Handmade Crafts » MountainMade Music http://www.mountainmade.com/blog The blog of West Virginia handmade art and handmade crafts. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:48:29 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.5 en hourly 1 Hillbilly Gypsies At The Purple Fiddle http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/hillbilly-gypsies-at-the-purple-fiddle http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/hillbilly-gypsies-at-the-purple-fiddle#comments Sun, 04 Jul 2010 22:00:48 +0000 Mike Broderick http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/?p=907 Hillbilly Gypsies At MountainMade on July 16

If you’re in the area Friday, July 16, come by the Purple Fiddle in Thomas to hear some great old-time singing and playing by the Hillbilly Gypsies.

The “Gypsies” are one of our juried MountainMade artists and we carry both of their rousing CD’s, “Come On In” and “One Foot in the Gravy.” Show starts at 8:30 p.m. – a good time is guaranteed!

The Mountainmade Artisan Gallery is only a short drive from the Purple Fiddle and we’re ready for summer and overflowing with great gifts from hundreds of West Virginia artisans.

The Gallery is located on Douglas Road. After you pass the U.S. Post Office, take a right onto Douglas Road at the MountainMade sign. The Artisan Gallery is three-quarters of a mile farther along the road.

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Augusta Music Workshops A World-Class Experience http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/augusta-music-workshops-a-world-class-experience http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/augusta-music-workshops-a-world-class-experience#comments Mon, 24 May 2010 14:01:59 +0000 Mike Broderick http://www.mountainmade.com/blog/?p=795 Augusta Heritage Center music

Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins, W.Va., is best known for intensive week-long workshops that annually attract several hundred participants. Thousands more attend public concerts, dances and festivals.

Augusta’s full-time staff, plus volunteers, seasonal staff and work-study students produce a great variety of quality workshops. These world-renowned workshops and festivals have brought together master artists, musicians, dancers, craftspeople and enthusiasts of all ages.

Their mission -

  • To encourage wider understanding and practice of artistic expression found in local, regional and ethnic traditional folk cultures.
  • To document, promote, encourage, and nurture West Virginia’s folklife and folkways.
  • To accomplish the above through workshops, apprenticeships, publications and public presentations.

As a many-year participant in the workshops, I can attest to the fact that this total immersion into the music is a rare experience that you will never forget.

I would encourage anyone interested in exploring their artistic side through music or dance to take advantage of this unique opportunity in West Virginia. Many of the musicians featured at MountainMade have been teachers or students at Augusta.

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