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September through November 2009


September 2009

9/2-5; SWEET CORN FEST — Where: Millersport, Ohio. Featuring: John Conlee, Tracy Lawrence. Contests. Info: Creative Arts Institute, Inc., Donna Foster, 8021 Kennedy Rd., Blacklick, OH 43004; Ph: 614-759-9407.Web: www.sweetcornfest.com.

9/3-6; BLUEGRASS PICKIN' TIME LABOR DAY WEEKEND — Where: Carol's Memorial Bluegrass Park, Dixon, Mo. Crafts. Info: Bill Jones, Bluegrass Pickin' Time, 19452 Hwy 133, Dixon, MO 65459-6279; Ph: 573-759-3544 or 336-675-5863. Web: www.bluegrasspickintime.com.

9/3-6; SALMON LAKE BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Salmon Lake Park, Grapeland, Tex. Featuring: Louisiana Grass, Faris Family, Gary Waldrep, Saltgrass Band, Midnight Flight, Bill Grant, The Marksmen, Hickory Hill, Tennessee Gentlemen, Digger Davis, Thombstone Martin Family Tradition. Tix: $45 wknd, $10-15 day. Info: Salmon Lake Park, P.O. Box 483, 357 Salmon Lake Road, Grapeland, TX 75844; Ph: 936-687-2594.Web: www.salmonlakepark.com.

9/3-6; STRAWBERRY FALL MUSIC FEST — Where: Camp Mather, Yosemite, Calif. Workshops. Info: Strawberry Music Festivals, P.O. Box 664, Jamestown, CA 95327; Ph: 209-984-8630.Web: www.strawberrymusic.com. CO

9/4; HOWLIN' WOLF MEMORIAL BLUES FEST — Where: West Point, Miss. Tix: $20, $15 adv. Info: Richard Ramsey, Howlin' Wolf Blues Society, P.O. Box 1334, West Point, MS 39773; Ph: 662-605-0770.Web: www.wpnet.org.

9/4-5; BUDWEISER ILLINOIS BLUES FEST — Where: Riverfront Park, Peoria, Ill. Featuring: Walter Wolfman Washington and The Roadmasters, Bryan Lee and The Blues Power Band, Janiva Magness, Chris Cain, Darell Nulish Band, Little Joe McLerran, more. Tix: $15 one-day, $25 two-day. Info: Jay Goldberg, Illinois Blues Festival, 1115 Oregon St., Ste. A, Urbana, IL 61801; Ph: 217-278-7400 or 309-208-4300. Web: www.canopyclub.com/jaytv.php.

9/4-5; FIDDLER'S FEST — Where: New Barn, Renfro Valley, Ky. Info: David Brumett, Renfro Valley , P.O. Box 19, Renfro Valley, KY 40473; Ph: 800-765-7464 or 606-256-2638. Web: www.renfrovalley.com.

9/4-5; INDIANA STATE PICKING & FIDDLING CHAMPIONSHIPS — Where: Gibson County Frgrnds, Princeton, Indiana. Contests. Info: Vi Wickam, ; Ph: 812-589-0000.Web: www.indianastatefiddle.org.

9/4-5; LABOR DAY WEEKEND GOSPEL SING — Where: Dominion Valley Park, Stuart, Va. Featuring: Inspirations, Harvesters Quartet, Mike Upright, Shelton Brothers, Singing Cookes, Quinton Mills Ministries, The Churchmen, Sugar Creek 3, Smoky Mountain Boys, more. Tix: $25/wknd; $15/day. Info: James Cecil Hall, 481 Dominion Valley Ln., Stuart , VA 24171; Ph: 276-694-7009.Web: www.dominionvalleypark.net.

9/4-6; BARNES FAMILY BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Mercer Co. Frgrnds, Aledo, Ill. Info: Cathy Wonderlich, 1504 13th Ave., Moline, IL 61265; Ph: .Web: www.barnesbluegrass.com.

9/4-6; BLUES IN HELL — Where: Hell, Stjørdal, Norway. Info: Blues In Hell, P.O. Box 14, Stjørdal, 7501, Norway; Ph: +47-(0)95-22-4677 .Web: www.bluesinhell.no.

9/4-6; CHICAGO JAZZ FEST — Where: Grant Park, Chicago, Ill. Info: Mayor's Office of Special Events, City Hall, Room 703, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60602; Ph: 312-744-8524 or 312-744-4306. Web: www.chicagojazzfestival.us.

9/4-6; CHILLIWACK BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Chilliwack Heritage Park, B.C., Canada. Featuring: Cedar Hill, Monroe Crossing, III Generation, Sawmill Road, Trampled by Turtles, Tall Timber Grass, Bix Mix Boys, more. Workshops. Info: Rod Hudson, Chilliwack Arts Council, 45899 Henderson Ave., Chilliwack, BC V2P 2X6, Canada; Ph: 604-792-2069.Web: www.chilliwackartscouncil.com.

9/4-6; DELAWARE VALLEY BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Salem Co. Frgrnds, Woodstown, N.J. Featuring: Marty Stuart, Rhinda Vincent & The Rage, Dailey & Vincent, The Grascals, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Steep Canyon Rangers, Dan Paisley & The Southern Grass, April Verch, Gibson Brothers, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Alecia Nugent, Blue Moon Rising, Sierra Hull & Highway 111, Footworks Dance Ensemble, Blue Daze, James Reams & The Barnstormers, Tuesday Mountain Boys. Tix: $85, $30-40 day. Info: Carl Goldstein, Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music, P.O. Box 3672, Greenville, DE 19807; Ph: 302-635-3001 or 302-234-1771. Web: www.delawarevalleybluegrass.org.

9/4-6; FOUR CORNERS FOLK FEST — Where: Reservoir Hill Park, Pagosa Springs, Colo. Featuring: Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott, Sara Watkins, the subdudes, The Infamous Stringdusters, Eddie From Ohio, The Bills, The Greencards, Marc Atkinson Trio, Russ Barenberg Trio, The Quebe Sisters, Shannon Whitworth, Anne & Pete Sibley. Workshops in instruments, songwriting, vocals. Crafts. Tix: $35-45 day, kids free. Info: Crista Munro, Four Corners Folk Festival, P.O. Box 3665, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147; Ph: 970-731-5582.Web: www.folkwest.com.

9/4-6; FYLDE FOLK FEST — Where: Marine Hall, Fleetwood, Lancashire, U.K. Contests. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: £60 wknd, events from £7.50, children free. Info: Alan Bell, Director, Fylde Folk Festival, 55 The Strand, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 8NP, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)125-387-2317 or +44-(0)1253-885203. Web: www.fylde-folk-festival.com. CR A

9/4-6; KANSAS CITY IRISH FEST — Where: Crown Ctr. Square, Kansas City, Mo. Featuring: . Contests. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: $10, children free. Info: Keli O'Neill Wenzel, Kansas City Irish Fest, P.O. Box 5891, Kansas City, MO 64171; Ph: 816-561-7555 or 816-997-0837. Web: www.kcirishfest.com.

9/4-6; KERRVILLE WINE & MUSIC FEST — Where: Quiet Valley Ranch, Kerrville, Tex. Crafts. Info: Dalis Allen, Kerrville Folk Festival, P.O. Box 291466, Kerrville, TX 78029-1945; Ph: 830-257-3600 or 800-435-8429. Web: www.kerrville-music.com.

9/4-6; NORTH BRANCH BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Bridgewater, VT. Featuring: Gopher Broke, Junior Barber and Beartracks, Big Spike, Cardigan Mountain Traditions, Crossing North, Steel Rail, Bristol Boys. Tix: $50, $45 adv, $15-22 day. Info: Randy and Heather Kennedy, North Branch Bluegrass Fest, 74 Chateauguay Rd, Bridgewater Corners, VT 05035; Ph: 802-672-3042.Web: www.nbbluegrass.com.

9/4-6; OFF THE TRACKS FEST — Where: Isley Walton, U.K. Featuring: Dreadzone, Eat Static, Kissmet, Oojami, Tarantism, Hayokee, The Lancashire Hotpots,Satkirin Kaur Khalsa, Temple Hedz, Akahum, The Hang Project , Eddy Morton, Mark Gwynne Jones & Phsychicbread, Fat Digester, chechelele, Kasai Masai, Tribal Underground, Losco State Opera, Dyson & Kane, Inter Africa Spokane, Sangat, Dr Mat, DJ Edgie, AJ and more. Tix: £60 adv. Info: Andy Cooper, Off the Tracks, P.O. Box 68, Derby, DE1 3XY, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)782-551-2168.Web: www.offthetracks.co.uk.

9/4-6; RHYTHM & ROOTS FEST — Where: Charlestown, R.I. Workshops in Cajun, zydeco, blues. Crafts. Tix: $110-175, $25-50 day. Info: Lisa Husted, Office Mgr., Rhythm and Roots Festival, P.O. Box 535, Utica, NY 13503-0535; Ph: 888-855-6940 or 315-738-0356. Web: www.rhythmandroots.com. CO CR HR A

9/4-6; SHELTER VALLEY FOLK FEST — Where: Henkel Farm, Grafton, Canada. Featuring: Angus Leahy, Bob Wiseman, Chris McKhool, Court LaJoie, David Myles, Emma Lee, Evalyn Perry, Garnet Rogers, Great Lake Swimmers, more. Tix: $60, $50 avd. Info: Aengus Finnan, The Shelter Valley Folk Festival, P.O.Box 29, Grafton, ON K0K 2G0, Canada; Ph: 905-355-1244 or 866-612-SVFF. Web: www.sheltervalley.com.

9/4-6; TMSA KIRRIEMUIR TRADITIONAL MUSIC FEST — Where: Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland. Featuring: Scottish traditional music and song including competitions, ceilidhs and concerts. Info: Patrick Newman, Rose Cottage, Cortachy, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland, DD8 4LX, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)1575-540-261.Web: www.kirriefestival.org.

9/4-7; BLANDFORD FAIR FIDDLE CONTEST — Where: Blandford, Mass. Featuring: Jamming and more. Contests in fiddle. Info: Chris Keenan, P.O. Box 3, Blandford, MA 01008; Ph: 413-848-2177.Web: www.theblandfordfair.com.

9/4-7; LABOR DAY GETAWAY — Where: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Cmpgrnd, Live Oak, Fla. Featuring: Great family weekend with live music and kids' activities. Crafts. Info: Marsha Lee, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, 3076 95th Dr., Live Oak, FL 32060; Ph: 904-364-1683.Web: www.musicliveshere.com. CO HO A

9/4-12; BLAS FEST — Where: Across the Highlands of Scotland. Featuring: Gaelic and Highland music and culture. Info: Blas Festival, Co Crask of Aigas, Inverness-shire, IV4 7AD, Scotland; Ph: +44-(0)1463-783032.Web: www.blas-festival.com.

9/5; DC BLUES FEST — Where: Carter Baron Amphitheatre, Washington, D.C. Featuring: Teeny Tucker, Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges, Eddie Turner, Michael Hill's Blues Mob, Billy Thompson and Friends. Tix: FREE. Info: Felix McClairen, D.C. Blues Society, P.O. Box 77315, Washington, DC 20013-7315; Ph: 202-962-0112.Web: www.dcblues.org.

9/5; FIESTA SEPTIEMBRE — Where: Wickenburg Community Ctr, Wickenburg, Ariz. Info: Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, 216 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, AZ 85390; Ph: 928-684-5479.Web: www.wickenburgchamber.com.

9/5; LONG BRANCH JAZZ & BLUES FEST — Where: Great Lawn, Long Branch, N.J. Tix: FREE. Info: Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation, P.O. Box 8713, Red Bank, NJ 07701-8713; Ph: 732-933-1984.Web: www.longbranchjazzandbluesfestival.com.

9/5; McLAIN CELTIC FEST — Where: Two Mile House, Carlisle, Pa. Featuring: Irish and Scottish dancers, music, Highland athletics, Scottish clans, vendors and authentic food. Tix: $10. Info: Joan McBride, Two Mile House, 1189 Walnut Bottom Rd., Carlisle, PA 17015; Ph: 717-243-3437 or 717-249-7610 . Web: www.historicalsociety.com.

9/5; SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA ZYDECO FEST — Where: Zydeco Park, Plaisance, La. Tix: $10. Info: Kelly Strenge, P.O. Box 52066, Lafayette, LA 70505; Ph: 337-232-3737 or 337-942-2392. Web: www.zydeco.org.

9/5; THUMBFEST — Where: Lexington, Mich. Workshops in harmonica, songwriting, more. Crafts. Tix: FREE, donations accepted. Info: Shirley Barnett, 1809 Caughill Road, Columbus, MI 48063; Ph: 586-727-5197.Web: www.bluewaterfolk.org.

9/5-6; BIG MUDDY BLUES FEST — Where: St. Louis, Mo. Tix: FREE. Info: , Laclede's Landing Merchant's Assoc., 710 North 2nd St., Suite 310N, St. Louis, MO 63102; Ph: 314-241-5875.Web: www.lacledeslanding.com.

9/5-6; CAPITAL DISTRICT SCOTTISH GAMES — Where: Altamont Frgrnds, Altamont, N.Y. Contests in pipe bands, Highland athletics, piping & drumming solos, Highland dancing. Tix: $23 wknd adv, $12-20 day, children free. Info: Altamont Fairgrounds, P.O. Box 2135, Scotia, NY 12302; Ph: 518-785-5951 or 518-456-3510 . Web: www.scotgames.com. CO HO A

9/5-6; FESTIVAL OF IROQUOIS ARTS — Where: Iroquois Indian Museum, Howes Cave, N.Y. Featuring: Santee Smith, Mohawk contemporary dancers, Jim Skye Dancers, Cayuga, Iroquois singers, dancers, storytellers, plus a large Iroquois art market. Crafts. Info: Erynne Ansel-McCabe, Iroquois Indian Museum, P.O. Box 7 , Howes Cave, NY 12092; Ph: 518-296-8949.Web: www.iroquoismuseum.org.

9/5-6; LONG BEACH BLUES FEST — Where: North Athletic Field, Cal-State Long Beach, Calif. Featuring: Johnny Winter, Funky Meters, Homemade Jamz Blues Band, Bobby Womack, Mavis Staples, Blind Boys of Alabama. Tix: $300-$5,000. Info: KKJZ 88.1 FM, 1288 N. Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90815; Ph: 562-985-1686 or 562-985-5566. Web: www.kkjz.org.

9/5-6; MEMPHIS MUSIC & HERITAGE FEST — Where: Memphis, Tenn. Featuring: 5 Stages featuring blues, jazz, gospel, rockabilly, soul and more. Tix: Free. Info: The Center for Southern Folklore, 119 S. Main St., Memphis, TN 38103; Ph: 901-525-3655.Web: www.southernfolklore.com. CR HR A

9/5-6; MOONDANCER FOLK FEST — Where: Moon Dancer Winery, Wrightsville, PA. Featuring: Andrew Lipke and the Prospects, Folk by Association, The Orphan Trains, Karen and Amy Jones, Ed & Marie's All Folk Revue, Jessy Tomsko, Kyle Swartzwelder, Cherylann Hawk, Arlon Bennett and more. Tix: $20, $15 teens and designated drivers, kids free. Info: Jill Cowen, Moondancer Folk Fest, 1282 Klines Run Rd., Wrightsville, PA 17368; Ph: 717-252-9463.Web: www.moondancerwinery.com.

9/5-6; TUMBLEWEED MUSIC FEST — Where: Howard Amon Park, Richland, Wash. Featuring: Over 100 acts in trad and contemporary folk, blues, bluegrass, ballet, Gospel, Cajun, Celtic, Caribbean, classical, jazz, western and country, opera, drama, Middle Eastern, folklorico, old-time music and dance, and more. Contests in songwriting. Workshops in music and dance. Crafts. Tix: Free. Info: Three Rivers Folklife Society, P.O. Box 1098, Richland, WA 99352; Ph: 509-528-2215.Web: www.3rfs.org. CR HR A

9/5-7; 9TH ST. BLUEGRASS GOSPEL FEST — Where: Spooner, Wis. Tix: $20, $10-15 day. Info: Verna Shell, N5701 9th St., Spooner, WI 54801; Ph: 715-635-9130.Web: www.9thstreetfestival.homestead.com.

9/5-7; BUMBERSHOOT: THE SEATTLE ARTS FEST — Where: Seattle Center, Seattle, Wash. Featuring: Modest Mouse, De La Soul, Matt & Kim, Katy Perry, more. Crafts. Tix: $80-$420 wknd, $35 day. Info: One Reel, Bumbershoot, PO Box 9750 , Seattle, WA 98109; Ph: 206-281-7788.Web: www.bumbershoot.org.

9/5-7; GREAT TRAIL FEST WEEKEND II — Where: Malvern, Ohio. Featuring: 2 consecutive weekends of music, fiddlers, clogging, Scottish pipers, historical lectures, demos and more. Crafts. Tix: $5. Info: Barbara Garduno, Great Trail Festival, P.O. Box 552, Malvern, OH 44644; Ph: 330-794-9100.Web: www.greattrailfestival.com. CR HR A

9/5-7; NEWPORT WATERFRONT IRISH FEST — Where: Newport Yachting Ctr, R.I. Featuring: . Crafts. Tix: $15-18, Children under 12 FREE with Adult. Info: Newport Waterfront Events, P.O. Box 5399, Newport, RI 02840; Ph: 401-846-1600.Web: www.newportwaterfrontevents.com. A

9/5-7; OAKLAND ART & SOUL FEST — Where: City Ctr, Oakland, Calif. Info: Ronnie Stewart, Bay Area Blues Society, 408 13th St., Ste. 512, Oakland, CA 94612; Ph: 510-836-2227 or 707-647-3962. Web: www.bayareabluessociety.net.

9/6; NEW WORLD FEST — Where: Historic Chandler Music Hall, Randolph, Vt. Featuring: Gadelle, Cantrip, Les Batinses, Hot Flannel, Long Time Courting, Jeremiah McLane and David Surette, Reveillons!, Dent-de-Lion, Lissa Schneckenburger, Peter and Mary Alice Amidon, the No Strings Marionette Company, more. Crafts. Tix: $30, $25 adv, $10 students. Info: Rebecca McMeekin, Chandler Music Cultural Arts Foundation, 71-73 Main St., Randolph, VT 05060 ; Ph: 802-728-9878 or 802-728-6464. Web: www.newworldfestival.com.

9/6-7; FOX VALLEY FOLK MUSIC & STORYTELLING FEST — Where: Island Park, Geneva, Ill. Tix: $15 day, $40 family. Info: Juel Ulven, Fox Valley Folk Festival, 755 N. Evanslawn Ave., Aurora, IL 60506; Ph: 630-897-3655 or 630-639-9684. Web: www.foxvalleyfolk.com.

