The Fayetteville Square Dance is trying out a new venue, just a few blocks away from the old one. Come dance with us the last Friday of January and February at Feed Communities, at 221 S. Locust Ave.
Our new jam, Public Domain, is going strong, with local musicians showing up to play music from 1940 and before: jazz, oldtime, blues, and more!
That happens the first Monday of each month, 7 pm at Smoke & Barrel.
We’ll be closed this week, for our annual buying/selling trip. We’ll be back Tuesday, July 11.
Fayetteville Square Dance, featuring guest fiddler Harry Bolick
Fiddle workshop with Harry Bolick at May Bell Music, 2-4 pm.
Feel free to email us with any questions, and hope to see y’all there!
Tricia Spencer & Howard Rains will be performing oldtime music, particularly traditional Texas tunes, at Studio Leilani, 254 N. Olive Ave, on May 6, followed by a fiddle/guitar workshop on the 7th.
Tickets to these intimate events are limited, and available here:
Tricia Spencer is a Kansas multi-instrumentalist, who grew up learning old time music from her grandparents. Her early life was spent traveling throughout the Midwest, where she learned from the likes of Pete McMahan, Cyril Stinnet, Lymon Enloe, Dwight Lamb, Amos Chase, and Lucy Pierce.
Howard Rains is a native Texas artist and fiddler from a musical and artistic family. Howard plays rare, old tunes learned from friends, family, mentors, and old recordings. As much known for his painting as his fiddling, Howard has painted many great old time musicians, both living and gone.
Together, Spencer & Rains have performed and taught internationally. In their unique and powerful style, Howard and Tricia are dedicated to the preservation, performance, and teaching of old time music.
We’re excited to announce that May Bell Music will be carrying vintage clothing from the fabulous Smith Sisters’ hoard.
Their wildly popular popup shops, Gloria Jean’s Beauty Boutique Redux, featured new old stock, tags-on clothes from their grandmother’s 1960s/70s boutique, and now you can find those rare gems here!
So, the Fayetteville Square Dance happens on the last Friday of every month, at Backspace, and this month it falls on the Friday right before Halloween. We’ll be having a costume contest, bobbing for apples, and lots of fun.
As always, it’s traditional southern squares, taught & called to live string band music. Our band this month is the Ozark Highballers.
AT Backspace, 541 W. Meadow. 8 to 11 pm, $5 at the door.
May Bell Music is hosting a bunch of great events for the Fayetteville Roots Festival this year! The daytime workshops are all free & open to the public.
1:00 PM TO 3:00 PM
LUTHIERS’ SUMMIT at MAY BELL MUSIC (120 N. Block Ave.)
From 1:00-2:00, Local luthiers will talk about building acoustic, electric, and “cigar box” musical instruments, including display workbenches.Participants can wander, ask questions, and watch luthiers in action.
At 2 pm, there will be a panel discussion and workshop on instrument maintenance and basic repair.
8:00 PM TO 11:00 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT SQUARE DANCE at BACKSPACE
The Fayetteville Square Dance, sponsored by May Bell Music, will start at 8 pm, at Backspace, 541 W. Meadow St. Traditional southern squares are taught & called to live old-time string band music – no experience required! Open to all; $5 suggested donation.
TRADITIONAL OZARK MUSIC WORKSHOPS
at MAY BELL MUSIC (120 N. Block Ave.)
FIDDLE/GUITAR: DAVID SCRIVNER & ALVIE DOOMS
CLAWHAMMER BANJO: NATHAN MCALLISTER
OLDTIME HARMONY SINGING: WILLI GOEHRING & ALLISON WILLIAMS
OLD-TIME “STRAIGHT HARP” HARMONICA: SETH SHUMATE
FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT MAY BELL MUSIC
Our new address is 120 N. Block Ave #2, in the World Treasures building next to Little Bread Co.
April 1st is our opening day, so come visit and pardon our dust as we settle in.
We’ll have lots more music at the new location, so check in here or on our Facebook page for updates!
The Fayetteville squaredance is the last Friday of every month, and this month the band will be The Ozark Highballers, featuring Seth Shumate, Clarke Buehling, Roy Pilgrim and Aviva Steigmeyer. 8 pm at the Backspace, just a few doors down from May Bell Music.
We are carrying vinyl LPs! Curated by the Vinyl Underground – come check out the deep cuts.
We also have a new violin teacher, Brandon King, from local bluegrass heroes Foley’s Van. He’s available to teach classical, Irish, and bluegrass.