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Saturday, May 26
 

11:00am PDT

Ukrainian Folk Singing
With Nadia Tarnawsky

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Nadia Tarnawsky has been studying Eastern European singing techniques for nearly two decades with Ukrainian singers Mariana Sadowska, Lilia Pavlovska, Albanian singer Merita Halili, and Bulgarian singers Maria Bebelekova and Donka Koleva. She has taught workshops in Ukrainian village-style singing for the Center of Traditional Music and Dance (NYC).

12:00pm PDT

Fiddle for Violinists
With Truman Price

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)

1:00pm PDT

Swing Mandolin
With Brian Oberlin

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • Biography Brian Oberlin is the founder/director of the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra and the River of the West Mandolin Camp.

2:00pm PDT

Native American Flute Workshop
Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMN -- Native American - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Performing on a variety of native flutes, Peter Ali, a talented and self taught native flute player, will share stories of the flutes he plays and of his rich ethnic heritage. Peter plays the flutes not from notes but from spirit within, so each performance is unique and special. Come listen to the sounds of eagle, running river, nature and spirit in the flute's song.

3:00pm PDT

Music and Peace in a Conflicted World
With Barbara Dunn

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Barbara Dunn, PhD, LICSW, MT-BC is is an accomplished musician and an experienced workshop facilitator. She has a doctorate in conflict transformation and music and is also a clinical social worker and music therapist. Two CDs to her credit are "The Sparrow Takes Flight" and "You Are A Song."

4:00pm PDT

Bottleneck Slide Guitar
With Stanislove

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography Started playing folk music in 1962, still at it. Best place for bio is my site [www.stanislove.com].

5:00pm PDT

Playing Bones
With Rick Fogel

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Rick Fogel is a distinguished hammer dulcimer performer, luthier and teacher. At festivals and venues across the country, Rick displays virtuosity in his performance of classical, traditional, Celtic, and original compositions.
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

Singing Games for Kids
With Amy Carroll

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • Biography Amy has been collecting play party games and singing dance activities from anyone she can for about 10 years. She's also a music teacher and dance caller.

12:00pm PDT

Introduction to Irish Fiddle
With Aurora Burd

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography Aurora discovered her love of traditional Irish music upon moving to Seattle, from California. She enjoys listening to (and playing along with) recordings of Clare-based fiddlers such as Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes, James Kelly, and Martin Hayes. Several years ago she was drawn to the slow airs, since these beautiful melodies are older than most reels and jigs. From 2008 - 2010 she competed at the All-Ireland Fleadh (the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann) in Tullamore, Ireland, where in 2009 she placed second in the Fiddle Slow Air competition. She is an experienced fiddle teacher with numerous students age 10 - adult in the Seattle area.

1:00pm PDT

Diatonic Button Accordian - Demystified
With Kory Tideman

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • Biography I grew up with traditional music and as my family is Scandinavian, I listened to a lot of Alpine music.

2:00pm PDT

The Violin Music of Mexico's Tierra Caliente Region
With Paul Anastasio & Juan Barco

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
  • Biography Born at an early age, I began violin studies at 9. I play a lot of improvised music as well as Mexican folk violin styles. (Paul A)

3:00pm PDT

Liars' Contest!
Tall tales, whoppers, windys, flat-out lies!

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512

5:00pm PDT

Introduction to Klezmer Music - KLEZMER 101
With Harvey Niebulski

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMO -- Jewish-Israel - MUSIC
  • Biography Harvey has performed & taught Jewish Music on all levels at Folklife for many years; at camps & schools; at synagogues & festivals and plays accordion & sings in Yiddish with a klezmer band called: The Klez Katz; Harvey also plays accordion and violin with a community klezmer orchestra in Seattle.
 
Monday, May 28
 

11:05am PDT

Jeff Leinaweaver
Mythsinger and Storyteller

Monday May 28, 2012 11:05am - 11:20am PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Narrative-Storyteller, New Storytellers
  • Genre ST -- Storytellers
  • URL
  • Biography eff Leinaweaver is a sustainability consultant and teacher who is also a talented storyteller an d practiti oner of story. Jeff shares in the telling of the old stories – myths, folk tales and fairy tales from many different cultures around the world. He sees story as being alive; a vital source of wisdom that teaches us what it means to be human while simultaneously living in relationship with the living, natural world. Jeff uses his skills as a practitioner of storytelling and organizational narrative, blended with his scholarship, in applied practice in the fields of sustainability, strategic management, and corporate social responsibility. Jeff w orks from an eco-psycholo gical approach t o help others to tell stories that communicate, resonate and make better social worlds. Jeff holds a PhD in Human Development and Organizational Systems with a focus on narrative and storytelling and is a member of both the Seattle Storytelling Guild and The National Storytelling Network. He is a board member of the Mythsinger Foundation and studies the craft of mysthsinging with Danny Deardorff.

