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March 2012

3/2-4; NORTH TEXAS IRISH FEST — Where: Radisson Hotel, Fair Park, Dallas, Tex.. Featuring: Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman, Nollaig Casey & Arty McGlynn, Eileen Ivers, Celtic Fiddle Festival, Seamus Kennedy, local and regional musicians, storytellers, dancers, educational workshops and cultural presentations.. Tix: $30 wknd, $25 2-day, FREE - $10 Fri., $20 Sat., $15 Sun. Info: Jim Miller, North Texas Irish Festival, 1925 Abrams Parkway #382, Dallas, TX 75214; Ph: .Web: www.ntif.org A

3/3-4; FESTIVAL DU BOIS — Where: Mackin Park in Maillardville, Coquitlam (1046 Brunette Ave), BC, Canada. Featuring: Québécois, Acadian, Celtic, world music, storytelling and more.. Tix: $12 day, $5 age 5-12, $8 students & seniors, $3 family package. Info: Festival du Bois, 942B Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam, BC V3K 1C9, Canada; Ph: 604-515-7070.Web: www.festivaldubois.ca A

3/3; GREATER GOOD MUSIC, ART & CHILDREN'S FEST — Where: Bayview Park, Pensacola, FL. Featuring: Jared Crocket, Tupelo Honey, Kevin Koontz, Moon Shine Babies, Jon Deale Band, more, plus kids activities. . Info: GGMAC, Rick Kindle, 1008 W. Chase St., Pensacola, FL 32502; Ph: 850-438-3435.Web: www.greatergoodmusicandart.com CO HR A

3/8-10; 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

3/9-11; 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

3/9-12; PORT FAIRY FOLK MUSIC FEST — Where: Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia. Featuring: Judy Collins, Adam Cohen, Beoga, Eric Bibb, Krystle Warren, Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen, April Verch, Peter Rowan, John Butler, Mama Kin, more.. Tix: $175 adult 4-day. Info: Port Fairy Folk Fest, P.O. Box 176, Port Fairy, Victoria 3284, Australia; Ph: +61-(0)3-5568-2227.Web: www.portfairyfolkfestival.com CO CR HR A

3/9-11; WILL McLEAN FEST — Where: Sertoma Youth Ranch, Brooksville, FL. Contests in songwriting. Workshops in guitar, mandolin, autoharp, harmonic, dulcimer. Crafts. Tix: $37 wknd., $17 Fri., $20 Sat., $17 Sun., FREE children under 12. Info: Nikki Connors, Will McLean Foundation, P.O. Box 3435, Dunnellon, FL 34430-3435; Ph: 352-465-2167.Web: www.willmclean.com CO HO A I

3/9-11; SONORA CELTIC FAIRE — Where: Mother Lode Frgrnds, Sonora, Calif.. Featuring: John McLean, Wicked Tinkers, 1916 Irish Band, Celtic music, games, more.. Contests in Highland bagpipes. Workshops in Fiddle. Tix: $50 3-day adv., $20 day. Info: Patrick Karnahan, P.O. Box 4541, Sonora, CA 95370; Ph: 800-446-1333.Web: www.sonoracelticfaire.com CO CR HO HR

3/9-12; 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

3/9-18; INTERNATIONAL FOLK FEST — Where: Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Info: Ram Chandra Koirala, Everest Nepal Cultural Group, G.P.O. Box 13676, Kathmandu, , Nepal; Ph: +977-1-4421999 or +977-98510-34611. Web: www.folkfestivals.org.np CO HO I

3/9-11; WILL MCLEAN FESTIVAL (WILLFEST) — Where: Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksille, Fla.. Featuring: Over 50 of Florida's top folk performers: Amy Carol Webb,Jubal's Kin, Doug Spears, Mindy Simmons, Rod MacDonald. Five stage areas,childen's activities, Teen Turf, FOOD. State of the art facilities. Tix: $32 wknd, $22 night hook-up, $10 rough camping. Info: Nikki Connors, The Will McLean Foundation, 20232 Palmetto Lane, Dunnellon, FL 34432, USA; Ph: 352-465-2167 or 352-804-1573. Web: www.willmclean.com CO

3/10-18; 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

3/10; 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: $28 adv., $33 day,. Info: Sonoma County Folk Society, Steve Delap, 8635 Bedoga Hwy., SaSebastopol, CA 95472; Ph: 707-542-3798.Web: www.socofoso.com HR

3/11; GARDEN STATE FOLK FESTIVAL — Where: Morristown Community Theatre, Mayo Center for the Performing Arts. Featuring: Citizens Band Radio, Southern bluesmen Bobby Barth (of Blackfoot), and Sing Out’s Roger Deitz. Tix: $20. Info: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960, USA; Ph: 973-539-8008.Web: www.mayoarts.org

