Announcements and POSTS
Here is our schedule of upcoming events where you can enjoy our music. We hope to see you there!
Friday,April 29, 6-9pm for Wine-Down Fridays at Elk Run Vineyards, Mt. Airy, MD $5 cover charge. www.elkrun.com
Saturday, May 7, 8pm, playing a couple of sets as part of the Homespun Ceilidh Band Celtic performance. $15, Greenbelt Art Center, Greenbelt, MD
You can find our full performance schedule at
Note that the For Sale or Wanted page on this website has been updated to post an extended range Rizzetta dulcimer for sale.by Maddie MacNeil. https://sites.google.com/site/nvhdplayers/for-sale-or-wanted
The Christian Community of Greater Washington-Baltimore is hosting a fundraiser-concert of the Magical Strings, Friday, April 29, 8pm, at the Seekers Church in Takoma Park, (276 Carroll Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20012)..
Philip and Pam Boulding, playing their own handcrafted Celtic harp and hammer dulcimer, have been described by the Washington Post as “sonically gorgeous”. Their unique compositions will transport you to Ireland and beyond!
Just thought I would send you this information, especially the one about my upcoming workshop/concert in New Freedom. I know it is a bit far but worth the drive very lovely place. Thanks, Jeanean
See attached flyer about the workshop/concert
MARTIN FAMILY BAND SCHEDULE
May 7 & 8th - Sheep & Wool Festival, Howard County Fairgrounds (Note: Mom & Dad can't come on Sat. please make sure and come on Sat. especially )
June 4th - Washington Folk Festival - Details forthcoming I asked for Saturday, will confirm time and date.
July 9-10th - Common Ground on the Hill Roots Festival - Details forthcoming I asked for Saturday, will confirm time and date
September - OPEN - Mount Vernon - Colonial Market & Fair 17 & 18th
December - Candlelight Mount Vernon
Sunday April 17, 8:45 and 11:15 am, Jody and fiddler Andrea Hoag will play for both morning services of "Land and Seasons," with music based on traditional American folk music, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3022 Woodlawn Ave., Falls Church, VA 22042,
See 2016 Spring Classes offered at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts - http://www.marylandhall.org/classes/154/468/247
Southern Maryland Celtic Festival
(Saturday) 10-6. Visit the Maggie's Music booth, and see the
Stage Show with Andrea Hoag & Maggie Sansone 3-345 in the fiddle
Visit the website to browse all of the CDs http://www.maggiesmusic.com/index.html
Plein Air Painter and hammered dulcimist, Jeanean Songco Martin and myself are again teaming up to run a week-long "Painting & Music Camp". Ireland was our destination in 2013 and 2015 (and again in 2017!) but this time we're headed west- "California Dreamin' and Old World Jam" in Pismo Beach, California, August 7-15. We've brought Paul Oorts on board to teach a mixed instrument class, as well as my hammered dulcimer class, while the painters go out daily to various beautiful spots along the coast!
The music classes will be working on the same fun bal folk repertoire (think French bourrees, mazurkas, polkas, Spanish Muiñeiras and more!) so we will have plenty of music to jam with when we're not in class, at the beach, hiking, sipping wine and resting!
Painters go here for details and check out Session II at: http://jeaneansongcomartin.com/workshops
Musicians here: http://www.karenashbrook.com/OldWorldJam2016.html
Don't hesitate to contact me for more details. Hope to see some of you in Pismo Beach!
For those of you who have listened to Mary's show, note that she is now broadcasting from an Arlington station, WERA-LP, FM 96.7, Saturdays 9 pm to midnight. (per Folklore Society Feb. newsletter)
Below is my Spring Hammered Dulcimer Group Class offerings.
COST: Each workshop is $55 for the day or $30 for a half day if paid in advance, $5 more if you pay the day of. (April 9 all day only) See details below.
LOCATION: my house at 820 Dennis Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20901
SCHEDULE: Set up and tuning time is 9:30-10:00 a.m.
Morning Sessions are 10:00 am to noon and focus on chords and accompaniment. We break for a vegetarian potluck lunch and then have a 90 minute afternoon session working on an arrangement of the tune.
In most cases it is recommended to learn the tune in advance. Pdfs and sound files of music are available to participants in advance via Dropbox (preferred) or email.
Time for a lighthearted Galician waltz in G from Rosendo!
This sweet 3 part tune has both descending and ascending chord progressions and melodies - perfect for harmonizing on the dulcimer! No need to learn the tune in advance.