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December 2012 through February 2013


December 2012

11/30-12/2; SUNDOG ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT FAIRE — Where: CREDIT UNION PLACE, Saskatoon, Sask., Canada. Featuring: Non-stop entertainment stage, demos, children's area. Crafts. Info: Diane Boyko, Sundog Arts Society, Box 7183, Saskatoon, SK S7K 4J1, Canada; Ph: 306-384-7364.Web: www.sundoghandcraftfaire.com

12/1; HADDENHAM FEST — Where: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, U.K. Info: John Heydon, John's House, 5 Church Street, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 2QP, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)129-641-5333.Web: www.haddenhamceilidhs.co.uk

12/1-2; JULMARKNAD CHRISTMAS MARKET — Where: Bishop Hill, Ill. Featuring: Weekend of Swedish foods, music, decorated shops and museums, Christmas gifts and Swedish folk characters roaming the village Christmas Market. . Crafts. Tix: FREE. Info: Events Coordinator, Bishop Hill Arts Council, 106 Bishop Hill Street, Bishop Hill, IL 61419; Ph: 309-927-3345 or 309-927-3539. Web: www.bishophill.com CR HR A

12/2-10; OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS — Where: Old Bedford Village, Bedford, Pa. Featuring: 2-day (December 3rd and 10th) event featuring live seasonal music, hot cider in the tavern, horse and carriage rides in candlelit village. Crafts. Tix: $10 adults, $6 students, children free. Info: Old Bedford Village, 220 Sawblade Rd., Bedford, PA 15522; Ph: 800-238-4347 or 814-623-1156. Web: www.oldbedfordvillage.com CO A

12/3-24; CHRISTMAS IN OLD APPALACHIA — Where: Museum of Appalachia, Norris, Tenn. Featuring: Crafts, old-time musicians, bluegrass bands and area choirs at historically themed celebration. Crafts. Tix: FREE, bring canned goods. Info: Elaine I. Meyer, Museum of Appalachia, P.O. Box 1189, Norris, TN 37828; Ph: 865-494-0514 or 865-494-7680. Web: www.museumofappalachia.org CR HR A

12/6; THE CHRISTMAS REVELS - TEXAS — Where: Moores Opera House, Univ. of Houston, Houston, Tex. Tix: from $14 to $40. Info: Revels Houston, P.O. Box 66829, Houston, TX 77266-6829; Ph: 713-668-3303 or 713-669-9528. Web: www.revelshouston.org A

12/7-8; LUCIA NIGHTS — Where: Bishop Hill State Historic Site, Bishop Hill, Ill. Featuring: Trad Swedish and American seasonal music, caroling, bell choirs, museums, shops and craft demonstrations. Tix: FREE, donations accepted. Info: Events Coordinator, Bishop Hill Arts Council, P.O. Box 47, Bishop Hill, IL 61419; Ph: 309-927-3345 or 309-927-3899. Web: www.bishophillartscouncil.com

12/7-9; COWBOY POETRY GATHERING — Where: Wickenburg Performing Arts Center, Wickensburg, Ariz. Featuring: Cowboy poems and songs and ideas with a western theme. Crafts. Info: Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, 216 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, AZ 85390; Ph: 800-942-5242 or 928-684-5479. Web: www.wickenburgchamber.com CO A

12/7-16; CHRISTMAS REVELS: CALIFORNIA — Where: Scottish Rite Theater, Oakland, Calif. Featuring: A Christmas show and celebration of the winter solstice through the Revels traditions of music, song, dance and drama. Info: Erin Marie Sickler, 337 17th St. #207, Oakland, CA 94612; Ph: 510-452-9334.Web: www.calrevels.org A

12/7-16; THE CHRISTMAS REVELS - OREGON — Where: Scottish Rite Theater, Portland, Ore. Featuring: Consecutive weekend celebrations of the winter solstice; songs from Norway,Sweden, Finland and Denmark.. Tix: $18-35 adult, $12-24 student/senior, $7-12 child. Info: Revels Inc., 80 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472; Ph: 503-224-7411 or 617-972-8300. Web: portlandrevels.org

12/8; CANDLELIGHT EVENING — Where: The Farmers' Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y. Featuring: Trad Christmas celebration. Tix: $11, $9.50 senior, $5 child. Info: Farmers' Museum, PO Box 30, 5775 State Hwy 80 Lake Road, Cooperstown, NY 13326; Ph: 888-547-1450 or 607-547-1450. Web: www.farmersmuseum.org CR HR A

