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The Swannanoa Gathering Announces Mando & Banjo Week

By Mandolin Cafe
May 15, 2012 - 9:00 am

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The Swannanoa Gathering -  now in their 21st season announces their inaugural Mando & Banjo Week, August 5-11, 2012.

The Swannanoa Gathering - now in their 21st season announces their inaugural Mando & Banjo Week, August 5-11, 2012.

Asheville, N.C. — The Swannanoa Gathering Folk Arts Workshops of Warren Wilson College are celebrating their 21st season wth the debut of their newest workshop: Mando & Banjo Week, August 5-11, featuring a staff of some of the world's finest players, and offering a wide variety of classes for mandolin, 5-string banjo, tenor banjo and guitar.

Staff members for the week include:

Mandolin:
Mike Marshall - (Improvisation, Brazilian Choro)
Mike Compton - (Monroe-style Bluegrass)
Don Stiernberg - (Swing/Jazz)
Radim Zenkl - (Bluegrass, Modern Mandolin)
Caterina Lichtenberg - (Classical Mandolin)
Marla Fibish - (Irish Mandolin)
Adam Tanner - (Old-Time, Beginner Mandolin)

Banjo:
Tony Trischka - (Intermediate & Advanced techniques)
Pete Wernick - (Beginner Bluegrass, Jamming)
Alan Munde - (Intermediate & Advanced Bluegrass)
David Holt - (Banjo Songs, Clawhammer Fiddle Tunes)
Ken Perlman - (Clawhammer Technique)
Seamus Egan - (Irish Tenor Banjo)

Guitar:
Jack Lawrence - (Bluegrass Accompaniment)
Joan Wernick - (Bluegrass Jamming)

In addition, Mando & Banjo Week which runs concurrently with the Fiddle Week, students may take classes in either program. The Fiddle Week staff and classes include:

Fiddle:
Byron Berline - (Bluegrass)
Michael Doucet - (Cajun)
Joe Craven - (Improvisation, Blues)
Winfred Horan - (Irish)
Jason Anick - (Swing)
Tashina Clarridge - (New Acoustic)
Lissa Schneckenburger - (New England, Dance Fiddling)
Rayna Gellert - (Old-Time)
Ryan McKasson - (Scottish)
Duncan Wickel - (Irish, Improvisation)
Emily Schaad - (Old-Time)
Josh Goforth - (Bluegrass, Mountain Fiddling)
Tristan Clarridge - (Cello)
Kevin Kehrberg - (Bass)

Guitar:
David Surette - (Celtic Accompaniment)
Roger Bellow - (Swing)

For additional information or a free catalog:
The Swannanoa Gathering
Warren Wilson College
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000
(828) 298-3434

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