Purdue Convocations, Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering to partner for 'Traditional Music Week'

February 2, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. –Traditional Music Week is a weeklong celebration of traditional roots and acoustic music that will begin on March 27 with Fieldwork: Jayme Stone with The Lomax Project Residency, presented by Purdue Convocations. On April 4, the Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering will present a workshop, concert and contra dance with the dance band STEAM.

Traditional Music Week Activities

* March 27. 7 p.m. Tippecanoe Arts Federation Grand Hall, 638 North St., Lafayette. Public talk with Jayme Stone. Free and open to the public.

* March 27. 8:15 p.m.  Tippecanoe Arts Federation Grand Hall.  Community Musician Workshop with Jayme Stone. Free and open to the public.

* March 28. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carnahan Hall, 820 Main St., Lafayette. Community Field Recording Open House with Jayme Stone. Free and open to the public.

* March 28. 8 p.m. Lafayette Theater, 600 Main St., Lafayette. Performance by Jayme Stone and the Lomax Project. Tickets required.

* April 4. 12 p.m. Tippecanoe Arts Federation Grand Hall. Steam contra dance band workshop. Free and open to the public.

* April 4. 6 p.m. Thomas Duncan Hall, 619 Ferry St., Lafayette. Steam performance. Tickets required.

* April 4. 7 p.m. Duncan Hall. Tamara Lowenthal will join Steam to call the contra dance. Tickets required.

Jayme Stone and The Lomax Project Residency, March 27-28

Stone will offer a lecture and musician workshops throughout the weekend, culminating on March 28 when he leads his group through music sourced from Alan Lomax's field recordings archive. Tickets for the March 28 performance are $25 for adults and $19 for those 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Cash bar is available at the March 28 performance. Tickets are available at the Stewart Center box office at 765-494-3933, 800-914-SHOW or through www.convocations.org/tickets

STEAM! April 4

STEAM! is a contra dance band from Tucson, Arizona, featuring flying fiddle and mandolin harmonies. STEAM! is Dave Firestine, Alice Boyle, Robert Rosenberg, and Claire Zucker. On April 4, STEAM! will take the stage at Duncan Hall for a one-hour concert prior to the dance. Tamara Lowenthal will then join STEAM! to call the contra dance. The concert and dance event is open to the public. The price is $5 at the door. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, contact the Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering at 765-742-1419. 

Sources: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations: aeeddy@purdue.edu

Scott Freeman, Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering: scottfreeman12@gmail.com

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