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Thursday, December 7 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Group Leadership and Dynamics Through Worksongs LIMITED

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In this hands-on, sing-out workshop, explore the modern practice of a lively and useful agrarian tradition: worksongs. Learn five simple songs great for field work while discovering how worksongs can improve your crew’s effectiveness and transform your experience of mundane handwork. This workshop will cover simple call-and-response songs from the Americas and Africa, as well as livestock calls of Europe and Asia, and will explore the steps for introducing songs into the field setting.

Presenters
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Edith Gawler

Edith Gawler grew up in Maine as a member of the legendary Gawler Family Band.  She plays fiddle, banjo and upright bass, and belts out songs in a rich sonorous alto. Not long ago, Edith finished her architectural thesis at Syracuse University, which looks to draw on the principles of the local sustainable food movement as a model for a new architecture... Read More →
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Bennett Konesni

Farmer, Owner / Co-Founder & Chief / Musician, Duckback Farm / Sylvestor Manor Educational Farm / worksongs.org
Bennett Konesni is a farmer/musician who owns Duckback Farm in Belfast, Maine. He has spent 20 years using worksongs on farms and at sea, in over a dozen countries, and he curates www.worksongs.org to share songs and how-tos. He is also the co-founder and chief ambassador of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm on Shelter Island, NY... Read More →


Thursday December 7, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
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