Gardner Winter Music Festival

Gardner Winter Music Festival (GWMF)

Saturday, Feb 25, 2017

No cost (with admission) and no pre-registration!    (pdf icon pdf version here)

Please check near the festival entrance for workshop rooms and last-minute changes.

11:00-12:30Lap Dulcimer - Beginner (dulcimers available to borrow). Focus on noter / drone playing. Noters will be provided. Jim Fawcett
 Mandolin – Beginner (a few available
to borrow). Learn how to hold and tune the instrument, play basic two-finger chords, and a simple tune. Learn to read mandolin tablature.
Sue Gimbal
 Hammered Dulcimer - Beginner Jeff Fedan
 Fiddle - Beginner Richard Eddy
 Autoharp Rosemary Furman
 Touch the Instruments Nora Snider
12:00-1:30 Appalachian Flatfoot Dancing Charlie Burton
12:45-2:15Harp (loaner harps available to borrow). Learn about the harp, how to play a gliss and learn a simple song. Cindy Lewellen
 Lap Dulcimer – Intermediate. Bring
your dulcimers tuned to DAA but leave your picks at home. Learn to use the fingers of your right hand to make music.
Robert Lackey
 Hammered Dulcimer – Intermediate. Learn some songs played by Worley Gardner, Patty Looman and Russell Fluharty and practice techniques that each of them used. Have a chance to try out different kinds of hammers. Lyn Swiger
 Bass Techniques Mike Hall
 Square Dance calling – Beginner Ron Buchannon
 Vocals - Get a grip on harmony
Learn a simple round in 3 part harmony and then learn 2-3 well-known tunes in 3 part harmony.
Angelica (Monica Andis, Nancy Utt, Carol Matthews, and Jan Woodward)
 Touch the Instruments Nancy Byrd
2:30-3:30 Appalachian Flatfoot Dancing Charlie Burton
2:30-4:00 Mandolin – Intermediate
some experience expected
Tristan Denis
 Fiddle - Intermediate
some experience expected
Rob Rhamy
 Bodhran (Irish frame drum) Gene Thorn
 Slow Jam -Slow Jam - Develop your repertoire of jam tunes. All are encouraged to bring their favorites and we will share. Designed for beginning musicians on lap dulcimers and all instruments. Judy Werner
 Whistle – Beginner (key of D; whistles available for sale) Rick Snider
 Spoons Jeff Fedan

4:20 pm in the auditorium:  Presentation of the 2016 Heritage Award

8 pm to 10 pm in the cafeteria:  Square Dance with Taylor Runner, caller


Thanks to all of our workshop leaders. We couldn't do this without you!

fiddle workshop

Fiddle Workshop taught by Chris Haddox in 2009