Next session starts: May 22, 2019 5:30 pm

Introduction to Celtic Fiddling

This class will serve as an introduction to various Celtic fiddle styles, including Scottish, Irish, Cape Breton, and New England Contra. It is a goods starting point for any musician interested in Celtic music. We will discuss different types of tunes, delve into myriad styles, talking about playing at sessions, and learn a few tunes.Continue Reading
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Next session starts: May 22, 2019 6:00 pm

Circular Saw Basics

Would you like to build things out of wood, but are a bit uncomfortable with your circular saw (also known as a skill saw)? Here’s a chance to discover how to use your saw effectively, whether cutting 2×6 rafters or ripping plywood. We’ll learn how to adjust the saw, tricks make sure your material isn’tContinue Reading
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Next session starts: May 23, 2019 6:00 pm

Music: Four Mile Portage

Four Mile Portage is Tom and Brandy of Duluth, Minnesota. They can be found all over, playing old time fiddle and banjo dance music, calling dances, and singing sweet vocal harmonies.
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Next session starts: May 24, 2019 7:00 pm

Music: Ingoborg von Agassiz

Come on down to the Duluth Folk School for a free show! Ingeborg von Agassiz is an electronic-folk artist from Duluth, MN. She is known for her solo performances using keyboards, beats, and vocal loops. For her performance at Dovetail she will be playing guitar and singing a wide variety of folk music and popContinue Reading
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Next session starts: May 25, 2019 3:00 pm

Music: Homemade Instruments & Down-Home Music

Join Lee “Colorblind” Johnson and Kyle Ollah for a fun, free musical session! Today, Jug Band Music (sometimes called ‘a poor person’s jazz’) exists off in the margins of American history, but it was once a hot ticket during the 1930’s. Bands like the Memphis Jug Band and Gus Cannon’s Jug Stompers performed with aContinue Reading
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Next session starts: May 25, 2019 7:00 pm

Music: Aaron Tank

Aaron Tank is a songwriter/guitarist from Turtle River, MN. He is currently based out of Duluth, MN and draws creative inspiration from the natural world as well as life experiences.
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Next session starts: May 27, 2019 6:00 pm

Music Residency: Charlotte Montgomery

Come on down to the Folk School for a free show by the folk school’s May Music Resident, Charlotte Montgomery! You may know Charlotte from Red Mountain banging on the cowbell and dancing in sparkly outfits, or from pickin’ banjo with her former old time band The Clover Street Cronies. Her solo set of originalContinue Reading
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Next session starts: May 28, 2019 6:00 pm

Music: Kaylee Matuszak

Come down to the folk school for a free show! Kaylee Matuszak is a singer-songwriter born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota. A self-taught guitar player who is inspired by Brandi Carlile, Kaylee debuted her talent in a local music store and was quickly on the bill for her first Homegrown Music Festival in 2015, where sheContinue Reading
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Next session starts: May 29, 2019 5:30 pm

Rules of the Road: Confident Urban Cycling

There is more to riding a bike than getting on and pedaling away! In this encouraging class, a certified League Cycling Instructor will provide tips and techniques for increasing your confidence and safety on the road, discuss creative ways to make bicycling fit into your lifestyle, and cover technical topics such as traffic law, bicycleContinue Reading
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1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806


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