

Flatfoot Dance 101

With Gina Dilg
Friday, March 22, 2024 @ 4:00 – 4:50 PM

Come learn some basic steps and learn new ways to have fun moving to old time music

Gina Dilg with Fiddle

Stringband Bass – What puts the Low End in the High Lonesome Sound?

 

With Hasee Ciacco 
Friday, March 22, 2024 @ 4:00 – 4:50 PM

We’ll talk about the fundamentals of bluegrass and old time bass playing; topics like where to put your beat, to how to find the right note choice, and how to feel comfortable getting out and playing in your community!

 

 

Haseldon Ciaccio

Tunes from Henry Reed

With Tessa McCoy
Friday, March 22, 2024 @ 4:00 – 4:50 PM

A sampler of standards, as well as some lesser known tunes! Bring your fiddles and a recording device – we’ll work on a tune all together and I’ll send you home with some recordings of tunes to work on. 

Tessa McCoy

Backbeat Driving for Old Time Guitar Players

With Reed Stutz
Friday, March 22, 2024 @ 4:00 – 4:50 PM

What constitutes driving old time guitar backup? We will listen to standard setting recordings, discuss the importance of matching fiddle timing, and practice one on one with a fiddler. We will likely pay particular attention to backbeat placement.

Reed Stutz

 Duet Singing

With Alice Gerrard & Reed Stutz
Friday, March 22, 2024 @ 5:00 – 5:50 PM

Come learn some new songs and techniques for duet singing with Alice and Reed

Fiddle Tunes from James Bryan

With Chance McCoy
Friday, March 22, 2024 @ 5:00 – 5:50 PM

Come learn a few of the beautiful tunes from Alabama fiddler James Bryan

Chance McCoy

Fun and Fascination with the Fretless Banjo

With Mac Traynham
Friday, March 22, 2024 @ 5:00 – 5:50 PM

Come explore the nuances of the fretless banjo with luthier and musician Mac Traynham

Handmade Music School Teacher Mac Traynham

How to Two-Step!

With Hasee Ciacco
Friday, March 22, 2024 @ 5:00 – 5:50 PM

Bring yourself and your favorite dancing shoes. We’ll talk about the difference in Texas Two Steps, Cajun Two Steps, and everything in between. (Optional- invite a camp buddy to join if you wish!)

Haseldon Ciaccio

Franklin County Style Fiddling

With Raistlin Brabson
Friday, March 22, 2024 @ 5:00 – 5:50 PM

Learn the hard driving fiddlin’ style from Franklin County, Virginia, based on the likes of the Dry Hill Draggers and Twin Creeks Stringband. This workshop will look at techniques such as “anticipated” bowing, syncopated shuffles, and other ideas to help give your playing more drive.

Raistlin Brabson

Dance Roundtable  

with Lou Mauri and Friends
Saturday, March 23, 2024 @ 4:00 – 4:50 PM

Come hear about dance from master caller and dancer Lou, and Get Together dancers and community members

Dancing Shoes

Basic Backup Guitar Rhythm and Runs

With hanna Traynham
Friday, March 22, 2024 @ 4:00 – 4:50 PM

Simple to intermediate bass runs that my mom (Jenny Traynham) taught me

Hanna Traynham

Spring Tonic for Fiddlers 

with Mac Traynham
Saturday, March 23, 2024 @ 4:00 – 4:50 PM

Come get a dose of DDAD!

Handmade Music School Teacher Mac Traynham

Hank Williams Song Session

With Raistlin Brabson
Saturday, March 23, 2024 @ 4:00 – 4:50 PM
Raistlin Brabson

A Survey of Pre-War Fingerstyle Banjo

with Corbin Hayslett
Saturday, March 23, 2024 @ 4:00 – 4:50 PM

The foundation of what we call ‘old-time’ music is the wealth of vernacular commercial recordings made during the two decades prior to America’s entrance into World War II. Did you know that during this period far more finger picking styles than clawhammer styles were recorded? Many from right here in southwest Virginia! Bring your banjo and your thinking cap and join Corbin to broaden your view of what ‘old-time’ banjo has been and can be!

Corbin Hayslett with Banjo (landscape)

The Bow Is My Drumstick

 

 

With Bruce Molsky
Saturday, March 23, 2024 @ 5:00 – 5:50 PM

Come explore bowing rhythms and techniques with Bruce 

Bruce Molksy

Playing Fiddle for a Square Dance 

With Tessa McCoy
Saturday, March 23, 2024 @ 5:00 – 5:50 PM

Come learn some tips and tricks on navigating playing for dances with special guest Lou Mauri. Explore how to communicate with the caller, how to pick which tunes to play and how to have fun!

Tessa McCoy

Singing with the Banjo

with Hanna Traynham
Saturday, March 23, 2024 @ 5:00 – 5:50 PM

So many songs can be backed up on banjo, I will highlight songs of Ola Belle Reed and Lilly Mae Ledford

Hanna Traynham

Driving Old-Time (all instruments)

With Jared Boyd and Raistlin Brabson
Saturday, March 23, 2024 @ 5:00 – 5:50 PM

Exploring what it means to have “drive” in your playing and why it is important especially if you’re playing for dancers.  We’ll break down some tips on how to “drive” your music as well as give some examples on fiddle, banjo, etc.  

Jared Boyd
Raistlin Brabson

Ragtime Backup for Guitar, Banjo, Mando & Bass

With Chance McCoy
Saturday, March 23, 2024 @ 5:00 – 5:50 PM

Get your VI – II – V – I  and other fun chord sequences rolling

Chance McCoy

Clawhammer from Scratch for Non Banjo Players

With Allison DeGroot
Saturday, March 23, 2024 @ 5:00 – 5:50 PM

Get your VI – II – V – I  and other fun chord sequences rolling

Allison De Groot

Fiddle Tunes of Esker Hutchins

With Gina Dilg
Saturday, March 23, 2024 @ 5:00 – 5:50 PM

Esker Hutchins of Dobson, NC was mentor to Benton Flippen and possessed both drive and groove in his playing style. In this workshop we’ll learn a few of Esker’s tunes (Sheep Come Walking Through the Pasture, Fisher’s Hornpipe, Walking in My Sleep)

Gina Dilg with Fiddle