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March through May 2011


March 2011

3/1-13; SONORA CELTIC FAIRE — Where: Mother Lode Frgrnds, Sonora, Calif.. Featuring: Golden Bough, BROTHER, Sligo Rags, Avalon Rising, Tempest, Blaggards, Wicked Tinkers, Coyote Run, 1916 and Black Irish Band.. Contests. Workshops. Info: Patrick Karnahan, Calaveras Celtic Faire, 220 Southgate Dr, Sonora, CA 95370; Ph: .Web: www.sonoracelticfaire.com CO CR HO HR

3/4-6; FESTIVAL DU BOIS — Where: Mackin Park in Maillardville, Coquitlam (1046 Brunette Ave), BC, Canada . Info: Festival du Bois, 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam, BC V3K 2C3, Canada; Ph: 604-936-0039.Web: www.festivaldubois.ca A

3/4-6; 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 CO HR A

3/4-6; NORTH TEXAS IRISH FEST — Where: Radisson Hotel, Fair Park, Dallas, Tex.. Featuring: Altan, Tommy Sands, Cathie Ryan and Dervish and more.. Info: Jim Miller, North Texas Irish Festival, 1925 Abrams Parkway #382, Dallas, TX 75214; Ph: 214-821-4173 .Web: www.ntif.org A

3/4-6; WINTER BLUEGRASS WEEKEND — Where: Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, 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 A

3/4-17; MIDDLE EAST FEST — Where: Roxy Art Fest, Edinburgh, Scotland. Featuring: Waa Sylla, Samba Sene and Diwan, GOL, Babylon Arabic Band. Tix: £12. Info: Neill Walker, 4 William Black Place, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30 9PZ, Scotland; Ph: +44-(0)131-331-4469.Web: www.mesp.org.uk

3/5; LA GRANDE BOUCHERIE DES CAJUNS — Where: Magnolia City Park, St. Martinville, La.. Featuring: Cajun & Zydeco Music, Arts & Crafts, Food, Fun, Refreshments and much more! Butchering of the Pig, Squeal like a Pig Contest, Cracklin Throwing Contest, Acadiana Puller ""Battle on the Teche"" Arm Wrestling Competition.. Crafts. Info: St. Martin Parish Tourist Commission, P.O. Box 9, St. Martinville, LA 70582; Ph: 337-298-3556 or 888-565-5939. Web: www.cajuncountry.org/boucherie

3/5; NEBRASKA STORYTELLING FESTIVAL — Where: Southwest Church of Christ, Omaha, Neb.. Featuring: . Workshops in storytelling. 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

3/10-12; 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

3/11-13; MARIPOSA STORYTELLING FEST — Where: Mariposa Co. High School, Mariposa, Calif.. 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 CR HR

3/11-13; WILL McLEAN FEST — Where: Sertoma Youth Ranch, Brooksville, FL. Contests in songwriting. Workshops in guitar, mandolin, autoharp, harmonic, dulcimer. Crafts. Info: Margaret Longhill, Will McLean Foundation, P.O. Box 3435, Dunnellon, FL 34430-3435; Ph: 352-465-7208 or 352-489-3766. Web: www.willmclean.com CO HO A I

3/11-14; PORT FAIRY FOLK MUSIC FEST — Where: Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia. Featuring: Kasey Chambers, The Dingoes (last shows ever!), Mama Kin, Shane Nicholson, The Waifs, Justin Townes Earle. We also now can confirm Graveyard Train, Darren Hanlon, Abbie Cardwell and Her Leading Men, Lisa Miller, Lloyd Spiegel, Fotis Vergopoulos Band, plus more to come including children's acts, frInge, and Street Invaders. 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 CO CR HR A

3/11-14; 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 A

3/12; SONOMA COUNTY BLUEGRASS & FOLK FEST — Where: Sebastopol Community Center. Featuring: Jim Hurst, The Stairwell Sisters, Black Crown String Band, Euphonia, Sarah Campbell &Nina Gerber and Suzie Glaze & Hilonesome.. Tix: $32 day, 11 & under free. Info: Sonoma County Folk Society, Steve Delap, P.O. Box 9659, Santa Rosa, CA 95405-9659; Ph: 707-829-8012 or 707-542-3798. Web: www.socofoso.com

3/16-20; CELTICFEST VANCOUVER — Where: Vancouver, B.C. Info: Celtic Fest Vancouver Society, # 403-1239 W. Georgia St., Vancouver, BC V6E 4R8, Canada; Ph: .Web: www.celticfestvancouver.com

3/17-20; 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: Happy Anderson, 10614 W. Burns Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351; Ph: 623-512-0607.Web: www.festivalofthewest.com CO HO A

3/18-19; 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

3/18-19; RIVER CITY BLUES FEST — Where: Lafayette Hotel, Marietta, Ohio. Info: The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society, P.O. Box 2122, Marietta, OH 45750; Ph: 740-376-0222.Web: www.bjfm.org A

3/18-20; NAPERVILLE BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL — Where: Holiday Inn Select, Naperville, Ill.. Featuring: Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Monroe Crossing, Special Consensus, James King, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Morgan Daniels Band, Art Stevenson & High Water, Kati Penn & New Town, Southern Raised, New Heir Bluegrass, and The Punches Family.. Info: Terry & Jan Lease, Bluegrass Festival, P.O. Box 456, Jacksonville, IL 62651; Ph: 217-243-3159.Web: www.bluegrassmidwest.com

