Joe Filisko, Al Lerman, Roly Platt + 2 workshops by Jerome Godboo. Also Andrew Zajac on harp customizations.
A Concert, Jam & more.
Shared Harvest Community Farm - Dunnville, Ontario, Canada
SPAH youth harmonica scholarships are available for 2018. Deadline to apply is May 15. Do you know an outstanding young (21 or under) harmonica player who would benefit from attending a SPAH convention? If so, encourage him or her to apply! Every year, SPAH, the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica, awards up to five youth scholarships that provide registration and accommodation at the annual SPAH convention. Each scholarship recipient gets to attend all seminars and performances, visit with vendors and sponsors, learn from seeing, hearing, and interacting with all the varied and wonderful players and colorful harmonica personalities that attend a SPAH convention, and participate in jams. Each scholarship recipient will also perform on the concert stages during the convention. In addition, they’ll be required to help out for a brief period, doing things like selling raffle tickets. We’re encouraging young harmonica players to apply. For more information, check out <a href="http://www.spah.org/ content.asp?contentid=100" target="new">the SPAH scholarship page</a> To make further inquiries, donate, or join SPAH, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. ... See MoreSee Less
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Hill Country Harmonica 2018 - Instructional Weekend
May 17, 2018, 2:00pm - May 20, 2018, 1:00am
Midwest Harmonica Workshop's organizer, Sean O'Phelan is teaming up with Hill Country Harmonica Founder, Youtube Harmonica Instruction King, Adam Gussow and the backbone for the previous events in 2010-2012, Jeff Silverman to bring you the greatest harmonica intensive weekend of the entire year.
What is Hill Country Harmonica??
HCH 2018 is a 4 day and 4 night harmonica instructional intensive weekend. Designed for players from total beginner to professional or advanced, there will be a wide variety of topics discussed and demonstrated. There will be up to 150 harmonica players and 15 instructors onsite all weekend. There will be vendors, sponsors, raffles, contests and so much more.
This event is the largest concentration of blues harmonica players in the world. It is a family friendly event with an option to attend our 4 nights of concerts, if the instructional part is not for you. We hire the best in the business to teach and perform for our attendees, and have a full event staff to ensure a relaxing enjoyable weekend.
See INSTRUCTOR information, click Instructor pictures for more details on each of our headliners.
The weekend has been extended by 1 day in order to fit it all in. We will run events from Thursday May 17th up until late night Sunday May 20th. Camping opens at Noon on the 17th and campers check out by Noon on Monday May 21st with last show Sunday night.
There will be down time throughout the weekend, so you can soak up all that we are offering, without feeling very overwhelmed. This is not to say we won't have a continuous variety of fun and educational stuff for you to do, to keep you busy.
SCHEDULE ( Subject to change)
(Full event program available prior to event)
Noon - Camping/Registration Opens
2pm - Classes and Jams begin
7pm - Performance
9am - Registration Opens
9am - Classes/ Jams begin
8pm - Performance
9am - Classes/ Jams begin
8pm - Performance
10am - 4pm - Classes, Jams begin
5pm or so - Event Conclusion Dinner
7pm -Weekly Foxfire Sunday Blues Show -
Harmonica heavy show!!
Monday : Check out for Cabins and Camping
It all goes down in Waterford Mississippi at the Foxfire Ranch, the same great spot as it was held in previous years. The Hollowells, known for their support of the blues scene in the south, and their ability to host large events, are fully prepared to welcome our guests and accommodate the entire group on their beautiful property. The Foxfire is a large open farm property complete with 3 home cooked southern meals a day and drinks available for purchase. Outdoor showers, fresh coffee in the morning, an all around down home feel. They have put years of work and dedication into the property and event space and are fully prepared for our guests.
There are multiple stages and classroom spaces for our discussion, performance and instruction. Breakaway clinics, focused classes, spontaneous jams, one on one time or discussions and instructor interviews with the entire group. We will also have guest speakers, vendors, and on site sponsors, helping to make sure you have all the tools and toys you need.
You have the option of staying in Holly Springs, Oxford and other areas nearby, but we encourage you to stay with us onsite...Primitive Camping space is available but limited, so reserve quickly. VIP air-conditioned cabins are also available to the first few interested. Enjoy the full VIP experience in a cabin
(Primitive camping. bring a tent a tarp and so on. outdoor showers available as well as restrooms. no plug in or electricity is available)
Camping fee based on a nightly fee of about 11.25 per night and is one flat rate with the ability to stay up to 4 nights. The camping fee is charged per individual staying on the grounds of Foxfire Ranch, whether in your vehicle, camper or campsite with tent. We encourage our attendees to camp if at all possible, as it increases the experience and allows you to maximize your time at the event. Plus, we will have 30-40 campers at least, it will be a great time!
