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Banjo Sale Hootenanny - Celebrating Pete Seeger's 100th Birthday





We're celebrating Pete' Seeger's upcoming birthday on May 3rd with a huge banjo sale and month long Hootenanny. All of our banjos and related books and accessories are on sale, including Ome, Enoch, Pisgah, Deering, Gold Tone, Bart Reiter, and more! Shop our Banjos here!

Plus All month long we have some great events planned:

Matt Brown Alternate Banjo Tunings - 11 Tunings, 11 Banjos -FREE
Saturday April 13 at 1:30pm

Old Town School banjo instructor Matt Brown will play songs in eleven different banjo tunings on eleven different banjos, each currently on sale in the store! This informal, family-friendly performance is perfect for those who tolerate the banjo, as well as their spouses, children, and grandparents.

 


Know your Banjo Workshop - FREE
Thursday April 25th at 6:00 pm


Old Town School Music Store staff will walk you through some banjo history, stylistic differences, what to look for in a new banjo, and simple banjo care and feeding in this discussion. No experience or instruments necessary.

 


Meryl Danziger author of “Sing It” A Biography of Pete Seeger in-store - FREE
Saturday May 4th 2pm


Author Meryl Danziger will discuss her book Sing It! A Biography of Pete Seeger, which sprouted from a long collaboration with Pete himself, and was published by Seven Stories Press in July of 2016. Meryl will share the extraordinary story of how the book came to be, and discuss its purpose and relevance. Her presentation will include readings from the book, visuals, and—essential to any Pete-related event—a sing-along! 

In addition to receiving a starred review from Publishers Weekly, and praise from David Amram and Roger McGuinn, In 2017, Sing It! was featured as the centerpiece for “Woody’s Children” with Robert Sherman on WFUV. Meryl lives in Manhattan and works as founder and director of Music House, a highly individualized, exploratory approach to music learning. Her book Music House: Liberating the Music Lesson will be out soon. 

Swing into the store on May 4th to celebrate 100 Years of Pete Seeger