12/8-9; MIKOLAJKI FOLKOWE — Where: Lublin, Poland. Featuring: Folk music groups from Poland and other countries. Tix: See Website. Info: Agnieszka Matecka, ACK UMCS Chatka Zaka, ul. Radziszewskiego 16, Lublin, 20-031, Poland; Ph: +48-81-533-32-01 x114.Web: www.mikolajki.folk.pl A

12/8-16; THE CHRISTMAS REVELS - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Where: Lisner Auditorium, Washington, D.C. Info: Washington Revels, 531 Dale Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Ph: 301-587-3835.Web: www.revelsdc.org

12/13-16; THE CHRISTMAS REVELS - NEW HAMPSHIRE — Where: Hopkins Ctr, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. Featuring: A Victorian solstice celebration with music, dance, ritual and drama. Info: Ruth Stalker, Revels North, P.O. Box 415, Hanover, NH 03755; Ph: 603-298-8913 or 603-646-2422. Web: www.revelsnorth.org A

12/14-15; JACOB'S LADDER WINTER WEEKEND — Where: Nof Ginnosar Hotel, Sea of Galilee, Israel. Tix: $100. Info: Menachem Vinegrad , Mishol Nimron 2, Katzrin, 12900, Israel; Ph: +972-(4)-6962231.Web: www.jlfestival.com CO CR A

12/14-27; CHRISTMAS REVELS - MASSACHUSETTS — Where: Sanders Theatre, Harvard Univ., Cambridge, Mass. Tix: $25-$52, children $15-$42 . Info: Alan Casso, Christmas Revels, 80 Mount Auburn St., Watertown, MA 02472; Ph: 617-972-8300 or 617-496-2222. Web: www.revels.org

12/15; CHRISTMAS IN THE SMOKIES — Where: Ramada Inn and Smokey Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Tix: $23-$34, kids 12 and under FREE. Info: The Larkins, P.O. Box 292574, Nashville, TN 37229; Ph: 615-476-6353 or 423-357-7515. Web: www.larkinmusic.com CR HR A

12/15-19; THE CHRISTMAS REVELS - WASHINGTON — Where: The Rialto Theatre, Tacoma, Wash. Featuring: Scottish Revels includes harp & fiddle, Highland and Lowland bagpipes, the traditions of Plough Monday and Hogmanay, Highland dancing, Scottish country dancing and sword dancing. Info: Puget Sound Revels, 3421 N. 30th Street, Tacoma, WA 98407; Ph: 253-756-1804 or 253-591-5894. Web: www.pugetsoundrevels.org

12/16-22; THE CHRISTMAS REVELS - COLORADO — Where: Boulder Theater, Boulder, Colo. Featuring: Two consecutive weekends. A pioneer Christmas show through the Revels traditions of music, dance and drama. Info: Rocky Mountain Revels, 3630 Berkley, Boulder, CO 80305; Ph: 303-440-9056 or 303-499-9031. Web: www.rockymountainrevels.org

12/16-29; THE CHRISTMAS REVELS - MASS — Where: Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA . Featuring: The Revels Chorus, musician and song leader David Coffin, the Pinewoods Morris Men, Cambridge Symphonic Brass Ensemble and the Sharq Ensemble. Tix: Adults: $25-$52; Children: $15-$42. Info: Alan Casso , 80 Mt. Auburn Street , Watertown, CT 02472 ; Ph: 617-972-8300.Web: www.revels.org

12/17; HOLIDAY SHOW — Where: Albert Music Hall, Waretown, N.J. Featuring: Warm Hearted Country Carolers, Sing Along with Santa & Bluegrass Road, Ladies Night Out, Southern Specific, Robbin & The Hoods, Pickin' Shed Jam .. Tix: $5 for adults, kids are free. Info: Elaine Everett, Pinelands Cultural Society, P.O. Box 657, Waretown, NJ 08758; Ph: 609-971-1593.Web: www.alberthall.org CR A

12/25; JULOTTA — Where: Colony Church, Bishop Hill State Historic Site, Bishop Hill, Ill. Featuring: Candlelight nondenominational service in Swedish and English. Info: Events Coordinator, Bishop Hill State Historic Site, 106 Bishop Hill Street, Bishop Hill, IL 61419; Ph: 309-927-3345.Web: www.bishophill.com

