Social & Hootenanny Oct 9

“Music & farming have always gone hand in hand with the rhythms of labor and of nature, weaving themselves into songs and tunes that resonate deeply across the ages.  What better way to enhance life, work family and community than by joining together in song and dance.” —Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

Food & Music Fundraiser: Enjoy seasonal foods from local farmers & artisans — vegan and vegetarian options available

Have you ever wanted to sit around with a bunch of friends enjoying good food, singing and strumming songs?

Music provided by musicians (all are welcome to join in, in fact, it’s encouraged! ) Jam or Sing along! Bring your portable acoustic instrument your voice and — most of all — your enthusiasm. All levels & ages encouraged!

A New Take on an Old Tradition

Step back, slow down, sit a spell and don’t forget to have a “Hoot of a GOOD TIME”

Definition of hootenanny: An informal, festive performance by folk singers, often including audience participation with the use of acoustic instruments. Hootenanny is an Appalachian colloquialism that was used in early twentieth century

“Once upon a time, wasn’t singing a part of everyday life as much as talking, physical exercise, and religion? Our distant ancestors, wherever they were in this world, sang while pounding grain, paddling canoes, or walking long journeys. Can we begin to make our lives once more all of a piece? Finding the right songs and singing them over and over is a way to start. And when one person taps out a beat, while another leads into the melody, or when three people discover a harmony they never knew existed, or a crowd joins in on a chorus as though to raise the ceiling a few feet higher, then they also know there is hope for the world.”― Pete Seeger

During the early 1960s at the height of the Folk Music Woody Guthrie & Pete Seeger’s newly formed folk-protest group, the Almanac Singers, worked out of a loft in New York City hosting regular (Sunday afternoon) concerts called “hootenannys”, a word Pete and Woody had picked up in their cross-country travels.

The grounds remain CLOSED to the public during workshops and events.  Sorry, we do not allow walking around any part of the yard or garden.

Liability: With your reservation or registration for this workshop/event, you hereby acknowledge and agree that we assume NO LIABILITY or responsibility for accidents, injuries, allergies while on premises or sickness/illness otherwise caused by this event.