Past Festivals


Evening Concert:  Ten Strings And A Goat Skin, Emily Keener, Aaron Jonah Lewis & Lindsay McCaw of The Corn Potato String Band, Tam Tam Magic, and Fantje na vasi

Mini Concerts: Ballinloch, Tom Evanchuck, Sands & HearnThe Silver String Band; and Young Singer Songwriters Ryan Kohn, Archer Frodyma, Maddie Fawcett-Dubow, and Olivia Martinez

Community Jams: Old Time Slow Jam led by Joel Specht (clawhammer banjo) and accompanied by Hannah Arnson (fiddle), Michael Morgan (fiddle), Leo Debevc (guitar), and Andrej Debevc (mandolin); Irish Seisún with Mo Chairde: pop-up jamming all day.

Dance at LEFF: Freestyle Clogging at the Old-Time Shindig with Joel Specht & Friends; Square Dance with the Corn Potato String Band Duo, Paul Kovac and Bryan Thomas; Cajun Dance with the Cajun Pals and dance instruction by Cheri Chapman and Dennis Tranchita. Also, Irish Seisun with Mo Chairde; Beginning Tap Dance with Diane Savelli; and Irish Step Dancing with Catherine Leneghan of the Leneghan Academy of Irish Dance.

Music Workshops: Bluegrass Lecture/Demo with Paul Kovac, Community Sing with Joanne Laessig of Folknet, and workshops in ukulele with Sheela Das (Basic) and Mark Laskey (Intermediate & advanced). Also,  Bluegrass Banjo with Paul Kovac, fiddle with Janice Fields Pohl of Campus International School (beginning) and Rowan Gallant (intermediate/advanced), guitar with Jessie Periard, Blues Guitar with Bob Frank, Old Time Guitar with Kevin Richards, and the Bodhran with Caleb Gallant. In addition, Mandolin with John Reynolds, Bass Accompaniment with Bryan Thomas, Down-Home Blues Revue with the Blues Devils, hammered dulcimer with Tina Bergmann, African Drumming with Tam-Tam Magic , Twin Fiddling with The Corn Potato String Band Duo, and Comparison of Cajun, Slovenian and Irish Accordion Styles with Kathy Hlad, Katie Cooper, and Brad Smedley.

Kids Workshops:  It takes a Village (Nykiiah Wright of Ms. Nikki’s Traveling Story Bag and Rozenia Cunningham of Art It Yourself) , More Than A Story with Robin Echols Cooper, Songs for Kids and Families with Nate and Karen McDonald as Daddy & the Chickenhawks. Also, Music Hootenanny for Kids and Families with Sheela Das, and World Dances for Kids with Janice Fields Pohl of Campus International School.


Evening Concert:  Alash, Emily Keener, Shivering Timbers, The Able Brothers, Austin Walkin’ Cane

Mini Concerts: Next generation of singer-songwriters Maddie Fawcett-Dubow, Lea Marra, and Ryan Kohn; Brent Kirby;  Poetry Summit with Ray McNiece, Daniel Gray-Kontar, Dianne Borsenik, and Breshea Sharonique; Bonnis and the King; The Auld Pitch

Community Jams:  Irish Seisuin with Mo Chairde;  Old-Time Jam with Dave Rice, Joel Specht and Christina Tanczos; Cajun Jam with Brad Smedley, Mark Laskey, and Jim Richards;  Community & Gospel Sing with Darryl Lewis and Joanne Laessig of Folknet

Dance at LEFF: Cajun Dance with StandBayou (Brad Smedley, Bob Smakula, Kevin Enoch, Ellen Kulgowski); Square & Contra Dance with Mr Haney and Caller Lynn Frederick; Irish Step Dance with the Leneghan Academy of Irish Dance; Swing Dance with Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys;  Ceili Social Dance

Music Workshops:  Instrument Petting Zoo with Studio Strings; All About the Bass with Andrew Bonnis; Beginning and Intermediate Clawhammer Banjo with Mark Olitsky; Gospel Sing with Darryl Lewis; Fiddle Accompaniment with Christine King; Bluegrass Banjo with Paul Kovac; Beginner Ukulele with Sheela Das, Creative Concepts in Music; Intermediate Ukulele with Mark Lasky; Introduction to Fiddle with Bruce and Jennifer Tackett of Studio Strings; Barbershop Harmony with the Cleveland East Suburbanaires; Blues Guitar with Bob Frank; Tuvan Throat Singing with Alash;  Luthier Workshop with Pat Podpadec; African Drumming Workshop with Papa Assane M”bayen of Tam Tam Magic

Kids Workshops:  Storytelling & Art with Nykiiah Wright of Ms. Nikki‘s Traveling Story Bag and Rozenia Cunningham of  Art it Yourself;  Roots Music with Sheela Das and Creative Concepts in Music;  World Dances for Kids with Janice Fields Pohl; Songs for Kids with Nate and Pete McDonald


Evening Concert:  The Duhks,  Tina Bergmann & Bryan Thomas,  Alpha Step Crew,  The Porter Sharks with Brandon Asazawa

Mini Concerts:  Hal Walker;  One Dollar Hat;  Alex Bevan;  Songwriter Showcase with Vicki Chew, Mark Freeman and Steve Mramor;  The Blues Devils

Community Jams:  Irish Seisuin with Mo Chairde;  Old-Time Jam with The Slow Cook Jam Band;  Bluegrass Jam with Paul Kovac;  Slovenian Music Session with John Muhvic and Kathy Hlad.

Community Dances: Cajun/Zydeco Dance with Acadian Driftwood;  Stepping with Alpha Step Crew;  Contra Dance with Mr Haney and Caller Lynn Frederick

Dance & Drum Workshops:  Irish Dance Workshop with The Leneghan Academy of Irish Dance;  African Drumming Workshop with Tam Tam Magic.

Music Workshops:  Gospel Sing with Darryl Lewis; Dana Norris of Story Club Cleveland;  Blues Guitar, with Bob Frank;  Instrument Repair, with Pat Podpadec;  For the Love of the Music screen filming;  Clawhammer Banjo, with Mark Olitsky;  Ukulele for All, with Sheela Das;  Irish Fiddle, with Francis Quinn

Kids Workshops:  Music that Fits in Your Pocket, with Hal Walker;  Roots Music for Kids, with Sheela Das;  World Dances, with Janice Fields Pohl; Interactive Art & Story in honor of Black History, presented by Rozenia Cunningham and Nykiiah Wright;  Folk Art for Kids with Cami Foster






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