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10301 Comanche NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505. 237.2048


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*       The Crafting Part of Songwriting Art - A Workshop presented by GEORGE ENSLE - Award winning performing Story Songwriter George Ensle brings beginning and developing songwriters together to explore the Crafting side of songwriting, including where and when to write, what tools you need, starting the song, looking at the song, building the song, “The 4 minute Movie”, and how the song can write itself. George will have a detailed outline handout for participants. This workshop will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd NE in Albuquerque. Please call 505-237-2048 to register. Please visit George’s website at
Saturday morning September 10, 2016          11:30am – 1:30pm           Fee: $30


*       Laughing Spirit Chorus Fall Session - Cathleen Wilder, Instructor. Please join us for this fun, supportive choir! We will sing rounds and part songs from a variety of genres including folk, spirituals, madrigals and more! The term will culminate with a low-key performance. No experience necessary, but regular attendance, the basic ability to carry a tune, and the willingness to have fun are! Whether you sang in a choir back in school, church, or anywhere else, this is your opportunity to do it again! Maybe you have always wanted to sing in a choir - now is your chance! Singer, teacher, and workshop presenter, Cathleen Wilder has been teaching the popular How to Sing in the Shower classes for over twenty years and is the former director of the Laughing Spirit Chorus. A dynamic, fun and inspiring teacher, her uniquely effective style draws from a variety of disciplines including, yoga, dance, world music, psychology and spirituality, not to mention 15 years of singing with top-notch choirs including the Eugene Bach Festival Chorus and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. A west coast native, Cathleen has brought her playful, holistic, non-judgmental teaching style to a numerous venues including Seattle Folklife, the Seattle World Rhythm Festival, Willamette Valley Folk Festival and Breitenbush Hotsprings Retreat Center. Her work has been reviewed by the Seattle Times, the Los Angeles Times and on Weekend America. This class will be held at Apple Mountain Music. Space in this class is limited so early registration is recommended. Please call 505-237-2048 to register.

Saturday afternoons, September 10 thru December 3, 2016           4:00pm - 5:30pm           Fee: $120


*       Mountain Dulcimer: Beginning – Irma Reeder, Instructor. The dulcimer is widely used in the American old-time music tradition, as well as Celtic and other styles. Be a part of the tradition by learning to play the mountain dulcimer in this beginning class. You'll learn to play chords and melodies in the DAD tuning. Some music theory will be covered, but you don't need musical experience to be successful. Note: Instruments will be available during classes but if you own a dulcimer, please bring it. Required text is First Lessons Dulcimer by Joyce Ochs, which is available for purchase at Apple Mountain Music. This course is being offered through UNM’s Continuing Education Department but the class will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE in Albuquerque. Click here to register online or call 505-277-0077, Option1. Please reference Course number 12759.

Monday evenings September 12-October 3, 2016         7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (4 Sessions)         Tuition: $85


*       Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman In Concert - Apple Mountain Music is excited to host the virtuoso partnership of England’s premier flatpicking guitarist, Chris Newman and “the greatest Celtic harper of our age” (LIVE IRELAND) Máire Ní Chathasaigh.  Together they have brought their unique musical vision to twenty-two countries on five continents.Chris and Máire have performed at over 175 folk, Celtic, arts, harp and guitar festivals in Europe, the USA and Australasia and have given almost two thousand concerts in venues large and small – from the tiniest of historic churches in England, Germany and Italy to palaces in Kyoto and Istanbul, London’s Barbican, Sydney’s Town Hall and the Philharmonie in Cologne. Together they have created one of the most distinctive voices in modern acoustic music. Their six duo and five solo CDs, instructional books and collaborations with many other luminaries of the Celtic, folk, swing jazz and bluegrass worlds express both the depth of their commitment to tradition and an eternally playful, curious and adventurous spirit. The duo’s performances are an emotional rollercoaster, deeply rooted but eclectic and adventurous too: a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music from five centuries, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, coupled with striking new compositions. This concert will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd NE in Albuquerque. Please call 505-237-2048 to reserve your seat as space is limited!
Saturday evening October 1, 2016           7:00pm           Admission: $20

*       Beyond Rhythm - A Bodhrán centered exploration of Irish Traditional Music for the Intermediate- to Advanced-BeginnerDain Forsythe, Instructor. This course is designed for players who have taken one or more six-class Bodhrán courses and have the Irish reel, hornpipe, jig, rhythm patterns in their skill set. This class will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd NE in Albuquerque. Please call 505-237-2048 to register.

Sunday evenings September 18 – October 23, 2016           6:30pm – 8:30pm           Fee: $85


*       Sing-a-long with Dan Matthews - Albuquerque Folk Festival Fundraiser - Invite your friends and come out next Sunday for an afternoon of singing some well-loved folk songs and to support the Albuquerque Folk Festival! Dan Matthews has lead small sing-a-longs at a jam tent at AFF for many years and put together a posse to do a sing-a-long tribute to Pete Seeger in 2010 on a main stage. His formula is to pick familiar and very singable songs, put them in good keys, give people the lyrics (key ingredient) and sing and play loud so people will be less self-conscious and have permission to sing loud themselves. Think of three folk songs you like from the folk revival of the '50s and '60s-one of them will be on the list. Dan doesn't perform these days. His joy is singing with people not singing for people, whether it's a song circle or at the Albuquerque Folk Festival. Dan will be joined in this sing-a-long by his main singing sidekick Bill Foote. This sing-a-long is a benefit for the Albuquerque Folk Festival and will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd NE in Albuquerque. Space is limited so come early!

Saturday afternoon October 29, 2016           2:00 - 4:00pm, doors open at 1:30pm          Suggested donation: $15 at the door

*       Introduction to Folk Harp – Irma Reeder, Instructor. Come and be captivated by this wonderful instrument! In this class you will enjoy getting know the enchanting harp and will learn to play songs of various styles. Previous musical experience in not required as basic music theory will be covered. It is not necessary for you to own a harp. A variety of harps will be available on the premises during class time. You will have an opportunity to play a number of harps to experience the difference in size and tone. This class is being offered through the Department of Continuing Education at UNM, class number 12757. Preregistration is required – click on this link to register The class will be held at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE, Albuquerque. Required text: Teach Yourself to Play the Folk Harp, available for purchase at Apple Mountain Music. Come early to purchase your book and reserve your instrument!
2 Sessions starting Monday evenings November 7 & 14, 2016           7:00pm – 9:00pm           Fee: $85



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Note: Please register early as workshops with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled. If this happens, we will be sure to promptly notify you by phone or email. Please make sure to leave a reliable phone and/or email address when registering and check your voice mail or email the day before the workshop is scheduled to take place. If your workshop is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, inclement weather, instructor illness, or any other reason, you will have the option of a full refund or funds being applied toward another workshop.


And Don't Forget...



Slow Celtic Session

1st Saturday of the month

10:00am – 12:00pm


Canterbury Harp Ensemble

1st Saturday of the month

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm 


Gregg Daigle's Early Bird Slow Bluegrass Jam
2nd Saturday of the month
9:00am - 10:30am


Jamming for Fun/Beginner's Jam

2nd Saturday of the month

2:00 pm to 3:30pm


 Scottish Session

2nd Sunday of the month

2:00pm – 4:00pm


Open Irish Session

3rd Saturday of the month

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Apple Mountain Jam

 Intermediate to Advanced

4th Saturday of the month 

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Hammered Dulcimer for Advanced Beginners

 3rd Saturday of each month

11:00am - 12:00 pm

Fee: $20



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