In this class specifically designed for folk singers and instrumentalists of all types, Davey Harrison will guide you and your fellow folkies through various songs and pieces from America and the British Isles. We will learn songs that are staples in the folk community and examine some pieces that are more obscure. In addition to learning specific repertoire, we will also talk about strategies and resources to help you dive deeper into the vast world of folk song. Musicians of all ages and levels are welcome! The class will run for 2 hours and begin at 5pm central time.
About the instructor
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.