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Andy Irvine Joins 2008 ZoukFest Staff

By Mandolin Cafe
April 2, 2008 - 9:45 am

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Andy Irvine

Andy Irvine

Santa Fe, N.M. — ZoukFest 2008 organizers are proud to announce the addition of Irish music legend Andy Irvine to its staff, June 8-14, 2008 at the College of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Since his early days with Sweeney's Men in the 1960s to Planxty, Patrick Street, and Mozaik, Andy has been at the forefront of the revival of Irish traditional music.

His virtuosity on the mandolin, mandola and bouzouki, as well as his unique approach to arranging, have made him one of the most influential musicians of his generation.

Andy's participation at ZoukFest 2008 is a unique opportunity to learn from one of the greats in a relaxed workshop setting.

ZoukFest instructors for 2008 include:
Andy Irvine (Bouzouki)
Steve Smith (Bluegrass/Old Time Guitar & Mandolin, Music Theory)
Chipper Thompson (Jump Start Mandolin, Blues Guitar)
Randal Bays (Irish Fiddle, Irish Guitar Accompaniment (DADGAD)
Luke Plumb (mandolin, Celtic bouzouki)
Roger Landes (Irish bouzouki, bodhran)
Eliot Grasso (uilleann pipes, flute/whistle)
Dave Cory (Irish tenor banjo, Irish Guitar Accompaniment (Standard)
Chris Smith (Improvising Contrapuntal Accompaniment)
Stanley Greenthal (Bouzouki, Balkan & Breton Music)
Mason Brown (Fingerstyle Guitar)
Polly Ferber (Balkan & Middle Eastern Percussion)
Kaila Flexer (Violin, Balkan & Middle Eastern music)
Douglas Goodhart (Old Time Fiddle, Cajun Ensemble, Rhythm Challenge)
Angela Mariani (Early English Song, Medieval Music)
Moira Smiley (Anglo-Celtic Song, Balkan Voice)
Steve Paxton (Arranging Folk Songs for Vocal Ensemble)
Don Richmond (Getting your Music past the Fear, Songwriter's Workshop)

In addition, ZoukFest will host the 2nd Annual New Mexico Luthiers Showcase on Sunday, June 8.

Additional information:
ZoukFest web site

Click map pin for driving directions to ZoukFest, College of Santa Fe, 1600 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505.

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