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Jan
8
Fri
2021
International Winter Ukefest by Strathmore @ Virtual via Strathmore
Jan 8 – Jan 10 all-day

Warm up with Strathmore’s UkeFest this winter! Join friends and faculty from around the world for a virtual ukulele weekend full of special topics workshops, jamming, performances, and camaraderie. Tobias Elof, Tony Mizen, Jeff Peterson, and Sonia de los Santos join Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer to teach you all kinds of interesting techniques, from slack-key to early classical to folk, swing, and more.

This event is intended for advanced beginner to advanced players. Novice and beginner students are advised to prepare with a beginner course prior to Virtual Winter Ukefest, or plan to sit in on classes.

Jan
10
Sun
2021
All Ages Sing-a-Long as part of the CBA JAM-A-THON to benefit CBA Youth Academy Online @ Facebook Live California Bluegrass Association Page
Jan 10 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Jan
19
Tue
2021
Marcy’s Virtual Ukulele Ensemble (Jan. 19- Feb 23) @ Virtual Ensemble
Jan 19 @ 7:30 PM

Confident Beginner Through Advanced – Soprano/Concert/Tenor/Baritone & Bass Uke Friendly

6 sessions on Tuesdays from 7:30-9pm Jan. 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23

$180 – sliding scale available, simply email info@cathymarcy.com

Play well with others! In this uniquely designed class, confident beginners will get the focused first half hour of the lesson and then they are encouraged to “sit in” on the rest of the lesson which will move at a faster pace.

From 7:30-8pm, Confident Beginners will primarily be learning to hold down the rhythm section. Other participants are welcome to join in learning the chord progressions at a slower pace.

From 8pm-9:00pm, Intermediate and Advanced parts of the repertoire will be taught. These will become multi-part leads and for more advanced players, may also have spaces for solos.

Repertoire will tentatively be:

Don’t Fence Me In
Blue Skies
Five Foor Two

Each student will get two practice rhythm tracks for each selection, one at a slower tempo and one at performance tempo. Chord charts and lyrics will also be provided via PDF.  Classes will be taught via Zoom and archived online for viewing by participants.

For those who can & want to have a Virtual Performance, I will send instructions for making a video or your part and sending it to a video editor. Virtual class performance will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube date TBD, along with some surprises.

Students who want personalized instruction on this repertoire may book solo 30 minute zoom sessions with Marcy for $25 each.

Jan
20
Wed
2021
Quilts and the Stories They Tell Exhibit through March 12 @ Sandy Spring Museum
Jan 20 – Mar 12 all-day

Cathy is featured in her first quilt exhibit along with her teacher, Lauren Kingsland and the Uhuru Quilters Guild at the Sandy Spring Museum in Sandy Spring, MD. Register free for a safe visit to this exquisite exhibit.

 

Jan
21
Thu
2021
NAMM Believe in Music – Ukulele Symposium – Cathy & Marcy join Peter Luongo, James Hill, Mary Agnes Krell @ NAMM Believe in Music Week (Virtual)
Jan 21 @ 1:00 PM

UKULELE SYMPOSIUM AT NAMM’s BELIEVE IN MUSIC event

Cathy & Marcy join Peter Luongo, James Hill, Mary Agnes Krell and a who’s who of ukulele instruction in this FREE online symposium.

    • Thursday, January 21st from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
    • Friday, January 22nd from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, January 22nd from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
  • The event will be Live Streamed through NAMM’s Youtube network (available on-line through until the end of February).
  • The event will be FREE to any and all who wish to attend.
Jan
22
Fri
2021
NAMM Believe in Music – Ukulele Symposium – Cathy & Marcy join Peter Luongo, James Hill, Mary Agnes Krell @ NAMM Believe in Music Week (Virtual)
Jan 22 @ 10:00 AM

UKULELE SYMPOSIUM AT NAMM’s BELIEVE IN MUSIC event

Cathy & Marcy join Peter Luongo, James Hill, Mary Agnes Krell and a who’s who of ukulele instruction in this FREE online symposium.

    • Thursday, January 21st from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
    • Friday, January 22nd from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, January 22nd from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
  • The event will be Live Streamed through NAMM’s Youtube network (available on-line through until the end of February).
  • The event will be FREE to any and all who wish to attend.
NAMM Believe in Music – Ukulele Symposium – Cathy & Marcy join Peter Luongo, James Hill, Mary Agnes Krell @ NAMM Believe in Music Week (Virtual)
Jan 22 @ 1:00 PM

UKULELE SYMPOSIUM AT NAMM’s BELIEVE IN MUSIC event

Cathy & Marcy join Peter Luongo, James Hill, Mary Agnes Krell and a who’s who of ukulele instruction in this FREE online symposium.

    • Thursday, January 21st from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
    • Friday, January 22nd from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    • Friday, January 22nd from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
  • The event will be Live Streamed through NAMM’s Youtube network (available on-line through until the end of February).
  • The event will be FREE to any and all who wish to attend.
Jan
29
Fri
2021
Winter Online Old Time Banjo Festival @ Winter Online Old Time Banjo Festival
Jan 29 – Jan 31 all-day

Registration opening soon Lineup TBA

Feb
7
Sun
2021
Practice Smarter Play Better with Cathy Fink @ Virtual Caffe Lena School of Music - Banjo Workshop w/Cathy
Feb 7 @ 2:00 PM

Practice Smarter, Play Better with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer 

All Instruments and All Levels 2:00pm – 3:30pm.   $40

https://fb.me/e/3VPugFbE0

Right Hand Drills for Clawhammer Banjo with Cathy Fink @ Virtual Caffe Lena School of Music - Banjo Workshop w/Cathy
Feb 7 @ 4:00 PM

For all levels!