3/18-20; NORWEGIAN DANCE & MUSIC WEEKEND — Where: Folklore Village, Dodgeville, Wis.. Featuring: Torbjörn Sjöberg, Yvonne Hansen, Bengt Jonsson and Staffan Jonsson. 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

3/18-20; OLD TOWN TEMECULA BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Old Town Temecula, Calif.. Featuring: Byron Berline, Bluegrass Etc., more tba. 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

3/18-20; 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

3/19; BALKAN MUSIC NIGHT — Where: FOPAC, Concord Ctr, Mass.. Featuring: More than twenty New England area Balkan bands and choruses. Tix: $20-25. Info: Jo Crawford, Folk Arts Center of New England, 10 Franklin St., Stoneham, MA 02180, USA; Ph: 781-438-4387.Web: www.facone.org

3/19; 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 CR HR A

3/24-27; SUWANNEE SPRINGFEST — Where: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, Fla.. Featuring: Avelin Brothers, Travelin McCourys, Trampled by Turtles, Pangea with Michael Kang, Emmit-Nershi, Mosier Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Surprise Me Mr. Davis, The Motet, Tornado Rider, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Two Foot Level, Dread Clampitt, Greensky Bluegrass, Saltwater Grass, and New 76ers.. 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 CO HO

3/24-4/9; SAVANNAH MUSIC FEST — Where: Savannah, Ga.. Featuring: Allen Toussaint, Amjad Ali Khan, Andy Falco, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Ballake Sissoko, Bela Fleck, Benny Kim, Bill Charlap, Bill Kennedy, Bill Peterson, Binky Griptite, Bobby Thorp, Brian ""Breeze"" Cayolle, Bryan Sutton, Bugallo Velez, Butch Hancock, Caleb Klauder, CarlaMaria Rodrigues, Catherine Leonard, Chico Pinheiro, Chris Eldridge, Chris Thile, Christine Brewer, Clarence ""Reginald"" Toussaint, Corey Hensley, Craig Rutenberg, Dale Perry, Daniel Hope, Dave Guy, Dave Stryker, David Finckel, Dianne Reeves, Doyle Lawson, Edgar Meyer, Eric Braunstein, Eric Kim, Gabriel Le Magadure, Geno Delafose, Gerald Clayton, Grant Green Jr., Gregory Hutchinson, Hans-Kristian Kjos Sørenson, Hans-Kristian Kjos Sørenson, Hans-Kristian Kjos Sørenson, Hans-Kristian Kjos, Sørenson, Herman LeBeaux, Homer Steinweiss, Houston Person, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Ike Stubblefield, Infamous Stringdusters, Jack Wilkins, James Cotton, James Gwyn, James Hunter, Jason Barie, Jason Leek, Jason Marsalis, Jason Rathman, Jeff Clayton, Jerry Portnoy, Jesse Lege, Jessica Molaskey, Jim Ketch, Jimmie Dale Glmore, Joe Craven, Joe Ely, Joel Savoy, John Clayton, John Pizzarelli, Jon Hurrell, Jordan Witt, Jorel Flynn, Josh Swift, Junior Brown, Keith Robinson, Kelli Jones, Kenny Washington, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Leon Anderson, Lionel Loueke, Lorenza Borrani, Los Munequitos de Matanzas, Louis Lortie, Lucky Peterson, Maceo Parker, Marcus Printup, Marcus Roberts, Mathieu Herzog, McIntosh County Shouters, Michael Burks, Mike Bub, Neal Sugarman, Nikolai Lugansky, Noam Pikelny, Obed Calvaire, Patrick Messina, Paul Kowert, Paul McKee, Peter Martin, Peter Washington, Philip Dukes, Pierre Colombet, Raleigh Ringers, Raphael Merlin, Renard Poche, Renee Rosnes, Rodney Jordan, Rodney Whitaker, Roland Guerrin, Romero Lubambo, Ron Westray, Salif Keita, Sebastian Knauer, Sharon Jones, Sherman Robertson, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Simone Dinnerstein, Slide Hampton, Stile Antico, Stuart Duncan, Ted Nash, Terell Stafford, The Clayton Brothers, The Flatlanders, Tiempo Libre, Tim O'Brien, Tommy 'TNT Brenneck, Tracy Silverman, Tristan Eggener, Vijayalakshmi, Vincent Segal, Wu Han, Wycliffe Gordon, Zakir Hussain.. 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

3/25-26; DOWN EAST COUNTRY DANCE FEST — Where: Mount Ararat Middle School, Topsham, Maine. Featuring: Elixir with caller Nils Fredland.. Workshops in dance, instruments and singing. Tix: TBA. Info: Lynn Plumb, DECDF, 455 E. Pond Rd., Nobleboro, ME 04555-9573; Ph: 207-563-8953.Web: www.starleft.org/decdf A

3/25-26; SOUTHERN OHIO INDOOR MUSIC FEST — Where: Roberts Convention Ctr, Wilmington, Ohio. Featuring: New line-up available on site.. Tix: $27-60. Info: Southern Ohio Indoor Music Fest, 23 E. Second St., Xenia, OH 45385; Ph: 937-372-5804.Web: www.somusicfest.com CO CR HR A

