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It's time to set dance again!  Our next class is scheduled for Monday, March 31, from 6:30 to 7:45 at the Friends Meeting House.  That would be tomorrow.  Yikes!  Sorry for the short notice. We will start on the North Kerry Set which is a great one for learning the "round the house" move and we might revisit a figure or two from previous classes.  So far we have danced the Kildownet Half Set, Antrim Square Set, and Aran Set.  Here are some representative youtube videos in case you want to take…See More
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Set Dance Class

It's time to set dance again!  Our next class is scheduled for Monday, March 31, from 6:30 to 7:45 at the Friends Meeting House.  That would be tomorrow.  Yikes!  Sorry for the short notice. We will start on the North Kerry Set which is a great one for learning the "round the house" move and we might revisit a figure or two from previous classes.  So far we have danced the Kildownet Half Set, Antrim Square Set, and Aran Set.  Here are some representative youtube videos in case you want to take…See More
Mar 31
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April 2014 Calendar with Fliers

March “St Patty's month” reflections: I want to thank our music community for their support to the Center getting  us through a tough month. March started with a “bud” then kept blossoming! The students played beautifully at the Irish celebration. The weather held off till all the games, prizes, and dances were over! Then next was “Breakin' Up Winter” Old-Time Music Retreat followed by a whirlwind of St Pat's events. MHC was on location two places at the same time! The big Nashville contra…See More
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April 2014 Calendar with Fliers

March “St Patty's month” reflections: I want to thank our music community for their support to the Center getting  us through a tough month. March started with a “bud” then kept blossoming! The students played beautifully at the Irish celebration. The weather held off till all the games, prizes, and dances were over! Then next was “Breakin' Up Winter” Old-Time Music Retreat followed by a whirlwind of St Pat's events. MHC was on location two places at the same time! The big Nashville contra…See More
Mar 28
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March 2014 Calendar

March 2014 Day by Day & Special Events Calendar Mar 1 Sat “Cubs” Adult fiddle class (near beginner rising to intermediate level ) Mar 1 Sat Irish session (hosted-meets the 1st & 3rd Sat each month) 4:00-6:30 pm Mar 2 Sun IRISH CELEBRATION 3:00-8:30 All ages Student fiddle concert 3:00 sharp Mar 3 Mon Adult “U” Fiddle class (Irish tunes series w/Gretchen) 7:30-9:30 pm Mar 4 Tues Old Time Jam night (self hosted) 7:00-9:30 pm (OT meets on 1st & 3rd Tues of the month...open and…See More
Mar 15
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March 2014 Calendar

March 2014 Day by Day & Special Events Calendar Mar 1 Sat “Cubs” Adult fiddle class (near beginner rising to intermediate level ) Mar 1 Sat Irish session (hosted-meets the 1st & 3rd Sat each month) 4:00-6:30 pm Mar 2 Sun IRISH CELEBRATION 3:00-8:30 All ages Student fiddle concert 3:00 sharp Mar 3 Mon Adult “U” Fiddle class (Irish tunes series w/Gretchen) 7:30-9:30 pm Mar 4 Tues Old Time Jam night (self hosted) 7:00-9:30 pm (OT meets on 1st & 3rd Tues of the month...open and…See More
Mar 15
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February 2014 Calendar of News and Events

January Reflections:Off to a good start this year with the First Friday Pickin' Party and it was uphill from there! The 2nd annual “Eighth of January” Old Time Music Weekend was well attended with all ages jamming at breakfast, watching mini concerts at lunch time and Potluck supper time. All ages and levels learning from our incredible staff leading workshops on fiddles, banjos, mandos, guitars, mountain dulcimer, singing and even flat footing! So fun to see everyone participating in the…See More
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February 2014 Calendar of News and Events

January Reflections:Off to a good start this year with the First Friday Pickin' Party and it was uphill from there! The 2nd annual “Eighth of January” Old Time Music Weekend was well attended with all ages jamming at breakfast, watching mini concerts at lunch time and Potluck supper time. All ages and levels learning from our incredible staff leading workshops on fiddles, banjos, mandos, guitars, mountain dulcimer, singing and even flat footing! So fun to see everyone participating in the…See More
Jan 27

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Set Dance Class

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It's time to set dance again!  Our next class is scheduled for Monday, March 31, from 6:30 to 7:45 at the Friends Meeting House.  That would be tomorrow.  Yikes!  Sorry for the short notice.

