Calendar

Date / Time Band / Event Venue More Info
2017
APRIL-MAY, 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 23, 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.

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

May 16, Tues. 

1:00-2:00 pm

Karen and 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, 2017
June 3, Sat.
7:30-10:30 pm
Melodius Thunk (Karen & Paul) with guest cellist Sophie Chang, will play for the Annapolis English Dance. Tom Spilsbury will be the caller. Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall
351 Dubois Rd,
Annapolis, MD
Cost Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students with ID $5. For more information visit the Annapolis Traditional Dance Society’s Website.
June 4, Sun.
afternoon
Ca’ Meows, the 2016 Sligo Creek Hedge Celtic Band, will perform Washington Folk Festival. Details TBA. The festival runs Sat-Sun and is free to the public. Glen Echo Park,
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812
For more information visit the FSGW website.
June 10, Sat.
1:00-2:00 pm
Karen & Paul will play for a specialty Irish Tea (rescheduled from March 14) at Strathmore Mansion. 10701 Rockville Pk,
North Bethesda, MD
Strathmore Hall. Call 301-530-0540. Reservations Required.
June 11, Sun.
Concert 2:00 -3:00 pm
Karen and Paul Oorts with singer Connie McKenna of Ceoltoiri, will give an afternoon concert in the lovely historic Boyds Presbyterian Church. A reception will follow the concert. The concert is free, but a good will offering will be taken. 199196 Whiteground Rd, Boyds 20841 Details on the church website.
June 17, Sat.
7:30-10:30 pm
Melodius Thunk (Karen & Paul) will play for the Leesburg Assembly English Dance in Great Falls Todd Harding will be the caller. St. Francis Episcopal Church
9220 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls, VA 22066
Cost $10. For more information visit Leesburg Assembly’s Website.
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-AUGUST, 2017
July 15, Sat.
10:30 - 11:30 am
Karen will provide hammered dulcimer music for a free Guided Meditation, followed by organic vegetarian snacks, sponsored by Spirit First! This is for both new and experienced meditators. Advanced registration required as space is limited. Silver Spring, MD Spirit First Website . For more information and registration contact Diana at Meditate@SpiritFirst.org or at 240.274.2367
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.
Aug 6, Sun.
Lessons at 2:45. Dance 3:30-6:00 pm
Cabaret Sauvignon will play for the Sunday Waltz Afternoon at Glen Echo Park. the Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park,
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812
$10/person. Waltz Time Homepage or info@waltztimedances.org.
SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER, 2017

Nov 4-5, 2017 

Mystery of the Modes Weekend Workshop - Chicago Area- Downers Grove, IL. A weekend of exploring modes used for relaxation and therapeutic music. more info...

Tobias Music, 5013 Fairview Ave, #2, Downers Grove, IL 60515

COST: $225 if registered by August 15th. Email Karen for questions/ registration. 

Advanced Registration required. Visit the Mystery of Modes Chicago Area Webpage for details. 

Last Updated: April 18, 2017