Save the date! Mary Gordon and Hilary Dirlam are teaching Fiddle and Banjo Workshops on Saturday, October 13th, in the 1890s Ashcraft Schoolhouse at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village, 7601 Matthews Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, North Carolina. The cost is $30 per person, and includes lunch.
Mary Gordon is the owner, with her luthier husband, Lo, of Celestial Mountain Music in Brevard, North Carolina. Born in Tennessee, she sings and performs old-time music on guitar and fiddle.
In 25+ years as a resident of the North Carolina mountains, oldtime musician Hilary Dirlam has made significant contributions to the region's music, both in her own playing and through her preservation efforts.
Together, they’ve authored The All-In-One Old Time Jam Book, which contains 36 tunes for fiddle, clawhammer banjo, and guitar. It includes fiddle notation, fingerings, playing tips, chord diagrams, banjo tablature, and a slow CD.
The workshops are 10 AM to Noon, followed by a break for lunch prepared by Rita and Gar Hartmann. Join in an all instrument open jam at the Ashcraft Schoolhouse in the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village, Mint Hill, NC from 2 PM to 4 PM. Make your reservations by contacting Jennifer Stanton at 704-321-7832 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Rita Hartmann at 704-496-4321 or email@example.com.
For directions to the site, visit www.minthillhistory.com/Directions.
To learn more about Mary Gordon and Celestial Mountain Music, visit www.celestialmtnmusic.com.
To learn more about Hilary Dirlam, visit www.blueridgeheritage.com/traditional-artist-directory/hilarydirlam
So git out that fiddle, banjo, or Guitar and come on down and enjoy great company, great food, and a great day of music with Mary and Hilary!