03 January 2016

Ken Perlman: winter 2016 news

Thanks to Ken Perlman (on the left in the CD cover photo) for his latest e-mail newsletter, which leads with the news that a week today (Sun. 10 Jan. 2016) Ken will reprise his performance of 'Concerto for banjo and orchestra' by Harold Schiffman at 3.00 p.m. at Christ & St Stephen’s Church on West 69th St., Manhattan, NYC, with the North/South Chamber Orchestra under conductor Max Lifchitz. Admission is free!

This coming spring (13-15 May) Ken will return to teaching at Banjo Camp North, held at Prindle Pond Conference Center, Charlton, MA, after a gap of ten years or so. He will also be teaching at the Suwannee Banjo Camp and American Banjo Camp, both of which have websites that have been completely refurbished, like Ken's own.

In connection with Ken's recently published book Couldn’t have a wedding without the fiddler: the story of traditional fiddling on Prince Edward Island, the PEI Traditional Fiddling website Bowing Down Home, based on Ken's field recordings in 1991-92 and 2006, is online with over 1500 musical selections and 400 oral history selections, hundreds of photographs and video clips, and much additional material. His highly influential book Melodic clawhammer banjo is also back in print. Much more news is on Ken's website and Facebook.

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