Virtual Maine Fiddle Camp!
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Official V-MFC 2021 Shirts are available online!
Please note: all shirts are printed with white ink.
Who’s teaching at V-MFC?
All workshops will happen in breakout rooms off the “main tent”. In addition to regular workshops, jamming and some other activities will happen throughout the weekend. “Dabbling” in different workshops is encouraged!
Friday, June 18
7:00 PM Opening concert & staff introductions
8:00 PM Jam sessions (slow, slow-medium, medium-fast, unlimited!)
9:00 PM Lullaby & curfew bell
Saturday June 19
9:00 AM Morning meeting
9:30 Workshop session #1 & jams
11:00 AM Workshop #2 & jams
12:00 PM Lunch break
1:00 PM Camper concert via Zoom. Will there be a special surprise guest?
2:00 PM Workshop #3 & jams
3:30 – 4:30 PM Specialty Workshops #1
4:45 – 5:45 PM Specialty Workshops #2
6:00 PM Maestro Bistro Grande (Livestream via YouTube and Facebook)
7:30 PM Jam sessions (slow, slow-medium, medium-fast, tres vite!)
8:30 PM Campfire songs
9:00 PM Old Time Variety Show (YouTube)
10:30 PM Lullaby and curfew bell
Sunday June 20
9:00 AM Sacred Circle
10:30 AM Workshop #4 and jams
11:30 AM Specialty workshop, Decolonizing American Folkways (with Kafari)
1:00 PM March for Good Food and Camper Concert
2:00 PM Happy Trails!
Our talented MFC staff will offer an array of one-time specialty workshops throughout the camp. (Not just in the afternoon anymore!)
Click for descriptions.
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – How to Learn by Ear (with Lissa Schneckenburger)
If you are overwhelmed or have a hard time picking up tunes by ear, this is the workshop for you! We’ll go over a series of simple exercises to help develop your ear over time, so that you can participate more fully in jams and workshops at camp in the future. Please bring an instrument and a notebook or recording device.
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Frailing Banjo Classics (with Jennifer Armstrong)
Favorite claw hammer tunes in double C tuning; Coleman’s March, Juliann Johnson, Soldiers Joy
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Teen Tonez Episode II (with Helen Newell)
The Teen Tonez gather to continue working on their project from yesterday.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Decolonizing American Folkways! (with Kafari)
Decolonizing American Folkways! ‘What is anti-racism work and why is it important in the practice of inclusivity? What harm is done when we don’t tell the whole story of our histories and traditions? What are the barriers that prevent our community members from experiencing the full healing power of music and dance? How do we support each other in becoming more sensitive, more welcoming, and more outspoken participants and space-holders in our music and dance traditions? Join Portland, Maine based teaching artist, rhythm bones player, and anti-racist educator Ahmad Muhammad a.k.a ‘Kafari ‘for an hour-long community conversation about decolonizing American Folkways, the meaning of anti-racism work, falling in love with the path of healing, and starting where you are.’