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Bryan Bowers, Autoharp Master In Concert

Saturday, August 30th

Reserve your tickets now! $15 general admission

Call 608-924-4000

7:00 doors, 7:30 concert











From Bryan's website: From his rather unglamorous beginning as a street singer, Bryan Bowers has become a major artist on the traditional music circuit. He has redefined the autoharp and is also well known as a singer-songwriter. Bryan has a dynamic outgoing personality and an uncanny ability to enchant a crowd in practically any situation. His towering six foot four inch frame can be wild and zany on stage while playing a song like `Dixie' and five minutes later he can have the same audience singing `Will The Circle Be Unbroken' in quiet reverence and delight. For nearly three decades, Bryan Bowers has been to the autoharp what Earl Scruggs was to the five-string banjo. He presents instrumental virtuosity combined with warmth, eloquence, expression and professionalism.


Healthy Hoe-Down Saturday September 6th

5:30 jam, 6:30 potluck, dancing follows


With The Backseat Serenaders, caller Catherine Gorman-Baer and sponsors: 

Seven Seeds Farm & Peoples Community Bank



Our September sponsor, Seven Seeds Farm, spend a lot of time outside with their animals and are proud to raise them ethically and humanely. Their cows are grass fed, healthy and certified organic. Their pigs are free to roam and root around, and their chickens are pasture raised. According to Lea Dolan-Stroncek, Greg Stroncek and Michael Dolan, " we're living a different life now, an organic one, and it feels good." Come meet Seven Seeds Farm out of Spring Green, learn about their farm and dance with your neighbors! Thank you Seven Seeds Farm.

Also sponsoring this month's Healthy HoeDown is local Barneveld Bank, Peoples Community Bank. Thank you!

New!  Before Each Healthy Hoe-Down: Old-Time Music Jam 5:30-6:30 for all levels

Do you play guitar, fiddle, bass or banjo? Interested in learning the specific style of old-time stringband music? Already know some tunes? Join in and learn by ear at this jam with musicians from the band! There's no better way to learn than jamming. 



Finnegans Wake In Concert: A Fundraiser and Welcome Reception for Terri Van Orman


Saturday, September 13th   Admission: $10.00

6:30 potluck and reception, 8:00 Concert

It's time to formally welcome new executive director, Terri Van Orman! Her musical husband John Van Orman will be performing folk songs and melodies of America and The British Isles with bandmates William Fury and Bill Rintz for a very special fundraising evening. Finnegans Wake perform with fiddles, mandolins, concertinas, dulcimers, hurdy-gurdy, celeste, harmonium, guitars, whistles, bodhran and other assorted instruments, all enriched by their traditional vocal harmonies.  Want to volunteer? Call us at 924-4000.


Event Calendar Notice

To reach our area of greatest impact, our 6 month event calendar (August-December) has been mailed to the WI residents on our mailing list. If you'd like our current event calendar mailed to you, drop us a line and we'll put one in the mail. Or, click here for a pdf electronic copy! 608-924-4000 or staff@folklorevillage.org


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