12/27-31; COWBOY CLASSICS ART & GEAR SHOW — Where: Arizona State Frgrnds, Phoenix, Ariz. Featuring: Celebration of western culture and lifestyle. Crafts. Info: Cowboy Classics Art & Gear Show, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85007; Ph: 602-258-8568.Web: www.anls.org

12/28-1/1; CHRISTMAS & MIDWINTER TRADITIONS FEST — Where: Folklore Village, Dodgeville, Wis. Workshops in music, dance, crafts singing, kids' programs. Crafts. Info: Melissa Leef, Folklore Village, 3210 Co. Hwy. BB, Dodgeville, WI 53533; Ph: 608-924-4000.Web: www.folklorevillage.org CR HR A

12/29-31; NEW YEAR'S BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Convention Ctr, Jekyll Island, Ga. Featuring: Jerry Butler & The Blue-J's, The James King Band, The Marksmen, Goldwing Express and many more. . Crafts. Tix: $85-95 3-day, $20-40 day. Info: Norman Adams / Tony Anderson, Adams and Anderson, LLC, P.O. Box 98, Dahlonega, GA 30533; Ph: 706-864-7203 or 912-635-3400. Web: www.aandabluegrass.com CO A

12/31; FIRST NIGHT BOSTON — Where: Boston, Mass. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: $18. Info: Alene Burroughs, First Night Boston, 36 Bromfield Street, Suite 204, Boston, MA 02108; Ph: 617-542-1399.Web: www.firstnight.org A I

12/31; NEW YEAR'S ANNAPOLIS — Where: Annapolis, Md. Featuring: Window performances, Interactive venues and live musical entertainment . Tix: $15. Info: First Night Annapolis Inc., 1616 Forest Drive, Suite 3, Annapolis, MD 21403; Ph: 410-268-8553.Web: www.newyearsannapolis.org A I

January 2013

1/1-13; SAPTAK FEST — Where: Ahmedabad, India. Featuring: Indian instrumental and vocal artists. Info: Hemant Bhatt, Saptak School of Music, Vidyanagar High School Premises, Usmanpura, Ahmedabad 380007, India; Ph: .Web: www.saptak.org

1/11-13; WHITTLESEA STRAW BEAR FEST — Where: Whittlesea, Cambs., U.K. Info: Brian & Christine Kell, 119 Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, Peterborough, PE7 2AJ, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)1733-204348 or +44-(0)173-320-8245. Web: www.strawbear.org.uk

1/13; GLOBALFEST — Where: Webster Hall, New York, N.Y. Featuring: See website. Tix: $40. Info: Dmitri Vietze, 511 W. 4th St. Ste. 2, Bloomington, IN 47404-5171; Ph: 812-339-1195 .Web: www.globalfest-ny.com

1/13; STEPHEN FOSTER DAY — Where: Stephen Foster Ctr, White Springs, Fla. Featuring: An afternoon musical program and carillon recital in honor of National Stephen Foster Day. Workshops. Info: Stephen Foster Folk Center, Stephen Foster Day, P.O. Drawer G, White Springs, FL 32096; Ph: 877-6FLFOLK or 386-397-4331. Web: www.stephenfostercso.org CO CR A

1/17-20; WINTER MUSIC WEEKEND — Where: Sixmilebridge Folk Club, Co. Clare, Ireland. Featuring: See website. Info: Brendan Walsh, Sixmilebridge Folk Club, Derra, Kilkishen, Co. Clare, , Ireland; Ph: +353-61-367283 or +353-868464509. Web: www.wmw.ie

1/17-27; ANCHORAGE FOLK FESTIVAL — Where: Anchorage, Alaska. Featuring: Over 150 musical groups and artists and 40 music, dance and performance workshops conducted by at least 35 different instructors.. Workshops. Tix: FREE. Info: Brett Jokela, Anchorage Folk Festival, Inc., P.O. Box 243034, Anchorage, AK 99524-3034; Ph: 907-227-3062.Web: www.anchoragefolkfestival.org HO A

1/17-2/3; CELTIC CONNECTIONS — Where: Glasgow, Scotland. Info: Jane Donald or Lauren McKean, ; Ph: +44-(0)141-353-8016.Web: www.celticconnections.com

