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Daily Participant Activity Schedule

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This schedule is subject to change.  Changes will be made on this page, and you will receive a final hardcopy schedule at check-in.

  • 2:00 – 4:30 — Participant Registration/Check-In (Blue Ridge Institute)
  • 4:45 – 8:00 — Participant Registration/Check-In (Arthur Hall)
  • 5:00 – 6:00 — Dinner (Franklin Hall, 2nd Floor Dining Hall)
  • 5:45 – 6:45 — Dulcimer Orchestra (Franklin Hall, 1st Floor Panther’s Den)
  • 7:10 – 8:15 — Welcome, Orientation, Instructor Introductions (Franklin Hall, 1st Floor Panther’s Den)
  • 8:45 – 9:30 —  Jam Sessions at Arthur Hall and Moore Hall (Jams will be led by instructors for approximately 45 minutes.)
  • 7:30 – 8:45 — Breakfast (Franklin Hall, 2nd Floor Dining Hall)
  • 9:00 – 10:00 — The Oral Tradition – Ken Bloom – Morning Session for All (Franklin Hall, 1st Floor Panther’s Den)
  • 10:30 – 11:45 — Workshops (Classrooms)
  • 11:50 – 12:00 — Group Photo (Location to be announced) *Instructors seated on the front row, students standing behind the instructors.
    Bring your dulcimer.*
  • 12:00 – 1:00 — Lunch (Franklin Hall, 2nd Floor Dining Hall)
  • 1:15 – 2:30 — Workshops (Classrooms)
  • 2:30 – 3:20 — Afternoon Break: Visit the Blue Ridge Institute & Farm Museum, rest, Vendor area open in Franklin Hall.
  • 3:30 – 4:45 — Workshops (Classrooms)
  • 5:00 – 6:00 — Dinner (Franklin Hall, 2nd Floor Dining Hall )
  • 6:15 – 7:15 — Dulcimer Orchestra (Franklin Hall, 1st Floor Panther’s Den)
  • 7:30 – 9:30 —  Instructors Concert (Franklin Hall, 1st Floor Panther’s Den )
  • 9:45 – 10:45 — Choose Your Jam: Beginner, TBA

Don’t forget to sign up for Sunday morning’s song share. Solo/Group,
Sharing of Tunes/Songs, Poem with Accompaniment. Limited to 3 minutes.

Sign-Up Sheet On The Check-In Table Arthur Hall 

  • 7:30 – 8:45 — Breakfast (Franklin Hall, 2nd Floor Dining Hall)
  • 9:00 – 10:00 — David Schnaufer Tribute – Dave Haas – Morning Session for All  (Franklin Hall, 1st Floor Panther’s Den)
  • 10:30 – 11:45 — Workshops (Classrooms)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 — Lunch (Franklin Hall, 2nd Floor Dining Hall)
  • 1:15 – 2:30 — Workshops (Classrooms)
  • 2:30 – 3:20 — Afternoon Break – Vendor Area Open, Visit the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum, Jam with Friends, Rest, Last Opportunity to Purchase CD’s or Books in Vendor Area
  • 3:30 – 4:45 — Workshops (Classrooms)
  • 5:00 – 6:00 — Dinner (Franklin Hall, 2nd Floor Dining Hall)
  • 6:15 – 7:15 — Dulcimer Orchestra (Franklin Hall, 1st Floor Panther’s Den)
  • 7:30 – 9:30 — Instructors Concert (Franklin Hall, 1st Floor Panther’s Den)
  • 9:45 – 10:45 — Jam Sessions – TBA
  • 7:30 – 8:45 — Breakfast (Franklin Hall, 2nd Floor Dining Hall)
  • 9:00 – 11:30 — Farewell Gathering For Participants and Accompanying Friends (Franklin Hall, 1st Floor Panther’s Den)
    • Dulcimer Orchestra Performance
    • Student Solo and Group Performances of Tunes and Songs
    • Closing Remarks
  • 1:00 — Check-out Deadline (Please check-out at desk in Arthur Hall)

Don’t forget to turn in your key, key card, lanyard with plastic name tag holder, and your evaluation forms at the Check-In/Out Desk in Arthur Hall. 

We loved having you with us and hope that you will join us again in 2021!

Morning Sessions

On both Friday and Saturday Mornings, the Crooked Road Dulcimer Festival kicks-off with an all-participants session!

 

Friday May 22: The Oral Tradition – Ken Bloom

From 1916 to 1918, the noted English folklorist Cecil Sharp took tours through the Southern Mountains to collect ballads and songs from singers that he had heard were still singing ballads that he had collected from rural English singers. He later published his work in English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachian. This two-volume work should be in every serious traditional dulcimer player’s library. These books give us a snapshot into an almost vanished way of life. This morning session for all participants will explore this priceless record, its relationship to all sorts of dulcimer playing, and how this all fits into oral tradition worldwide.

Saturday May 23: David Schnaufer Tribute – Dave Haas

David Schnaufer passed from this world in 2006 at the age of 53. He was a major influence in the dulcimer world from the 1970’s through the beginning of the 21st century. David lived in Nashville, Tennessee and recorded with Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, Chet Atkins, Mark O’Connor, and Cindi Lauper. His dulcimer playing and teaching pushed the edge of what was thought possible with the instrument, and he was a strong influence on many of today’s teachers and players. A brief biography of David will be presented, followed by a collective sharing of memories, and the viewing of a portion of a 1998 concert in Charleston, West Virginia.