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!

2017 Workshop Schedule

Friday, July 28th

12:00pm OSSIPEE STAGE Funky Cello w/ Mike Block

1:00pmĀ  OSSIPEE STAGE Fiddle w/ Brittany Haas and Lauren Rioux

1:00pm SACO ARENA Kids Puppet & Hand Crank Story Screen Workshop w/ Anna and Elizabeth

2:00pm OSSIPEE STAGE Songwriter’s Circle w/ Ted DeMille

2:00pm SACO ARENA Slow Jam w/ Carter Logan

3:00pm OSSIPEE STAGE Harmony Singing w/ Lula Wiles

Saturday, July 29th

12:00pm Songwriting w/ The Stray Birds

1:00pm Clawhammer Banjo w/ Kaia Kater

1:00pm SACO ARENA Kids puppet & hand crank workshop w/ Anna & Elizabeth

2:00pm SACO ARENA Slow Jam w/ Carter Logan

2:00pm The Liberty Guitar Method by Harvey Reid

3:00pm Old Time Song Revival w/ Bill and the Belles

4:00pm Chet Style Guitar w/ Loren and Mark



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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