3/16-18; 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

3/16-18; OLD TOWN TEMECULA BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Old Town Temecula, Calif.. Featuring: Bluegrass Etc, Silverado Bluegrass, Dan Crary & Thunderation, Kanan Road, Wimberlys, The Third Street Band and more.. 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

3/16-17; RIVER CITY BLUES FEST — Where: Lafayette Hotel, Marietta, Ohio. Tix: $50 wknd., $15-$30 day. Info: The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society, P.O. Box 2122, Marietta, OH 45750; Ph: 740-376-0222.Web: www.bjfm.org A

3/17; BALKAN MUSIC NIGHT — Where: FOPAC, Concord Ctr, Mass.. Featuring: More than twenty New England area Balkan bands and choruses. Tix: $15-$25. Info: Jo Crawford, Folk Arts Center of New England, 10 Franklin St., Stoneham, MA 02180, USA; Ph: 781-438-4387 or 781-438-4389. Web: www.facone.org

3/17; 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

3/22-25; SUWANNEE SPRINGFEST — Where: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, Fla.. Featuring: Yonder Mountain String Band, Donna the Buffalo, Justin Townes Earl and more.. Contests. Tix: $165 wknd. adv., $180 wknd, $50-$75 day. 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

3/22-4/7; 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

3/23-24; 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

3/24-25; TALLAHASSEE JAZZ & BLUES FEST — Where: Tallahassee Museum, Fla.. Tix: $9 day, $6 day ages 4-15. Info: Tallahassee Museum, Tallahassee Jazz and Blues Fest, 3945 Museum Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32310; Ph: 850-575-8684, ext. 144 or 850-576-1636. Web: www.tallahasseemuseum.org CR HR A

3/24; PIKES PEAK SACRED HARP SINGING — Where: Chapel of Our Savior, in the Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO. Featuring: Four part, acapella, harmony singing in the Sacred Harp shapenote tradition.. Tix: FREE, donations accepted. Info: Pete Mathewson, 417 Carson Ave., La Junta, CO 81050; Ph: 719-469-5241.

3/27-31; TIN PAN SOUTH SONGWRITERS FEST — Where: Nashville, Tenn.. Info: Amanda Bloom, Nashville Songwriters Assoc., 1710 Roy Acuff Place, Nashville, TN 37203; Ph: 615-256-3354 or 800-321-6008. Web: www.tinpansouth.com

3/29-4/1; STORY FUSION — Where: Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA. Featuring: Elizabeth Ellis, children's shows, more. Tix: Posted online. Info: Charles Kiernan, 4458 Coffeetown Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078; Ph: .Web: http://storyfusion.org/ A

3/30-4/1; OHIO VALLEY GATHERING — Where: Holiday Inn Louisville East/Hurstbourne, Louisville, KY. Workshops in Appalachian dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, fiddle, bodhran, washtub bass, guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, pennywhistle, singing, more. Tix: $7, free to LDS members. Info: John Pitcock, Louisville Dulcimer Society, 7110 Rolling Creek Blvd., Louisville, KY 40228-1346; Ph: 502-931-6878.Web: www.louisvilledulcimer.org HR A

3/30-4/1; SERTOMA SPRING BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Sertoma Youth Ranch, Brooksville, Fla. Featuring: The Gibson Brothers; David Peterson & 1946; The Roys; Town Mountain and more.. Crafts. Info: Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville, FL 34602-8295; Ph: 863-984-8445.Web: www.sertomayouthranch.com/ CO HO A

3/30-31; DOWN EAST COUNTRY DANCE FEST — Where: Mount Ararat Middle School, Topsham, Maine. Featuring: Notorious, Nor'easter, Playgroup & Franklin Country Fiddlers with callers Will Mentor, Chrissy Fowler & John McIntire.. Workshops in dance, instruments and singing. Tix: $25-$35, FREE children under 10 . Info: Lynn Plumb, DECDF, 455 E. Pond Rd., Nobleboro, ME 04555-9573; Ph: 207-563-8953.Web: http://www.deffa.org/festival/ A

3/30-31; DOWNEAST COUNTRY DANCE FESTIVAL — Where: Mount Ararat Middle School, Topsham, ME . Featuring: Contra, folk and swing dance with Notorious, Nor'easter, Playgroup & Franklin Country Fiddlers with callers Will Mentor, Chrissy Fowler & John McIntire , family activities, festival orchestra and jam sessions.. Tix: $12-35 depending on sessions attended, reduced rates for youth 11-21, children 10 and under free with an adult. Info: DownEast Country Dance Festival, 455 East Pond Road, Nobleboro, ME 04555; Ph: 207-563-8953.Web: http://deffa.org/ A

3/30-31; THE SOUTHERN OHIO INDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL — Where: Roberts Convention Centre, Wilmington, Ohio. Featuring: Del McCoury Band, The Boxcars, Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers, more. Tix: $30-65. Info: Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, 23 East Second Street, Xenia, OH 45385, USA; Ph: 937-372-5804 or 937-372-3531. Web: www.somusicfest.com CO