9/6-7; PIONEER FLORIDA DAYS FEST — Where: Pioneer Florida Museum, Dade City, Fla. Crafts. Info: Barbara Russ, Pioneer Florida Museum, P.O. Box 335, Dade City, FL 33525; Ph: 352-567-0262.Web: www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org.

9/7; BREAD AND ROSES HERITAGE FEST — Where: Campagnone Common, Lawrence, MA. Featuring: Puerto Plata, Zili Misik, Si Kahn, Veronica Robles The Branco, Stamas Big Band, more. Tix: FREE. Info: , Lawrence, MA ; Ph: 978-794-1655.Web: www.breadandroses.net.

9/9-11; BERKELEY OLD-TIME MUSIC CONVENTION — Where: Various locations, Berkeley, Calif. Featuring: Mike Seeger, Benton Flippen & the Mostly Mountain Boys (with Paul Brown, Terri McMurray and John Schwab), Elizabeth LaPrelle, Rodney Sutton, the Tallboys, Eric & Suzy Thompson, Black Crown Stringband, Knuckle Knockers, Mt. Diablo Stringband, Amy Hofer, Paul Silveria. Tix: $4-25. Info: Suzy Thompson, BOTMC, co Freight & Salvage, 1111 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94705; Ph: 510-848-5018.Web: www.berkeleyoldtimemusic.org.

9/9-11; FOLK PROJECT FALL FEST — Where: Star Lake Camp, Bloomingdale, NJ. Workshops. Info: Barbara Moo, 164 Gates Ave, Gillette, NJ 07933; Ph: 908-647-4306.Web: festival.folkproject.org.

9/9-13; FRALEY MOUNTAIN MUSIC GATHERIN' — Where: Carter Caves State Resort Park, Olive Hill, Ky. Featuring: Ann & Phil Case, Robin Kessinger, Bill & Connie Lowe, The 1937 Flood, Roger Cooper, The Corndrinkers, Bobby Taylor, John Harrod, Reed Island Rounders, John Tierney, The Morgans, Alan Freeman, Paul David Smith, Nick & Kathy Hallman, Sunset Dawn, Carl & Betty Ross, Wiley Dew, Jesse Wells, Michael Garvin, Jonathan Wood, more. Workshops. Tix: $25 wknd, $4-10 events. Info: Coy Ainsley, Carter Caves State Resort Park, 344 Caveland Dr., Olive Hill, KY 41164; Ph: 606-286-4411 or 800-325-0059. Web: www.reedisland.com/RIR/fraleyfest.htm.

9/9-13; LINLITHGOW FOLK FEST — Where: Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland. Featuring: Singing sessions, song writing for adults and for children, playing the spoons and other musical instruments, dance. Info: Linlithgow Folk Festival, co Black Bitch Tavern, Westport, Linlithgow, EH49, Scotland; Ph: +44-(0)1506-433634.Web: www.linlithgowfolk.com.

9/9-13; TEMECULA VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM & MUSIC FEST — Where: The Movie Experience, Temecula, Calif. Featuring: Music acts and a selection of films. Info: Jo Moulton, Temecula Valley Int'l Film & Music Fest, 27740 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 100, Temecula, CA 92590; Ph: 951-699-5514 or 951-551-4689. Web: www.tviff.com.

9/10-12; BEAN BLOSSOM BIKER'S FEST — Where: Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park, Bean Blossom, Ind. Info: Dwight Dillman, Bill Monroe's Music Park and Campground, 5163 State Rd. 135 North, Bean Blossom, IN 46160; Ph: 812-988-2116 or 812-988-6422. Web: www.ballsbiker.com. CO HO A

9/10-12; ELLNORA GUITAR FESTIVAL — Where: Krannert Center, Urbana, Ill. Featuring: Ani DiFranco, the Keb' Mo' Band, the Derek Trucks Band, Bill Frisell's Disfarmer Project, The National, Chicha Libre, Junior Brown, The Jerry Douglas Band, Dan Zanes & Friends, Alex de Grassi, the Leni Stern Quartet, the Frank Vignola Trio, the Brasil Guitar Duo, Debashish Bhattacharya, The Long Count, The Sisters Euclid, Nigel North, Paul Galbraith, the Brazilian Guitar Quartet, Erin McKeown & Natalia Zukerman, the Jake Hertzog Trio, Richard Julian & Jim Campilongo, the Laurie Morvan Band, Luciana Souza & Romero Lubambo. Tix: $192, $80 student. Info: Krannert Center for Performing Arts, 500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801-3788; Ph: 217-333-6700.Web: ellnoraguitarfestival.com.

9/10-12; PHILADELPHIA IRISH MUSIC & DANCE FEST — Where: Philadelphia, Pa. Workshops. Crafts. Info: Tom O'Malley, Philadelphia Ceili Group, 6815 Emlen St., Rm 2, Philadelphia, PA 19119 ; Ph: 215-242-4280.Web: www.philadelphiaceiligroup.org.

9/10-12; TWIN OAKS PARK BLUEGRASS CONVENTION — Where: Twin Oaks Park, Hoboken, Ga. Featuring: Volume 5, Midnight Ramblers, Constant Change, The Wilson Family, more. Crafts. Tix: $. Info: Ira W. Crews, Twin Oaks Park Bluegrass Convention, 401 Twin Oaks Drive, Hoboken, GA 31542; Ph: 912-458-2365.Web: www.twinoakspark.com. CO HO A

9/10-13; CELTICFEST MISSISSIPPI — Where: Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum, Jackson, Miss. Workshops. Tix: $12. Info: CelticFest Mississippi, Agricultural and Forestry Museum, 1150 Lakeland Dr., Jackson, MS 39216-4701; Ph: 601-366-2775.Web: www.celticfestms.org. CR HR A

9/10-13; LONGS PEAK SCOTTISH/IRISH HIGHLAND FEST — Where: Stanley Park, Estes Park, Colo. Featuring: 1st Battalion Scots Guards, Marine Corps Band 29 Palms, Wasatch & District Pipe Band, Ft. Carson Mounted Color Guard, Isla St.Clair, Eddie Devine, Dogs of the British Isles, 10th Mountain Division, Alex Beaton, Brigadoons, Boston Kiltics, BROTHER, Angus Mohr, Hadrian's Wall, Munnelly, the Next Chapter, the Town Pants and Gobs O' Phun. Contests in piping, Irish & Highland dance, jousting, athletics, dogs of the British Isles. Tix: $20-50. Info: Longs Peaks Scottish/Irish Highland Fest, P.O. Box 1820, 251 West Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517; Ph: 800-90-ESTES or 970-586-6308. Web: www.scotfest.com.

9/10-13; NATIONAL COWBOY SYMPOSIUM & CELEBRATION — Where: Memorial Civic Ctr, Lubbock, Tex. Featuring: Cowboy poets, musicians and storytellers. Contests. Workshops. Crafts. Info: National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration, P.O. Box 6638, Lubbock, TX 79493; Ph: 806-798-7825 or 806-795-2455 . Web: www.cowboy.org.

9/10-20; PENNSYLVANIA ENERGY & SUSTAINABLE LIVING FEST — Where: Kempton Community Ctr, Kempton, Pa. Featuring: Paul Winter, The Wallace Brothers, Dave Fry, Eddie Blueston, Makoto Taiko, Janet Spahr, Friends of Tom. Tix: $12, under 21 $6. Info: Archie Follweiler, Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Assoc., P.O. Box 84, Kutztown, PA 19530; Ph: 610-451-8268 or 610-683-8175. Web: www.paenergyfest.com.

9/11-12; BLUES, BREWS & BBQ — Where: Charlotte, N.C. Featuring: A celebration of art, culture and community. Info: Devon O'Shaughnessy, Charlotte Shout, 200 S. Tryon St. Ste. 1600, Charlotte, NC 28202; Ph: 704-332-2227.Web: www.charlotteshout.com.

9/11-12; BULL DURHAM BLUES FEST — Where: Durham, N.C. Info: Dianne Pledger, St. Joseph's Historic Foundation, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham, NC 27707; Ph: 800-845-9835 or 919-683-1709. Web: www.hayti.org.

9/11-12; GREATER OZARKS BLUES FEST — Where: Downtown Springfield, Mo. Featuring: Nathan Keck & the Underground, Blues Division, Kelley Hunt, Tab Benoit, Cate Brothers, Reba Russell Band, Kenny Neal Band, Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Josh Garrett and the Bottomline. Tix: $40, $35 adv, $20-30 day. Info: Janis Bennett, Springfield Symphony Assn, 411 N Sherman Pkwy, Springfield, MO 65802-3652; Ph: 417-864-6683 or Call 417-869-1334. Web: www.greaterozarksbluesfest.com.

9/11-12; OKLAHOMA CITY STORYTELLING FEST — Where: Downtown Oklahoma City, Okla.. Workshops in storytelling. Tix: $15 per evening. Info: Arts Council of Oklahoma City, 400 W. California St., Oklahoma City, OK 73102; Ph: 405-270-4848.Web: www.artscouncilokc.com.

9/11-12; PARK SLOPE OLD-TIME & BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE — Where: Park Slope, Brooklyn, N.Y. Workshops in fiddle, banjo, mandolin, vocals, guitar, more. Tix: $10 Friday, $4 Saturday. Info: James Reams / Tina Aridas, Mountain Redbird Music, 565 9th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215; Ph: 718-965-8490 or 718-788-2048. Web: www.gchmusic.org.

9/11-12; SMOKY MOUNTAIN FIDDLERS CONVENTION — Where: Legion Field, Loudon, Tenn. Contests in bluegrass individual and band. Crafts. Tix: $15 Fri., $10 Sat., Children under 12 FREE. Info: , ; Ph: 865-986-6822.Web: www.visitloudoncounty.com.

9/11-12; STORYTELLING 2009 — Where: Livonia Public Library, Livonia, Mich.. Featuring: Diane Ferlatte and Laura Pershin-Raynor. Workshops in storytelling techniques and topics. Tix: Fri $15, Sat $25, wknd $40. Info: Barbara Schutzgruber, 2855 Kimberly Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48104; Ph: 734-761-5118.Web: www.detroitstorytelling.org. A

9/11-13; BLUES AT THE BEACH FEST — Where: 17th Street Park, Virginia Beach, Va. Info: Beach Events, 302 22nd St., 2nd Fl., Virginia Beach, VA 23451; Ph: 757-425-3111.Web: www.beacheventsfun.com.

9/11-13; BROMYARD FOLK FEST — Where: Bromyard, Herefordshire, U.K. Featuring: Seth Lakeman, Battlefield Band, The Demon Barber Roadshow, Breabach, Faustus, Roy Bailey, Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies, Ashley Hutchings and The Rainbow Chasers, Ceilidhography, Ticketd Pink, Typsy Jazz, Pete Rees, Jackie Oates, Kris Drever / John McCusker with Heidi Talbot and Boo Hewerdine, Crucible, Peel Your Own Spuds, Skyhook, Maz O’Connor, Jeff Warner, Steve Turner, 4 Square, Black Rat, Keith Donnelly, Gareth Davies-Jones, Graeme Knights, Paul & Liz Davenport, Ceridwen Davies, Jim Mageean, John Waltham, Johnny Collins,The Woodpecker Band, Sambassadors of Groove, Dr Sunshine, Dave Bordeway & Dave Young, High Noon, His Worship And The Pig, Malthouse Passage, The Tindalls, Pennyroyal, Tunewrights, Drakes Broughton Village Junior Band, Jan Edgecombe Blackboard Van, more. Workshops. Info: Bromyard Folk Festival, P.O. Box 729, Suckley , Worcester, WR6 5WQ, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)777-283-1860.Web: www.bromyard-folk-festival.org.uk.

9/11-13; MARYLAND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL — Where: Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis, MD. Featuring: Annapolis Junction Big Band, Doug Segree, Kelly Bell Band, Unified Jazz Ensemble, Afro-Bop Alliance, Old Man Mojo, The Rovers, Clipper City, Girl on Mars, Tom Lagana Group, Acoustic Circus, Crawdaddies, Old Mill High Steel Drum, Higher Hands, Virgil Cane, Basement Band, Rob Levit Group. Info: Ayrianne Parks, DC; Ph: 202-263-2574.Web: www.mdseafoodfestival.com .

9/11-13; SIMCOE MOUNTAIN MUSIC & DANCE WEEKEND — Where: Brooks Memorial State Park, Goldendale, Wash. Tix: $65, 16 & under $35. Info: Tim Southworth, 180 Box Canyon Rd., Goldendale, WA 98620; Ph: 509-773-4277.Web: community.gorge.net/mcfs/simcoe.htm.

9/11-13; SISTERS FOLK FEST — Where: Sisters, Ore. Featuring: . Contests. Crafts. Info: Katy Yoder/Events Director, Sisters Folk Festival, P.O. Box 3500, PMB 304, Sisters, OR 97759; Ph: 541-549-4979.Web: www.sistersfolkfestival.org.

9/11-13; SISTERS FOLK FEST — Where: Sisters, OR. Featuring: National, regional and local singers and musicians who represent the American folk tradition. Contests in singer-songwriter. Workshops in various facets of the American folk tradition, including instruments, music and songwriting. Tix: vary, contact or see website. Info: Kathy Deggendorfer, Sisters Folk Festival, Squaw Creek Ranch, P.O. Box 1784, 70300 Camp Polk Rd., Sisters, OR 97759; Ph: 541-549-4072 or 541-549-4979. Web: www.sistersfolkfestival.com.

9/11-13; SWANAGE FOLK FEST — Where: Dorset, U.K. Tix: £40. Info: Swanage Tourist Information Centre, Shore Road, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1LB, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)8704-420680 or +44-(0)1924-422885 . Web: www.swanagefolkfestival.co.uk.

9/11-13; TURTLE HILL FOLK FEST — Where: Rotary Sunshine Campus, Rush, NY. Featuring: Lissa Schneckenburger, Michael Smith, Atwater-Donnelly, Kim and Reggie Harris, more. Workshops. Info: Tom Taylor, Festival Chair, Golden Link Folksinging Society, P.O. Box 28, Perkinsville, NY 14529; Ph: 585-229-4963 or 585-728-5572. Web: www.goldenlink.org. CO A

9/11-13; WHEATLAND TRADITIONAL MUSIC FEST — Where: Remus, Mich. Featuring: The Steel Drivers, Red Stick Ramblers, Rhythm In Shoes, Ruthie Foster, Ginny Hawker and Tracy Schwarz, The Wilders, Aubrey Ghent, Crooked Still, Big Hoedown, DeTemps Antan, Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group, The Deadly Gentlemen, Sam Amidon w/Isaac Alderson, Drew Nelson and Friends, Detour, Delilah DeWylde & The Lost Boys, The Radiators. Workshops. Crafts. Info: Wheatland Music Organization, P.O. Box 22, Remus, MI 49340; Ph: 989-967-8879.Web: www.wheatlandmusic.org. CR

9/12; FIGHTING BOB FEST — Where: Sauk Co. Frgrnds, Baraboo, Wis. Info: Laura Boyd, Fighting Bob Festival, P.O. Box 2131, Madison, WI 53701; Ph: 608-256-1339 or 608-354-8010. Web: www.fightingbobfest.org.

9/12; LOWELL NATIONAL PARK BANJO & FIDDLE CONTESTS — Where: Boarding House Park, Lowell, Mass. Featuring: Alex Demas, Don Pedi, Dave Reiner,Robin Warren & Spirit Fiddle,Rich Stillman,Jim Bollman. Workshops in banjo, fiddle, mountain dulcimer. Tix: FREE. Info: Alexander Demas, Lowell National Historical Park, 67 Kirk St., Lowell, MA 01852; Ph: 978-970-5000 or 978-970-5028. Web: www.lowellsummermusic.org.

9/12; MOUNTAIN MUSIC FEST — Where: Vogel State Park, 11 miles south of Blairsville, Ga., via U.S. Hwy. 19/129. Featuring: Appalachian, bluegrass and gospel music. Crafts. Tix: $2-$5 plus $5 parking. Info: Randy Gambrell, Vogel State Park, 7485 Vogel State Park Road, Blairsville, GA 30512; Ph: 706-745-2628.Web: gastateparks.org/info/vogel.

9/12; PAWTUCKET ARTS FEST — Where: Slater Memorial Park, Downtown Pawtucket, R.I. Crafts. Tix: FREE. Info: Diane Agostini, Slater Memorial Park, 401 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860; Ph: 401-724-5200.Web: www.pawtucketartsfestival.org.

9/12-13; BOSTON FOLK FEST — Where: UMass Boston Campus, Boston, Mass. Workshops. Crafts. Info: Boston Folk Festival, c/o WUMB Radio, UMass Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393; Ph: 617-287-6911 or 617-287-6900. Web: www.bostonfolkfestival.org.

9/12-13; CHICAGO CELTIC FEST — Where: Grant Park, Chicago, Ill. Info: Erin Molloy-Bauer, Celtic Fest Chicago , Mayor's Office of Special Events, 121 N. La Salle St., City Hall, Room 703, Chicago, IL 60602; Ph: 877-244-2246 or 312-744-3869. Web: www.celticfestchicago.us.

9/12-13; HARVEST FEST — Where: Farmers' Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y. Crafts. Tix: $11 adults, $9.50 seniors, $5 children. Info: Farmers' Museum, P.O. Box 30, Cooperstown, NY 13326; Ph: 888-547-1450 or 607-547-1412. Web: www.farmersmuseum.org. A-limited

9/12-13; IRISH CONNECTIONS FEST — Where: The Irish Cultural Centre, Canton, Mass. Tix: $15, $10 members. Info: The Irish Cultural Centre, P.O. Box 246, Canton, MA 02021; Ph: 781-821-8291.Web: www.irishculture.org.

9/12-13; STOKES STOMP — Where: Moratock Park, Danbury, N.C. Featuring: Local and regional entertainment, children's area and vendors. Crafts. Info: Eddy McGee and Nancy Markle, Stokes County Arts Council, P.O. Box 66, 500 N. Main St., Danbury, NC 27016; Ph: 336-593-8159.Web: www.stokesarts.com. CR HR A

9/12-13; THE MAYOR'S THAMES FEST — Where: Victoria Embankment, South Bank, London, U.K. Featuring: Open air arts, pyrotechnics, illuminations, river events, street theater, massed choirs and music. Tix: FREE. Info: The Mayor's Thames Festival, 99 Upper Ground, South Bank, London, SE1 9PP, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)207-928-8998.Web: www.thamesfestival.org.

