2020 – Entertainment

Paul Imholte Strolling Music

Sunday – Mother’s Day – strolling the vendor buildings
If it has strings, Paul Imholte probably plays it. Paul Imholte performs traditional and original music on nearly a dozen string instruments. He will be doing strolling music on the grounds of the Shepherd’s Harvest Festival. Paul’s featured instrument is the ham- mered dulcimer which is a trapezoid-shaped instru- ment played by striking strings with light hammers. Along with the dulcimer, Paul sings and plays the fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, and jaw harp. He sings songs of farming and small towns and the people who make their living on the land. Paul has performed throughout the United States at festivals, schools and concerts. He has released eight CDs of hammered dulcimer music and original songs. His artistry is based on his love for acousti- cal string instruments and sharing that passion with audiences.

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Greenwood Tree

Saturday & Sunday 10am-2pm – In the center of the vendor buildings
Greenwood Tree is the duo of Bill Cagley (guitar, mandolin, bodhran, and limberjack) and Stu Janis (hammered dulcimer and bowed psaltery). Musical partners since 1985, they perform lively and lyrical traditional music of the British Isles. The unique sound of the St. Paul, Minnesota, duo is a blend of lively jigs and reels, haunting airs, and sweet waltzes, with melodies deftly traded between instruments. The combination of Stu’s sprightly dulcimer with Bill’s driving flat-picked Martin guitar provides energy for quick dance tunes, while slower selections are enhanced by dulcimer arpeggios and a finger-picked guitar.