1/18-20; RALPH PAGE DANCE LEGACY WEEKEND — Where: MUB, Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H. Featuring: The best of traditional and contemporary New England Contradance and music. Workshops. Info: Ralph Page Memorial Committee, NEFFA, PMB 282, 1770 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140; Ph: 603-659-5612.Web: ralphpage.neffa.org A

1/18-20; WESTERN WORKERS LABOR HERITAGE FEST — Where: San Francisco Bay area, Calif. Featuring: Workshops and performances geared toward building the labor movement through art, all honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Workshops. Tix: $65 wknd, $40 day, $15-25 concerts. Info: Kendyll Stansbury, Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival, P.O. Box 7184, Santa Cruz, CA 95061; Ph: 650-724-9262 or 831-227-4811. Web: http://www.docspopuli.org/WesternWorkers.html A

1/18-21; LAKESIDE BLUES BONANZA — Where: Hayling Island, U.K. Featuring: See website. Tix: 159. Info: Boogaloo Promotions, Boogaloo House, Vine Way, Wrecclesham, Farnham, GU10 4TB, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)125-279-3430.Web: http://www.boogaloopromotions.com/weekends.html

1/24-26; YEEHAW JUNCTION BLUEGRASS FEST AND FIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIP — Where: Yeehaw Junction, Fla. Featuring: See website. Contests. Workshops. Crafts. Info: Darlene Bass / Victor Hall, Bass & Hall Productions, LLC, P.O. Box 1777, Okeechobee, FL 34973; Ph: 863-634-5815 or 863-763-1443. Web: www.yeehawbluegrass.com CO HO A

1/24-27; CLARSDALE FILM FESTIVAL — Where: Downtown Clarsdale, Miss.. Featuring: See website. Tix: $5 day, $10 wknd. Info: Roger Stolle, 252 Delta Avenue, Clarksdale, MS 38614, USA; Ph: 662-624-5992.Web: www.jukejointfestival.com HO

1/24-27; SKI DANCE WEEKEND — Where: Hulbert Ctr, Fairlee, Vt. Featuring: Weekend of dancing, skiing and socializing. Workshops in fiddle and dance. Tix: $285. Info: Tom Kringstad, 83 Colonial Ave., Cranston, RI 02910; Ph: 401-270-5431.Web: www.nordic-home.com/skidance CR A

1/25-26; ANN ARBOR FOLK FEST — Where: Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Mich. Tix: $47.50 (one night), $85 (both nights); Gold Circle: $80 (one night), $145 (both nights), Platinum Circle: $160 (one night), $290 (both night. Info: , The Ark, 316 S. Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104; Ph: 734-761-1800 or 734-761-1818. Web: www.theark.org A

1/26-27; FLORENCE WINTER FOLK FEST — Where: Florence Events Ctr, Florence, Ore. Featuring: Weavermania!, Chad & Jeremy and The Trail Band. Info: Hal Weiner, P.O. Box 261, Florence, OR 97439; Ph: 888-968-4086 or 541-997-1994. Web: www.winterfolkfestival.org CR HO

1/28-2/2; NATIONAL COWBOY POETRY GATHERING — Where: Western Folklife Ctr, Elko, Nev. Featuring: It's poetry, music, stories, gear, film, photography, food and more. Workshops in western art and craft, writing, cooking, fiddling . Crafts. Tix: $60 to $70 for 3-day pass. Info: Sally Haueter, Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad St., Elko, NV 89801; Ph: 775-738-7508.Web: www.westernfolklife.org A SL on request

February 2013

2/1-2; MID-WINTER SINGING FEST — Where: Hannah Community Ctr, East Lansing, Mich. Workshops. Tix: $10-15. Info: Sally Potter, 918 Britten Ave., Lansing, MI 48910; Ph: 517-267-0410.Web: www.singingfestival.com A

2/1-3; LAGUNA FOLKDANCERS FEST — Where: Ensign School, Newport Beach, Calif. Workshops in vintage and Armenian dances. Info: Steve Himel, Laguna Folkdancers, 1524 Vivian, Newport Beach, CA 92660; Ph: 714-893-8888 or 949-586-2044. Web: www.lagunafolkdancers.org

2/1-28; HILTON HEAD ISLAND GULLAH CELEBRATION — Where: Hilton Head Island, S.C.. Info: Charles Young III, Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration, P.O. Box 23452, Hilton Head, SC 29925; Ph: 877-650-0676 or 843-682-3742. Web: www.gullahcelebration.com

