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American Roots Weekend - Workshops

Mandoline, guitare, singing, banjo, Square Dance & Flatfoot , violin
From Friday 24 to Sunday 26 March 2023 - 20h00
MABO - Lycée Maria-Boodschap - Rue de la Braie 22, 1000 Bruxelles
FRI 24/03
SUN 26/03

During the weekend of March 24-26, we will completely immerse Muziekpublique in Old-Time music. This traditional music from America encloses a great variety and is the source of the country, bluegrass,…

During this weekend you can not only follow a two-day workshops during which you’ll learn all the tricks of the old time guitar, mandolin, vocals, banjo, violin and square dance and flat foot, but on Friday you will also receive a beautiful documentary about the legendary old time revival band, the Highwood Stringband, an initiation into the vocal traditions, followed by a sacred harp session. On Saturday the teachers of the internships play and there is an old time ball.

The days of these two-day courses consist of 2 parts: in the morning the trainees are taught per instrument group and in the afternoon ensembles are formed. The trainees can experience the pleasure of playing together. The registration does not include accommodation or meals. If you are looking for accommodation or if you want to offer someone a place to sleep during the weekend, you can contact marie@muziekpublique.be.

With the tickets for the stage you also have access to the activities/concerts that are organized on Friday and Saturday at Muziekpublique (Theater Molière).

Instruments and teachers:

  • Old-Time Guitar (Léo Divary)
  • Mandolin (Valentin Lallart)
  • Banjo Old-Time (Jeremie Fraboni)
  • Violin Old-Time (Lorcan Fahy)
  • Square Dance & Flatfoot (Darius Lecharlier and Steph Doe)
  • Vocals Old-Time (Annick Odom)

Detailed information about the content of the workshops can be found here.


Daily schedule:

  • 9:30 am – instrument workshops
  • 12:30 pm – lunch break
  • 2:00 pm – ensemble workshops
  • 5:00 pm – end of workshop

Location of the workshops:
All internships take place in the academy of Muziekpublique.
(Mabo: Moutstraat 22, 1000 Brussel).

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