The inaugural Denman Audio Arts Collective Music Mini-Festival, Harmonica Spring 2012, is set to kick off on March 23rd 2012.
The Denman Audio Arts Collective, a local society dedicated to providing opportunities for community musical artists to perform and improve their skills, initially produced Musical Chairs in 2006, an eclectic CD of local musical and spoken word artists. For the past four years, the Collective has primarily sponsored a once a month Open Mike where local musicians and poets of all ages have strutted their entertaining stuff.
The first of Harmonica Spring’s three elements will occur on Friday, March 23rd, when Harmonica Virtuoso Keith Bennett engages grades 4-7 students from Denman Community School in a fun, hands-on afternoon colloquy of the “Harmonikatz.”
On Saturday, March 24th, in the Denman Island Community Hall, the second element will have Guitar Master David Sinclair leading a three hour guitar workshop in the morning and Keith Bennett conducting a three hour Harmonica seminar that afternoon. This will be a unique opportunity for registered participants to learn from two of Canada’s top players.
To learn more about these two consummate musicians go to http://www.keith-bennett.com/ or http://www.davidsinclairmusic.com/
The fee for each Saturday workshop will be $30.
The festival will wind up Saturday evening with the final element, a one-time only Community Hall concert featuring Keith and David and the incomparable Hornby Thatch Band. Admission will be $15 at the door.
For more information, check out the Audio Arts Collective website at http://www.denmanaudioarts.com/gigs . To register for either workshop, call 1-250-335-9188 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Friday, March 23rd 2012