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Old Time Banjo Festival Workshop with Cathy Fink
Clawhammer For Beginners
Monday, June 18, 2018, 7:30 pm.
School of Musical Traditions, 1097 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD, 20852 (Directions)
Registration: $45 advance, $50 door.
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In her introduction to her "Clawhammer Banjo - Beginner Module 1" Cathy Fink states "Whatever works and makes the music you want to make, go for it!" but it's undeniable that having a great teacher to get you started on the right track helps a lot. Join us for a two hour introduction to Clawhammer Banjo taught by a master of the form. Get started right here, right now! Or, if you already play a little, solidify your right hand and early chords.

Cathy Fink is a Grammy-winning performer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has been playing old time banjo for over 30 years. She has won the West Virginia State Banjo Contest three times, and her CD, Banjo Haiku, has become a classic in its genre. Cathy's teaching skills have been honed at music camps throughout the country, and she has made several popular lessons available through her website. Cathy performs and records with Marcy Marxer. Together they have toured the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. 

This workshop is part of the 12th Annual Mike Seeger Commemorative Old Time Banjo Festival Concert:
with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Dom Flemons, Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet with Rachel Eddy
Sunday, June 17th, 7:30pm
The Birchmere, Alexandria VA
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A little teaser of things you'll be learning with Cathy Fink!