11:25am PDT

Lindagail Campbell
Stories for the Heart and Soul

Monday May 28, 2012 11:25am - 11:40am PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Narrative-Storyteller, New Storytellers
  • Genre ST -- Storytellers
  • URL
  • Biography Lindagail Campbell has been telling stories professionally since 1991 as an international communication skills trainer and public speaker. She has learned from some of the finest traditional and contemporary storytellers in the world: Hugh Lupton from Great Britian, David Campbell from Edinburgh, Scotland, Pat Spaight from Belfast, Ireland, Ashley Ramsden from The School of Storytelling at Emerson College in Forest Row, England, and Laura Simms from New York City. Lindagail's presentations are well known for her dynamic and memorable stories.

11:45am PDT

Kathya Alexander
Stories from the South

Monday May 28, 2012 11:45am - 12:00pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Narrative-Storyteller, New Storytellers
  • Genre ST -- Storytellers
  • URL
  • Biography Kathya Alexander is a writer, actor, playwright and teaching artist. She was a 2007 Writer-in-Residence at Hedgebrook's Women's Writers Retreat and won the 2002 Fringe First Award for Black to My Roots at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for Outstanding New Production in Edinburgh, Scotland. Kathya’s writing has appeared in Colors Northwest Magazine and she is the author of Angel in the Outhouse, God the Mother: A Creation Story, and the God the Mother Calendar. Kathya’s plays include David & Jonathan (a modern day re-telling of the biblical story) staged at The Seattle Rep in February, 2008; Dream’n (adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream-2007); HumaNature (choreopoem-2007); Homegoing (2006); Nappy Roots: A Fairy Tale (about hair and African American girls’ self-esteem); and Little Rock Nine (children’s play about the integration of Central High. Kathya is a member of the African American Writers Alliance and the Seattle Storytellers Guild.

12:05pm PDT

Storyteller Brian Rohr
Folktales for the Mythic Soul

Monday May 28, 2012 12:05pm - 12:20pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Narrative-Storyteller, New Storytellers
  • Genre ST -- Storytellers
  • URL
  • Biography Brian Rohr is a poet, storyteller and healing arts practitioner who resides in the Pacific Northwest - a land of constant rain, Evergreen trees, mountains and the waters of the Pacific Ocean. In 2007, Brian left his hometown of Chicago and moved to Port Townsend, WA to study with Mythologist and Master Storyteller Daniel Deardorff. Since that time, he has found his gift and his home. Brian is an active Board Member of the Mythsinger Foundation and has shared myth and stories from different cultures with national and international audiences. He fully believes that the old stories are alive, vital and can inform us on how to live our lives as authentic human beings. Brian is married to his beloved Sarah.

12:20pm PDT

Story Swap
I'll tell you mine, you tell me yours

Monday May 28, 2012 12:20pm - 1:00pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512

1:00pm PDT

Slide Guitar in the Key of E
With Nick Vigarino

Monday May 28, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • Biography Have performed in 13 countries, have won 14 music awards in various countries, have 3 original CDs, one film soundtrack. I'm a full-time musician.

3:00pm PDT

Play the Didgeridoo!
With Doug Bridges and Ted Hunter

Monday May 28, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • Biography Doug and Ted have been playing the Australian didgeridoo for over 19 years. We have taught workshops and tutorials throughout the Northwest, Alaska and Arizona for over 1600 people. We blend voice and world folk music with the didgeridoo as life long learners and muse monngers of many traditions. This will be our 18th year teaching and performing at NW Folklife. We emphasize an enthusiastic and fun spirit of curiosity and exploration. Over 125 participants attended our workshop at the 2011 Northwest Folklife Festival. We have been the hosts of the annual didgeridoo panel (formerly hosted by Brian Pertl) as we blend didactics and performance in this workshop. Thanks

4:00pm PDT

The GI Coffee House
With Jim Page

Monday May 28, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Jim Page - California native, been in Seattle since 1971, calls it home. Legalized busking in 1974, made 21 albums.
 

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