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Northern Weekend Online 2021

Friday, June 18th – Sunday, June 20th

Friday night concert, classes and jamming on Saturday & Sunday in zoom, and plenty of opportunity to ask questions as you learn new tunes & techniques! All registrants have 1 year access to archived videos and resources.

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason host a fun and friendly weekend of Northern-influenced traditional music & dance from New England to Québéquois to their European Roots in England, France, and Sweden.
Flexible pricing: $35-$100 Please self-select based on your ability to pay. All registrants will receive zoom links and 1 year access to archived video of the event. For registration assistance call 845-657-8333 x-25

Opening Concert & Jam

Friday 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
All Staff
Enjoy a sampling of what each person will be teaching, then sing, play, and dance along!

Guitar Accompaniment

Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 am
David Surette
We will look at a couple of ways of accompanying Northern tunes, specifically Irish and Breton music; you can test drive your Breton chops at the Soirée Française!

Singing

Saturday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Susie Burke
After the year it has been, we all know more than ever the healing value of music. Come and sing some songs of hope and goodness. We will include some vocal warm-ups, and favorite exercises, then dive into call and response, choruses and rounds.

Québécois Fiddle AEAE

Saturday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lisa Ornstein
Cross-tuned A tunes to make your heart sing: please come with your fiddle tuned AEAE

Québécois Fiddle

Saturday 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Martin Aucoin
Learn a Québécois tune by ear, along with Martin’s traditional and innovative techniques that make the music even more fun to play.

Mandolin

Saturday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
David Surette
We will explore Irish and Breton music for the mandolin, both from a melodic and accompaniment perspective, including some fun exercises to hone your skills.

Swedish Jam

Saturday 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Lena Jonsson,Markus Svensson
Play, dance or just listen to a wide variety Swedish dance for all instruments and levels.

Guitar Accompaniment

Sunday 10:00 am – 11:00 am
David Surette
This class will focus on the style of accompaniment pioneered by the Carter Family. Originating in the South, this has become widespread in many types of music, and is a foundational technique for all guitarists interested in roots-based and roots-influenced musics.

Singing

Sunday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Susie Burke
After the year it has been, we all know more than ever the healing value of music. Come and sing some songs of hope and goodness. We will include some vocal warm-ups, and favorite exercises, then dive into call and response, choruses and rounds.

Québécois Musical Traditions

Sunday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lisa Ornstein
Come join a conversation exploring and celebrating the diversity of regional musical repertories and styles in Québec. What are the differences and what lies behind them? Warning: there are seldom clean lines and pat answers but endeavoring to map regional differences is a great way to take a deeper look into musical tradition, so bring your questions and queries and let’s get messy!

Québécois Fiddle

Sunday 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Martin Aucoin
Learn another Québécois tune by ear and more of Martin’s traditional and innovative techniques that make the music even more fun to play.

BECKY TRACY

DAVID SURETTE

JAY UNGAR

JOHN KRUMM

KAREN AXELROD

LENA JONSSON

LISA ORNSTEIN

MARKUS SVENSSON

MARTIN AUCOIN

MATHIEU BAILLARGEON

MOLLY MASON

RACHEL BELL

RUBY JOHN

SUSIE BURKE

SUSIE LEMAY

KEVIN ZRALY

 

The Ashokan Center builds community through shared experiences in nature, history, music and art. For 40 years we have hosted traditional Music & Dance Camps at our 385 nature preserve. In 2020 we learned how to host them online!

“Joyous and talented teachers. Feeling not only warmly welcomed, but also individually included interactively” – Amy

“The teachers were so reachable and personable. I really enjoyed the whole camp and it was so well run. I hope they will continue to have virtual camps in the future since we live so far away.” – Timothy

“Wonderfull and inspiring teachers. I appreciate that every single teacher I had came fully prepared and then some. Especially given the challenges of technology, this was extraordinary. Huge kudos to the behind -the- scenes worker bees. Thank you Ashokan folks, you will definitely see me and mine again some day.” – Donna

Come join the Ashokan family to celebrate, learn, connect, deepen your music, make new friends, and brighten your day. Our events are open to all folks, all ages and all orientations. 

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EMAIL events@ashokancenter.org 
CALL 845-657-8333 x25

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