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Old-Time Music & Dance Jam Workshop

  • 214 4th Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Flying Pig Fiddle & Banjo
  • Dates: February 24, 2018 - August 25, 2018
  • 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
  • Price: $7 musicians and audience
  • Overview

    Join Flying Pig Fiddle & Banjo 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, home-made/found rhythm instruments. Also consider bringing innocent bystanders who need a dose of rowdy Old-time, taught, walked and danced southern squares.

    Instruction by Dave Losure and Mary Schaeffer-Losure will be given according to participant desires:

    — Learning tunes and playing nice together.
    — Building, finding and playing instruments of rhythm such as washtub bass, washboard, fiddlesticks, pitchfork, limberjack, mouthbow and more.

    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 and 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!