3/31-4/1; POTOMAC RIVER SACRED HARP SINGING CONVENTION — Where: Grange, Great Falls, VA. Tix: FREE, donation accepted. Info: Mary Ann Daly, 5301 Westpass Way, Bethesda, MD 20816; Ph: 202-495-0489.Web: www.his.com/~sabol/PRC CR HR A

April 2012

4/1; 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. Tix: $10 per person, free for ages 12 and under. Info: Gary Erwin, P.O. Box 13525, Charleston, SC 13525; Ph: 843-762-9125.Web: www.ccprc.com CO CR HO

4/5-7; PINEY WOODS LAKE BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Piney Woods Lake, Glenwood, Ga.. Featuring: Bonner Creek, Golden Valley Crusaders, Old Time Way, Savannah River Grass, Cabin Point, and many 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

4/5-9; 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

4/5-9; BARCELONA DANCE AWARD 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

4/6-7; FLORIDA OLD TIME MUSIC CHAMPIONSHIP — Where: The Pioneer Florida Museum, Dade City, Florida . Featuring: Moonshine Holler 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

4/8; BLUES BY THE SEA — Where: Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island, S.C.. Tix: free. Info: Gary Erwin, P.O. Box 13525, Charleston, SC 29422; Ph: 843-762-9125.Web: www.bluesbash.com/kiawah HR

4/9-15; 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

4/11-15; 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

4/12-5/6; 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

4/13-14; 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

4/13-15; FAIRBRIDGE FESTIVAL OF WORLD AND FOLK MUSIC — Where: Fairbridge Village, Pinjarra, Western Australia. Featuring: Seth Lakeman, My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Chipolatas, Shooglenifty, Kavisha, Tjupurru, Stiff Gins, The Woohoo Revue, Linsey Pollak, Mal Webb, Fred Smith & Liz Frencham, April Verch Band, Blu Guru, Dry Bones, Totally Gourdgeou, and 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

4/13-15; 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

4/14; 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

4/14-15; 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

4/18; CAT HEAD MINI BLUES FEST — Where: Clarksdale, Miss.. Featuring: Starring Rev Peyton, Honeyboy Edwards, Big George Brock, Bilbo Walker and more. Tix: FREE. Info: Roger Stolle, 252 Delta Avenue, Clarksdale, MS 38614; Ph: 662-624-5992.Web: www.cathead.biz CR HR

4/18-22; THE DAUGHTERS OF BLUEGRASS ANNUAL FESTIVAL — Where: Mossy Oak Music Park, Guyton, Ga. Featuring: Frances Mooney & Fontanna Sunset, The Gary Waldrep Band, Becky Buller, The Tina Adair Band, The Golden Valley Boys, Larry Gillis Band, The Heather Berry Trio, Mindy Rakestraw, Gina Britt, Lonesome Whistle Band. 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

4/19-22; OLD SETTLER'S MUSIC FESTIVAL — Where: Saly Lick BBQ Pavilion, Austin, Tex.. Featuring: SHEL, Slim Richey’s Jitterbug Vipers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Ha Ha Tonka, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Amos Lee, Railroad Earth, Lissie, Psychograss, James McMurtry, Steep Canyon Rangers, Ha Ha Tonka, The Wheeler Brothers, Pine Leaf Boys, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Youth Competition Winner Grace London, 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 or 512-346-0999 ext. 3. Web: www.oldsettlersmusicfest.org CO CR HO A

4/19-24; 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 A

4/20-22; DALLAS INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FEST — Where: Dallas Market Hall, Dallas, Tex.. Featuring: Andy Timmons, Anson Funderburg, Derek St. Holmes, Greg Martin (Kentucky Headhunters), Jack Pearson (Allman Brothers), Johnny Hiland, Mark Benno, New Bohemians, Paul Reed Smith, Point Blank, Redd Volkaert, Reeves Gabrels, Rick Derringer, Bo and Jim Frontal Lobotomy Boogie Band, Dave Milsap, Glitter Rose, Hunter Hendrickson, Jimmy Wallace and the Stratoblasters, Junior Clark and the Journeymen featuring Kirby Kelley, Kirby Kelley, Lance Lopez, Maylee Thomas, Mike Morgan, Quinten Hope, Rhett Butler, Rocky Athas, Tom Murphy, Van Wylks, and more. 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

4/20-22; 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

4/20-22; 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

4/20-22; THE NEW ENGLAND FOLK FESTIVALS — Where: Mansfield, MA High and Middle Schools. Featuring: Hundreds of performers: dance leaders, musicians, folk singers, ethnic dancers, workshop leaders, and more. Tix: $75. Info: Daniel Pearl, 15 Buffalo Run, Southborough, MA 01772, USA; Ph: 508-229-2854.Web: neffa.org HR

