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Performance Schedule

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January 8, 9, 10:  Lee will be teaching at the Eighth of January Old Time Weekend at Fiddle & Pick in Pegram, TN.  Visit their website for more details: www.fiddleandpick.com

January 22 at 1:30 p.m. -- Culpepper Place, 601 Wolf River Blvd, Collierville.

February 3 @ 5:00 p.m. -- Dinner music for Room at the Inn, Calvary Episcopal Church.

February 20-22 -- Workshops at Illinois Winter Weekend, Chillicothe, IL.  To register, click here. Workshop description for beginners:

I am excited to be part of the 2015 Winter Weekend and am looking forward to meeting new students and introducing songs and techniques from the Sunny South. 

As we move from being brand new players and make our way toward being solidly intermediate students, it is important that we develop a really good foundation in the techniques of strumming and fingering.  We will begin our workshops by focusing on learning how our instruments really work and becoming better strummers, including pick control.  As the weekend continues, we will explore alternative tunings for our instruments, so please bring a tuner and a capo.   In addition, we will look at how we can more comfortably finger our chords and develop techniques for better movement between fret positions for smoother playing.  Most of our work will consist of learning information and techniques within the context of songs, so plan to learn some new songs or to update songs you may already know.   There will be opportunities for students to ask questions and to incorporate their questions into the workshops for sharing with others.  


March 15 @ 10:50 a.m. -- John Albertson and I will present the service music for St. John's Methodist Church, 1207 Peabody Avenue.

July 23, 24, 25 -- Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View, AR -- Three days of workshops.  Visit www.OzarkFolkCenter.com to register.


January 15:  Lee and Betty will provide a day of workshops on both mountain and hammered dulcimer at the 9th Annual January Dulcimer Gathering at Second Baptist Church.  For more information, click here.
February 1:  Lee will perform for the Ladies Luncheon at Bellvue Woods.
February 15:   Lee will perform for the NTO Club at First United Methodist Church, Somerville.
February 19:  Lee will perform at Wolfchase Mall, lower, level, at 11:00 a.m. to promote Summer Music Camp as part of the FunSpots summer camp fair.
March 4-6:  Lee will be a presenter at the Friday song circle at Breakin' Up Winter hosted by the Nashville Old Time String Band Association at Cedars of Lebanon State Park.  For more info, visit the NOTSBA website.
May 7, 9:00 a.m.:  Lee will perform along with Ilace Mears on hammered dulcimer at the grand opening of the Urban Farmers Market, corner of Broad and Tillman.
May 13-15:  Lee will be the instructor for the NGFDA Spring Fling held at Hard Labor Creek State Park, 30 miles south of Athens,GA.  For more information, visit www.ngfda.com.

On Wednesday, June 8, I will perform for the Bartlett Senior Citizen Center at 10:30 a.m.  You do not have to be a senior to attend. 

Ilace Mears and I will play for the Collierville Farmers Market on Thursday, June 9 at 11:00 a.m.  The Market is located at First United Methodist Church on Poplar in Collierville.  There will be lots of great veggies, Italian ice, coffee and more.

 On July 28 at 7:15 p.m., I will perform in the chapel at Trezevant Manor, 177 North Highland.

July 21-23:  Lee will teach three days of intermediate level workshops on mountain dulcimer at the Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View, Arkansas.  Click here for more information.
September 23 & 24:  Memphis Dulcimer Gathering & Folk Festival.  Two days of instruction, concerts, demonstrations and vendors at Second Baptist Church 4680, Walnut Grove Road.  Click here for more information.



December 12:  Lee provided Christmas music for the annual holiday open house at Davies Plantation.
September 9:  Lee will performed at the Oak Room, Somerville.

July 27: Lee presented a program for the Fayette County Library, Somerville.  For 8 weeks, the library also hosted an exhibit on the origins of the mountain dulcimer created by Lee.

April 24:  Lee and Betty hosted an open jam on the porch of the Shelby Forest General Store. 

April 16:  Lee provided music and stories for children at Square Beans Coffee Company on the square in Collierville.

April 10:  Lee instructed workshops and played a concert for dulcimer clubs in the Birmingham area.  Click here for details.

March 18:  Lee and Betty performed a noon concert at Second Baptist Church, 4680 Walnut Grove Road.

March 18:  Lee and Betty provided music for the patients at HealthSouth on Covington Pike.

March 17:  Lee will performed a Celtic Celebration in remembrance of St. Patrick at Trezevant Terrace on Highland.

February 20:  Lee performed at 1:00 p.m. at Wolfchase Galleria Mall, lower level, as part of the Fun Spots Summer Camp expo.
January 16:  The January Dulcimer Gathering, sponsored by The Memphis Dulcimer Gathering, Inc.  Full day of workshops on mountain and hammered dulcimer with instructors Lee Cagle and Betty Dawson.
January 4:  Lee performed for residents at Village of Germantown.


December 9:  with Betty Dawson, Doctors' Journal Club of Memphis at Memphis Country Club.
November 29: with Betty Dawson, music for the Advent service at Lindenwood Christian Church.
November 19-22: Instruction and concert at Unicoi State Park, Georgia, sponsored by the North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association.
November 14:  Church of the Incarnation, Collierville, with Betty Dawson.  Dinner performance.
October 24:  Shelby Forest General Store, noon to 3.  Performance/Jam with Betty Dawson and friends.
September 26 & 26:  The Memphis Dulcimer Gathering & Folk Festival at Second Baptist Church.

September 8 (Tuesday) -- 2:00 p.m.:  Lee will perform at the Delta Fair at the Agricenter.  The performance will be in Building D in culinary arts/crafts area.

September 19 (Saturday) -- 3 to 5 p.m.:  Lee and Betty will present an afternoon of music for Germantown Heritage Day at the John Gray House behind GPAC.  There will be crafts, vendors and historical displays.

September 25 & 26:  Lee will teach and perform at The Memphis Dulcimer Gathering & Folk Festival.  Click here for festival information.  The finale concert will be at Second Baptist Church, 4680 Walnut Grove Road, on Saturday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m.  Cost of the concert is $10 per person.

October 14 (Wednesday) -- 10:00 a.m.:  Lee will perform for the Annual Autumn Fest at Lewis Senior Citizens Center,  1188 North Parkway.

October 24 (Saturday) -- Noon to 3:00 p.m.:  Lee and Betty will host a performance and open jam at the Shelby Forest General Store as part of their 75th anniversary celebration.  All acoustic instruments are invited to join in.

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