Author Archives: Heidi Muller

Caleb Samples Untouched Ground CD Release, March 24, Enterprise, OR

Join singer/songwriter, guitarist, fiddler, mandolin and bass player Caleb Samples (yep, he does all of that!) at his CD Release Concert on Thursday, March 26 at 7:00 pm at the OK Theatre, West. Main St., Enterprise, OR. Heidi and Bob will be performing along with Janis Carper, Henry Kinsley and others. Caleb recorded his Untouched Ground CD with Bob as engineer… this project has taken over two years and is a really wonderful collection of honest, folk-Americana songs and catchy instrumentals. The CD will be available at CDBaby and local outlets.

Dulcimer Workshops, Jan. 23, Happy Valley, OR

Mountain Dulcimer Workshops taught by Heidi Muller and Bob Webb – Saturday, January 23 from 12:00 – 4:00, at New Seasons Market in Happy Valley (15861 SE Happy Valley Town Center Drive, 97086). Bob will offer two 90-minute workshops for advanced-beginner to intermediate players, and Heidi will teach two for Intermediate level and up, held at 12:00-1:30 and 2:15-3:45. Cost is $25 for one or $45 for both; pre-registration is required. For more information or to sign up, please email Deb Richard at dranner63@gmail.com or call Denice Karstetter at 503-505-0972.

In Concert, Portland Folk Music Society, Jan. 22

Heidi Muller and Bob Webb are excited to perform in concert on Friday, January 22 for the Portland Folk Music Society. Show starts at 7:30 and doors open at 7:00. For details and tickets, please see www.portlandfolkmusic.org.

St. David of Wales Episcopal Church

2800 SE Harrison St

Portland, OR 97214

(located just east of the Ladd’s Addition neighborhood, midway between Hawthorne and Division)

Passim, Sat., Sept. 26 at 3:00 pm with Gail Finnie

Gail and Heidi are excited to perform one of their long-awaited reunion concerts, performing songs both solo and together on guitar and Appalachian dulcimer. They played years ago as a duo in the Boston area but went on to become solo performers, each on their own coast! This is a Matinee from about 3:00 – 5:00 pm. It will also stream worldwide on Concertwindow.com so you can see it from anywhere!

Cambridge, MA – Club Passim Matinee Concert with Gail Finnie

Saturday, Sept. 26, 3:00 – 5:00 (Matinee)

Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door

Buy online at: http://www.passim.org/calendar  (click on our Sept. 26 listing)

*Concert can also be viewed online on ConcertWindow.com – check out this great way to see concerts streaming in real time from all over the country!

Artist info:  www.gailfinnie.com / www.heidimuller.com

W-gail-finnie-rs-214x300 Heidi Muller photo

Dulcimer Workshops & Concert, Latham, NY – Sept. 20

Heidi Muller will teach two Mountain Dulcimer workshops and give a 45-minute concert on Sunday, September 20, 2015, at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 15 Ridge Place, in Latham, NY. Workshops will run 1:30 to 2:45 and 3:00 to 4:15, and the concert is planned for 4:45 to 5:30. The event is sponsored by DAA (Dulcimer Association of Albany).

Workshops: $25 for one or $45 for both (includes concert)

Concert admission only: $5.00

To sign up for workshops, please email CarolLynn Langley at langley.clms@gmail.com

Artist Info: www.heidimuller.com

Workshop Details:

1:30 – 2:45     West Virginia Fiddle Tunes (Novice to Intermediate)

Learn some toe-tapping, old-time music from West Virginia’s fiddle tradition in the keys of D, G and A. We’ll play tunes from Sherman Hammons, Melvin Wine and others, using strumming and slides. Please bring capo.

3:00 – 4:15     Playing Together in Parts (Novice to Intermediate)

We’ll play some fun and beautiful pieces together in two and three parts, including a round, waltzes, and more. Parts will range from easy to more challenging, including strumming, fingerpicking and flatpicking.

Colorado Dulcimer Festival, Feb. 6-7, Littleton, CO

Heidi and Bob are so pleased to be invited to teach at the 12th Annual Colorado Dulcimer Festival! It’s on Friday-Saturday, Feb. 6-7 at the Saint James Presbyterian Church, 3601 West Belleview Ave., Littleton, CO 80123 (just outside of Denver).

Special pre-festival classes will also be held on Thursday, Feb. 5. Heidi will be offering a special class in mountain dulcimer, “Make Your Music Flow,” for advanced beginners and up. (see the separate post on this tour calendar for details) 

There are many other instructors in mountain and hammered dulcimer at the festival – for all the details and registration fees, please see www.coloradodulcimerfestival.com.

Coffeyville, KS Humanities Residency, Sept. 22-26

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.

Harmony Harvest, Lancaster, OH, Sept. 19-20

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.