27/03/20 - 29/03/20

Location: Deneholme, Allendale, Northumbria

Concerts | Major Events | Workshops

Gary and Toni SagerThe Spring Fling Workshop weekend follows the relaxed pattern established over previous years; with workshops during the day and informal sessions in the evenings. This is a smaller event in the beautiful surroundings of Deneholme in Allendale.

Our mountain dulcimer tutor is Gary Sager of Prussia Valley Dulcimers, Ohio. A popular mountain dulcimer player, Gary is a fine luthier of mountain dulcimers whose main interest is old-timey music. He is bringing his wife Toni who performs with him on autoharp, and there will be a chance to try out an autoharp over the weekend. See: http://www.prussiavalley.com

Damian Clarke is a well-known UK performer and teacher who lives in Dorset but travels the country playing hammered dulcimer and hurdy-gurdy. Damian sings accompanied by his dulcimer, and will teach accompaniment and arranging skills, as well as some great tunes from his repertoire. See: http://www.damianclarke.co.uk

We have again invited our tutors to perform in an additional concert on the Sunday night. This was a popular add on last year and for those travelling farther afield was a great way to extend the weekend.

This is a very popular event so early booking is recommended. Our early bird deadline is December 7th 2019, after which prices rise; and the last booking date is 27th February 2020. See Spring fling 2020 Booking form (pdf) or Spring fling 2020 Booking form (word) for pricing details and how to book.