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The Peacham Acoustic Music Festival includes workshops to please every musical palate.  This fine group of musicians will be sharing their experience and expertise on their instruments, voice,  song-arranging, song-writing, and more.   The workshops will be held at the Peacham Congregational Church and other locations in the village center.
Participants are encouraged to be on time, be courteous to others, do not eat in the workshop rooms (water bottles are ok), and enjoy your time with these fine musicians.
Rose Dedam is our workshop coordinator.  If you have questions, please contact Rose at telephone (802) 592-3068 or via email at  rose.r.kent@gmail.com  
Workshop Schedule
The workshop schedule as of May 5, 2016 is as follows:
Check back from time to time as this schedule is subject to change!


August 20


Church Social Hall


Sunday School Room




Workshop Tent 


Peacham Gym


9:00–10:15 am



Band Scramble 


Lloyd and April Wright

Gospel Sing Along


Yoga Wake-up

Darcie Feller will lead this great way to start the day!



10:30–11:45 am



Steve Seifert

Mountain Dulcimer


Brendan Taaffe




Mean Mary



Gary Darling

Bluegrass Jam


 Family Dance



Caller:  Mary Wesley

Music: Pete's Posse


All levels, all ages 

All Welcome

(Not a workshop -

just a great dance)



12:30–1:45 pm



12:00-3:00 PM 





12:00-1:15 PM 

Bob & Sarah Amos

Duets and Harmony Singing




Qubecois Jam Jeremiah,  David and Owen


Morris Dancing 
Demonstration outside gym
 Midnight Capers 
Morris & Sword



2:30–3:45 pm



12:00-3:00 PM 






Green Room for Church Concert Performers

Authorized Access Only 




Afternoon Church Concerts  See the Performance Schedule





 Swing Dance



Music:  Jsson Burgman

Quebecois Dance

3:30- 5;00

Music: Jerrmiah McLane, Dave Boulange, 

Owen Marshall

Caller:  Mary Wesley

Workshop Details:
Instrument Petting Zoo

This is a project of the Young Tradition of Vermont organization.  A collection of instruments will be available all day in the church social hall for young, curious or aspiring musicians of any age to pick up, play, and experience.   Attendants will be available to assist visitors to the zoo throughout the day. 

Location – Congregational Church Social Hall - 12:00 - 3:00 pm

Band Scramble - Join the Band

A Band Scramble is when folks attending the festival throw their names in a hat.  A random drawing results in groups containing 3-5 players.  These groups are now a band and they have the day to get together with their band mates, pick a band name and arrange a tune to be presented before a live audience at 5 PM in the Church.   A winning band will be chosen by the classic applause-o-meter method and will receive an appropriate prize for the winning effort.  A facilitator will be present to assist in the drawing and organization of the bands -  


Drawing and Organization - Sunday School Room in the church - 9:00 am - 10:15 am 

Performances - Sanctuary in the Church - 4:30 pm- 5:00 pm

Lloyd & April Wright - Gospel Singalong

Join Lloyd & April Wright for a morning Gospel Sing!  All are welcome to join in. 

Location – Sanctuary - Church - 9:00-10:15

Location – Congregational Church Social Hall - 9:00-10:15

Mean Mary 

Location – Sanctuary in the Church - 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Brendan Taaffe -  


Location – Sunday School Room in the Church - 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Gary Darling and Friends – Blue Grass Jam

Bring your instrument and join join Gary for a blue grass jam.  Everyone is welcome to participate.  You never know who might show up in the circle.     

Location – Workshop Tent - 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Bob & Sarah Amos - The Art of Harmony and Duet Singing

Singout! Magazine has called Bob Amos "one of the most consistently interesting and intelligent songwriters in American music." In this workshop Bob and his daughter Sarah will share tips and techniques for harmonizing and duets. 

Location –Sanctuary - in the Church - 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm (Note special time)

Quebecois - Workshop and Jam

Learn about this great music tradition from North of the border - Taught by Jeremiah McLane, David Boulanger and Owen Marshall

Location – Workshop Tent - 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Steve Seifert - Mountain Dulcimer

Take this opportunity to learn about playing the Mountain Dulcimer from one of the truly great masters and teachers of this beautiful instrument

Location – Sunday School Room in the Church -  12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Midnight Capers Morris & Sword - Morris Dance Workshop

The Midnight Capers Morris and Sword will demonstrate dances from our own Kingsbury Branch tradition. We will teach a simple jig and a traditional stick dance. 
The term "Morris Dance" can describe a variety of regional English folk dances. We dance in the style of the Cotswold region. The various styles and a brief history of Morris dancing will be discussed. 

Location –Gym - 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

For questions, suggestions, or if you need more information, please contact Rose Dedam, Workshop Coordinator at telephone (802) 592-3068 or via email at  rose.r.kent@gmail.com  

Access to the workshops is included as part of the Saturday Day Pass ticket, the Saturday All Access ticket or the Weekend ticket.
To purchase tickets on-line, go 
Tickets may also be purchased at the festival registration area on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday.   
All Peacham Acoustic Music Festival venues are smoke and alcohol free!