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

J. Scott Franklin

Kevin Richards

Swing Jam, with Kevin Richards & Scott Franklin. This should be fun. Kevin is a member of Hot Djang! and Scott is with Lost State of Franklin – both groups performing later on the Main Stage.




Old-Time Jam, with Joel Specht, Ken Roby and friends 

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

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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