UPCOMING EVENTS -
Concerts, Workshops, Whatnot
Fri - Sat, Sept 28-29: QUARANTUNES 11
I'll be teaching three workshops I'm excited about:
On Friday the 29th, for more beginning players ('level 2') I'll be teaching Getting Confident with Rhythms: The most common strumming patterns for songs and tunes, especially 2/4 and 3/4 time. Songs will be Water Bound, Streets of Laredo, and Southwind.
On Saturday the 30th, for advanced intermediates (level 4) we have So Many Cool Tunes in A-minor! DGD + capo 1. How this tuning works! We’ll work on an old-time tune from fiddler Emmet Lundy, Highlander’s Farewell, and a haunting Irish jig, The Mist-Covered Mountains.
Also on Saturday the 30th, for intermediates (level 3) I’ll teach Playing in Chord-Melody Style D-A-D. We will find the melody notes within and around the chords, as well as ‘chording’ each note of a scale. We’ll apply this to 2 beautiful British Isles tunes: The Boys of Wexford and Prince William.
You should come out of any of these sessions with increased dexterity and musical chops!
Saturday, October 7: Open Acoustic Jam, Noon-3
Shelton Park, Harvard & 3rd, Claremont Around corner from Cmont Folk Center
All instruments welcomed! Led by Leo, Doug Thomson, Gregg Schneeman & others.
Bring a chair, a friend, and a tune! See you there!
Friday the 13th of October - 11 AM - 3 PM - Old Time Tunes & Songs
Old Grey Cats will be haunting the Cal State Poly Pomona
30th Annual PUMPKIN PATCH!!
4102 S University Drive, Pomona. 909-869-6722
Take the 10 to Kellogg Dr, or the 57 to Temple and Follow the Signs!!
Saturday, October 21 - Mountain Dulcimer Day!
Fretted Dulcimer Workshops 9-Noon & 1:30-4:30 (Pacific)
With: Nina Zanetti, Holly Tannen, Pam Setser, Kevin Roth,
Grant Olson, Joellen Lapidus, Leo Kretzner, and Bill Dempsey.
-> Eight workshops for only $30! All via Zoom - students need only the free account.
This is a part of Southern California Dulcimer Heritage's 29th Annual Fall Festival - A Month of Music.
Thurs - Sunday, June 1 - 4, QUARANTUNES 10, Virtual Dulcimer Festival, Dozens of teachers and classes!! $10.75/1 hr. lesson. I'LL BE TEACHING and PLAYING:
Thursday, June 1, 5:28 PM Pacific Daylight, Mini-Concert!
Friday, June 2, Basic D-A-D Chords. (Novice) Session 4, 9:45 am PDT.
" " Intro to D-G-D Tuning (Intermediate) Session 5, Noon, PDT
Sat, June 3, Playing Jigs Across the Strings [DAD] (Upper Intermediate), Session 3, 8:30 am PDT
" " Backing Up Jigs, Rhythm & Chords [DAD] (Intermediate), Session 5, Noon PDT
Miniconcerts by all teachers, Thursday - Sunday. https://www.virtualdulcimerfest.com/
Fri - Sun, May 12 - 14, Lone Star Dulcimer Festival, Glen Rose TX Workshops & Concerts, Dancing, Jams. ALL FREE! Also featuring Jim Miller, with Debbie Porter, Sue Carpenter, Dana Hamilton and more. Info: https://www.everfest.com/e/lone-star-state-dulcimer-festival-glen-rose-tx AND: http://www.lssds.com/fest.html
Thursday, April 27: House Concert, Pomfret CT !!
7 pm, for info and directions: firstname.lastname@example.org
First full concert (2 sets) I've done in a few years! Looking forward to it!
Saturday, April 29: Acoustic jam at Shelton Park, Claremont, noon - 3. Our delayed National Mountain Dulcimer Day. Open to all instruments.
Led by Leo and Doug Thomson. 3rd & Harvard in Claremont Village. BYO chair!
Sunday, April 30, 6 - 9, Claremont Folk Music Center Open Mic Leo will be featured and do three songs. $1. Great Institution! 220 Yale, 909-624-2928
Saturday, March 11: All-day virtual event*. “Four-String Mountain Dulcimer Day”
Devoted to dulcimers with four equidistant strings – how to get the most out of a new string.
https://4-equidistant-dulcimer-day.simplerosites.com/ Full instruction plus concerts.
Featuring: Aubrey Atwater, Sue Carpenter, Bradley Ellis, Thomasina Levy, Grant Olson, and Leo.
Friday, March 17: Leo with Alan Davis, fiddle & mandolin. Irish songs and tunes.
Last Name Brewing, 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland, CA 91786 (909) 579-0032