The Slocan Ramblers Workshops

05 05,2018 12:00:00 - 16:00:00
Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4 (CA)

Sign up for this incredibly rare opportunity to learn from Canada's best Bluegrass Musicians.

These guys have been giving instrument workshops at some of the biggest bluegrass festivals in the US.

Guitar The “Modes” of the Major Scale with Darryl Poulsen:  
Bass  Working on Bass Lines with Alastair Whitehead:  
Mandolin Approaching a Melody with Adrian Gross:  
Banjo Clawhammer vs Three Finger Style with Frank Evans: 
Band workshop: Playing together in a bluegrass band, roles of the instruments, and arranging songs.
doors at 12:00 and start the instrument sessions at 12:30-1:30
Break for 30 minutes
2:00-3:00 Band session (everyone)
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The Slocan Ramblers

05 05,2018 19:30:00 - 22:00:00
Engineered Air Theatre, 205 8th Ave SE, Calgary T2G 0K9 (Ca)

The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans (2015 Edmonton Folk Fest Emerging Artist Award recipients), have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene, built on their reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and their uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan.



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Red Girl

09 06,2018 19:30:00 - 22:00:00
Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4 (CA)


Redgirl is a light shade of bluegrass with some visible folk roots showing.

Fronted by the clear and fearless vocals of Anie Hepher: Redgirl’s music is built around her  pure and unfettered voice, clawhammer banjo, guitar and occasionally, a sassy ukulele.

Michael Hepher (married to the girl) on lead guitar, mandolin and backing vocals, brings a balance in harmony, humour and musical creativity to the songs and stories of the band.

Bringing it all home with wholesome and steady bass lines is Steve Jones on his “new” 1953 Kay upright bass.


2018 Shady Grove Bluegrass Music Festival

17 08,2018 17:00:00 - 19 08,2018 16:00:00
Broadway Farm, Township Road 162, Alberta T0L 1V0 (CA)