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10301 Comanche NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505. 237.2048


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*       Laughing Spirit Chorus Spring Session - Cathleen Wilder, Instructor. Please join us for this fun, supportive choir! We will sing rounds and part songs from a variety of genres including folk, spirituals, madrigals and more! The term will culminate with a low-key performance. No experience necessary, but regular attendance, the basic ability to carry a tune, and the willingness to have fun are! Whether you sang in a choir back in school, church, or anywhere else, this is your opportunity to do it again! Maybe you have always wanted to sing in a choir - now is your chance! Singer, teacher, and workshop presenter, Cathleen Wilder has been teaching the popular How to Sing in the Shower classes for over twenty years and is the former director of the Laughing Spirit Chorus. A dynamic, fun and inspiring teacher, her uniquely effective style draws from a variety of disciplines including, yoga, dance, world music, psychology and spirituality, not to mention 15 years of singing with top-notch choirs including the Eugene Bach Festival Chorus and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. A west coast native, Cathleen has brought her playful, holistic, non-judgmental teaching style to a numerous venues including Seattle Folklife, the Seattle World Rhythm Festival, Willamette Valley Folk Festival and Breitenbush Hotsprings Retreat Center. Her work has been reviewed by the Seattle Times, the Los Angeles Times and on Weekend America. This class will be held at Apple Mountain Music. Space in this class is limited so early registration is recommended. Please call 505-237-2048 to register.

Saturday afternoons, April 11 - June 27, 2015           4:00pm - 5:30pm           Fee: $120 for Sopranos, $60 for Tenors and Basses


*       John Grimm & Beverly Smith In Concert - John Grimm and Beverly Smith live in the mountains of North Georgia in the beautiful little town of Dahlonega, in Lumpkin County. For the past 25 years, John has owned and operated the towns music store, Vintage Music, while Beverly toured the world in various band configurations. Since 2010 John and Beverly have been performing together at festivals, concerts, workshops and dances across the country and abroad. Their performances feature traditional country duets, fiddle tunes and originals. They choose their songs well; their traditional songs and tunes reveal a deep familiarity with and great love for the genre. From archaic banjo and haunting fiddle tunes to raucous hillbilly singing and aching ballads they display an ease that sounds nothing but genuine. This is a rare opportunity to hear two of the best touring folk musicians. Visit their website at This house concert will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE in Albuquerque. Please call 505-237-2048 to reserve your seat as space is limited.

Friday evening May 1, 2015           7:00pm          Fee: $15


*       Slow Celtic Session – Tom Tunney, Host. Please join us from 10-12 am on the first Saturday of the month for a guaranteed SLOW Celtic session. The tune list will be limited to about a dozen tunes at a time so we can learn them from memory. We will work on how to learn the tunes using recordings and sheet music as well as various resources available online. It’s not necessary to know how to read music, but we will spend some time learning that if anyone is interested. All instruments are welcome, but you should be able to play at least at a beginner’s level. This will be a regular session every month continuing on the first Saturday of each month.
First Saturday of every month, next May 2, 2015           10:00am - 12:00pm          Fee: Donation


*       Liz Madden In Concert - Farewell Albuquerque…for now! – Liz Madden will present a farewell solo concert for 2015 before she moves from Albuquerque this Summer. This wonderful night of music will feature Chris Nolan, Danielle Frabutt and Dain Forsythe. Liz will perform music from her new album LEGACY along with plenty of wonderful Irish songs and music. With twelve prior albums to her credit, Liz Madden has performed worldwide and her voice and songwriting skills have been described as "second to none." This concert will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE, Albuquerque. Please call 505-237-2048 to reserve your seat as space is limited! Note: Liz's last concert was sold out so book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!
Friday evening May 8, 2015           7:00pm           Tickets: $15

*       Martin Hayes Irish Fiddle Workshop – Martin Hayes, Instructor. World-famous fiddler Martin Hayes will conduct this master class for all levels demonstrating bowing techniques, melody interpretations, variations and improvisations from Irish traditional music. This is a 2-hour class open to students at all levels. The playing of Irish fiddle virtuoso Martin Hayes releases the pure, distilled beauty and vast emotional depths of traditional Irish music. Martin plays in the unhurried, lyrical style of his native East County Clare. Martin has been an All-Ireland fiddle champion six times over, and has taken home a National Entertainment Award, the Irish equivalent of the Grammy, for Traditional Musician of the Year. This workshop will be held in the classroom at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE in Albuquerque. Click on Martin Hayes Workshop to register.