3/25-27; OHIO VALLEY GATHERING — Where: Raddison Airport Hotel, Indianapolis, IN. Workshops in Appalachian dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, fiddle, bodhran, washtub bass, guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, pennywhistle, singing, more. Tix: $7, free to LDS members. Info: Judy Pitcock, Louisville Dulcimer Society, 7110 Rolling Creek Blvd., Louisville, KY 40228-1346; Ph: 502-931-6878. Web: www.louisvilledulcimer.org HR A

3/25-4/3; TORONTO FESTIVAL OF STORYTELLING — Where: Toronto, Ont., Canada. Featuring: The 33rd Annual Toronto Storytelling Festival will be a 10-day celebration of storytelling influenced by this year’s theme, The Seventh Generation: Past, Present, Future.. 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

3/27; WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CRAWFISH ETOUFFEE COOK-OFF — Where: Northwest Pavilion, Downtown Eunice, La.. Featuring: Crawfish cook-off, Cajun music and dance. Tix: FREE. Info: Etouffee Cook-off, The Mayor at City Hall, P.O. Box 1106, Eunice, LA 70535; Ph: 337-457-7389 or 337-457-2565. Web: www.eunice-la.com CR HR A

3/29-4/2; 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 2011

4/1-2; BIG MUDDY FOLK FEST — Where: Boonville, Mo.. Tix: $22 per night, or $39 both nights. Info: Holly Peterson, Friends of Historic Boonville, 614 East Morgan, Boonville, MO 65233; Ph: 660-882-7977.Web: www.friendsofhistoricboonville.org HR A

4/1-2; FLORIDA OLD-TIME MUSIC CHAMPIONSHIP — Where: Sertoma Youth Ranch, Brooksville, Fla.. Featuring: Dan Levenson and others. Contests in singing, fiddle, banjo,stringband and many other old-time instruments. Workshops in backup rhythm guitar. Tix: wknd $15, Fri $5, Sat $10. Info: Jim Strickland, Florida Old-Time Music Championship, 1848 Thistle Ct., Wesley Chapel, FL 33543; Ph: 813-991-4774.Web: www.FOTMC.org CO HO A

4/2-4; GRAVES MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL OF MUSIC — Where: Graves Mtn. Lodge, Syria, Va. Featuring: Donna Ulisse and the Poor Mountain Boys, Goldwing Express, Balsam Range Range, The Boxcars, The Quebe Sisters Band, The Grascals, The Seldom Scene, Lonesome Highway, Mark Templeton and Pocket Change, The Lonesome River Band, many more. Tix: wknd $90, adv $70, $30-$35 day. Info: Jim Graves, Graves Mountain Lodge, Rt. 670, Syria, VA 22743-9999; Ph: 540-923-4231.Web: www.gravesmountain.com CO A

4/3; 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 CO CR HO

4/7-5/8; 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

4/8-10; 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 A I

4/8-10; 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

4/11-17; 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 A

4/13-17; THE DAUGHTERS OF BLUEGRASS ANNUAL FESTIVAL — Where: Mossy Oak Music Park, Guyton, Ga. Crafts. Tix: wknd $35, daily $15. Info: Rebecca Rose, Mossy Oak Music Park, 533 Old Louisville Rd., Guyton, GA 31312; Ph: 912-772-5142 or 866-MOSSY-OAK. Web: www.mossyoakmusicpark.com CO HO A

4/14-17; 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 CR HR

4/14-17; OLD SETTLER'S MUSIC FESTIVAL — Where: Saly Lick BBQ Pavilion, Austin, Tex.. Featuring: The Avett Brothers, Sam Bush, Tim O'Brien, Sonny Landreth, David Francey, Jimmie Dale Gilmore with the Wronglers, Foster & Lloyd, Band of Heathens, Trampled by Turtles, Jim Lauderdale, The Gourds, Emmitt-Nershi Band, Jake Shimabukuro, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Langhorne Slim, Elliott Brood, The Hillbenders, Gaelic Storm, and many more. Contests in Youth talent. Workshops in performance and songwriting. Crafts. Tix: $25-200. Info: Jean K. Spivey, President, Old Settler's Bluegrass Festival, PO Box 151947, Austin, TX 78715; Ph: 512-383-1748.Web: www.oldsettlersmusicfest.org CO CR HO A

4/15-17; 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

4/15-17; 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.ruralhillscottishfestivals.net CO HO A - Wheelchair access is weather dependent

4/15-17; 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 CR HR A I

4/15-17; TIONÓL — Where: St. Louis, Mo.. 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

4/16; HOLLIS LONG 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

4/16; 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

4/16-17; BEAR ON THE SQUARE MOUNTAIN FEST — Where: Public Square, Dahlonega, Ga.. Featuring: John Lilly, the Georgia Mudcats, High Windy, Curley Maple, Buzzard Mountain Boys, Gold Rush, The Rosin Sisters, Camp Creek Committee, Whitepath, Bluebilly Grit, Georgia Pick and Bow, The Family Honor & the Solstice Sisters. 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 HR A

