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Welcome to the Sixth Annual Spokane Mandolin Congress! This event brings together a common passion for the mandolin and its many voices, expressed in such diversity among our panel that you should leave the day’s workshops enriched and inspired to explore new sounds and ideas with your instrument. Arrive hungry for music, leave fulfilled, and have fun! This year’s panel includes Don Stiernberg and Chad Fadely.

2018 Mandolin Congress

WHAT:  A day-long series of mandolin workshops at all levels taught by a panel of professional  mandolin instructors, with Don Julin and regular panel members Dan Gore, Ken Glastre, Don Thomsen, and Sam Lyman. Repairman Rick Rubin will be available for urgent adjustments to your instrument.

WHEN:  Saturday November 17 2018   9am – 5pm, evening concerts at Kelly’s Underground from 7 to 10pm    

WHERE:  home of Daniel Gore, 2120 S. Post, Spokane WA 99203 (Kelly’s Underground  1301 W 14th Ave, Spokane, WA 99204)

CONTACT Dan Gore  509-838-9135

TICKETS:  $100 (this is a suggested donation) ; please reserve a space!

MISC:  Free and ample street parking

RESERVATIONS:   Space is limited to about 35 students. Please reserve your space now if you want to attend.

FOOD: Bring something for lunch and snacks. Other refreshments will be available.

LODGING: Many of you may be traveling a long way to get to the Congress, but don’t get a room yet. I have space with a bed or two and much floor space. There are friends who also open their homes to our guests and that always works out well. Just let me know if you need this.

WHAT ELSE:  An evening of mandolin concerts performed by members of the panel will begin at Kelly’s Underground, starting at 7:30pm. A donation of $15 is collected at the door if you did not attend the workshops.  The Rocket Bakery will be open for food and drink.

HOW THE WORKSHOPS ARE ORGANIZED: Four studios will be in session for 1 hours, four times during the day. One studio will host a beginner topic, another will host an intermediate topic, and the third will host an advanced topic. We also open a fourth studio for those who are completely new to the mandolin (novice.)There are two sessions in the morning, and two in the afternoon. A mandolin repairman will set up shop in the workroom for a couple of hours to help with any instrument issues. A mini-concert that features the three upcoming instructors will precede each session.