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March through May 2013


March 2013

3/1-3; 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, $30 family package. Info: Festival du Bois, 942B Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam, BC V3K 1C9, Canada; Ph: 604-515-7070.Web: www.festivaldubois.ca A

3/1-3; NORTH TEXAS IRISH FEST — Where: Radisson Hotel, Fair Park, Dallas, Tex.. 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

3/1-3; NORTH TEXAS IRISH FESTIVAL — Where: Fair Park, Dallas Texas. Featuring: World famous bands, award-winning dancers, enchanting storytellers, and educational workshops.. Tix: $15 daily, $25 wknd. Info: Southwest Celtic Music Association, 1920 Abramns Parkway #382, Dallas, TX 75214, USA; Ph: 214-823-4370.Web: www.ntif.org

3/1-3; WINTER BLUEGRASS WEEKEND — Where: Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth, Minn.. Workshops in guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin. Tix: $40 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

3/2-3; GREATER GOOD MUSIC, ART & CHILDREN'S FEST — Where: Adventures Unlimited, Milton, FL. Tix: Free for kids; $25 per day per adult. Info: GGMAC, Rick Kindle, 1008 W. Chase St., Pensacola, FL 32502; Ph: 850-438-3435.Web: www.greatergoodmusicandart.com CO HR A

3/7-9; 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

3/8-10; SONORA CELTIC FAIRE — Where: Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora, California. 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

3/8-10; 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

3/8-11; PORT FAIRY FOLK MUSIC FEST — Where: Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia. Tix: $190-$235 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

3/8-11; 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

3/9-17; CELTICFEST VANCOUVER — Where: Vancouver, B.C. Tix: Free-$35 per day. 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. Tix: $25 adv., $35 day,. Info: Sonoma County Folk Society, Steve Delap, 8635 Bedoga Hwy., SaSebastopol, CA 95472; Ph: 707-542-3798.Web: www.socofoso.com HR

3/15-16; 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

3/15-16; THE SOUTHERN OHIO INDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL — Where: Roberts Convention Centre, Wilmington, Ohio. 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

3/15-17; NORWEGIAN DANCE & MUSIC WEEKEND — Where: Folklore Village, Dodgeville, Wis.. Workshops. Info: Melissa Leef, Folklore Village, 3210 County Hwy. BB, Dodgeville, WI 53533; Ph: 608-924-4000.Web: www.folklorevillage.org CO CR HR A

3/15-17; 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; 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

3/16-17; OLD TOWN TEMECULA BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Old Town Temecula, California. 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

3/16-24; TORONTO FESTIVAL OF STORYTELLING — Where: Toronto, Ont., Canada. Info: Debra Baptiste, Storytellers School of Toronto, 720 Bathurst Street, Ste 500A, Toronto, ON M5S 2R4, Canada; Ph: 416-656-2445.Web: http://www.torontostorytellingfestival.ca/site/

3/20-4/6; 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

3/21-24; NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE WEST — Where: WestWorld in Scottsdale, Ariz.. Featuring: Western music, art and movies, cowboy poetry, historical reenactments and more. Tix: Adults $16 per day, Kids $10 per day. Info: Jim and Mary Brown, ; Ph: .Web: www.festivalofthewest.com CO HO A

3/21-24; SUWANNEE SPRINGFEST — Where: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, Fla.. 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

3/22-23; DOWN EAST COUNTRY DANCE FEST — Where: Mount Ararat Middle School, Topsham, Maine. 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

3/22-23; DownEast Country Dance Festival — Where: Mount Ararat Middle School, Topsham, ME . Featuring: Contra, folk and swing dance. 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

3/22-24; SERTOMA SPRING BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Sertoma Youth Ranch, Brooksville, Fla. Crafts. Info: Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville, FL 34602-8295; Ph: 863-984-8445.Web: www.sertomayouthranch.com/ CO HO A

3/23; BALKAN MUSIC NIGHT — Where: FOPAC, Concord Ctr, Mass.. Featuring: More than twenty New England area Balkan bands and choruses. Tix: $15-$30. 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

3/28-4/1; 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

3/28-4/1; 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

April 2013

4/2-6; 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

4/4-6; PINEY WOODS LAKE BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Piney Woods Lake, Glenwood, Ga.. Tix: $5-15 day, $20 2-day, $25 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

4/5-6; FLORIDA OLD TIME MUSIC CHAMPIONSHIP — Where: The Pioneer Florida Museum, Dade City, Florida . 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

4/5-7; 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

4/6-7; 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

4/8-14; 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

4/11-14; 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

4/11-14; STRINGBREAK MUSIC FEST — Where: Sertoma Ranch, Brooksville, Fla.. 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

