This year's featured visiting concertina player is John Roberts, renowned Anglo and English concertina player and singer of English and American music and song. A native of England, John has lived in the northeastern US for years, where he and cohort Tony Barrand have entertained several generations with ballads and songs of the sea, of rural pursuits, of social and sociable situations, of industrial toil and strife, and much more. He will give four workshops at Palestine as well as appear in several concerts and jam sessions during the festival. His workshops will treat
• Anglo playing techniques
• Song accompaniment styles (for all concertina systems),
• Master's class
Reappearing for another year is English concertina artist Mark Gilston, of Austin,with a workshop on song accompaniment for English concertina.
Other workshops and sessions tailored to concertina crowd (in addition to all the other fiddle, banjo, guitar and dulcimer workshops and jams) will include
• Ensemble playing, for intermediate to advanced players
--parts playing in four part harmony
• Slow jam sessions, tailored to beginning to intermediate players
--old time and Irish music pre-sent to confirmed registrants
• Duet systems workshop; our usual attendees play Hayden, Crane, and Jeffries duets
• Irish/Scots/Ragtime/Bach - Jamming with the dots (EC and other systems)
• English tunes jam session --for your inner morris!
• Repair workshop with noted Texas builder Harold Herrington
And, for the second year, our Annual Concertina Banquet! where concertina players with their spouses and friends dine together and then regale each other with favorite party pieces of all types on all sorts of concertinas.
All this in addition to nightly and lunchtime concerts by Old Time musicians from the southern Appalachians to the Texas plains, and of course, jam sessions unlimited. Total fees include $35 for concertina workshops and $70 for the two-and-a-half day festival.
Concertina attendees are requested to pre-register, and for that will receive pre-festival distributions of sheet music, schedules of workshops, logistics and lodging details, etc. For more information, lease send Dan Worrall an email or PM via this forum/website
Hope to see you there!
--The Palestine concertina workshop planners (Dan Worrall, Mark Gilston, Kurt Braun, Stephen Mills, Gary Coover, Ron Wilson, and Nancy Bessent)
ps. Search this forum (keyword Palestine) for reports on previous workshops. And here is the Palestine main festival site: http://www.jerrywrig....com/oldpal.htm
Edited by Dan Worrall, 18 January 2010 - 01:57 PM.