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 Read our February 21st Newsletter: HERE

QuaranTUNES 3.0 had 1780 participants! QDF 4.0 will be the first weekend of June. Registration will open early May.  Stay tuned!  From their HOMEPAGE, you can subscribe to their mailing list to be informed of future events. 

If you missed our performance at the International Salterio (dulcimer) Festival from Mexico, you can watch it HERE.  Other international performances from the festival can be viewed on their YOUTUBE page.


Registration is now open for Common Ground on the Hill.  This week-long program will be offered virtually. Paul and Karen will both be teaching during Traditions Week 1, June 28-July 2. Karen will teach a morning hammered dulcimer class in International Repertoire that will expand knowledge and techniques on the HD while learning really fun music! In the afternoon she will co-teach a class on Music and Healing with Jesse Palidofsky.  Paul is teaching a Guitar Chord bootcamp and Italian-American Mandolin and Guitar.


Just need a little music to relax with?  Listen to Karen's FB Live from January 14th.  The Music for Healing & Transitions Program hosts Thursdays with Therapeutic Music every week on their FB page at 8:00 pm Eastern Time.  Videos are archived for viewing anytime.

Here we are- one year later.

In April 2020 I was madly putting together this website on Bandzoogle, to move my old, out-of-date website from a different server by the end of the month. My husband Paul and I were also working up new material to…

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2021- a New Year

A new year has come.  February 1st is Imbolc- the beginning of the Celtic Spring and St Bridget's Day.  In Maryland we have greeted the new season with 2 days of snow. This weekend is QuaranTUNES 3.0 - the mega…

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Month 9 of Covid Lockdown

The photos are from Thanksgiving weekend in our living room as we get ready to pre-record videos for a Christmas Eve Pageant. Many cables, lights and covers go into recording "simple" videos!

As we come to the end of 2020…

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Moving Online

In February 2017 in Southern California, 8 musicians took my first Mystery of Modes Workshop (pictured here!) Just a few months later in April, I taught it again to 18 participants in Maryland. Since then I have offered it a…

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End of an Era

From 1998-2017 I ran the Sligo Creek Hedge School Irish music and culture summer camps for youth ages 6-20.  From the  little "Sprouts" (ages 6-8) to the Teen Celtic Band weeks, and of course Musician and Intro weeks for the…

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Sign up asap for the Virtual Upper Potomac Spring Music Weekend. March 12-14!

There's still time but hurry to sign up for classes.  Karen is teaching both hammered dulcimer and mixed instrument classes. 

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