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The Swannanoa Gathering Mando and Banjo Week 2015

By Mandolin Cafe
May 5, 2015 - 7:00 pm

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The Swannanoa Gathering Mando & Banjo Week, August 2-8, 2015

The Swannanoa Gathering Mando & Banjo Week, August 2-8, 2015

Asheville, N.C. — The Swannanoa Gathering Folk Arts Workshops of Warren Wilson College invite you to join them as they celebrate their 24th season with their newest workshops: Mando & Banjo Week, August 2-8, featuring a staff of some of the world's finest players, and offering a wide variety of classes for mandolin, 5-string banjo, and guitar.

Mandolin staff

Mike Marshall - (Arrangement, Technique)
Jesse Cobb - (Bluegrass, Lyrical Mandolin)
Joe Walsh - (Bluegrass, Swing)
Matt Flinner - (Bluegrass, Fiddle Tunes)
Don Stiernberg - (Swing/Jazz)
Caterina Lichtenberg - (Classical Mandolin)
David Surette - (Celtic Mandolin/Tenor Banjo, Guitar)
Adam Tanner - (Old-Time, Beginner Mandolin)

Banjo staff

Alison Brown - (Advanced Technique, Chord Melody)
Alan Munde - (Intermediate & Advanced Bluegrass)
Bill Evans - (Intermediate & Advanced Bluegrass)
Mark Johnson - (Clawgrass - Clawhammer Bluegrass)
Steve Baughman - (Contemplative Clawhammer & Tips & Tricks)
Bob Carlin - (Clawhammer Styles, Fiddle Tunes)

Guitar staff

David Surrette - (Celtic Accompaniment)
Greg Ruby - (Swing)
Ed Dodson - (Bluegrass Accompaniment)

Luthiers Exhibit

Lynn Dudenbostel - (instrument repair)
Lawrence K. Brown - (violin)
Tom Ellis - (mandolin)
Northfield Instruments - (mandolin)
Pisgah Banjos - (banjo)

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

Fiddle staff

Darol Anger - (New Acoustic)
Brian Christianson - (Bluegrass)
Michael Doucet - (Cajun)
Alex Hargreaves - (Fiddle Tunes, Technique)
Evan Price - (Swing)
Rayna Gellert - (Old-Time)
Joe Craven - (Improvisation, Blues)
Laura Risk - (Scottish)
Lisa Ornstein - (Quebecois)
Jesse Wells - (Old-Time)
Patrick Ourceau - (Irish)
Lisa Gutkin - (Klezmer)
Juan Rivera - (Mexican Huasteco)
Natalya Weinstein - (Beginners)
Ben Sollee - (Cello)
Kevin Kehrberg - (Bass)

Guitar staff

David Surrette - (Celtic Accompaniment)
Greg Ruby - (Swing)
Ed Dodson - (Bluegrass Accompaniment)

For more information, visit their website and/or write or call for a free catalog:

The Swannanoa Gathering
Warren Wilson College
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000
(828) 298-3434 (phone/fax)


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