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Zoukology 2019

This winter I’ll be joining my friends Ken Gilman, Louis Scuderi, Anne Luna, and possibly more for a double-string filled weekend in Albuquerque, NM.

Zoukology is...
...an informal and fun gathering for proponents of the larger end of the mandolin family (Cittern, Bouzouki, Octave Mandolin, etc.). Polite, house-trained guitarists and others may also be welcome. We are planning on an extended weekend of lightly focused musical merrymaking.

Thursday, January 31 - Sunday, February 3, 2019

In Albuquerque, NM's North Valley at 210 Sandia View Rd NW

Interested? Learn more here, and contact us at: ken@mandology.net, with the subject "Zoukology" and some details of your interest.


Passim School of Music: Celtic Ensemble with Cara Frankowicz

I’m excited to be co-leading the Passim School Celtic Ensemble with fiddler Cara Frankowicz! The Fall II semester has already started, but Winter classes start on January 8, 2019. Register here.

In this class, we will explore the role of both melody players and accompanists, but more importantly the relationship between these two. We will learn a group of tunes from the Scottish, Irish and Cape Breton traditions and discuss the arranging process as we collaborate on our material. We will learn some theory and discuss chord choices, bass lines, and rhythm.

This class is recommended for intermediate-advanced melody players with some tune repertoire already under your belt. For accompanists, knowledge of chords and keys will be expected and you should be able to read through a chord chart. This class is open to any melody instrument as well as guitar, piano, bouzouki and cittern.

This class meets 8:00-9:15pm on Tuesdays on the following dates:

Fall II: Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11

Winter I: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12

Register and find out more here.