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March 2014 Day by Day & Special Events Calendar



Mar 1 Sat “Cubs” Adult fiddle class (near beginner rising to intermediate level )



Mar 1 Sat Irish session (hosted-meets the 1st & 3rd Sat each month) 4:00-6:30 pm



Mar 2 Sun IRISH CELEBRATION 3:00-8:30 All ages Student fiddle concert 3:00 sharp



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February 2014 Calendar of News and Events

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Off to a good start this year with the First Friday Pickin' Party and it was uphill from there! The 2nd annual “Eighth of January” Old Time Music Weekend was well attended with all ages jamming at breakfast, watching mini concerts at lunch time and Potluck supper time. All ages and levels learning from our incredible staff leading workshops on fiddles, banjos, mandos, guitars, mountain dulcimer, singing and even flat footing! So…

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This is a great article I would like to share. At the center I watch multiple levels of players and even great musicians that get excited to learn about a new genre.  

I LOVE that excitement because I have it too. There is an underlying problem occasionally, which is that often a musician thinks that just because they are very fluent with one style (Jazz, rock, classical or any other style) that they automatically think they are an advanced player in a new style that they…

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At 8:29pm on April 7, 2009, Michael Keyes said…
Gretchen,

Thanks for holding the session on Saturday, I had a great time and hope to come back the next time I visit family in Franklin.

Michael Keyes
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At 2:11pm on March 8, 2009, mike laidley said…
sup ! cool site!
At 9:12am on January 29, 2009, Darron Nichols said…
Great Site, cant wait to get more involved !
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At 2:36pm on January 26, 2009, Adam R Sweet said…
It's great to find your site. I'd like to invite you to join the Fiddle World http://fiddleworld.ning.com/. We're just getting going. Hope to see you there!
At 12:51pm on January 26, 2009, Angela Fort Judd said…
Hi Gretchen,

Wanted to thank you for the dulcimer sessions! I had talked with you about some dulcimer lessons last year about this time, but have not had time to keep in touch. Then one day I managed to look at the web. I still don't have the time to devote, but I was able to attend the session Wed. and meet those nice folks. Hopefully, I can attend regularly and maybe take some private lessons from Steven.

Also thank you for the Claire Lynch show. It was delightful! I look forward to more things like this in the future. (My hubby is the one who spilled the coffee - so very sorry!) Would love to hear Laurie McClain as I keep missing her on writers nights..

I still have not taken the full tour of the building. Can I do that most any evening and leave a little something in the tip jar?!

Thanks,
Angela Judd
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At 1:25pm on October 27, 2008, Chris Carver said…
Hey Gretchen, I had a great time on sunday at the Old Time Picking. I got a great history lesson on how bluegrass came about. You and Tim are both good people and made me feel welcome. Everyone there at the session was great and talented. I look forward to the bluegrass jam sessions, and oneday soon take dobro lessons from Mike Witcher. Thanks, Chris Carver
At 4:49pm on August 31, 2008, Kaye Dolphin said…
Gretchen, I met you at the Alaska Traditional Music Camp earlier this month and just wanted to thank you !! for coming all the way up here and sharing your energy, style and enthusiasm! You took the time to talk to me and give me a tip for improving on the fiddle, and you've inspired me to continue exploring other venues as well. You are beautiful, talented and a real human being; and this webside is awesome! Thank you.
 
 
 

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Gretchen Priest-May's blog post was featured

Set Dance Class

It's time to set dance again!  Our next class is scheduled for Monday, March 31, from 6:30 to 7:45 at the Friends Meeting House.  That would be tomorrow.  Yikes!  Sorry for the short notice. We will start on the North Kerry Set which is a great one for learning the "round the house" move and we might revisit a figure or two from previous classes.  So far we have danced the Kildownet Half Set, Antrim Square Set, and Aran Set.  Here are some representative youtube videos in case you want to take…See More
Mar 31
Gretchen Priest-May posted a blog post

Set Dance Class

It's time to set dance again!  Our next class is scheduled for Monday, March 31, from 6:30 to 7:45 at the Friends Meeting House.  That would be tomorrow.  Yikes!  Sorry for the short notice. We will start on the North Kerry Set which is a great one for learning the "round the house" move and we might revisit a figure or two from previous classes.  So far we have danced the Kildownet Half Set, Antrim Square Set, and Aran Set.  Here are some representative youtube videos in case you want to take…See More
Mar 31
Gretchen Priest-May's blog post was featured

April 2014 Calendar with Fliers

March “St Patty's month” reflections: I want to thank our music community for their support to the Center getting  us through a tough month. March started with a “bud” then kept blossoming! The students played beautifully at the Irish celebration. The weather held off till all the games, prizes, and dances were over! Then next was “Breakin' Up Winter” Old-Time Music Retreat followed by a whirlwind of St Pat's events. MHC was on location two places at the same time! The big Nashville contra…See More
Mar 28
Gretchen Priest-May posted a blog post

April 2014 Calendar with Fliers

March “St Patty's month” reflections: I want to thank our music community for their support to the Center getting  us through a tough month. March started with a “bud” then kept blossoming! The students played beautifully at the Irish celebration. The weather held off till all the games, prizes, and dances were over! Then next was “Breakin' Up Winter” Old-Time Music Retreat followed by a whirlwind of St Pat's events. MHC was on location two places at the same time! The big Nashville contra…See More
Mar 28
David Wilhite updated their profile
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Gretchen Priest-May's blog post was featured