4/17; 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 CR HR

4/21-24; GOSPORT & FAREHAM EASTER FESTIVAL — Where: Fareham, Hampshire, England, U.K.. Featuring: Oysterband; Show of Hands; Dervish; Saw Doctors; Roy Bailey; Belshazzar's Feast; Liz Carroll & John Doyle; Skerryvore; Heidi Talbot with Ian Carr & John McCusker; John Otway & Wild Willy Barratt; Seven Little Sisters; Megson: Ron Trueman-Border; MacMasterHay; Kris Drever & Eamonn Coyne; Richard Wood; Chris Ricketts and many more. Workshops in fiddle, guitar, singing. Crafts. Tix: £15 to £90 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: http:www.eastfest.co.uk CR HR A

4/21-25; AUSTRALIA NATIONAL FOLK FEST — Where: Exhibition Park, Canberra, Australia. Featuring: Multitude of folk artists and educational events.. 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 CO HR A

4/21-25; 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

4/25-5/1; 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 CR HR A

4/27-5/1; 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

4/27-5/1; OPEN EARS FESTIVAL OF MUSIC & SOUND — Where: Kitchener, Ont., Canada. Featuring: Local, national and international artists. Tix: $110 adv. Info: Cheryl A. Ewing, Open Ears Festival, 101 Queen St. North, Kitchener, ON N2H 6P7 , Canada ; Ph: 519-745-4711 x 267 or 888-363-6591 or 519-579-8564. Web: www.openears.ca CR HR A

4/27-5/2; WATH FEST — Where: Wath Upon Dearne, Rotherham, S. Yorkshire, England. Featuring: Frances Black, Tannahill Weavers, Drever McCusker Woomble, Chris Wood, Uiscedwr, Kieran Halpin, Jon Tams & Barry Coope, Elbow Jane, Anna Shannon, Kris Drever, Jez Lowe, Bernard Wrigley, Charlie Barker & Harriet Bartlett and Holly Taymar & Ukulele Workshop. 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/ CR A

4/28-30; MR. B'S SPRING INTO BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Mr. B's Bluegrass Park, Ladysmith, Va.. 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 CO HO A

4/28-5/1; 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 CR A

4/28-5/2; 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 CO A

4/29-30; STRINGBREAK MUSIC FEST — Where: Sertoma Ranch, Brooksville, Fla.. 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 CO HO

4/29-5/1; CONNECTICUT STORYTELLING FEST — Where: Connecticut College, New London, Conn.. Featuring: Featuring Tim Tingle. 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 A

4/29-5/1; FAIRBRIDGE FESTIVAL OF WORLD AND FOLK MUSIC — Where: Fairbridge Village, Pinjarra, Western Australia. Featuring: Headline acts include Four Play, The Go Set, The Good Lovelies, Dark Horses, Joseph Tawadros, Grace Barbe, The Brow Horn Orchestra, Kamerunga, Circle of Rhythm, Mike Compton, Warren Fahey, Fiona Scott Norman, Ange Takas, Toby and many many more. Workshops. Crafts. Info: Phoebe Corke, Fairbridge Festival, 24 Ahern Street, Hamilton Hill, WA 6163, Australia; Ph: +61-(08)9331-3306 or +61-(04)0760-6696. Web: www.fairbridgefestival.com.au CO CR HR A

4/29-5/1; GIRVAN FOLK FEST — Where: Girvan, South Ayrshire, Scotland. Info: , ; Ph: .Web: www.girvanfolkfestival.co.uk

4/29-5/1; 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

4/29-5/8; NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FEST — Where: Fair Grounds Race Course, New Orleans, La.. 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

4/30; 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

4/30-5/1; 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

May 2011

5/1-8; BATON ROUGE BLUES WEEK AND FEST — Where: Throughout BR & Repentance Park Baton Rouge, La.. Featuring: Delbert McClinton; Jimmie Vaughn, Henry Gray, Carol Fran, Tabby Thomas, Jimbo Mathus; Peter Karp & Sue Foley; Moreland & Arbuckle and more. Tix: FREE. Info: Baton Rouge Blues Week & Baton Rouge Blues Fest, 639 Main St., Baton Rouge, LA 70801; Ph: 225-383-0968.Web: www.batonrougebluesfestival.org A

5/2-8; MEMPHIS IN MAY INTERNATIONAL FEST — Where: Various locations, Memphis, Tenn.. Featuring: Art exhibits, traditional and modern performance troupes; salute oto Belgium. Crafts. Info: Memphis in May, 88 Union Ave. #301, Memphis, TN 38103-5134; Ph: 901-525-4611.Web: www.memphisinmay.org A

5/4-7; 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 A

5/5-7; BOXCAR PINION MEMORIAL BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Raccoon Mtn Cmpgrnd, Chattanooga, Tenn.. Featuring: The Dismembered Tennesseans, The Grascals, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Slim Pickins, Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice & 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 CR HO HR A

5/6-7; BIG BEAR FEST — Where: De Kimme, Zuidlaren, The Netherlands. Tix: 18 euros. Info: Rienk Janssen, Strictly Country Records, Postbus 32, Vlagtwedde, 9540 AA, Netherlands; Ph: +31-59-931-2663.Web: www.strictlycountry.nl A

