The Slocan Ramblers

Saturday, March 23rd

Workshop Format

  • 1:00PM to 2:30PM: Instrument workshops on bass, mandolin, banjo and guitar (all levels)
  • 30 minute break
  • 3:00PM to 4:30PM: Ensemble workshop, song arrangement, harmony singing and performance arts. A wide ranging session of Q and A, performance and teaching.

Workshops will be held at the Irish Cultural Centre (6452 - 35 Ave NW, Calgary).

Cost $50 per person, all fees go directly to the artists. Maximum 12 per class. Please bring a notebook and recording device.

To Register: email and indicate your choice of any (or all!) workshops and instrument choice, plus second choice. You will receive a confirmation email.

Artist/Band Bios

The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans have become a leading light of today’s acoustic music scene. With a reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan, The Slocans have been winning over audiences from Merlefest to RockyGrass and everywhere in between.

On their much-anticipated new album Queen City Jubilee, The Slocans showcase their unique blend of bluegrass, old-time and folk with deep songwriting, lightning fast instrumentals and sawdust-thick vocals. With their trademark raucous energy, this new album presents The Slocan Ramblers at the top of their game – writing and playing tunes to keep you up all night. This is roots music without pretension, music intended to make you feel something – say hello to your new favourite band.