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Albuquerque, NM 87111
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*       Paradiso and Rasamayi - In Concert - Enter the Aum - Join internationally renowned sound healers and back-to-back Best New Age Album of the Year Award winners Paradiso and Rasamayi in an utterly unique, powerful and transformative meditative concert! Carnegie Hall didjeridoo artist Paradiso and Singing Bowl Alchemy Master-Teacher Rasamayi‘s live events create spiritual soundscapes in which 48 states’ attendees have frequently reported experiences of unprecedented and profound meditation; visions of their guides, life purpose and past lives; and profound healing of acute and chronic emotional, physical and other dis-ease. Within these multidimensional journeys you will hear “Sage,” the world’s largest quartz crystal didjeridoo, “Ezra,” the Kundalini serpent didjeridoo; crystal singing bowls infused with gems and minerals including citrine, platinum, morganite, azeztulite, diamond, gong - and more. Paradiso and Rasamayi have served in festivals, healing centers, yoga studios and New Thought churches nationwide and have co-created projects and events with luminaries including Michael Bernard Beckwith, Neale Donald Walsch, Dr. Masaru Emoto and Steven Halpern. This house concert will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd NE in Albuquerque. Please reserve your seat in advance by calling 505-237-2048.

Monday evening May 9, 2016 7:00pm Admission: $22 advance, $33 day of show


*       Bernice Lewis In Concert - With almost four decades of performing festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, colleges, and house concerts, along with a half dozen acclaimed CDs, singer/songwriter Bernice Lewis has built a solid national fan base. She is also a published poet, a producer, and an educator extraordinaire. Lewis — who studied vocal improvisation with Bobby McFerrin, guitar technique with Alex DeGrassi and Guy van Duser, and songwriting with Rosanne Cash and Cris Williamson — has been a featured performer on NPR’s Mountain Stage program, as well as at the Kennedy Center. In 2008, she was awarded an Artist in Residence position by the National Park Service, where she served on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. In 1987, she was a finalist in the prestigious New Folk Songwriting Contest at the Kerrville (Texas) Folk Festival, where she continues to be a main stage favorite. Her ballad, “Bridges That Hold,” was included in Peter, Paul and Mary’s Lifelines video (PBS). She was featured in Yoga Journal for her work with sound and yoga, and has shared the stage with many renowned artists, including Dar Williams, Dixie Chicks, Patty Griffin, Pete Seeger, Ellis Paul, Rory Block, Livingston Taylor, Odetta, Christine Lavin, Marty Sexton, Patty Larkin, Catie Curtis, Mary Gauthier… it’s a long list. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to see Bernice in concert! This house concert will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd NE, in Albuquerque. Please call 505-237-2048 in advance to reserve your seat as space is very limited.
Friday evening May 20, 2016           7:00pm          Admission: $15


*       Liz Madden In Concert - Irish vocalist and songwriter Liz Madden returns to Apple Mountain Music on May 21st for her only show here this year. Liz will perform an evening of music taken from her latest release LEGACY along with some other well-known pieces in Irish and Folk Music. A classically trained vocalist from a traditional Irish music family, her voice and songwriting skills have been described as "second to none".
Liz has toured globally, headlining events such as the Festival Interceltique de Lorient (France), Nobel Women's Initiative, World Music Festival (Israel), 7th Folk & Art Festival (China), Albuquerque Folk Festival (USA) and the Rio Grande Celtic Festival(USA). Liz was formerly the front-woman for international duo RUA, recording 3 albums with the label Celtic Collections. She is currently a member of the world music group, SHISHONNAH. Liz has contributed to over 12 albums and her new album "Legacy" was written and produced with Fionan de Barra (RUNA, Clannad, Keith & Kristyn Getty) and features Emmy winner Joanie Madden (Cherish the Ladies) and guest artist Eamonn de Barra (Slide). As a songwriter and vocalist, Liz has had tracks featured in Film and hit TV shows worldwide. Liz recently recorded with Billy Sherwood of YES, and other collaborations to date include, Richard Cottle (Tina Turner, Eric Clapton), JMZ (Bjork), Paul Barrett (U2, Sinead O'Connor) and world renowned jazz guitarist Nigel Clark (Carol Kidd). Her writing accomplishments include taking Best Irish Entry and runner up at the International Song of Peace contest and she was a finalist in this year’s Pan Celtic International Song Contest. In 2015 Liz was nominated at the New Mexico Music Awards for Best Folk Song. Most recently Liz recorded three new songs for the world famous Celtic Twilight Music Series for Valley Entertainment NY. She is also in pre-production narrating a new documentary on Ireland and she is currently preparing for the upcoming Irish DVD Show MEETING AT THE CROSSROADS which features some of the best musicians in Irish music today. Liz will be accompanied on the night by well-known guitarist/composer Karl J. Shaw.
This house concert will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd NE in Albuquerque. Please call 505-237-2048 in advance for tickets as space is very limited.
Saturday evening May 21, 2016 7:00pm Admission: $18


