Blue Ridge OLD-Time Music Week

We are very sad to inform you that the 2020 BROTMW has been cancelled. It will be held June 6- June 12, 2021. We will send out information to all who have registered for 2020. Please contact us at if you have any questions. Thank you

June 6-12, 2021: 29th Annual Blue Ridge Old-Time Music Week


Advanced : David Bragger and Susan Platz

Fiddle Blues and Rags: Mick Kinney

Intermediate: Rachel Eddy

Early Intermediate: Tricia Spencer


Advanced: Riley Baugus, This class is closed and a waiting list is available. Please contact 828-689-1167 to be added to the list.

Intermediate: Hilary Dirlam

Early Intermediate: Robby Robertson


Advanced Old Time: Evan Kinney

Intermediate: Kellie Allen

Early Intermediate: Susie Coleman

Rhythm and Repertoire: Sammy Lind and Nadine Landry

Intermediate/Advanced Mandolin: Pete Vigour

Mountain Dulcimer :

Intermediate and Advanced: Don Pedi

Beginning: Margaret Wright


Old-Time Duets: Kari Sickenberger and Laurelyn Dossett

Mini-courses: These classes are 50 minutes long and require separate fee.  Course description will be posted shortly


  1. Banjo          Mick Kinney                                              Rag & Blues Banjo
  2. Fiddle         David Bragger & Susan Platz              Rare fiddle tunes from an ex-slave, Alonzo Janes
  3. Guitar         Susie Coleman                                        Beginning guitar
  4. Singing       Sammy Lind & Nadine Landry           Harmony Singing
  5. Ukulele       Charlie and Nancy Hartness              Advancing Ukulele


  1. Banjo          Evan Kinney                                            Beginning banjo
  2. Banjo          Rachel Eddy                                             How to Translate Fiddle into Banjo
  3. Bass           Amy Buckingham                                    Beginning bass
  4. Fiddle         Tricia Spencer                                          Midwestern Fiddling
  5. Guitar          Howard Rains                                         Midwest Guitar Backup

3pm     Shaped Note Singing is a free mini-course no fee required

  1. Banjo            Riley Baugus                                           Solo Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo
  2. Bass              Kellie Allen                                               Intermediate/Advanced Bass
  3. Dance           Emolyn Liden                                         Flatfooting
  4. Fiddle            Ellen Vigour                                            Fiddle from scratch
  5. Mandolin      Bob Buckingham                                 Window dressings
  6. Singing          Laura Boosinger                                   Shaped Note Singing