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!

2018 Workshop Schedule

Friday, July 27th

12:00pm  Fiddle w/ Bruce Molsky

1:00pm  Harmony w/ Lula Wiles

2:00  Songwriting w/ Twisted Pine

3:00pm Bluegrass Arranging w/ Town Mountain

4:00pm Mandolin w/ Joe Walsh

3:00pm Harmony Singing w/ Lula Wiles

Saturday, July 29th

12:00pm Harmony singing w/ Upstate Rubdown

1:00pm The Music of the Carter Family

2:00pm Family Dance w/ Steve Roy

3:30pm Clawhammer Banjo w/ Alison Degroot

2:00pm The Liberty Guitar Method by Harvey Reid

4:30pm Arranging Your Song for Performance w/ Mary Maguire and Jeff Wright

Slow Jam at 12pm at the SACO ARENA with Carter Logan of 317 Main!




Past workshop themes have included the following among hundreds more!

  • The music of Les Paul with Frank Vignola
  • The music of The Byrds with Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen
  • Bluegrass vs. Rockabilly with The Gibson Brothers
  • 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 Django Reinhardt with John Jorgenson
  • Fiddling with Brittany Haas, 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
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