Next Jam - June 6th, 2017, 7-9pm.

Dec 14, 2011

Feb. 25th Jam & Dance at Sounding Board

Greetings to all!  We are having a jam/family barn dance at The Sounding Board Coffeehouse, (at The Universalist Church) 433 Fern Street in West Hartford on Saturday, February 25th.

We will jam from 4-6 pm and then from 8 - 10:00 we'll play for an old fashioned family barn dance called by Jim Gregory.  It would be great if the musicians stay and play for the dance . . . or just dance!

Reel the set, form a square, dance in a circle with everyone there, young and old, short and tall, couples, singles, families, all!  Folk dances all taught and called, no experience needed - learn as you go!

Dec 6, 2011

Walkin' Up Georgia Row

Here's a great fiddle tune taught at a recent fiddle workshop by Jane Rothfield, who later performed with Red Hen at the Sounding Board in West Hartford CT. For more info about the band or workshops: http://www.redhenstringband.com/
Concerts at the Sounding Board: http://folknotes.org/
Thanks Jane, the workshop was great!


Walkin' Up Georgia Row

Sep 26, 2011

Fiddle & Banjo Workshop w/Jane Rothfield & David Kiphuth

Award winning Red Hen Stringband fiddler, tune composer and teacher Jane Rothfield will teach an intermediate-advanced fiddle workshop for fiddlers who can easily learn a tune by ear. She will focus on bowing, rhythm, tone and musicality with an emphasis on how to learn tunes more easily, quickly and make them come alive! Several tunes will be taught, in conjunction with David Kiphuths banjo class with a group jam at the end! Recording or video devices STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!

Red Hen Stringband banjo player and teacher extraordinaire, "Lonesome" David Kiphuth, will teach an intermediate Clawhammer Banjo Class for students who already play in the clawhammer style and are comfortable learning in a group setting. He will review left and right hand techniques with a focus on the Round Peak Style and will help students learn how to "fancy up" tunes. David will teach several tunes and the class will join the fiddle workshop class for a group jam at the end! Handout/Tablature will be available-recording or video devices STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!

Jane and David will be joined by fellow Red Hen Stringband guitarists Allan Carr and Linda Schrade to round out the workshop/ensemble back up work.

PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (and pre payment would be nice also). Please forward your name and email to Janet Steucek at folkie43@sbcglobal.net if interested. We will be in touch with you if there are not enough people signed up. Each workshop is $25. Workshops are on October 15 from 3:30-5:30 at the Sounding Board Coffeehouse in West Hartford with a concert by Red Hen Stringband at 8:00 p.m.

Sep 21, 2011

Farmer's Market

We had a great turnout at our Sept. 16th jam which was held on a Friday. Next jam will be Tues. Oct. 4th.  Janet & I invited Peter and Mike to join us at the Hill-Stead Museum Farmer's Market on Sunday.  Great time and it was fun to play music for the wonderful shoppers.  We had a few people playing the limberjacks and an elderly lady tried out the spoons.  She was pretty good at it!
Thanks, Mike, for the video clip.

Aug 29, 2011

Seventeenth Annual
Fiddlin' Bear
Old-Time Musicians' Gathering
Labor Day Weekend
2011
Lake Genero Park - Hamlin, PA


A four-day musicians' get-together, a festival without a stage. A nice, shady spot beside a lake to camp and make music. Great campsites, open or wooded, fire-pits with seasoned hardwood, showers and flush toilets, a children's playground, a pocket-sized lake for swimming, And... there's no hired entertainment. All the music and dancing is spontaneous, just us folks jamming and carrying on. 
Don't miss the Seventeenth Annual Fiddlin' Bear Gathering at Lake Genero! 


Jul 6, 2011

 
     Celebrating our 1st Year Anniversary! Join us at our next Old Timey Jam on Aug. 2nd.

May 5, 2011


 


Come leave your inhibitions behind and join us for a good ole time with "CT Old Timey Acoustic Jam!" All musicians welcome, even if you haven't come to the jam. We'll be playing common old time tunes that we've played at the jam.

Where: St. John's Episcopal Church, Bristol, CT               
When: Saturday, June 4, 2011, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Caller: Bob Livingston
Donation: $10

Location Information:
851 Stafford Avenue
Bristol, CT 06010

Apr 6, 2011

Texas Gales (Gals)

We're back to the first Tuesday jam on May 3rd at the Pine Loft. Slow jam from 6-7pm then the regular jam from 7-9pm. Come join us! 
I've been working on Texas Gales, nice tune, 3 parts in the key of C.

Feb 27, 2011

Jam on March 1st - it's almost spring!

We had a great turnout at the Jam/Family Barn Dance at the Sounding Board last night. Check out the video clip from the dance. Please join us again on Tuesday, March 1st, back at the Pine Loft in Berlin. We'll start the first hour (6-7pm) with a slow jam then proceed with the regular jam from 7 - 9pm.
Hope to see you there!

Feb 14, 2011

Old Time Jam & Family Dance

Greetings to all! Our next jam has changed dates & location. We are having a jam/family barn dance at The Sounding Board Coffeehouse, (at The Universalist Church) 433 Fern Street in West Hartford on Saturday, February 26.

We will jam from 6-8 pm and then from 8 - 10:00 we'll play for an old fashioned family barn dance called by Bob Livingston. All playing musicians will be admitted for free and everyone else will be charged a mere $5.00 admittance fee.

Reel the set, form a square, dance in a circle with everyone there, young and old, short and tall, couples, singles, families, all! Folk dances all taught and called, no experience needed - learn as you go!