Old-Time Music & Dance Jam Workshop

  • 214 4th Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Flying Pig Fiddle & Banjo
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 4th Saturday
  • Location: Java Joes’ 4th Street Theatre
  • Phone: (515) 689-1434
  • Start/End Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Event Times: From: 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • 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!