[Bluegrass Jam] Ithaca Festival Bluegrrass Jam Tent 2012, June 2, Dewitt Park
philip.robinson at cornell.edu
Fri Apr 13 07:25:07 PDT 2012
Greetings, bluegrass folks!
We'll be having a bluegrass Jam Tent session again at the Ithaca Festival this year! This has been a lot of fun in past years, so I hope many of you can make it and show 'em what bluegrass is all about, yet again!
The bluegrass jam will be 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Saturday, June 2 in *DEWITT PARK*, Ithaca (and *not* Stewart Park, unlike in previous years).
More details on the Jam Tent are provided below and at http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=4723#4723 . Please check this web page periodically between now and then in case there are late-breaking updates.
Keep on pickin'!
Jamming Schedule - Ithaca Festival Jam Tent 2012
Dewitt Park in the Jam Tent. Acoustic only (no electric instruments). Sat June 2nd and Sun June 3rd 2012. All jams open to the general public. UPDATES http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=4723#4723
Singing Jam Sat 2-4 pm
Irish Session Sat 4-6 pm
Bluegrass Jam Sat 6-8 pm
Old-Time Jam Sun 2-4 pm
Fiddle Tunes YFN Sun 4-6 pm
Cajun & Zydeco Sun 6-8 pm
CAJUN JAM (Traditional Cajun maybe a little Zydeco) -- The origins of Cajun music started in the north when the Acadians were forced to migrate from Nova Scotia to Louisiana in the late 1700's. This is a rich and unique American music style. This will be an open acoustic only instrumental jam as are all the others in the Ithaca Festival Jam Tent listed below. Contact person: Greg Grodem rjgreg at lightlink.com<mailto:rjgreg at lightlink.com>
SINGING JAM (Folk Songs) -- This is a sing-a-long, where anyone can lead. Songs your parents sang when you were little, songs you sang at camp, songs that mean a lot to you right now. Instruments are welcome for back up, but the focus for this jam is on voices. Bring a song to share, chime in on a chorus or just listen, everyone is welcome! Contacts: Jim Harper jharper at jimharpermusic.com<mailto:jharper at jimharpermusic.com> or Richie Holtz richard_holtz at verizon.net<mailto:richard_holtz at verizon.net>
OLD-TIME JAM (Appalachian Fiddle Tunes) -- Southern old-time music was born when African rhythms and syncopation began to influence the fiddle dance tune tradition. Old-time jams often include guitar, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, mandolin, dulcimer, voices, and tapping feet to keep the rhythm. Tunes are usually passed along by oral tradition, but chord charts are available for many of the tunes, and musicians of any level are welcome. The emphasis is on getting into a groove for each tune. Contact: Laura Taylor lbt1 at cornell.edu<mailto:lbt1 at cornell.edu>
BLUEGRASS JAM (Traditional Bluegrass) -- Bluegrass is American roots music comprising a rich fusion of traditions from the British Isles, jazz, blues, and country. This jam features fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, dobro, upright bass, and vocals, and each instrument has the opportunity to improvise around the melody in wildly creative ways. All skill levels are welcome! Contact: Philip Robinson philip.robinson at cornell.edu<mailto:philip.robinson at cornell.edu>
FIDDLE TUNE JAM (NYS, New England, Contra and Assorted Fiddle Tunes) -- We will be playing "fiddle tunes" suitable for contra or square dancing. These tunes originate from New England, Canada, British Isles and parts of Europe . This is an open instrumental jam where typical instruments are fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo (4 or 5 string), accordion, acoustic bass and occasional woodwinds such as flute or clarinet. This group typically works from the Ithaca "YFN tuneset". But any fiddle tunes are approrriate if someone can lead it! All skill levels welcome, come join us! Contact person: Michael Ludgate michael.ludgate at gmail.com<mailto:michael.ludgate at gmail.com>
IRISH SESSION (Traditional Irish) -- This session will be run in traditional Irish session style, which is generally full speed ahead and often stringing 2 or 3 tunes together at a time. All skill levels welcome: the tunes are fast, but the only way to "get the feel" is to jump in and try! Contact persons: Ed McGowan, Scott Whitham or Mark Bickford scott.whitham at gmail.com<mailto:scott.whitham at gmail.com>
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