9/12-27; YANKEE PEDDLER FEST — Where: Clay's Park Resort, Canal Fulton, Ohio. Featuring: 3 consecutive weekends of old-time bands, wandering musicians, children's theater, puppet shows and more. Crafts. Info: Frank Cajka, Yankee Peddler Fest, P.O. Box 458, Sharon Center, OH 44274; Ph: 800-535-5634 or 330-665-3669. Web: www.yankeepeddlerfestival.com.

9/13; BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Albert Music Hall, Waretown N.J. Tix: $8 adults, $1 children. Info: Pinelands Cultural Society, P.O. Box 657, Waretown, NJ 08758; Ph: 609-971-1593 or 732-269-6418. Web: www.alberthall.org. CR A

9/13; OCEAN COUNTY BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Albert Music Hall, Waretown, N.J. Tix: $8, children $1. Info: Ocean County Bluegrass Festival, Pinelands Cultural Society, P.O. Box 657, Waretown, NJ 08758; Ph: 609-971-1593.Web: www.alberthall.org. CR A

9/13; TAKOMA PARK FOLK FEST — Where: Takoma Park Middle School, Takoma Park, Md. Info: Kevin Adler, Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd, Takoma Park, MD 20912; Ph: 301-589-0202.Web: www.tpff.org.

9/13-19; ARBUCKLE MTN. BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Arbuckle Mtn. Bluegrass Park, Wynnewood, Okla. Info: Rosemary Bowen, Arbuckle Mountain Park, Rt. 2, Box 216, Wynnewood, OK 73098; Ph: 405-665-5226.Web: www.arbucklemtbluegrasspark.com. CO HO A

9/15-19; POPPY MOUNTAIN BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Poppy Mtn, Morehead, Ky. Workshops. Info: Marcia Driever, Poppy Mountain Bluegrass, 3715 US 60 E., Morehead, KY 40351; Ph: 606-784-2277 or 606-780-4192. Web: www.poppymountainbluegrass.com.

9/15-19; SUMMERTIME FAMILY BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Poppy Mtn, Morehead, Ky. Featuring: Jack Lewis, Kathy Gooding Band, Melvin Goins, The Chapmans, more. Tix: $100 adv $115, $15-$50 day. Info: Poppy Mountain Bluegrass, 3715 US 60 East, Morehead, KY 40351; Ph: 606-784-2277 or 606-780-4192. Web: www.poppymountainbluegrass.com.

9/15-20; HARVEST JAZZ & BLUES FEST — Where: Fredericton, N.B., Canada. Featuring: Susan Tedeschi, Los Lobos, Original P, Terrance Simien, Eric Bibb, JJ Grey & Mofro, Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam, Fruteland Jackson, more. Workshops. Tix: $175 week, day available. Info: Erin Pelerine, Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival , 81 Regent Street, Fredericton, NB E3B 3W3, Canada; Ph: 888-NB-BLUES or 506-454-2583. Web: www.harvestjazzandblues.com.

9/15-20; OVER THE WATER HURDY-GURDY FEST — Where: Fort Flagler State Park, Marrowstone Island, Wash. Info: Alden Hackmann, Over the Water Hurdy-Gurdy Assoc., P.O. Box 24332, Federal Way, WA 98093; Ph: 360-779-4620.Web: www.overthewater.org.

9/16-20; DOONHAME HAIRTH — Where: Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. Featuring: Peatbog Faeries, 3 Daft Monkeys, Tofu Love Frogs, Tiger Style, Latin Dub Sound System, Warblefly, more. Tix: £80. Info: Liz Holmes - Knockengorroch CIC, Knockengorroch, Carsphairn, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 3TJ, Scotland; Ph: +44[0]1644 460662 or +44[0]771 8358160. Web: www.knockengorroch.org.uk.

9/16-20; HAIRTH O'KNOCKRACH — Where: Knockengorroch Farm, Carsphairn, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. Featuring: Peatbog Faeries, 3 Daft Monkeys, Tiger Style, Tofu Love Frogs, Latin Dub Sound System Glasgow Soundhaus, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Bombskare, Sambayabamba, Warblefly, Ed Cox, DJ Hobbes [Trouble], Black Diamond Express, Frogpocket, Punch & The Apostles, Missing Cat, Haight Ashbury, Banana Sessions, Kuch Ke, Ruby & the Emeralds, and more. Workshops in music, song, dance, woodcarving, circus skills, stonecarving and more. Crafts. Tix: wknd £50. Info: Liz Holmes, Festival Office, Knockengorroch Farm, Castle Douglas, Carsphairn, DG7 3TJ, Scotland; Ph: +44-(0)164-446-0662.Web: www.knockengorroch.org.uk.

9/16-20; MERCAT DE MÚSICA VIVA DE VIC — Where: Vic, Catalunya, Spain. Info: MMVV, Historiador R. d'Abadal i Vinyals, 5, 2N, Vic, E-08500, Spain; Ph: +34-(0)93-883-31-00.Web: www.mmvv.cat.

9/16-20; WALNUT VALLEY FEST & NATIONAL FLATPICKING CHAMPIONSHIPS — Where: Winfield, Kan. Featuring: Bill Barwick, Stephen Bennett, Roz Brown, Tom Chapin & Friends, Julie Davis, Beppe Gambetta, The Greencards, Buddy Greene, Ron Block & Jeff Taylor, Pete Huttlinger, The Infamous Stringdusters, Wil Maring & Robert Bowlin, Marley's Ghost, Andy May, John McCutcheon, Adam Miller, David Moran, Joe Morgan & Friends, Mountain Heart, Mountain Smoke, David Munnelly Band, Notorious Barry Patton, The Kati Penn Band, Prickly Pair & The Cactus Chorale, Sawmill Road, Trevor Stewart, Still on the Hill, Linda Tilton, The Wilders, The Wiyos. Contests in guitar, mandolin, autoharp, mountain dulcimer, hammer dulcimer & banjo. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: $90. Info: Bob Redford, President, Walnut Valley Assoc., Inc., P.O. Box 245, Winfield, KS 67156; Ph: 620-221-3250 or 620-221-3251. Web: www.wvfest.com.

9/17-19; HILLSIDE BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Cochran, Ga. Info: Wendy Kalinowski, Hillside Bluegrass Fest, Hillside Bluegrass RV Park, 592 Highway 87 South, Cochran, GA 31014; Ph: 478-934-6694.Web: www.hillsidervpark.com.

9/17-19; JAM'N BLUEGRASS STYLE FALL FEST — Where: Laurel Lakes Cmpgrnd, Salemburg, N.C. Featuring: Lonesome River Band, Carolina Sonshine, Remington Ride, Pine Mountain Railroad, Lorraine Jordan, Carolina Road, more. Info: Nancy Canaday, 7007 Scarlett Ln., Garner, NC 27529; Ph: 919-422-8413.Web: www.laurellakescampground.com/.

9/17-19; MADISON WORLD MUSIC FEST — Where: Wisconsin Union Theater and Union Terrace in Madison, Wisc. Info: Heather Good, Wisconsin Union Theater, 800 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706; Ph: 608-256-2001.Web: www.union.wisc.edu/worldmusic/.

9/17-19; MOHICAN BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Mohican Wilderness, Glenmont, Ohio. Featuring: Idletymes, Allegheny Drifters, Copus Hill, Hillbilly Gypsies, Northwest Territory, Hillbilly Gypsies, Mountain Therapy, Tony Holt & the Wildwood Valley Boys, Wheeling Park HS Bluegrass Band, Northwest Territory, David Peterson & 1946, Alecia Nugent, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, and more. Tix: wknd $50-$55, daily $12-33. Info: Ken Wobbecke, Mohican Wilderness Camp, 22462 Wally Rd., Glenmont, OH 44628; Ph: 740-599-6741.Web: www.mohicanwilderness.com. CO HO A

9/17-19; STARVY CREEK FALL BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Conway, Mo. Info: Don & Bobbie Day, 2229 Bluegrass Rd., Conway, MO 65632; Ph: 417-589-2013.Web: www.starvycreek.com.

9/17-20; CAMP JAM IN THE PINES — Where: Old Cedar Campground, Monroeville, N.J . Featuring: Paul Cebar and the Milwaukeens, Lee Roy Parnell, Webb Wilder, Boris Garcia, Hoots & Hellmouth and more . Crafts. Tix: $80 wknd, $60 2-day, $30-50 day. Info: Lori Dean, Camp Jam in the Pines , 123 Setauket Trail, Medford Lakes, NJ 08055; Ph: 856-983-8878 or 609-206-3787. Web: www.campjam.org.

9/17-20; FESTIVAL DES NUITS DE NACRE — Where: Tulle, France. Info: Laurence Lamy, La Cité de l'Accordéon, 8 Rue du 9 Juin 1944, Tulle, Corrèze 19 000, France; Ph: +33-(0)5-55-20-2854.Web: www.accordeon.org.

9/17-20; FRANKENMUTH OKTOBERFEST — Where: Heritage Park, Frankenmuth, Mich. Info: Pam Mossner, Frankenmuth Festivals, P.O. Box 204, Frankenmuth, MI 48734; Ph: 800-386-3378.Web: www.frankenmuthfestivals.com.

9/17-20; OTLEY BLACK SHEEP FOLK FEST — Where: Otley, West Yorkshire, U.K. Featuring: Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes, Chris Sherburn & Denny Bartley, Mawkin/Causley, Ben & Joe Broughton, Steve Tilston & Dave Bowie, Ember, Harvey Andrews, Duncan McFarlane Band, Rosie Doonan & Snapdragon, Hekety, Grace Notes, Something Nasty In The Woodshed, Bayou Gumbo, Suitcase Circus, Robin Garside, Anna Shannon, Stanley Accrington, The Durbervilles, Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts, Dave Vermond, Michelle Plum & Nick Hall, Gerry McNeice , The Allensmith, Gerry Cooper, The Hall Brothers with John Carey, Jim Lawton, Mark Longster, Mike Wood, Lime Scurvy, Wendy Arrowsmith and more. Tix: £50 weekend, £24-£30 daily. Info: Steve Fairholme, Otley Black Sheep Folk Festival, P.O. Box 55, Otley, W. Yorkshire, LS21 1XP, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)194-346-4858 (UK).Web: otleyfolkfestival.com.

9/17-20; POLKAMOTION BY THE OCEAN — Where: Rehoboth Beach, Del. Info: Polkamotion, Gilbert & Michael Ziemski, 229 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971; Ph: 410-729-9697 or 410-654-4724. Web: www.rbpolka.com. CR HR A

9/18-19; BELL WITCH BLUEGRASS COMPETITION — Where: Bell Witch School Grnds, Adams, Tenn. Tix: Fri. $6, Sat. $8. Info: Omer Gene Brooksher, Bell Witch Festival, 102 Railroad St., Adams, TN 37010; Ph: 615-696-2589 or 615-696-2331. Web: www.adamstennessee.com. CO HO A

9/18-19; COUNTRY STAGE BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Country Stage Music Park, Nova, Ohio. Featuring: Harbourtown, Summertime Road, Iidletymes, Blackwater Run, Hardryde. Info: Kurt Hickman, The Country Stage Music Park, 40A Twp. Rd. 1031, Nova, OH 44859; Ph: 440-213-8358.Web: www.countrystagemusicpark.com.

9/18-19; COUNTRY STAGE BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Country Stage Music Park, Nova, Ohio. Featuring: Harbourtown, Summertime Road, Iidletymes, Blackwater Run, and Hardryde. Info: Kurt Hickman, The Country Stage Music Park, 40A Twp. Rd. 1031, Nova, OH 44859; Ph: 440-213-8358.Web: www.countrystagemusicpark.com.

9/18-19; OLD TOWN BLUES FEST — Where: Downtown Lansing, Mich. Tix: FREE. Info: Terry Terry, Old Town Business & Arts Development, 1208 Turner St., Lansing, MI 48906-4340; Ph: 517-371-4600 or 517-482-3333. Web: www.oldtownbluesfest.com.

9/18-19; TRIBUTE TO JIMMY RODGERS — Where: Ozark Folk Ctr, Mountain View, Ark. Workshops in the life and career of Jimmy Driftwood. Crafts. Info: Ozark Folk Center, Tribute to Jimmy Driftwood, P.O. Box 500, Mountain View, AR 72560; Ph: 800-264-3655 or 870-269-3851. Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com. CR HR A

9/18-20; BLUEGRASSIN' IN THE FOOTHILLS — Where: Amador Co. Frgrnds, Plymouth, Calif. Featuring: Grasstowne, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Ronnie Reno & The Reno Tradition, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Bluegrass ETC., Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Town Mountain, Nell Robinson & Red Level, The Dalton Mountain Gang, Savanna Blu, Tenbrooks, and more . Workshops. Crafts. Tix: wknd w/camping $90, daily $20-25. Info: Larry Baker , L & S Promotions, P.O. Box 444, Copperopolis, CA 95228; Ph: 209-785-4693 or 209 480-4693. Web: www.landspromotions.com.

9/18-20; ELIJAH CLARK BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Elijah Clark State Park, Lincolnton, Ga. Tix: $5.00 parking. Info: Don DeClue, Bluegrass Festival, 5089 Fairington Dr., Evans, GA 30809; Ph: 706-394-7444 or 706-359-3458. Web: gastateparks.org/info/elijah.

9/18-20; FOOTMAD OLD TIME MUSIC AND DANCE FALL FLING — Where: Fayette Co. 4-H Camp, Beckwith, W.Va. Workshops. Info: FOOTMAD, P.O. Box 1684, Charleston, WV 25326-1684; Ph: 304-415-3668 or 304-344-4314 . Web: www.footmad.org. CO HO

9/18-20; INDY IRISH FEST — Where: Military Park, Indianapolis, Ind. Featuring: The Indy Irish Festival is the Midwest’s premiere celebration of Irish heritage, offering traditional music, dance, cultural activities, and family fun. Info: Terry Sweeny, Festival Organization & Philanthropy, 7430 Sunset Kn, Indianapolis, IN 46260-3466; Ph: 317-713-7117.Web: www.indyirishfest.com.

9/18-20; MAPLE CREEK COWBOY POETRY GATHERING & WESTERN ART & COWBOY GEAR SHOW — Where: Maple Creek, Sask., Canada. Featuring: Poets, musicians and artisans. Info: Shelley Drever, P.O. Box 1504, Maple Creek, SK S0N 1N0, Canada; Ph: 306-662-2434.Web: www.jaspercentre.ca.

9/18-20; MICHIGAN DANCE HERITAGE FALL DANCE WEEKEND — Where: Camp Cavell, Lexington, Mich. Featuring: Celticladda, Dan Pearl, Cathy Stephens, Jan Pettibone. Workshops in dance and singing. Crafts. Info: Martha Vander Kolk, Michigan Dance Heritage, 14427 Penrod, Detroit, MI 48223; Ph: 734-658-8228.Web: www.mdh-online.org/Fall.

9/18-20; MILLPOND MUSIC FEST — Where: Millpond Co. Park, Bishop, Calif. Featuring: The Marc Atkinson Trio, Laura Love Band, Joe Craven, Larry Long, Sweetwater String Band, more . Workshops. Crafts. Info: Lynn Cooper, INYO Council for the Arts, 137 S. Main St., Bishop, CA 93514; Ph: 800-874-0669 or 760-873-8014. Web: www.inyo.org.

9/18-20; MISSOURI RIVER IRISH FEST — Where: Downtown St. Charles, Mo. Featuring: The Young Dubliners, Barleyjuice. Tix: FREE. Info: Jerry Dyer, 330 S. Main St., St. Charles, MO 63301; Ph: 636-946-2449.Web: www.moriveririshfest.com.

9/18-20; MOUNTAINFEST — Where: Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Mena, Ark. Featuring: Live music performances during arts and crafts show. Info: City of Mena, Advertising & Promotion / Mountainfest, 520 Mena Street, Mena, AR 71953; Ph: 479-394-8355.Web: www.visitmena.com.

9/18-20; NEW HAMPSHIRE HIGHLAND GAMES — Where: Loon Mtn Ski Resort, Lincoln, N.H. Contests. Info: New Hampshire Highland Games, P.O. Box 4197, Concord, NH 03302-4197; Ph: 603-229-1975 or 603-745-2113. Web: www.nhscot.org.

9/18-20; PLYMOUTH BLUEGRASSIN' IN THE HILLS — Where: Amador County Fairgrounds, Plymouth, CA. Featuring: Grasstowne, Ronnie Reno & The Reno Tradition, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Bluegrass ETC., The Steep Canyon Rangers, Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, Town Mountain, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Neel Robinson & Red Level, Dalton Mountain Gang,Savanna Blu, Bluegrass Consapiracy, Kitchen Help. Tix: $90, $20-25 day. Info: Larry Baker, Plymouth Bluegrassin in the Foothills, P.O. Box 444, Copperopolis, CA 95228; Ph: .Web: www.landspromotions.com.

9/18-20; SQUIRREL MOON CONTRA DANCE WEEKEND — Where: Folklore Village, Dodgeville, Wis. Featuring: The Groovemongers with caller Tom Hinds. Info: Bonnie Miller, Folklore Village, 3210 Co. Hwy. BB, Dodgeville, WI 53533; Ph: 608-924-4000.Web: www.folklorevillage.org.

9/18-20; TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FEST — Where: Town Park, Telluride, Colo. Info: Steve Gumble, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, P.O. Box 2966, Telluride, CO 81435; Ph: 970-728-8037 or 866-515-6166. Web: www.tellurideblues.com.

9/18-24; WORLD MUSIC FEST: CHICAGO — Where: Chicago, Ill. Featuring: . Workshops. Info: World Music Festival, Department of Cultural Affairs Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602 ; Ph: 312-742-1938 or 312-744-6630. Web: www.cityofchicago.org/WorldMusic/.

9/19; BLUES BY THE RIVER — Where: Lake Redding Park, Redding, Calif. Info: Sammi Barber, Shasta Blues Society , P.O. Box 994693 , Redding, CA 96099-4693; Ph: 530-275-1620.Web: shastablues.com.

9/19; FESTIVAL OF THE MABON — Where: Planet Bluegrass Ranch, Lyons, Colo. Featuring: Adam Aijala and Ben Kaufmann, Yonder Mountain String Band, more. Crafts. Info: Planet Bluegrass, P.O. Box 769, 500 W. Main St., Lyons, CO 80540; Ph: 800-624-2422.Web: www.bluegrass.com. CO A

9/19; FIDDLETOWN FIDDLER'S JAM — Where: Fiddletown Park, Fiddletown, Calif. Featuring: Open jam for various instruments. Crafts. Tix: FREE. Info: Dan Slater, Fiddletown Community Club, P.O. Box 236, Fiddletown, CA 95629; Ph: 209-296-0918 or 209-296-6476. Web: www.fiddletownca.org/FCC-Events.htm. CR HR A

9/19; OWEN SOUND CELTIC FEST — Where: Downtown Owen Sound, Ont., Canada. Tix: $20, $15 adv. Info: Owen Sound Celtic Society, 102599 Grey Road 18, RR 4, Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N6, Canada; Ph: 877-GREY-ROOTS or 519-376-3690. Web: www.oscelticfestival.com.

