Calendar

Date / Time Band / Event Venue More Info
MARCH, 2018
EARLY BIRD Registration ends March 1st for Boston Mystery of Modes, June 8-10!
March 4, Sun.
noon to 3:00 p.m.
Dennis Botzer and Karen will lead the Sunday Irish Session in Baltimore. O'Flynn's Crab and Cask House, 3432 S. Hanover St, Baltimore, MD 20225 O'Flynn's website
March 17, Sat.
2:00-7:00 pm
Karen, Paul Oorts & Tina Chancey will stroll round the Maryland Live Casino providing Irish traditional music! Maryland Live! Casino, 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, MD 21076 Casino Website.

March 25, Sun.(rescheduled from 3/24) 

Rolling Waves- 3 ways: 1:00-3:00
Foggy Dew: 3:30-5:00 pm

Hammered Dulcimer Workshop - The Rolling Waves 3 ways- as a jig, 6/8 march and California style in the morning and Foggy Dew as an air in the afternoon. more info...

Silver Spring, MD

Email Karen for questions/ registration. 

$30 for one session, $55 for both in advance or $60 the day of. Advanced Registration required. 

March 27, Tues.
7:30-8:30 p.m.
Karen will play for the Healing Rite Service of Holy Week at Church of the Ascension. Church of the Ascension, 633 Sligo Ave, Ailver Spring, MD 20910 Church website.
March 30, Fri.
7:30 p.m.
Karen and Paul Oorts, with Sophie Chang on cello, and Keely Hollyfield on fiddle and vocals, will play for the Good Friday Service at Church of the Ascension. Church of the Ascension, 633 Sligo Ave, Ailver Spring, MD 20910 Church website.
APRIL-MAY, 2018
April 1, Sun.
8:00-9:00 a.m.
Karen will play for the Easter Festival Service at Church of the Ascension. A breakfast hosted by Ascension's Vestry is free to all after the service. Church of the Ascension, 633 Sligo Ave, Ailver Spring, MD 20910 Church website.
April 13, Fri.
8:00 p.m.
Karen and Paul Oorts will play at the Inwood Coffeehouse. Inwood House, 10921 Inwood Ave, Wheaton, MD off University Blvd. Coffee house Info. COST: $5 at the door.

April 14, Sat. 

Accompaniment: 9:30-11:30 am
Arranging: 12:30-2:00 pm

Hammered Dulcimer Workshop - Beyond Triads! We will explore a beautiful Dave Wiesler waltz in F# minor full of 9ths and augmented 4ths. more info...

Silver Spring, MD

Email Karen for questions/ registration. 

$30 for one session, $55 for both in advance or $60 the day of. Advanced Registration required. 

April 24, Tues. 

1:00-2:00 pm

Karen & Paul with Sophie Chang on cello will play for Tea at Strathmore Mansion. 

10701 Rockville Pk, 

North Bethesda, MD

Strathmore Hall. Call 301-530-0540. Reservations Required.

April 25, Wed. 

7:30 pm

Karen will be a guest performer with Chao Tian, Artist in Residence, at her concert at Strathmore Hall.  

10701 Rockville Pk, 

North Bethesda, MD

For information on the concert visit Strathmore Hall. Tickets are $17.

May 6, Sun.
3:00 p.m.
Karen and Paul Oorts will give a concert as part of the Musical Arts International Concert Series. Pianist Li-Ly Chang will also be performing. Calvary Lutheran Church, 9545 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Free parking and handicapped accessible. Musical Arts International, Inc. Concert Series information. COST:$20, but discounts for seniors and if you subscribe to more concerts in the series.

May 19, Sat. 

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Special Hammered Dulcimer Workshop - Mexican Folk Music for the Salterio! all the way from Mexico, Alejandra Barrientos from the duo Dulcemelos, will give a workshop on Mexican music and Salterio,the Mexican version of the dulcimer, (which is played with finger picks). Dulcemelos will be giving house concert in Silver Spring Fri. night 5/18, Northern Virginia Sat. night 5/19 and will give w workshop and concert Sun. 5/20 at Ken Koldoner's in Baltimore.more info...

Silver Spring, MD

Email Karen for questions/ registration. 

40 in advance or $45 the day of. Advanced Registration required. 

May 22, Tues. 

1:00-2:00 pm

Karen & Paul with Carrie Rose on flute will play for Tea at Strathmore Mansion. 

10701 Rockville Pk, 

North Bethesda, MD

Strathmore Hall. Call 301-530-0540. Reservations Required.

JUNE-AUGUST, 2018

June 8-10 

Mystery of the Modes Weekend Workshop - Boston Area A weekend of exploring modes used for relaxation and therapeutic music. Rental harps and dulcimers available! more info...

The Walker Center,
144 Hancock St.
Auburndale, MA 20466

Email Karen for questions/ registration. 

REGISTER BY MARCH 1st for DISCOUNT! Advanced Registration required. Visit the Mystery of Modes webpage for details. 

June 24-29 Karen and Paul will teach at Kentucky Music Week. Bardstown, KY Contact 1-800-624-3157 X1209, info@KentuckyMusicWeek.com or the KMW's website
July 15-20
afternoons
Karen will teach lunchtime pennywhistle classes as part of MAD Week, a great local camp for traditional Irish Music! Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814-4099 Contact Director Mitch Fanning for more information at jmitchellf@yahoo.com or visit the MAD website.
August 5-10 Karen will teach hammered dulcimer at the John C. Campbell Folk School. One Folk School Rd, Brasstown, NC 28902 Contact 1-800-365-5724,or the Camp's website
Aug 21-26 Karen will teach in Gooik, Belgium for their Traditionele Volksmuziek Week. Gooik, Belgium For information contact the Volksmuziek Guild at volksmuziekgilde@pi.be.
SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER, 2018
EARLY BIRD Registration ends September 5th for Texas Mystery of Modes, Nov 2-3!
Sept 15, Sat.
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Karen will teach and perform at the Southern California Dulcimer 24th Annual Festival Day. Karen will also be giving a workshop Sunday, Sept 16th in a private home nearby. Details TBA Southern California Dulcimer Heritage's Website.
October 19-22
Karen & Paul Oorts will teach and perform at the Nonsuch Annual Weekend in Great Malverne, England. held at St James School, Great Malverne, UK Nonsuch Dulcimer Club's Website. Details TBA.

November 2-3, Fri-Sat 

Mystery of the Modes Workshop - Dallas/Ft Worth Area Two days of exploring modes used for relaxation and therapeutic music. more info...

First Christian Church of Irving, 114 W. Grauwyler Rd, Irving, TX 75061,
144 Hancock St.
Auburndale, MA 20466

Email Karen for questions/ registration, Mystery of Modes Texas Registration Webpage.  

REGISTER BY SEPT 5th for DISCOUNT! Advanced Registration required. Visit the Mystery of Modes webpage for details. 

Last Updated: March 4, 2018