Ken Whiteley is a Canadian roots music legend. His musical journey has taken him from jug band, folk and swing to blues, gospel and children’s music.
As a storyteller, musician, and teaching artist Karen Bonnici Czarnik’s unique performances combine music and stories to teach, engage, encourage and tickle the funny bone. Her collaboration of character and tale reveal colorful images in the minds of listeners.
Award winning Irish duo, owners of the White Crow Conservatory of Music and parents of six, Siusan O’Rourke and Zig Zeitler bring the music and stories of the Celts to the Fiddle Scouts!
6-8 workshops involve singing, 4-6 workshops involve instruments. Workshop Leaders will be announced by Dec. 1, 2017
“Parents will be as entertained by the sublime musicianship and droll lyricism as the kids.”
– Boston Globe
Learn blues songs from award winning songwriter and 3-time Detroit Blues Champ, John Latini in this children’s blues workshop.
Come sing wonderful, seasonal songs with your community, all evening long. Hosted by Sally Potter, with special guests. Lyric books provided.
Carrie Quisenberry will be leading a sing-a-long of favorite holiday tunes. Come celebrate the season with singing, percussive instruments, and merry making. Songsheets will be provided.
Jack and Kitty are an Emmy Award winning musical duo specializing in organic vaudeville and jug band folk. Based in Minnesota, they love to perform concerts nationwide and play a variety of folk instruments including: banjo, guitar, ukulele, washboard, jug, kazoo, harmonica and much more.
With a lifetime of sing a longs and stories to tell and 30 years of classroom experience, Tricia is an experienced educator who will educate, entertain, and engage students of all ages.
Lori Fithian is back by popular demand to lead another ”Drummunity” circle.
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family for fun exploring the Ukulele with Papa Crow.
The Fiddle Scouts host Wanda Degen as she explains the basics of the Dulcimer.
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family for fun with Songwriter Joe Reilly.
Join in an evening of songs celebrating the songwriter who has influenced popular music and culture for more than five decades. Performers include Jen Sygit, Roger Brown, The Dangling Participles – Tamiko Rothhorn, Austin Kaufmann, Larry Zwier, The Springtails – Andy Wilson and Julianna Wilson, and hosts Jim Hall and Cindy Morgan.
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family for fun with contra dance!
Chicago native and Singing Festival favorite Mark Dvorak will give his signature Children’s Concert at 11 am on Saturday, January 14 as part of the 15th Annual Mid-Winter Singing and Folk Festival.
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family for fun with holiday songs.
Don’t miss this season’s Holiday Sing, hosted by Sally Potter, with special guests Matt Watroba, song leader; Doug Berch, hammered dulcimer; accompanying spoken word artist Ruelaine Stokes; and Doug Austin at the grand piano. Lyric books provided; special ‘family’ pricing.
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 – 13 and their family for fun with Music, Stories, and Folkdance.
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3 -13 and their family for fun with drumming.
Come join folk enthusiasts ages 3-13 and their family for fun with folk music.