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Songspinning with The Blue Warblers - Kim Beggs & Natalie Edelson

The Blue Warblers Songspinning Workshop is for kids of all ages – kindergarten to 80+ ! The Blue Warblers passionately believe that everyone has a voice, everyone has something to say and their own unique way of saying it- and everyone has music inside them that can be brought out. We create a positive music learning and exploration environment that encourages students (and teachers!) to shine, and demonstrate how music can be made with whatever is at hand- or on the porch. Our unique, inclusive approach to group writing (and if time permits, group composing and recording), singing, and instrument exploration reflects back each participant’s unique voiceprint-expressed through words, pictures and/or sound- and how each individual student holds a precious and crucial thread that can be spun into song. Longer program is available.

Grade Suitability:


Maximum Class Size:

Class size

Time Required:

Ideally at least one hour; can work with less - the more time we have with students the more creative output can be accomplished

Material Cost:

We will provide the finished product however if schools want additional copies of the finished product (resource binder) they will have to cover the cost.

Language of Instruction:

English, some French




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The Blue Warblers - Kim Beggs and Natalie Edelson

The Blue Warblers is an old-timey musical Yukon duo consisting of Kim Beggs (vocals, guitar, skin and bone percussion), and Natalie Edelson (vocals, banjo). Their two vocally-driven, full-length recordings “Pretty Good” (2012) and “Birds” (2013) have been nominated for Canadian Folk Music Awards and Western Canadian Music Award . The Blue Warblers have toured throughout Canada and have showcased internationally at Folk Alliance 2014 (Kansas City) . They have also taught Old Time Ensemble at the Acoustic Foothills Music Institute (Alberta) 2014.

Contact: 867-336-1532


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