Saturday, March 23rd
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.
- 1:00 - 2:30 Instrument workshops on bass, mandolin, banjo and guitar (all levels)
- 30 minute break
- 3:00 - 4:30 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.