5/6-7; BRENHAM MAIFEST — Where: Fireman's Park, Brenham, Tex. Featuring: A celebration of German heritage with music, dance craft vendors, festival food, parade. Crafts. Tix: FREE. Info: Donna Cummins, Director of Tourism, Brenham/Washington Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau, 314 S. Austin St., Brenham, TX 77833; Ph: 800-225-3695 or 888-BRENHAM. Web: www.maifest.org

5/6-7; 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

5/6-7; 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 CR HR A

5/6-8; 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, 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 CO CR HR A

5/6-8; CENTRAL OHIO FOLK FEST — Where: Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park, Columbus Galloway, Ohio. 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

5/6-8; 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 CO CR HR

5/6-8; 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 CO CR HO

5/7; 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

5/7-8; 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 CO HO A

5/7-15; 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

5/7-29; 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

5/8; HEMPSTEAD CO. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Fair Park, Hope, Ark. Tix: FREE. Info: Mark Keith, Hope/Hempstead Co. Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 250 , Hope, AR 71802; Ph: 870-777-3640.Web: www.hopemelonfest.com CO HO

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

5/12-15; GETTYSBURG BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Granite Hill Cmpgrnd, Gettysburg, Pa.. 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 CO HO A

5/13-14; MERLE TRAVIS GUITAR FEST — Where: Ozark Folk Ctr, Mountain View, Ark.. Featuring: Merle Travis was a master at the ""thumbpicking"" style of guitar. The Folk Center celebrates his artistry with this annual tribute. Special appearance by Thom Bresh. Crafts. Info: Music Director, Ozark Folk Center, P.O. Box 500, Mountain View, AR 72560; Ph: 1-800-264-3655.Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com CR HR A

5/13-15; CLENNELL HALL FOLK FESTIVAL — Where: Alwinton, Northumberland, U.K.. Featuring: Kimber's Men, Something Nasty In the Woodshed, Pierce Vincent, Wendy Arrowsmith, George Welch, Mary Brettell, John & Caroline Bushby, Beeswing, Ron Gardner, Chris Ricketts, Jessica Lamb, Acoustica, Exiles From Eden, Few Broth, Foolsgold, Loxley, Lush Acoustic, Shy Talk, John Jeffrey, Hannah Buckley, We Steal Flyers, Carl Cape, 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 CO

5/13-15; MAY MADNESS CONTRAFEST DANCE WEEKEND — Where: Grace Sparkes Prescott Activity Ctr, Prescott, Ariz.. Featuring: George Marshall and Wild Asparagus, Linda Leslie with the Avant Gardeners with special guest Karina Wilson. Crafts. Info: Folkhappens, c/o Judy Norman, 7437 W Acoma Drive, Peoria, AZ 85381; Ph: 623-979-4875 or 928-445-3122. Web: folkhappens.org CR HR A

5/13-15; NELSONVILLE ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL — Where: Hocking College Campus, Nelsonville, Ohio. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: $45-60. Info: Tim Peacock, Stuart's Opera House, PO Box 217, Nelsonville, OH 45764; Ph: 740-753-1924.Web: www.nelsonvillefest.org CO CR HR A

5/13-15; 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.org A

5/13-29; NIAGARA FOLK ARTS FEST — Where: St. Catherines, Ont., Canada. Crafts. Tix: FREE. Info: Folk Arts Council of St. Catherines, 85 Church St., St. Catherines, ON L2R 3C7, Canada; Ph: 905-685-6589.Web: www.folk-arts.ca

5/14-15; RHODE ISLAND FOLK FEST — Where: Little Rhody Vasa Park, Foster, R.I.. Featuring: Jay Unger and Molly Mason, The Atwater~Donnelly Band Brown Bird . Tix: $25 for both dayskids $15 . Info: Elwood Donnelly , 19 walker road , P.O. Box 96, Foster, RI 02825; Ph: 401-451-8848 or 401-392-1322. Web: www.fosteringArts.org CR HR A

5/15; 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 CR HR A

5/19-21; 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 CO HO A I

5/19-21; HILLSIDE SPRING BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Hillside Bluegrass Park, Cochran, Ga. Featuring: The Suggin Brothers, Coley Station, Heart of Dixie Bluegrass, Honi Deaton and Dream, Danley Family, and more. Contests in flatpick guitar. Tix: day $10-20, wknd $30. Info: Wendy & Kevin Kalinowski, Hillside Bluegrass RV Park, 592 Highway 87 South, Cochran, GA 31014; Ph: 478-934-6694 or 478-697-5460. Web: www.hillsidervpark.com CO HO A

5/19-21; 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 CO CR A

5/20-22; DUBUQUEFEST ART & CRAFTS FAIR — Where: Washington Park, Dubuque, Iowa. Info: , ; Ph: .Web: www.dubuquefest.com

5/20-22; 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 CO HO

5/20-22; OHIO RIVER VALLEY FOLK FEST — Where: Madison, Ind.. Featuring: Mickey Clark and Blue Norther, Adrienne Young, The Tilers, The Wiyos, Paul Thorn, Uncle Earl, David Bromberg Quartet, Bluegrazz, Greg Ziessemer and Kris Luckett, Hogeye Navvy, and Carrie Newcomer. 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

5/20-22; SEMBA BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Cushon's Peak Cmpgrnd, Houston, Minn. Featuring: Martin Family, Terry Smith, others. Workshops in fiddle, guitar, banjo, bass, dobro, mandolin, songwriting. Tix: TBA. Info: Darrell Ottman, Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Assoc., PO Box 93, Rushford, MN 55971; Ph: 507-864-8109 or 507-251-1884. Web: www.semba.tv CO HO A