9/19; SHELBURNE FARMS HARVEST FEST — Where: Shelburne Farms Courtyard, Shelburne, Vt. Crafts. Info: Judy Christensen, 380 Acorn Lane, Shelburne, VT 05482; Ph: 802-985-8686.Web: www.shelburnefarms.org. CR HR A

9/19-20; CENTERFEST ARTS FEST — Where: Downtown Durham, N.C. Featuring: Continuous live music by a variety of regional talent on 2 stages, plus a children's activity area. Crafts. Tix: FREE, donations accepted. Info: CenterFest, Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St., Durham, NC 27701; Ph: 919-560-2722.Web: www.centerfest.durhamarts.org. CR A

9/19-20; MISSISSIPPI DELTA BLUES & HERITAGE WEEK — Where: Washington County Convention Ctr Frgrnds, Greenville, Miss. Featuring: Bobby Bland, Charlie Musselwhite, T. K. Soul, Butch Mudbone, Eddie Cusic, T-Model Ford, Mike & Jerry Kattawar, John Horton, Mississippi Slim, more. Info: Howard Boutteé, Jr., MACE, 119 S. Theobald St., Ste. 205, Greenville, MS 38701; Ph: 662-335-3523 or 888-81-BLUES. Web: www.deltablues.org.

9/20; DEALE BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Harrington Harbor Marina, Deale, Md. Featuring: Patuxent, Country Gentleman, Danny Paisley & Southern Grass, The Grascals and Good Deale Bluegrass Band. Tix: $20 adv., $25 gate. Info: Ray Mudd, Deale Merchants Association, 5801 Deale Churchton Rd., Deale, MD 20751; Ph: 410-867-2400 or 410-867-2400. Web: www.dealemerchants.com.

9/20; LYONS FIDDLE FEST — Where: Lyons Community Park, Lyons, Pa. Contests in fiddle. Crafts. Tix: $1 donation. Info: Lyons Fiddle Fest, P.O. Box 108, 316 S. Kemp St., Lyon Station, PA 19536; Ph: 610-682-7267 or 610-682-0899. Web: www.lyonsfiddlefest.com.

9/20; OLD FASHIONED HARVESTFEST & FIDDLERS CONTEST — Where: Historic Woodstock Square, Woodstock, Ill. Featuring: A farmer's market, old-time craftspeople (weavers, spinners, quilters), vintage farm equipment, blacksmithing, woodworking, wagon rides, children's activities and more. Info: Woodstock CoC & Industry, Old Fashioned Harvestfest, 136 Cass St., Woodstock, IL 60098; Ph: 815-338-2436.Web: www.woodstockilchamber.com.

9/20; RIVERSING ALONG THE CHARLES — Where: Banks of the Charles River, Cambridge, MA. Featuring: George Emlen, The Mystic Chorale and other area choruses. Tix: FREE. Info: Alan Casso, Revels, 80 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472; Ph: 617-972-8300.Web: www.revels.org.

9/20-22; HARVEST JAMBOREE — Where: Marriott West Hotel, Minneapolis MN. Tix: $30, $10-20 day. Info: Jed Malischke, PO Box 16408, Minneapolis, MN 55416; Ph: 800-635-3037.Web: www.minnesotabluegrass.org.

9/21-25; OPEN IRON POUR AND AMERICAN MUSIC FEST — Where: Mill Race Park, downtown Columbus, IN. Featuring: Puerto Plata, Zili Misik, Si Kahn, Veronica Robles The Branco, Stamas Big Band, more. Tix: FREE. Info: Columbus Area Arts Council, 417 3rd Street, Columbus, IN 47201; Ph: 812-376-2539 or 812-376-2534. Web: www.artsincolumbus.org.

9/23-26; BILL MONROE BLUEGRASS HALL OF FAME & UNCLE PEN DAYS FEST — Where: Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park and Cmpgrnd, Bean Blossom, Ind. Featuring: IIIrd Tyme Out, Randy Waller & Country Gentlemen, David Parmley & Continental Divide, Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, Dry Valley Gamblers, James Monroe & Midnight Ramblers, The Grascals, Larry Sparks & Lonesome Ramblers, Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain, Pine Mountain Railroad, Larry Efaw & Bluegrass Mountaineers, Summertown Road, more. Tix: $25-35 day. Info: Gaby Zimmerman, Bean Blossom Bluegrass, 5163 State Rd. 135 North, Bean Blossom, IN 46160; Ph: 800-414-4677 or 812-988-6422. Web: www.beanblossom.com.

9/24-26; ARCADIA FALL BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Firemen's Activity Grnds, Upperco, Md. Featuring: Beth Stevens & Edge, Bluegrass Brothers, Williams & Clark Expedition, Goldwing Express. Tix: $60, $55 adv, $20-30 day. Info: William Hale, Jr., Arcadia Bluegrass Festival, 15723 Dover Rd., Upperco, MD 21155; Ph: 410-374-2895 or 410-374-4111. Web: www.bluegrassville.com/arcadia.

9/24-26; MIDPOINT MUSIC FEST — Where: Cincinnati, Ohio. Featuring: Over 200 bands and solo artists. Info: Midpoint Music, LLC., 811 Race Street, 5th floor, Cincinnati, OH 45202; Ph: 513-665-4700 or 877-572-8690. Web: www.mpmf.com.

9/24-26; NOTHIN' FANCY MUSIC FEST — Where: Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista, Va. Tix: $70-$85 wknd, $25-$30 day . Info: Sandy Davis, 14 Equestrian Lane, Lexington, VA 24450; Ph: 540-461-0954.Web: www.nothinfancybluegrass.com.

9/24-26; VINE GROVE BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Optimus Club Park, Vine Grove, Ky. Info: Vine Grove Bluegrass Fest, Cecilian Bank, 530 Highland Avenue, Vine Grove, KY 40175; Ph: 270-877-5636.Web: www.vinegrovebluegrass.com.

9/24-27; JOHNNY KEENAN BANJO FEST — Where: Longford, Ireland. Featuring: Rough Deal String Band, Lunasa, Leroy Troy, Steve Earle, Blue Highway, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, more. Info: Chris Keenan, Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival, 1-A Market Square, Longford, , Ireland; Ph: +353-87-281-7825.Web: www.johnnykeenan.com.

9/24-10/4; SMALL WORLD FEST — Where: Toronto, Ont., Canada. Featuring: Local, national and international acts. Info: Small World Music, 60 Atlantic Ave., #219, Toronto, ON M6K 1X9, Canada ; Ph: 416-536-5439 or 416-631-3879. Web: www.smallworldmusic.com.

9/24-10/4; STATE FAIR OF VIRGINIA: OLD-TYME & BLUEGRASS FIDDLE & BANJO CONTEST — Where: The Meadow Event Park, Doswell, Va. Contests in harmonica, fiddle and banjo. Info: State Fair of Virginia, P. O. Box 26805, Richmond, VA 23261; Ph: 804-569-3200 or 804-569-3232. Web: www.statefair.com.

9/25; TEXAS HERITAGE LIVING HISTORY DAY — Where: Schreiner Univ., Kerrville, Tex. Featuring: More than 50 performers and presenters. Workshops in songwriting. Crafts. Tix: FREE. Info: Kathleen Hudson or Tim Wilton, Texas Heritage Music Foundation, P.O. Box 291945, Kerrville, TX 78029-1945; Ph: 830-377-3186.Web: www.texasheritagemusic.org.

9/25-26; ARKANSAS STATE FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIP — Where: Ozark Folk Ctr, Mountain View, Ark. Info: Ozark Folk Center, P.O. Box 500, 1032 Park Avenue, Mountain View, AR 72560; Ph: 870-269-3851.Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com.

9/25-26; GLOBALQUERQUE — Where: National Hispanic Cultural Ctr, Albuquerque, N.M. Featuring: Kusun Ensemble, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Mono Blanco, Novalima, Toppah & Yazzie, Väsen with Darol Anger and Mike Marshall, Blick Bassy, Indian Ocean, Kusun Ensemble, Little Cow, Susan McKeown & Lorin Sklamberg, Robert Mirabal, Nation Beat. Tix: $60, $50 adv, $35 day. Info: ¡Globalquerque! / AMP Concerts, Neal Copperman, 1013 Vassar Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106; Ph: 505-232-9868.Web: www.globalquerque.com.

9/25-26; KENTUCKY LAKE BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Kenlake State Resort Park, Aurora, Ky. Featuring: The Josh Williams Band, Dale Ann Bradley, Jr. Sisk & Rambler’s Choice, Mike Cleveland & Flamekeeper, The Donna Hughes Band, The McKendrees, Old Santa Fe, The Rigney Family, The Cope Brothers Band, Drive Tyme, Summertown Road. Workshops. Info: Jackson Purchase Friends of Bluegrass, P.O. Box 852, Benton, KY 42025; Ph: 270-527-3839.Web: www.kylakebluegrassfestival.org.

9/25-27; BERLIN FIDDLERS CONVENTION — Where: Atlantic Hotel, Berlin, Md. Contests in fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar. Workshops. Crafts. Info: Steve Frene, Chairperson, Berlin, Maryland Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 212, Berlin, MD 21811-2436; Ph: 410-641-4775 or 410-219-3500. Web: www.berlinchamber.org.

9/25-27; CELTIC CLASSIC HIGHLAND GAMES & FEST — Where: Bethlehem, Pa. Featuring: Blackwater, Malinky, Glengarry Bhoys, Scythian, Albannach, Barleyjuice, Barley Boys, Town Pants, O’Grady Quinlan, Seamus Kennedy, Bua, Fil Campbell, Timlin & Kane, McPeake, Burning Bridget Cleary, Robert Watt, Fil Campbell. Contests in pipe band, highland games, fiddle. Crafts. Tix: FREE. Info: John Sweeney, 532 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018; Ph: 610-868-9599.Web: www.celticfest.org.

9/25-27; DUNBAR TRADITIONAL MUSIC FEST — Where: Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland. Tix: FREE. Info: Margaret Legget, , Scotland; Ph: +44-(0)1368-862731 or +44-(0)1368-863903. Web: www.dtmf.dunbar.org.uk.

9/25-27; FLAT ROCK MUSIC FEST — Where: Camp Ton-A Wandah, Flat Rock, N.C. Contests in songwriting. Workshops. Crafts. Info: Kathlene Stith, Flat Rock Music Festival, P.O. Box 1322, Flat Rock, NC 28731; Ph: 828-692-2005.Web: www.flatrockmusicfestival.com.

9/25-27; HOBBS GROVE BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Hobbs Grove Park, Sanger, Calif. Featuring: The Brombies, The Barefoot Nellies, The Anderson Family, Deep Elem, Dalton Mountain Gang, Baloney Creek Grasskickers, Bluegrass Conspiracy, Uncle Ephus, Red Rag Andy with Amber Cross, Grass Less Traveled,Grassfire, Groundspeed, The Kings River,Gospelaires, Frank Solivan with Kids on Bluegrass, others. Info: Kelly Broyles, Kings River Bluegrass Assoc., 236 E. Cortland Ave., Fresno, CA 93704; Ph: 559-977-3598 or 559-440-0444. Web: krblue.net.

9/25-27; NORTHEAST SQUEEZE-IN — Where: Bucksteep Manor, Washington, Mass. Workshops in free-reed instruments. Tix: $20-$275. Info: Douglas Creighton, The Button Box, Inc., P.O. Box 372, 42 Amherst Rd., Sunderland, MA 01375-0372; Ph: 413-665-7793.Web: www.buttonbox.com.

9/25-27; OPEN STRINGS INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FEST — Where: Osnabrück, Germany. Featuring: Muriel Anderson, Sabine Kühlich & Adam Rafferty, Valérie Duchâteau, Clive Carroll, Martin Hegel, Franco Morone & Raffaella Luna, Dave Goodman, The Shin, Manfred Leuchter, Ian Melrose Duo, with special guest: Afra Mussawisade, Hands on Strings, Julia Malischnig,Quique Sinesi & Carlos Dorado, Giovanni Palombo. Tix: €EUR, €22-33 day. Info: Acoustic Music, P.O. Box 1945, Osnabrück, 49009, Germany; Ph: +49-(0)54-171-0020.Web: www.open-strings.de.

9/25-27; PRAIRIE FEST — Where: The Land Institute, Salina, Kan. Info: The Land Institute, 2440 E. Water Well Rd., Salina, KS 67401; Ph: 785-823-5376.Web: www.landinstitute.org. CO CR HR

9/26; FAMILY DAY — Where: Springton Manor Farm, Glenmoore, Pa. Featuring: Hayrides, kids activities, games, displays, farm animals and fall harvest theme. Crafts. Tix: FREE, $5 parking. Info: Chester Cty Parks & Rec, 601 Westtown Road, Suite 160, P.O. Box 2747, West Chester, PA 19380-0990; Ph: 610-344-6415.Web: www.chesco.org/ccparks.

9/26; MOUNTAIN HERITAGE DAY — Where: Western Carolina Univ., Cullowhee, N.C. Featuring: Trad music, dance and old-fashioned mountain merrymaking. Contests. Crafts. Info: Michele Glover, Mountain Heritage Center, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723-9017; Ph: 828-227-3193 or 828-246-2300. Web: www.wcu.edu/mhd.

9/26-27; FOGGY HOLLOW BLUEGRASS GATHERIN' — Where: Webster's Chapel, Gadsden, Ala. Tix: $32, $15-25 day, kids free. Info: Glen Williams or David Boley, Foggy Hollow Farm, 439 Ross Lake Rd., Wellington, AL 36279; Ph: 256-492-3700.Web: www.foggyhollow.com.

9/26-27; JORDBRUKSDAGARNA — Where: Bishop Hill, Ill. Featuring: Traditional 19th century harvest activities and demos, hands-on activities, children’s games, music, farm produce and Colony stew. Info: Bishop Hill Fine Arts, 106 Bishop Hill St., P.O. Box 102, Bishop Hill, IL 61419; Ph: 309-927-3899 or 309-927-3345. Web: www.bishophill.com.

9/26-27; PORTSMOUTH MARITIME FOLK FEST — Where: Market Square, Portsmouth, NH. Featuring: Castlebay, Andy Kenna, Bob Webb, Jon & Rika, Chris Koldewey, Finn & Haddie, Tom Hall & Linn Schulz, others. Tix: FREE. Info: Tom Hall, PO Box 83, Nottingham, NH 03290; Ph: 603-942-7604.Web: www.newenglandfolknetwork.org.

9/26-27; ROCKY MOUNTAIN SACRED HARP SINGING CONVENTION — Where: Colorado Christian University, Denver, CO. Tix: FREE. Info: David McPherson, 1600 5th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-1302; Ph: 303-447-9379.Web: www.sacredharpcolorado.org/Conv2009.html.

9/26-27; SHAWNEE MOUNTAIN RODEO & CHILI COOK-OFF — Where: Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, Shawnee on Delaware, Pa. Featuring: Music, country line dancing and rodeo events. Crafts. Tix: $20-$24 wknd., $12-$15 day, Kids 5-12 $10-$12 day, 4 and under FREE. Info: Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, P.O. Box 339 Hollow Rd., Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA 18356; Ph: 570-421-7231.Web: www.shawneemt.com. CR HR A

9/26-27; WORKING WATERFRONT FEST — Where: New Bedford, Mass. Tix: FREE. Info: Working Waterfront Festival, c/o CEDC, P.O. Box 6553, New Bedford, MA 02742-6553; Ph: 508-993-8894.Web: www.workingwaterfrontfestival.org.

9/26-28; THREE APPLES STORYTELLING FEST — Where: Bedford, Mass. Featuring: Odds Bodkin, The Healing Force, Christie Keegan, Tim Van Egmond, Michael Anderson, Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi, Dr. Michael Lockett, Tony Toledo, Lani Peterson, others. Tix: $3-18. Info: Three Apples Storytelling Fest, P.O. Box 192, Bedford, MA 01730-0192; Ph: 781-287-0069 or 617-499-9529. Web: threeapples.org.

9/28-10/4; IBMA'S WORLD OF BLUEGRASS — Where: Nashville, Tenn. Info: IBMA / Jill Crabtree, World of Bluegrass, 2 Music Circle South, Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203; Ph: 615-256-3222 or 888-438-4262. Web: www.ibma.org.

October 2009

10/1-3; CAROLINA DOWNHOME BLUES FEST — Where: Camden, S.C. Featuring: Hilton Valentine, Daddy Mack Blues Band, Drink Small, Wanda Johnson, Veronika Jackson, WSNB, Shrimp City Slim, more. Tix: $15-40. Info: Gary Erwin, Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, P.O. Box 13525, Charleston, SC 29422; Ph: 843-762-9125.Web: www.bluesbash.com/camden.

10/1-3; FALL SUWANNEE RIVER JUBILEE — Where: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Cmpgrnd, Live Oak, Fla. Featuring: Charlotte Ritchie, Down East Boys, Naomi & the Segos, Mark Trammell Trio, and more. Tix: $30 3-day adv., $13 per night, $38 3-day, $15 per night, kids 12 & under FREE. Info: Jubilee Productions, 481 Ronda Street, Pensacola, FL 32534; Ph: 386-364-1683.Web: www.musicliveshere.com. CO HO A

10/1-3; HILLBILLY WAGON TRAIN JAM — Where: Bill Monroe Music Park and Cmpgrnd, Bean Blossom, Ind. Featuring: Over 30 bluegrass bands and 100 covered wagons and horses. Info: Gaby Zimmerman, Bean Blossom Bluegrass, 5163 State Rd. 135 North, Bean Blossom, IN 46160; Ph: 800-414-4677 or 812-988-6422. Web: www.beanblossom.com.

10/1-3; OKLAHOMA INTERNATIONAL BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Cottonwood Flats, Guthrie, Okla. Featuring: Mark O'Connor, Byron Berline Band, Gibson, Brothers, Alan Munde Gazette, Chris Jones Band, Frenchie Burke, Richard Smith, more. Workshops in fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo. Tix: $25-40. Info: Tom Webb, OK Int'l Bluegrass Festival, P.O. Box 1585, Guthrie, OK 73044; Ph: 405-282-4446.Web: www.oibf.com.

