Close and Personal Workshops with Grammy & IBMA award winners and more! --And they're free!


The workshops at Ossipee Valley are as dynamic as the main stage and hugely diverse. Workshops provide the opportunity for fans to see their favorite performers up close and personal. It is also an opportunity for instruction. Come and listen, or come and play, either way the Ossipee Valley workshop experience is not to be missed!

2019 Friday Workshops

Mandolin with Joe Walsh 12pm

Banjo with Danny Barnes 1pm

Harmony with the Quebe Sisters 2pm

Fiddle with Bronwyn Keith Hynes of Mile Twelve, and Carolyn Kendrick of the Page Turners 3pm

Slow Jam with Carter Logan 3pm (Saco River Arena)

Saturday Workshops

Songwriters Circle with Ted DeMille 12pm

Harmony with the T Sisters 1pm

Family Dance (not a workshop–called dance!) with the Steve Roy Band 2pm

Traditions of Haitian Music with Lakou Mizik 3pm

Old Time Music with Allison deGroot and Tatiana Hargreaves

Past workshop themes have included the following among hundreds more!

  • The music of Les Paul with Frank Vignola
  • Fiddle with Brittany Haas and Bruce Molsky
  • The music of The Byrds with Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen
  • Bluegrass vs. Rockabilly with The Gibson Brothers
  • Clawhammer Banjo with Allison DeGroot
  • Songwriting with The Gibson Brothers
  • Arranging your song for performance with Mary Maguire
  • Bass workshop with Paul Kowert of The Punch Brothers
  • Songwriting Circle with Ted DeMille
  • Band in a Box with the Mike + Ruthy Band
  • The Music of the Carter Family
  • The Music of Django Reinhardt with John Jorgenson
  • Fiddling with Michael Cleveland, and others
  • Songwriting with Margaret Glaspy, Claire Lynch, and others
  • Celtic Stepdancing with April Verch
  • Harmony Singing with The Once, and The Mary Maguire Band
  • Collecting inspiration from found folk artifacts–field recordings, aural stories and traditional lore–The Lomax Project