Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Weekend Workshops Scheduled

After a Hot Summer of festivals and fiddler's conventions, we are proud top announce our new venture
of weekend workshops for those desiring a get-away  that involves music instruction and adventures.
For specific details we ask you to visit www.southernmtnmelodies.com
Please get in touch if you have a notion to participate or have questions.  We already have a few
folks staking claims as we intend to keep this small and intimate, however, we do want to fill up
the dates soon as we can.  We plan to make other announcements on Facebook as well as on
Banjo Hangout soon.

There's so much happening in and around the Crooked Road region of Southwest Virginia.  In case you are not familiar please check out www.thecrookedroad.org

We are about honoring the old-time string musical heritage of the region.  It is what motivates us to
keep singing the old songs and playing the old tunes that have been hand down to anyone who will
get into learning them.  We also want to keep the older styles alive as well.  Sometimes its not the song
words or the tune melody itself but it is  the nuances of the  way it was done that attracts us to learn certain versions.  We are collectors not only of tunes and songs
found here locally performed by the original mountain people who learned them from their elders in their time but we collect their  banjo tunings, guitar runs and fiddle bowing patterns as well.
So if you are a budding  connoisseur of old-time music we want to help you out.  We love it!


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tomcoll said...

Hi Mac & Jenny, this is fantastic that you're doing this! Our stay with y'all this summer was the highlight of our trip (even with the farm work!). There couldn't possibly be a better setting to learn this music!

Nathan First said...

Makes me glad to know you're still keeping that old heritage alive. Love and miss you guys! Check's in the mail (soon) for "Never Grow Old" -- Henry's nurse loves that album, so I know just what to get her for Christmas. Hope you & the whole fam's well!