Erynn & Carl’s 2018 New Years Resolutions, News & Online Lessons

January 6, 2018

Happy New Year everyone!

Carl and I hope you all made some good resolutions and they last as long as you want them to. I like to make mine highly attainable so I’m starting with these:

1. Start the day playing music before I do anything else…even looking at the computer (making coffee is ok)

2. Reading more books (the real ones not on a tablet)

3. Eat more smoked paprika (why not? 🙂

Carl’s resolutions are:

1. Start the day learning something…anything that gets the creative spirit sparked

2. Handwrite more letters (snail mail)

3. Do more creative cooking and eating (they go hand in hand don’t you think?)

We are off to the westcoast to play at the Portland Old-Time Gathering, Olympia & Seattle to play shows with Randal Bays & Family and into BC to see family and play a concert in North Burnaby, BC. We’ll be home for two weeks in Feb then will arrive in Ireland on Valentines. We have concerts, workshops and will get to participate in the first Old-Time Music Gathering So looking forward to all that!

Carl and I are teaching online fiddle, guitar, mando and banjo workshops on Concert The fee is “pay what you want” (You must make a minimum $2 donation on Concert Window to get access to their platform. Tips are appreciated!) and you can communicate with us during these live online workshops by asking questions or making comments in the text box provided. It’s fun, a great deal and you don’t have to leave your house!

Here’s the schedule for our upcoming lessons on

SAT Jan 6th, 2018 – 10:30am EST Erynn Marshall Fiddle Lesson. Tune: a cool version of Eighth of January (with extra parts) by great, late VA fiddler John Ashby.

SAT Jan 6th, 2018 – 1pm EST – Carl Jones Mandolin Workshop. Tune: Pigeon on the Gate

SUN Feb 4, 2018 – 1pm EST – Erynn Marshall Fiddle Workshop. Tune: tba

SUN Feb 4, 2018 – 3:00pm EST – Carl Jones Guitar Workshop. Tune/song: tba

SUN Feb 4, 2018 – 6pm EST – Carl Jones Mandolin Workshop. Tune: tba

SUN Feb 11, 2018 – 1pm EST – Erynn Marshall Fiddle Workshop. Tune: tba

SUN Feb 11, 2018 – 3:30pm EST – Carl Jones Banjo Workshop. Tune/song: tba

Go to to watch and please click the heart beside our name to follow us and hear about our future workshops. Thanks. We also continue to give private lessons (in-person or Skype) for $50 hr. Contact us at if interested on getting on our lesson email list (we send out a message about when we’re available to do these once a month). Just take a lesson when you like. No schedule is required.

Our Holiday Sales on our website has been extended through Jan 6 “Old Christmas.”

Thanks for your support everyone and we hope you and yours have a bright, happy, and musical New Year!

Sincerely, Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones