»  Home  »   Our Programs   »   Resource Center   »   Festival Listings: March thru May '10



· March
· April
· May

· March
· April
· May
← Back to February ’10 Events and earlier Ahead to June ’10 Events and beyond →

Festival and Camp Listing (Spring 2010)

March through May 2010


March 2010

3/5-7; NORTH TEXAS IRISH FEST — Where: Fair Park, Dallas, Tex.. Featuring: Live entertainment on 8 stages, dance exhibitions, games, traditional Irish food and drink, cultural displays, children’s area, Celtic artists, Scottish Clan Village and more. Info: Jim Miller, North Texas Irish Festival, 1925 Abrams Parkway #382, Dallas, TX 75214; Ph: 214-821-4173 .Web: www.ntif.org.

3/5-10; PORT FAIRY FOLK MUSIC FEST — Where: Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia. Featuring: 20 International acts, 80 national acts, children's circus, street performers, instrument makers exhibition, and more. Tix: $175 adult 4-day. Info: Sandy Brady, Port Fairy Folk Fest, P.O. Box 1252, Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia; Ph: +61-(0)3-5225-1232.Web: www.portfairyfolkfestival.com.

3/5-7; GATEWAY CITY BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: St. Louis, Mo.. Info: Terry & Jan Lease, Bluegrass Festival, P.O. Box 456, Jacksonville, IL 62651; Ph: 217-243-3159.Web: www.bluegrassmidwest.com.

3/5-7; WINTER BLUEGRASS WEEKEND — Where: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, Plymouth, Minn.. Featuring: The Chapmans, The Macrae Sisters, over forty moreTBA, nightly dances, jam sessions and more. Workshops in guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin. Tix: $34 wknd, $10-20 day, adv available, Kids FREE. Info: Jed Malischke, MBOTMA, P.O. Box 16408, Minneapolis, MN 54801 ; Ph: 800-635-3037 or 715-635-2479. Web: www.minnesotabluegrass.org.

3/5-8; WOMADELAIDE — Where: Botanic Park, Adelaide, Australia. Featuring: Global music and dance on six performance stages, food, crafts, relaxation and kids' activities. Workshops. Crafts. Info: Nicola Prime, The WOMADelaide Foundation, 12 King William Rd., Unley, Adelaide, SA 5061, Australia; Ph: +61-8-8271-1488.Web: www.womadelaide.com.au.

3/5-7; GREATER GOOD MUSIC, ART & CHILDREN'S FEST — Where: Adventures Unlimited, near Milton, Fla.. Info: GGMAC, Rick Kindle, 1008 W. Chase St., Pensacola, FL 32502; Ph: 850-982-4466 or 850-438-3435. Web: www.greatergoodmusicandart.com.

3/7; KEARNEY STORYTELLING FEST — Where: Southwest Church of Christ, Omaha, Neb.. Featuring: . Workshops. Tix: $40-$100. Info: Gail Teten, Nebraska StoryArts, 4435 Sunny Slope Ave., Omaha, NE 68134; Ph: 402-498-9128 or 402-551-4532. Web: www.nebraskastoryarts.org. CR A I

3/11-13; MOUNTAIN VIEW BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Ozark Folk Ctr, Mountain View, Ark.. Info: Ozark Folk Center State Park, P.O. Box 500, Mountain View, AR 72560; Ph: 870-269-2704 or 870-269-2542. Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com.

3/12-14; MARIPOSA STORYTELLING FEST — Where: Mariposa Co. High School, Mariposa, Calif.. Featuring: Len Cabral, Janice Del Negro, Elizabeth Ellis, Kevin Kling, Angela Lloyd & Michael Parent. Workshops. Tix: $72 wknd, $14-36 day. Info: Mariposa County Arts Council, P.O. Box 2134, Mariposa, CA 95338; Ph: 800-903-9936 or 209-966-3155. Web: www.arts-mariposa.org.

3/12-14; SAN ANTONIO FOLK DANCE FEST — Where: Our Lady of the Lake, San Antonio, Tex.. Featuring: Dance groups from around the world. Workshops in international dance. Info: Nelda Drury, San Antonio Folk Dance Festival, 111 Carolwood Dr, San Antonio, TX 78213-1902; Ph: 210-342-2905.Web: www.safdf.org. CR HR A

3/12-14; SONORA CELTIC FAIRE — Where: Mother Lode Frgrnds, Sonora, Calif.. Contests. Workshops. Info: Patrick Karnahan, Calaveras Celtic Faire, 220 Southgate Dr, Sonora, CA 95370; Ph: .Web: www.sonoracelticfaire.com.

3/13; BALKAN MUSIC NIGHT — Where: FOPAC, Concord Ctr, Mass.. Featuring: More than twenty New England area Balkan bands and choruses. Tix: $15-20. Info: Marcie Van Cleave, Folk Arts Center of New England, 42 W. Foster St., Melrose, MA 02176; Ph: 781-662-7475.Web: www.facone.org.

3/18-21; NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE WEST — Where: WestWorld in Scottsdale, Ariz.. Featuring: Western music, art and movies, cowboy poetry, historical reenactments and more. Tix: $14 day. Info: National Festival of the West, P.O. Box 12966, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2966; Ph: 602-996-4387.Web: www.festivalofthewest.com.

3/18-4/3; SAVANNAH MUSIC FEST — Where: Savannah, Ga.. Info: Savannah Music Festival, 204 W. St. Julian St., 2nd Fl., Savannah, GA 31401; Ph: 912-234-3378 or 912-525-5050 (tickets). Web: www.savannahmusicfestival.org.

3/19-20; OREGON STATE FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIPS — Where: Chemeketa Comm. College, Salem, Ore.. Contests in Fiddle. Info: Lew Holt, ; Ph: 503-391-5377.Web: www.oregonoldtimefiddling.org. CO A

3/19-20; RIVER CITY BLUES FEST — Where: Lafayette Hotel, Marietta, Ohio. Featuring: Diunna Greenleaf and Blue Mercy, Nick Moss & The Fliptops, Thomasina Winslow, Big James Blues Band, Joey Gilmore Blues Band, Eddie ""The Chief"" Clearwater, and more. Info: The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society, P.O. Box 2122, Marietta, OH 45750; Ph: 740-376-0222.Web: www.bjfm.org.

3/20-21; OLD TOWN TEMECULA BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Old Town Temecula, Calif.. Crafts. Tix: FREE. Info: Kathi Syers, City of Temecula, Redevelopment, 43200 Business Park Dr., Temecula, CA 92590; Ph: 909-678-1456 or 951-678-0831. Web: www.temeculacalifornia.com. CO HO

3/20; WILD AZALEA FEST — Where: Stephen Foster Ctr, White Springs, Fla.. Featuring: Florida folk singers, musicians, cloggers and more. Tix: FREE. Info: Mitzi Nelson, Stephen Foster Folk Center, P.O. Drawer G, White Springs, FL 32096; Ph: 386-397-4462.Web: www.floridastateparks.org/stephenfoster/default.cfm.

3/25-28; TORONTO FESTIVAL OF STORYTELLING — Where: Toronto, Ont., Canada. Featuring: Local and international storytellers. Info: Debra Baptiste, Storytellers School of Toronto, 720 Bathurst Street, Ste 500A, Toronto, ON M5S 2R4, Canada; Ph: 416-656-2445.Web: www.torontofestivalofstorytelling.ca.

3/25-28; SUWANNEE SPRINGFEST — Where: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, Fla.. Contests. Info: Magnolia Music & Events, Inc., P.O. Box 51597, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240-1597; Ph: 904-249-7990 or 386-330-2584. Web: www.magmusic.com.

3/26-27; SOUTHERN OHIO INDOOR MUSIC FEST — Where: Roberts Convention Ctr, Wilmington, Ohio. Featuring: Summertown Road, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Kenny and Amanda Smith Band, Paul Williams and the Victory Trio, Kenny and Amanda Smith Band, Dailey and Vincent, NewFound Road, James King Band, Larry Stephenson Band, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. Tix: $27-60. Info: Southern Ohio Indoor Music Fest, 23 E. Second St., Xenia, OH 45385; Ph: 937-372-5804.Web: www.somusicfest.com.

3/26-28; NAPERVILLE BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL — Where: Holiday Inn Select, Naperville, Ill.. Info: Terry & Jan Lease, Bluegrass Festival, P.O. Box 456, Jacksonville, IL 62651; Ph: 217-243-3159.Web: www.bluegrassmidwest.com.

3/28; LOWCOUNTRY CAJUN FEST — Where: James Island Co. Park, Charleston, S.C.. Featuring: Live Cajun and zydeco music, Cajun and Creole food, and children's activities. Info: Gary Erwin, P.O. Box 13525, Charleston, SC 13525; Ph: 843-762-9125.Web: www.ccprc.com.

3/30-4/3; TIN PAN SOUTH SONGWRITERS FEST — Where: Nashville, Tenn.. Info: Rachel Heussenstamm, Nashville Songwriters Assoc., 1710 Roy Acuff Place, Nashville, TN 37203; Ph: 615-256-3354 or 800-321-6008. Web: www.tinpansouth.com.

