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Playmakers workshops and masterclasses

All events are free except for the Playmakers Concert ($35), Blues in the Vines ($25), and Masterclasses ($20).

FRI 4 MARCH

5-7pm SCOTT WISE AND NEIL GRAHAM'S HARP STARTER
Enjoy a fun and entertaining evening learning the basics of blowing a simple tune on the humble C-harp – a great way to get primed for a weekend of amazing harmonica playing. Instruments supplied. Kalyenup Studio, Albany Entertainment Centre

SAT 5 MARCH - PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

9.30-10.30am JUSTIN BRADY AND NEIL GRAHAM
The day begins with a classic Playmakers event as a player and a maker take you inside harmonica innovation and musical styles with passion and panache. Kalyenup Studio, Albany Entertainment Centre

11.15am-12.15pm JOE FILISKO WITH ERIC NODEN
Meet the man behind the development of the contemporary harmonica. Whatever road you're on in harmonica construction, it's bound to intersect with Joe's highway. Witness his playing talent alongside Eric Noden's powerhouse finger-style guitar. Kalyenup Studio, Albany Entertainment Centre

12.30-1.30pm BRENDAN POWER
Spend an hour with the developer of the Powerbender harmonica, an instrument that facilitates a whole new level of creative expression. Find out how this master player pushed the instrument to new boundaries of design and tuning. Kalyenup Studio, Albany Entertainment Centre

1.45-3pm ONE HARP, ONE GUITAR
The duet of harmonica and guitar expresses so much of what is central to the sound of the blues. Join international, Australian and local duets as they improvise and explore the meaning of 'one harp, one guitar'. Kalyenup Studio, Albany Entertainment Centre

3.15-3.45pm IN THE RACK WITH DAVE CLARKE AND JUSTIN BRADY
Playing harmonica in a rack (hands-free) while strumming a guitar or mandolin is no mean feat. Two superb musicians share the secrets behind their multi-instrument mastery. Kalyenup Studio, Albany Entertainment Centre

4-5pm HIGH TEA AND TIN SANDWICHES
The 'cast' of Playmakers front a Q&A session and invite you to get involved. Kalyenup Studio, Albany Entertainment Centre

7.30-9pm PLAYMAKERS CONCERT

SUN 6 MARCH

10-11.30am MASTERCLASS WITH BRENDAN POWER SOLD OUT 
Learn the secrets of a master player.

10-11.30am MASTERCLASS WITH ERIC NODEN (BOOK NOW)
Get inside acoustic blues guitar.

12-1.30pm MASTERCLASS WITH JOE FILISKO SOLD OUT
Learn about blues styles from a master Playmaker.

5-8pm BLUES IN THE VINES