Calendar

Jun
27
Thu
2019
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer Duo – Performances, Workshops @ 24th Annual Kate Wolf Music Festival, Black Oak Ranch
Jun 27 – Jun 30 all-day
Jun
30
Sun
2019
Cathy & Marcy Duo – Bluegrass Pride @ San Francisco Pride Parade
Jun 30 all-day

Cathy & Marcy will be featured artists on California Bluegrass Association’s Bluegrass Pride Float!

Cathy & Marcy Duo @ Third Annual Bluegrass Pride Celebration Concert
Jun 30 @ 4:00 PM

Info on how to purchase tickets coming soon!

Jul
4
Thu
2019
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer Duo + Duo Sets w/Special Guest Eliza Meyer – July 4 and 6 @ Festival for the Eno, West Point on the Eno City Park
Jul 4 – Jul 6 all-day

July 4
12:15pm Cathy & Marcy w/Special Guest Eliza Meyer (Grove Stage)
1:45pm Cathy & Marcy Kids/Family Set (Chimney Stage)

July 6
1:00   Cathy & Marcy (Grove Stage)
3:15   Cathy & Marcy Pete Seeger in the Round (Chimney Stage) w/Special Guest Eliza Meyer + more

note: The full festival lineup is available here

Jul
9
Tue
2019
Duo Folk – Eclectic Show Presented by The Rogue Folk Club and Pacific Bluegrass and Old Time Music Society @ St James Hall ( Kitsilano)
Jul 9 @ 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Jul
11
Thu
2019
Cathy & Marcy Duo – Kids/Family Performance @ Willoughby Community Park Amphitheater
Jul 11 @ 6:00 PM
Jul
13
Sat
2019
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer – Featured Performers @ Vancouver Island MusicFest, Comox Valley Fairgrounds
Jul 13 – Jul 14 all-day
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer - Featured Performers @ Vancouver Island MusicFest, Comox Valley Fairgrounds | Courtenay | British Columbia | Canada

Saturday July 13
10:00am – 
Happy Birthday Pete Seeger – 100 Years Old
The Grierson Stage

The Woodland Stage

Sunday, July 14
11:45am – Did You Hear John Hurt?

The Barn

Jul
21
Sun
2019
Fink, Marxer & Gleaves – Instructors at Vocal Week @ Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College
Jul 21 – Jul 26 all-day

Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, and Sam Gleaves are instructors at Augusta Heritage’s Vocal Week

Jul
27
Sat
2019
Fink Marxer & Gleaves -NPR’s Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, Augusta Festival Concert @ Harper-McNeeley Auditorium - Myles Center for the Arts
Jul 27 @ 7:30 PM

Fabulous line up lincluding: Chance McCoy, Fink, Marxer & Gleaves, T-Mart Rounders and more in Elkins, WV – Mountain Stage Live from Augusta Festival.

Aug
4
Sun
2019
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer are Instructors (Cathy – Banjo, Marcy – Ukulele) @ Kenosseee Lake Kitchen Camp, Camp Kenosee
Aug 4 – Aug 10 all-day

Cathy teaches Banjo, Marcy teaches Ukulele – see the Kenossee Kitchen Camp website for more info! https://kenoseekitchenparty.ca

Aug
17
Sat
2019
Strathmore’s 11th Annual Ukefest @ The Music Center at Strathmore
Aug 17 – Aug 21 all-day

UkeFest Artistic Directors Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer return along with Maureen Andary, Peter Luongo , Daniel Ho, Frank Youngman, Devin Walker, and other guests for five days of skill-based instruction. For those looking for more intensive skill development, Strathmore’s UkeFest is the only program of its kind that offers an advanced track. To register, please visit Strathmore 11th Annual UkeFest 2019.

Sep
5
Thu
2019
Cathy is on the Faculty @ American Banjo Camp
Sep 5 – Sep 8 all-day

Cathy teaches a variety of banjo workshops, near Seattle, WA.

Sep
13
Fri
2019
Cathy & Marcy are Headliners and Instructors @ KYukeFest 2019, ArtsPlace
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day
Sep
20
Fri
2019
Fink, Marxer, & Gleaves @ Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day

Saturday Sept. 21 6:00pm @Theatre Bristol
Sunday, Sept. 22 1:00pm @Bloom

Sep
27
Fri
2019
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer’s Grassabilly Rockets @ Wide Open Bluegrass Streetfest
Sep 27 @ 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Shout & Shine – A Celebration of Diversity in Bluegrass at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass Wide Open Bluegrass Streetfest! Sponsored by PINECONE The Piedmont Council on Traditional Arts and Bluegrass Situation.
Stay tuned for more info on the location and a link to the performance!

