Heidi will do a program for the Coffeyville Humanities Project entitled “Mountain Roots, Mountain Music: West Virginia.” She will present it at the Coffeyville Community College on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 10:30 am in the Theatre; plus in senior centers, care centers and selected Caney High School classes.
Heidi’s program will present stories and songs about West Virginia, from its birth as a state during the Civil War to the melting pot of immigrants working side by side that led to ongoing customs, language, and music found there today. West Virginia is the only Appalachian state located entirely in the mountains, and the land itself has helped preserve traditions and older ways of life. Come learn about the real rednecks and hillbillies.
21st Annual Harmony Harvest Dulcimer Festival
Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 157 East Fair Avenue, Lancaster, OH
Friday-Sun., Sept. 19-21
Heidi will perform in the Friday night concert and teach workshops on Saturday:
9:00-10:00 am Fingerpicked Dulcimer Duos (in Round Bldg) (Intermediate)
For those who already know how to fingerpick – we’ll create beautiful harmoniesas we fingerpick music arranged for two parts plus an occasional bass part.(Bass dulcimers welcome). Songs will include a Swedish waltz, Hard TimesCome Again No More, and more if time permits.
10:30-11:30 am Writing Your Story into Song (in Country Church) (All Welcome)
Come ready to write – we’ll do at least one writing exercise and discuss how to shape one of your favorite personal stories into a song, with verse, chorus and bridge. We’ll also address how to create a melody, tempo and chord structure that serves the lyrics. Bring a notebook, pen or pencil, an instrument if you wish (or sing a cappella) and let’s help you write a memorable song.
Registration for Harmony Harvest: $20 for participants, and $5.00 for non-participants.
The Watershed Arts Alliance presents a Beginners Dulcimer Workshop and Concert with Heidi Muller on Thursday, September 18 at the Carnegie Community Arts Center, 107 N. Main St., Somerset, KY.
5:00-7:00 pm Beginners Dulcimer Workshop (cost $25 / $20 for Watershed members)
8:00 – 9:00 pm Concert – FREE!
“Dulcimer Doins at the Green House,” 639 East Euclid Ave., Springfield, OH Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
Mountain Dulcimer Workshops & Concert with Heidi Muller
1:30 – 2:30 Dulcimer Duos – Have some fun playing two-part melodies and harmonies with flatpicking and strumming. Tunes will range from easy to challenging including Irish/Scottish tunes and more!
3:00 – 4:00 West Virginia Fiddle Tunes – We’ll learn some toe-tapping music from West Virginia’s fiddle tradition using traditional strumming or hammers and pulls. Tunes are from the Hammons Family, Wilson Douglas and others.
6:30 pm Concert $10 if not taking workshops – Jam afterwards
Workshops $20 for one, $30 for two (includes concert)
Kick off the fall with mountain dulcimer workshops and a performance by Heidi on Sat., September 13. All players invited at no charge! Held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1081 Willis Branch Road, Richmond, KY. Schedule for the day:
9:30-10:30 Using the Capo with Songs in DAD
10:30-11:30 Lefthand Techniques from Chords to Hammer-ons
1:00-1:45 Heidi Muller performance
2:00-4:00 Repertoire – Songs in parts including waltzes and more
Info: email tadams2004 “at” bellsouth.net
Heidi will teach her 9th consecutive year with Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley, WV, giving a Beginners’ Mountain Dulcimer Class for the Road Scholar program. For information and registration, see www.roadscholar.org.