11 July 2011

Courses at Augusta, WV

Thanks to Roger Ryan for drawing attention to the courses offered by the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, West Virginia. The name 'Augusta' will already be well known to old-time music enthusiasts, from its regular jam sessions, its Festival every August, and the Old-Time Fiddlers' Reunion every October.

As if those weren't enough, it also runs a very wide-ranging series of events, workshop weeks, and mini-courses. Roger (coming from the Country Music Association of Ireland), draws attention to the Early Country Music Week, which is now in progress; but there are similar instructional weeks, with eminently qualified teachers, for old-time and bluegrass (and cajun, blues, swing, Celtic music, vocal, dance, etc., etc.).

Fancy being taught banjo by J.D. Crowe (above)? It could happen, at Augusta...

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