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December 2010 Calendar & News

“Fiddle & Pick”, Home of The Musical Heritage Center of Middle Tennessee

located at 456 Hwy 70, Pegram, TN 37143 Phone: 615-646-9131

DOWNLOAD: MHC Dec 2010 Calendar.pdf


Attention Everyone: Be sure to open “Attachments” to this monthly calendar e-mail to learn more about the events that are coming!


Mark your calenders! The Annual Irish Music Event will be April 8 & 9, 2011. Starting with a Ceili Party Kickoff on Friday, “Meet and Greet” the staff! Saturday April 9 All Day Workshop. Come learn Irish music from Internationally known Irish Instructors, including:
Rose Flanagan - Irish Fiddle; Eamon O'Leary - Tenor Banjo, Mandolin and Bouzouki; Linda Hickman - Irish Flute and Whistle;
Julee Glaab - Irish Vocal Instruction and Bodhran; Travis Johnson -DADGAD and Drop-D Guitar; Wendy Windsor-Hashiguchi - Irish Step Dance; Gretchen Priest-May - Irish Fiddle

“A Whippoorwill's Last Call, A Writers Night and Living History Reflection” was a huge success. The MHC thanks all of the writers, singers, and performers that made this such a special and unique evening. Special thanks to Charles Davis for stage management and Tim Roberts for sound engineering. We look forward to presenting similar historically based programs in the future.


Check out the Fiddle & Pick Website (www.fiddleandpick.com). See the list of all of the instructors and the variety of musical styles taught at the Center.

Dec 1 WedMountain Dulcimer Jam 6:30pm-8:30pm (Beginners are welcome to attend! 6:30 coaching) (Meets 1st Wed and 3rd Sat of Each Month) Stephen Seifert & Erin Harris Open and spectators welcome!
WedAdult fiddle class U-team will have an extra 7:30pm-9:15pm class this evening to have a Christmas concert run-through with back up musicians.
Dec 2 ThursTeen Fiddle Class (Postponed until the new year) Note: Pre-Teen fiddle class will be forming in 2011. Call Gretchen to sign up.
Dec 2 Thurs Jazz Class with Paul Abrams 7:30-9:00pm Contact Paul at 952-4641
Thurs Bluegrass Jam Night 8:00-11:00pm
Gretchen (Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of month... open and spectators welcome!)
Come with your good jam manners for all to enjoy!
Dec 3 FriFiddle & Pick Closed. If you would like to hear some traditional bluegrass go on down to the Church Street Commons Coffee House in downtown White Bluff! Highland Rim performing from 7:30pm-9:00pm. Good food in a European atmosphere with Tennessee hospitality.
Dec 4 SatNear beginner adult fiddle class 10:30am-12:00 noon (Meets the 1st & 3rd Sat of the month.) Call Gretchen 812-2192
SatMandolin Class with Karl Kersey 2-3:30pmCall Karl 427-9715 to confirm the schedule and class time.
SatIrish Session 4:00-6:30pm (Meets the 1st and 3rd Sat of the month.) GretchenOpen and spectators welcome!
Dec 5 SunFiddle & Pick Student Christmas Concert 4:00pm. Students arrive at 1:45pm sharp for rehearsal. A short reception follows the performance.
Dec 6 MonAdult U-Team Fiddle Class 7:30pm-9:00pm (Meets on the 1st & 3rd Mon of the month.) Gretchen Tonight's class will be the last meeting until 2011.
Dec 7 Tues Old Time Night 7:00-9:30pm Open Host (Meets 1st and 3rd Tues of the month... open and spectators welcome!)
Dec 8 WedPegram Jazz Cats 7:00-9:00pm Live at The Church Street Commons Coffee House in White Bluff Come hungry and thirsty and join Tim May and his groovy cats.
Dec 9 ThurTeen Fiddle Class (Postponed until the new year) Note: Pre-Teen fiddle class will be forming in 2011. Call Gretchen to sign up.
ThurJazz Class with Paul Abrams 7:30-9:00pm Contact Paul at 952-4641
Thur Gypsy, Jazz & Django Night 8:00-11:00pm (Meets the 2nd and 4th Thurs of the month.) Doug & Stan Host (Open and spectators welcome.)
Dec 10 FriFiddle & Pick is closed this evening. 7:30-10:30pm Go check out PLAIDGRASS at the big Nashville contradance at 2nd Presbyterian Church. If you can hold hands and walk you can do this!!! Pre-dance instruction: 7:30pm Dance starts: 8:00pm
Dec 11 SatMandolin Class with Karl Kersey 2-3:30pm Call Karl 427-9715 to confirm the schedule and class time.
Dec 16 Thurs Teen Fiddle Class (Postponed until the new year) Note: Pre-Teen fiddle class will be forming in 2011. Call Gretchen to sign up.
ThurJazz Class with Paul Abrams 7:30-9:00pm Contact Paul at 952-4641
Thur Bluegrass Jam Night 8:00-11:00pm Gretchen (Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of month... open and spectators welcome!)
Come with your good jam manners for all to enjoy!
Dec 18 SatMountain Dulcimer Jam 10:00-12:00 am (Meets the 1st Wed evening and the 3rd Sat of the month.)

