Next Jam - April 2nd, 2019, 7-9pm.

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 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.