Last spring’s String Gathering was a great success. Thanks to all the players, guests and volunteers who made it so enjoyable. We hope to. see you all again this year.
Please hold the dates – we’ll be gathering to play string band music of any genre this spring.
Please be considerate of others. If you are not feeling well, we’ll miss you, but please stay home and help keep the string music community healthy.
This is an event that celebrates playing traditional acoustic music. There are no performers, no audiences; just musicians who are playing and others who are listening
We play Old Time, Cajun, Irish, Bluegrass, Upper Midwest Traditional, Scandinavian, Country/Roots even Manouche Jazz. Any other acoustic string music with a jamming tradition is welcome. Please come, sit in and play along in the musical tradition of any scheduled or spontaneous jam.
Clarion Hotel and Convention Center
626 West Pine St.
Baraboo, WI 53913
Room Reservations: (608) 356-6422
Breakfast is included with your stay. Be sure and say you are part of the String Gathering (note: they may call it String Fling) when reserving your room and ask for the special room rate.
The event runs from Thursday March 30 at 4:00 pm (check-in) until Sunday April 2, 2023 at 11:00 am (check-out).
Please stop at the registration table before joining in the music. Registration is free. Vaccination is not required.
In addition to scheduled jams and workshops, Spontaneous jams will happen whenever folks gather in the jam spaces.
Jams will also undoubtedly pop up in the hotel rooms during the weekend.
Meet-up jam for folks rolling in early to spend the whole weekend playing great traditional music together.
Kick off the String Gathering with a hot Cajun session. Mardi Gras may be over, but the great music continues….
An opportunity to share new music technologies and traditional music tune collections. Patrick will share experiences with forScore (iOS). Open for discussion and experiences with tools for Android devices.
A place for banjo players to share the many techniques of this versatile instrument. No facilitator. Other instruments welcome. Banjo jokes discouraged. Mandolin jokes ok.
A safe place for mandolin players to talk a lot about mandolins and even play them a little. No facilitator. Other instruments welcome.
New this year, a place for guitar players to trade riffs, discuss instruments, and compare styles. No facilitator. Other instruments welcome.
New this year… a literal fiddle hangout for players of all levels to trade songs, styles, and ideas. No facilitator. Other instruments welcome.
New this year…bass circle is an opportunity for bass players to share tips, techniques, and styles. Other instruments welcome. No facilitator.
Exploring waltzes and waltz harmonies with fiddle player Christina Rose, accompanied by Eva Bilger on fiddle and Patrick O’Dea on guitar.