Exciting, yes! I will be joining my good friend Ken Shorley for a very special gathering on November 10th. From traditional to contemporary, from the East Coast to the Middle East, ‘Bodhran and Beyond’ is a day of workshops as well as a special concert featuring three instructors/ performers: Celtic bodhran master Mark Currie; event master-mind, frame drummer & most excellent composer Ken Shorley; and myself. Ever wished you could have a 360-degree, hands-on panorama of what playing the bodhran is all about? November 10th is the date, Wolfville NS is the place!
Special thanks to Cooperman Drums and Timpano-Percussion for providing some excellent instruments for use and purchase during the event.

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wow. Too much fun in one weekend at this year’s NAFDA gathering in Grafton, Vermont. Beautiful village, wonderful people, great music-making… and the cheese, oh, the cheese. Heartfelt thanks to […]

I am excited to be teaching and performing this summer at the NAFDA North 5, in Vermont, USA. I have attended several of these events, and they are very memorable experiences, for the artists and the attendees alike.
This year’s frame drum festival features a host of artists, including N. Scott Robinson, Todd Roach, Shane Shanahan, Yshai Afterman, and others. Hosted by Cooperman Drums of Vermont, the festival will include wide-ranging workshops for all levels of players, intimate evening concerts, a Cooperman factory tour, and hiking opportunities in a beautiful area of the state.
For more info, including fees and how to sign-up, visit the NAFDA site here.

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