March 2014 Calendar

March 2014 Day by Day & Special Events Calendar Mar 1 Sat “Cubs” Adult fiddle class (near beginner rising to intermediate level ) Mar 1 Sat Irish session (hosted-meets the 1st & 3rd Sat each month) 4:00-6:30 pm Mar 2 Sun IRISH CELEBRATION 3:00-8:30 All ages Student fiddle concert 3:00 sharp Mar 3 Mon Adult “U” Fiddle class (Irish tunes series w/Gretchen) 7:30-9:30 pm Mar 4 Tues Old Time Jam night (self hosted) 7:00-9:30 pm (OT meets on 1st & 3rd Tues of the month...open and…See More
Mar 15
Gretchen Priest-May posted a blog post

March 2014 Calendar

March 2014 Day by Day & Special Events Calendar Mar 1 Sat “Cubs” Adult fiddle class (near beginner rising to intermediate level ) Mar 1 Sat Irish session (hosted-meets the 1st & 3rd Sat each month) 4:00-6:30 pm Mar 2 Sun IRISH CELEBRATION 3:00-8:30 All ages Student fiddle concert 3:00 sharp Mar 3 Mon Adult “U” Fiddle class (Irish tunes series w/Gretchen) 7:30-9:30 pm Mar 4 Tues Old Time Jam night (self hosted) 7:00-9:30 pm (OT meets on 1st & 3rd Tues of the month...open and…See More
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Is there bluegrass gospel in heaven?

Fred and Silas picked some bluegrass gospel every morning before lunch at the retirement home. One day Fred asked Silas if he thought they would be able to pick bluegrass gospel when they got to heaven. Silas was sure he didn't have a clue but he hoped that they would.After they had eaten lunch they retired to their respective rooms for their afternoon naps. Well, that same afternoon, Fred passed away in his sleep. That very night Fred appeared to Silas in a dream."I've got good news and bad…See More
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Gretchen Priest-May's blog post was featured

February 2014 Calendar of News and Events

January Reflections:Off to a good start this year with the First Friday Pickin' Party and it was uphill from there! The 2nd annual “Eighth of January” Old Time Music Weekend was well attended with all ages jamming at breakfast, watching mini concerts at lunch time and Potluck supper time. All ages and levels learning from our incredible staff leading workshops on fiddles, banjos, mandos, guitars, mountain dulcimer, singing and even flat footing! So fun to see everyone participating in the…See More
Jan 27
Gretchen Priest-May posted a blog post

February 2014 Calendar of News and Events

January Reflections:Off to a good start this year with the First Friday Pickin' Party and it was uphill from there! The 2nd annual “Eighth of January” Old Time Music Weekend was well attended with all ages jamming at breakfast, watching mini concerts at lunch time and Potluck supper time. All ages and levels learning from our incredible staff leading workshops on fiddles, banjos, mandos, guitars, mountain dulcimer, singing and even flat footing! So fun to see everyone participating in the…See More
Jan 27
Bobby Owen replied to Joseph Lipman's discussion Is there a Bluegrass Rookies Class on Thursday 1/23? in the group Bluegrass Rookies
"Yes, it is scheduled for tonight. Come early and join the slow jammers as well. It is always fun and starts at 6pm. See Ya, Bob."
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Is there a Bluegrass Rookies Class on Thursday 1/23?

I've lost track for the status of this class. Is it still on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays?ThanksJoeSee More
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Bluegrass Rookies

A blog for the folks attending Stan Lawrence's Bluegrass Rookies class on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.Post suggested material for study: songs, performing skills you'd like to develop, questions, etc. Comments on the previous classes welcome.  See More
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"I bought a dulcimer at the recent Music Festival and couldn't be happier. Lee Cagle was a wonderful instructor and made it seem so easy."
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Gretchen Priest-May's blog post was featured

Interesting article

Here goes:This is a great article I would like to share. At the center I watch multiple levels of players and even great musicians that get excited to learn about a new genre.  I LOVE that excitement because I have it too. There is an underlying problem occasionally, which is that often a musician thinks that just because they are very fluent with one style (Jazz, rock, classical or any other style) that they automatically think they are an advanced player in a new style that they know nothing…See More
Jan 5
Gretchen Priest-May posted a blog post

Interesting article

Here goes:This is a great article I would like to share. At the center I watch multiple levels of players and even great musicians that get excited to learn about a new genre.  I LOVE that excitement because I have it too. There is an underlying problem occasionally, which is that often a musician thinks that just because they are very fluent with one style (Jazz, rock, classical or any other style) that they automatically think they are an advanced player in a new style that they know nothing…See More
Jan 5

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