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Central Pennsylvania's grass-roots voice for folk music and dance!

Susquehanna Folk Festival Pickin' Place

The Workshops & Jams schedule lists more hands-on events at the festival.

icon: handson tag = Hands-on activities -- jump right in!
icon: family tag = Kid-friendly events

Saturday

Shape Note Singing School with Maria Cramer & Robin Banerji: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Pickin' Place on Saturday

Shape Note Singing School
Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Pickin' Place
Shape Note Singing School with Maria Cramer & Robin Banerji
Learn to sing four-part harmonies, even if you can't read a note of music, using The Sacred Harp.

Shape Note Sing with Maria Cramer & Robin Banerji: 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm at the Pickin' Place on Saturday

Shape Note Sing
Sat 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Pickin' Place
Shape Note Sing with Maria Cramer & Robin Banerji
Share the joy of singing with a group in four-part harmony, seated in a square and reading from The Sacred Harp.

Slide Guitar Lessons with Rory Block: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Pickin' Place on Saturday

Slide Guitar Lessons
Sat 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Pickin' Place
Slide Guitar Lessons with Rory Block
Learn from a seven-time Blues Music Award winner!

A Survey of Swing with Henry Koretzky: 4:45 pm to 5:45 pm at the Pickin' Place on Saturday

A Survey of Swing
Sat 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Pickin' Place
A Survey of Swing with Henry Koretzky
Henry will describe what swing and jazz are (including subgenres like western swing and gypsy jazz), and demonstrate how to make folk swing using chords, melodies, harmonies, phrasing and improv. Instruments are optional but welcome.

Irish Session with Cas Ceol: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Pickin' Place on Saturday

Irish Session
Sat 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pickin' Place
Irish Session with Cas Ceol
Bring an instrument and share some tunes with the women of Cas Ceol, or just listen and enjoy.

Sunday

Bluegrass Jam with Ken Gehret: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Pickin' Place on Sunday

Bluegrass Jam
Sun 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pickin' Place
Bluegrass Jam with Ken Gehret
Bring an instrument and share some tunes with this veteran fiddler, or just listen and enjoy.

Bringing It Home: Open Jam Session: 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm at the Pickin' Place on Sunday

Bringing It Home: Open Jam Session
Sun 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Pickin' Place
All styles and instruments welcome!

And more!

Our festival frog stands silhouetted against a gold sun
Watch for more festival performers and events to be announced.