4/20-22; TIONÓL — Where: St. Louis, Mo.. Featuring: Pat Broaders, Elieen O' Brian, Pat Cannady, Mairtin de Cogain, Michael Cooney, Kathleen Conneely, Pauline Conneely, Brendan Collins, Bryan Kelso Crow, Pat Egan, Florence Fahy, Ged Foley, Len Graham, Kathleen Guilday, Brian Hart, Dave Hegarty, Joanie Madden, Jimmy Morrison, Mirella Murray, Keith Reins, John Skelton, Paul Smyth, and 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

4/21; PRINCE GEORGE FIDDLE CONTEST — Where: Prince George, B.C., Canada. Tix: $5. Info: Judy Feyer , BC Old-Time Fiddlers' Assoc., P.O. Box 614, Prince George, BC V2L 4S2, Canada; Ph: 250-963-7576.Web: bcfiddlers.com

4/21; TAMPA-HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY STORYTELLING FEST — Where: Middleton High School, Tampa, Fla.. 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

4/21; WRFG PEACHBLOSSOM BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Clarkston Community Center, Clarkston, Ga.. Featuring: . 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 HR A

4/21-22; BEAR ON THE SQUARE MOUNTAIN FEST — Where: Public Square, Dahlonega, Ga.. Featuring: Packway Handle Band, Curley Maple,John Lilly, Curtis Jones with Insonnia, Buzzard Mountain Boys,Gold Rush with Neel Pender, Beverly Smith & John Grimm, The Georgia Crackers, Whitepath, The Rosin 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

4/21-29; 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

4/26-28; 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

4/26-5/29; MERLEFEST — Where: Wilkesboro, N.C.. Featuring: Doc Watson, Richard Watson, Timmy and Susana Abell, Alberti Flea Circus, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, Assembly of Dust, Banknotes, and 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

4/27-29; STRINGBREAK MUSIC FEST — Where: Sertoma Ranch, Brooksville, Fla.. Featuring: Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Solas, Blue Highway, Chris Smither, Bill Blue Band, Malcolm Holcolmbe, Have Gun Will Travel, Jennings & Keller, Packway Handle Band , Gatorbone, The Aaron O'rourke Trio, The Wholetones, and more. Tix: $25 day - $95 weekend with camping. Info: Ryon Lind, Riverhawk Music Festival, P.O. Box 694, Polk City, FL 33868; Ph: 863-984-8445.Web: www.lindentertainment.com/General_Pages/newhomepage.htm CO HO

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

4/27-5/6; 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

4/27-5/6; 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

4/28; CONNECTICUT STORYTELLING FEST — Where: Connecticut College, New London, Conn.. Featuring: Eshu Bumpus & Motoko, Kate Danaher & Jim Hawkins, Laconia Therrio, Suzi Whaple, Csenge Zalka, Bob Reiser, and many 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 A

4/28; NEW JERSEY FOLK FEST — Where: Douglass Campus, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, N.J.. Featuring: Bulgarian 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

4/28; NEW JERSEY FOLK FESTIVAL — Where: Douglas Campus of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.. Featuring: Celebrating the folk culture of Bulgaria . Info: New Jersey Folk Festival, Rutgers University, 131 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA; Ph: 732-932-5775.Web: njfolkfest.rutgers.edu

May 2012

5/3-5; BOXCAR PINION MEMORIAL BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Raccoon Mtn Cmpgrnd, Chattanooga, Tenn.. Featuring: The Dismembered Tennesseans, Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press, Don Rigsby & Midnight Call, Slim Pickins, David Parmley & Continental Divide, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, and 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

5/3-5; JACOB'S LADDER FOLK FEST — Where: Nof Ginnosar, Sea of Galilee, Israel. Featuring: Nike Scott & The Nashville Band, Rik Palieri, The Heebi Gee Bees Blues Band, Shememel, Maya Isacowitz, the Bodhran Band and more. Workshops in harmonica, guitar, dancing. Crafts. Tix: $111. 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

5/3-5; TWIN OAKS BLUEGRASS CONVENTION — Where: Twin Oaks Park, Hoboken, Ga.. Featuring: Gold Wing Express, Delta Reign, Cedar Hill, Southern Strangers, The Flat Top Travelers, Constant Change, The Moron Brothers. 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

5/3-6; FESTIVAL OF NATIONS — Where: RiverCentre, St. Paul, Minn.. Featuring: Over 100 multicultural dancers and musicians, with food, music, dance, and more. 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 CR HR A

5/4-5; INTERNATIONAL BUEHL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL — Where: Civic Center. Tix: 38, Euros 40. Info: Walter Fuchs, Lessingst. 19, Buehl, B-W 77815, Germany; Ph: 0049722391616.Web: www.bluegrassfestivalbuehl.de A