Feb
18
Thu
2021
Quilts and the Stories They Tell – Virtual Concert @ Sandy Spring Museum Virtual Program
Feb 18 @ 7:30 PM

Join the virtual tour of quilts that includes six of Cathy’s quilts. Exhibit curator Lauren Kingsland artfully combines the works of professional and avocational fiber artists in a single show. The quilts tell personal stories of racism, love and loss, and relationships, and explore current topics like the right to vote. Cathy and Marcy will perform and members of the Uhuru African American Quilters Guild will talk about their work in the show. FREE, Registration required for ZOOM event.

Feb
21
Sun
2021
FOLK UNLOCKED Virtual Folk Alliance Conference Showcase @ Folk Alliance International Virtual Conference
Feb 21 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Feb. 21: 7pm-11pm (eastern)

7-7:25 –Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road

7:30-7:55 – Eliza Meyer

8:00-8:25 – Niccolo Seligmann

8:30-8:55- Cathy & Marcy

9:00-9:25 – Nataly Merezhuk

9:30-9:55 – Dong Xi: Chao Tian & Tom Teasley

10:00- 10:25- Josane Francis

10:25-11:00 – Jake Blount

https://youtu.be/Y43sJnuWH_o

 

Feb
22
Mon
2021
FOLK UNLOCKED Folk Alliance Virtual Conference Showcase @ Virtual Folk Alliance Conference
Feb 22 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Monday, Feb. 22

7-7:25 – Cathy & Marcy

7:30-7:55 – Alice Bradley

8:00-8:25 – Rui Fu

8:30-8:55- Tray Wellington

9:00-9:25 – Adam Hurt

9:30-9:55 – Justin Hiltner

https://youtu.be/FFhpDmgT8_o

 

Mar
9
Tue
2021
Beginner Ukulele Ensemble @ ZOOM ONLINE
Mar 9 @ 6:00 PM – Apr 13 @ 6:00 PM

Beginners Ukulele Ensemble – Marcy Marxer

This Ensemble Group is a 6 week ZOOM Class.  We’ll play and sing focusing on Left and Right Hand Skills, Timing and Tone.  Each song will have a Chord Chart, Chord Diagrams, Lyrics and a Rhythm Track for Play-Along Practice.

Use the Play-Along track to make a video of of yourself playing each song and I’ll compile them into a Group Performance piece for you to share with friends, family and online.

To avoid copyright issues all songs will be in the Public Domain.

Intermediate Ukulele Ensemble with Marcy @ ZOOM ONLINE
Mar 9 @ 7:30 PM – Apr 13 @ 7:30 PM

This Intermediate Ensemble Group is a 6 week ZOOM Class on Tuesday nights from 7:30pm-8:45pm Eastern time. .  We’ll play and sing focusing on building Left and Right Hand Skills, Timing and Tone with a wide array of songs and easy instrumentals.  Each song will have a Chord Chart, Chord Diagrams, Lyrics and a Rhythm Track for Play-Along Practice.

Use the Play-Along track to make a video of of yourself playing each song and I’ll compile them into a Group Performance piece for you to share with friends, family and online.

To avoid copyright issues all songs will be in the Public Domain.

Mar
14
Sun
2021
Carter Family Guitar with Cathy Fink @ ZOOM ONLINE
Mar 14 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Carter Family Guitar with Cathy Fink

An introduction to Maybelle Carter’s iconic style that incorporates simultaneous lead an rhythm with her “Carter Scratch.”

We will learn the basic Carter Scratch with thumb pick and index fingers of right hand, or you can play with a flat pick. Then we’ll approach Maybelle’s accessible method of playing lead and rhythm at the same time on the infamous “Wildwood Flower.”

Requirement: Best suited for guitarists who can fluidly change between C-F-G and G-C-D, regardless of right hand style.

Mar
20
Sat
2021
Walnut Valley Festival Online Workshops – Cathy Teaches Banjo for Guitar Players @ Walnut Valley Festival Online Workshops
Mar 20 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Walnut Valley Festival Online Workshops – Marcy Marxer Teaches Western & Western Swing Ukuelele @ Walnut Valley Festival Online Workshops
Mar 20 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Walnut Valley Online Workshops – Cathy & Marcy Family Sing-Along @ Walnut Valley Festival Online Workshops
Mar 20 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Walnut Valley Online Workshops – Cathy Teaches Clawhammer for Beginning Banjo
Mar 20 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Walnut Valley Festival Online Workshops – Marcy Marxer Teaches Roy Smeck’s Uke Version of Bye Bye Blues @ Walnut Valley Festival Online Workshops
Mar 20 @ 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Mar
21
Sun
2021
Walnut Valley Festival Online Workshops – Cathy Teaches Banjo for Intermediate Players @ Walnut Valley Festival Online Workshops
Mar 21 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Walnut Valley Online Workshops – Cathy & Marcy Family Sing-Along #2 @ Walnut Valley Festival Online Workshops
Mar 21 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Apr
9
Fri
2021
Menucha Virtual Ukulele Band Camp @ Virutal via Menucha Retreat and Conference Center
Apr 9 – Apr 11 all-day
Cathy teaches Swing It! and Clawhammer Ukulele in GCEG tuning
Marcy teaches The Girl From Ipanema and Nuages
Apr
15
Thu
2021
Fiddle Hell Online @ Virtual Fiddle Hell
Apr 15 – Apr 18 all-day

Visit https://fiddlehell.org for tickets and more information.

Apr
16
Fri
2021
Ola Belle Reed Song Writer’s Workshop @ Ashe County Arts Council Virtual
Apr 16 – Apr 18 all-day
Apr
23
Fri
2021
Ola Belle Reed Virtual Song Writer’s Retreat @ Ashe County Arts Council Virtual
Apr 23 – Apr 25 all-day
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