Sep
28
Sat
2019
You Gave Me A Song, Celebrating Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard w/Alice Gerrard, Laurie Lewis, Allison DeGroot, and more! @ Wide Open Bluegrass Festival Main Stage at Red Hat Amphitheater
Sep 28 @ 5:00 PM

“You Gave Me a Song: Celebrating the Music of Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard,” features artists Alice Gerrard, Laurie Lewis, Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Justin Hiltner, Jon Weisberger and Eliza Meyer.

The show will begin at 5 p.m., lawn seating will be open on a first-come-first-served basis until the venue has reached capacity. A limited number of seats in prime sections will be offered between $50 and $60 per ticket for IBMA members or between $60 and $70 for non-members.Check back for info on purchasing prime section seating.

Oct
5
Sat
2019
Cleveland, OH @ Beck Centerfor the Arts
Oct 5 all-day

Ukulele Clinics/Show

Oct
11
Fri
2019
WAHOO! CD Release Concert – Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer and Special Guest Rocky Delaplaine @ Carroll Cafe (at Seekers Church)
Oct 11 @ 7:30 PM

Carroll Cafe is located at Seekers Church across the street from the Takoma Metro station.

Oct
15
Tue
2019
An Evening with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer @ The Folk Club of Reston/Herndon at Amphadora's Deluxe Diner
Oct 15 @ 7:15 PM

Click below for map and directions:
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Oct
25
Fri
2019
Cathy & Marcy – Headliners & Instructors @ Mount Airy Ukulele Festival at Andy Griffith Playhouse
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day

Cathy & Marcy teach along with George Smith and Kent Knorr. 

 

Nov
1
Fri
2019
Cathy & Marcy are on the faculty and featured performers @ Ukefest VA, Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen
Nov 1 – Nov 2 all-day

Cathy & Marcy are on the faculty and will be featured performers

Nov
9
Sat
2019
Cathy Teaches Banjo, Marcy Teaches Guitar @ North Carolina Banjo Clinic, Blue Ridge Assembly
Nov 9 all-day
Cathy Teaches Banjo, Marcy Teaches Guitar @ North Carolina Banjo Clinic, Blue Ridge Assembly | Black Mountain | North Carolina | United States
Cathy leads Advanced Clawhammer Banjo,  Marcy leads Acoustic Guitar, and the duo will perform as well.
Nov
10
Sun
2019
Isis Music Hall @ Isis Music Hall
Nov 10 @ 7:00 PM

An Evening with Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer with Special guest Beth Lee at Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC.

Dec
8
Sun
2019
Cathy & Marcy with Strathmore Children’s Chorus- Great American Folksong for the Holidays @ The Music Center at Strathmore
Dec 8 @ 4:00 PM
Cathy & Marcy with Strathmore Children's Chorus- Great American Folksong for the Holidays @ The Music Center at Strathmore | North Bethesda | Maryland | United States

Put a little fiddle in your holiday tradition with a spectrum of American folksong!

Strathmore Children’s Chorus collaborates with Grammy winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer on folk arrangements of holiday gems that celebrate the spirit of the season, including the spiritual “Children Go Where I Send Thee,” “Hine Ma Tov,” “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem,” and “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” plus Appalachian tunes and more. The chorus is accompanied by a stellar lineup of roots musicians on guitar, banjo, fiddle, and hammered dulcimer.

Dec
27
Fri
2019
Hank Williams Tribute with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Pete & Maura Kennedy, The Bumper Jacksons Duo, Patrick McAvinue, Mark Schatz @ Court Square Theater
Dec 27 @ 7:00 PM
Hank Williams Tribute with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Pete & Maura Kennedy, The Bumper Jacksons Duo, Patrick McAvinue, Mark Schatz @ Court Square Theater

GRAMMY® winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer host the evening with Pete & Maura Kennedy, The Bumper Jacksons Duo, Patrick McAvinue, and Mark Schatz.

Dec
28
Sat
2019
Hank Williams Tribute with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Pete & Maura Kennedy, The Bumper Jacksons Duo, Patrick McAvinue, Mark Schatz @ Creative Alliance
Dec 28 @ 8:00 PM
Hank Williams Tribute with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Pete & Maura Kennedy, The Bumper Jacksons Duo, Patrick McAvinue, Mark Schatz @ Creative Alliance | Baltimore | Maryland | United States

GRAMMY® winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer host the evening with Pete & Maura Kennedy, The Bumper Jacksons Duo, Patrick McAvinue, and Mark Schatz.

