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I Come For to Sing:The Homecoming Alumni Concert

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Join us for this fun-filled homecoming event featuring many friends and former teachers. Join Frank Hamilton, the very first teacher of the Old Town School, …

A Beginner Learns Guitar

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A Beginner Learns Guitar is MD's 29 page reflection for those who are new to the guitar and for those who haven't started yet. The chapters are presented …

Folk singer Dvorak to present Academy of Lifetime Learning



February 22, 2012

CHARLESTON IL - A free workshop presented by professional folk singer Mark Dvorak is planned for March 14.

New Old Town School of Folk Music classes

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The new session at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago begins March 5, 2012 and there is still room in MD's classes. 

Mondays beginning March 5, …

Win Stracke's Dream


Singer, performer, activist, educator and co-founder of Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music, Win Stracke was born on February 20, 1908. 

To celebrate Win's …

Noam Pikelny on WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour


In 2010 five string banjo wizard Noam Pikelny was awarded the first Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Pikelny credits the Old Town …

Best Albums of 2011 by Michael Glitz


Award winning free lance writer Michael Glitz has weighed in on his picks for the best albums for the year 2011. Number 24 is Live From the Old Town School, …

In Stock


Chicago area listeners can purchase all of MDs CDs at the Old Town School of Folk Music's Music Store. The store is located in the Lincoln Avenue West Building, …

Cover Me


Two MD originals have been included on projects recently released by Chicago artists. MD performs the previously unreleased, In the Shadow of the Mountain

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