5/4-6; BREAUX BRIDGE CRAWFISH FEST — Where: Parc Hardy, Breaux Bridge, La.. 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

5/4-6; 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

5/4-6; MAY MADNESS CONTRAFEST DANCE WEEKEND — Where: Grace Sparkes Prescott Activity Ctr, Prescott, Ariz.. Featuring: Elixir, Great Bear Trio, The Groovemongers, Nils Fredland, Will Mentor, Sarah VanNorstrand. 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

5/4-6; TEXAS SCOTTISH FEST — Where: Maverick Stadium, Arlington, Tex. Info: , ; Ph: 800-363-SCOT.Web: www.texasscottishfestival.com

5/4-6; WATH FEST — Where: Wath Upon Dearne, Rotherham, S. Yorkshire, England. Featuring: Fairpoint Convention, Home Service, Chris & Kelly While, Billy Mitchell Band, Dick Gaughan, Boo Hewerdine, Lucy Ward, Reg Meuross & Bethany Porter, Jennifer Crook, Ray Hearne & Ciaran Boyle, Tom Mitchell, Brooks Williams, Johnny & The Prison Didn't Help Boys, Charlie Barker & Harriet Bartlett, Jenna Skyhook, Holly Taymar, Flaxenby, Catherine Bidon, Luke Herst & Sarah Smout. 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

5/4-7; 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

5/5; WILLAMETTE VALLEY MUSIC FEST — Where: Cuthbert Amphitheatre, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, Ore. Featuring: Folk, folk-rock and international music. Tix: FREE. Info: Willamette Valley Folk Fest, EMU Cultural Forum, 1228 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403; Ph: 541-346-0635 .Web: www.culturalforum.uoregon.edu

5/5-6; THUNDER BAY FOLKLORE FEST — Where: Thunder Bay, Ont., Canada. Featuring: Music, dance and food from around the world, with demos, exhibits and a children's area. Tix: $5. Info: Thunder Bay Multicultural Assoc., 17 N. Court St., Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4T4, Canada; Ph: 807-345-0551.Web: www.folklorefestival.ca

5/5-27; BRIGHTON FEST — Where: Brighton, U.K.. Featuring: More than 500 events, including music, street theater, and fireworks. Info: Brighton Festival Friend, 12a Pavilion Buildings, Castle Square, Brighton BN1 1EE, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)1273-260827.Web: www.brightonfestival.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.com CR HR A

5/8-13; LA GRANDE RENCONTRE — Where: Lafontaine Park, Montréal, Que., Canada. Contests. Workshops in fiddle, accordian, banjo, songs. Info: Gilles Garand, 911, rue Jean-Talon est, bureau 010, Montréal, QC H2R 1V5, Canada; Ph: 866-773-0880 or 514-273-0880. Web: espacetrad.org A

5/11-13; 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

5/11-13; GAYS MILLS FOLK FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND DANCE — Where: Gays Mills, Wisconsin. Featuring: Yid Vicious, String Ties, The Roddy's, Cilla Skrade & Matt Shortridge . Tix: $20 adults and $5 kids, $45 families. Info: Kathy Casper, 50912 Johnstown Rd, Soldiers Grove, WI 54655, USA; Ph: 608-735-4031 or 608-735-4546. Web: http:www.gaysmillsfolkfest.org CO

5/12-27; 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

5/17-19; AMELIA CENTRAL VIRGINIA FAMILY BLUEGRASS MUSIC FEST — Where: Amelia Family Cmpgrnd, Amelia, Va.. Featuring: Shenandoah Drive, Bluegrass Brothers, iiird Tyme Out, Bluegrass Mountaineers, and 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

5/18-20; CLENNELL HALL FOLK FESTIVAL — Where: Alwinton, Northumberland, U.K.. Featuring: Jack Burness Kimber's Men, Piere Vincent, JD & The Longfellows, George Welch, Chris Ricketts, John & Caroline Bushby, jiva, Beeswing, Ron Gardner, Lush Acoustic, and many 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

5/18-20; DUBUQUEFEST FINE ARTS FAIR — Where: Washington Park, Dubuque, Iowa. Info: , ; Ph: .Web: www.dubuquefest.com

5/19; SPRING BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Willisau, Switzerland. Featuring: Alecia Nugent, WiesBand Bielany, Grass Root Ties, Crooked Brothers, Barcelona Bluegrass Band, Red Wine, Mala & FyrMoon, and 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

5/19-20; BAY AREA STORYTELLING FEST — Where: Craneway Pavilion, Richmond, Calif.. Tix: $8 single event; $80 all weekend. 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 A I

5/19-20; CHESAPEAKE BAY BLUES FEST — Where: Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis, Md.. 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

