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Strung Together: Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival
On the Sea in Searsport, Maine

September 13-15, 2019

Strung Together:

A Combined Old Time and Bluegrass Event

“A Fine Old Time on Penobscot Bay”

Welcome all players and listeners that appreciate old time and bluegrass music to a weekend of playing, learning, sharing and listening with some of the best old time players in New England.  Vacationland Bluegrass Jam Camp is teaming up with the Old Time Campout to create a joint Old Time and Bluegrass Event: Strung Together, A Fine Old Time on Penobscot Bay which is held at one of the most beautiful outdoor jam spaces on the planet in Searsport, Maine.


Sammy and Nadine in Searsport, ME –

Workshops, Gumbo, Concert!

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Here’s your chance to spend an hour or six with Sammy and Nadine~ members of the acclaimed Foghorn String band hailing from the Gaspe Peninsula.  This intimidate evening will be an incredible opportunity to jam, participate in a workshop (fiddle and/or harmony singing (no experience necessary)), prepare and share a communal Gumbo dinner with the chance to ask questions, hear tales of performing on the road and sharing musical memories.  After dinner, relax and enjoy the concert.

Come to the Searsport Mill and join Sammy and Nadine for their concert, their delicious gumbo, their fiddle and harmony workshops, or the whole shebang!

The Old Time Music Players & Makers Guild of Maine have made this evening possible at the Mermaid Plaza in Searsport (One East Main Street).  All ages/ families are welcome to the concert. Dancing is encouraged.  Free parking. Email us if you need a place to camp.

Nadine Landry and Stephen “Sammy” Lind play traditional old time fiddle music that has been passed on for hundreds of years, classics of the south west Louisiana Cajun dance halls and songs that could have filled a 50’s smoky bar jukebox. They have an extensive knowledge of and passion for traditional music. Listen here https://youtu.be/vIqufyaU_vM and read more about them below!

Fiddle Workshop: 3pm -4pm
“I like to teach fiddle by jumping right in and teaching tunes. With old time fiddling, the bowing is probably the most important factor. There is a lot of syncopation in old time fiddling rhythm, so this will be the focus of every tune. In this workshop I will discuss cross tuning the fiddle, or alternate tunings, which really give that desired “old time” sound to a tune.”

Harmony Singing: 4:15-5:15
“This class is designed for anyone who wants to sing and learn how to sing harmony. We will break down the discipline of singing two and three part harmony songs and will provide terminology, experience in hearing and feeling harmony intervals and guidelines. No experience necessary, all levels, vocal ranges and genders welcome! It is such a beautiful feeling to sing in harmony with other people, come give it a try!”

Music Jam and Eat Gumbo: 5:30-7:30

Sammy and Nadine in Concert! : 7:30pm

$20 per Workshop
$10 for Gumbo Dinner, BYOB
Free Jamming!
$15 for the Concert (call about family price special)
$40 for one workshop, gumbo and concert
$60 for both workshops, gumbo and concert  Register today

More Detailed Bio:
Raised in a musical family on the east coast of Quebec, Nadine has dedicated herself to music for over 15 years. She has performed and taught vocals, upright bass and guitar in over a dozen countries and doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon!

Born in Minnesota, Sammy Lind has established himself as one of the most critically acclaimed old time fiddle players in the world. Co-founder of the Oregon based Foghorn Stringband, Sammy has traveled the world playing and teaching a vast repertoire of tunes from Appalachia and the Midwest. His playing reflects tremendous respect and passion for all the fiddle players and old recordings he spent countless hours learning from.
After living in the Yukon for years, they have recently relocated in Nadine’s home town in the Gaspé Coast. Together they play tunes fiddles, old country and Cajun songs. Alternating between fiddle, banjo, guitar and accordion, they play true to the roots of American music with energy and respect. They currently perform as a duo, with Foghorn Stringband, and with Cajun Country Revival.

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Let us know you’re coming. Donations collected at the door. Email, message or call to help us get a head count.

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Uncle Charlie Barnett Lowe’s Tune and Sugar Hill by Nadine Landry and Stephen “Sammy” Lind
https://youtu.be/LEyhfIQDoOY via @YouTube

Old Time Music Campout                       September 13-15, 2019

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