5/20-22; SHEPLEY SPRING FEST — Where: Shepley, U.K.. Featuring: Bellowhead, Session A9, Le Vent du Nord, Finest Kind, Skerryvore, Belshazzar's Feast, Fay Hield, Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, Bryony Griffith and Will Hampson, Pete Coe, Random, The Young'Uns, Lucy Ward, Moore Moss Rutter, Life and Times, Nick Barber, 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

5/20-22; WILDFLOWER! ARTS & MUSIC FEST — Where: Richardson, Texas. Featuring: TBA. 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.com A

5/21-21; CENTRAL FRASER VALLEY FIDDLE CONTEST — Where: Abbotsford, B.C., Canada. Info: Keith Wilson, Central Fraser Valley Fiddle Contest, P.O. Box 2246, Abbotsford, BC V2T 4X2 , Canada; Ph: 604-852-3582.Web: bcfiddlers.org

5/21-22; 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

5/22-30; 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

5/23-28; 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

5/25-6/5; 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

5/26-28; LIL JOHN'S MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL — Where: Cane Creek Campground, Snow Camp, N.C.. Featuring: Russell Moore & III Time Out, Dailey & Vincent, Lil John's All Stars, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Lonesome River Band, Grass Cats, Balsam Range, Darrell Webb Band, Lou Reid & Carolina, Still House, Fine Blue Line, Sweet Potato Pie, James King Band and Hagar's Mountain Boys. Emcee-Buddy Michaels. Tix: $20-75. Info: John D. Maness, 1256 Longest Acres Rd, Snow Camp, NC 27349; Ph: 336-376-8324.Web: www.littlejonsmountainmusic.com CO

5/26-29; BLUEGRASS PICKIN' TIME MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND — Where: Carol's Memorial Bluegrass Park, Dixon, Mo. Featuring: TBA. Crafts. Tix: wknd $30-35, daily $8-15. Info: Bill Jones, Bluegrass Pickin' Time, 19452 Hwy 133, Dixon, MO 65459; Ph: 573-759-3544 or 573-759-7716. Web: www.bluegrasspickintime.com CO HO A

5/26-29; 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

5/26-29; ORKNEY FOLK FEST — Where: Stromness, Orkney, Scotland. Featuring: Box Club, Ceilidh Minogue, Emily Smith, Ewan Robertson, Gary Innes & Martin O'Neil, Four Men & A Dog, Geordie, Jim & Joe, Session A9, Southern Tenant Folk Union, The Halton Quartet, The Poozies, Broken Strings, Bruce Mainland, Fiona Driver & Graham Simpson, Frank Keenan, Jo Philby, Kirkjuvar Ceilidh Band, Orkney Traditional Music Project, Saltfishforty, Stromness RBL Pipe Band, Stronsay's Silver Darlings, The Chair. Info: Orkney Folk Festival, Victoria Street, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AA, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)1856-851331.Web: www.orkneyfolkfestival.com HO A

5/26-6/12; 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 CO HO A

5/27-28; 1890s DAYS JAMBOREE — Where: Nashville Street, 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.com CR HR A

5/27-29; DULCI-MORE FESTIVAL — Where: BSA Camp McKinley, Lisbon, Ohio. Featuring: Evening ConcertsWorkshops: Doug Berch, Alex Bevan, Stephen Humphries (once again joined by Jesse Isley), Jim Miller, Stephen Seifert, Matt Watroba, Dulci-More, Bill Schilling Mini-ConcertsWorkshops: Mountain Marge Diamond, Guy & Sharrie George, Jan Hammond & Tom Conner, Janet Harriman, The Hired Hands, Jesse Isley, Gary & Toni Sager, Linda Sigismondi, Sutch Sounds, Alice & Earl Whitehill, Dulci-More Little Eagles. Workshops in mountain and hammered dulcimer, autoharp, guitar, harmonica, songwriting, singing, more. Tix: $30 wknd, $15 day. Info: Bill Schilling, Dulci-More Fest, 984 Homewood Ave., Salem, OH 44460-3816; Ph: 330-332-4420.Web: www.dulcimore.org CO CR HR A

5/27-29; 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

5/27-29; MOOR & COAST FEST — Where: Whitby, North Yorkshire, U.K.. Featuring: Vin Garbutt, Colum Sands, Chris Sherburn & enny Bartley, The Young'uns, Tina Taylor, Mandy Connell, Coblers Monday, Geoff Turner, Ken Hall. 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 CO

5/27-29; OFF THE TRACKS SPRING FEST — Where: Castle Donington, Leics., U.K.. Featuring: The Christians, Los Pacaminos (feat. Paul Young), System 7 (feat. Steve Hillage), Mirror System, No Right Turn, many more. 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 CO HO A

5/27-29; SALMON LAKE GOSPEL MUSIC FEST — Where: Salmon Lake Park, Grapeland, Tex. Featuring: Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad, The Punches Family Band, The Marksmen, The Batten Family, Shallow Creek, Sonja Barber Band, more. Tix: 3-day $32, daily $10-15. Info: Floyd & Fannie Salmon, P.O. Box 483, Grapeland, TX 75844; Ph: 936-687-2594.Web: www.salmonlakepark.com CO HO A