Beginners welcome! Stephen Siefert & Erin Harris
Sat Mandolin Class with Karl Kersey 2:00-3:30pm Call Karl 427-9715 to confirm the schedule and class time.
Sat Special Event At The Fiddle & Pick! 7:30pm E.G. Smith & The Spontaneous Mountain Boys Feat. Allan O'Bryant, Gene Bush, Casey Cambell, & Joey Boone. All ages show with comedy, bluegrass standards and old time originals. $8.00 Admission. 18 & under free admission!
Dec 20 Mon Adult U-team class not meeting this evening.
Dec 21 Tues Winter Begins! Come join us for our Old Time Jam Christmas Party! Bring a treat if you'd like, Y'all Come! 7:00pm-???
Dec 22 Wed Pegram Jazz Cats 7:00-9:00pm Live at The Church Street Commons Coffee House in White Bluff Come hungry and thirsty and join Tim May and his groovy cats.

Dec 23 Thurs Jazz Class with Paul Abrams 7:30-9:00pm Contact Paul at 952-4641
Thurs Gypsy-Jazz Django night cancelled tonight only. Go finish your Christmas shopping!
Dec 25 SatMerry Christmas from the Fiddle & Pick!
Dec 31 FriNew Year's Eve Party at the Fiddle & Pick BIG RADIOLA SHOW 7:30-9:00pm Hors d'oeuvres provided, bring a dish!
Come pick into the new year after the show


Sneak Peeks! Visit http://www.fiddleandpick.com for details on these upcoming events.


Mark your calenders! The Annual Irish Music Event will be April 8 & 9, 2011. Starting with a Ceili Party Kickoff on Friday, “Meet and Greet” the staff! Saturday April 9 All Day Workshop. Come learn Irish music from Internationally known Irish Instructors!


On Going....“Kid Bands” coached by Deanie Richardson forming acoustic/bluegrass bands.
On Going...“Junior Jam for Kids” with Paul Abrams and Greg Martin (on occasional Tues or Sat) Call Paul 952-4641.


GREAT NEWS FOR OUTREACH! The family of Charles E. Stuart Sr., in order to honor his lifelong musical legacy, has created a scholarship fund at the Fiddle & Pick Musical Heritage Center in Pegram, Tennessee. The scholarship will provide the opportunity for children young and young adults to take music lessons, who otherwise would not be able to do so. Donations may be made at any branch of Community Bank & Trust in Pegram.
A donation to The Charles E Stuart Memorial Fund is tax deductible, and will not only give a child music lessons, but will also help our teachers and the Center with their mission and commitment to music education, history, and preserving traditional music. The Musical Heritage Center sincerely thanks the family of Charles E. Stuart and the Pegram Community Center (whom Charles was a founding member) for making this possible.


Support your Musical Heritage Center! Attend shows and workshops, buy concessions and spread the word, and go to www. FiddleandPick.com and become a free member... and click on "Attachments" tab and forward our events to friends and family! We really need your support! Thank you for all of your help and support!
Musically yours, Miss Gretchen

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