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Free Fiddle and Banjo Workshop

Free and open to the public

May 11 from 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Free Fiddle and Banjo Workshop

Join us for a FREE fiddle and banjo workshop, hosted by Cleveland's own Paul Kirk and Stephen Rapp!

In the early days of Appalachian folk music, the core instruments were banjo and fiddle. European dance melodies played on fiddle combined with African rhythms and syncopation on banjo and created a unique and distinct American sound.

Using a casual conversational format, Paul Kirk and Stephen Rapp will teach the tune "Old Yeller Dog Came Trottin' Through the Meeting House" and discuss the interplay of fiddle and banjo.

Open to fiddle and banjo players who have a good, basic knowledge of their instrument. Traditional fiddlers and classical violinists are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Note: This event will take place on our University Circle Campus in the Early Childhood Dance Studio. Please park in the rear parking lot or our auxiliary lot, both accessible off Mistletoe Drive. Street parking is also available.

This event is presented thanks to generous funding from Ohio Arts Council, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, and the William O. and Gertrude Lewis Frohring Foundation.

Looking for more old-time music opportunities in Cleveland? Come to The Music Settlement's monthly Old-Time Jam at our Ohio City campus, hosted by Paul Kirk. Free and open to the public! For more information and to register, visit

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