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 19

Time Main Stage SMH 101 SMH 103 PSB 219 PSB 166
09:00 – 10:00 Understanding Mics: A Workshop for Performers with Lucy Peckham and Crew
10:00 – 11:15 Folk Festival Stage Hand and How to with Bill Mcdonald. (10-11 am) Putting Your Best Foot Forward with Jason Hodges Polishing Your Performance with Marianne See & Robin Hopper
11:30 – 12:45 Irish Ceili Dancing with Lisa Maloney (11 am – 12:15 pm) The Picking Hand with Matthew Olson Intro Fiddle for Tots with Amanda Kerr Wool “Waulking” Songs with Dawn Berg Introduction to Ukulele with Wendy Luft
1:00 – 2:15 Folk Festival Main Stage Acts How to Buy a Stringed Instrument with Elisa Long Alaska Children’s Songs with Nikki Scherer Honing Your Songwriting Skills Part 1 with Robin Hopper Fiddle Tune Jam for Adults with Angela Oudean
2:30 – 3:45 Folk Festival
Main Stage Acts
Taking Care of Your Stringed Instrument with Elisa Long Finger Style Guitar with John Cook Bluegrass Banjo with Joel Kadarauch and Friends Intro to Khoomei/ Extended Voice Technique with DB
4:00 – 5:15 Folk Festival
Main Stage Acts
Show Up and Jam! Zen of Music Theory with Jerry George

§ Guest Artist Workshop

Sunday, January 20

Time Main Stage SMH 101 SMH 103 PSB 219 PSB 166
10:00 – 11:15 Waltz Workshop Band IN LOBBY with Mary Schallert (9:45-11 am) Music for Little Folks with Lacey Donaldson
11:30 – 12:45 Irish Set Dancing on Main Stage with Lisa Maloney (11:15 am – 12:15 pm) Sacred Harp Singing with Bob Hume Beginning Native American Flute with Jeffrey Stevens Intro to Percussive Guitar with Riley Walters
1:00 – 2:15 Folk Festival Main Stage Acts § Bluegrass Banjo with Tony Wray § Bass Workshop with Michael Gregory § New Orleans Music Breakout Session § Intro to New Orleans Music Styles with Taylor Smith & The Roamin’ Jasmine
2:30 – 3:45 Folk Festival
Main Stage Acts
§ Bluegrass Mandolin with Chaston Carroll § Song Writing with Dan Tyminski Fiddle Tune Jam with Angela Oudean § Writing/Arranging for Small Jazz & Blues Ensembles with Taylor Smith & The Roamin’ Jasmine
4:00 – 5:15 Folk Festival
Main Stage Acts
Slow Hands Jam for All Ages with the AllGood Family Band Bluegrass Gospel Harmonies & Sing-along with Mountain Waxwings

§ Guest Artist Workshop

Performances:Week One ♦ Performances:Week Two ♦ Workshops:Week One ♦ Workshops:Week Two ♦ Dances ♦ Folk Week

Eric Lehrman Trust Enhances AFF Musical Education

The Anchorage Folk Festival extends its deepest appreciation to The Eric Lehrman Trust and its Trustee, Ms. Beth Chesterman. One of the particular goals of the Lehrman Trust is to enhance musical education of young people. Toward this end, a very generous gift to the Festival was made. This gift allows us to foster and expand musical instruction through workshops and ongoing youth outreach not only during this Festival, but for several years to come. We hope that all our members and guests will take the opportunity to check out our expanded workshop offerings…all free of charge…and to experience the joy of making music yourself.