Name Workshop Title Workshop Description Workshop Type
Dick Hamlet Songs I Never Sing There's usually a reason: my friends hate the song; it's too sentimental; it's gross; it isn't PC; it's too long; I don't know all the words; ... BUT here's your chance to sing it anyway in a forgiving song circle! (C) song circle
Tim Jenkins Oregon Folk Songs Folk songs about Oregon, by Oregon songwriters, and/or collected in Oregon. (C) song circle
Casey Casebeer Ballads from the oral tradition A singing circle for traditional ballads in English and Scots (Ballad: song that tells a story, that has been circulating in the oral tradition for 100 years or more, and whose author is not known.) (C) song circle
Flip Breskin Ergonomics, Stagefright, Song Leading (1.5 house please) Understand how your body and brain work together, to keep your body safe as you learn. Practice shorter and smarter. Handle stage fright; think about why we perform. (I) instructional
steve levy Cowboy and western Songs Share songs of the cowboys and songs that evoke America's West (C) song circle
Jory Aronson Blues Jam Do you know a good blues song, or just like to listen? Join us as we sing songs from Howling Wolf to The Memphis Jugband. Bring along an instrument or just your voice. I'll fill in as needed with simple-to-follow blues songs. Don't worry about being in the correct 'genre'; if sounds bluesy to you, it's ok with us! (C) song circle
Dave Rabinowitz DooWop Singalong We will sing classic songs from the '50s and '60s as selected by participants. I have lyrics for many such songs in digital form which can be displayed if equipment is available. (S) sing-along
Bill Moore Traditional unaccompanied singing Trade old songs and ideas about how to sing them, such as: 1) Can unaccompanied songs have as much force and feeling as guitar or banjo tunes? Can a solo singer stand up to a chorus? If “yes,” what does it take to do it? Are there advantages in being able to control things like musical phrasing and enunciation of the words?2) Do traditional songs have a kind of integrity that sets them apart? Can a singer capture the feel of a folksong without having been raised on it? Without sounding phoney? Without being phoney? If “yes,” what does it take?3) What is meant by “phrasing”a song? Can a modern singer capture the feel of a traditional song without imitating somebody else’s accent? If “yes,” how would you do it? These are kinds of things I’ve thought about. I’d like to throw out a few ideas and hear what other people think. And maybe hear them illustrate their ideas by singing them. (T) taught song circle or sing-along
Tracey Rose Brown Nature's Imagery in Celtic song and Harp demo Natures images are strong features of Celtic song. Come join in and sing together as we explore some timeless songs accompanied by the magic of the Celtic harp. (I) instructional
sadie damascus child ballads about families this would be a round robin singing circle, sharing dark, beautiful, symbolic, or funny english or scottish ballads about the vicissitudes of ballad families: affection, jealousy, murder, sibling bonds, parental authority, family traditions, destiny, courtship, deception, ghosts, enchantment, wagering, or revenge, for instance. Traditional ballads preferred. (C) song circle
Paul Rippey Folk Beatles! If you forget about the studio instrumentation, a lot of Beatles songs work well sung in a folk style. We’ll each have a chance to sing one or two Beatles songs if we want, and if time permits, we’ll work one up together, with tight harmony, just for fun! (T) taught song circle or sing-along