Beginning Bluegrass Mandolin


  • An introduction to playing the mandolin with American Roots musician Davey Harrison
  • Wednesday, August 26 | 5:00-7:00 PM Central Time
  • Workshop registration closes at noon on August 26
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Join Davey Harrison for a two hour workshop as we enter the world of bluegrass mandolin. We will discuss different concepts including the mandolin’s role as a rhythm instrument, playing instrumental melodies (fiddle tunes), and ways to play for a singer as an accompaniment. Previous experience encouraged, but not required. This workshop is designed for beginner and intermediate mandolin players. Tickets for this event are $20 each. Feel free to email with and questions, or email if you have technical questions about getting connected with the workshop.

Originally from Gloucester, England, Davey Harrison found his passion for the mandolin and American Roots music while growing up in Wisconsin. His constant love for music led him to study Classical Vocal Performance at Lawrence University’s Conservatory of Music in Appleton, WI. Davey then attended the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA where he received a Master’s of Music in Contemporary Improvisation focusing on mandolin and vocal performance.

Davey now lives near Oconomowoc and performs frequently with his wife and musical partner Maire Clement in their duo the Boston Imposters. Their original music combines the influence of many folk traditions with their own personal stories and perspectives.

Davey teaches mandolin, guitar, claw-hammer banjo, voice, and songwriting.

[Portrait of Davey provided; product photo by John Lyttle on Unsplash]