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Midland Folk Music Festival

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Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Ave, Midland

This is a small, friendly music festival featuring traditional folk instruments (such as fiddle, guitar, and dulcimer) held in Midland, MI at the fairgrounds there. Workshops (including ones on clogging, Celtic guitar songs and tunes, using a tablet for music, and a sloth (super slow) jam) , jamming, performances and vendors are all part of the fun. They've invited me to teach again this year as well as perform in the Saturday night stage show. I'm looking forward to teaching "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" to intermediate hammered dulcimer players and the "Still Night Medley" to advanced hammered dulcimer players as well as an arrangement of "Tis So Sweet" to any and all instruments who want to attend. I'm hoping to participate in vendor sales again this year. The entrance fee is $10 for both days (Midland Folk Music Society Members are $5) and camping is available for $25 a night, no reservations required.

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ODPC Funfest

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Osceola County Fairgrounds, 101 Recreation Ave, Evart, MI 49631

I'll be teaching, performing, and vending at this festival held the third weekend in July. Known as the largest dulcimer festival out there, they have workshops, vendors, jams, and evening concerts. This three-day event is $10 a day or $20 for a three-day pass, kids 12 and under are free with an adult. (Camping is extra, see their website for details: Workshops cover hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, and many other folk instruments for all skill levels.

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Midland Music Festival 2023

The Midland Folk Music Festival had a smaller turnout this year, but it was still fun to play with other musicians, and things were well organized by the workshop and stage show coordinators. There was encouraging feedback from concert goers…

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Evart Funfest 2023

The Evart Funfest (July 13–15, 2023) was a great experience; I received quite a bit of positive feedback and taught a large workshop (around 40 advanced hammered dulcimer players) for the first time. I also enjoyed a smaller question-and-answer session…

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Marilla Museum and Pioneer Place

On June 3rd, I played hammered dulcimer and gave a short presentation about the instrument for the Marilla Museum and Pioneer place as part of their “Memories of a Century Past” program. I received a lot of positive feedback, both…

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Streaming Now Available

The Way of the Cross Leads Home album is available for streaming. Now you can listen to the entire release or just a track or two on multiple platforms, including Spotify, iTunes, YouTube Music, and Amazon. You can listen on…

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New CD and Arrangement Book

Finished this summer, I'm excited to have a Christmas collection available now to help you celebrate this joyous season whether you listen or play. Recording is always hard work, but the final product makes it worth it. I hope you…

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Midland Folk Music Festival, August 26-28, 2022

I taught, vended, and performed at this two-day festival held at the fairgrounds in Midland, MI. 

The classes I taught were 
Advanced Arrangement—"Silent Night"—an advanced hammered dulcimer class featuring this well-known Christmas piece  
More Than Just a Melody—an intermediate class…

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