Not only do I provided music and storytelling
programs, but also hands-on programs in which participants get to take
their creations home!
Music and Storytelling programs
I can provide a public
address system if needed for all programs.
Songs and instruments from early European settlement of Appalachia to
the 1930s. Covers the history of guitar, banjo, and mountain
dulcimer through the time period. Histories of one instrument
Listen to centuries old tales of Jack. Although those around
him see him as inferior to themselves, he always saves the day.
music yourself, even if you have no musical experience. Try
your hand at kazoo, spoons, washboard, washtub bass, or anything else
you can dream up. Program for groups of any size, but highly
recommended for small groups.
all!- Program incorporates all three programs. An hour
program includes short history and one or two tunes on each instrument,
one to two jack tales, and two jugband pieces.
Candle Making- Learn how to make candles the old fashion way, by adding
wax to a wick one layer at a time!
go home with at least two function candles. Please note this
involves melted wax, and
the project will need to be done outside. All needed equipment is
Dolls- Back in the 18th century before Walmart, where would people go
to buy toys? They would make their
own! In this workshop participants will make at least one
cornhusk doll (either a woman wearing a
skirt, or a
Super Cornman action hero)
- Old Time Fun and Games-
Learn how to play games that have been popular for hundreds of years,
including Kick the Can, Crows
and Cranes, Marbles, and games of skill!
- Build and learn to play the coffee can banjo- A two part
workshop. Participants will first build the banjo, and on the
following meeting, will learn to play simple tunes. The fret
positions are set up just like that of a mountain dulcimer, which makes
the instrument easy to play. All parts are provided, but
participants are encouraged to bring their our coffee can (preferably
plastic) or other similarly sized container. Adult help is
encouraged with this workshop. An additional fee of $8 per
participant for supplies.