5/19-20; GREENFARM FEST — Where: Halbergmoos, nr Munich, Germany. Info: Frank McLynn, Carlo-Schmid-Straße 7, Munich, D-81739, Germany; Ph: +49-89-634-99-848.Web: www.greenfarmfestival.de

5/19-20; WILDFLOWER! ARTS & MUSIC FEST — Where: Richardson, Texas. Featuring: Guy Clark, John Gorka, Beth Neilsen Champman, Mary Gauthier, Ken Gaines and Wayne Wilkerson, Zoe Lewis, Flyin A's, Andy Gullahorn, 2-Bit Plomino, Louise Mosrie, Matt Harla and RJ Cowdery. Contests. Crafts. Tix: $20. Info: Donna Hanson, Wildflower! Arts & Music Fest, 2100 E. Campbell Rd., Ste. 100, Richardson, TX 75081; Ph: 972-744-4595.Web: www.wildflowerfestival.com A

5/20; 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

5/21-26; 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

5/22-28; 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

5/24-27; BLUEGRASS PICKIN' TIME MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND — Where: Carol's Memorial Bluegrass Park, Dixon, Mo. 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

5/24-27; CHESTER FOLK FEST — Where: Chester, U.K.. 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

5/25-26; 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

5/25-27; DULCI-MORE FESTIVAL — Where: BSA Camp McKinley, Lisbon, Ohio. Featuring: Cathy Barton & Dave Para, The Hired Hands, Heidi Muller & Bob Webb, Don Pedi, Rick Thum, Ed Trickett, and many more. 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

5/25-27; 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,

5/25-27; 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.org CO A

5/25-27; SHEPLEY SPRING FEST — Where: Shepley, U.K.. 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

5/25-27; THREE SISTERS PARK MUSIC FEST — Where: Three Sisters Park, Chillicothe, Ill.. Featuring: Weir, Robinson, Greene Acoustic Trio, Common, Gov’t Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gogol Bordello, G. Love & Special Sauce, Lotus, Zeds Dead, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Gigantic Underground Conspiracy, Yonder Mountain String Band, Shpongle presents The Masquerade, EOTO, Keller Williams, Rebelution, Leftover Salmon, more. Info: Terry Lease, P.O. Box 456, Jacksonville, IL 62651; Ph: 217-243-3159.Web: /ww.summercampfestival.com

5/26-27; EAST DURHAM IRISH FEST — Where: Irish Cultural & Sports Ctr, East Durham, N.Y. Tix: $13 until 2 p.m., $14 after 2 p.m., kids free, parking free. Info: Tom McGoldrick, Irish Cultural & Sports Centre, P.O. Box 320, East Durham, NY 12423; Ph: 518-634-2286 or 800-434-FEST. Web: www.east-durham.org CR HR

5/30-6/2; AFRICA FEST — Where: Mainauwiesen, Würzburg, Germany. Info: Afro Project, Kaiserstrasse 16, Würzburg, D-97070, Germany; Ph: +49-(0)931-15060.Web: www.africafestival.org CO

5/30-6/2; WESTERN MARYLAND BLUES FEST — Where: Hagerstown, Md.. Info: , ; Ph: 301-739-8577 x 116.Web: www.blues-fest.org

5/30-6/3; 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

5/30-6/10; 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

5/30-9/1; SHINDIG ON THE GREEN — Where: Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, Asheville, N.C. Featuring: 8 consecutive Sat. evenings of bluegrass and old-time string bands, ballad singers, storytellers, big circle mountain dancers and cloggers. Tix: Free. Info: Folk Heritage Committee, Shindig on the Green, P.O. Box 1010, Asheville, NC 28802; Ph: 828-258-6101 x345 or 828-258-3387. Web: www.folkheritage.org HR A

5/31-6/3; EUREKA SPRINGS BLUES WEEKEND — Where: Various locations, Eureka Springs, Ark.. Workshops. Info: City Advertising and Promotion Commission, P.O. Box 522, Eureka Springs, AR 72632; Ph: 866-566-9387 or 479-253-7333 . Web: www.eurekaspringsblues.com

5/31-6/3; RORY GALLAGHER INTERNATIONAL TRIBUTE FEST — Where: Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Info: Ph: +353-86-8772325.