2/8-10; CHELTENHAM FOLK FEST — Where: Cheltenham, Glos., U.K.. Featuring: Wide range of concerts, workshops, a ceilidh, children's activities and an indoor market place . Workshops in music, song and dance. Tix: 66 wknd, 60 adv. Info: Cheltenham Folk Festival, Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham, Glos., GL50 1QA, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)8445-762210 or +44-(0)1242-521621. Web: www.cheltenhamfestivals.com A

2/8-10; COCHISE COWBOY POETRY & MUSIC GATHERING — Where: Buena Performing Arts Ctr, Sierra Vista, Ariz.. Tix: $18 day. Info: Charles Glenn, Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering, P.O. Box 3201, Sierra Vista, AZ 85636; Ph: 520-249-2511.Web: www.cowboypoets.com HR A

2/8-10; UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO FOLK FEST — Where: Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, Ill. Workshops in Dance, song, playing music . Info: Kate Early , 802 Oakton St, Evanson, IL 60202; Ph: 773-702-9793.Web: www.uofcfolk.org A

2/8-3/3; FESTIVAL IN THE DESERT — Where: Mali, Africa. Featuring: Celebration of the music and culture of the Touareg people of the Sahara, with music, dance, poetry, camel racing, ritual swordfighting, games and other ancient cultural traditions. See website for precise dates and locations.. Crafts. Info: Dmitri Vietze, 511 W. 4th St. Ste. 2, Bloomington, IN 47404-5171; Ph: .Web: www.festival-au-desert.org CO

2/9; JAMMIN' IN THE HAMMOCK — Where: Collier-Seminole State Park, Naples, Fla. Tix: $15 day. Info: Florida State Parks Information Center, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32399; Ph: 239-394-3397 or 850-245-2157. Web: www.floridastateparks.org CO

2/14-17; GREEK ORTHODOX FOLK DANCE & CHORAL FEST — Where: Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim, California. Featuring: Greek dance and choral singing, Thanos Petrelis. Contests. Workshops. Info: Charlie Kyriacou, 2910 S Archibald Ave. Suite A-360, Ontario, CA 91761; Ph: 888-333-9688.Web: www.yourfdf.org

2/14-17; SAUTI ZA BUSARA SWAHILI MUSIC FEST — Where: Zanzibar, Tanzania. Featuring: Swahili groups from East Africa and others from different parts of Africa and the world. Info: Yusuf Mahmoud, Busara Promotions, P.O. Box 3635, Stone Town, Zanzibar, , Tanzania; Ph: +255-24-223-2423 or +255-777-428-478. Web: www.busaramusic.com

2/14-17; WINTERFOLK — Where: Toronto, Ont., Canada. Workshops. Tix: most events free. Info: James Monaco, 56 Amroth Ave., Toronto, ON M4C 4H2, Canada; Ph: 416-686-3395.Web: www.abetterworld.ca

2/15-16; RIVER CITY OHIO BLUES COMPETITION — Where: Lafayette Hotel, Marietta, Ohio. Featuring: Regional blues acts vying for prizes and sponsorship to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Tix: $40 wknd, $5-15 day. Info: The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society, P.O. Box 2122, Marietta , OH 45750; Ph: 740-373-6640 (day) or 740-376-0222 (eve). Web: www.bjfm.org A

2/15-17; DANCE FLURRY FEST — Where: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Featuring: Winter weekend. Tix: $20-90. Info: , ; Ph: 518-384-3275.Web: www.danceflurry.org A

2/15-17; GAINSBOROUGH OLD-TIME MUSIC & DANCE FEST — Where: GAINSBOROUGH, LINColnshire, U.K. Workshops in various old-time music instruments and clogging. Tix: 50 wknd, 15-30 day. Info: Christine Bell, FOAOTMAD, 23 Halifax Street Sydenham, London, SE26 6JA, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)2032-993375.Web: www.foaotmad.org.uk CO A

2/15-17; JOE VAL BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Sheraton Hotel Framingham, Framingham, Mass. Featuring: National and regional bluegrass bands. Workshops. Info: Boston Bluegrass Union, P.O. Box 650061, West Newton, MA 02165; Ph: 617-782-2251 or 617-515-8383. Web: www.bbu.org A

2/15-17; MID-WINTER BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Northglenn Ramada Plaza, Denver, Colo. Featuring: See website.. Workshops in instruments, vocal harmony, stepdancing. Tix: daily $35. Info: Ken Seaman, Seaman Productions, 1807 Essex Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80526; Ph: 970-482-0863 or 970-222-9439. Web: midwinterbluegrass.com