10/1-3; PINEY WOODS LAKE BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Piney Woods Lake Cmpgrnd, Glenwood, Ga. Tix: $22. Info: Howard Swinson, Piney Woods Lake BG Fest, 3227 Piney Woods Lake Rd., Glenwood, GA 30428; Ph: 478-463-3301.Web: www.pineywoodslake.com. CO HO A

10/1-4; CORK FOLK FEST — Where: Cork City Ctr, Co. Cork, Ireland. Featuring: Folk musicians, storytellers and dancers from Ireland and throughout Europe. Workshops in dance and fiddle. Info: William Hammond, Cork Folk Festival, Civic Trust House, 50 Popes Quay, Co. Cork, , Ireland; Ph: +44-(0)872-759-311.Web: www.corkfolkfestival.com.

10/1-4; JERUSALEM RIDGE BLUEGRASS CELEBRATION — Where: Historic Monroe Family Farm, Rosine, Ky. Featuring: . Tix: $25-$80. Info: Campbell Mercer, Monroe Brother Foundation, P.O. Box 429, Rosine, KY 42370; Ph: 270-274-9181 or 270-256-1430. Web: www.jerusalemridgefestival.org.

10/1-4; REX ALLEN DAYS — Where: Historic Railroad Ave., Willcox, Ariz. Featuring: Lacy J. Dalton, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez Jr., Wyatt, Cody & Logan Allen, and the Spirit of Phoenix Chorus. Crafts. Tix: $15-20 (concert), $5 button for Western Music & Poetry. Info: Delcie Schultz, Rex Allen Museum, 150 N. Railroad Ave., Willcox, AZ 85643; Ph: 520-384-4583 or 877-234-4111. Web: www.rexallenmuseum.org.

10/1-11; TULSA STATE FAIR — Where: Tulsa State Frgrnds, Tulsa, Okla. Contests. Crafts. Info: , Tulsa State Fair Fiddle Contest, 4145 E. 21st St., Tulsa, OK 74114; Ph: 918-744-1113.Web: www.exposquare.com.

10/2-3; BLUEGRASS REUNION — Where: Oakdale Park, Glen Rose, Tex. Contests. Workshops. Crafts. Info: Oakdale Park, 1019 NE Barnard St., P.O. Box 548, Glen Rose, TX 76043; Ph: 254-897-2321 or 817-275-3872. Web: www.oakdalepark.com.

10/2-3; DELMARVA FOLK FEST — Where: New Hartly, Del. Crafts. Info: Delaware Friends of Folk, Delmarva Folk Festival, P.O. Box 1006, Dover, DE 19903-1006; Ph: 877-DEL-FOLK.Web: www.delfolk.org.

10/2-3; NUTMEG DULCIMER FEST — Where: Milford, CT. Featuring: Jem Moore, Joshua Horowitz, Aaron O'Rourke, others. Workshops in mtn and hammered dulcimer, more. Tix: $72, $65 adv, $30 student. Info: Sam Edelston, Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival, 34 Daffodil Lane, Cos Cob, CT 06807; Ph: 203-661-0503.Web: www.nutmegdulcimer.com.

10/2-3; TENNESSEE VALLEY OLD-TIME FIDDLERS CONVENTION — Where: Athens State Univ., Athens, Ala. Featuring: Bobby Osborne, Buddy Spicher. Contests. Crafts. Info: Rick Mould, Athens State Univ. Campus, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611; Ph: 256-233-8215.Web: www.athens.edu/fiddlers/. CO A

10/2-4; APPALACHIAN HARVEST FEST — Where: Renfro Valley, Ky. Featuring: Musicians, cloggers, puppeteers and more. Contests. Crafts. Info: Sharon Stevens, Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, P.O. Box 19, Renfro Valley, KY 40473; Ph: 800-765-7464 or 606-256-2638. Web: www.renfrovalley.com.

10/2-4; BAYFEST — Where: Downtown Mobile, Ala. Featuring: 3 Doors Down, Akon, Alan Jackson, Avant, Billy Currington, Gary Allan, James Otto, Musiq Soulchild, Ne-Yo, Steve Miller Band, T-Pain, Top of the Orange. Tix: $35, $25 day. Info: Bayfest, P.O. Box 1827, Mobile, AL 36633; Ph: 251-208-7835.Web: www.bayfest.com.

10/2-4; IBMA'S BLUEGRASS FANFEST — Where: Nashville Convention Ctr, Nashville, Tenn. Featuring: Indoor bluegrass festival and jam session. Info: Dan Hays, IBMA, 2 Music Circle South, Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203; Ph: 888-438-4262.Web: www.ibma.org. CR HR A

10/2-4; NATIONAL STORYTELLING FEST — Where: Jonesborough, Tenn. Info: Carla Papy, International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main St., Jonesborough, TN 37659-0309; Ph: 800-952-8392 or 423-753-2171. Web: www.storytellingcenter.net.

10/2-4; RURAL ROOTS MUSIC GATHERING — Where: Christensen Field House, Fremont, Neb. Featuring: Folk, bluegrass and old-time country musicians, old-time rural dances, country food and more. Tix: $12 day. Info: Bob Everhart, National Traditional Country Music Association, P.O. Box 492, 650 Main St., Anita, IA 50020; Ph: 712-762-4363 or 712-249-5989. Web: www.orgsites.com/ia/oldtimemusic.

10/2-4; SELKIRK SESSIONS TRAD MUSIC FEST — Where: Selkirk, Scottish Borders, Scotland, U.K.. Contests in song and instruments. Workshops in fiddle, whistle, spoons, singing, slide guitar. Tix: FREE. Info: Selkirk Sessions, co The Town Arms, Market Square, Selkirk, TD7 5, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)1750-22304 or +44-(0)7801180471. Web: www.selkirksessions.com.

10/2-4; TENTERDEN FOLK FEST — Where: Tenterden, near Ashford, Kent, U.K. Featuring: Bob and Gill Berry, Pete Castle, Colin & Karen Cater, Johnny Collins and Graeme Knights, Craig, Morgan, Robson, Paul & Liz Davenport, Phil Drane, Geckoes & caller Will Hall, Derek Gifford, Mo Keast, Keith Kendrick, Millen Family, Sylvia Needham, One Sheet Short, Brian Peters, Nibs Van der Spuy, Viki Swan & Johnny Dyer, Ticklish Allsorts, Tinkers Bag, Andy Turner, Jeff Warner, Trefor and Viki Williams, John Barden, Marian Button, Peter Collins, Bob & Kathy Drage, Les Elvin, Bo Foaks, Bob Kenward, Marsh Warblers, Dave Mason, Adrian O’, Roger Resch, Chris Roche, Andy Smythe, Spare Parts, Travelling Folk, more. Workshops in harmony singing, concertina, song writing, birds in folk song, more. Crafts. Tix: £30 wknd, some events free. Info: Alan Castle, Tenterden Folk Festival, 15 Repton Manor Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3HA, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)123-362-6805 or +44-(0)1580-763572. Web: www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk.

10/3; LITTLE BUFFALO FEST — Where: Little Buffalo State Park, Newport, Pa. Featuring: George Orthey and Friends, Sara and Sara, Eakin Trio, Barbie Carmicheal Band, Jefferson Pepper, Soul Grass Freedom Junction. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: FREE, donations accepted. Info: Melanie Wertz, The Buffaloes, 3315 Little Buffalo Rd., Newport, PA 17074; Ph: 717-275-2762 or 717-567-6795. Web: littlebuffalofestival.blogspot.com. CR HR A

10/3; QUESNEL FIDDLE CONTEST — Where: Quesnel, B.C., Canada. Info: Connie Goulet, PO Box 4017, Quesnel, BC V2J 3J2, Canada; Ph: 250-992-5776.Web: bcfiddlers.org.

10/3-4; CELTIC FEST — Where: Nevada Co. Frgrnds, Grass Valley, Calif. Featuring: Dougie MacLean, Dervish, Enter the Haggis, The Elders, Lissa Schneckenburger, Finnegan & Coulter. Info: Peter Wilson, 10857 Vernon Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945; Ph: 530-477-0708 or 530-265-9073. Web: www.kvmr.org/celticfestival.

10/3-4; CHICAGO COUNTRY MUSIC FEST — Where: Grant Park, Chicago, Ill. Featuring: 3 music stages, dance tent, children's tent and art fair. Tix: FREE. Info: Erin Bauer, Chicago Country Music Fest, Mayor's Office of Special Events, 121 N. LaSalle St., City Hall, Rm. 806, Chicago, IL 60602; Ph: 312-744-3315.Web: www.chicagocountrymusicfestival.us. A

10/3-4; NEW ENGLAND SACRED HARP CONVENTION — Where: Byfield Cultural Center, Byfield, MA. Featuring: Sacred Harp singers from all over the US, Canada and the UK. . Tix: FREE. Info: Matthew Wojcik, 7 Ventura Circle, Kingston, RI 02881; Ph: 401-524-1390.Web: www.neconvention.net.

10/3-4; OKTOBERFEST — Where: Hunter Mountain, N.Y. Featuring: Traditional celebration with performers from Germany and Bavaria. Contests. Tix: FREE. Info: Ginny Terry, Hunter Mountain, Rte. 23C, Hunter, NY 12442; Ph: 518-263-4224 x2350.Web: www.huntermtn.com.

10/3-4; ROBERTS COVE GERMANFEST — Where: St. Leo Church Grnds, Rayne, La. Featuring: German bands, singing, dancing, folklore and more. Info: Sherry Rimmer / Shirley Leonards, Roberts Cove Germanfest Assoc., 7212 Roberts Cove Rd., Rayne, LA 70578; Ph: 337-334-8354.Web: www.robertscovegermanfest.com. CR HR A

10/3-4; SHARLOT HALL FOLK MUSIC FEST — Where: Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott, Ariz. Featuring: Over 200 Ariz. performers, singing, dancing, storytelling, children's events and more. Contests. Workshops. Tix: FREE. Info: Barbara Cook, Events Coordinator, Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 86301; Ph: 928-445-3122.Web: www.sharlot.org. CR HR A

10/3-4; TASTE OF RHODE ISLAND — Where: Newport Yachting Ctr, R.I. Featuring: Culinary demos, 2 stages of live music, strolling entertainment, a marketplace tent and a children's area. Crafts. Info: Newport Yachting Center, P.O. Box 550, 4 Commercial Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-9949; Ph: 401-846-1600.Web: www.newportfestivals.com. A

10/4; AMERICAN MUSIC CELEBRATION — Where: Kiawah Island, SC. Tix: FREE. Info: Gary Erwin, PO Box 13525, Charleston, SC 29422; Ph: 843-762-9125.Web: www.freshfieldsvillage.com.

10/4; APPLEFEST — Where: Downtown Warwick, N.Y. Featuring: Food, music, games and rides for the children. Crafts. Tix: FREE. Info: Warwick Applefest, P.O. Box 22, Warwick, NY 10990; Ph: 845-987-8300.Web: www.warwickapplefest.com. CR HR A

10/4-19; NATIONAL GOSPEL & HARVEST CELEBRATION — Where: Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Featuring: Four weeks of free Southern gospel concerts, visiting crafters, beautiful autumn décor and fantastic foods . Info: Dollywood, 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863; Ph: 800-365-5996.Web: www.dollywood.com.

10/7-10; TURKEY TRACK BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Turkey Track Park, Waldron, Ark. Featuring: Rhonda Vincent & Rage, Russell Moore & III Tyme Out, David Parmley & Continental Divide, Bluegrass Brothers, Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press, Eddie Sanders & Friends, New Found Road, Louisiana Grass, Alaska String Band, The Batten Family, The Martins, Flint Hill Special, Turkey Track Band, Moron Brothers, Boone Carlon's Ole Timey Fiddlin Session. Tix: $60, $10-20 day. Info: Bill Lovett, Turkey Track Bluegrass Park, 9423 Hwy 250, Waldron, AR 72958; Ph: 479-637-3717.Web: turkeytrackbluegrass.com.

10/7-11; AUTUMN GLORY FEST — Where: Downtown Oakland and surrounding areas in Garrett Co., Md. Featuring: Several events to celebrate the fall foliage season. Contests. Crafts. Info: Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, 15 Visitors Center Dr., McHenry, MD 21541; Ph: 301-387-4FUN or 301-387-4386. Web: www.autumngloryfestival.com.

10/8-10; BLUES & HERITAGE FEST — Where: Downtown Helena, Ark. Tix: FREE. Info: Rayne Gordon, Blues & Heritage Festival, P.O. Box 118, Helena, AR 72342; Ph: 870-338-8798 or 870 995-2852. Web: www.bluesandheritagefest.com.

10/8-10; PALATKA BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Rodeheaver Boys' Ranch, Palatka, Fla.. Featuring: Tony Holt & The Wildwood Valley Boys, The James King Band, Jesse McReynolds & The VA Boys, Eddie and Martha Adcock, Dailey & Vincent Band, Blue Highway, Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Goldwing Express , The Inspirations, The Claire Lynch Band, The Grascals, The Dean Osborne Band, Balsam Range, The Easter Brothers, Danny Paisley & Southern Grass, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Bradley Walker. Tix: $85, $75 adv, $35 day. Info: Norman Adams, Adams & Anderson, P.O. Box 98, Dahlonega, GA 30533; Ph: 706-864-7203 or 706-265-0655. Web: www.aandabluegrass.com.

10/8-11; TENNESSEE FALL HOMECOMING — Where: Museum of Appalachia, Clinton, Tenn. Featuring: Bluegrass, country, old-time and Gospel performers on 5 stages. Crafts. Tix: $25 per day. Info: Elaine Meyer, Museum of Appalachia, P.O. Box 1189, Norris, TN 37828; Ph: 865-494-7680 or 865-494-0514. Web: www.museumofappalachia.org. CR HR A

10/9-10; ALABAMA TALE-TELLIN' FEST — Where: Pickard Auditorium, Selma, Ala. Tix: $10, $5 child. Info: Kathryn T. Windham, P.O. BOX 1021, Selma, AL 36702; Ph: 800-457-3562 or 334-875-7241. Web: taletellin.selmaalabama.com.

10/9-11; BANBURY CANALSIDE FOLK FEST — Where: Banbury, Oxon, U.K. Info: Banbury Folk Festival, P.O. Box 622 , Banbury, Oxon , OX16 6ET , U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)1295-709881 or +44-(0)1295-770952 . Web: www.banburyfolkfestival.co.uk.

10/9-11; CALICO DAYS — Where: Calico Ghost Town, Yermo, Calif. Contests. Tix: $15, $10 day, $5-8 child. Info: Calico Ghost Town, Calico Days, P.O. Box 638, Yermo, CA 92398; Ph: 800-TO-CALICO or 760-254-2122. Web: www.calicotown.com.

10/9-11; DERBY TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL — Where: Carsington Water, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, U.K. Featuring: Vin Garbutt, Finest Kind, Bob Fox & Stu Luckley, RAM and more. Info: PR Promotions, PO Box 200, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 2ZL, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)17-7385-3428.Web: www.prpromotions.org.uk.

10/9-11; INTERNATIONAL ACCORDION FEST — Where: La Villita, San Antonio, Tex. Featuring: Daniel Diaz & Lia Davis, George Lammam Ensemble, Guy Klucevsek, Hugh Morrison & Lonestar Stout, The Ivan Milev Band, Jo Miller & Her Burly Roughnecks, The Zydepunks . Workshops. Info: Pat Jasper, P.O. Box 39843, San Antonio, TX 78218; Ph: 210-865-8578 or 512-459-3495. Web: www.internationalaccordionfestival.org.

10/9-11; LINCOLN COUNTY COWBOY SYMPOSIUM — Where: Ruidoso Downs Race Track, Ruidoso Downs, N.M. Info: Sunny Hirschfeld, Hubbard Museum of the American West, 1461 Hwy 70 W., Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346; Ph: 575-378-4431 or . Web: www.cowboysymposium.org.

10/9-11; LOGANDALE BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Clark Co. Frgrnds, Logandale, Nev. Featuring: Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, James King, Bluegrass Patriots, Lonesome Otis, Marty Warburton Band, Nay Family, Trusting Heart, Just For Fun, more. Workshops. Tix: $40-$48, $15-$!8 kids 12-16, under 12 FREE. Info: Al Bess , Southern Nevada Bluegrass Music Soc., P.O. Box 363584, North Las Vegas, NV 89030; Ph: 702-566-9372 or 702-655-6201. Web: www.snvbluegrass.com.

10/9-11; SAVANNAH FOLK MUSIC FEST — Where: Savannah, Ga. Featuring: Janis Ian, Jay Unger and Molly Mason, David Jacobs-Strain, and Osalami Lamoke. Contests in youth songwriting. Tix: FREE. Info: Bob Beattie, Savannah Folk Music Fest, 9521 Whitfield Ave, Savannah, GA 31406; Ph: 912-355-7172.Web: www.savannahfolk.org.

10/9-11; TUCSON MEET YOURSELF FEST — Where: Downtown Tucson, Ariz. Featuring: Music, dance, traditional arts and food of southern Arizona's diverse folk and ethnic communities. Contests. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: FREE. Info: Mia J. Hansen, Tucson Meet Yourself Fest, 349 W. 31st Ave., Tucson, AZ 85713; Ph: 520-370-0588 or 520-806-9004. Web: www.tucsonmeetyourself.org.

10/9-17; CELTIC COLOURS INTERNATIONAL FEST — Where: Cape Breton, N.S., Canada. Featuring: Performers from all over the world. Workshops. Info: Celtic Colours International Festival, 850 Grand Lake Road , Suite 8, Sydney, NS B1P 5T9, Canada; Ph: 902-562-6700 or 877-285-2321. Web: www.celtic-colours.com. CR HR A I

10/9-112; FESTIVALS ACADIENS ET CREOLES — Where: Lafayette, La. Featuring: Concerts, dance, jamming, children's events and more. Info: Kelly Strenge, P.O. Box 52066, Lafayette, LA 70505; Ph: 337-981-5652.Web: www.festivalsacadiens.com.

10/10; AUTUMN HARVEST CELEBRATION — Where: Warwick Co. Park, Pottstown, Pa. Featuring: Seasonal stories told around bonfire, plus hayrides and face painting. Tix: $5 parking. Info: Jessica Cirilo, Chester County Parks and Recreation, 601 Westown Rd., Ste. 160, West Chester, PA 19380-0990; Ph: 610-344-6415.Web: www.chesco.org/ccparks.

10/10; FALL ON THE FARM — Where: Historic Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio. Crafts. Info: Kim Krieger / Sauder Village, 22611 State Route 2, P.O. Box 235, Archbold, OH 43502; Ph: 800-590-9755.Web: saudervillage.com. CO CR HO HR A

10/10; MICHIGAN FIDDLERS JAMBOREE -- HASTINGS — Where: Barry County Commission on Aging, Hasting, Mich.. Featuring: Fiddling jams, open mic and round and square dancing. Info: Mich Fiddlers Jamboree, Barry County Commission, 320 W Woodlawn, Hastings, MI 49058; Ph: 231-796-1438.Web: www.michiganfiddlers.com.

