Upper Potomac Spring Music Weekend
March 28-30, 2008   

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Evening programs

Friday, March 28 :
  8PM Pub Sing with John All are invited to retire to the pub for an after dinner drink and a rousing pub sing.  Students are encouraged to share songs with an appropriate British Pub flavor, especially those with rousing choruses all can join in on.
  9PM English Country Dance
All are invited to join in the fun with a few English country dances.  They will be taught and are suitable to novice as well as experienced dancers.  Experienced musicians will be welcome in an Open Band with Peter, Paul and Mary at the helm!
  10PM Jams
A Slow Jam will take place in the Potomac Room led by Karen and Jody, a more uptempo jam will occur in the pub with Jenny Coxon and others will make this a truly special evening.

Saturday, March 29: 8PM  Showcase Concert       
            Folk Songs & Dance Melodies of Merry England
This concert travels back across the water for it's inspiration to songs and melodies that have been around for centuries, describing the life of the working man, celebrating the seasons and providing entertainment for an evening of dance for peasants and royalty alike.
Opening with a set of songs by folksinger extraordinaire
John Roberts, accompanying himself on banjo and concertina we'll hear timeless songs of the season, the working man, of the sea and of the pub. Jenny Coxon has for many years been one of the leading players of the hammered dulcimer in England, playing a vast traditional and eclectic repertoire in folk bands, at morris dance gatherings and in dance bands for English ceilidhs. Peter Barnes and Mary Lea play flute and fiddle the English dance band Bare Necessities, whose lush sound and intricate orchestrations of this beautiful repertoire has inspired dancers across the country and abroad for over 25 years. Joined by multi-instrumentalist, Paul Oorts on mandolin, guitar, accordion and more, this new Peter, Paul and Mary trio is sure to have you dancing in your seat and in the aisles.

At Harpers Ferry Junior High School. 

Co-sponsored with Shepherdstown Music & Dance.   Tickets are available to the general public at $15 for adults, $12 seniors,  $10 SMD members and $8 children and students.

Peter, Mary & Paul lead the open band

Play in the Friday Night Dance Band??!!

Some Likely Dances For the Friday Night Dance

Portsmouth dml 2/2 GM , Jack's Health dml 6/8 am , Bar a Bar dml 2/4 dm,
Mr. Isaac's M dml 3/2 CM, Key to the Cellar tml 3/2 em,
Freeford Gardens dml 2/4 GM, Alice dml 3/4 AM,
Barbarini's T dml 2/4 DM, Christina dml 2/2 FM, Dusty Miller tcs 3/2 GM

Upper Potomac Dulcimer Fest     PO Box 1474, Shepherdstown, WV    25443
(304) 263-2531      updf@earthlink.net     www.dulcimerfest.org