Workshop locations will be posted in the lobby of the main auditorium. – Please note that they may be subject to possible changes/additions.

Attendance at our workshops is included with your Saturday, Sunday or weekend pass. Whether you play an instrument or are just a big fan of the teacher(s), it’s a great opportunity to learn in an intimate setting. Workshop instructors share techniques and anecdotes, their philosophy about performing and answer questions you might have.


(subject to possible minor changes)

Band Ensemble Workshop with Special Consensus (2013)

Band Ensemble Workshop with Special Consensus (2013) photo by Nancy Bay

 Workshops will be held at 10:00 Saturday and Sunday by selected band members.








Saturday 10:00am

Banjo                                    Frank Evans                         Slocan Ramblers

Beginning banjo                 Chuck Holloway                  instructor, Eugene, OR.

Guitar                                    Darryl Poulsen                   Slocan Ramblers

Bass                                        Alastair Whitehead             Slocan Ramblers

Fiddle                                     Lee Calendar                       The Warren G Hardings

Vocal                                      Terry Enyeart                      Me and the Boys

Mandolin                              Roger Ferguson                  Me and the Boys


Sunday 10:00am

Banjo                                     Justin Jenkins                      Alan Bibey and Grasstowne

Guitar                                    Tony Watt                            Alan Bibey and Grasstowne

Mandolin                              Alan Bibey                            Grasstowne

Dobro                                    Michael Kilby                       North Country

Fiddle                                     Laura Urshaw                      Alan Bibey and Grasstowne

Bass                                        Zack Mclamb                       Alan Bibey and Grasstowne


Sometimes people ask why all the workshops take place at the same time. We know it can be tough deciding which one to attend when you’d like to go to several. It comes down to logistics, available space, and teachers. The workshops are taught by the band performers, so it’s a wonderful opportunity to learn from an accomplished master. Please keep in mind that they also need to rehearse for their performance sets, have meals, rest and then go play on stage. The festival is jam-packed with activities and there is limited time and space to hold all of them.

Check out the Mandolin Tasting event under the Things to Do section – always a fun time!