Blue Sky Folk Festival Community Jams

2018 Jams

A quick run-down of last year’s scheduled jams here – also you know there will be plenty of popup jams around the grounds and inside. Stay tuned for the August 25, 2018 schedule. 


2017 Jams

Swing Jam, with Kevin Richards, Bryan Thomas & Scott Franklin 1-1:45 – small tent This should be fun – Kevin Richards and Bryan Thomas, and Scott Franklin. Kevin and Bryan are members of Hot Djang! and Scott is with Lost State of Franklin – both groups performing later on the Main Stage.

Bryan Thomas, Kevin Richards and J Scott Franklin

Bryan Thomas, Kevin Richards and J Scott Franklin

Old-Time Jam, with Joel Specht, Ken Roby and friends  1-1:45 – large tent 

Unlock the arcane language of an Old Time jam session with Joel Specht on banjo and Ken Roby on fiddle (and whatever else he feels like). Join the jam circle, or just watch and listen as they pass down tunes in the traditional way. All old time musicians of all skill levels welcome.

Irish Seisiun, with Samantha McNamara
3:30-4:15 – large tent

Samantha McNamara

Samantha McNamara

Join Samantha McNamara as she leads a traditional seisiun. Bring your instrument and play along, offer your favorite set of tunes, or sit back and enjoy listening to a great mix of Irish music. Samantha is a violin and viola teacher and performer with her studio, McNamara Strings, located on the south side of Cleveland. Besides classical music, Samantha enjoys the fiddle, specializing in traditional Irish music. .



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