10/10; PINE BARRENS JAMBOREE — Where: Wells Mills Co. Park, Waretown, N.J. Featuring: Timber Creek & Lonnie LaCour, Fandango Sky, Southern Specific, Jim Murphy & Pine Barons, Saturday Night Express, Cedar Creek, Now & Then Sum, Warm Hearted Country, J&E Company. Crafts. Tix: FREE. Info: Amanda Truhan, Well Mills County Park, 905 Wells Mills Rd, Waretown, NJ 08758; Ph: 609-971-3085 or 732-747-3547. Web: www.oceancountyparks.org.

10/10; VIRGINIA CHILDREN'S FEST — Where: Town Point Park, Norfolk, Va. Tix: $3. Info: Norfolk Festevents, Ltd., 120 W. Main St., Norfolk, VA 23510; Ph: 757-441-2345.Web: www.festeventsva.org.

10/10-11; FALL FESTIVAL ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR — Where: Main Street Historic District, Van Buren, Ark. Featuring: . Crafts. Tix: FREE. Info: Patty Howard , P.O. Box 1634, Van Buren, AR 72956; Ph: 479-410-3026.Web: www.vanburen.org. CR HR A

10/10-11; FEAST OF THE HUNTERS' MOON — Where: Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park, West Lafayette, Ind. Featuring: Re-enactors, vendors, traditional craftsmen and professional period performers. Crafts. Info: Feast of the Hunters' Moon, Tippecanoe County Historical Assoc., 1001 South St., Lafayette, IN 47901; Ph: 765-476-8411 x204 or 765-476-8402. Web: www.tcha.mus.in.us.

10/10-11; GRAVES MOUNTAIN APPLE HARVEST FEST — Where: Graves Mtn. Lodge, Syria, Va. Featuring: Mark Templeton & Pocket Change, Orange Cloggers, Kelley Nelson Band, more. Tix: FREE. Info: Jim Graves, Graves Mountain Lodge, 205 Graves Mountain Lane, Rte 670, Syria, VA 22743; Ph: 540-923-4231.Web: www.gravesmountain.com.

10/10-11; OKTOBERFEST — Where: Hunter Mountain, N.Y. Featuring: Traditional celebration with performers from Germany and Bavaria. Contests. Tix: FREE. Info: Ginny Terry, Hunter Mountain, Rte. 23C, Hunter, NY 12442; Ph: 518-263-4224 x2350.Web: www.huntermtn.com.

10/10-12; INTERNATIONAL OKTOBERFEST — Where: Newport, RI. Featuring: Alpenblumen dancers, strolling musicians, international showbands, German food, Biergarten, Weingarten and children's area. Crafts. Info: Newport Waterfront Events, P.O. Box 399, Newport, RI 02840; Ph: 401-846-1600 .Web: www.newportwaterfrontevents.com.

10/11; A TASTE OF FOLK MUSIC — Where: Encino Park, Los Angeles, Calif. Tix: FREE. Info: California Traditional Music Society, 4401 Trancas Pl., Tarzana, CA 91356-5399 ; Ph: 818-817-7756.Web: ctmsfolkmusic.org.

10/11; OLD-TIME FIDDLERS' CONVENTION — Where: Rancho La PateraStow House, Goleta, CA. Featuring: Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, David Bragger, Chris Barry, more. Contests in fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, and song. Tix: $15, $10 seniors. Info: Fiddle, guitar, more TBA, 4026 Via Lucero, Santa Barbara, CA 93117; Ph: 805-450-2243 or 805-450-2243. Web: www.fiddlersconvention.org.

10/11; SCHOOLHOUSE FIDDLING BEE — Where: Avoca, Neb. Featuring: Deborah Greenblatt. Tix: $5, $1 child. Info: Deborah Greenblatt, 504 Garfield St., PO Box 671, Avoca, NE 68307; Ph: 402-275-3221.Web: www.greenblattandseay.com.

10/11-17; ARBUCKLE MTN. PARK FALL JAM — Where: Arbuckle Mtn. Bluegrass Park, Wynnewood, Okla. Info: Rosemary Bowen, Arbuckle Mountain Park, Rt. 2, Box 216, Wynnewood, OK 73098; Ph: 405-665-5226.Web: www.arbucklemtbluegrasspark.com. CO HO A

10/15-17; GOSPEL MUSIC CELEBRATION WEEK — Where: Renfro Valley, Ky. Crafts. Info: David Brumett, Renfro Valley , P.O. Box 19, Renfro Valley, KY 40473; Ph: 800-765-7464 or 606-256-2638. Web: www.renfrovalley.com.

10/15-18; CELEBRATION OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC — Where: Berea College, Berea, Ky. Featuring: The Whitetop Mountain Band, Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, The Horse Flies, John Haywood, The Berea College Bluegrass Ensemble. Workshops. Tix: $5. Info: Genevieve Reynolds, Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Berea College, Berea, KY 40404; Ph: 859-985-3140.Web: www.berea.edu/apcenter.

10/15-18; LAKE EDEN ARTS FEST — Where: Camp Rockmont, Black Mountain, N.C. Contests. Workshops. Crafts. Info: Jennifer Pickering, Lake Eden Arts Fest (LEAF), 377 Lake Eden Rd., Black Mountain, NC 28711; Ph: 828-686-8742.Web: www.theleaf.com. CO CR HR A

10/16-17; BLUES MASTERS AT THE CROSSROADS — Where: Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, Kan. Tix: $40 per night. Info: Marc Sheforgen , Blue Heaven Studios, 201 S. Eighth Street, Salina, KS 67401; Ph: 785-825-8609 or 800-716-3553. Web: www.blueheavenstudios.com.

10/16-17; DIXIE BLUEGRASS GOSPEL FALL FEST — Where: Sullivan Family Homeplace Park, St. Stephens, Ala. Tix: FREE, donations accepted. Info: Enoch & Margie Sullivan, P.O. Box 69, St. Stephens, AL 36569; Ph: 251-246-4553 or 251-246-2913. CO HO

10/16-17; MOUNTAIN MUSIC HOMECOMING JAMBOREE — Where: Maggie Valley, NC. Info: Tina Oellerich, 2701 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC 28751; Ph: 828-926-9658.Web: www.eaglenestnc.com.

10/16-18; APPLE BUTTER STIRRIN' FEST — Where: Roscoe Village, Coshocton, Ohio. Featuring: Bluegrass and old-time music, food, canal boat rides, history and demos. Crafts. Tix: $3. Info: Kori Hardesty, 600 N. Whitewoman Street, Coshocton, OH 43812; Ph: 800-877-1830 or 740-622-9310. Web: www.roscoevillage.com.

10/16-18; FOREST STORYTELLING FEST — Where: Peninsula College Theater, Port Angeles, Wash. Featuring: Connie Regan-Blake, Andy Offutt, Irwin Dan Keding, Dayton Edmonds, Joy Steiner, local storytellers. Workshops in storytelling. Tix: $65 wknd, events starting at $10. Info: The Story People of Clallam County, P.O. Box 285, Port Angeles, WA 98362 ; Ph: 360-417-5031.Web: www.dancingleaves.com/storypeople.

10/16-18; HARVEST FEST — Where: Seaside Park , Ventura, California. Featuring: Unique handmade arts & crafts, roaming & stage entertainment, gourmet food and more . Info: Lori Walker, Western Exhibitors, 2181 Greenwich St., San Francisco, CA 94123; Ph: 415-447-3205 or 415-447-3217. Web: www.harvestfestival.com.

10/16-18; HOME CRAFT DAYS — Where: Mountain Empire Community College, Big Stone Gap, Va. Crafts. Info: Sue Ella Boatright-Wells, Mountain Empire Community College, 3441 Mountain Empire Rd., Big Stone Gap, VA 24219-4634; Ph: 276-523-7489 or 276-523-7464. Web: www.homecraftdays.org.

10/16-18; LOOKING GLASS FEST — Where: Central United Methodist Church, Lansing, Mich. Featuring: Joseph Pimentel and Bev Bernbaum, The Latter Day Lizards, U4 . Workshops in contra dance, Cajun dance, couples dance, fiddle, guitar, more. Tix: $65, $15-20 events. Info: Bonnie Wheeler / Looking Glass Festival, Looking Glass Music & Arts Assoc, P.O. Box 1403, East Lansing, MI 48826; Ph: 517-896-8665 or 517-337-0235. Web: my.voyager.net~bonhannoindex.html.

10/16-18; TIMBER & BALLOON FEST — Where: Shawnee Mtn. Ski Area, Shawnee-On-Delaware, Pa. Featuring: Hot air balloons, log rolling, pole climbing, ax and chainsaw competitions, and buck sawing. Crafts. Tix: $27-$30 3-day, $8-$10 day, $6-$8 day kids 5-12. Info: Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, P.O. Box 339 Hollow Rd., Shawnee-On-Delaware, PA 18356; Ph: 570-421-7231.Web: www.shawneemt.com. CR HR A

10/17; ARCHIE LEE MEMORIAL DULCIMER FEST — Where: Tishomingo State Park, Tishomingo, Miss.. Featuring: Country and bluegrass music, singing, dulcimer, misc. instruments and accompaniment. Workshops in dulcimer making. Crafts. Tix: FREE, $3 park fee. Info: Tishomingo State Park, P.O. Box 880, Tishomingo, MS 38873; Ph: 662-438-6914.Web: www.reserveamerica.com/tishomingo.

10/17; DISSIDENT FOLK FEST — Where: Howland Cultural Ctr, Beacon, N.Y. Tix: $10. Info: , ; Ph: 845-591-2161.Web: www.flamesofdiscontent.org.

10/17-18; BLACK CREEK PIONEER VILLAGE HOWLING HOOTENANNY — Where: Toronto, Ont., Canada. Crafts. Info: Geri Smith, Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto, ON M3J 2P3, Canada; Ph: 416-736-1733, ext. 5402.Web: www.blackcreek.ca.

10/17-18; GRAVES MOUNTAIN APPLE HARVEST FEST — Where: Graves Mtn. Lodge, Syria, Va. Featuring: The Deane Family, Dark Hollow, Orange Cloggers, Hi Horse Cloggers. Tix: FREE. Info: Jim Graves, Graves Mountain Lodge, 205 Graves Mountain Lane, Rte 670, Syria, VA 22743; Ph: 540-923-4231.Web: www.gravesmountain.com.

10/17-31; CANTERBURY FEST — Where: Canterbury, Kent, U.K. Featuring: 200 events across the art forms in venues throughout Canterbury and the surrounding areas. Info: Festival Office, Christ Church Gate, The Precincts, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2EE, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)122-745-2853 or +44-(0)122-776-2952. Web: www.canterburyfestival.co.uk.

10/18; PUMPKIN FEST — Where: Riverfront Park, Beacon, N.Y. Crafts. Tix: FREE. Info: Saul Rozinsky, P.O. Box 116, Blooming Grove, NY 10914; Ph: 845-496-5617.Web: www.beaconsloopclub.org.

10/22-24; AMERICAN BANJO FRATERNITY FALL RALLY — Where: Pantall Hotel, Punxsutawney, Pa. Featuring: Performance and jamming. Info: Paul Heilman, American Banjo Fraternity, 6929 Tuckahoe Rd., Williamson, NY 14589; Ph: 315-589-2276.Web: www.abfbanjo.org.

10/22-25; MAGNOLIA FEST — Where: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Cmpgrnd, Live Oak, Fla. Featuring: Dickey Betts & Great Southern, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Donna The Buffalo, Peter Rowan, Jim Lauderdale, Moonalice, The Duhks, Vince Herman & Great American Taxi, Travelin McCourys, The Lee Boys, Seth Walker, Col Bruce & Quark Alliance, Scythian, Blueground Undergrass, Joe Craven Duo, Daddy, Cornmeal, Tornado Rider, Jennie Arnau, Lefty Williams, The Rowan Brothers with Sue Cunningham, David Gans , Ralph Roddenbery Band, Mike & Ruthy, Dread Clampitt, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Hubba Hubba, Eliza Lynn, Annie Wenz, Nikki Talley, Tom Nelly, Lyndsay Pruett, Suwannee Bluegrass Mafia, and more . Workshops in instrument care and musical instruction. Crafts. Info: Magnolia Music & Events, Inc., P.O. Box 51597, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240-1597; Ph: 904-249-7990.Web: www.magmusic.com. CO HO A

10/23-25; HARMONICA 2009 — Where: Folk House, Bristol, U.K. Featuring: Brendan Power, Lee Sankey, Will Pound, Gerry Ezard, Franks Semus. Contests in Harmonica. Tix: £12.50 - £17.50. Info: Roger Trobridge, 112 Hag Hill Rise, Taplow, Maidenhead, Berks, SL6 0LT, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)162-860-4069.Web: harmonica.co.uk.

10/23-25; HARVEST FEST — Where: Del Mar Frgrnds, Del Mar, Calif. Featuring: Unique handmade arts & crafts, roaming & stage entertainment, gourmet food and more . Info: Lori Walker, Western Exhibitors, 2181 Greenwich St., San Francisco, CA 94123; Ph: 415-447-3205 or 415-447-3217. Web: www.harvestfestival.com.

10/23-25; MUSICPORT WORLD MUSIC FEST — Where: Spa Bridlington, Bridlington, England. Featuring: Nitin Sawney, Misty in Roots, Mad Professor Ariwa Posse, Rango, Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara, African Jazz Allstars, Les Quatre Etoiles, La Romeria De Santa Fortuna, Sumayo Flamenco, The Bisserov Sisters, The Balkanatics, Chumbawamba, Jim Moray, Mitch Benn, Batanai, Fernhill, Tashi Lhunpo Monks, Samay, Carmen Souza, Jack Mapanje, Cloudbase, Adriano Adewale Group, Abdullah Chhadeh & Syrian, Guy Buttery & Nibs Van Der Spuy, Forever Haqqani & The Whirling Dervishes, Maalstroom & Jo Freya, Mozaik, more. Tix: £89.50. Info: Katy, The Port Hole, 16 Skinner St., Whitby, N. Yorks, YO21 3AJ, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)-845-3732760 or +44-(0)1947-605089. Web: www.musicportfestival.com.

10/23-25; RED STEAGALL COWBOY GATHERING — Where: Ft. Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, Tex. Contests. Crafts. Info: Debbie Bowman, Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering, P.O. Box 4507, Fort Worth, TX 76164; Ph: 817-444-5502 or 817-625-1025. Web: www.redsteagallcowboygathering.com.

10/23-25; SEA WITCH HALLOWEEN & FIDDLER'S FEST — Where: Rehoboth Beach, Del. Crafts. Tix: FREE. Info: Elizabeth Beck, Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach C of C, P.O. Box 216, 501 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-0216; Ph: 302-227-2233 or 800-441-1329 x12. Web: www.beach-fun.com.

10/23-25; SWEDISH DANCE & MUSIC WEEKEND — Where: Folklore Village, Dodgeville, Wis. Featuring: Paul Dahlin and Family, American Swedish Institute Spelmanslag, Roo Lester and Larry Harding, Becky Weis, Char Bostrom and Leif Alpsjö. Info: Melissa Leef, Folklore Village, 3210 County BB, Dodgeville, WI 53533; Ph: 608-924-4000.Web: www.folklorevillage.org.

10/23-25; TUCSON BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Desert Diamond Casino, Tuscon, Ariz. Featuring: The Gibson Brothers, Goldwing Express, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, The Brombies, The Headline Bluegrass Band and Jam Pak Blues 'N' Grass Neighborhood Band. Workshops in banjo, fiddle, mandolin, bass, autoharp, guitar, harmony singing, song writting. Crafts. Tix: $30 wknd, $20 day. Info: Michael Headrick, 13308 Placita el Algodon, Tucson, AZ 85749; Ph: 520-760-0745 or 520-403-0168. Web: www.desertbluegrass.org.

10/23-11/1; RETURN TO CAMDEN TOWN — Where: Camden Town, London, England. Featuring: Traditional Irish music, song and dance . Workshops. Info: Karen Ryan, Artistic Director, London Irish Cantre, 50-52 Camden Square, London, NW1 9XB, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)7871-088121.Web: www.returntocamden.org.

10/23-11/1; SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLING FEST — Where: Scottish Storytelling Ctr, Edinburgh, Scotland. Featuring: Intn'l and Scottish storytellers. Workshops in storytelling. Info: Caroline Budge, Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR, Scotland; Ph: +44-(0)131-556-9579.Web: www.scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk.

10/23-11/24; ESLÖV BLUES FEST — Where: Eslöv, Sweden. Workshops. Info: Ralph Svensson, Klövabäcksvägen 13, Stehag, SE-240 36, Sweden; Ph: +46 702 442825.Web: www.bluesfestival.2ya.com.

10/24; BLUE RIDGE FOLKLIFE FEST — Where: Ferrum College, Ferrum, Va. Featuring: Traditional music, food, work animal competitions, quilt show and old-time games for children. Crafts. Tix: $10, $5 kids and seniors. Info: Roddy Moore, Blue Ridge Institute & Museum, Ferrum College, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA 24088; Ph: 540-365-4416.Web: www.blueridgeinstitute.org.

10/24-25; BLACK CREEK PIONEER VILLAGE HOWLING HOOTENANNY — Where: Toronto, Ont., Canada. Featuring: . Crafts. Info: Geri Smith, Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto, ON M3J 2P3, Canada; Ph: 416-736-1733, ext. 5402.Web: www.blackcreek.ca.

10/24-27; FARM PARK BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Danton Farm Park, Denton, NC. Tix: $75, $65 adv, $25 day. Info: Karen Miller, Denton Farm Park, 1072 Cranford Rd, Denton, NC 27239; Ph: 336-859-2755.Web: www.dentonbluegrass.com.

10/29-31; SPRING CREEK BLUEGRASS CLUB FESTIVAL — Where: Coushatte Ranch, Bellville, Tex. Crafts. Info: Carolyn Brockett, Spring Creek Bluegrass Club , P.O. Box 1294, Bellville, TX 77418-1294; Ph: 979-865-5250 or 979-865-5094. Web: www.springcreekbluegrass.com.

10/30-11/1; WANNADANCE UPTOWN — Where: Leif Erikson Lodge, Seattle, WA. Featuring: Rodney Miller with Lise Brown & Bruce Rosen, Queen City Bulldogs featuring David Cahn, Molly Tenenbaum, Armin Barnett & Dan Lockshon, Carol Ormand, Kathy Anderson. Workshops in contra, square & cajun dance. Info: Wannadance, Laurie Andrus, 6712 12th Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98117; Ph: 206-784-3477 or 206-634-2770. Web: www.wannadance.org. A

10/30-11/8; PERTHSHIRE AMBER — Where: Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Perthshire, U.K. Info: Butterstone Managements & Events, The Old Schoolhouse, Butterstone, Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8 0HA, Scotland; Ph: +44 (0)1350 724281.Web: www.perthshireamber.com.

