Thursday, June 17, 2010

Girl Scouts Meet Fiddle and Banjo

I grew up going to a great deal of Bluegrass festivals with my family - My Uncle was and still is in a Bluegrass band. Bluegrass Music is a form of American roots music, and is a sub-genre of Country Music. Bluegrass was inspired by the music of immigrants from the United Kingdom and Ireland (particularly the Scottish-Irish immigrants in Appalachia), and African-Americans, particularly through genres such as jazz and blues. So I am excited to share that The Girls Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council has teamed up with the Roanoke Valley Fiddle and Banjo Club to introduce area girls to Bluegrass.

The workshop will provide instruction for girls starting to learn an instrument. Guitar, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer and mandolin will all be covered, as well as, singing and dancing. Sounds very cool! For more info and video, check out this story at WDBJ TV 7. Are there musically minded Girl Scouts in your area?