Calendar

Date / Time Band / Event Venue More Info
FEBRUARY - MARCH, 2018
Feb 17, 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
Feb 17, Mon. 7:30-10:30 pm The Sligo Creek Hedge School Teen Week - "Ca’ Meows,” will perform the opening act for Janie Meneely & Rob van Sante in concert, sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. Seekers Church
276 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC - just opposite the Takoma Metro Station on the Red Line.
Visit the FSGW website.

Feb 24, Sat. 

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

Hammered Dulcimer Workshop - Vieni, Vieni o mil diletto by Vivaldi. This is a devastatingly beautiful song in B harmonic minor. We will cover it both largo and a bit faster as a waltz. 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. 

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 24, Sat. 

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

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 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!
October 19-22
5:00-10:00 pm
Karen & Paul Oorts will teach and perform math the Nonsuch Annual Weekend in Great Malverne, England. held at St James School, Great Malverne, UK Nonsuch Dulcimer Club's Website.

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: February 15, 2018