4/11-45; 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

4/16-21; STORY FUSION — Where: Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA. Featuring: Children's shows, more. Tix: Posted online. Info: Charles Kiernan, 4458 Coffeetown Road, Schnecksville, PA 18078; Ph: .Web: http://storyfusion.org/ A

4/18-21; OLD SETTLER'S MUSIC FESTIVAL — Where: Saly Lick BBQ Pavilion, Austin, Tex.. Contests in Youth talent. Workshops in performance and songwriting. Crafts. Tix: $25-485 Adv., $29-519 Gate. 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

4/19-20; 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

4/19-21; DALLAS INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FEST — Where: Dallas Market Hall, Dallas, Tex.. Tix: $47 wknd., $10-22 day. Info: Dallas Guitar Festival, 3622 Shoreside Dr., Garland, TX 75043-1968; Ph: 972-240-2206 .Web: www.guitarshow.com

4/19-21; 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

4/19-21; 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: http:neffa.org HR

4/19-21; 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

4/20-21; BEAR ON THE SQUARE MOUNTAIN FEST — Where: Public Square, Dahlonega, Ga.. 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

4/20-28; 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

4/21; 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

4/23-28; 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

4/24-28; 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

4/26-28; FAIRBRIDGE FESTIVAL OF WORLD AND FOLK MUSIC — Where: Fairbridge Village, Pinjarra, Western Australia. 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

May 2013

5/1-4; 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

5/1-15; 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

5/2-4; BOXCAR PINION MEMORIAL BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Raccoon Mtn Cmpgrnd, Chattanooga, Tenn.. 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

5/2-4; 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

5/2-4; JACOB'S LADDER FOLK FEST — Where: Nof Ginnosar, Sea of Galilee, Israel. Workshops in harmonica, guitar, dancing. Crafts. 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

5/2-4; 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

5/2-4; TWIN OAKS BLUEGRASS CONVENTION — Where: Twin Oaks Park, Hoboken, Ga.. 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

5/2-5; 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

5/3-5; 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

5/3-5; 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

5/3-5; 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

5/3-5; MEMPHIS IN MAY INTERNATIONAL FEST — Where: Various locations, Memphis, Tenn.. Featuring: Art exhibits, traditional and modern performance troupes; salute oto Belgium. Crafts. Tix: 75$ three day pass. Info: Memphis in May, 88 Union Ave. #301, Memphis, TN 38103-5134; Ph: 901-525-4611.Web: www.memphisinmay.org A

5/3-5; MOOR & COAST FEST — Where: Whitby, North Yorkshire, U.K.. 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

5/3-5; TEXAS SCOTTISH FEST — Where: Maverick Stadium, Arlington, Tex. Info: , ; Ph: 800-363-SCOT.Web: www.texasscottishfestival.com

5/3-6; 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

5/3-6; WATH FEST — Where: Wath Upon Dearne, Rotherham, S. Yorkshire, England. 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

5/4-0; 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

5/4-5; 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: 4

5/4-26; 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

5/9-12; 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

5/10-12; 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

5/11-25; INTERNATIONAL NEWBURY SPRING FEST — Where: Newbury, Berkshire, U.K.. 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

5/16-18; AMELIA CENTRAL VIRGINIA FAMILY BLUEGRASS MUSIC FEST — Where: Amelia Family Cmpgrnd, Amelia, Va.. 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

5/16-19; 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

5/17-19; 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

5/17-19; DUBUQUEFEST FINE ARTS FAIR — Where: Washington Park, Dubuque, Iowa. Info: , ; Ph: .Web: www.dubuquefest.com

5/17-19; SEMBA BLUEGRASS FEST — Where: Cushon's Peak Cmpgrnd, Houston, Minn. Workshops in fiddle, guitar, banjo, bass, dobro, mandolin, songwriting. Tix: 3 days $29. 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

5/17-19; SHEPLEY SPRING FESTIVAL — Where: Shepley Village, near Holmfirth, Yorkshire, England. Featuring: . Tix: £75 wknd. Info: Shepley Spring Festival, P.O. Box 645 (Scissett), Huddersfield, HD8 8WR, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)1484-222444 or +44-(0)1422-833552. Web: www.shepleyspringfestival.com CO

5/17-19; WILDFLOWER! ARTS & MUSIC FEST — Where: Richardson, Texas. 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