5/31-6/3; STRAWBERRY PARK BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Strawberry Park Resort, Preston, Conn.. Info: Strawberry Park Resort, 42 Pierce Rd., Preston, CT 06365; Ph: 860-886-1944 or 888-794-7944. Web: www.strawberrypark.net CO HO A

Camps & Schools

March 2012

3/4-9; PLAYING MUSIC IN A GROUP — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: J. D. Robinson. Tix: $508 tuition. Info: John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902; Ph: 800-FOLK-SCH.Web: www.folkschool.org

3/8-17; THE BANJO CRUISE — Where: Miami, FL. Featuring: Two 5-day cruises, back to back, one for beginning banjo players and one for intermediate players taught by 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

3/15-23; OZARK FOLK SCHOOL — Where: Ozark Folk Ctr, Mountain View, Ark.. Featuring: 2nd Session begins 3/19. Workshops. Info: Kay Thomas, Crafts Director, Ozark Folk Center, P.O. Box 500, Mountain View, AR 72560; Ph: 800-264-3655 or 870-269-3851. Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com CR HR

3/16-18; 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 accompa- nist, Paul Oorts. . Workshops. Tix: $60-$175 plus r&b. Info: Upper Potomac Music Weekends, P.O. Box 1474, Shepherdstown, WV 25443; Ph: 304-263-2531.Web: www.upperpotomacmusic.info CR HR

3/18-20; SWEDISH DANCE AND MUSIC WEEKEND — Where: Folklore Village Farm, Dodgeville, WI. Featuring: Leif & Margareta Virtanen, Andreas Idh & Peter Westerlund, musicians & dancers from Sweden, teaching the native music and dance, evening parties, trad ethnic food.. Workshops in Swedish dance and music.. Tix: call for info. Info: Folklore Village, 3210 Co. Hwy. BB, Dodgeville, WI 53533; Ph: 608-924-4000.Web: www.folklorevillage.org CR HR A

3/18-24; INTERMEDIATE FIDDLE — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: David Kaynor. Tix: $568 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

3/18; OLD TIME DANCE AT O'LENO — Where: O'Leno State Park, High Springs, Fla. Featuring: Dance contra, circles and squares to live music hosted by the Flying Turtles String Band.. Tix: $5.00 day, $3.00 student., plus park admission. FREE Children under 12.. Info: Stephen Foster Folk Center, P.O. Box G, White Springs, FL 32096; Ph: 386-454-1853.Web: www.floridastateparks.org

3/22-25; FLORIDA STORYCAMP — Where: Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center, Leesburg, Fla.. Workshops in storytelling. Info: Florida Storytelling Assoc., Inc., Florida Storytelling Camp, P.O. Box 70, Alachua, FL 32616; Ph: 800-327-1796.Web: www.flstory.org CO HO

3/25-30; BEGINNING GUITAR — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Rosy DeVane. Tix: $508 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

3/30-4/1; SINGTIME FROLICS — Where: Camp Adams, near Portland, Ore.. Featuring: Singtime participants, plus guest artists William Pint and Felicia Dale. Workshops in singing, performing, instruments and maybe dancing. Tix: $90 adult , $55 children 4-11. Info: Jinx Kuehn, Singtime Frolics, P.O. Box 1448, Portland, OR 97207-1448 ; Ph: 503-626-1537.Web: www.portlandfolkmusic.org CO

3/30-4/2; FUR PEACE RANCH FINGERSTYLE GUITAR CHORDING CAMP — Where: Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio. Featuring: Pete Huttinger. Workshops in Songcrafting, fingerstyle, blues and country blues guitar. Tix: $1,200. Info: Vanessa Kaukoken, Fur Peace Ranch, 39495 St. Clair Rd., Pomeroy, OH 45769-9434; Ph: 740-992-2575 or 740-992-2498. Web: www.furpeaceranch.com CR A

3/30-4/1; DEEP FLOW: SOUND, SILENCE, STORY, SONG — Where: Rowe Camp & Conference Ctr, Rowe, Mass. Featuring: Molly Scott. Workshops in Women's song circles and more. Tix: $205-$305. Info: Rowe Camp & Conference Center, P.O. Box 273, 22 Kings Hwy, Rowe, MA 01367; Ph: 413-339-4954.Web: www.rowecenter.org A

3/30-4/2; FUR PEACE RANCH GUITAR CAMP: FINGERSTYLE PROFICIENCY — Where: Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio. Featuring: Pete Huttlinger. 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

3/30-4/1; SINGTIME FROLICS (PORTLAND FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY) — Where: Camp Adams, Mollala, Ore. . Featuring: Song circles. Workshops. (led by participants.) Singing and jamming all weekend.. Tix: $85 adults, $55 children. Info: Portland FolkMusic Society, P.O. Box 1448, Portland, OR 97207-1448 , USA; Ph: 503-626-1537.Web: www.portlandfolkmusic.orgsingtime.html

April 2012

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

4/8-14; CONTINUING HAMMERED DULCIMER — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Anne Lough. Tix: $512 tuition plus r&b. Info: Bob Dalsemer, John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902; Ph: 800-FOLK-SCH or 828-837-2775. Web: www.folkschool.org CO CR HO HR A

4/9-13; 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

4/13-15; FIDDLE CAMP NORTH — Where: Charlton, Mass. Tix: $425 resident, $375 commuter. Info: Michael Holmes , PO Box 1755, Orleans , MA 02653, USA; Ph: -207-0284.Web: FiddleCampNorth.com HO

