Open Jam at The Canaan Institute every Wednesday 7:00 – 10:00 pm – The focus is Celtic, American and world fiddle dance tunes suitable for contra dance. NOT a slow jam, but newcomers are always welcome. All instruments: Fiddles, Guitars, Mandolins, Banjos and etc are welcome! Sheet music and MP3’s available. This is the Ithaca area’s longest running contra tune jam and the launching point for many new bands and jams! WORKSHOPS offered and DIRECTIONS to http://canaaninstitute.org/mn/mus_jamcann.html
YFN Open Band opportunity: Annual Boy Scout Troop 13 Spaghetti Dinner Trumansburg NY Mar 31st 4-7 pm RSVP to Mike. Details http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=4628#4628
APR 22 – Musicians’ Workshops with NYS fiddle champ Phil Banaszak and Traditional NYS song and tune expert Dave Ruch from The Canal Street String Band at The Canaan Institute. Phil and Dave will teach 2 workshops concurrently: one in the farmhouse and one in the music building at the Canaan Institute (Mike Ludgate’s place). See http://canaaninstitute.org/mn/mus_jamcann.html Sunday April 22nd 2012 2:00-4:30 pm RSVP to Mike – Workshop details http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=4650#4650
ITHACA NY – Fiddlehead Frolic Apr 28 (Musicians: There will be JAMMING and musician’s WORKSHOPS at this event.) Schedule on pdf file below. Hands Four Dancers of Ithaca will host its fifth Fiddlehead Frolic, a day of music and dance featuring one of the region’s hottest contra dance bands, TUNESCAPE (Tim Ball on fiddle, Rachel Bell on accordion, Nadine Dyskant on flute, Jodi Austin on keyboard, and Peter Blue on percussion and nyckelharpa). Calling with them will be Ron Buchanan of Pittsburgh. Contra and waltz sessions with August Wheat, a square dance session with the Uphill Battle Boys, and a panoply of skillful local callers. Register in advance and pay the low, low price of only $22 for the whole day! You’ll find a PDF of the brochure (with registration form) INFO THREAD http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=4598#4598 REGISTRATION FLYER http://canaaninstitute.org/docs/Fiddlehead_Frolic_2012_Brochure.pdf
FOLK COLLEGE 2012 – May 25-27 - A festival by musicians, for musicians, recognized and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts! A weekend of musical fun in a college setting in Huntingdon Pennsylvania, on the picturesque Juniata College campus. Featured performers-teachers: The Horse Flies, Atwater-Donnelly, Four Shillings Short, The Twilite Broadcasters, Tomás Lozano & Polly Ferber and many others, including T’Burg and Ithaca’s own Gordon Bonnet, Debbie Rifkin, and Kathy Selby.” LEARN MORE register now for early discounts! http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=4547#4547
Ithaca Festival JAM TENT — Probably will be in Dewitt Park this year. I started a 2012 news thread here http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=4641#4641
Contra Dancing on the Ithaca Commons – Starts on the Monday right after Ithaca Festival Monday June 4th. Open band and contra dancing all summer long 7:30-10:00 pm every Monday night.