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Workshops/Festivals 2009: (US) The Over the Water Hurdy-Gurdy Festival (Sept. 15-20/09)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 29, 2009

“The Over the Water Hurdy-Gurdy festival brings together hurdy-gurdy players, builders, and teachers for intensive instruction, jamming, fellowship, and good food. Classes cover melodic techniques, rhythm, repertoire, and instrument setup and maintenance, with instruction tailored for beginning through advanced players.

Evening events include instructor concerts, an open mike, and many jam sessions (including slow jams for those of us who don't learn tunes at warp speed). On Saturday evening we will gather for a dance party featuring live music by festival participants, who collectively form the largest hurdy-gurdy band in the Western Hemisphere.

Typical Schedule

Festival Classes & Workshops
The following represents the typical schedule for the festival, the details are subject to change.

September 15
Arrival day and settle in. The first "official" activity of the festival begins with wonderful evening dinner. Jamming starts up shortly thereafter if it hadn't already begun before dinner.

September 16-19
Typical schedule begins with Breakfast at 8:00, Morning Class starting about 9:15, then Lunch, followed by afternoon class sessions, Dinner about 6:00 with evening activities to follow. Jamming continues late into the night.

September 20
Breakfast typically begins an hour later at 9:00, followed by a good bye concert and gathering, with the last official activity being Lunch around Noon, followed by clean up and pack up. ..“

Visit website for more information. (ed.): The Over the Water Hurdy-Gurdy Festival