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2017
JUNE, 2017

June 3, Sat. 

afternoon

Karen & Paul will give a workshop of Belgian folk music at the Washington Folk Festival. Their performance will be 2:00-2:30 at the Chautauqua Stage. The festival runs Sat-Sun and is free to the public. 

Glen Echo Park, 

7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812

For more information visit the FSGW website. 

June 3, Sat.
7:30-10:30 pm
Melodius Thunk (Karen & Paul) with guest cellist Sophie Chang, will play for the Annapolis English Dance. April Blum will be the caller. Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall
351 Dubois Rd,
Annapolis, MD
Cost Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students with ID $5. For more information visit the Annapolis Traditional Dance Society’s Website.
June 4, Sun.
afternoon
Ca’ Meows, the 2016 Sligo Creek Hedge Celtic Band, will perform Washington Folk Festival. Their performance will be 6:15-7:00 pm at the Chautauqua Stage. The festival runs Sat-Sun and is free to the public. Glen Echo Park,
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812
For more information visit the FSGW website.
June 10, Sat.
1:00-2:00 pm
Karen & Paul will play for a specialty Irish Tea (rescheduled from March 14) at Strathmore Mansion. 10701 Rockville Pk,
North Bethesda, MD
Strathmore Hall. Call 301-530-0540. Reservations Required.
June 11, Sun.
Concert 2:00 -3:00 pm
Karen and Paul Oorts with singer Connie McKenna of Ceoltoiri, will give an afternoon concert in the lovely historic Boyds Presbyterian Church. A reception will follow the concert. The concert is free, but a good will offering will be taken. 199196 Whiteground Rd, Boyds 20841 Details on the church website.
June 17, Sat.
7:30-10:30 pm
Melodius Thunk (Karen & Paul) will play for the Leesburg Assembly English Dance in Great Falls Tom Spilsbury will be the caller. St. Francis Episcopal Church
9220 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls, VA 22066
Cost $10. For more information visit Leesburg Assembly’s Website.
June 26-30

9:30 am-4:00 pm
Musicians' Week, Sligo Creek Hedge School, ages 9 and up. Silver Spring, MD For information contact Karen Ashbrook at mail@karenashbrook.com
JULY-AUGUST, 2017
July 9, Sun.
12:00-3:00 pm
Dennis Botzer on piano and Karen on hammered dulcimer and wooden flute, will lead an open Irish session. Come to play or eat brunch and listen! O'Flynn's Crab & Cask House,
3432 S. Hanover St, Baltimore, MD 21225
O'Flynn's Crab & Cask House website
July 15, Sat.
10:30 - 11:30 am
Karen will provide hammered dulcimer music for a free Guided Meditation, followed by organic vegetarian snacks, sponsored by Spirit First! This is for both new and experienced meditators. Advanced registration required as space is limited. Silver Spring, MD Spirit First Website . For more information and registration contact Diana at Meditate@SpiritFirst.org or at 240.274.2367
July 16-21
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 Week website.
Aug 6, Sun.
Lessons at 2:45. Dance 3:30-6:00 pm
Cabaret Sauvignon will play for the Sunday Waltz Afternoon at Glen Echo Park. the Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park,
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812
$10/person. Waltz Time Homepage or info@waltztimedances.org.
Aug 18, Fri.
6:30-8:30 pm
Karen & Paul will play for the FSGW Third Friday Special Events Concert Series at Nectar’s (formerly Emma's Cafe & Wine Bar) in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. COST: $15 suggested donation at the door. Nectar
106 Hume Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301
Folklore Society of Greater Washington's website. .
SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER, 2017

Sept 20-24

Karen will be attending and performing at the World Cimbalom Congress. 

Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

For more information and registration check the CWA website.

Oct 22, Sun.
2:30-3:30 pm dance lessons
3:30-6:00 pm Dance
Cabaret Sauvignon will play for the Sunday Mostly Waltz Afternoon at Felinton Hall. Beth El-Ner Tamid, 715 Paxon Hollow Rd, Broomall, PA. $12/person, $6 students. Mostly Waltz homepage or call 703-978-0375.

Nov 4-5 

Mystery of the Modes Weekend Workshop - Chicago Area- Downers Grove, IL. A weekend of exploring modes used for relaxation and therapeutic music. more info...

Tobias Music, 5013 Fairview Ave, #2, Downers Grove, IL 60515

COST: $225 if registered by August 15th. Email Karen for questions/ registration. 

Advanced Registration required. Visit the Mystery of Modes Chicago Area Webpage for details. 

Last Updated: May 30, 2017