|Eamon O'Leary (L) and Jefferson Hamer (R) in Reykjavik Iceland, 9/1/11. Photo by Ólafur Ólafsson|
Some special events during the Traditional Music Weekend include a pennywhistle class on Thursday open to complete beginners, a Friday evening concert at the Williamsburg Library, and a traditional music session on Saturday from 8-10:30pm at the Dog Street Pub, open to all. For more information and to sign up for classes and/or lessons click here: http://www.boxwood.org/williamsburg
Boxwood shares and explores the roots and branches of musical traditions in a holistic approach that integrates music, dance, language and crafts in educational outreach programs for adults, kids and professionals. Boxwood aims to present ideas that encourage musicians to leave the printed page and find their own voice.
Attention tune-catchers: The annual week-long Boxwood Canada festival, in the lovely town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, looks like it would be a great way to spend a vacation, if total immersion in traditional music is your kind of getaway!