Foothills Bluegrass Music Society


Throughout the year FBMS presents a series of teaching workshops featuring top notch instruction in lead and harmony vocals; guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, and dobro; instrument set-up & maintenance; as well as clogging & old-time dance. Ranging from 3-hour afternoon & evening sessions to weekend-long workshops with 12 hours of instruction time, we include something for all experience levels & often subsidize events in order to keep the cost of participation affordable. Instructors are chosen based on their abilities to teach effectively & relate well to their students. The general public is invited to attend.

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.

Upcoming Workshops

Location: Irish Cultural Centre, 6452 - 35 Ave NW, Calgary

Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

In order to promote 'Bluegrass in the Community', we have established a program to facilitate bluegrass band performances in schools, hospitals and seniors' residences at no cost to the beneficiaries.

As a final note, volunteers are the backbone of our organization & we greatly appreciate their participation in helping our events run smoothly.

The Andrew Collins Trio

November 18, 2018

Chris Jones and the Night Drivers

February 23, 2019

The Slocan Ramblers

March 23, 2019