Wednesday evening May 13, 2015         6:30pm           Fee: $50


*       Dennis Cahill Guitar Workshop – Dennis Cahill, Instructor. Dennis Cahill will conduct a guitar master class demonstrating chord structure and the rhythmic aspect of tunes in the accompaniment of Irish music. This is a 2-hour class open to students at all levels. Chicago-born Cahill studied at Chicago's prestigious Music College before teaming up with fiddler Martin Hayes, creating one of traditional Irish music's best-loved contemporary duos. Their live performances weave tunes in what Martin describes as "a three-way conversation between the two of us and the music." Folk Roots UK raves, "Dennis Cahill's symbiotic guitar accompaniment is a crucial foil for Hayes' deliciously subtle displays of charming brilliance." This workshop will be held in the front store area at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE in Albuquerque. Click on Dennis Cahill Workshop to register.

Wednesday evening May 13, 2015           6:30pm           Fee: $50


*       Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill In Concert – AMP Concerts will host Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, two of the world's leading artists in traditional Irish music, at the Outpost Performance Space on Thursday evening May 14th. Please visit for more information and to purchase tickets.


*       Third Saturday Celtic Session - Tom Tunney, host. Please join us on the third Saturday afternoon of every month for an open Irish Session. All skill levels are welcome! This session is designed for anyone who wants to learn and practice Celtic tunes. We will start with a set list that contains about 100 common session tunes and we will add new ones when we master the first group. Basic session etiquette will be discussed and followed, but we will play at any easy tempo that is slower than a typical session, and the tunes will be repeated numerous times. The use of sheet music is welcomed, but memorizing tunes is encouraged. Click here for the set list. We hope you will take the set list with you to work on, and we will discuss resources that are available to help you learn the tunes at home. Looking forward to seeing you on the 3rd Saturday of every month!
3rd Saturday of every month           2:00pm - 4:00pm           Fee: Donation

Announcing new business hours! Starting the first week in September, Apple Mountain Music will be open Fridays from 11:00am - 5:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am - 4:00pm. We will be available by appointment only Monday through Thursday. Call 505-237-2048 or email Debra at to schedule a time. Apple Mountain Music will continue to host evening classes during the week, private lessons each day, workshops, classes and sessions on Saturdays and our wonderful house concerts! We sincerely appreciate the love and support from our musical community and look forward to continuing to serve you!

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Note: Please register early as workshops with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled. If this happens, we will be sure to promptly notify you by phone or email. Please make sure to leave a reliable phone and/or email address when registering and check your voice mail or email the day before the workshop is scheduled to take place. If your workshop is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, inclement weather, instructor illness, or any other reason, you will have the option of a full refund or funds being applied toward another workshop.


And Don't Forget...



New! Slow Celtic Session

1st Saturday of the month

10:00am – 12:00pm


Canterbury Harp Ensemble

1st Saturday of the month

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm 


Jamming for Fun/Beginner's Jam

2nd Saturday of the month

2:00 pm to 3:30pm


 Scottish Session

2nd Sunday of the month

2:00pm – 4:00pm


Open Irish Session

3rd Saturday of the month

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Apple Mountain Jam

 Intermediate to Advanced

4th Saturday of the month 

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Intermediate Hammered Dulcimer Class

2nd Saturday of the month

12:30 to 1:30 pm

Fee: $20


Hammered Dulcimer for Advanced Beginners

 3rd Saturday of each month

11:00am - 12:00 pm

Fee: $20



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