5/27-29; 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 CR HR A

5/27-30; CHESTER FOLK FEST — Where: Chester, U.K.. Featuring: Mabon, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, Belshazzar's Feast, Finest Kind, Jez Lowe, Damien Barber & Mike Wilson, Sara Grey & Kieron Means, Spinndrift, Colum Sands, The Carrivick Sisters, Les Barker, more. Info: Chester Folk Survivors, 21 Dee Fords Avenue, Chester, CH3 5UP, United Kingdom; Ph: +44-(0)7005-977045.Web: www.chesterfolk.org.uk CO CR A

5/27-30; CHIPPENHAM FOLK FEST — Where: Chippenham, England. Featuring: Bill Crawfors, Craig:Morgan:Robson, Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman, Ed Rennie, Finest Kind, Geoff Higginbottom, George Papavgeris, Jeff Warner, John Alderslade, John Kirkpatrick, Mary Humphreys & Anahata, Nick Dow, Rosie Upton, Spare Parts, Sylvia Watts, The Cleverley Brothers, 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 CO A

5/27-30; FISHGUARD FEST — Where: Fishguard in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. Featuring: Belshazzar's Feast, Heretique, Mike Chant, Rapsquiilion, Catrin O'Neil, Pat Smith & Ned Clamp, The Vagrants Crew, Mainbrace, Nick Scott, Loxley, Dr Bob's Secret Remedy. Tix: Free, evening concert £8.50. Info: , ; Ph: +44-(0)1348-875183.Web: www.pembrokeshire-folk-music.co.uk

5/27-30; 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 I

5/27-30; WASHINGTON STATE FIDDLE CONTEST — Where: Seattle, Wash.. Contests. Info: Ray Stenberg, P.O. Box 3180, Yakima, WA 98903-0180; Ph: 509-575-6320.Web: wotfa.org CO A

5/28; SPRING BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Willisau, Switzerland. Featuring: Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, Special Consensus, Ila Auto, Downtown Ramblers, Sunny Side, The Country Pickers. Tix: CHF 40-60. Info: Paolo Dettwiler, Steinenweg 8, Pratteln, CH-4133, Switzerland; Ph: +41-(0)61-821-8363.Web: www.bluegrass-willisau.ch

5/28-29; 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 CR HR A

5/28-6/4; 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

5/28-6/11; SWALEDALE FEST — Where: Swaledale, North Yorkshire, U.K.. Featuring: Northern Sinfonia, The Skampa String Quartet, Alexander Markov,, Fretwork, London Concertante, Loyd Grossman, ZUM, and The Hut People . 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

Camps & Schools

March 2011

3/6-12; PLAYING MUSIC IN A GROUP — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: J. D. Robinson. Tix: $546 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

3/13-18; BEGINNING MANDOLIN — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: Lorraine Lee Hammond. Tix: $488 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

3/13-18; 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

3/17-25; OZARK FOLK SCHOOL — Where: Ozark Folk Ctr, Mountain View, Ark.. Featuring: 2nd Session begins 3/20. 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

3/18-20; UPPER POTOMAC SPRING MUSIC WEEKEND — Where: Hilltop House, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.. Featuring: Workshops, classes, concerts and jam sessions for hammered dulcimer and mixed instruments with special guest instructors including dulcimer players Steve Schneider, Mick Doherty, Brenda Hunter, Christie Burns and Jody Marshall and master accompanist, Paul Oorts . Workshops. Info: Upper Potomac Music Weekends, P.O. Box 1474, Shepherdstown, WV 25443; Ph: 304-263-2531.Web: www.upperpotomacmusic.info CR HR

3/19-1/27; THE BANJO CRUISE — Where: Miami, FL. Featuring: Ross Nickerson.. Workshops in Banjo instruction. Info: Helen Preston, Group Cruise Specialist, Get Outta Town Travel/Fugazy Travel, Asheville, NC 28804; Ph: 828-338-0165.Web: www.banjoteacher.com A

3/24-27; 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

3/25-27; 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 CO

3/25-28; FUR PEACE RANCH GUITAR CAMP: ADVANCED FINGERSTYLE GUITAR — Where: Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio. Featuring: Jorma Kaukonen. Workshops in fingerstyle guitar. Info: Fur Peace Ranch, 39495 St. Clair Rd., Pomeroy, OH 45769-9434; Ph: 740-992-6228.Web: www.furpeaceranch.com CO HO A

3/27-4/2; INTERMEDIATE FIDDLE — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: Lissa Schneckenburger. Tix: $546 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

3/27-4/2; MAKING A TRADITIONAL BANJO — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: John Huron. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: $527 tuition, plus r&b and $135 materials fee. 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

April 2011

4/1-3; 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 CR HR

4/1-3; PETE WERNICK'S BLUEGRASS JAM CAMP — Where: Boulder Inn, Boulder, Colo. Featuring: Pete Wernick, Joan Wernick. 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 CR A

4/3-8; BEGINNING UKULELE — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: Peter Thomas. Tix: $488 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

4/8-10; APPALACHIAN SQUARE DANCE — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: Bob Dalsemer. Tix: $180. 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

