Week One Workshops

To download detailed workshop descriptions click here. Workshops are free to all participants!

All main stage performances are FREE for everyone and located at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium, 2533 Providence Drive; Anchorage, AK 99508.

Saturday, January 18

TimeMain StagePSB 148PSB 166PSB 210PSB 219
9:00 - 10:00Beginning Sound Tech Workshop: Stagecraft for Musicians with Lucy Peckham & Crew
10:00 - 11:15Irish Ceili Dancing with Lisa MaloneyUkulele Jam for Small People with Lauralee HonkolaPolishing Your Performance with Marianne See & Robin Hopper
11:30 - 12:45Learn to Swing Dance with Katie Cueva & Hot Club of NunakaAlaska Children’s Songs with Nikki SchererPhysics of Your Voice with Sarah McCabe
1:00 - 2:15Folk Festival Main Stage ActsDrop D Guitar Tunes & Tricks (Mostly Irish) with Jim KerrBeginning Folk Dancing for Kids with Lauralee HonkolaIntro to Extended Voice and Khoomei with db pedersen
2:30 - 3:45Folk Festival Main Stage ActsCeltic Fiddle Tunes with Shonti ElderSacred Harp Singing with Kari LundgrenShow up and Jam!Songwriting Exercises: WORDS (Workshop 1 of 3) with Robin Hopper
4:00 - 5:15Folk Festival Main Stage Acts5-string Bluegrass Banjo: Intermediate/Advanced Techniques with Joel KadarauchCapo & the K.I.S.S. Principle with John KlapprothSongwriting Exercises: MELODY (Workshop 2 of 3) with Robin Hopper

§ denotes Guest Artist Workshop

Sunday, January 19

TimeMain StagePSB 148PSB 166PSB 210PSB 219
9:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:15The Maggie Pickie: an Old-Style Irish Step Dance with Lisa MaloneyAcoustic Blues: History, Major Stars, and Structure with Bill OstrandFiddle for Tots (ages 3-5) with Amanda Kerr
11:30 - 12:45The Basics of Square and Contra Dancing AND Learn to Play for Square and Contra Dancing with Brian DeMarcus and Mary SchallertBlowing the Blues! Intro to Harmonica and Blues Harp with Jim PfeiffenbergerFeldenkrais for Musicians with Kevin CassityIntroduction To Ukulele with Wendy LuftGypsy Jazz Guitar Basics with Derek Christianson
1:00 - 2:15Folk Festival Main Stage ActsTraditional Native American Flute I with Jeffrey StevensJack Broadbent: Informal Performance and Conversation with AFF Guest Artist (1:00-2:45pm)Beginning Improvisation: All Ages, All Instruments Welcome with Kevin Cassity
2:30 - 3:45Folk Festival Main Stage ActsOld-time Stringband with the Jakelegs
4:00 - 5:15Folk Festival Main Stage ActsZen of Music Theory I with Jerry GeorgeBanjo 3-finger Style with Matt MahanShow up and Jam!Bluegrass Gospel Harmonies Sing-Along with Suzy Crosby & the Mountain Waxwings

§ denotes Guest Artist Workshop

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