7251 50th Avenue
Does your child love music and movement? Then join us for our for a fun, free Wheatscouts event on February 11th! And, weather permitting, sledding & hot cocoa on the hills of the Wheatland grounds afterwards!
(Free event – Snacks will be provided)
This event is most enjoyable for kids ages 5+, accompanied by an adult. Younger kids are welcome to watch and/or participate!
About the event
Kids will get to experience and participate in traditional Appalachian Old Time and Celtic Songs and tunes! Great singing, hot instrumentals, lovely waltzes, slow airs and jigs and a whole lot of fun! We’d love for the parents to participate as well!
Wheatland Music Organization (501(c)(3)) children’s program was started at Wheatland in 1987 with the purpose of introducing children of all ages to folk arts and traditional music in a casual, kid-friendly setting. Wheatscouts events are free of charge and open to the public. All ages of children are welcome, no pre-registration required.
From learning about different square & contra dances, songs, storytelling, string & percussion music instruments to crafts & activities like bookbinding, nature walks and tie-dye – we focus on finding new ways to teach the old ways.
Wheatscouts meets the 2nd Saturday (October – May) 11 AM till 1 PM in the Gladys Wernette Classroom / Main building on the Wheatland Music site. The event includes a break with healthy snacks provided. Feel free to bring your own food if you or your child have dietary restrictions, or simply to share it with the group!
Each one of our monthly gathering is uniquely themed. Follow the Wheatland website (wheatlandmusic.org) or the Wheatscouts – Traditional Arts & Music for Kids Facebook page for updates.
About the Artist
Husband and Wife Duo fiddler Janie Rothfield & guitarist Allan Carr have been playing and singing together for over 40 years, touring throughout the USA and Europe! Together they present lively music from the Old and New World on fiddle, clawhammer banjo, and guitar with lively tunes and songs. Allan (from Aberdeen, Scotland) grew up surrounded by the rich traditional music of the Northeast of Scotland and is a lovely traditional style Scottish singer and fantastic guitarist.
Janie is a highly acclaimed fiddler, clawhammer banjo player, tune composer and singer with deep roots in the fiddle traditions of New England, Scotland, and the American South. She has over 11 recordings to her credit and in addition to playing with Allan, tours in Europe with the highly acclaimed Appalachian Music Progressive String Quartet, The Idumea Quartet, www.janierothfield.com