*       All Levels Bodhrán Class - Dain Forsythe, Instructor. This six-week course will introduce at least three basic rhythms: the 4/4 March, the Reel, and the Jig, and will cover the bodhrán’s historic and current role in Irish traditional music. I will introduce more advanced rhythms and techniques to those in need of more challenging material.

Develop - physical technique
crisp execution
strong listening skills
tune form/cycle comprehension
cooperative session skills
rhythmic accuracy
inside hand (tone/pitch) facility

After completing this course you should be prepared to execute the three rhythms well enough to play them in a “slow session” and/or begin developing your own exploratory approaches at home and out-n-about. Each class session will last 1.5 hours. We will use Stephan Hannigan’s text The Bodhran Book, available for purchase at Apple Mountain Music. The ability to read music, although helpful, is NOT required. Classes will take place at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche NE, Albuquerque. Please call 505.237.2048 to register.
Wednesday evenings, June 1 through July 6, 2016 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Fee: $85


*       Albuquerque Folk Festival - Please join us Saturday June 4th at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum for the annual Albuquerque Folk Festival where you can learn how to sing, dance and play or just jam with other musicians - to your heart's content! There will also be great entertainment on four stages with a different act every other words, too many to list here! For a list of performers and a festival schedule, check the website at There are plenty of activities for everyone, including a special venue just for kids, a place where kids can try out various musical instruments, giant puppets roaming the grounds, Explora! activities, and more. And kids 11 and under get in free! Advance admission is $15. You may purchase advanced tickets online at the abqfolkfest website or purchase then at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE in Albuquerque. You may also buy them at the gate for $20. There are also special rates for students, military, and kids. Camping is available Friday at 3 pm until Sunday at noon so you can spend the weekend at the Festival. Gates open at 10 am. Activities go from 10:30 am - 10:30 pm. Balloon Fiesta Park is located at 9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE. Be sure to visit the Apple Mountain Music vendor tent where we will be hosting several jam sessions and additional workshops for your enjoyment! Check with us prior for a schedule. See you there!

Note: The Festival will be presenting a special benefit concert on Friday evening June 3rd featuring Ray Wiley Hubbard. For tickets and more info visit


*       Harp Meditations, a Recital by Julietta Rabens - Please join us for a very special evening of music. Harpist  will perform original works for lap harp, lever harp, and double strung harp for a magical, relaxing evening of sound.

Individual pieces include:
Seven Preludes and Petite Suite for lap harp (original compositions)
Blackbird Songs (arranged folk tunes) for lever harp
Winter's Wooden Lace, Reveries, and Saturniid Nocturnes for double strung harp (original compositions)

This recital 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.
Saturday evening, June 11, 2016 7 :00 - 8:30pm Admission $10


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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...



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 


Gregg Daigle's Early Bird Slow Bluegrass Jam
2nd Saturday of the month
9:00am - 10:30am


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


Hammered Dulcimer for Advanced Beginners

 3rd Saturday of each month

11:00am - 12:00 pm

Fee: $20



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