Announcements and POSTS
I am pleased to announce that I have added a spring week (April 3-9, 2016) for intermediate/advanced players to my 12th Annual Sandbridge Dulcimer Retreats. Registration is open for all weeks (www.sandbridgedulcimer.com). As in previous years, I will run three weeks in the fall in Sandbridge Beach, VA. Around 60 players from 23 states attended this year. The return rate is very high from year to year (ranging from 75% to 100% depending on the week). If you are considering attending, please let me know ASAP. There are likely 4-5 spots open for the spring week.
Here are some links to some tunes taught at Sandbridge in past years (hit CTRL and click or cut and paste the link):
LISTEN TO KEN, BRAD & ALEX playing THE CIRLCE/THE SWIFT HOUSE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfdhTtmsaCU)
LISTEN TO KEN, ELKE BAKER & ROBIN BULLOCK: FORVANTAN/DER WINTER/QUEBECOIS MEDLEY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWj_Iz_cztw)
In addition to my Sandbridge weeks, I will be teaching/performing for The Upper Potomac Fiddle Retreat (teaching hammered dulcimer backup and fiddle) in Shepherdstown, WV (1/8-1/10/2016);
CD release concert with Charm City Junction on the day after Thanksgiving Fri, Nov 27, 2015: Baltimore, MD, Special Thanksgiving concert Ken and Brad with Alex Lacquement and featuring The Charm City Junction with Patrick McAvinue, Sean McComiskey, Alex LacQuement and Brad Kolodner. Tickets $25 door/$23 door/$12 students. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. The Stony Run Friends Meeting House, 5116 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21210For reservations, ORDER ONLINE or call Ken at 410-746-8387 or email firstname.lastname@example.org There is ample parking at Friends School. More info HERE: http://www.kenkolodner.com/thanksgiving-concert-nov-27.html
Mon, Dec 14, 2015: Rockville, MD, Double bill of Ken with Elke Baker and Robin Bullock in annual Christmas show. Institute of Musical Traditions.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015: Baltimore, MD
Helicon's 30th Annual Winter Solstice Reunion Concerts
Brad and I lead The Baltimore Old-Time Jam every other Tuesday at Liam Flynn’s on North Ave.
On Facebook, look for “The Baltimore Old-Time Jam” https://www.facebook.com/groups/445722452176784/
More info HERE: http://www.kenkolodner.com/winter-solstice-concert.html
11/20 Williamsburg, VA Ken & Brad trio perform at the Williamsburg Library - 7:30 p.m.
11/27 Baltimore, MD Ken & Brad trio AND Charm City Junction at Friends School Meeting House - 7:00
12/14 Rockville, MD Ken & Elke, Robin Bullock, IMT Christmas Concert
12/19 Baltimore, MD Ken & Brad trio, Charm City Junction at Helicon’s 30th Annual Winter Solstice Concert
1/8-10, 2016 Shepherdstown, WV Ken teaches HD & fiddle & performs for The Upper Potomac Fiddle Retreat
1/10/16 Gettysburg, PA Ken & Brad trio perform for Musik! Gettysburg - 4:00 p.m.
1/16/16 Easton, MD Ken & Brad duo perform at The Avalon Theater - 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Nov 20, 2015: Williamsburg, VA
Ken and Brad Kolodner will perform old-time, Celtic and original music with Alex Lacquement for the Dewey Decibel Series on hammered dulcimer, triple fiddles, clawhammer banjo, gourd banjo, banjola, hammered mbira, guitar and vocals
Tickets $16 door/$13 Friends of the WL/$8 under 16. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
515 Scotland St.
Williamsburg VA 23185
For tickets, 757-259-4070
There is ample parking at the library
MORE INFO HERE
Watch Ken & Brad here:
Upper Potomac Dulcimer Festival, 3/11-13, 2016. http://upperpotomacmusic.info/dulcimerfest/index.html
What a year it has been! Ireland, Belgium, summer camps, playing weekly at Walter Reed for 4 months and a new recording coming out in October "Starry Starry- Celestial Music from the Heart". It's a Fantasia of American, Celtic, Asian and classical lullabies on solo hammered dulcimer. In October I'll be attending the World Cimbalom (Dulcimer) Congress in England too!
Group Classes are starting up again in October at my house in Silver Spring, MD.
My standard format is
>Set up and Tune 9:30-10:00 am
>Morning Session 10:00 am - noon focuses on chords and accompaniment
>Potluck Vegetarian Lunch noon-1:00 ish
>Afternoon Session 1:00-2:30 pm focuses on an arrangement.
Music (sound file and pdf) is available in advance and advance knowledge of the tune is recommended. Cost in advance $30 for half day or $55 full. Prices are $35 and $60 the day of the workshop. Contact me to register.
Sat, Nov 14 Using a sweet Irish song "Gartan Mother's Lullaby" off my new CD "Starry Starry", we'll work with a descending bass line, an arrangement and a simple bridge (musical interlude) that gives us a chance to work with a standard chord progression of I, V, IV, V.
Visit my website for information at http://karenashbrook.com/lessons/group.html
Sept 21 and 22: Maggie's Adult Classes start at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Three 10 week courses in the evening starting Sept. 21 (Mondays) and Sept 22 (Tuesdays) thru- Dec. 1, 2015. Mondays: Keep on Hammering for Advanced Beginners; Tuesdays: Hammered Dulcimer Workshop (advanced beginners to intermediate) and Celtic and Holiday Slow Jam (mixed instruments). Contact instructor for details at email@example.com. Register at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, http://www.marylandhall.org/classes/154/411/247 http://www.marylandhall.org/ 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401, 410- 263-5544.
Hello Friends and Fans of Peat & Barley!
You can find our full performance schedule at http://www.peatandbarley.com/schedule.html