Trout Lake hosts String and Dance Workshop




String music lovers ages seven to 70 can bring their fiddle, ukulele, guitar, Celtic banjo, mandolin and love of step and contra dances to scenic Trout Lake for the first Trout Lake String and Dance Workshop this Friday through Saturday, Aug. 19-20. It's two days devoted to improving musical skills, learning some dance tunes, step and contra dance, playing for and participating in old time family dance.

There are talented instructors for beginners, intermediate and advanced musicians. Participants can learn some folk dance tunes and dance steps. Dina Blade from Seattle is coming to teach some step dancing. Gordy Euler, co-conductor of a large band in Portland, is coming to help with band and fiddle skills. A master of Celtic banjo and ukulele, Ivan Comacho, will be there. A couple of local guitar coaches, Lincoln Crockett and Jed Pearson, will be on hand. Check-in is 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Mt. Adams Baptist Church in Trout Lake. Lunch is provided Saturday; other meals are on your own. Overnight lodging and free camping available. Fees are $35/person, $70/couple and $95 for family of three or more when registered prior to the event.

Registration accepted at the door with an additional $5. See:

for details and registration forms. The web site also has information on hiking, biking, rafting, and similar activities in the Trout Lake area to make a fun weekend.

For questions or more information, contact Linda Robertson at (509) 395-2668 or



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