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Concert of Distinctive Duos to kickoff the 2017 Winter Village Music Festival






            10 String Symphony                Suitcase (Judy Hyman & Jeff Claus)                              
The 2017 Winter Village Music Festival opens on Thursday, May 2 with two distinctive duos – the Nashville-based 10 String Symphony & Ithaca’s own Suitcase – both rooted in old time fiddle music while creating highly original […]

By |February 14th, 2017|Winter Village BlueGrass|0 Comments

Join Us for the Saturday Night Little Big Show_March 4

         The Barefoot Movement                         Jeremy Kittel Trio                                     Paris Texas
For the past 5 years, Winter Village has held the Saturday night concert – The Big Show […]

By |February 11th, 2017|Winter Village BlueGrass|0 Comments

Fiddle & Mandolin Master Classes with Jeremy Kittel & Josh Pinkham

Sunday, March 5, 2017
Fiddle Master Class with Jeremy Kittel
1:30 to 3:30pm @ La Tourelle
$40 Adults; $30 Students
RESERVE YOUR SEAT (limited to 25 students)
Mandolin Master Class with Josh Pinkham
4:00 to 6:00pm @ La Tourelle
$40 Adults; $30 Students
RESERVE YOUR SEAT (limited to 25 students)
These master classes are designed for intermediate and advanced players, […]

By |February 11th, 2017|Winter Village BlueGrass|0 Comments

About the Winter Village 2017 Headliners – Jeremy Kittel Trio, The Barefoot Movement & 10 String Symphony

The Jeremy Kittel Trio

Jeremy Kittel is an award-winning fiddler, violinist, and composer. The Compass Records recording artist is a master in Celtic, classical, jazz, and bluegrass traditions, and is gifted in fusing and revitalizing these diverse styles. Jeremy was a member of the Turtle Island Quartet for five years and has also worked with Mark […]

By |February 7th, 2017|Winter Village BlueGrass|0 Comments

Welcome to Winter Village Music Festival 2017

Welcome to the 7th annual Winter Village Music Festival.  While at a new time, Winter Village presents the same eclectic blend of progressive acoustic music – bluegrass, old time & swing with an infusion of celtic music to celebrate the St. Patricks Day season.  Winter Village features four concerts in the La Tourelle Music […]

By |February 5th, 2017|Winter Village BlueGrass|0 Comments

Singing, Songs & Songwriting at Falling Waters

This year, Falling Waters is offering many more workshops for singers, songwriters and band members by Susie Burke & David Surette and members of the Lonely Heartstring Band.
Susie Burke with David Surette

FRIDAY, 2:30 PM: Vocal Play (All Levels): This workshop allows us to explore the incredible range of expression in the voice, when we […]

By |January 21st, 2017|Winter Village BlueGrass|0 Comments

Double Bass x 2 at Falling Waters Music Camp

Have you ever wondered why the bass is sometimes called a ‘double bass”?  Well, according to the definitive Wikipedia…..”The double bass or simply the bass (and numerous other names) is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra. It is a transposing instrument and is typically notated one octave higher […]

By |January 21st, 2017|Winter Village BlueGrass|0 Comments

The Mandolins of Falling Waters

Attendees Falling Waters in 2017 features some very fine mandolinists including Matt Witler of the Lonely Heartstring Band teaching bluegrass and swing; David Surette teaching celtic, old-time and new england styles, and Rick Manning covering a variety of styles.

Matt Witler (Lonely Heartstring Band) – Bluegrass Mandolin & Guitar

Bio: Matt Witler grew up in Los […]

By |January 20th, 2017|Winter Village BlueGrass|0 Comments

Falling Waters Camp Concert Lineups

This year the Falling Waters Music Camp features 3 three evening concerts all at the La Tourelle ‘Music Hall’ (downstairs) and all beginning at 7:30pm.
Thursday, January 26, 2017:  Loren & Mark Guitar Duo
BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE  $20 advance/$25 at door ($15 for registered campers)

Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb share a unique musical chemistry and […]

By |January 14th, 2017|Winter Village BlueGrass|0 Comments

Falling Waters Music Camp Banjo Breakdown

Blog post by FWMC banjo instructor Paul Fairbanks

This evening I pulled out my 1974 Bluegrass Banjo instructional book written by Pete Wernick.  It’s a first edition – dog eared and weathered after years of me coaxing songs from the pages. As I looked through the book, a couple of things sprang to mind. First, what a […]

By |January 12th, 2017|Winter Village BlueGrass|0 Comments