April 2010

4/1-3; PINEY WOODS LAKE BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Piney Woods Lake, Glenwood, Ga.. Featuring: Bonner Creek, Golden Valley Crusaders, Mike Jones and Young at Heart, Old Time Way, Savannah River Grass, Jack Sowell, Parking Lot Pickers and more.. Tix: $5-12 day, $18 2-day, $22 3-day. Info: Howard Swinson, Piney Woods Lake BG Fest, 3227 Piney Woods Rd., Glenwood, GA 30428; Ph: 478-463-3301.Web: www.pineywoodslake.com. CO HO A

4/1-4; GOSPORT & FAREHAM EASTER FEST — Where: Fareham, Hampshire, England, U.K.. Featuring: Spiers & Boden, Martin Simpson, Alan Burke, Sarah Jayne, Summers Trio, Tinderbox and more. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: £75 to £85 wknd. Info: Peter Chegwyn, Festival Organizer, 51 Russell St., Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3JD, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)23-9252-8017 or +44-(0)1329-231942. Web: www.gosportfestival.co.uk.

4/1-5; AUSTRALIA NATIONAL FOLK FEST — Where: Exhibition Park, Canberra, Australia. Featuring: Andrew Cronshaw and Ian Blake, Apodimi Compania, Beppe Gambetta, Big Rory and Ochie, Bob Malone, Charlie Walden and Mike Bing, Chris Smither, City of Auckland Morris Dancers, Eddie Reader, Emily Smith & Jamie McClennan, Faerd, Genticorum, James Keelaghan, Kristina Olsen, Les Barker, Paddy Keenan, Patty Larkin, Riley Lee and Jeff Peterson, The Whitetop Mountaineers, Tom McConville, Vin Garbutt, more. Contests. Workshops in instruments, singing, dance and traditional crafts. Crafts. Tix: $198 advance, $250. Info: National Folk Festival, P.O. Box 156, Civic Square, Canberra, ACT 2608, Australia; Ph: +61-2-6249-7755 or +61 2 6262 4792. Web: www.folkfestival.asn.au.

4/1-5; BARCELONA DANCE FEST — Where: Costa Brava, Spain. Featuring: Hundreds of dancers from around the world competing for prizes in various categories. Info: Company of Prosa Buonarroti, Barcelona Dance Festival, Via Coveting, Civitavecchia, Rome, 00053, Italy; Ph: (0039) 335 6141846 or +39-(0)547-51299. Web: www.dancegrandprix.org.

4/3; WRFG PEACHBLOSSOM BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Clarkston Community Center, Clarkston, Ga.. Featuring: Jerry Butler & John Wade (The Blu-J's) plus 10 local and regional bluegrass bands. Annual fundraiser for Community Radio, WRFG Atlanta . Crafts. Tix: $15, $12 members, $6 students. Info: Sharon Wiggins, WRFG RADIO, 1083 Austin Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307; Ph: 770-356-2533 or 404-523-3471. Web: www.wrfg.org.

4/5-11; ALASKA FOLK FEST — Where: Centennial Hall, Juneau, Alaska. Featuring: Musicians and dancers from Alaska and beyond. Tix: FREE. Info: Greg McLaughlin, Alaska Folk Fest, P.O. Box 21748, Juneau, AK 99802-1748; Ph: 907-463-3316.Web: akfolkfest.org.

4/8-5/9; WORLD FEST — Where: Silver Dollar City, Branson, Mo.. Featuring: Musicians, singers and dancers from all over the world. Crafts. Info: Customer Service, Silver Dollar City, 399 Indian Point Rd., Branson, MO 65616; Ph: 800-225-0222 or 417-338-8210. Web: www.silverdollarcity.com. CR HR A

4/9-10; BIG MUDDY FOLK FEST — Where: Boonville, Mo.. Tix: $20 per night, or $35 both nights. Info: Holly Peterson, Friends of Historic Boonville, 614 East Morgan, Boonville, MO 65233; Ph: 660-882-7977.Web: www.friendsofhistoricboonville.org.

4/9-11; FAIRBRIDGE FEST — Where: Fairbridge Village, Pinjarra, Western Australia. Featuring: Genticorum, Eddi Reader, Vin Garbutt, Beppe Gambetta, Arte Kanela Flamenco, Sally Dastey, James Keelaghan, more. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: $10-75 day, $65-365 wknd. Info: Annette Griffiths, Fairbridge Festival, P.O. Box 2023, Marmion, 6020, Australia; Ph: +61-(08)9246-3311.Web: www.fairbridgefestival.com.au. CO CR HR A

4/9-11; FRENCH QUARTER FEST — Where: French Quarter, New Orleans, La.. Featuring: Folk, jazz, blues, country, Cajun, zydeco and r&b on 14 stages throughout the historic French Quarter. Contests. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: FREE. Info: French Quarter Fesitvals, Inc., 400 N. Peters, Ste. 205, New Orleans, LA 70130; Ph: 504-522-5730 or 800-673-5725. Web: www.fqfi.org.

4/9-11; MISSOURI TARTAN DAY FEST — Where: St. Charles, Mo.. Featuring: Scottish-American music, dance and storytelling. Contests. Crafts. Tix: FREE. Info: Missouri Tartan Day Festivities, P.O. Box 1961, St. Charles, MO 63302; Ph: 636-946-4174 or 314) 664-8309. Web: www.motartanday.com.

4/15-18; OLD SETTLER'S MUSIC FEST — Where: Austin, Tex.. Featuring: Roots, blues, Americana, gospel, bluegrass, and more. National, regional and local talent. Performers have included Bruce Hornsby, Robert Earl Keen, The BoDeans, Hayes Carll, Del McCoury, Patty Griffin, Dave Alvin, Blue Highway, The Lee Boys, Eliza Gilkeyson, Ralph Stanley, and many others. Contests in Youth talent. Workshops in performance and songwriting. Crafts. Tix: Various. Info: Jean K. Spivey, President, Old Settler's Bluegrass Festival, PO Box 151947, Austin, TX 78715; Ph: 512-383-1748.Web: www.oldsettlersmusicfest.org.

4/16-18; BEAR ON THE SQUARE MOUNTAIN FEST — Where: Public Square, Dahlonega, Ga.. Featuring: Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper; Jesse McReynolds & the Virginia Boys; Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz with Kari Sickenberger; Curtis Jones & Friends; The Dixie Bee-Liners; John Lilly; The Buzzard Mountain Boys; Gold Rush with Neel Pender; The Georgia Mudcats; High Windy; Georgia Pick & Bow Band; Whitepath; Camp Creek Committee; The Rosin Sisters; Curley Maple; more. Workshops in singing, traditional instruments. Crafts. Tix: events FREE, concerts $10 per day. Info: Glenda Pender, P. O. Box 338, Dahlonega, GA 30533; Ph: 706-864-7817.Web: www.bearonthesquare.org.

4/16-18; CAPE MAY JAZZ FEST — Where: Cape May, N.J.. Featuring: Spyro Gyra, Skemekia Copeland, more . Tix: $150 wknd. Info: , ; Ph: 609-884-7277.Web: www.capemayjazz.org.

4/16-18; DALLAS INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FEST — Where: Dallas Market Hall, Dallas, Tex.. Tix: $45 wknd., $10-20 day. Info: Dallas Guitar Festival, 3622 Shoreside Dr., Garland, TX 75043-1968; Ph: 972-240-2206 .Web: www.guitarshow.com.

4/16-18; LOCH NORMAN HIGHLAND GAMES — Where: Rural Hill Farm, Huntersville, N.C.. Contests in Scottish harp and fiddle. Workshops in Scottish harp and fiddle. Crafts. Tix: $10-20. Info: Keets Taylor / Loch Norman Games, Rural Hill - Scottish Heritage Center, P.O. Box 1009, Huntersville, NC 28070-1009; Ph: 704-875-3113.Web: www.ruralhillfarm.org. CO HO A - Wheelchair access is weather dependent

4/16-18; STRINGBREAK MUSIC FEST — Where: Sertoma Ranch, Brooksville, Fla.. Featuring: Burns Sisters, Austin Lounge Lizards, Clumsy Lovers, Slaid Cleaves, Crooked Still, Blue Ribbon Healers, more. Tix: $35-65 day, $65-95 wknd.. Info: Ryon Lind, Riverhawk Music Festival, P.O. Box 694, Polk City, FL 33868; Ph: 863-984-8445.Web: http://www.lindentertainment.com/General_Pages/newhomepage.htm.

4/16-18; TEXAS FOREST COUNTRY WESTERN SWING FEST — Where: Crockett Civic Ctr, Crockett, Tex.. Featuring: Dennis Ivey's Texas Opry Band, Clyde Brewer and the River Road Boys, Jody Nix, and John England. Tix: $10 Thurs, $20 Fri-Sat. Info: Jeana Brook & Jessica Zwar, Crockett Area Chamber of Commerce, 1100 Edmiston Dr., Crockett, TX 75835; Ph: 936-544-2359.Web: www.crockettareachamber.com.

4/16-18; TIONÓL — Where: St. Louis, Mo.. Featuring: Oisín Mac Diarmada, John McEvoy, John Wynne, Paul Smyth, Mary Mac Namara, Mirella Murray, Leo Rickard, Tom Clarke, Michael Cooney, John Skelton, Kathleen Conneely, Darren Maloney, Patsy O'Brien, Grainne Hambly, Roger Landes, Brian Hart, Mark Stone, Chris Weddle. Tix: $110 workshop, $18-20 concert. Info: Mississippi River Celtic Music Fest, Focal Point, 297 Wolfrum Road, St. Charles, MO 63304-9102; Ph: 314-534-1111.Web: www.tionol.org.

4/17; JUKE JOINT FEST — Where: Clarksdale, Miss.. Tix: free music. Info: Juke Joint Festival / Roger Stolle, 252 Delta Ave., P.O. Box 1030, Clarksdale, MS 38614; Ph: 662-624-5992.Web: www.jukejointfestival.com.

4/17-25; HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FEST — Where: Downtown Houston, Tex.. Info: Houston International Festival, 4203 Montrose Blvd., Suite 200, Houston, TX 77006; Ph: 713-654-8808.Web: www.ifest.org. A

4/18; CAT HEAD MINI BLUES FEST — Where: Clarksdale, Miss.. Featuring: Traditional, Mississippi blues performers. Tix: FREE. Info: Roger Stolle, 252 Delta Avenue, Clarksdale, MS 38614; Ph: 662-624-5992.Web: www.cathead.biz.

4/18-25; BATON ROUGE BLUES WEEK AND FEST — Where: Baton Rouge, La.. Featuring: Tyree Neal, Janiva Magness, Sonny Landreth, Ruthie Foster, Chris Thomas King, Elvin Killerbee, Baton Rouge High Bulldog Blues Band, Central High Blues Band and more. Tix: FREE, some ticketed events. Info: Baton Rouge Blues Week & Baton Rouge Blues Fest, 639 Main St., Baton Rouge, LA 70801; Ph: 225-383-0968.Web: www.louisianasmusic.com.

4/20-25; FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS — Where: Downtown Oklahoma City, Okla.. Featuring: More than 140 various musicians from across the U.S.. Tix: FREE. Info: Peter Dolese, Arts Council of Oklahoma City, 400 W. California St., Oklahoma City, OK 73102; Ph: 405-270-4848.Web: www.artscouncilokc.com.

4/21-25; FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE LOUISIANE — Where: Lafayette, La.. Featuring: Over 100 French, African, Caribbean and Hispanic musicians celebrating the cultural heritage of Louisiana. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: FREE. Info: Dana Baker Cañedo, Festival International de Louisian, P.O. Box 4008, Lafayette, LA 70502; Ph: 337-232-8086.Web: www.festivalinternational.com. CR HR A

4/22-24; APPLE VALLEY BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Rholetter's Apple Valley Music Park, Long Creek, S.C.. Tix: $10-15 day.. Info: Jack Rholetter, 4370 Damascus Church Rd., Long Creek, SC 29658; Ph: 864-647-5768.Web: http://www.rholettersbluegrass.com/. CO HO

4/22-24; MR. B'S SPRING INTO BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Mr. B's Bluegrass Park, Ladysmith, Va.. Featuring: Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, Bill Yates and Country Gentleman Tribute, Goldwing Express, Dailey and Vincent, Code Blue, Lonesome Will Mullins and VA Playboys, Bluegrass Brothers, more. Workshops. Tix: $25 day, $65 wknd. Info: Mr. and Mrs. B., 21037 Green Bay Rd., Beaverdam, VA 23015; Ph: 804-449-6350 or 804-448-9446 . Web: /www.mrbspark.com.

4/23-25; CONNECTICUT STORYTELLING FEST — Where: Connecticut College, New London, Conn.. Featuring: Peter Leibert, Antonio Rocha, Carol Glynn, Bill Gordh, Carolyn Martno, Tony Toledo, Clare Vadeboncoeur, Evan DeFrancesco, Gail Rosen, Rebecca Rule, Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi, Peg Donovan, Kathy Jarombek, Judy Petersen, Neva Winter, Kiki Latimer and more. Workshops in storytelling. Info: Ann Shapiro, CT Storytelling Ctr., CT College Box 5295, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT 06320; Ph: 860-439-2764.Web: www.connstorycenter.org.

4/23-25; NEW ENGLAND FOLK FEST — Where: Mansfield High & Middle Schools, Mansfield, Mass.. Featuring: Volunteer performers, jam sessions, contra and square dances, workshops, family activities. Workshops in musicianship, dance calling, crafts, more. Crafts. Tix: $20 - $25 day, $5 child, $75 wknd. Info: NEFFA, PMB 282, 1770 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140; Ph: 781-662-6710 or 508-229-2854. Web: www.neffa.org.

4/23-5/1; TWIN OAKS BLUEGRASS CONVENTION — Where: Twin Oaks Park, Hoboken, Ga.. Featuring: Darin and Brook Aldridge, Gold Wing Express, Lizzy Long and Little Roy Lewis, The Old Time Way and The Chuck Wagon Gang. Info: Ira W. Crews, Twin Oaks Park BG Convention, Rt. 1 Box 115, Hoboken, GA 31542; Ph: .Web: http://www.twinoakspark.com/. CO HO A

4/23-5/2; NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FEST — Where: Fair Grounds Race Course, New Orleans, La.. Featuring: Pearl Jam, Simon & Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, Lionel Richie, Anita Baker, The Neville Brothers, Allman Brothers Band, My Morning Jacket, Darius Rucker, Widespread Panic, more. Crafts. Tix: $40-160. Info: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 1205 N. Rampart St. , New Orleans, LA 70116; Ph: 504-558-6100 or 504-410-4100. Web: www.nojazzfest.com. A I - ASL interpreter services available w/ 48-hour notice

4/23-5/2; SHENANDOAH APPLE BLOSSOM FEST — Where: Winchester, Va.. Featuring: More than thirty events including band competitions, dances, parades and more. Info: John H. Rosenberger II, Exec. Director, Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, 135 N. Cameron St., Winchester, VA 22601; Ph: 540-662-3863.Web: www.thebloom.com.

4/24; BLUEGRASS RETURNS TO ITS ROOTS FEST — Where: Diamond Lake Resort, Owensboro, Ky.. Info: Bluegrass Returns to Its Roots Festival, 215 East 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42303; Ph: 800-489-1131 or 270-926-1100 . Web: www.visitowensboro.com.

4/24; NEW JERSEY FOLK FEST — Where: Douglass Campus, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, N.J.. Featuring: Dominican-American traditions in music, dance and art. Contests. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: FREE. Info: Angus Kress Gillespie, NJ Folk Fest, American Studies Dept., Rutgers University, 131 George St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1414; Ph: 732-932-5775.Web: www.njfolkfest.rutgers.edu. A I

4/24; TAMPA-HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY STORYTELLING FEST — Where: Middleton High School, Tampa, Fla.. Featuring: Eth-Noh-Tec and more. Workshops in storytelling. Crafts. Tix: FREE. Info: Storytelling Festival, City of Tampa Parks & Rec., 1420 N. Tampa St., Tampa, FL 33602; Ph: 813-931-2106.Web: www.tampastory.org. A I

4/24-25; ADAMS AVENUE ROOTS & FOLK FEST — Where: Adams Ave. Park, San Diego, Calif.. Featuring: Folk, roots, bluegrass, Americana, cowboy, Cajun and rockabilly musicians on various stages. Tix: FREE. Info: Jim Schneider, Adams Ave. Business Assoc., 4649 Hawley Blvd., San Diego, CA 92116; Ph: 619-282-7329 or 619-282-7833. Web: www.adamsaveonline.com.

4/24-5/2; MAYWORKS: A FESTIVAL OF WORKING PEOPLE — Where: Toronto, Ont., Canada. Featuring: Multidisciplinary festival of working people and the arts. Info: Mayworks Labor Arts Festival, 25 Cecil St., 3rd Fl., Toronto, ON M5T 1N1, Canada; Ph: 416-599-9096.Web: www.mayworks.ca.

4/28-5/1; FESTIVAL IN THE PINES — Where: Tripple Creek Music Cmpgrnd, Rocky Mount, Va.. Featuring: Larry Stephenson, Danny Paisley, James King Band, Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, The Bluegrass Brothers, Little Roy and Lizzie Show, Lost & Found, Little Mountain Boys, Jeanette Williams, Big Country Bluegrass, Blackwater, Mark Templeton and Pocket Change, Jonathan Dillon and Phantom Grass, Zephyr Lightning Bolts, The Locust Mountain Boys, Patrick Henry Travelers. Info: Sterling Belcher, Festival in the Pines, 1184 Tripple Creek Rd., Rocky Mount, VA 24151; Ph: 540-483-9839.Web: www.tripplecreek.com.

4/28-5/1; ST. LOUIS STORYTELLING FEST — Where: St. Louis, Mo.. Featuring: More than 40 regional and 7 featured storytellers. Tix: FREE. Info: University of Missouri-St. Louis, Continuing Education, One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121-4400; Ph: 314-516-4000 or 314-516-6590. Web: www.umsl.edu/storytelling.org.

4/28-5/3; WATH FEST — Where: Wath Upon Dearne, Rotherham, S. Yorkshire, England. Featuring: The Bad Shepherds, Heidi Talbot Trio, Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart, Ella Edmondson, Chris Sherburn and Denny Bartley, Sarah MacDougall and Tim Tweedale, John Tams and Barry Coope, Kevin Dempsey and Joe Broughton, Lonnie Donegan Band, Steve Tilston and Dave Bowie, Elbow Jane, The Carrivick Sisters, Holly Taymar, more. Tix: £14-25 day, £60 wknd. Info: Wath Festival, 61 Avenue Road, Wath Upon Dearne, Rotherham, S63 7AG, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)775-418-8714.Web: http://wathfestival.viviti.com/.

4/29-5/1; BOXCAR PINION MEMORIAL BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Raccoon Mtn Cmpgrnd, Chattanooga, Tenn.. Featuring: IIIrd Tyme Out, Bobby Osborne, James King, Bluegrass Brothers, Darren Beachley, Junior Sisk, many more. Tix: $60 wknd, adv. $45, $15-25 day, adv. $10-20. Info: Cindy Pinion, Boxcar Pinion Forever Bluegrass Corp., 1546 Burnt Mill Rd., Flintstone, GA 30725; Ph: 706-820-2228 or 423-432-6276 . Web: www.boxcarforeverbluegrass.com.