Dec
29
Sun
2019
23rd Annual Hank Williams Tribute w/Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Pete and Maura Kennedy, The Bumper Jacksons Duo, Patrick McAvinue, Mark Schatz @ Birchmere Music Hall
Dec 29 @ 7:30 PM
23rd Annual Hank Williams Tribute w/Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Pete and Maura Kennedy, The Bumper Jacksons Duo, Patrick McAvinue, Mark Schatz @ Birchmere Music Hall

The 23rd Annual Hank Williams Tribute line up features Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Pete and Maura Kennedy, The Bumper Jacksons Duo, Patrick McAvinue, and Mark Schatz.

Jan
14
Tue
2020
Marcy Teaches Uke & Tenor Banjo Classes
Jan 14 @ 7:30 PM

7:30 – 8:20pm: Chord Melody Classics for Ukulele

For intermediate/advanced players. Build a collection of “Sing and Play” songs with Chord Melody Arrangements. We’ll sing and play songs like: I Want To Be Happy, Just Because, Ja-Da and more. Players need to be comfortable with Barre Chords. Bring a recording device to class.

8:35-9:25pm: Tenor Banjo Think Tank

This class will focus on Tenor Banjo philosophy. We’ll play chords and chord inversions, connecting them up and down the fingerboard, learn the note names, identify chord tones and play songs from Traditional Tenor Banjo Styles including Ragtime, Blues and New Orleans Jazz. We will NOT play Flight Of The Bumblebee. Bring a recording device to class, and your CGDA-tuned tenor banjo.

Jan
18
Sat
2020
Cathy Teaches Clawhammer Banjo Workshops
Jan 18 @ 1:00 PM

1:00-2:00pm: Technique Tune-Up ($35)

For all levels of players. Improve your overall technique, tone, timing and fluidity. Though this is a group class, each participant will be given suggestions. Learn to milk the tone from your banjo, get the most out of left hand positioning, improve your right hand with drills and exercises. Focusing on technique leads to better playing and more enjoyment. Includes tips and tricks for efficient practice, building speed and fluidity.

2:15-4:15pm: Intermediate/Advanced Tunes ($55)

Students must be able to play in G tuning and double C tuning, and be fluent in double thumping (drop thumb). Two tunes will be taught:
D –Briar Picker Brown (Source- Kentucky fiddler Buddy Thomas)
This tune can be played with drive, but also with detail. Learn to play a clean triplet, a synchopated Galax lick, the fiddler’s notes, but also other accompaniment ideas.
G – Shoes and Stockings (Source- Henry Reed, Alan Jabbour)
We will learn this in the common G tuning (gDGBD) and in “Sandy River Belle” tuning (gEAC#E-still in the key of G). Though the melody is simple, there are lots of things you can play to keep it interesting. Each of these tunings offers different characteristics when playing the tune. Open G has more drive, Sandy River Belle tuning has incredible efficiency and more opportunities to play in the higher octave.

Jan
21
Tue
2020
Marcy Teaches Uke & Tenor Banjo Classes
Jan 21 @ 7:30 PM

7:30 – 8:20pm: Chord Melody Classics for Ukulele

For intermediate/advanced players. Build a collection of “Sing and Play” songs with Chord Melody Arrangements. We’ll sing and play songs like: I Want To Be Happy, Just Because, Ja-Da and more. Players need to be comfortable with Barre Chords. Bring a recording device to class.

8:35-9:25pm: Tenor Banjo Think Tank

This class will focus on Tenor Banjo philosophy. We’ll play chords and chord inversions, connecting them up and down the fingerboard, learn the note names, identify chord tones and play songs from Traditional Tenor Banjo Styles including Ragtime, Blues and New Orleans Jazz. We will NOT play Flight Of The Bumblebee. Bring a recording device to class, and your CGDA-tuned tenor banjo.

Jan
27
Mon
2020
Marcy Teaches Uke & Tenor Banjo Classes
Jan 27 @ 7:30 PM

7:30 – 8:20pm: Chord Melody Classics for Ukulele

For intermediate/advanced players. Build a collection of “Sing and Play” songs with Chord Melody Arrangements. We’ll sing and play songs like: I Want To Be Happy, Just Because, Ja-Da and more. Players need to be comfortable with Barre Chords. Bring a recording device to class.

8:35-9:25pm: Tenor Banjo Think Tank

This class will focus on Tenor Banjo philosophy. We’ll play chords and chord inversions, connecting them up and down the fingerboard, learn the note names, identify chord tones and play songs from Traditional Tenor Banjo Styles including Ragtime, Blues and New Orleans Jazz. We will NOT play Flight Of The Bumblebee. Bring a recording device to class, and your CGDA-tuned tenor banjo.

Feb
11
Tue
2020
Marcy Teaches Uke & Tenor Banjo Classes
Feb 11 @ 7:30 PM

7:30 – 8:20pm: Chord Melody Classics for Ukulele

For intermediate/advanced players. Build a collection of “Sing and Play” songs with Chord Melody Arrangements. We’ll sing and play songs like: I Want To Be Happy, Just Because, Ja-Da and more. Players need to be comfortable with Barre Chords. Bring a recording device to class.