November 2009

11/1; RIC STROME MEMORIAL BLUES RUMBLE — Where: Charleston, SC. Featuring: Shrimp City Slim, Juke Joint Johnny, Smoky Weiner & the Hot Links, more. Tix: $10. Info: Gary Erwin, Ric Strome Memorial Blues Rumble, P.O. Box 13525, Charleston, SC 29422; Ph: 843-762-9125.Web: www.bluesbash.com.

11/1; ROCKY RIVER BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Piedmont High School, Monroe, N.C.. Info: Joan Fraley, 2014 Wilson Ave, Monroe, NC 28110; Ph: 704-283-0215 or 704-283-2844. Web: www.deepershadeofblue.com.

11/3-8; OSLO WORLD MUSIC FEST — Where: Oslo, Norway. Info: Anne Moberg / Tonje Parsons, Rikskonsertene, PB 4261 Nydalen, Oslo, NO-0401, Norway; Ph: +47-(0)22-01-5900.Web: www.world-music.no.

11/4-8; ETNOSOI! — Where: Helsinki, Finland. Featuring: International music, with artists from all over the world. Info: Jaana-Maria Jukkara, Global Music Centre, Hämeentie 34D, Helsinki, FIN-00530, Finland; Ph: +358-(0)9-696-2790.Web: www.globalmusic.fi.

11/5-7; MEDITERRANIA — Where: Manresa, Spain. Featuring: Mediterranean music, theatre, dance and street activities. Info: Fira Mediterrània de Manresa , C/ Àngel Guimerà, 5, 5è pis, Manresa, E- 08241, Spain; Ph: +34-93-875-35-88 or . Web: www.tradifiramanresa.com.

11/5-7; TERLINGUA INTERNATIONAL CHILI COOK-OFF — Where: Terlingua, Tex. Info: Alan Dean, ; Ph: 512- 567-2835.Web: www.abowlofred.com.

11/5-8; OZARKS FOLK FEST — Where: Eureka Springs, Ark. Info: Eureka Festivals, 36 S Main St, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-3639; Ph: 888-855-7823 or 479-253-2586. Web: www.ozarkfolkfestival.com.

11/5-8; PEE DEE BLUES BASH — Where: Florence, SC. Tix: FREE. Info: Gary Erwin, PO Box 13525, Charleston, SC 29422; Ph: 843-762-9125.Web: www.peedeebluesbash.com.

11/5-9; RIVERHAWK MUSIC FEST — Where: Sertoma Ranch, Brooksville, Fla. Featuring: The Greencards, The Steeldrivers, Chubby Carrier, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeans, Red Stick Ramblers, The Bellville Outfit, Gibson Brothers, Rani Arbo, Chris Stuart & Back Country, Trailer Park Troubadors,Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, King Wilkie, The Wiyos, The Mayhaws, Jennings & Keller, Mark Johnson & Emory Lestor, Radio Free Carmela & the Transmitters, more. Crafts. Tix: $15-110. Info: Riverhawk Music Festival, Mitch Lind, P.O. Box 694, Polk City, FL 33868; Ph: 863-984-8445.Web: www.riverhawkmusic.com.

11/5-14; KENT STATE FOLK FEST — Where: Kent, Ohio. Featuring: 2 consecutive weekends of folk music. Contests. Workshops. Info: Kent State Folk Festival, WKSU Offices, 1613 E. Summit St., Kent, OH 44242; Ph: 330-672-9154 or 800-672-2132. Web: www.kentstatefolkfestival.org. CR HR A I I - Call in advance

11/6-8; DENHOLM FOLK FEST — Where: near Hawick, Scottish Borders, Scotland. Featuring: . Info: Will Roberts, Wester Middles, Cavers, Harwick, , Scotland; Ph: +47-(0)1450-375-610.Web: www.denholmfolkfest.co.uk.

11/6-8; GREATER DOWNSTATE BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield, Ill. Featuring: Rhonda Vincent & Rage, Nothin' Fancy, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Daily & Vincent, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain, The Link Family, Art Stevenson High Water, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, and Roland White. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: $55, $5-25 day. Info: Bluegrass Festival , P.O. Box 456, Jacksonville, IL 62651; Ph: 217-243-3159.Web: www.bluegrassmidwest.com. A

11/6-15; LUCERNE BLUES FEST — Where: Grand Casino, Lucerne, Switzerland. Info: Guido Schmidt, Lucerne Blues Fest, P.O. Box 7564, Luzern 7, CH-6000, Switzerland; Ph: .Web: www.bluesfestival.ch.

11/7; HARVEST FEST — Where: Mullet Hall Equestrian Ctr, Johns Island Co. Park, Charleston, S.C. Featuring: Crafter market, children's activities, live entertainment, food and more. Contests. Crafts. Info: Mandi Starnes, Charleston County Park/Recreation Comm., 861 Riverland Dr., Charleston, SC 29412; Ph: 843-795-4386 or 843-762-2172. Web: www.ccprc.com.

11/7-8; FALL COUNTRY JAMBOREE — Where: Pioneer Settlement, Barberville, Fla. Featuring: Folk art, entertainment, living history displays, farm animals, children’s stage and hands-on area. Crafts. Tix: $6. Info: Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts, Inc., 1776 Lightfoot Lane, P.O. Box 6, Barberville, FL 32105; Ph: 386-749-2959 or 386-749-2087. Web: www.pioneersettlement.org.

11/7-8; LOUISIANA SWAMP FEST — Where: Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, La. Featuring: Celebrates Cajun way of life through cultural demonstrations, music, food and crafts.Features hands-on encounters with live Louisiana swamp animals and special animal feedings. Crafts. Tix: Free with zoo admission. Info: Louisiana Swamp Fest, Audubon Zoo, P.O. Box 4327, New Orleans, LA 70178; Ph: 866-487-2966 or 504-581-4629. Web: www.auduboninstitute.org. CO CR HR A

11/12-15; WOMAD CANARIAS — Where: Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. Featuring: Music from around the world. Tix: FREE. Info: WOMAD Ltd., Millside, Mill Lane, Box, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 8PN, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)122-574-4494 or +44-(0)118-939-0930. Web: www.womad.org.

11/13-14; OLD SAVANNAH BLUES & BBQ FEST — Where: The Roundhouse Railroad Museum, Savannah, Ga. Info: Coastal Heritage Society, 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Savannah, GA 31401; Ph: 912-651-6823.Web: www.chsgeorgia.org.

11/13-14; SOUTHERN OHIO INDOOR MUSIC FEST — Where: Roberts Convention Ctr, Wilmington, Ohio. Featuring: Dailey and Vincent, Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, IIIrd Tyme Out, the Primitive Quartet, Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time, Nothin' Fancy, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Barry Scott and Second Wind, Dale Ann Bradley and Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers. Tix: $27-60. Info: Megan Brugger, Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, 23 E. Second St., Xenia, OH 45385; Ph: 937-372-5804 or 937-372-3531 x102. Web: www.somusicfest.com.

11/13-15; BLUES AT BRIDGETOWN — Where: Bridgetown, W.A., Australia. Tix: $160 wknd, $80-110 day, $65-80 youth. Info: , Blues at Bridgetown, PO Box 206, Bridgetown, WA 6255, Australia; Ph: +61-(08)9761-2921.Web: www.bluesatbridgetown.com.

11/13-15; FIDDLE 2009 — Where: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, Scotland. Workshops in fiddle and cello. Info: The Scots Fiddle Festival Ltd., St George's West, 58 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4RT, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)131-555-7669.Web: www.scotsfiddlefestival.com.

11/13-15; FOUR CORNER STATES BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Everett Bowman Rodeo Grnds, Wickenburg, Ariz. Tix: $30, $12 day. Info: , Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, 216 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, AZ 85390; Ph: 928-684-5479 or 928 684-0977. Web: www.wickenburgchamber.com.

11/13-12/20; AFRICOLOR — Where: Paris, France. Info: Philippe Conrath, 5 rue Arthur Groussier, Paris, 75010, France; Ph: +33-1-47-97-69-99.Web: www.africolor.com.

11/14-15; AUBURN CHRISTMAS FEST — Where: Gold Country Frgrnds, Auburn, Calif. Featuring: Various types of music, street performers. Crafts. Tix: $7, $5 srs, $1 kids. Info: Rich Burleigh, Fire on the Mountain, P.O. Box 148, Soulsbyville, CA 95372; Ph: 209-533-3473 or 530-823-4533. Web: www.fireonthemountain.com.

11/16-18; EISTEDDFOD NEW YORK — Where: Nevelle Grande Resort and Country Club, Ellenville, NY. Featuring: Claire Boucher, Jerry Devokaitis, Jerry Epstein, Paul Geremia, Howard Glasser, Lorraine & Bennett Hammond, Dave Howard, David Jones, John Krum, Norman Kennedy, Enoch Kent, Dave Kiphuth, Alison McMorland & Geordie McIntyre, John Roberts & Tony Barrand, Neil Rossi, Sonja Savig, Dwayne Thorpe, Happy Traum, Bill & Livia Vanaver, Mick Vandow, George Ward, Eric Weissberg, Heather Wood, Wreck Room String Band, Phil Zimmerman. Info: Folk Music Society of New York, Inc, 444 W 54th Street #7, New York, NY 10019; Ph: 718-426-8555 or 212-957-8386. Web: www.eisteddfod-ny.org.

11/19-22; WESTERN MUSIC FEST — Where: Marriot Albuquerque, Albuquerque, N.M. Featuring: Cowboy and Western music. Info: Marsha Short, P.O.Box 648, Coppell, TX 75019; Ph: 505-563-0673 or 325-234-4306. Web: www.westernmusic.org.

11/20-23; CRICKET ST. THOMAS BLUES WEEKEND — Where: Somerset, U.K. Featuring: Connie Lush & Blues Shouter, King Earl Boogie Band, The Spikedrivers, Rollo Markee & The Tailshakers, Giles Hedley & The Aviators, The Sean Webster Band, plus the Rik Martin Band. Tix: £249. Info: Boogaloo Promotions, Boogaloo House, Vine Way, Wrecclesham, Farnham, GU10 4TB, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)125-279-3430 or +44-(0)870-601-6012. Web: www.boogaloopromotions.com.

11/26-28; OLD TYME FARM DAYS — Where: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Cmpgrnd, Live Oak, Fla. Featuring: A celebration of old-time farm life, with Gospel, blacksmithing, weaving, storytelling, and musical instrument demos and more. Info: Cher Skinner, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, 3076 95th Dr., Live Oak, FL 32060; Ph: 386-364-1683 or 386-364-4641. Web: www.musicliveshere.com. CO HO A

11/26-28; SOUTH CAROLINA STATE BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Myrtle Beach Convention Ctr, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Tix: $85 weekend, $35 day. Info: Norman Adams / Tony Anderson, Adams & Anderson, LCC, P.O. Box 98, Dahlonega, GA 30533; Ph: 706-864-7203.Web: www.aandabluegrass.com.

11/26-29; THANKSGIVING BLUEGRASS JAM WEEKEND — Where: Sertoma Youth Ranch, Brooksville, Fla. Workshops. Crafts. Info: Steve Dittman, 2181 Trussell Rd., Oglethorpe, GA 31068-3245; Ph: 352-754-3082 or 813-985 2780. Web: www.sertomayouthranch.com. CO CR HO HR A

11/27-29; JULMARKNAD — Where: Bishop Hill, Ill Historical Village. Tix: FREE. Info: Events Coordinator, Bishop Hill Arts Council, P.O. Box 47, Bishop Hill, IL 61419; Ph: 309-927-3345 or 309-927-3899. Web: www.bishophillartscouncil.com.

11/27-29; NEWTON THANKSGIVING BLUEGRASS WEEKEND — Where: Newton Best Western Inn, Newton, Iowa. Info: Chuck Stearman, SPBGMA, P.O. Box 271, Kirksville, MO 63501; Ph: 660-665-7172.Web: www.spbgma.com. CR HR A

11/27-29; SONORA CHRISTMAS FEST — Where: Mother Lode Frgrnds, Sonora, Calif. Featuring: Elves, storytellers, all types of music and street performers. Crafts. Tix: $7, $5 srs, $2 kids. Info: Rich Burleigh, Fire on the Mountain, P.O. Box 148, Soulsbyville, CA 95372; Ph: 209-533-3473 or 530-823-4533. Web: www.fireonthemountain.com.

Camps & Schools

September 2009

9/3-7; CARREFOUR MONDIAL DE L'ACCORDEON — Where: Montmagny, Que., Canada. Featuring: Irish, Celtic, traditional and classical music from around the world. Workshops. Info: Chautal Bourget, Administration Dir., Carrefour Mondial de L'accordéon, 301 Boul Taché Est, Montmagny, QC GSV 1C5, Canada; Ph: 418-248-7927.Web: accordeon.montmagny.com.

9/4-6; JANA JAE FIDDLE CAMP — Where: Grove Civic Ctr, Grove, Okla. Featuring: Jana Jae, Junior Marriott, Rick Morton, Jody Naifeh, Karen Naifeh Harmon, Babette Allen, John Holden, Russ Weeks, more. Workshops in Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar. Tix: $100, $80 adv. Info: Kathleen Pixley, Grand Lake Festivals, P.O. Box 451590, Grove, OK 74345; Ph: 918-786-8896 or 800-526-2523. Web: www.grandlakefestivals.com.

9/4-7; MAINEWOODS DANCE CAMP: SESSION 4 (LABOR DAY WEEKEND) — Where: Camp Indian Acres, Fryeburg, Maine. Featuring: Zeljko Jergan, Kay Munn. Workshops in Croatian and Scottish folk dance. Tix: $290-$350. Info: Helen Blum, registrar, Mainwoods Dance Camp, 926 Bloomfield Ave, Apt 3F, Glen Ridge, NJ 07028; Ph: 973-787-4614 or 207-935-3901. Web: www.mainewoodsdancecamp.org.

9/4-7; SAN FRANCISCO FOLK MUSIC CLUB LABOR DAY CAMP — Where: Boulder Creek, Santa Cruz Mountains, Calif. Featuring: Open mic concerts, jamming and more. Workshops in music technique, song swaps. Info: Ken Hayes, San Francisco Folk Music Club, 885 Clayton St., San Francisco, CA 94117; Ph: 415-661-2217.Web: www.sffmc.org.

9/4-13; VILLAGE HARMONY WORLD MUSIC SINGING CAMP, ADULT SESSION — Where: St. Benedict's Lodge, McKenzie, Ore. Featuring: Larry Gordon and Patty Cuyler. Tix: $725. Info: Village Harmony, 5748 Hollister Hill Rd., Marshfield, VT 05658; Ph: 802-426-3210.Web: www.villageharmony.org.

9/6-12; BUILDING A MOUNTAIN DULCIMER — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Jack Smoot. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: $512 tuition, plus r&b. Info: Bob Dalsemer, John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902; Ph: 800-FOLK-SCH or 800-365-5724. Web: www.folkschool.org.

9/6-12; LEARN TO PLAY PENNY WHISTLE — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Guy George. Tix: $512 tuition, plus r&b. Info: Bob Dalsemer, John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902; Ph: 800-FOLK-SCH or 800-365-5724. Web: www.folkschool.org.

9/8-11; AMERICANA SONG ACADEMY — Where: Camp Caldera, Sisters, Ore. Workshops. Info: Brad Tisdel, Sisters Folk Festival, P.O. Box 3500, PMB 304, Sisters, OR 97759; Ph: 541-549-4979 or 541-408-0200. Web: www.sistersfolkfestival.org.

9/9-11; CHILDREN'S MUSIC NETWORK NATIONAL CONFERENCE — Where: Blue Ridge Assembly Conference Ctr, Black Mountain, NC. Featuring: Billy Jonas. Workshops. Info: Caroline Presnell, Children's Music Network, P.O. Box 1341, Evanston, IL 60204-1341; Ph: 847-673-2243 or 847-733-8003. Web: www.cmnonline.org.

9/10-13; AMERICAN BANJO CAMP — Where: Fort Flagler State Park, Nordland, Wash. Featuring: Danny Barnes, Janet Beazley, Mac Benford, Greg Canote, Jere Canote, Pat Cloud, Paul Elliott, Adam Hurt, Bill Keith, Peter Langston, Brad Leftwich, Alan Munde, Cathy Barton Para, Ken Perlman, Laura Smith, Mike Stahlman. Workshops in old-time and bluegrass banjo. Tix: $420-540. Info: Peter Langston & Ken Perlman, American Banjo Camp, 9228 1st Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98117; Ph: 206-781-5026 or 978-534-6407. Web: www.americanbanjocamp.com.

9/11-13; BEGINNING HAMMERED DULCIMER WORKSHOP — Where: Weatherbury Farm, Avella, Pa. Featuring: Bill Schilling. Workshops. Tix: $120. Info: Dale & Marcy Tudor, Weatherbury Farm Vacation, 1061 Sugar Run Rd., Avella, PA 15312; Ph: 724-587-3763 or 330-332-4420. Web: folkmusic.weatherburyfarm.com.

9/11-13; FIDDLEHEADS ACOUSTIC MUSIC CAMP — Where: Geneva Point Conference Ctr, Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonboro, N.H. Featuring: Darol Anger, David Surrette, Susie Burke, Seth Austen, Beverly Woods, Ryan Thomson; Organizers and Teachers Ellen Carlson & Kathy Sommer. Tix: $198-309. Info: Ellen Carlson, Fiddleheads Acoustic Music Camp, P.O. Box 62, Lochmere, NH 03252; Ph: 603-528-1705 or 315-482-5747. Web: www.fiddleheadscamp.com.

9/11-13; FOLK DANCE DAYS WORKSHOPS — Where: Ozark Folk Ctr, Mountain View, Ark. Featuring: Traditional folk dance styles of England, Scotland, Ireland and America's mountain regions. Tix: $35-$65. Info: Ozark Folk Center, P.O. Box 500, Mountain View, AR 72560; Ph: 870-269-3851.Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com. CR HR A

9/11-13; GREENWOOD FURNACE FOLK GATHERING — Where: Greenwood Furnace State Park, Huntingdon, Pa. Featuring: A weekend of music workshops, jamming, concerts and dancing. Info: Sally Driscoll, Huntingdon Co. Arts Council, P.O. Box 216, Huntingdon, PA 16652; Ph: 814-643-6220 or 814-238-5051. Web: www.simplegiftsmusic.com/greenwood/.

