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OLD-TIME MUSIC & DANCE JAM WORKSHOP

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until July 22, 2017

$7

Join Flying Pig Fiddle & Banjo on fourth Saturdays for an exuberant music and dance jam in the living tradition of southern Appalachian Old-time music played by ear. Bring your fiddle, 5-string banjo, guitar, mandolin, dancing shoes, or home made/found rhythm instruments. Also consider bringing innocent bystanders who need a dose of rowdy old-time, taught, walked and danced southern squares.

Instruction by Dave Losure and Mary Schaeffer-Losure will be given according to participant desires:
— Learning tunes and playing nice together.
— Building, finding and playing instruments of rhythm such as washtub bass, washboard, fiddlesticks, pitchfork, limberjack, mouthbow and more.
— Old-time clogging.
— Southern Old-time square dance and dance calling.

All ages are welcome. Acoustic stringed instrument players will need basic playing skills, ability to tune the instrument. Experience the freedom of paperless music. Curiosity, enthusiasm and inclination toward silliness and high spirits encouraged!

Audio only recording devices are permitted.

Come on down to the 4th Street Theatre for an afternoon of relaxed, straight ahead fun!

 

Details

Date:
April 22
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$7
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Flying-Pig-Fiddle-Banjo/798860100162222

Venue

Java Joe’s
214 4th ST
Des Moines, IA 50309 Select a Country:
Phone:
515-288-5282

Organizer

Flying Pig Fiddle & Banjo
Phone:
515-689-1434
Email:
Losuredr@me.com
Website:
www.facebook.com/pages/Flying-Pig-Fiddle-Banjo/798860100162222

about

2015 was the 40th anniversary of Metro Arts Alliance of Greater Des Moines, a nonprofit organization that advances creativity and strengthens our community by educating and enriching the development of children and adults through schools, organization, senior centers, and collaborating with other community partners.

We create opportunities that provide lifelong access and engagement in the arts for all. Our signature programs are Metro Arts Jazz in July, Metro Arts Dining For the Arts, and Metro Arts Education.

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