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Playing By Ear Workshops will be streaming online from the Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska. Beginner workshop: Friday, February 26, 7 PM - 8 PM, US Central Time. Fluent reader workshop: Sunday, February 28, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, US Central Time. Learn how to play what you hear. We will focus on the rhythm (fast notes and slow notes), pitches (higher notes and lower notes), and fun. Pre-registration required.  The fee for each “Playing By Ear Workshop” is $10.00. For more information, and to register, email Debby at

Irish Workshop: O’Carolan Tunes, streaming from The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska, Tuesday, March 9, 7-8 p.m. US Central Time, and Wednesday March 10, 10-11 a.m. US Central Time. For players of violin/fiddle, viola, cello, bass, mandolin, and soprano recorder. Each participant (US residents only) will receive a copy of our “O’Carolan Fiddle Tunes for Two”, written for the instrument of their choice. This wonderful collection of Irish melodies contains 32 tunes composed by the great blind 17th century Irish harpist and poet, Turlough O’Carolan. During the Workshops, we will play and experience what makes these tunes so special. Pre-registration required. The fee for each workshop is $25.00. For more information and to register email Debby at  

Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational. New dates: Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30, 2021, Burnsville, NC. Thirty-three luthiers from throughout the Southeast will show their handcrafted, acoustic string instruments, including fiddles, guitars, mandolins, banjos, dulcimers, ukuleles, harps, and more. Talk with the craftsmen and order your dream custom instrument. Admission is $10. There will also be a silent auction and a vintage string instruments exhibit. The Saturday evening concert features Mark and Maggie O'Connor (tickets: $25). For more information, visit
Festival Interceltique de Lorient, 50th anniversary, "The Year of Brittany," Lorient, France. 2020 event postponed. New dates: August 6-15, 2021. Ten days of music and dance, performances and workshops, honoring Celtic culture. 800,000 festival-goers, 4,500 artists, 200 concerts and performances, 12 stages, 9 Celtic nations. For more information, visit