2017 Fall Events Schedule & Special Events
Julian Family Fiddle Camp April 11-14, 2018
Visit their website to learn more: familyfiddlecamp.com
“Now in its seventh year, the 2018 Julian Family Fiddle Camp (JFFC 2018) will follow tradition by bringing back some of its previous talent, as well as add several new artists to its string of great musicians and teachers. In addition to other newcomers, JFFC 2018 will enjoy the instructional talents of brother and sister duo, Tashina and Tristan Clarridge who, along with Simon Chrisman, comprise the core of one of today’s most acclaimed acoustic bands, the Bee Eaters – and, yes, they’ll be performing Saturday evening at the camp. While a master of several music genres, Tashina will lead a class on Celtic-inspired fiddle. Tristan, a master fiddler and tenor guitar player, is also an exceptional cellist. Through Tristan, JFFC will, for the first time, offer an opportunity for cellists to learn new stylings and approaches to music, and to expand their repertoires to include a variety of traditional folk tunes. Simon Chrisman is one of the country’s top hammer dulcimer and upright bass players. At JFFC 2018, Simon will focus instruction on upright bass, helping players improve intonation, note selection and timing, with emphasis on how to hold the “groove” and provide strong, reliable support for band. In addition to teaching substantive group classes on their respective instruments, Tashina, Tristan and Simon will lead a special multi-day workshop on music collaboration – a great opportunity for you, your bandmates, and any/all who like to jam to gain insight on how to listen, assess and add to the music’s overall interest, sound and fun.”
Nov 17, 2017 Keith Greeninger with Rita Hosking & Sean Feder
On Friday November 17, the Oaksong Education Committee presents Santa Cruz-based singer-songwriter Keith Greeninger with Montgomery Creek native Rita Hosking and Sean Feder in a special concert that will also feature students from Pacheco School.
District 6 puts on 2 events each month including the First Sunday of the Month Jam at St. James Lutheran Church in Redding and the 3rd Sunday of the Month down at the Millville Grange in Palo Cedro, CA.
Please note that the Millville Grange has changed their name and are now known as the Palo Cedro Community Hall.
The First Sunday of the Month
St. James Lutheran Church
2500 Shasta View
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The Jamming starts at 1:00 PM with a free Old Time Fiddle & Bluegrass Concert Performance at 2:00 PM
Followed by the Open Mic. Come early to sign up for the Open Mic – if you have a band and want to perform for the concert portion talk to us at the jam. This event usually shuts down at about 4:00 PM.
The Third Sunday of the Month
Palo Cedro Community Hall
(formerly the “Millville Grange”)
22037 Old Forty-Four Drive
Palo Cedro, CA
link to map
Doors open and open jam starts at 1:00 p.m. with the Free Old Time Fiddle & Bluegrass Concert Performance on the stage at 2:00 PM followed by the Open Mic.
Come early to sign up for the Open Mic – if you have a band and want to perform for the concert portion talk to us at the jam. This event usually shuts down at about 4:00 PM. There is usually a jam session that breaks out in the Dining Room.
Both of these family-friendly events are very similar and will have musicians of all ages and skill levels that come and show up. We are glad to see just about any acoustic instrument. Mostly you will see Fiddles, Flattop Guitars, Mandolins, Banjos, Dobro’s and upright Basses. Everyone is welcome to come down and join in the fun, join in and play or just watch and even sometimes dance. All events are open and free to the general public.
Sometimes an event will get canceled – sometimes it our fault and sometimes not. In any case – if you are on the email list we will do our best to let you know what is going on and if a “normal” event gets canceled. We also send out local music event notices – especially announcements from the Oaksong Music Society and other concerts that we feel our members would be interested in attending.