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Musica Poetica is the title of the first release from Greece's ATTIKA Plucked String Orchestra and is dedicated to the famous Greek poet Nikiforos Vrettakos. The recording reflects samples of Vrettakos poets (in Greek and English/American) between the music of J. Bach, A. Vivaldi, H. Purcell, F. Mendelssohn, N. Mantzaros (arranged by Victor Kioulaphides), J. Offenbach, P. Tchaikovsky and C. Galanti.
The Swannanoa Gathering Folk Arts Workshops of Warren Wilson College invite you to join them as they celebrate their 22nd season with their newest workshops: Mando & Banjo Week, August 4-10, featuring a staff of some of the world's finest players, and offering a wide variety of classes for mandolin, 5-string banjo, and guitar.
John Reischman's much anticipated new solo release "Walk Along John" is now available for purchase. The recording is a mix of mostly original instrumental compositions and a few traditional pieces. An all-star cast delivers a polished performance and fans of John's brilliant playing and writing will not be disappointed at the outstanding result.
In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of ROMP held June 27-29, for the first time ever, 3-day ROMP passes will be offered at a significant discount during a 12-hour window on Thursday, February 14. From noon to midnight (expires at 11:59 p.m. CST) music fans may go online to the new ROMP web site and purchase a general 3-day pass for $90.00, including free camping.