4/8-10; APPALACHIAN SQUARE DANCE WEEKEND — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Phil Jamison, Bob Dalsemer, Red Mountain Band. Tix: $180 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

4/8-10; MANDOLIN CAMP NORTH — Where: Groton, Mass.. Workshops in mandolin, fiddle and singing. Tix: $425 resident, $375 commuter. 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 HR A

4/8-11; FUR PEACE RANCH Hot TUNA TRIO WEEKEND — Where: Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio. Featuring: Jack Casady, Jorma Kaukonen, Barry Mitterhoff. Workshops in Dobro, caged system fingerstyle guitar and swing guitar. Info: Fur Peace Ranch, 39495 St. Clair Rd., Pomeroy, OH 45769-9434; Ph: 740-992-6228 or 740-992-2575. Web: www.furpeaceranch.com CO HO A

4/10-5; SPRING DULCIMER WEEK AT AUGUSTA HERITAGE CENTER — Where: Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, W.Va.. Featuring: Les Gustafson-Zook, Cindy Ribet, Dan Landrum, Lorinda Jones, Stephen Seifert, Aaron O'Roureke, Andrea Hoag & Neal Walters. 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

4/10-16; CONTINUING HAMMERED DULCIMER — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: Anne Lough. Tix: $546 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

4/15-17; ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE & MUSIC WEEKEND — Where: Folklore Village, Dodgeville, Wis.. 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

4/15-17; PETE WERNICK'S JAM & BANK SKILLS CAMP FOR INTERMEDIATES — Where: Sylvan Dale Ranch, Loveland, Colo.. Featuring: Pete Wernick, Joan Wernick, Hereford Percy. Tix: $225. Info: Pete Wernick, 7930-P Oxford Rd., Niwot , CO 80503; Ph: 303-652-8346.Web: www.DrBanjo.com HR

4/15-22; 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 CO CR HO A

4/17-23; CREATING SOUNDS OF HEART AND HARMONY IN NATURE — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: Pam Siegler. Tix: $546 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

4/17-23; 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

4/18-22; SORE FINGERS WEEK — Where: Cotswolds, U.K. Featuring: A five day residential course for bluegrass and old-time musicians. 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

4/20-22; DULCIMER JAMBOREE — Where: Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View, Ark.. Featuring: Instructors confirmed for April are: Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly, Larry Conger, Scott Odena, Jonathan Dowell, Judy Klinkhammer & Rick Thum. 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 CR HR A

4/24-29; LEARN TO PLAY AUTOHARP — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: John Hollandsworth. Tix: $488 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 CO CR HO HR A

4/29-5/1; ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE WEEKEND — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: Gene Murrow, Ginger Pyron, A Joyful Noise, Mara Shea, Atossa Kramer. Tix: $180 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; FEIS ROIS INBHICH (THE ADULT FEIS) — 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

May 2011

5/1-7; BEGINNING MOUNTAIN DULCIMER — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Betty N. Smith. Tix: $546 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

5/8-14; 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.org CO CR HO HR A

5/10-12; 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 CO HO

5/10-12; PETE WERNICK'S BLUEGRASS JAM CAMP AT GETTYSBURG — Where: Granite Hill Campground, Gettysburg, Pa.. Featuring: Pete Wernick, Joan Wernick, Ira Gitlin. Tix: $195. Info: Pete Wernick, 7930-P Oxford Rd., Niwot, CO 80503, USA; Ph: 303-652-8346.Web: www.DrBanjo.com CO

5/13-15; BANJO CAMP NORTH — Where: Charlton, Mass.. Tix: $425 resident, $375 commuter. Info: Michael Holmes, Banjo Camp North, P.O. Box 1755, Orleans, MA 02653-1755; Ph: 774-207-0284.Web: www.banjocampnorth.com HR A

5/13-16; FUR PEACE RANCH GUITAR CAMP: FINGERSTYLE PROFICIENCY — Where: Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio. Featuring: Jorma Kaukonen. Workshops in fingerstyle guitar. Info: Fur Peace Ranch, 39495 St. Clair Rd., Pomeroy, OH 45769-9434; Ph: 740-992-6228.Web: www.furpeaceranch.com CO HO A

5/15-20; CONTINUING MOUNTAIN DULCIMER — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Anne Lough. Tix: $488 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

5/19-22; BLUFF COUNTRY GATHERING — Where: Lanesboro, Minn.. 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 HR A

5/22-26; CONTINUING FOLK HARP — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Lorinda Jones. Tix: $546 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

5/27-29; JUNIATA FOLK COLLEGE — Where: Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pa.. Featuring: Concerts, workshops, jam sessions. Featuring: Bruce Molsky, Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Alash, The Stray Birds, 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 CR HR A

5/27-30; NEW MEXICO FOLKMADNESS CONTRA MUSIC & DANCE CAMP — Where: NM Tech Univ, Socorro, NM. Featuring: Tidal Wave, Harmonium, and more. Workshops in instruments, singing, dance. Tix: $170-220 adult, $55-110 child. Info: Lisa Bertelli, NM Folk Music & Dance Society, P.O. Box 1209, Santa Fe, NM 87504; Ph: 505-660-1421 or 505-983-1321. Web: www.folkmads.org A

5/29-6/14; BEGINNING HAMMERED DULCIMER — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Anne Lough. Tix: $546 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