Calendar

Date / Time Band / Event Venue More Info
2017
FEBRUARY, 2017
Feb 4, Sat.
Festival is all day. Karen & Paul perform in the evening concert at 7:30 pm
Karen & Paul will perform in the evening concert as part of the Folklore Society of Greater Washington's Mini-Fest. Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd, Silver Spring, MD. See the website for details. Minifest webpage. For more information, please contact the 2005 MiniFest coordinator: Charlie Baum at 301-587-2286.

Feb 18, Sat. 

Accompaniment: 9:30-11:30 am
Arranging: 12:30-2:00 pm

Hammered Dulcimer Workshop - Planting in Winter by Andrea Hoag. This A minor waltz will help you get through the winter months with a pensive A Part and a soaring B Part that goes into the Relative Major. more info...

Silver Spring, MD

Email Karen for questions/ registration. 

$30 for one session, $55 for both in advance or $60 the day of. Advanced Registration required. 

Feb 19, Sun. 

11:30am - 1:30 pm

Karen & Paul will play for brunch at the French restaurant Petit Louis Bistro. 

10215 Wincopin Cir, 

Columbia, MD 21044

Petit Louis Bistro website.

Feb 24-26 

Mystery of the Modes Weekend Workshop - Southern California A weekend of exploring modes used for relaxation and therapeutic music. Rental harps and dulcimers available! more info...

Best Western Plus Casablanca Inn,
1601 N. El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672

Email Karen for questions/ registration. 

Advanced Registration required. Visit the Mystery of Modes webpage for details. 

APRIL, 2017

March 11, Sat. 

Accompaniment: 9:30-11:30 am
Arranging: 12:30-2:00 pm

Hammered Dulcimer Workshop - Irish Reels. Using the engaging Carna Reel by Dave Munnelly, we will look at ornamentation and 2 completely different harmonization approaches to this reel in E Dorian or D, spending most to the time away from the Tonic (I) Chord. more info...

Silver Spring, MD

Email Karen for questions/ registration. 

$30 for one session, $55 for both in advance or $60 the day of. Advanced Registration required. 

March 14, Tues.
1:00-2:00 pm
Karen & Paul will play for a specialty Irish Tea at Strathmore Mansion. 10701 Rockville Pk,
North Bethesda, MD
Strathmore Hall. Call 301-530-0540. Reservations Required.
March 17, Fri.
5:00-10:00 pm
Karen, Paul Oorts & Andrea Hoag will will stroll round the Maryland Live Casino providing Irish traditional music! Maryland Live! Casino, 7002 Arundel Mills Cirle, Hanover, MD 21076 Casino Website.
March 19, Sat.
2:00 pm
The Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents Excalibur! The Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents Excalibur! a full length ballet based on the King Arther legend with live music by Maggie Sansone (Hammered dulcimer), Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Karen Ashbrook (Irish flute and whistle), Paul Oorts (guitar and musette accordion) and James Gummer (percussion). Bowie Center for the Performing Arts,
1500 Annapolis Rd
Bowie, MD 20715
For more information visit The Ballet Theater of Maryland’s Website. Reservations recommended!
APRIL, 2017
April 1, Sat.
7:00 pm
The Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents Excalibur! The Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents Excalibur! a full length ballet based on the King Arther legend with live music by Maggie Sansone (Hammered dulcimer), Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Karen Ashbrook (Irish flute and whistle), Paul Oorts (guitar and musette accordion) and James Gummer (percussion). Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
140 W Mt Royal Ave
Baltimore, MD 21201
For more information visit The Ballet Theater of Maryland’s Website. Reservations recommended!

April 7-9 

Mystery of the Modes Weekend Workshop - Maryland A weekend of exploring modes used for relaxation and therapeutic music. Rental harps and dulcimers available! more info...

Claggett Retreat Center, Adamstown, MD

Email Karen for questions/ registration. 

Advanced Registration required. Visit the Mystery of Modes webpage for details. 

April 22, Sat. 

Accompaniment: 9:30-11:30 am
Arranging: 12:30-2:00 pm

Hammered Dulcimer Workshop - Elegant Marches.We’ll do 2 elegant marches – Greg Canote's Obama's March to the White House to honor our great president and Eagle's Whistle a very old clan march found in several Celtic cultures. I will teach the tunes in the workshop. more info...

Silver Spring, MD

Email Karen for questions/ registration. 

$30 for one session, $55 for both in advance or $60 the day of. Advanced Registration required. 

April 26-28 Karen and Paul Oorts will teach and perform at the Hammer Dulcimer Rendezvous. Details TBA. Hull Park
Sandy, OR
Details on their website
MAY-JULY, 2017

May 16, Tues. 

1:00-2:00 pm

Karen & Paul with Carrie Rose on flute will play for Tea at Strathmore Mansion. 

10701 Rockville Pk, 

North Bethesda, MD

Strathmore Hall. Call 301-530-0540. Reservations Required.

June 18-23
(6 day session)
Teen Celtic Band Week, Sligo Creek Hedge School ages 13+. This camp is performance oriented. Silver Spring, MD Details at Sligo Creek Hedge School Music & Arts Camp for Children or contact Karen Ashbrook at 301/592-0101 or mail@karenashbrook.com.
June 26-30

9:30 am-4:00 pm
Musicians' Week, Sligo Creek Hedge School, ages 9 and up. Silver Spring, MD For information contact Karen Ashbrook at mail@karenashbrook.com
July 16-21
afternoons
Karen will teach lunchtime pennywhistle classes as part of MAD Week, a great local camp for traditional Irish Music! Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814-4099 Contact Director Mitch Fanning for more information at jmitchellf@yahoo.com or visit the MAD Week website.

Last Updated: JAN 30, 2017