4/29-5/2; MERLEFEST — Where: Wilkesboro, N.C.. Featuring: Doc Watson, Richard Watson, Susana and Timmy Abell, Alberti Flea Circus, The Avett Brothers, Jim Avett, Balsam Range, Bearfoot, The Belleville Outfit, Roy Book Binder, Laura Boosinger, Branchettes, Zac Brown Band, Brave Combo, Buffalo Barfield, Sam Bush Band, Cadillac Sky, T. Michael Coleman, Elvis Costello and the Sugarcanes, John Cowan Band, Dailey and Vincent, Dehlia Low, Donna the Buffalo, many more . Contests in songwriting, guitar, banjo, mandolin. Workshops in guitar, string instruments. Crafts. Tix: $35-55 day, $125-225 wknd. Info: Rusty Lee, MerleFest, P.O. Box 120, Wilkesboro, NC 28697; Ph: 800-343-7857 or 336-838-6267. Web: www.merlefest.org.

4/30-5/2; BREAUX BRIDGE CRAWFISH FEST — Where: Parc Hardy, Breaux Bridge, La.. Featuring: Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Pine Leaf Boys, Balfa Toujours, Corey Ledet, Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie, Jeffrey Broussard and Creole Cowboys, more. Contests in crawfish eating, cajun dance, zydeco dance, crawfish races. Workshops in Cajun cooking, Cajun dance. Crafts. Tix: $15 wknd, $5-10 day. Info: Byron Blanchard, Breaux Bridge Crawfish Fest, P.O. Box 25, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517; Ph: 337-332-6655 or 337-224-2605. Web: www.bbcrawfest.com.

4/30-5/2; FESTIVAL OF NATIONS — Where: RiverCentre, St. Paul, Minn.. Featuring: Over 100 multicultural dancers and musicians. Tix: $10 adv, $12 gate. Info: Steve Heckler, Festival Director, Int. Institute of Minnesota, Festival of Nations, 1694 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108; Ph: 651-647-0191 x308.Web: www.festivalofnations.com.

4/30-5/2; GAMBLE ROGERS FOLK FEST — Where: St. Johns County Fairgrounds, St. Augustine, Fla.. Featuring: Ralph Stanley, Loudon Wainwright III, Janis Ian, John Cowan Band, Pierce Pettis, Greg Brown, Patty Larkin, Catie Curtis, Michael Jonathon, Michael Smith, Mark Erelli, Danny Schmidt, more. Tix: $19.50-25.50 day, $59.50-80 wknd. Info: Paul J. Linser, Gamble Rogers Festival, 6408 Sherry Lane, St. Augustine, FL 32095; Ph: 904-208-5210 or 904-794-4163. Web: www.gamblerogersfest.com. CR A

4/30-5/2; GIRVAN FOLK FEST — Where: Girvan, South Ayrshire, Scotland. Info: , ; Ph: .Web: www.girvanfolkfestival.co.uk.

4/30-5/2; MEMPHIS IN MAY BEALE STREET MUSIC FEST — Where: Downtown Memphis, Tenn.. Tix: $28.50 day adv $33.50 day, $63.50 wknd. Info: Memphis in May, 88 Union Ave. #301, Memphis, TN 38103-5134; Ph: 901-525-4611 or 901-525-1515. Web: www.memphisinmay.org.

4/30-5/3; UPTON RIVERSIDE FOLK FEST — Where: Upton upon Severn, U.K.. Featuring: 40 traditional and modern folk music and dance groups. Workshops. Info: Riverside Folk Festival , Tudor House, 9 Kinnersley, Severn Stoke, Worcester, WR8 9JR, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)7816-022839 or 01594832910. Web: www.uptonfolk.org.

May 2010

5/1; KAMLOOPS OLD-TIME FIDDLERS CONTEST — Where: St. John Vianney Parish Hall, Kamloops, B.C., Canada. Contests in old-time fiddling. Info: Ed McLean or Leo Ready, BC Old Time Fiddlers Assoc. Branch #12, P.O. Box 1213, Kamloops, BC V2C 6H3, Canada; Ph: 250-374-1838 or 250-376-5088. Web: bcfiddlers.org

5/1; MEDIEVAL & RENAISSANCE FAIRE — Where: South Oval at Ohio State Univ., Columbus, Ohio. Contests. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: FREE. Info: Jennifer Torpie, CMRF, P.O. Box 3614, Columbus, OH 43210; Ph: 614-688-7554 or 614-292-8763. Web: www.osu.edu/students/guild

5/1-2; TUCSON FOLK FEST — Where: El Presidio Park, Downtown Tucson, Ariz.. Featuring: Local and regional musicians from Arizona and the Southwest on 4 stages. Tix: FREE. Info: Tucson Folk Festival, Tucson Kitchen Musicians Assoc., P.O. Box 26531, Tucson, AZ 85726; Ph: 520-792-6481 or 520-326-9021. Web: www.tkma.orgCR HR A

5/1-22; TENNESSEE STRAWBERRY FEST — Where: Dayton, Tenn.. Featuring: Live entertainment, pageants, parades, more. Info: Cynthia Rodriguez, Tenn. Strawberry Fest, Dayton Chamber of Commerce, 107 Main St., Dayton, TN 37321; Ph: 423-775-0361.Web: www.tnstrawberryfestival.comCR HR A

5/1-23; BRIGHTON FEST — Where: Brighton, U.K.. Featuring: More than 500 events, including music, street theater, fireworks and a circus featuring Brian Eno as Guest Artistic Director. Info: Brighton Festival Friend, 12a Pavilion Buildings, Castle Square, Brighton BN1 1EE, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)1273-260827 .Web: www.brightonfestival.org

5/3-9; MEMPHIS IN MAY INTERNATIONAL FEST — Where: Various locations, Memphis, Tenn.. Featuring: Art exhibits, traditional and modern performance troupes; spotlight on Tunisia. Crafts. Info: Memphis in May, 88 Union Ave. #301, Memphis, TN 38103-5134; Ph: 901-525-4611.Web: www.memphisinmay.org

5/6-8; DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Denton Farm Park, Denton, N.C.. Featuring: Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Dailey and Vincent, Lost and Found, Balsam Range, Lonesome River Band, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, A Deeper Shade of Blue, Paul Williams and the Victory Trio, JD Crowe and the New South, Barry Scott and Second Wind, Old Friends, Williams and Clark Expedition, Seldom Scene, Grasstowne, Dale Ann Bradley, more. Tix: $35 day, $65 two days, $85 wknd. Info: Karen Miller, Denton Park Farm, 1072 Cranford Rd, Denton, NC 27239; Ph: 336-859-2755.Web: www.dentonbluegrass.com

5/6-8; JACOB'S LADDER FOLK FEST — Where: Nof Ginnosar, Sea of Galilee, Israel. Featuring: Aaron Leitner & Rae Merlin, Amos Zimmerman & Natalie Geva, Arava Riders, Bracha Ben Avraham, Canaan Country, CG & The Hammer, Cúnla, Et Al, Evergreen, Hazel Hill String Band, Henri's Notions, James Durst with Madhumita, Jason Feddy, Sean Altman, Jug O' Punch, Just Married with Holler!, Larry & Mindy, Lilac Sheer & Shay Tochner with Adam Mader, Margaret's Coffee, Marianne Navon & Shaun Deakin, Maya Isacowitz, Moca Project, Rebbe Soul, Red Meadow, Sahara Piksie Band, SheRock, Tal Cohen Shalev, The Epsteins, The Shuk, TRiAD, TriOlam, Ummagumma, Yaniv Horovitz & The Barefoot Band. Workshops in harmonica, guitar, dancing. Crafts. Tix: $75. Info: Jacob's Ladder Folk Fest, Menachem Vinegrad, Nimron 2, Katzrin, 12900, Israel; Ph: +972-04-6850403 or +972-(0)4-6962231 . Web: www.jlfestival.com

5/6-9; WOMAD FEST — Where: Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain. Featuring: Music from around the world and a global market. Workshops. Tix: Free. Info: WOMAD, 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

5/7-8; JACKSON STORYFEST — Where: Michigan Theater, Jackson, Mich.. Featuring: Willy Claflin, Dovie Thomason, Judy Gail. Workshops in storytelling. Tix: FREE. Info: Jackson Storyfest, P.O. Box 1839, Jackson, MI 49204; Ph: 517-784-8827.Web: www.jacksonstoryfest.org

5/7-9; CENTRAL OHIO FOLK FEST — Where: Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park, Columbus Galloway, Ohio. Featuring: James Keelaghan, Yellow Room Gang, Smokin' Fez Monkeys, more. Info: Nancy Cline Bailey, 522 E. Royal Forest Blvd, Columbus, OH 43214; Ph: 614-267-4128.Web: http://www.cfms-inc.org/central_ohio_folk_festival.htm

5/7-9; GAYS MILLS FOLK FESTIVAL OF MUSIC & DANCE — Where: Gays Mills, Wis.. Featuring: Dancing, picking, workshops, square dances, concerts. Workshops in instrumental and dance. Info: Jane Keeley, 50671 Johnstown Rd., Soldiers Grove , WI 54655; Ph: 608-735-4740.Web: www.gaysmillsfolkfest.org

5/7-9; HOLMFIRTH FESTIVAL OF FOLK — Where: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, U.K.. Info: Cath Ingham, 76c Station Road, Holmfirth, HD9 1AE, United Kingdom; Ph: +44(0)7841-646308 or +44(0)7918-612510. Web: www.holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk

5/7-9; MONIAIVE FOLK FEST — Where: Moniaive, U.K.. Featuring: The Paul McKenna Band, Maddy Prior and Nick Hennessay, Wendy Stewart and Garry West, The New Rope String Band, Suzanne Houston, Shian Blackwood, Darcy Carson, Rachel Milligan. Info: Moniaive Folk Festival / Hugh Taylor, The Old Bakery, Chapel St, Moniaive, DG3 4EJ; Ph: +44-(0)1848-200474.Web: www.moniaivefolkfestival.co.uk

5/8; BLUES BY THE SEA — Where: Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island, S.C.. Featuring: TBA. Info: Gary Erwin, P.O. Box 13525, Charleston, SC 29422; Ph: 843-762-9125.Web: www.bluesbash.com/kiawah

5/8; SPRING BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Willisau, Switzerland. Featuring: Uncle Earl, Sacred Sounds of Grass, MoonRise, Kathy Kallick Band, Bluegrass Cwrkot, more. Tix: CHF 40-60. Info: Paolo Dettwiler, Steinenweg 8, Pratteln, CH-4133, Switzerland; Ph: +41-(0)61-821-8363.Web: www.bluegrass-willisau.ch

5/8-9; CALICO BLUEGRASS HOOTENANNY — Where: Calico Ghost Town, Yermo, Calif.. Featuring: Bluegrass Etc with Byron Berline, Gates McEuen Hailes, The Silverado Bluegrass Band, Stuck in Reverse, High Hills Bluegrass Band, Lonesome Otis, Mojave County, more. Tix: $10 day, $15 2-day. Info: Calico Ghost Town, P.O. Box 638, 36600 Ghost Town Rd., Yermo, CA 92398; Ph: 800-TO-CALICO or 760-254-2122. Web: www.calicotown.com

5/8-15; JAZZ SOUS LES POMMIERS — Where: Coutances, Normandy, France. Info: Festival Organizers, Festival Jazz sous les Pommiers, Les Unelles BP 524, Coutances Cedex, 50205 , France; Ph: +33-(0)23-376-7850 or +33-(0)23-376-7860 . Web: www.jazzsouslespommiers.com

5/8-22; INTERNATIONAL NEWBURY SPRING FEST — Where: Newbury, Berkshire, U.K.. Featuring: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Pinchas Zuckerman, Portico Quartet, Kathryn Tickell, Barry Norman, Ensemble Berlin, John Williams, John Etheridge, more. Info: Newbury Spring Festival, 1 Bridge St., Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5BH, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)1635-32421 or +44-(0)1635-528766. Web: www.newburyspringfestival.org.uk

5/12-14; SONORA CELTIC FAIRE — Where: Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora, Calif.. Featuring: Sligo Rags, Need Fire, Wicket Tinkers, Molly's Revenge, 1916, Nine 8ths Irish, Black Irish, Golden Bough. Tix: $10-20 day, $50 wknd. Info: Nic Caciappo, Sonora Celtic Faire, 220 Southgate St., Twain Harte, CA 95370; Ph: 209-532-8375.Web: www.sonoracelticfaire.com

5/13; BANJO EXTRAVAGANZA CONCERT — Where: Groton, Mass.. Featuring: The staff of Banjo Camp North 2010. Held at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, Mass., in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary of Banjo Camp North. Tix: $20 adv, $22 at door. Info: Michael Holmes, Banjo Camp North, P.O. Box 502, Orleans, MA 02653-1755; Ph: 774-207-0284 or 781-209-1130 . Web: www.banjocampnorth.com

5/13-15; AMELIA CENTRAL VIRGINIA FAMILY BLUEGRASS MUSIC FEST — Where: Amelia Family Cmpgrnd, Amelia, Va.. Featuring: Little Roy and Lizzy, Rhonda Vincent, Snyder Family, James King, Surefire, Country Poor, Marty Raybon, Bluegrass Brothers, Junior Sisk, Carolina Road, Country Fried Grass, California Ramblers, more. Crafts. Tix: $60 wknd, adv $50, daily $20-25. Info: John B. Hutchinson, Amelia Family Campground, 9650 Military Rd., Amelia, VA 23002; Ph: 804-561-3011.Web: www.ameliafamilycampground.com

5/13-15; EUROPEAN WORLD OF BLUEGRASS FEST & TRADE SHOW — Where: 't Trefpunt, Voorthuizen, Netherlands. Tix: € 48 wknd, € 21 day. Info: Rienk Janssen, Postbus 32, Vlagtwedde, 9540 AA, Netherlands; Ph: +31-59-931-2663.Web: www.ebma.nl

5/13-15; FIRE ON THE STRINGS BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: KOA Lake Conroe, Montgomery, Texas. Tix: $40 wknd., $10-25 day. Info: Rick Kirkland, 5820 Misty Meadow, League City, TX 77573; Ph: 281-636-9419 or 281-488-2244. Web: www.bayareabluegrass.org

5/13-15; TEJANO CONJUNTO FEST — Where: Rosedale Park, San Antonio, Texas. Info: Tejano Conjunto Fest, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 1300 Guadalupe St., San Antonio, TX 78207; Ph: 210-271-3151.Web: www.guadalupeculturalarts.orgCR A

5/13-16; GETTYSBURG BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Granite Hill Cmpgrnd, Gettysburg, Pa.. Featuring: Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Seldom Scene, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, IIIrd Tyme Out, Blue Highway, Sierra Hull and Highway 111, Alecia Nugent, Charlie Sizemore Band, Pete Wernick, more. Workshops. Tix: $25-40 day, $65 2-day, $100 3-day, $125 4-day. Info: Granite Hill Campground, Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, 3340 Fairfield Rd., Gettysburg, PA 17325; Ph: 800-642-8368 or 717-642-8749. Web: www.gettysburgbluegrass.com

5/14-15; INTERNATIONAL BUEHL BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Bürgerhaus Neuer Markt, Buehl, Germany. Featuring: 4Wheel Drive and Jolanda Peters, Uncle Earl, The Midnight Ramblers, G2 Bluegrass Band, more . Info: Marriane & Walter Fuchs, Lessingstr.19, Buehl, Baden, D-77815, Germany; Ph: +49-(0)7223-931616.Web: www.bluegrass-buehl.de

5/14-16; CLENNELL HALL FOLK FESTIVAL — Where: Alwinton, Northumberland, U.K.. Featuring: Kimber's Men, Tracey Curtis, The Amazing Mr Smith, Landermason, Miss-spent Uke, Ron Gardner, Joe Stead, Beeswing, Dave Minikin, John Bromley, A Rookery, Something Spooked the Horses, Carl Cape with Lush Acoustic, Clockwork Folk Band, Jiva, Hannah Buckley, Acoustica,The Bushbys, Exiles From Eden, Few Broth, Dead Cat Bounce, Fanattica, Three Times Sublime, Clear Blue Skies, Gareth Scott, Geoge Welch, Matt Collinge, John Jeffrey, Dave Forshaw, more. Tix: £30 wknd, £25 Sat. & Sun., £20 Sat. only. Info: Clennell Hall Hotel, Clennell Hall, Alwinton, Northumberland NE65 7BG; Ph: +44-(0)1669-650377 or 01669 650377 . Web: www.clennellhallhotel.com

5/14-16; MAYFEST BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Kent Co. 4-H Frgrnds, Lowell, Mich.. Contests. Workshops. Info: Dave Simmonds,, WMBMA, 3277 Segwun , Lowell, MI 49331; Ph: 616-636-4421 or 616-897-6220. Web: www.wmbma.org

5/14-16; NELSONVILLE ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL — Where: Hocking College Campus, Nelsonville, Ohio. Featuring: Loretta Lynn, Man Man, Todd Snider, Black Joe Lewis, Those Darlins, Michael Hurley, more. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: $45-60. Info: Tim Peacock, Stuart's Opera House, PO Box 217, Nelsonville, OH 45764; Ph: 740-753-1924.Web: www.stuartsoperahouse.org

5/14-16; NJ FOLK PROJECT SPRING FEST — Where: Bloomingdale, N.J.. Featuring: Headliners from the folk music world, our own Folk Project members, and more. Tix: TBA. Info: Lori Falco, Folk Project, P.O. Box 41, Mendham, NJ 07945; Ph: .Web: www.folkproject.orgCO A

5/14-16; PITTSBURGH FOLK FEST — Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Ctr, Pittsburgh, Pa.. Featuring: A weekend-long multicultural celebration of more than 30 nationalities featuring traditional ethnic music, dance, food and refreshments. Crafts. Info: Pittsburgh Folk Fest, P.O. Box 16158, Pittsburgh, PA 15242; Ph: 412-278-1267 or 800-366-0093. Web: www.pghfolkfest.orgA

5/14-16; WASHINGTON STATE FIDDLE CONTEST — Where: Prosser, Wash.. Contests. Info: Ray Stenberg, P.O. Box 3180, Yakima, WA 98903-0180; Ph: 509-575-6320.Web: wotfa.orgCO A

5/14-16; WILDFLOWER! ARTS & MUSIC FEST — Where: Richardson, Texas. Featuring: Vince Neil, 38 Special, Carolina Liar, Toad and the Wet Sprocket, Bowling for Soup, Sweet, Le Freak, Frontiers, more. Contests. Crafts. Tix: wknd $25, day $15. Info: Al Johnson, Wildflower! Arts & Music Fest, 2100 E. Campbell Rd., Ste. 100, Richardson, TX 75081; Ph: 972-744-4595.Web: www.wildflowerfestival.comA

