bluegrass in the alps

Bluegrass in the Alps
25th july – 3rd august 2008

From 25th july to 3rd august the association "Forum Lesachtal" hosts the first Lesachtal valley festival "Bluegrass in the Alps". The valley is located in the very south of Austria, at the interface of Germanic, Slavic and Romanic cultural areas. Therefore it is predestined for interacting of different people, cultures and musical styles.

Bluegrass in the Alps offers a fascinating punch of workshops and concerts with the American top bluegrass ensemble "Lonesome Road Band". The famous guitar player John Keith attended Dolly Parton for four years in the US. Banjo player Charles Wood, award-winning national banjo champion was already a guest of David Letterman.

Bluegrass workshops:

Workshop banjo/countrymusic/bluegrass – theory and exercises – with banjo champion Charles Wood, North-Carolina/USA

Workshop guitar/countrymusic/bluegrass – theory and exercises – with star guitarist John Keith, North-Carolina/USA

Workshop from Monday, 28th july – Sunday, 3rd august
Euro 240,00

Workshop from Friday, 1st august – Sunday, 3rd august
Euro 140,00

The workshops take place at "Volksmusik-Akademie" in Liesing/Lesachtal, respectively from 9-12 a. m. and 2-5 p.m.

Pay participation fee (from Austria):
Account number: 16.386
Bank code numer: 39364 (Raiffeisenbank K??tschach-Mauthen)

Pay participation fee (from abroad)
IBAN: AT 18 3936 4000 001 6386
BIC: RZKTAT2K364 (Raiffeisenbank K??tschach-Mauthen)


Single room bed and breakfast 25,00 Euro per day and person
Double room bed and breakfast 20,00 per day and person
Lunch or dinner 9,00 Euro per meal and person

Applications: E-mail to "Forum Lesachtal" Applications are valid with the assignment of the participation fee. No refunding of the participation fee!

Saturday, 2nd august 2008, 8 o’ clock p.m.
Concert by the US Bluegrass ensemble Lonesome Road Band

Contact and information:
Werner Lexer
Strajach 11
9951 St. Jakob

Tel.: 0043 664 28 30 282