$45 per person:
Stay up to 4 nights -Thursday Check in at noon, Monday Check out by noon.
Camp Fee is higher and limited for those who do not sign up ahead of time.
$60 up to 4 nights - Thursday Check in at noon, Monday Check out by noon.
Cabins include a HCH18 VIP Package with a private time-block with one of our instructors, a gift-pack from our sponsors, snacks for your stay and other great perks, limited to only a few spots, so reserve today
1- Onsite VIP Cabin - $125 per night - with air/con and space for 2-3 guests
(1 queen bed and space for extra person)
4 -Onsite VIP Bunks - $75 per person per night
4 Single seperate bunk beds with air/con, large cabin space shared with 3 other attendees.
Concerts each night!! Thursday-Sunday...
We will have 4 nights of concerts featuring our instructors and friends from around the country. These shows are open to the public and can be purchased separately, but are included in the package for paid attendees of the HCH instructional weekend event. The concerts will be open to the public, so invite your friends/family to join us!!
There will be a cover charge nightly for concerts
(Around $10 each)
We are offering the entire weekend for only
Go to www.midwestharmonica.net to register now, we will limit this event to 150 and more than six months out we will have 10% of our group already registered, it picks up from there!
Blues Harmonica Edition - ULTIMATE BLUES JAM TRACKS - backing tracks for blues harp (diatonic & chromatic) - authentic/vintage 50's/60's band sounds in the style of Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, George Harmonica Smith, Wm. Clarke, Sonny Terry, Cotton, Big Walter, Junior Wells, T-Birds etc Take your playing to the next level! Instant downloads & samples available at: www.ultijamtracks.com/blues.html... See MoreSee Less
Seydel Harmonicas is present in the first Harmonica Boogie Contest, this event is a new way to approach the players from several countries, share your video playing boogie, the prizes are...
1st place Seydel Classic 1847 courtesy by Seydel harmonicas and a vintage Astatic w30 courtesy by Smokey Fields & My harp My heart
2nd place Seydel Session steel
3rd place Seydel big six
The limit date is February 25
#justforfun, #mysoundmyseydel, #seydelharmonicas, #Seydelclassic1847, #seydelsessionsteel, #seydelbigsix, #myharomyheart, #smokeyfieldsharpsgear
Come to our concert, I blueharp will play #bluesharp #diatonic #harmonica as a guest with oustanding guitarist Martin Krauser and real time composer on electric violin: Daniel Georgiev. in #Ljubljana #Slovenia #Europe ... See MoreSee Less
Daniel Georgiev & Martin Krauser - 2@1 Concert + Robert Ivačič
February 26, 2018, 8:30pm - February 26, 2018, 4:30pm
Dva glasbenika, ki odigrata vsak svoj set, nato pa improvizirani jam - tokrat s posebnim gostom.
Two musicians play one set each and an improvised jam set together - with a special guest.
Daniel Georgiev igra violino že od svojega četrtega leta - nastopa z električno violino in looperjem in sklada glasbo v živo. Pri tem se pomika med vedno novimi izvedbami skladb iz svojega obsežnega studijskega repertoarja in docela spontanim ustvarjanjem.
Martin Krauser igra električno kitaro in poje glasbo iz širokega nabora žanrov. Najbolj je doma v bluesu, njegov repertoar pa vključuje še swing, Americano, indie pop, balkansko tradicionalno in elektronsko ambientalno glasbo.
Gost: Robert Ivačič, blues harp player
Robert Ivačič igra ustno harmoniko in je prejemnik številnih nagrad. Z dvema blues skupinama in se pridružuje drugim skupinam ali glasbenikom, kadarkoli le lahko in kadarkoli mu to dovolijo. Njegovo glasbo najdete na Internetu pod njegovim imenom in nadimkom "BLUEHARP".
Vstop je prost, za glasbenike pa bomo zbirali prostovoljne prispevke!
Daniel Georgiev has been playing violin since age four - he performs with electric violin and a looper, performing real-time composition, shifting between constantly reimagining music from his extensive recorded catalog and impromptu creation.
Martin Krauser plays the electric guitar and sings a diverse range of genres. While most at home in the blues, his repertoire includes swing, Americana, indie pop, Balkan traditional and electronic ambiental guitar music.
Guest appearance by
Robert Ivačič, blues harp player
Robert Ivačič is an award-winning harmonica player steeped in the gospel and traditional blues tradition. He plays with two blues bands and joins other groups or musicians whenever he can, and whenever they let him. His music can be found across the internet under his name and his nickname, "BLUEHARP".