9/11-13; VANCOUVER ISLAND MUSIC WORKSHOP — Where: Nanoose, Vancouver Island B.C., Canada. Featuring: Jennifer Scott, Valdy, Bruce Clausen, June Cannon, Rosemary Campbell, Rueben Gurr, Guido Heistek, Dave Marshall, Calvin Cairns, John Hough. Workshops. Tix: $280 Can.. Info: Granville Airton, 2159 Quenville Rd., Courtenay, BC V9J 1X7, Canada; Ph: 250-890-0499 or 250-218-5048. Web: vancouverislandmusicworkshop.com.

9/11-14; FUR PEACE RANCH PICK & PUTT WEEKEND — Where: Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio. Workshops in Repertoire, skillbuilding, fingerstyle, and bass guitar. Info: Vanessa Kaukonen, Fur Peace Ranch, 39495 St. Clair Rd., Pomeroy, OH 45769-9434; Ph: 740-992-2575 or 740-992-2498. Web: www.furpeaceranch.com.

9/13-18; BEGINNING FOLK HARP — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Lorraine Lee Hammond . Tix: $460 plus r&b. Info: Bob Dalsemer, John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902; Ph: 800-FOLK-SCH or 828-837-2775. Web: www.folkschool.org.

9/18-20; CLOGGING WORKSHOP — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Aubrey Atwater. Tix: $290 tuition, plus r&b. Info: Bob Dalsemer, John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902; Ph: 800-FOLK-SCH or 800-365-5724. Web: www.folkschool.org.

9/18-20; INTERMEDIATE MOUNTAIN & HAMMERED DULCIMER WITH VOICE WORKSHOP — Where: Weatherbury Farm, Avella, Pa. Featuring: Madeline MacNeil. Workshops in hammered dulcimer. Tix: $120 tuition. Info: Dale & Marcy Tudor, Weatherbury Farm Vacation, 1061 Sugar Run Rd., Avella, PA 15312; Ph: 724-587-3763 or 330-332-4420. Web: www.folkmusic.weatherburyfarm.com.

9/18-20; OUR STORY IN SONG — Where: Rowe Camp & Conference Center, Rowe, MA. Featuring: Gordon Bok. Tix: sliding scale. Info: Rowe Camp and Conference Center, PO Box 273, 22 Kings Hwy, Rowe, MA 01367; Ph: 413-339-4954.Web: www.rowecenter.org.

9/18-20; STAR HAMPSHIRE TRADITIONAL MUSIC & DANCE WEEKEND — Where: Isle of Shoals, N.H. Featuring: Contras, squares, English Country Dance, couple dances, group singing, more. Workshops in contras, squares, English country dance, couple dances, singing and more. Tix: $290-$355. Info: Chrissy Fowler, Star Hampshire Weekend, 93 Kaler Road, Belfast, NH 04915; Ph: 207-338-0979.Web: www.starisland.org.

9/20-26; SINGING WITH CLAWHAMMER BANJO — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Aubrey Atwater. Tix: $512 tuition, plus r&b. Info: Bob Dalsemer, John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902; Ph: 800-FOLK-SCH.Web: www.folkschool.org.

9/25-27; ADIRONDACK DANCE WEEKEND — Where: Silver Bay YMCA Conference Ctr, Hague, N.Y. Featuring: Crowfoot and Beverwyck, Lisa Greenleaf and Scott Higgs, Vikki Armstrong, the Hot Foot Club, Spare Parts with Eric Buddington. Workshops. Info: Peter Stix, Adirondack Dance Weekend, P.O. Box 448, Latham, NY 12110-0448; Ph: 518-292-0133 or 518-384-3275. Web: www.danceflurry.org/new/silverbay.html. A

9/26-27; CONCERTINAS AT WITNEY — Where: Witney, Oxford, England. Featuring: All sorts of music for English, Anglo and Duet Concertinas - Individual styles, musical traditions, ensemble playing, modern & classical music. Workshops in concertina. Tix: £80. Info: Dave Townsend, Hands On Music Weekends, P.O. Box 1162, East Oxford D.O., OX4 4WS, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)186-571-4778.Web: www.handsonmusic.org.uk.

9/27-10/2; CONTINUING MOUNTAIN DULCIMER — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Betty Smith. Tix: $460 tuition plus r&b. Info: Bob Dalsemer, John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902; Ph: 800-FOLK-SCH or 828-837-2775. Web: www.folkschool.org. CO CR HO HR A

October 2009

10/2-4; BEGINNING AUTOHARP WORKSHOP — Where: Weatherbury Farm, Avella, Pa. Featuring: Bill Schilling. Workshops in autoharp. Tix: $120 tuition. Info: Dale & Marcy Tudor, Weatherbury Farm Vacation, 1061 Sugar Run Rd., Avella, PA 15312; Ph: 724-587-3763 or 330-332-4420. Web: www.folkmusic.weatherburyfarm.com.

10/2-4; PHILADELPHIA FOLKSONG SOCIETY: FALL FLING — Where: Camp Saginaw, Oxford, Pa. Workshops in vocal and instrumental topics, dance, massage, crafts and kid's activities. Crafts. Info: Fall Fling Chair, Philadelphia Folksong Society, 7113 Emlen St., Philadelphia, PA 19119; Ph: 215-247-1300.Web: www.fallfling.org. CO

10/2-4; SINGING IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN TRADITION — Where: Rowe Camp & Conference Ctr, Rowe, Mass. Featuring: Ysaye M. Barnwell. Workshops. Info: Rowe Camp & Conference Center, 22 Kings Hwy, PO Box 273, Rowe, MA 01367; Ph: 413-339-4954.Web: www.rowecenter.org.

10/2-5; FSGW GETAWAY — Where: West River Conference Ctr, West River, Md. Workshops. Info: Charlie Baum, 706 Bonifant Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Ph: 202-334-1701 or 301-587-2286. Web: www.fsgw.org.

10/3-4; FALL SINGING WEEKEND — Where: Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Toronto, ON, Canada. Featuring: Val Mindel, Emmy Miller, Jesse Milnes. Tix: $125 wknd, $75 day. Info: Alan Gasser, Fall Singing Weekend, 1 -- 182 Wright Avenue, Toronto, ON M6R 1L2, Canada; Ph: 416-588-5554 or 416-588-9050 x2. Web: worldsongs.ca.

10/4-10; CONTINUING HAMMERED DULCIMER — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Anne Lough. Tix: $512 tuition plus r&b. Info: Bob Dalsemer, John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902; Ph: 800-FOLK-SCH or 828-837-2775. Web: www.folkschool.org. CO CR HO HR A

10/8-11; SPRINGFED WRITERS' RETREAT — Where: Michigania on Walloon Lake, Mich. Info: John D. Lamb, Springfed Arts, P.O. Box 304, Royal Oak, MI 48068-0304; Ph: 248-589-3913.Web: www.springfed.org.

10/9-12; FOLK ARTS CENTER OF NEW ENGLAND'S OKTOBERFEST DANCE WEEKEND — Where: Hulbert Outdoor Ctr, Fairlee, Vt. Featuring: Lee Otterholt, Chris Levey, The Pinewoods Band. Workshops in Balkan dance, English country dance, instruments, singing. Info: Jo Crawford, Folk Arts Center of New England, 42 W. Foster St., Melrose, MA 02176-3811; Ph: 781-662-7475 or 978-692-6217. Web: www.facone.org.

10/9-12; MOUNTAIN MUSIC & DANCE RETREAT — Where: Sagamore Institute, Raquette Lake, N.Y. Featuring: Trish Miller, John Kirk, Dan Duggan, Peggy Lynn, Dan Berggren, Dick & Carmen Gilman, and Steve Warner. Tix: $299, $165 children. Info: Sagamore Institute, P.O. Box 40, Sagamore Rd., Raquette Lake, NY 13420; Ph: 315-354-5311.Web: www.sagamore.org.

10/10-12; FALL GETAWAY WEEKEND — Where: Prindle Pond Conference Center, Charlton, MA. Featuring: John Roberts, Lynn Noel, Claire Boucher and Brad Hurley. Contests. Workshops. Info: Lori Fassman, 17 Faulkner Hill Rd., Acton, MA 01720; Ph: 978-264-9710 or 617-623-1806. Web: www.fssgb.org. A

10/11-17; BEGINNING FIDDLE — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Cathy Grant. Tix: $512 tuition plus r&b. Info: Bob Dalsemer, John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902; Ph: 800-FOLK-SCH or 800-365-5724. Web: www.folkschool.org. CO CR HO HR A

10/16-18; BACDS FALL DANCE WEEKEND — Where: Monte Toyon, Aptos, Calif. Workshops in dance music, calling and singing. Crafts. Info: Vanessa Schatmeier, BACDS Fall Weekend, 1122 Hudson St., Redwood City, CA 94061; Ph: 650-365-2913.Web: www.bacds.org.

10/16-18; FALL FOLK MUSIC WEEKEND — Where: Nevele Grande Hotel, Ellenville, NY. Workshops. Info: Joy Bennett, NY Pinewoods Folk Music Club, 444 W. 54th St. #7, New York, NY 10019; Ph: 718-651-1115 or 718-549-1344. Web: www.folkmusicny.org.

10/16-18; FLORIDA STATE FIDDLERS CONVENTION — Where: O'Leno State Park, High Springs, Fla. Featuring: Bruce Greene, Loy McWhirter, local, bands, dances, callers and jams . Contests. Workshops. Tix: $45 wknd, $25 daily. Info: Leslie Green, Florida State Fiddlers Association, P.O. Box 713, Micanopy, FL 32667; Ph: 352-371-9801 or 386-454-1853. Web: www.nettally.com/fiddler. CO A I

10/16-18; INTERMEDIATE SINGING WITH THE AUTOHARP WORKSHOP — Where: Weatherbury Farm, Avella, Pa. Featuring: Bob Zentz. Workshops in autoharp. Tix: $120 tuition. Info: Dale & Marcy Tudor, Weatherbury Farm Vacation, 1061 Sugar Run Rd., Avella, PA 15312; Ph: 724-587-3763 or 330-332-4420. Web: www.folkmusic.weatherburyfarm.com.

10/16-18; SONNY OSBORNE BANJO CAMP — Where: Nashville, Tenn. Featuring: Sonny Osborne, Bill Evans, Alan Munde, Tom Adams, and Ned Luberecki . Workshops in 5-string bluegrass banjo. Info: Cindy Sinclair, Nash Camp, P.O. Box 210396, Nashville, TN 37221; Ph: 615-952-2267.Web: www.nashcamp.com.

10/18-24; PLAYING BLUEGRASS MUSIC IN A GROUP — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Tix: $512 tuition plus r&b. Info: Bob Dalsemer, John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902; Ph: 800-FOLK-SCH or 828-837-2775. Web: www.folkschool.org. CO CR HO HR A

10/19-23; BLAZIN IN BEAULY FEST — Where: Beauly, Invernes-Shire, U.K. Featuring: Allan Henderson, Andy Thorburn, Bruce MacGregor, Catriona Macdonald, Iain MacFarlane, others. Info: Lara McDonald, Blazin in Beauly, Plachaig House, Kilmorack, Beuly, IV4 7AL, U.K.; Ph: +44 (0)779-294-7269.Web: www.blazininbeauly.com.

10/23-25; BEGINNING MOUNTAIN DULCIMER WORKSHOP — Where: Weatherbury Farm, Avella, Pa. Featuring: Bill Schilling. Workshops in mountain dulcimer. Tix: $120 tuition. Info: Dale & Marcy Tudor, Weatherbury Farm Vacation, 1061 Sugar Run Rd., Avella, PA 15312; Ph: 724-587-3763 or 330-332-4420. Web: www.folkmusic.weatherburyfarm.com.

10/23-25; O'FLAHERTY IRISH MUSIC RETREAT — Where: Midlothian, TX. Info: Ken Fleming, 1320 Navaho Trail, Richardson, TX 75080; Ph: 972-238-8724.Web: www.oflahertyretreat.org.

10/25-30; INTERMEDIATE GUITAR: FLATPICKING MELODIES — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Steve and Penny Kilby. Tix: $460 tuition plus r&b. Info: Bob Dalsemer, John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902; Ph: 800-FOLK-SCH or 828-837-2775. Web: www.folkschool.org. CO CR HO HR A

10/25-11/1; OCTOBER OLD-TIME WEEK — Where: Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, W.Va. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: $420 tuition. Info: Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Dr., Elkins, WV 26241; Ph: 304-637-1209 or 800-624-3157. Web: www.augustaheritage.com.

10/30-11/1; APPALACHIAN SQUARE DANCE — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Phil Jamison, Bob Dalsemer. Tix: $290 tuition, plus r&b. Info: Bob Dalsemer, John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902; Ph: 800-FOLK-SCH or 828-837-2775. Web: www.folkschool.org. CO CR HO HR A

10/30-11/1; AUGUSTA FIDDLERS' REUNION — Where: Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, W.Va. Tix: FREE. Info: Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College, 100 Campus Dr., Elkins, WV 26241; Ph: 304-637-1209.Web: www.augustaheritage.com. CR HR A

November 2009

11/1-6; MOAB FOLK CAMP — Where: Moab, Utah. Featuring: Sloan Wainwright, Keith Little, Brooks Williams, Cosy Sheridan, TR Ritchie, Eric Jones. Tix: $485 tuition, $180 per class. Info: Moab Folk Music Festival, TR Ritchie Cosy Sheridan, PO Box 479, Moab, UT 84532; Ph: 603-731-3240 or 435-259-6230. Web: www.cosysheridan.com.

11/1-7; BUILDING A RESONATOR GUITAR (DOBRO) — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Bob Alexander. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: $512 tuition, plus materials and r&b. Info: Bob Dalsemer, John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902; Ph: 800-FOLK-SCH or 800-365-5724. Web: www.folkschool.org.

11/1-7; CONTINUING AUTOHARP — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Les Gustafson-Zook. Tix: $512 tuition, plus r&b. Info: Bob Dalsemer, John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902; Ph: 800-FOLK-SCH.Web: www.folkschool.org. CO CR HO HR A

11/5-8; LAMB'S RETREAT FOR SONGWRITERS — Where: Birchwood Inn, Harbor Springs, Mich. Featuring: Stacey Earle, Mark Stuart, Chuck Brodsky, Amy Speace, Drew Nelson, Director John D. Lamb There will be a second weekend retreat November 12-15 with Idgy Vaughn, Bernice Lewis, Dave Boutette, John D. Lamb and more. Workshops in songwriting. Tix: $275 tuition, $495 with r&b. Info: John D. Lamb, Springfed Arts, P.O. Box 304, Royal Oak, MI 48068-0304; Ph: 248-589-3913.Web: www.springfed.org/songwriters.html.

11/6-8; GEORGIA STRAIT GUITAR WORKSHOP — Where: Crescent Beach, B.C., Canada. Featuring: Phil Belanger, Keith Bennett, June Cannon, Dave Dunnigan, Don Fraser, Neil Fraser, Guido Heisteck, Don Kellet, Kitty King, Wendy Knudson, Colleen Savage, Brian Tate. Workshops. Tix: $295. Info: Granville Airton, Georgia Strait Guitar Workshop, 2159 Quenville Rd., Courtenay, BC V9J 1X7, Canada; Ph: 250-890-0499 or 250-218-5048. Web: www.gsgw.ca.

11/8-14; INTERMEDIATE MOUNTAIN DULCIMER — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Stephen Seifert. Tix: $512 tuition, plus r&b. Info: Bob Dalsemer, John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902; Ph: 800-FOLK-SCH or 800-365-5724. Web: www.folkschool.org.

11/12-15; LAMB'S RETREAT FOR SONGWRITERS — Where: Birchwood Inn, Harbor Springs, Mich. Featuring: Idgy Vaughn, Bernice Lewis, Dave Boutette, Director John D. Lamb and more TBA. There is also a retreat November 5-8, 2009 that features Stacey Earle, Mark Stuart, Chuck Bordsky, Amy Speace, Drew Nelson and John D. Lamb. Workshops in songwriting. Tix: $275 tuition, $495 with r&b. Info: John D. Lamb, Springfed Arts, P.O. Box 304, Royal Oak, MI 48068-0304; Ph: 248-589-3913.Web: www.springfed.org/songwriters.html.

11/13-15; DANCE IN THE DESERT — Where: Triangle Y Ranch, Oracle, Ariz. Featuring: Rodney Miller and Airdance, with calling by Sue Dupre and Rick Mohr. Workshops in contra styling, fiddle, shape note singing and more. Tix: $190, $60 children. Info: Dance in the Desert, Tucson Friends of Traditional Music, P.O. Box 40654, Tucson, AZ 85717-0654; Ph: 520-795-2081.Web: www.tftm.org.

11/13-15; PETE WERNICK'S BLUEGRASS JAM CAMP — Where: Boulder Inn, Boulder, CO. Featuring: Pete and Joan Wernick. Workshops in bluegrass jamming. Tix: $225. Info: Pete Wernick, Banjo Camp, 7930-P Oxford Rd., Niwot, CO 80503; Ph: 303-652-8346 or 303-440-5564. Web: www.drbanjo.com.

11/13-15; SUNSHINE STATE ACOUSTIC MUSIC CAMP — Where: St. Petersburg, Fla. Workshops. Tix: $129. Info: Charley Groth, Director, Sunshine State Acoustic Music Camp, 2900 31st Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712-3715; Ph: 727-585-5678.Web: www.cgmusicman.com.

11/15-20; BEGINNING CLAWHAMMER BANJO — Where: Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Annie Fain Liden. Tix: $460 tuition, plus r&b. Info: Bob Dalsemer, John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902; Ph: 1-800-FOLK-SCH.Web: www.folkschool.org.

11/20-22; NORTHWEST MORRIS WORKSHOP — Where: Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Annie Fain Liden. Tix: $290 tuition, plus r&b. Info: Bob Dalsemer, John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902; Ph: 1-800-FOLK-SCH.Web: www.folkschool.org.

11/20-22; PETE WERNICK'S INTERMEDIATE BLUEGRASS JAM CAMP — Where: Boulder Inn, Boulder, Colo. Featuring: Pete Wernick. Workshops in bluegrass jamming, band skills, harmony singing. Tix: $225. Info: Pete Wernick, Banjo Camp, 7930-P Oxford Rd., Niwot, CO 80503; Ph: 303-652-8346 or 303-319-0561 or 303-319-0561. Web: www.drbanjo.com.

11/20-22; VANCOUVER FOLK SONG SOCIETY WINTER RETREAT — Where: Camp Alexandra, near Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Featuring: Singing, jamming, concerts, dances, singarounds, and workshops on many topics. Workshops. Info: Allison Campbell, 1028 Nanaimo St, New Westminster, BC V3M 2E6, Canada; Ph: 604-251-5341 or 604-647-1323. Web: www.folksongsociety.org.