September 15-17, 2017

A Fun, Friendly Weekend of Music

Start Strong

Start your weekend off with an exciting master class held just before the rest of the festival gets going.


All classes begin at 3 pm on Friday, September 15, 2017 and end at 5 pm.


Class size is limited and a separate registration fee is required.


2017 Intensive Classes


Irish Fiddle with Deborah Colón



Backup Guitar with Karl Colón



Mandolin with Henry Koretzky

Learn how to get the most out of this versatile instrument with tips and techniques to take your mandolin playing to the next level.

For all levels beyond beginner.


Harmonica with Richard Sleigh



Voice Techniques with Scott Elkins

We all have voices, and they are all a little different, but there are similar things we can get them to do.  We'll look at vocal volume, when to over enunciate, when to slur, how to sing through your nose, and when not to, and how to make it sound right; how to growl, crack, dip, do vocal hammer-ons, or pull offs, double dips, triple dips, etc. Anyone can sing a song, but what is more important is to learn the building blocks to make any song sound unique.

For all levels.


Folk Music Skills for Beginners with Ryan & Brennish Thomson









Simple Gifts









Two woman, lots of instruments, with the sound of the world in their hearts.


2017 Faculty


Henry Koretzky

Kelly Parker & Lori J. Russo

Fiddling Thomsons

Diana Wagner

Jerry Trusty

Betsy Gamble

Jay Best

Richard Sleigh

Scott Elkins




Heritage Musician

Ed Hansen