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 26

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 Swing Dance with Katie Cueva & Dustin Madden. Music: Hot Club of Nunaka (10:15-noon) Getting to Know the Performing Arts World with Jason Hodges
11:30 – 12:45 Swing Dance cont. Transposing Magic with Elisa Long Celtic Fiddle with Shonti Elder Vocal Harmonies with Laura Chartier Basic Juggling Techniques with Fiona Worcester
1:00 – 2:15 Folk Festival Main Stage Acts Gypsy Jazz Guitar Basics with Derek Christianson Honing Your Songwriting Skills Part 2 with Robin Hopper Beginner Old Time Jam with Scott Norris Introduction to Ukulele with Wendy Luft
2:30 – 3:45 Folk Festival
Main Stage Acts
Fiddling for Violinists with Mary Schallert Bottle Neck Guitar with John Atchison Show Up and Jam! 10th Annual Banjo Contest! Sign-up at 2 pm. Contest from 2:30-4:45 pm.
4:00 – 5:15 Folk Festival
Main Stage Acts
Understanding Your Music with Joe Craig Sean-Nos Irish Dancing with Lisa Maloney Song Circle with Dawn Berg Banjo Contest cont.

Annual Meeting @5 PM

§ Guest Artist Workshop

Sunday, January 27

Time Main Stage SMH 101 SMH 103 PSB 219 PSB 166
11:30 – 12:45 Cajun Dance to the music of Bayou Glacée (11:15 am – 12:15 pm) Bluegrass Banjo with Matt Mahan Intermediate – Advanced Native American Flute with Jeffrey Stevens Alaska City Folk Arts Rehearsal with Mary Schallert (performance in pm)
1:00 – 2:15 Folk Festival Main Stage Acts § Old Time Banjo with Western Centuries Songwriting in Four Easy Steps with Elisa Long § Advanced Fiddle with Nokosee Fields § Intermediate – Advanced Mandolin with Western Centuries
2:30 – 3:45 Folk Festival
Main Stage Acts
Music Fun for Kids Guitar Aerobics with Armin Abdihodzic Advanced Ukulele Strumming with Kiel Schwiezer § Arranging Tunes with Your Band with Western Centuries
4:00 – 5:15 Folk Festival
Main Stage Acts
Zen of Music Theory II with the Jerry George Show Up and Jam! Old Time String Band with The Jakelegs

§ 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.