5/15; MERLE TRAVIS GUITAR FEST — Where: Ozark Folk Ctr, Mountain View, Ark.. Crafts. Info: Music Director, Ozark Folk Center, P.O. Box 500, Mountain View, AR 72560; Ph: 1-800-264-3655.Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.comCR HR A

5/15-16; RHODE ISLAND FOLK FEST — Where: Little Rhody Vasa Park, Foster, R.I.. Featuring: The Atwater~Donnelly Band, Doofus, The Miller Family Trio, Tom Swanson, Jacquie Bartlett, Becky Chase, Liam Dailey, John Fuzek, more. Tix: $15 day, $25 wknd. Info: Kimberly McHale, Fostering Arts, P.O. Box 96, Foster, RI 02825; Ph: 401-451-8848 or 401-392-1322. Web: www.rifolkfestival.org

5/15-16; RIO GRANDE VALLEY CELTIC FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND GAMES — Where: Balloon Festival Park, Albuquerque, N.M.. Featuring: A celebration of Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Manx and Galician culture. Contests in Piping, drumming, pipe band, athletics. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: $10 day, $15 wknd. Info: Donna D. Brown, 3002 Wilson Place NE. , 3002 Wilson Place NE., NM 87106-0696; Ph: 505-453-0696.Web: www.scotmall.com/celticfestivalCR HR A

5/15-17; SHEPLEY SPRING FEST — Where: Shepley, U.K.. Featuring: Seth Lakeman, 3 Daft Monkeys, Tim O'Brien and Kris Drever, The Young 'Uns, Bedlam, Skerryvore, Kevin Dempsey and Joe Broughton, Saltfishforty, Jackie Oates, Craig, Morgan and Robson, Will Noble, Roy Bailey, Jim Moray, more. Tix: £65 wknd, £36 day. Info: James Mckinlay, Shepley Spring Fest, PO Box 645, Scissett, HUDDERSFIELD, HD8 8WR, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)1484-604704.Web: www.efestivals.co.uk/festivals/shepleyspring

5/16; TOPANGA BANJO FIDDLE CONTEST & FOLK FEST — Where: Paramount Movie Ranch, Agoura, Calif.. Crafts. Info: Warren Garfield, Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest, P.O. Box 571955, Tarzana, CA 91357; Ph: 818-382-4819 or 323-656-5813. Web: www.topangabanjofiddle.org

5/16-22; ARBUCKLE MTN. SPRING BLUEGRASS JAM — Where: Arbuckle Mtn Park, Wynnewood, Okla.. Contests in band scramble. Info: Rosemary Bowen, Arbuckle Mountain Park, Rt 2 Box 216, Wynnewood, OK 73098; Ph: 405-665-5226.Web: www.arbucklemtbluegrasspark.comCO HO A

5/19-6/6; DRESDEN MUSIC FEST — Where: Dresden, Germany. Info: Barbara Groh, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, P.O. Box 10 04 53, D-01074 Dresden, , Germany; Ph: +49 (0)351 - 478 56-0 or +49-(0)351-486-6308, +49-(0)351-486-6666. Web: www.musikfestspiele.com/cms/en/home/

5/20-23; SPRING GULCH FOLK FEST — Where: Spring Gulch Resort Cmpgrnd, New Holland, Pa.. Featuring: Music, sing-a-long campfires, dancing, workshops and children's activities. Crafts. Tix: $110-155 3-day, $120-165 4-day. Info: Lisa Kurtz, Spring Gulch Resort Campground, 475 Lynch Rd., New Holland, PA 17557; Ph: 717-354-3100.Web: www.springgulch.com

5/21-22; OHIO RIVER VALLEY FOLK FEST — Where: Madison, Ind.. Featuring: Paul Burch and the WPA Ballclub, Richard Shindell, The Kennedys, Brigid Kaelin, Troubadours of Divne Bliss, Guy Davis, Tim O'Brien, Sam Bush, more. Info: Ann Mulligan, Ohio River Valley Folk Fest, 601 W. 1st St., Madison, IN 47250-3731; Ph: 800-559-2956 or 812-265-2956. Web: www.ohiorivervalleyfolkfestival.com

5/21-23; MAY MADNESS CONTRAFEST DANCE WEEKEND — Where: Grace Sparkes Prescott Activity Ctr, Prescott, Ariz.. Featuring: Crowfoot and Nils Fredland and The Privy Tippers and Claire Zucker. Crafts. Info: Folkhappens, c/o Judy Norman, 7437 W Acoma Drive, Peoria, AZ 85381; Ph: 623-979-4875 or 928-445-3122. Web: folkhappens.orgCR HR A

5/21-24; AFRICA FEST — Where: Mainauwiesen, Würzburg, Germany. Featuring: Vusi Mahlasela, Busi Mhlongo, Sam Mtukudzi with Chiwoniso and Max Wild, Freshlyground, Mariana Ramos, Youssou N'Dour, Takana Zion, Dellé and Band, more. Info: Afro Project, Kaiserstrasse 16, Würzburg, D-97070, Germany; Ph: +49-(0)931-15060.Web: www.africafestival.org

5/22; BLUE RIVER FOLK MUSIC FEST — Where: Shelbyville, Ind.. Workshops. Info: Blue River Folk Music Festival, Town and Country Christian Church, 2133 S. Tucker Rd, Shelbyville, IN 46176; Ph: 317-392-3608.Web: www.blueriverfolkfest.com

5/22-23; BAY AREA STORYTELLING FEST — Where: Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area, El Sobrante, Calif.. Featuring: Storytellers from around the world . Info: Jean Ellisen, Storytelling Association of Alta, P.O. Box 11891, Berkeley, CA 94712-2891; Ph: 510-869-4946 or 510-527-1141. Web: www.bayareastorytelling.org

5/22-23; CHESAPEAKE BAY BLUES FEST — Where: Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis, Md.. Featuring: Chuck Berry, Buddy Guy, Big Bill Morganfield, Cedric Burnside and Lightning Malcolm, Tinsley Ellis, Shemekia Copeland, Bobby Parker, Moreland and Arbuckle, Anders Osborne, Bonerama, Jimmy Vaughn, more. Tix: $70 2-day, $40 day. Info: Blues Festival, Chesapeake Bay Events, Inc., P.O. Box 161, Dunkirk, MD 20754; Ph: 410-257-7413.Web: www.bayblues.org

5/23-31; FLEADH NUA — Where: Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland. Featuring: Street and pub sessions. Workshops. Info: Frank Whelan, Fleadh Nua Info Centre, c/o Ennis Chamber of Commerce , 54 O'Connell St., Ennis, County Clare, , Ireland; Ph: +353-(0)65-684-2988.Web: www.fleadhnua.com

5/24-29; CATHEDRAL VILLAGE ARTS FEST — Where: Cathedral Area, Regina, Sask., Canada. Featuring: Music, dance, literary and visual arts, theater, and more. Info: Cathedral Village Arts Festival, 2900 13th Ave., 2nd floor, Regina, SK S4T 1N7, Canada; Ph: 306-569-8744.Web: www.cathedralartsfestival.ca

5/26-6/6; BATH INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FEST — Where: Bath, U.K.. Info: Bath Festivals Box Office, Bath Festivals Trust, 5 Broad St., Bath, BA1 5LJ, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)122-546-3362.Web: www.bathmusicfest.org.uk

5/27-30; BURNS AN’ A’ THAT — Where: Ayrshire, Scotland. Featuring: Music, theater, poetry, comedy, and more. Info: Burns An' A' That, Burns Festival, County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayrshire, KA7 1DR, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)129-229-0300 or +44-(0)129-267-8100. Web: www.burnsfestival.com

5/27-30; KNOCKENGORROCH WORLD CEILIDH — Where: Galloway, Southwest Scotland. Info: KNOCKENGORROCH FARM, CASTLE DOUGLAS, CARSPHAIRN, DG7 3TJ, Scotland; Ph: 01644 460 662.Web: www.knockengorroch.org.uk

5/27-30; ORKNEY FOLK FEST — Where: Stromness, Orkney, Scotland. Featuring: Bella Hardy, Blyde Lasses, Cara Dillon, Face the West, Foghorn Stringband, Iain Cathcart Scottish Dance Band, Lau, Lori Watson, Pentlands Ceilidh Band, R Cajun and the Zydeco Brothers, Scott Gardiner, Stambordet, The New Rope String Band, The Shee, Tim O'Brien, The Chair, Fiona Driver and Graham Simpson, Frank Keenan, Hadhirgaan, Hullion, Jo Philby, Saltfishfortym Shoot the Piper, Shoramere, Songshop Choir, Songshop Trio, Wrigley and the Reel, more. Info: Orkney Folk Festival, Victoria Street, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AA, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)1856-851331.Web: www.orkneyfolkfestival.com

5/27-6/13; KERRVILLE FOLK FEST — Where: Quiet Valley Ranch, Kerrville, Texas. Contests. Workshops. Crafts. Info: Dalis Allen, Kerrville Folk Festival, P.O. Box 291466, Kerrville, TX 78029; Ph: 830-257-3600.Web: www.kerrvillefolkfestival.com

5/28-29; 1890s DAYS JAMBOREE — Where: Courthouse, downtown Ringgold, Ga.. Featuring: More than 100 food, arts and crafts booths, live music, contests, pageants, more. Crafts. Info: Dan Wright, City Manager, City of Ringgold, P.O. Box 579, Ringgold, GA 30736; Ph: 706-935-3061.Web: www.cityofringgold.comCR HR A