5/18-19; 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

5/18-6/2; 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

5/19-27; 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

5/20-0; 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

5/20-25; 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

5/23-26; 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

5/23-26; ORKNEY FOLK FEST — Where: Stromness, Orkney, Scotland. Info: Orkney Folk Festival, Victoria Street, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AA, U.K.; Ph: +44-(0)1856-851331.Web: www.orkneyfolkfestival.com HO A

5/24-26; 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,

5/24-26; 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

5/24-26; SALMON LAKE GOSPEL MUSIC FEST — Where: Salmon Lake Park, Grapeland, Tex. 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

5/24-26; 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

5/24-27; 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

5/24-27; FISHGUARD FEST — Where: Fishguard in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. Tix: Free, evening concert £8.50. Info: , ; Ph: +44-(0)1348-875183.Web: www.pembrokeshire-folk-music.co.uk

5/24-27; 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.nwfolklifefestival.org I

5/25-26; 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

5/25-26; 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

5/25-26; MISSOURI RIVER IRISH FEST — Where: Downtown St. Charles, Mo. Tix: FREE. Info: Jerry Dyer, 330 S. Main St., St. Charles, MO 63301; Ph: 636-946-2449.Web: www.moriveririshfest.com

5/30-6/2; 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

Camps & Schools

March 2013

3/8-10; 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.. 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

3/15-17; SWEDISH DANCE AND MUSIC WEEKEND — Where: Folklore Village Farm, Dodgeville, WI. Featuring: 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

3/15-17; WINTER BLAST! — Where: Warwick Conference Center, Warwick, N.Y. Featuring: Informal singing, jamming, dancing and socializing for grades 6 to 12. Tix: $95. Info: Joy Bennett, Folk Music Society of New York (NY Pinewoods Folk Music Club), 444 W 54th Street #7, New York, NY 10019; Ph: 718-651-1115 or 718-549-1344. Web: www.campwarwick.com

3/17-23; BEGINNING MANDOLIN — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: Lorraine Lee Hammond. Tix: $594 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

3/17-23; LEARN TO PLAY MANDOLIN — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: Lorraine Lee Hammond. Tix: $594 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

3/18-22; OZARK FOLK SCHOOL — Where: Ozark Folk Ctr, Mountain View, Ark.. Workshops. Info: Kay Thomas, Crafts Director, Ozark Folk Center, P.O. Box 500, Mountain View, AR 72560; Ph: 800-264-3655 or 870-269-3851. Web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com CR HR

3/22-24; SINGTIME FROLICS — Where: Camp Adams, near Portland, Ore.. Featuring: Various Artists. 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

3/22-24; 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

3/22-25; FUR PEACE RANCH GUITAR CAMP: A LITTLE FASTER — 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

3/24-30; INTERMEDIATE FIDDLE — Where: John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N.C.. Featuring: Susan Conger. Tix: $594 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

April 2013

4/1-5; 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

4/12-14; 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

4/12-14; 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. 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

4/19-21; 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

4/19-26; DEWEY BALFA CAJUN & CREOLE HERITAGE WEEK — Where: Chicot State Park, Ville Platte, La.. Featuring: Enjoy a week of amazing Cajun and Creole cuisine and instruction. The Roots Heritage Festival Day (Sat. April 21) will feature nightly dances and many outstanding Cajun, Creole and zydeco bands. Tix: varies. Info: Marsha Engelbrecht , Louisiana Folk Roots , 101 W. Vermilion St., Laffayette, LA 70501-6916; Ph: 337-234-8360.Web: www.lafolkroots.org CO CR HO A

4/21-26; SPRING DULCIMER WEEK AT AUGUSTA HERITAGE CENTER — Where: Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, W.Va.. Workshops in Autoharp, mtn and hammered dulcimers. Crafts. Tix: $450. Info: Gordon Blackley, Augusta Heritage Center, 100 Campus Dr., Elkins, WV 26241; Ph: 304-637-1350.Web: http://augustaheritagecenter.org/ CR HR A

4/22-25; PETE WERNICK'S BLUEGRASS JAM CAMP — Where: Merlefest, NC. Featuring: Pete Wernick, Joan Wernick. Workshops in bluegrass jamming. Tix: $350. 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

4/25-27; DULCIMER JAMBOREE — Where: Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View, Ark.. 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

May 2013

5/3-6; 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

5/16-19; 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

5/17-19; 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

5/24-26; FOLK COLLEGE WITH SIMPLE GIFTS — Where: Juniata College. Info: LLona Ballreich, PO Box 216, Huntingdon, PA 16652, USA; Ph: 814-643-6220.Web: www.folkcollege.com

5/24-26; JUNIATA FOLK COLLEGE — Where: Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pa.. Featuring: Concerts, workshops, jam sessions.. 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

5/24-27; 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