4/13-15; 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

4/13-16; FUR PEACE RANCH GUITAR CAMP — Where: Fur Peace Ranch, Pomeroy, Ohio. Featuring: Jorma Kaukonen, Larry Campbell & Happy Traum. Workshops in Masters Performance & Improvisation - Fingerstyle. Info: Fur Peace Ranch, 39495 St. Clair Rd., Pomeroy, OH 45769-9434; Ph: 740-992-6228.Web: www.furpeaceranch.com CO HO A

4/15-21; BUILDING A MOUNTAIN DULCIMER — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Jack Smoot. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: $512 tuition, plus r&b. Info: Bob Dalsemer, John C. Campbell Folk School, 1 Folk School Rd., Brasstown, NC 28902; Ph: 800-FOLK-SCH or 800-365-5724. Web: www.folkschool.org CO CR HO HR A

4/20-22; 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

4/20-27; DEWEY BALFA CAJUN & CREOLE HERITAGE WEEK — Where: Chicot State Park, Ville Platte, La.. Featuring: David Greely, Advanced Cajun Fiddle, Cajun and Creole Vocals Al Berard, Intermediate Cajun Fiddle Gina Forsyth, Beginning Cajun Fiddle Ed Poullard, CreoleZydeco Fiddle Steve Riley, Advanced Cajun Accordion Jonno Frishberg, Intermediate Cajun Accordion Blake Miller, Beginning Cajun Accordion Anya Burgess, Beginning Cajun Guitar Christine Balfa, Staff Artist plus additional teaching artists to be announced. Enjoy a week of amazing Cajun and Creole cuisine and instruction coordinated by our Culinary Director Chef Patrick Mould, along with dance instruction coordinated by Millie Ortego! The Roots Heritage Festival Day (Sat. April 21) and nightly dances will feature Balfa Toujours, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie, Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys, The Band Courtbouillon and many other outstanding Cajun, Creole and zydeco bands. Tix: varies. Info: Marsha Engelbrecht , Louisiana Folk Roots, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette, LA 70501-6916; Ph: 337-234-8360.Web: www.lafolkroots.org CO CR HO A

4/22-27; SPRING DULCIMER WEEK AT AUGUSTA HERITAGE CENTER — Where: Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, W.Va.. Workshops in Autoharp, mtn and hammered dulcimers. Crafts. Tix: $440. Info: Gordon Blackley, Augusta Heritage Center, 100 Campus Dr., Elkins, WV 26241; Ph: 304-637-1350.Web: http://augustaheritagecenter.org/ CR HR A

4/23-26; PETE WERNICK'S BLUEGRASS JAM CAMP — Where: Merlefest, NC. Featuring: Pete Wernick, Joan Wernick. Workshops in bluegrass jamming. Tix: $340. 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 A

4/26-28; DULCIMER JAMBOREE — Where: Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View, Ark.. Featuring: Instructors confirmed for April are: Judy Klinkhammer, Sue Carpenter, Steve Eulberg, Rick Thum, Linda Thomas, Erin and Amber Rogers, and Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly. 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

4/27-29; 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: Adults $7, 12-18 $4, Under 12 $3 . 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

4/29-5/5; CONTINUING MOUNTAIN DULCIMER — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Betty Smith. 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

May 2012

5/1-10/27; STORYTELLING LIVE: TELLER-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM — Where: International Storytelling Ctr, Jonesborough, Tenn. Featuring: Storytellers from across the U.S. Tix: See Website. Info: Becky Brunson, International Storytelling Center, 116 W. Main St., Jonesborough, TN 37659; Ph: 800-952-8392 or 423-753-2171. Web: www.storytellingcenter.net CR HR A

5/4-7; 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

5/17-20; 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

5/18-20; 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

5/25-27; FOLK COLLEGE WITH SIMPLE GIFTS — Where: Juniata College. Featuring: Bruce Molsky, Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, Matt and Shannon Heaton, The Stray Birds, Alash Ensemble, Simple Gifts and others. Info: LLona Ballreich, PO Box 216, Huntingdon, PA 16652, USA; Ph: 814-643-6220.Web: www.folkcollege.com

5/25-27; 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

5/25-28; ALMOST HEAVEN — Where: Timber Ridge Kids Camp, High View, W.Va. 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

5/25-28; NEW MEXICO FOLKMADNESS CONTRA MUSIC & DANCE CAMP — Where: NM Tech Univ, Socorro, NM. 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

5/25-38; SPRING WEEKEND OF FOLK MUSIC — Where: Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, Kerhonkson, N.Y. Featuring: John Kirk, Trisch Miller, Danny Spooner, Val Mindel, others. Tix: $250-320. Info: Donald Wade, 35 - 41 72nd St , Jackson Heights, NY 11372; Ph: 718-426-8555.Web: www.folkmusicny.org A