Open Jams and Sings

At LEFF you’ll find plenty of opportunities to play music and sing with others, in informal pop-up jams or organized sessions lead by knowledgeable performers.

Rooms 145, 152 and 229 will be open for pop-up jams.  Jammers are welcome to play in other locations as long as they are considerate and don’t block halls, stairways or exits.

Feel like being a part of an organized jam?  Check out one of the sessions below.


Old-Time Jam, with Joel Specht, Dave Rice, Andrej Debevc and Leo Debevc  
1 – 2:45pm, Room #258

The old time jam will be lead by Dave Rice on fiddle, Joel Specht on banjo, Andrej Debevc on mandolin, and Leo Debevc on guitar. We welcome anyone into the jam and will focus on the keys of D and Cross A with a beginning to intermediate skill level of players. If you want to just listen or are looking to join the jam circle, a good time will be had by all.


Irish Seisiun, with Maureen Conway Reich  
3:15 – 5pm, Room #258

Maureen Conway Reich is the fiddler player for the Celtic roots band Ballinloch. Maureen’s love for Irish music and tradition came from her own roots, growing up in an Irish household surrounded by music and song. She welcomes all traditional musicians to join in the LEFF Irish music seisiun. Whether you know one tune or 100, you are welcome. Click here for a list of tunes.


Open Bluegrass Jam  
4:15 – 6pm, Room #245


Contra Dance, Open Band with Emily Abel Calling   
4:45 – 5:45pm, Center Gym #135

Ever wanted to try playing for a contra dance?  If the answer is yes, bring your instrument and join the open band!  Experienced musicians, Jan Pavlinak on keyboard and Tom Hamilton on fiddle will lead this fun session.


Open Sing, with Folknet   
5:15 – 6pm, Room #255




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