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Stroll the grounds of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival and you will hear music that is indigenous to the shepherd’s life. Weaving songs, airs, jigs, reels, strathspeys, hornpipes, waltzes fill the air. Bagpipes, harps, fiddles, whistles, flutes, mandolins, guitars, banjos, and hammered dulcimers ring throughout the festival, reminding us that both music and wool have come down to us through the ages. Take time and listen to the music and take some home with you. The official CD “Music from the Sheep & Wool Festival” can be purchased where you buy festival T-shirts. The musicians themselves have a wide range of recordings that will keep the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival alive for you throughout the year!

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Caruthers Others

Robbie Caruthers is a master of Old Time Fiddle. No one has played more regional festivals and event ...

Common Ground Jam

Join musicians Walt Michael & Co., Port Righ, and The Martin Family from Common Ground on the Hi ...

Port Righ

Featuring Celtic harp, bagpipes, and English concertina, the distinctive duo Port Righ also incorpor ...

Slim Harrison Family Hoedown

For over 40 years, Slim Harrison has performed at schools and festivals, hoedowns & throwdowns a ...

The Martin Family

Emily Martin carries on a rich heritage of playing traditional Appalachian and Irish music on the ma ...

Walt Michael & Company

Considered to be a virtuoso of tremendous influence in the revival of the hammered dulcimer, Walt Mi ...

Registration for 2024 Fiber Arts Seminars Opening Soon

Registration will open on Saturday, February 17, 2024. Registration for Spinning Classes ONLY will open at 12 noon ET. Registration for all other classes will open at 2:00 p.m. ET.

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Online entries are now being accepted for our 2024 Sheep Shows at sheepandwool.fairwire.com/. The featured breed this year is Cotswold.Entry forms and rules and regulations are also available for download from our website:Rules and Regulations - sheepandwool.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/MSWF-2024-Exhibitor-Letter.pdfEntry Form - sheepandwool.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/MSWF-2024-Sheep-Show-Entry-Form.pdfOnline entry will be available through April 1st, 2024. Mailed entries must be postmarked no later than April 1st, 2024. A $25.00 late fee will be assessed to all entries postmarked after April 1st (if space is available). NO entries will be accepted after April 10th.Photo courtesy of American Cotswold Record Association.#mdsw #mdsw2024 #sheepshows #featuredbreed #cotswoldsheep ... See MoreSee Less
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Reminder -- Registration will open tomorrow, Saturday, February 17, at www.lessonface.com/sheepandwool. Registration for Spinning Classes ONLY will open at 12 noon ET. Registration for all other classes will open at 2:00 p.m. ET.These are in-person classes. They are held at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland, and several nearby locations. We are offering 55 classes in all; subjects include crochet, dyeing, felting, fiber preparation, knitting, spinning, and weaving. Complete details of the classes can be downloaded from sheepandwool.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/MSWF-2024-Fiber-Arts-Seminars-Corrected.pdf (this link is also available on our website).Many classes fill quickly, so don't miss out!#mdsw #mdsw2024 #fiberartseminars #yarnlove #dyeing #felting #fiberprep #colortheory #spinning #handspinning #knitting #crochet #weaving ... See MoreSee Less
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