EVENTS, PROGRAMS, & WORKSHOPS
Unless otherwise noted the following events and workshops take place at The TAUNY Center and are free of charge. To receive our monthly event and workshop email, join our mailing list.
First Friday Jam
Friday, April 6
Join us for our regularly scheduled First Friday Jam! Bring an instrument, your singing voice, or just yourself and come on down to The TAUNY Center for this fun monthly jam hosted by Barb Heller and Don Woodcock. Songs include old time fiddle tunes and songs from the American folk tradition. Learn more about TAUNY Jams here.
Fiddling Bear Workshop: Old-time Fiddle and Banjo with Jane Rothfield
Sunday, April 8
$30/$25 for TAUNY Friends
Janie Rothfield is a world-traveling professional traditional-style musician who has been teaching fiddle and clawhammer banjo to all ages and abilities for over 30 years at festivals, workshops, and music camps around the world. Her easy-to-learn approach combines technique, musicality, and strategies for making it easier for you to play better and have more fun with music. In this workshop, Janie will teach 1-2 tunes for fiddlers and clawhammer banjo players who have several years experience playing their instrument and are able to play at a moderate speed. The focus of the class will be to help you play with more rhythm and musicality, how to play easier by ear and play in a jam. No previous experience with old-time music necessary. Janie is experienced in both northern and southern old-time styles. Please bring recording devices (audio and video), notebook, instruments and accessories, a cushion and a smile (chocolate is always nice, too). Janie will have copies of her CD’s for purchase. For more information contact Janie firstname.lastname@example.org. This workshop is part of the Instrumental Stories exhibit program series and Fiddling Bear Concert Series. For more information about the Fiddling Bear Concert Series click here.
Pre-registration for this workshop is requested. Please register by calling 315-386-4289 or online here.
Learn more and hear and see Jane play at: www.janerothfield.com
This workshop is made possible by the support of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional funding has been provided by The Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation. Dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park. Additional support from T. Urling and Mabel Walker.
Fiddling Bear Concert: Jane Rothfield
Sunday, April 8
$10-15 Suggested Donation
Join internationally-known multi-folk-instrumentalist Jane Rothfield for a concert of old-time music on fiddle and banjo. Jane is a power house American Fiddler and American Old-Time clawhammer banjo player who is widely recognized for her traditional and inventive style and her own award-winning original tunes. She has been performing, recording and teaching music that is rooted in Traditional American and Celtic Music since her teens when she started playing with older generation musicians from New England, North Carolina and Quebec. Jane will present a concert of her vibrant take on old-time music along with stories and insights about how her treasured instruments have come to her, the adventures she’s taken them on, and how she brings her distinctive music out of them.
Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, and doors open 30 minutes before the start of the concert. A suggested donation of $10-15 supports the artist as well as TAUNY’s ongoing projects and programs.
Please note: Jane will also offer a workshop for old-time fiddle and clawhammer banjo before the concert (2-3:30 pm, pre-registration requested). See above for further details and registration.
This concert is part of the Fiddling Bear Concert Series: intimate house concert-style performances in TAUNY’s living room corner, with a focus on treasured instruments and their stories. For more information about the Fiddling Bear Concert Series click here.
This concert series is made possible by the support of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional funding has been provided by The Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation. Dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park. Additional support from T. Urling and Mabel Walker.
Handmade Instrument Meet & Greet
Saturday, April 14
Instrumental Stories Research Talk
Thursday, April 26
Nancy Wilder Palmateer Memorial Children's Workshop with Loretta Lepkowski
Saturday, April 28
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