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Saturday, May 26
 

12:00pm PDT

Beginning Jamming with 3 Chords
With Mimi Geibel

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
EMP Learning Labs 47.62126, -122.34799
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  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
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  • Biography Steve and Mimi have been teaching beginning jamming and Learn a Tune workshop for several years now. They enjoy helping folks participate in Folklife!

1:00pm PDT

Harmony Singing
With John Palmes

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
EMP Learning Labs 47.62126, -122.34799
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  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
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  • Biography John Palmes is a Juneau, Alaska folk musician who plays a mix of traditional folk music and songs he makes up from everyday experience. “I’d rather sing with people than for people. Lately, I’ve been concentrating on songs that we can sing together.” John is known for his innovative playing of the mouthbow, the world’s first stringed instrument (Google “mouthbow”). His album, Mouthbow:Small Voices was featured on National Public Radio. John’s songwriting and his song “The Ballad of Ramblin’ Jack Pachelbel” was featured on All Things Considered in the “What’s in a Song?” series. John performs regularly at the Northwest Folklife Festival, the Alaska Folk Festival in Juneau, and the Fisher Poet’s Gathering in Astoria, Oregon, and is the musical director of the Tlingit Gospel Singers, singing traditional hymns in the Tlingit language. In 2003 and 2005 he played at the Australia National Folk Festival, and in 2007 John played at the Cygnet, and Georgetown Folk Festivals in Tasmania. He has been on the board of the National Jew’s Harp Festival held in Bay City Oregon.

2:00pm PDT

Step Into Storytelling
With Ken Iverson and Barbara Fankhauser

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
EMP Learning Labs 47.62126, -122.34799
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  • Genre ST -- Storytellers
  • Biography Ken is a founding member of Portland Storytellers Guild (25 yrs) and Barb was among the first to join the Guild. We have told stories and taught workshops on storytelling for over 20 years. Ken won 2nd lace trophy at the 2011 Liars' Contest.
 
Sunday, May 27
 

12:00pm PDT

Singing in the Key of Life!
With Barbara Dunn

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
EMP Learning Labs 47.62126, -122.34799
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  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
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  • Biography Barbara Dunn has been singing and inspiring others to sing for most of her life. She is an ardent believer in the power of voice and community singing. She is member of the Daughters of Harriet and sings on their recording, “You are a Song” (2009), which features their original chants.

1:00pm PDT

FRET Aid: Town Hall Meeting
With Teresa Taylor

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
EMP Learning Labs 47.62126, -122.34799
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  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • Biography As this is a non-profit town meeting, a bio doesn't really apply. I can say, however, that our proposed constituent geography be within the Puget Sound area. Our group was formed following the death of Seattle Folk Musician Teresa Morgan last year. We desire that her loss our group inspires us to create a needed service offering hope and assitence to our community Folk Musicians.

2:00pm PDT

The Magic of the Autoharp
With Cathy Britell

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
EMP Learning Labs 47.62126, -122.34799
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  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography I have performed and taught autoharp throughout the US and Great Britain for many years. At present I play solo concerts, do studio work, play in a folk duo, a folk/rock trio, and a contra dance band. I won the International Autoharp competition in KS and have also wond a number of other contests around the country. One of my greatest joys is teaching players of all ages, who want to play all kinds of music.

3:00pm PDT

The Art of Duetting
With David Maloney & Ginny Reilly

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
EMP Learning Labs 47.62126, -122.34799
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