5/28-30; FLORIDA FOLK FEST — Where: Stephen Foster Folk Culture Ctr State Park, White Springs, Fla.. Featuring: Traditional, amphitheater and old marble crafts, workshops, dance, food, contests, more. Workshops in music, dance and storytelling. Crafts. Info: Stephen Foster State Park, Elaine McGrath, Florida Folk Festival, P.O. Drawer G, White Springs, FL 32096; Ph: 877-635-3655.Web: www.floridafolkfestival.com

5/28-30; JAMBOREE — Where: Czech Republic. Featuring: Bluegrass. Info: Petr Kuklík, Tylovická 395, Prague 5, 155 21, Czech Republic; Ph: +420-241-402-569.Web: www.jamboree-cz.com

5/28-30; MOOR & COAST FEST — Where: Whitby, North Yorkshire, U.K.. Featuring: Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy with Chris Parkinson, Duncan McFarlane Band, Roy Clinging, Flossie, Tina Taylor, more. Workshops. Tix: £35. Info: Moor and Coast Fest, 9 Windsor Terrace, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1ET, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)194-782-0408 or +44-(0)194-782-1873 . Web: www.moorandcoast.co.uk

5/28-30; OFF THE TRACKS SPRING FEST — Where: Castle Donington, Leics., U.K.. Tix: £60. Info: Andy Cooper, Off the Tracks , P.O. Box 68, Derby, DE1 3EH, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)1332-384518 or +44-(0)7899-826955. Web: www.offthetracks.co.uk

5/28-30; TRADITIONAL ARTS WEEKEND — Where: Remus, Mich.. Featuring: Over 80 workshops in dance, music, crafts, vocal and instrument instruction, silent auction, more. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: Free. Info: Lola Tyler, Wheatland Music Organization, P.O. Box 22, Remus, MI 49340; Ph: 989-967-8879 or 989-967-8561. Web: www.wheatlandmusic.orgCO CR HR

5/28-30; VANDALIA GATHERING — Where: Charleston, W.Va.. Featuring: Celebration of W.Va. trad arts and folk heritage. Contests in Fiddle, mandolin, banjo and more. Crafts. Tix: Free. Info: Vandalia Gathering, WV Div. Culture & History, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV 25305-0300; Ph: 304-558-0220 or 304-722-2343. Web: www.wvculture.org/vandalia

5/28-31; BLACK HORSE MUSIC FEST — Where: Telham, East Sussex, U.K.. Featuring: Ade Edmndson and the Bad Shepherds, Baka Beyond, King King, Steve Arvey, more. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: £20 day, £50 wknd. Info: John Shotton, Black Horse Music Festival, P.O. Box 126, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 3AQ, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)1424-429840.Web: www.blackhorsefestival.org.uk

5/28-31; CHESTER FOLK FEST — Where: Chester, U.K.. Featuring: Mawkin:Causley, The Churchfitters, Martin Simpson, Bernard Wrigley, Mick Ryan and Paul Downes, Isambarde, The Old Dance School, Flossie Malavialle, Pete Morton, The Askew Sisters, Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer, Derek Gifford, Roger Wilson, Peeping Tom, Boldwood, This Way Up, Martin Harvey, more. Info: Chester Folk Survivors, 21 Dee Fords Avenue, Chester, CH3 5UP, United Kingdom; Ph: +44-(0)7005-977045.Web: www.chesterfolk.org.uk

5/28-31; CHIPPENHAM FOLK FEST — Where: Chippenham, England. Featuring: Brian Peters, Chris Foster, Craig:Morgan:Robson, Debby McClatchy, Hanging Johnny, Hoover and Dog Big Band, INU, James Fagan and Nancy Kerr, Jeff Warner, John Alderslade, Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner, Mick Ryan and Paul Downes, Pete Coe, Roger Watson, Roy Harris, Sam Lee, The Claque, Vic and Tina Smith, more. Workshops. Tix: wknd £66. Info: Bob Berry, Fest Organizer, The Cause Music and Arts Centre, Festivals, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3DD, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)124-965-7190.Web: www.chippfolk.co.uk

5/28-31; FISHGUARD FEST — Where: Fishguard in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. Featuring: Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies, Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll, Lucy Farrell and Jonny Kearney, Mike Chant, Dan Walsh, Davy Cartwright, The Lovely Somethings, Emma and the Professor, Nick Scott, Fiddlebox, Mainbrace, Atilla the Stockbroker, Catrin O'Neill, more. Tix: Free, evening concert £8.50. Info: , ; Ph: +44-(0)1348-875183.Web: www.pembrokeshire-folk-music.co.uk

5/28-31; HALF MOON SOBER FEST — Where: The Sugar Shack Campground, Thornton, N.H.. Featuring: Camping, live music, workshops and more. Crafts. Tix: $45. Info: Half Moon Sober Fest, P. O. Box 521, Derry, NH 03038; Ph: 603-557-3726 or 603-595-0672. Web: www.halfmoonsober.org

5/28-31; NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FEST — Where: Seattle Ctr, Seattle, Wash.. Featuring: Live music, dance, children's events, more. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: Free, $10 donation suggested. Info: Michael Herschensohn, Northwest Folklife, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 98109-4623; Ph: 206-684-7300 or 206-684-7321. Web: www.nwfolklife.org

5/29-31; GREAT PENNSYLVANIA FLAVOR FEST — Where: Mount Hope Estate and Winery, Manheim, Pa.. Featuring: Local Pa.-based musicians and entertainers, local food, beer and wine sampling. Tix: Free. Info: Teresa Centini, Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, 2775 Lebanon Rd, Manheim, PA 17545; Ph: 717-665-7021.Web: www.parenfaire.com

5/29-6/13; SWALEDALE FEST — Where: Swaledale, North Yorkshire, U.K.. Featuring: Saint Celia Players, Jacob Heringman, Northern Sinfonia, The Hut People, Calefax Reed Quintet, more. Workshops in music and theater. Crafts. Info: Swaledale Festival, Hudson House, High Row, Reeth, Richmond, DL11 6TB, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)1748-880018.Web: www.swaledale-festival.org.uk

5/38-30; THREE SISTERS PARK MUSIC FEST — Where: Three Sisters Park, Chillicothe, Ill.. Featuring: STS9, Pretty Lights, Steel Pulse, Victor Wooten, Railroad Earth, The Hood Internet, ALO, Hot Buttered Rum, Dumpstaphunk, The New Mastersounds, My Dear Disco, That 1 Guy, Zach Deputy, The Macpodz, Papadosio, Steez, The Bridge, Dangermuffin, Heatbox, Waterstreet, Chicago Farmer, more. Info: Terry Lease, P.O. Box 456, Jacksonville, IL 62651; Ph: 217-243-3159.Web: /ww.summercampfestival.com

Camps & Schools

March 2010

3/7-12; PLAYING MUSIC IN A GROUP — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: J. D. Robinson. Tix: $474 tuition plus r&b. Info: John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902; Ph: 800-FOLK-SCH.Web: www.folkschool.org.

3/7-12; PACIFIC FIDDLE COLLEGE — Where: Camp Hope, Hope, B.C., Canada. Tix: $225. Info: Donna Randall, Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers, P.O. Box 2246, Abbotsford, BC V2T 4X2, Canada; Ph: 604-530-5869 or 604-557-7779. Web: www.cfvfiddlers.com.

3/9-11; TOTALLY TELLABLE TALES — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: Frank Boyd. Tix: $299 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

3/12-14; FRENCH FOLK DANCE WEEKEND — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: Christian Montcriol and Cessany Montcriol. Tix: $175 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

3/12-14; INTERMEDIATE MOUNTAIN DULCIMER — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: Lorraine Lee Hammond. Tix: $299 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

3/12-14; FRENCH FOLK DANCE WEEKEND — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: French dance and music. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: $175 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

3/14-20; OZARK FOLK SCHOOL — Where: Ozark Folk Ctr, Mountain View, Ark.. Workshops. Info: Kay Thomas, Crafts Director, Ozark Folk Center, P.O. Box 500, Mountain View, AR 72560; Ph: 870-269-3851.Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com. CR HR

3/14-20; BEGINNING MANDOLIN — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: Lorraine Lee Hammond. Tix: $527 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.

3/14-20; INTERMEDIATE MOUNTAIN DULCIMER — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: Lorraine Lee Hammond. Tix: $299 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.

3/14-20; LEARN TO PLAY MANDOLIN — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: Lorraine Lee Hammond. Tix: $527 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

3/19-21; SPRING SWEDISH DANCE & MUSIC WEEKEND — Where: Folklore Village, Dodgeville, Wis.. Workshops. Info: Melissa Leef, Folklore Village, 3210 County Hwy. BB, Dodgeville, WI 53533; Ph: 608-924-4000.Web: www.folklorevillage.org. CO CR HR A

3/19-21; UPPER POTOMAC SPRING MUSIC WEEKEND — Where: Hilltop House, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.. Featuring: Workshops, classes and concerts for hammered dulcimer, fiddle and mixed instruments. Workshops. Info: Upper Potomac Music Weekends, P.O. Box 1474, Shepherdstown, WV 25443; Ph: 304-263-2531.Web: www.upperpotomacmusic.info.

3/19-21; WEEKEND AT THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE — Where: Menucha Retreat & Conference Center, Corbett, Ore.. Featuring: Suzannah Park, Nathan Morrison, Eva Primack, Stefan Amidon, Zara Bode . Tix: $155-225. Info: Village Harmony, 5748 Hollister Hill Rd., Marshfield, VT 05658; Ph: 802-426-3210.Web: www.villageharmony.org.