2/15-17; MID-WINTER SCOTTISH & IRISH MUSIC FEST & FAIR — Where: Valley Forge Convention Ctr, King of Prussia, Pa. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: $20-25 day, kids free. Info: Bill & Karen Reid, East of the Hebrides Entertainment, P.O. Box 102, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462; Ph: 610-825-7268.Web: www.eohebrides.com A

2/16; RIVERWALK BLUES AND MUSIC FEST — Where: Downtoner Saloon, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Featuring: Electric blues, funk, New Orleans rhythm . Info: Darlene Lopez, ; Ph: 786-380-0866 .Web: www.riverwalkbluesfestival.com

2/21-23; PALATKA BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Rodeheaver Boys' Ranch, Palatka, Fla. Featuring: See website. Tix: $85, $75 adv, $35 day. Info: Norman Adams, Adams & Anderson, P.O. Box 98, Dahlonega, GA 30533; Ph: 706-864-7203 or 706-265-0655. Web: www.adamsandandersonbluegrass.com CO CR A

2/21-24; SADDLE UP! — Where: Country Tonite Theatre, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Featuring: Cowboy entertainment and activities. Tix: $50 wknd, $20 day, under 17 FREE. Info: Saddle Up!, Pigeon Forge Dept. of Tourism, PO Box 1390-I, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868; Ph: 800-251-9100.Web: www.mypigeonforge.com

2/22-24; EVERGLADES BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL — Where: Haulover Beach Park & Marina, Parking Lot #1, Miami Beach, Fla. Tix: $55 wknd., $45 adv. Info: So. Fl. Bluegrass Assoc., 20533 Biscayne Blvd. #358, Aventura, FL 33180; Ph: 888-950-BLUE or 305-358-1800. Web: southfloridabluegrass.com HR A

2/23; GANONDAGAN WINTER GAME & SPORTS — Where: Ganondagan State Historic Site, N.Y.. Featuring: Storytelling near the fire pit in the bark long house. Seneca dog sledding, Native American artists making show shoes and toboggans. Family activities. Tix: FREE. Info: Carol White Llewellyn, P.O. Box 113, Victor, NY 14564; Ph: 585-742-1640.Web: www.ganondagan.org HR

2/23; MARDI GRAS BALL — Where: Rhodes on the Pawtuxet Ballroom, Cranston, R.I.. Tix: $35, $30 adv. Info: Chuck Wentworth, Lagniappe Productions, 255 Holly Rd., Wakefield, RI 02879; Ph: 401-783-3926 or 401-783-3926. Web: www.mardigrasri.com A

2/25-3/3; SASKATOON BLUES FEST — Where: Saskatoon, Sask., Canada. Info: Saskatoon Blues Festival, Box 21025, Saskatoon, SK S7H 0S2, Canada; Ph: 306-343-9587 or 306-343-0840. Web: www.saskatoonbluessociety.ca

2/27; GEORGE WASHINGTON DANCE BALL — Where: Colonial Heritage Ballroom, Williamsburg, Va.. Featuring: Lou Vosteen, John Millar and the Marty Taylor Trio. Tix: $30. Info: Williamsburg Heritage Dancers, 710 S. Henry St., Williamsburg, VA 23185-4113; Ph: 757-229-1775 or 757-564-3775. Web: www.colonialdance.org CR A

2/28-3/3; WINTERGRASS — Where: Hyatt Regency, Bellevue, Wash. Workshops in all bluegrass instruments. Tix: $125 adult wknd. Info: Patrice O'Neill, Acoustic Sound/Wintergrass, P.O. Box 2356, Tacoma, WA 98401; Ph: 253-428-8056.Web: www.wintergrass.com A

Camps & Schools

December 2012

12/2; CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS — Where: Stephen Foster Culture Ctr. State Park, White Springs, Fla. Info: Stephen Foster Folk Center, P.O. Box G, White Springs, FL 32096; Ph: 877-6FLFOLK or 386-397-2733. Web: www.floridastateparks.org CO HO A

12/2-4; LEARN TO PLAY HARMONICA — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: J.D. Robinson. Tix: $308 tuition, plus r&b. Info: 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

