Next session starts: August 23, 2019 7:00 pm
Come on down to the folk school for a free show! Adam Kiesling started playing bass as a freshman in high school, and would hit as many of the local bluegrass jams in southeastern Wisconsin as he could. After moving to Minneapolis in the earl y 90s, he started playing guitar and soon fell underContinue ReadingRegister Now!
Next session starts: August 24, 2019 12:00 pm
Join us for a loop hike, along Miller Creek in Lincoln Park! As part of our current art show, Stream Study, we will be offering a number of classes using Duluth streams as a backdrop. For this hike, we’ll start at the park entrance on 3rd Street, head up to Skyline Parkway, and then headContinue ReadingRegister Now!
Next session starts: August 24, 2019 7:00 pm
Advance: $8 Day of Show: $10 Described as “one of the best acoustic pickers on the scene today,” Cary Morin brings together the great musical traditions of America and beyond like no other artist. With deft fingerstyle guitar and vocals that alternately convey melodic elation and gritty world-weariness, Morin crafts an inimitable style often characterizedContinue ReadingMore Information
Next session starts: August 26, 2019 6:00 pm
Our August Resident Musicians are Bill & Kate Isles – come on down to the Duluth Folk School on Mondays in August to enjoy some free, beautiful music! Bill & Kate Isles are an acoustic singer/songwriter duo based in Duluth, Minnesota. Using a wide variety of musical styles, their performances carry audiences through a broadContinue ReadingMore Information
Next session starts: August 29, 2019 6:00 pm
Drive From Your Fiddle Bow: Easy Melodies, Challenging Bowing This workshop will focus on rhythm and groove from advanced bowing patterns found in Midwestern and Southeastern American traditional fiddle music. We will identify and discuss tools and control that the bow has on a fiddler’s overall sound, and work on new techniques through short exercisesContinue ReadingMore Information
Next session starts: August 30, 2019 7:00 pm
Red Tail Ring is on tour, and playing at the Duluth Folk School! Local musician Camille Marsten will be opening! Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp of Red Tail Ring create lush, intricate arrangements of original folk music and traditional ballads with banjo, fiddle, guitar, and close harmonies. “The very best of the 21st century’s minimalistContinue ReadingMore Information
Next session starts: September 3, 2019 6:00 pm
Bring your guitar, your ukulele, your fiddle, or your didgeridoo, and join us for a free Slow Jam, led by local musician, Kyle Ollah! Q. What’s a slow jam? A. At a slow jam, all acoustic instruments (e.g., banjo, mandolin, bass, etc.) are welcome. The typical format is that we sit in a circle andContinue ReadingMore Information
Next session starts: September 3, 2019 7:00 pm
Come on down for a free jam session at the folk school! Play along, or just sit back and listen to old chestnuts and local favorites, played by the usual suspects in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Everyone is welcome to play along, listen, and on occasion, dance! Sponsored by “A Time to Dance”More Information
Next session starts: September 5, 2019 11:00 am
Stop by for a free coffee cupping with Almanac Coffee! Swing down to the Duluth Folk School and Dovetail Cafe & Marketplace to sample and explore Almanac Coffee’s current line up of single origin coffees. Almanac’s owner, Russell Crawford, will demonstrate a structured cupping of several coffees, with the goal of helping visitors gain aContinue ReadingRegister Now!