3/21-27; INTERMEDIATE FIDDLE — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: David Kaynor. Tix: $527 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

3/26-28; SINGTIME FROLICS — Where: Camp Adams, near Portland, Ore.. Featuring: Singtime participants, plus guest artists Steve Einhorn and Kate Power. Workshops in singing, performing, instruments and maybe dancing. Tix: $80 adv., $90 adult , $50 adv., $60 children 4-11. Info: Hal Day, Singtime Frolics, 4855 SW 98th Ave., Beaverton, OR 97005; Ph: 503-626-1537.Web: www.portlandfolkmusic.org.

3/26-28; FLORIDA STORYCAMP — Where: Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center, Leesburg, Fla.. Workshops in storytelling. Info: Florida Storytelling Assoc., Inc., Florida Storytelling Camp, P.O. Box 50, Orange Springs, FL 32182; Ph: 800-940-1972.Web: www.flstory.org. CO HO

3/26-28; SING WITH US! — Where: Rowe, Mass.. Featuring: Nick Page, director of the Mystic Chorale. Info: Rowe Camp & Conference Center, Kings Highway Road, PO Box 273, Rowe, MA 01367; Ph: 413-339-4954.Web: rowecenter.org.

3/26-28; PETE WERNICK’S BLUEGRASS JAM CAMP — Where: Boulder, Colo.. Workshops in bluegrass jamming. Tix: $225. Info: Pete Wernick, Banjo Camp, 7930-P Oxford Rd., Niwot, CO 80503; Ph: 303-440-5564 or 303-652-8346. Web: www.drbanjo.com.

April 2010

4/4-9; CONTINUING HAMMERED DULCIMER — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: Anne Lough. Tix: $474 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

4/5-9; SORE FINGERS SUMMER SCHOOLS — Where: Cotswolds, U.K. Workshops in fiddle, Dobro, mandolin, Autoharp, bass, banjo, guitar and vocals. Tix: £235. Info: Moira and John Wirtz, Park Farm, Buckland Down, Nr. Frome, Somerset, BA11 2RG, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)1373-813590.Web: www.sorefingers.co.uk. CO

4/9-10; FUR PEACE RANCH GUITAR CAMP: SONGCRAFTING AND COUNTRY BLUES — Where: Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio. Featuring: Marjorie Thompson. Workshops in Songcrafting and Country Blues guitar essentials. Info: Fur Peace Ranch, 39495 St. Clair Rd., Pomeroy, OH 45769-9434; Ph: 740-992-6228.Web: www.furpeaceranch.com. CO HO A

4/9-11; LEARN TO CONTRA DANCE — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: Bob Dalsemer. Tix: $175. 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

4/11-17; LEARN TO PLAY AUTOHARP — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: John Hollandsworth. Tix: $527 tuition, plus r&b. Info: Bob Dalsemer, John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902; Ph: 800-FOLK-SCH or 828-837-8637. Web: www.folkschool.org.

4/12-17; JAMMERS JAMBOREE — Where: Lester Flatt Memorial Park, Vilonia, Ark.. Workshops. Tix: FREE. Info: C. Elizabeth Kuykendall, Lester Flatt Memorial Park, 50 Lester Flatt Dr., Vilonia, AR 72173; Ph: 501-835-2451 (day) or 501-796-2030 (eve). Web: www.angelfire.com/ar/Sunshinexpress/Otto.html. CO HO

4/16-18; MANDOLIN CAMP NORTH — Where: Groton, Mass.. Workshops in mandolin, fiddle and singing. Tix: $375 wknd tuition and r&b. Info: Michael Holmes, Mandolin Camp North, P.O. Box 502, Orleans, MA 02653; Ph: 774-207-0284 or 781-209-1130 . Web: www.mandolincampnorth.com.

4/16-23; DEWEY BALFA CAJUN & CREOLE HERITAGE WEEK — Where: Chicot State Park, Ville Platte, La.. Featuring: Intensive instruction in accordion, fiddle, guitar and more; French Immersion; daily master artist presentations and workshops; nightly jam sessions; nightly dances with top Cajun and zydeco bands; 2 festival days; participation can be full-time, part-time, or on a daily basis. Workshops in culturally-related topics. Tix: varies. Info: Louisiana Folk Roots, 101 W. Vermilion St., Laffayette, LA 70501-6916; Ph: 337-234-8360.Web: www.lafolkroots.org.

4/18-23; SPRING DULCIMER WEEK AT AUGUSTA HERITAGE CENTER — Where: Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, W.Va.. Featuring: Maddie McNeil, John Hollandsworth, Jody Marshall, Christie Burns, Sam Rizzetta, Molly McCormak, Janita Baker, Rob Brereton, John Rossbach and John Huron. Workshops in Autoharp, mtn and hammered dulcimers. Crafts. Tix: $420. Info: Gordon Blackley, Augusta Heritage Center, 100 Campus Dr., Elkins, WV 26241; Ph: 304-637-1350.Web: www.augustaheritage.com. CR HR A

4/22-24; DULCIMER JAMBOREE — Where: Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View, Ark.. Featuring: Judy Klinkhammer, Steve Eulberg, Kevin Roth, Linda Brockington, Margaret Wright, Nina Zanetti, Rick Thum, Ruth Smith, Kendra Ward.. Workshops in mountain and hammered dulcimer . Crafts. Tix: $150. Info: , Ozark Folk Center State Park, P.O. Box 500, Mountain View, AR 72560; Ph: 870-269-3851 or 800-264-3655 . Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com.

4/23-25; ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE & MUSIC WEEKEND — Where: Folklore Village, Dodgeville, Wis.. Featuring: Bare Necessities members Jacqueline Schwab, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, Earl Gaddis. Workshops in English country music and dance. Info: Melissa Leef, Folklore Village, 3210 County Hwy. BB, Dodgeville, WI 53533; Ph: 608-924-4000.Web: www.folklorevillage.org. CO CR HR A

4/25-30; OLD TIME BANJO TWO FINGER STYLE — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: Chip Arnold. Tix: $474 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.

4/25-30; The BASICS OF STORYTELLING — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: Dianne Hackworth. Tix: $474 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

4/30-5/2; ADVANCED BEGINNING MOUNTAIN DULCIMER WORKSHOP — Where: Weatherbury Farm, Avella, Pa.. Featuring: Bill Schilling. Workshops in Autoharp. 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: www.folkmusic.weatherburyfarm.com.

4/30-5/2; BEGINNING MOUNTAIN 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: www.folkmusic.weatherburyfarm.com.

4/30-5/2; ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE WEEKEND — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: Ginger Pyron and Michael Cicone. Tix: $175. 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

May 2010

5/1-3; FEIS ROIS INBHICH ADULT FEIS ROIS — Where: Dingwall, U.K.. Featuring: Scottish music, song and dance. Info: Fèis Rois, 5 Business Centre, 1 Castle St, Dingwall, IV15 9HU, U.K.; Ph: +44(0)1349-862600.Web: www.feisrois.org

5/9-15; CONTINUING MOUNTAIN DULCIMER — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: Anne Lough. Tix: $527. 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.orgCO CR HO HR A

5/11-13; PETE WERNICK’S BLUEGRASS JAM CAMP — Where: Granite Hill Cmpgrnd, Gettysburg, Pa.. Featuring: Pete Wernick, Joan Wernick, Ira Gitlin. Workshops in bluegrass jamming. Tix: $195. Info: Pete Wernick, Banjo Camp, 7930-P Oxford Rd., Niwot, CO 80503; Ph: 303-440-5564 or 303-652-8346. Web: www.drbanjo.com

5/14-16; ADVANCED BEGINNING AUTOHARP MELODY PLAYING WORKSHOP — Where: Weatherbury Farm, Avella, Pa.. Featuring: Bill Schilling. Workshops in Autoharp. 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: www.folkmusic.weatherburyfarm.com

5/14-16; BANJO CAMP NORTH — Where: Groton, Mass.. Tix: $375 wknd., tuition and r&b. Info: Michael Holmes, Banjo Camp North, P.O. Box 502, Orleans, MA 02653-1755; Ph: 774-207-0284 or 781-209-1130 . Web: www.banjocampnorth.com

5/20-23; BLUFF COUNTRY GATHERING — Where: Lanesboro, Minn.. Featuring: Dwight ""Red"" Lamb, Big Medicine, Phil Jamison, Rafe and Clelia Stefanini, Meghan Dudle, more. Workshops in fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, singing, stringband music. Tix: $200. Info: Bob Bovee & Gail Heil, Bluff Country Gathering, 18287 Gap Dr., Spring Grove, MN 55974; Ph: 507-498-5452.Web: www.boveeheil.com

5/28-30; JUNIATA FOLK COLLEGE — Where: Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pa.. Featuring: Concerts, workshops, jam sessions, more. Workshops in clogging, songwriting, syncopation, more. Tix: $195 and up. Info: Huntingdon County Arts Council, P.O. Box 216, Huntingdon, PA 16652; Ph: 814-643-6220 or 814-643-3562. Web: www.folkcollege.com

5/28-31; ALMOST HEAVEN — Where: Timber Ridge Kids Camp, High View, W.Va.. Featuring: Swallowtail, Hotpoint, The Ralph Gordon Trio, Gaye Fifer, Bob Isaacs, George Marshall, Tim Van Egmond, Ellen Engle, Marc Shepanek, Wayne Albright. Workshops in swing, hambo, waltz and more. Tix: $-293-323, $110-199 kids. Info: Marti Schweitzer, 11458 Orchard Lane, Reston, VA 20190; Ph: 703-437-0766.Web: www.contradancers.com