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Old-Time Music & Dance Jam Workshop

  • Java Joes’ 4th Street Theatre
  • Address: 214 4th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Recurring monthly on the 4th Saturday
  • From: 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Phone: (515) 689-1434
  • Price: $7 at Door; Musicians & Audience
Overview

Join Flying Pig Fiddle & Banjo on fourth Saturdays of each month for an exuberant music & dance jam in the living tradition of southern Appalachian Old-time music played by ear. Bring your fiddle, 5-string banjo, guitar, mandolin, dancing shoes, or home made/found rhythm instruments. Also consider bringing innocent bystanders who need a dose of rowdy Old-time, taught, walked & danced southern squares.

Instruction by Dave Losure & Mary Schaeffer-Losure will be given according to participant desires:
— Learning tunes & playing nice together.
— Building, finding & playing instruments of rhythm such as washtub bass, washboard, fiddlesticks, pitchfork, limberjack, mouthbow & more.
— Old-time clogging.
— Southern Old-time square dance & dance calling.

All ages are welcome! Acoustic stringed instrument players will need basic playing skills, ability to tune the instrument. Experience the freedom of paperless music. Curiosity, enthusiasm & inclination toward silliness and high spirits encouraged!

Audio recording devices are permitted. 
Come on down to the 4th Street Theatre for an afternoon of relaxed straight ahead fun!

Old-Time Music & Dance Jam Workshop
  • Java Joes’ 4th Street Theatre
  • $7 at Door; Musicians & Audience
  • Recurring monthly on the 4th Saturday