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Our beloved friend and fellow musician Michael Wolff passed away on June 14th after a tragic accident. Michael was deeply devoted to his faith, his family, his friends, his dog Boris, and especially helping anyone in need. He loved Irish music and that love inspired him to learn to play the bodhrán. Michael soon became a fixture in the Irish music community and was often present at any Irish session or musical event. He was always ready to help, always smiling and dearly loved by many. He played fully with his heart and he is deeply missed. Michael's life will be celebrated with a memorial rosary (9:30am) and mass (10:00am) on Friday July 11, 2014 at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5310 Claremont NE. Potluck reception will follow services at the German-American Club, 4821 Menaul Blvd NE, in Albuquerque. Contributions may be made to any Bank of the West locations. Use reference #035327031.

 

*        Hammered Dulcimer for Advanced Beginners - George Miles, Instructor. This group class will be an opportunity for beginning hammer dulcimer players with some experience to slowly and methodically take their skills to higher levels on a progressive basis. This new Advanced Beginner's group will be an on-going, monthly session that will focus on applying basic techniques to various forms of music in an ensemble setting. We will apply our knowledge of strategic hammer patterns, ornamentation, and musicality to music arranged in multiple voices. Please note: as a consideration to other members of the group, please be sure your dulcimer is tuned when you arrive.

3rd Saturday of each month beginning July 19th           11:00am - 12:00 pm             Fee: $20

 

*        Bodhrán Workshop: All Levels – Dain Forsythe, Instructor. Begin your journey or strengthen your skills at this 2-hour intensive class. Get a jump start on playing this dynamic Irish Drum or sharpen your existing skills. This two-hour intensive will provide you with the basics and far more. Bring your drum, borrow one from Dain, or just bring a pizza box! (yeah, that's right - a pizza box!) - don't miss this opportunity to learn rudimentary, intermediate, or advanced skills to begin or hone your style.

• Learn rudimentary skills.
• Build your strength and stamina.
• Learn to sing while playing the bodhrán.
• Gain strategies for solid practicing habits.
• Explore the role of the bodhrán in contemporary and traditional Irish music.
• Develop a solo.
• Sharpen your understanding of Irish rhythms.

Learn from one of the finest:
"In addition to his fine musicianship, Dain's thoughtfulness and attention to detail have made him an excellent teacher. He clearly has taken a great deal of care to learn about his chosen genre and to translate that understanding into practical help for his students." - Randal Bays http://www.randalbays.com


Check out Dain's web page at: http://finnsthumb.com/teaching/  Call Apple Mountain Music at 505-237-2048 to register.

Saturday afternoon, July 19, 2014           4:00pm – 6:00pm           Fee: $20

 

*        NM Dulcimer Festival Benefit Concert! – The New Mexico Dulcimer Association presents an afternoon of wonderful music to benefit the NM Dulcimer Festival coming up this October 17th and 18th. This benefit event will combine a concert and an open mic segment, with refreshments provided. The first half will feature in concert, Desert Dulcimers, Music for All Seasons and Hammer Weavers. The second half will be open to everyone interested in participating in the open mic portion of the concert, two-song maximum. Come and support the festival! This concert will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE in Albuquerque. To reserve your seat, call 505-237-2048.

Sunday afternoon July 20, 2014           2:00pm – 4:00pm           Admission: $10 cash at the door, children under 12 are free

 

*        Mountain Dulcimer Tunes & Rounds - Irma Reeder, Instructor. Spend some time learning fresh arrangements of old favorites as well as new songs. We will work our way through melodies, harmonies, and accompaniments. Enjoy a morning of music! Call Apple Mountain Music at 505-237-2048 to register.
Saturday morning July 26, 2014           9:00am - 11:00am           Fee: $25 plus tax payable to Irma Reeder

 

*        How to Sing in the Shower: Empowering Ourselves and Embracing the Joy of Singing One Day WorkshopCathleen Wilder, Instructor. If you can talk, you can sing! This fun, supportive and highly informative workshop is a great opportunity to sing your favorite songs while learning key skills that will help you sing your best. Together we will:

  -Examine the myth of tone deafness the role of energy, movement and breath in freeing our voices
  -Explore the positive role of singing in our lives & confront the obstacles that deprive many of us of that joy.
  -Get silly, dance around, make weird faces, and break taboos
  -Learn exercises to develop vocal control: breath support, range and projection
  -Sing songs together and (optional) perform them for each other
  -Discuss strategies for reducing and managing performance anxiety

Singer, teacher, workshop presenter and author Cathleen Wilder has been teaching the popular How to Sing in the Shower classes and workshops for twenty years. A dynamic, fun and inspiring teacher, her uniquely effective style draws from a variety of disciplines including, yoga, dance, world music, psychology and spirituality. 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.
Call Apple Mountain Music at 505-237-2048 to register. Note: Bring a blanket or yoga mat. a sack lunch and (optional) a recording device for the exercises.

Sunday, August 3, 2014           10:30am - 5:30pm           Fee: $120

 

*       An Irish Summer – Liz Madden & Friends - An Irish Summer features the dazzling voice of Irish singer/songwriter Liz Madden accompanied by the wonderful Danielle Frabutt, Chris Nolan and Dain Forsythe! Liz has performed worldwide crossing boundaries from Celtic, Folk, Jazz and Classical music. With twelve albums to her credit, her voice and songwriting skills have been described as "second to none". Liz and friends will perform an evening of Irish and Folk music and song, featuring some well-known pieces taken from the traditional and modern repertoire and some original music. This house concert will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE in Albuquerque. Space is limited so reserve your seat early! Call 505-237-2048.

Saturday evening           August 23, 2014 7:00pm           Admission: $15 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for visiting,

 

 

Debra

 

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...

 

Harps of Serenity - A Beginner's Harp Circle

  1st Saturday of the month.

11:30 - 1:00pm

Fee: $5.00

 

Jamming for Fun/Beginner's Jam

2nd Saturday of the month

2:00 pm to 3:30pm

 

Intro to 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

 

Canterbury Harp Ensemble

1st 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

 George Miles, Instructor. This group class will be an opportunity for beginning hammer dulcimer players with some experience to slowly and methodically take their skills to higher levels on a progressive basis. This new Advanced Beginner's group will be an on-going, monthly session that will focus on applying basic techniques to various forms of music in an ensemble setting. We will apply our knowledge of strategic hammer patterns, ornamentation, and musicality to music arranged in multiple voices. Please note: as a consideration to other members of the group, please be sure your dulcimer is tune when you arrive.

3rd Saturday of each month

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Fee: $20

 

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