8:35-9:25pm: Tenor Banjo Think Tank

This class will focus on Tenor Banjo philosophy. We’ll play chords and chord inversions, connecting them up and down the fingerboard, learn the note names, identify chord tones and play songs from Traditional Tenor Banjo Styles including Ragtime, Blues and New Orleans Jazz. We will NOT play Flight Of The Bumblebee. Bring a recording device to class, and your CGDA-tuned tenor banjo.

Feb
18
Tue
2020
Marcy Teaches Uke & Tenor Banjo Classes
Feb 18 @ 7:30 PM

7:30 – 8:20pm: Chord Melody Classics for Ukulele

For intermediate/advanced players. Build a collection of “Sing and Play” songs with Chord Melody Arrangements. We’ll sing and play songs like: I Want To Be Happy, Just Because, Ja-Da and more. Players need to be comfortable with Barre Chords. Bring a recording device to class.

8:35-9:25pm: Tenor Banjo Think Tank

This class will focus on Tenor Banjo philosophy. We’ll play chords and chord inversions, connecting them up and down the fingerboard, learn the note names, identify chord tones and play songs from Traditional Tenor Banjo Styles including Ragtime, Blues and New Orleans Jazz. We will NOT play Flight Of The Bumblebee. Bring a recording device to class, and your CGDA-tuned tenor banjo.

Feb
25
Tue
2020
Marcy Teaches Uke & Tenor Banjo Classes
Feb 25 @ 7:30 PM

7:30 – 8:20pm: Chord Melody Classics for Ukulele

For intermediate/advanced players. Build a collection of “Sing and Play” songs with Chord Melody Arrangements. We’ll sing and play songs like: I Want To Be Happy, Just Because, Ja-Da and more. Players need to be comfortable with Barre Chords. Bring a recording device to class.

8:35-9:25pm: Tenor Banjo Think Tank

This class will focus on Tenor Banjo philosophy. We’ll play chords and chord inversions, connecting them up and down the fingerboard, learn the note names, identify chord tones and play songs from Traditional Tenor Banjo Styles including Ragtime, Blues and New Orleans Jazz. We will NOT play Flight Of The Bumblebee. Bring a recording device to class, and your CGDA-tuned tenor banjo.

Mar
30
Mon
2020
Menucha Ukulele Band Camp – Cathy & Marcy are on the faculty @ Menucha Retreat and Conference Center
Mar 30 – Apr 3 all-day

Band Camp is truly a unique and wonderful experience, and registrations are limited to help provide an intimate and in depth educational experience. It’s also a lot of fun. Our goal is to provide you with exciting challenges by learning to be in a band, playing together and taking risks. This can happen more easily if you have a solid foundation. Click  the “FAQ” tab below for more information about Ukulele Band Camp.

2020 Faculty: Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, the Canote Brothers, Kevin Carroll, Aaron Keim, Nicole Keim, Matt Weiner, Nova Devonie

2019 Artistic Director: Marianne Brogan, Portland Ukulele Association

Apr
5
Sun
2020
Seattle Folklore Society- An Evening with Cathy & Marcy @ Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
Apr 5 @ 7:00 PM – Apr 7 @ 9:30 PM
May
22
Fri
2020
Folk College – Cathy & Marcy are on the faculty @ Juniata College
May 22 – May 24 all-day
Jun
13
Sat
2020
Western Slope Ukulele June Jam – Cathy & Marcy perform and teach @ Third Street Center
Jun 13 all-day
Jun
19
Fri
2020
A Grand Northern Ukulele Festival – Cathy & Marcy teach and perform @ Lawrence Batley Theatre
Jun 19 – Jun 20 all-day
Jul
9
Thu
2020
Rocky Mountain Ukefest- Cathy & Marcy perform and teach
Jul 9 – Jul 12 all-day
Aug
8
Sat
2020
Oak Grove Folk Music Festival @ The Oak Grove Theater
Aug 8 – Aug 9 all-day
Aug
15
Sat
2020
Strathmore’s 12th Annual Ukefest & Summit @ The Music Center at Strathmore
Aug 15 – Aug 19 all-day

UkeFest Artistic Directors Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer return along with Bryan Tolentino, Liz and Jim Beloff, Peter Luongo, and Maureen Andary for five days of skill-based instruction. For those looking for more intensive skill development, Strathmore’s UkeFest is the only program of its kind that offers an advanced track. To register, please visit Strathmore 12th Annual UkeFest 2020.

Sep
9
Wed
2020
Port Townsend Uke Fest – Cathy & Marcy perform and teach
Sep 9 – Sep 13 all-day
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