Monday, May 29, 2017

Monday's Muse

The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children.  
~ William Harvard

Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday's Muse

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.  ~ Frank Zappa

Friday, May 19, 2017

CTO ... Ken & Brad Kolodner to Visit Pittsboro

'twas in the moon of wintertime when all the birds had fled
expecting Ken and Brad... but we got ice and snow, instead

That's right. Remember the workshop and concert that was scheduled this past January? Cancelled by good ol' Mother Nature when she sent an icy winter storm this way?

It's been rescheduled!

Check This Out... Ken Kolodner and his son, Brad, will present workshops and a concert in Pittsboro this summer. Just over two months out... 

Mark your calendar NOW so you can work your summer plans around it! Basic details below:

Saturday, July 29

Afternoon Workshops:
2:00 - 5:00pm - Instruction in hammered dulcimer (Ken) $40
2:00 - 4:00pm - Instruction in clawhammer banjo (Brad) $30

Evening Concert:
7:00pm - St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Pittsboro

Sue Wilson (hammered dulcimer) and Betsy Kraus (concertina) will open the show. Ken and Brad will treat us to a fabulous multi-instrumental performance. The fun will continue with a jam session afterwards. Bring your acoustic instruments!
$20 at the door, $15 in advance

Registration is open now!

Follow this link to secure your space in the workshop and/or the concert: contact Ken directly at (410) 746-8387 to make a credit card payment over the phone, or for other ordering options.

Want to reserve your space more locally? Have a question or concern?
Contact Sue Wilson at (919) 542-5854 or

Find out more about these musicians:

Watch them perform in this youtube video: 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday's Muse

Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.  ~ Mark Twain

Friday, May 12, 2017

CTO ... Make Plans to Attend Black Mountain Music Festival this Fall

Wouldn't it be fun to spend a week studying and playing music? in the company of old and new friends who share a passion for the dulcimer? under the guidance of top-notch teacher/performers? surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountains of western NC?

Pinch yourself! It's not a dream!!

Black Mountain Music Festival
Scheduled for October 22-27, 2017
Held at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly
Black Mountain, NC

A fine line-up of instructors.
Classes for beginner to advanced players.
Jam sessions galore.
Room and board available.

Sure would be fun to see a bunch of YOU there!

Check This Out ...

And watch this space: ... the official website.

Although information on the website is not complete, and registration is not yet open, you can still get a preview of things to come. Plus, you can subscribe to get email updates. Check it out!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

Monday's Muse

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. 
~ Henry Ford