12/2-4; PETE WERNICK'S BLUEGRASS JAM CAMP — Where: Sylvan Dale Ranch, Loveland, CO. Featuring: Pete and Joan Wernick. Workshops in bluegrass jamming. Tix: $225. Info: Pete Wernick, Banjo Camp, 7930-P Oxford Rd., Niwot, CO 80503; Ph: 303-652-8346 or 303-440-5564. Web: www.drbanjo.com HR A

12/11; SCHOOLHOUSE JAMMING WORKSHOP — Where: The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, Avoca, Neb. Featuring: Deborah Greenblatt. Workshops in jamming. Tix: $20. Info: Deborah Greenblatt, The Old Schoolhouse, 504 Garfield St., Avoca, NE 68307; Ph: 402-275-3221.Web: www.greenblattandseay.com A

12/23-28; KLEZKAMP: THE YIDDISH FOLK ARTS PROGRAM — Where: Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, Kerhonkson, N.Y. Workshops. Crafts. Tix: $800-$1,350, $395-$775 kids, $725 commuter. Info: Henry Sapoznik / Executive Director, Living Traditions, 207 West 25th St., 4th Flr, New York, NY 10001; Ph: 212-532-8202.Web: www.klezkamp.org CR HR A

12/26-1/1; WINTER DANCE WEEK — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C. Featuring: Susan Kevra, Joanna Reiner, Suzannah Park, Nathan Morrison, Roo Lester, Carl Dreher, The Skytones and Foxfire. Tix: $350 tuition, plus r&b. Info: , 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

12/26-31; CHRISTMAS COUNTRY DANCE SCHOOL — Where: Berea College, Berea, Ky. Featuring: Country dancing, folk drama, storytelling, singing and crafts. Workshops. Crafts. Info: Joe Tarter, Christmas Country Dance School, Berea College CPO 2159, Berea, KY 40404; Ph: 859-985-3789 or 859-985-3431. Web: www.berea.edu CR HR A

12/27-1/1; CAMP HARMONY — Where: Boulder Creek, Santa Cruz Mountains, Calif. Featuring: A do-it-yourself camp, with impromptu and scheduled workshops put on by members of the San Francisco Folk Music Club. Workshops in music, dance. Info: Katie Riemer, 1602 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94703; Ph: 510-548-4727.Web: www.sffmc.org CO HO

12/29-1/1; ASHOKAN NEW YEARS FIDDLE & DANCE CAMP — Where: Ashokan, Olivebridge, N.Y. Workshops. Info: Jay Ungar, Molly Mason or Barbara Mermell, Ashokan Fiddle & Dance, P.O. Box 49, Saugerties, NY 12477; Ph: 845-246-2121.Web: www.ashokan.org CO CR HR

January 2013

1/4-6; UPPER POTOMAC FIDDLE RETREAT — Where: Shepherd University Campus, Shepherdstown, WV. Workshops. Info: Upper Potomac Music Weekends, P.O. Box 1474, Shepherdstown, WV 25443; Ph: 304-263-2531.Web: www.fiddleretreat.info

1/24-28; WINTERSONGS WEST — Where: Camp Ocean Pines, Cambria, Calif. Featuring: Cyd Smith, Rebecca Troon, Dale Laduke, Severin Browne and Penny Nichols.. Workshops in songwriting, guitar, singing, harmony, performance, more. Tix: $529, $429 adv. Info: Penny Nichols, SummerSongs, Inc., P.O. Box 803, Saugerties, NY 12477; Ph: 845-750-6871 or 845-594-1867. Web: www.summersongs.com CO

1/25-27; PEOPLE'S MUSIC NETWORK WINTER GATHERING — Where: Springfield, MA . Featuring: Jamming, networking, impromptu music, sales tables for tapes, CDs, songbooks, crafts, instruments. Workshops. Tix: $125 for weekend, not including housing. Info: Diane Crowe, 78 Cave Hill Rd, Leverett, MA 01054; Ph: 413-548-9394 or 845-626-4507. Web: www.peoplesmusic.org A I

February 2013

2/15-18; WINTERSONGS: A SONGWRITER'S WINTER CAMP — Where: Ashokan Field Campus, Olivebridge, N.Y. Workshops in songwriting, singing, guitar, performance, creative process, harmony, more. Tix: $479. Info: Penny Nichols, SummerSongs, Inc., P.O. Box 803, Saugerties, NY 12477; Ph: 845-750-6871 or 845-246-0223. Web: www.summersongs.com CO CR HR A