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Dance steps, fiddle styling, a new guitar tuning... dig in and learn something new!

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Janet Bixler
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. March 2019 features concerts by Bon Débarras, Zoë Conway & John McIntyre, and The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers; our March jam session (bring your best Irish!), the storytelling workshop we announced last month, and a 10-mile run/walk that supports the arts and SFMS. Read more...
Zita Angelo
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. February 2019 features concerts by Tracy Grammer and Charm City Junction; our Winter Coffee House; our monthly jam... and a special sneak preview of one of our Festival dance workshops, in which Zita Angelo teaches waltzes and couple dances. Enjoy sweetie season! Read more...
Janet Bixler
Do you like to tell stories? Do you naturally embellish the truth? Would you like to win $100? If you answered yes to these questions, come to this fun, interactive, FREE workshop that will help you create and tell a dynamic story. Read more...
Contradance at the 2018 festival: several couples swing under a ceiling draped with wide fabric ribbons
The festival kicks off on FRIDAY this year, with a Contra Dance Ball featuring music by the Faux Paws, and a Concert with local favorites Neidig, Koretzky, Gehret & Campbell, plus some tall tales from storyteller Bil Lepp. Read more...

Events

Beginners Contra Dance Workshop with Will Mentor

Women contra dancing
Dance Hall Friday, 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Learn basic steps for this fun, community-focused dance style. No need to bring a partner!

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Tin Whistle Workshop with Joanie Madden (of Cherish the Ladies and Pride of New York)

Joanie Madden
Patio Stage Saturday, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

International Dance Workshop with Zita Angelo and John Matulis

Five men and women perform an international folk dance.
Dance Hall Saturday, 10:30 am to 12:10 pm
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Harmony Singing Workshop with Debbi Kauffmann and Henry Koretzky

Deb Kauffman and Henry Koretzky
Patio Stage Saturday, 11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Storytelling Workshop with Bil Lepp

Bil Lepp
Family Zone Saturday, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Intro to Ukulele Workshop with Kevin Neidig (ages 8 and up)

Kevin Neidig playing ukulele
Patio Stage Saturday, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

String wizard Kevin Neidig is bringing a carload of ukuleles and you're invited to try 'em out!  Learn a few simple fingerings, enough to play some tunes and get started with this super-packable, versatile little instrument.

Swing Dance workshop with Alyssa Arter and Hot Club of Cowtown

Alyssa Arter
Dance Hall Saturday, 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
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Fiddle Workshop with Brian Conway of Pride of New York

Brian Conway
Patio Stage Saturday, 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm
The workshop will focus on the relationship between bowing, phrasing and ornamentation in traditional Irish fiddling. Repertoire will consist of traditional tunes rather than on recent compositions, with a particular focus on classic tunes which the workshop participants can play at sessions.

Contra Dance Workshop with Janine Smith

Janine Smith
Dance Hall Saturday, 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
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Fiddle Traditions: Western Swing — with Elana James of Hot Club of Cowtown

Elana James
Patio Stage Saturday, 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm

In our Fiddle Traditions showcase, a variety of fiddlers talk about their particular genre and style. Your moderator is local superfiddler Ken Gehret.

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Fiddle Traditions: Irish — with Brian Conway (Pride of New York) and Nollaig Casey (Cherish the Ladies)

Nollaig Casey
Patio Stage Saturday, 3:55 pm to 4:35 pm

In our Fiddle Traditions showcase, a variety of fiddlers talk about their particular genre and style. Your moderator is local superfiddler Ken Gehret.

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Fiddle Traditions: New England — with Rodney Miller of The Stringrays

Rodney Miller, grinning and holding his fiddle ready to play
Patio Stage Saturday, 4:35 pm to 5:15 pm

In our Fiddle Traditions showcase, a variety of fiddlers talk about their particular genre and style.  Your moderator is local superfiddler Ken Gehret.

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Intro to Contra Dance Workshop with Will Mentor

Will Mentor, grinning and holding a microphone
Dance Hall Saturday, 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
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Shape Note Singing

Women shape-note singing
Pickin' Place Sunday, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
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Guitar Workshop with John Doyle

John Doyle, holding his guitar and gazing off to the right
Patio Stage Sunday, 10:00 am to 11:15 am

Pete Seeger: His Life and Music — with Dom Flemons

Dom Flemons
Patio Stage Sunday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Storytelling Workshop with Bil Lepp

Bil Lepp
Family Zone Sunday, 11:45 am to 12:45 pm

String Wizards, Part 1: Hot Club of Cowtown

Hot Club of Cowtown
Patio Stage Sunday, 1:45 pm to 2:15 pm
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String Wizards, Part 2: Kittel & Co. featuring John Doyle

Jeremy Kittel, Josh Pinkham and John Doyle
Patio Stage Sunday, 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm
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Contra Dance Workshop with Will Mentor

Men contra dancing
Dance Hall Sunday, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
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