15 August 2015

Old-time music under a Spanish sun, 26 Sept.-3 Oct. 2015

Thanks to Tracey Ashford for a reminder about the next Old-Time American Music Week in the idyllic surroundings of La Fuente de Musica, Andalusia, Spain, which was briefly mentioned on the BIB on 28 June.

The workshop week, which will be held from 26 September to 3 October 2015, is the next in a series of 'learning holidays', presented twice a year (spring and autumn) as a non-profit enterprise by Kate Lissauer, Joff Lowson, and Johnny Whelan of the Buffalo Gals old-time band based in the UK.*

A La Fuente workshop week always includes acclaimed old-time musicians from the USA as instructors, and this year the American tutors are Beverly Smith and John Grimm (left and right respectively in the photos below). Full details about them are on the web page. A week spent playing and learning old-time music in an Andalusian villa sounds a good idea at any time, and especially after a 'summer' like this one. Find out more here!

* Find out more about the Buffalo Gals from their website, from the band's promo video, a 2014 video of the band with their 'Stampede' dance team, and a photo album with audio of them doing 'Daddy's little Lulu' from their Won't get trouble in mind album. The Buffalo Gals have played in Ireland at Dunmore East and Sixmilebridge, and another visit by them is long overdue.

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