Kentucky Music Week 2023

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Shepherdsville, Kentucky

Join Steve & Ruth at Kentucky Music Week offering a full five days of instruction in a wide variety of traditional arts including all levels of fretted dulcimer and hammered dulcimer, classes in ukulele, guitar, banjo, fiddle, autoharp, penny whistle, vocal classes, old-time craft classes, and much, much more! Over 150 class choices are offered this year with something for everyone! Festivities begin with a huge welcome party and jam session Sunday evening. Week-long evening activities include concerts by instructors, open stage opportunities for participants, bonus afternoon workshops, lots of jams, an opportunity to visit area attractions, old-time cake walk, campground jam, Mardi Gras Party and Finale’ Jam!

A wonderful week is planned full of music classes, jammin’, making new friends and seeing old ones again in beautiful, historic Shepherdsville, Kentucky.

ODPC FunFest

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Osceola County Fairgrounds , 101 Recreation Ave, Evart, Michigan

Evart ODPC Dulcimer Festival at the Osceola County Fairgrounds in Evart, Michigan. Stage shows, workshops, camping and all night jam sessions will be waiting for you. Ruth will be teaching Hammered Dulcimer and Steve will be teaching Guitar, Ukulele, Songwritng, and Performance Techniques. Steve and Ruth will be teaching their annual Duet Class and performing at the Saturday night concert.

Join Steve & Ruth for a very special show at the restored Eclipse Mine Company Store in Hocking, The Plains, Ohio. The store is now a great restaurant with a relaxing live music stage outside. Steve’s Papaw MacDonald managed that Eclipse coal mining store in the 1940s and many years before that he worked coal mining down in the Eclipse mine. This show will honor Steve’s two grandfathers who were both coal miners. This will be the first performance in the Athens area for Steve in over 50 years since moving away after graduating college. Steve graduated from Athens High School and Ohio University playing in several bands through high school and college before moving to Nashville pursuing his music career, now over 50 years across the nation and the world. Steve & Ruth will take you on a voyage of Appalachian music & culture. Both Steve and Ruth are of Scottish heritage and will take the audience from the traditional Celtic music of Scotland and Ireland that migrated with the Scots-Irish into the Appalachian Mountains, through the early music of the Appalachian Highlands, and on to Steve & Ruth's heartwarming original music about mountain life, their family, and rural Appalachian values. Join Steve & Ruth for this very special evening Thursday, July 20.