Thursday, December 29, 2005

Larrivée L-05 in stock

We just got this sweet guitar in. Mahogany back and sides with a nice solid Sitka Spruce top topped off with Birch binding. The tone is clear and bright and this baby feels alive the moment you pick it up. We are commited to tone around here and this guitar meets our criteria completely. Check it out!

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas from Sled Dog Music!

Merry Christmas to all of you from us here at Sled Dog Music! This pic was taken at 3:30pm Christmas Eve just before we both went off to our families and parties. We wish you the best of the season and hope that your celebration is filled with love, grace, joy and peace. It has been an honour and a pleasure serving you this year and we look forward to many more years of excellent customers.

Boxing week hours
We will be closed on boxing day and will re-open on Tuesday Dec 27th with our regular store hours of 10am to 6pm. We will close at 4pm on New Years Eve - Saturday Dec 31st. Please drop by during Boxing Week. We will have some special sales that will only happen those 5 days. Certain items will sell at close to cost so don't be late.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Christmas Hours at the Dawg

We got some new hours this coming week (Dec 18 - Dec 24) to make shopping at Sled Dog Music easier. We'll be open;

Sunday 12pm-4pm
Monday and Tuesday 10am-6pm
Wednesday to Friday 10am-8pm, and
Saturday (Christmas Eve) 10am-4pm.

On Christmas Eve we have our annual open house starting at 2pm. We have a standing invitation to all our customers to come and enjoy some Christmas cheer and hospitality. We'll have a glass of eggnog and some munchies and visit before all going off to our respective celebrations. There are some last minute specials as well so mark it down on your calendar and come join us on Christmas Eve!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Christmas Guitar Sale

Folks when you come by the shop you may notice that we've started advertising in our window. This ad is for our Christmas guitar sale. Until Christmas we're offering our starter guitar the ARIA AW-35 for only $229.95. The normal list is $259.95.

The AW-35 features a Solid Sitka Spruce Top, Mahogany Back, Sides, Bone Nut and Saddle and sealed cast machine heads. This guitar sounds full and with a strong bass and even highs. It is a great first guitar or an amazing cottage/campfire guitar. Either way this is one gift that will keep on ringing into the New Year!

Find out more about the AW-35 here.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Electric Violin

The Sojing electric violin is a great violin for those folks who need something quiet to practice with or those folks who want to plug and and 'rock' the house, fiddle style! Comes complete with gig bag, wood bow, headphones, plug in cable, chin pillow and rosin. Everything you need to get going quickly and easily. Even Batteries!!! Makes a great gift this Christmas!

Monday, November 21, 2005

Ode to Link Wray

Link Wray - May 2, 1929 - November 5, 2005
Early rock pioneer Link Wray, who invented the power chord and thus influenced some of the genre's most famous musicians, has died at the age of 76. If you've ever played a power chord then you've been influenced by this man. If you enjoyed the soundtrack to Pulp Fiction or Desperados then you've heard this man. The world is now a poorer place.

Friday, November 18, 2005

New Larrivee Guitar

This 'sweetheart' guitar arrived yesterday. On the first strum I was stunned by it's sparkling midrange and punchy bottom end. Even a hard strum couldn't break this baby's tone up. Strong and full and with all the lovely Larrivee appointments including black tuning buttons and a lovely tortoiseshell pickguard. You have GOT to come see this one.

Songwriting Workshop Report

James Keelaghan tunes up the Blueridge BR140 to demonstrate an alternate tuning for the participants.

Songwriters learning from a master.

The folks who took part in our first songwriter workshop were treated to an inside look at the process that Keelaghan uses to develop his songs. The session was user directed so there were tons of questions and answers and examples culled from Keelaghan's extensive catalog. All agreed that this event was a success and more are in the works. Look for another songwriting workshop with Steve Bell in the new year as well as instrumental and technical workshops.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Manitoba Digs Out

Wow! What a change from the weekend. I was walking around on Friday night with just a light coat as temperatures hovered around 10 above. Then over last night snow started falling and kept on falling. As of Nov 15th we are under snow once again.

I always like this time of year because I get to spend more time indoors playing guitar and writing music. And cabin fever hasn't hit yet so I enjoy the closeness and the intimate feeling of the early nights. By February I'll be wishing it would end too, but for right now...give me a guitar and a long winter night to strum away!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Songwriting Workshop update

We still have a few tickets left for the James Keelaghan Workshop on Wed Nov 16th. James will be working with each participant on their songs and songwriting technique. This is a golden opportunity folks.

Join James Keelaghan for an evening songwriting workshop. Seating is limited to 15 participants and and tickets are only $25.00. James is a JUNO winner and two time winner of the USA Songwriting Competition. James is a true international performer with fans in several countrys around the globe. Don't miss your chance to work with a true Canadian master songwriter!

What: Songwriting Workshop with James Keelaghan
Where: Sled Dog Music 1328 Portage Avenue
When: Wednesday Nov 16th @ 7pm
How Much: $25.00

Tickets at Sled Dog Music.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Both guitars have sold!!

Thanks to those who came down and checked the guitars out. Both of them have sold and two lucky people got some outstanding deals!

Friday, November 04, 2005


Yup. You got it. We are selling these two acoustic/electric guitars at an unbelievable low price. Both are brand spanking new and come with full featured electric pickups and preamps. No we haven't lost our minds (although that ain't far from the truth), we just want to pass along some savings to our loyal customers.

If you know anyone who's looking for a guitar send em down.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Alana Levandoski CD release Nov 19th

Alana Levandoski is one of our local heros. She a talented songwriter and performer who is starting to get noticed by the music industry in Canada and the US. She will be releasing her debut (and long awaited) CD at the West End Cultural Centre on Nov 19th. I hope you all buy tickets to see this talented girl.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Happy Birthday Charlie Daniels!

On this day in 1936 Charlie Daniels entered the world. Happy sixty nine Mr Daniels!

Hey did you know we got violins? We stock about 20 different violins and have everything from starter specials to real nice players. I'd love to say that Charlie Daniels comes here but that just ain't true. If he did though he'd say we got the best selection in all of Winnipeg. Check us out!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Songwriting workshop update

There are still a few tickets left for the James Keelaghan songwriting workshop. I've had a few questions about the form of the workshop. Basically it will be a hands-on workshop focused on developing your songwriting skills. James will be on hand to talk about song structure and the development of an idea and to help you with your own writing. You will bring your "works in progress" and an instrument and work with James on developing the skills needed to write great songs.

The workshop is on November 16th (Wednesday) at 7pm here at the shop.


Monday, October 03, 2005

Songwriting Workshop - Nov 16th with James Keelaghan

Join James Keelaghan for an evening songwriting workshop. Seating is limited to 15 participants and and tickets are only $25.00. James is a JUNO winner and two time winner of the USA Songwriting Competition. James is a true international performer with fans in several countrys around the globe. Don't miss your chance to work with a true Canadian master songwriter!

What: Songwriting Workshop with James Keelaghan
Where: Sled Dog Music 1328 Portage Avenue
When: Wednesday Nov 16th @ 7pm
How Much: $25.00

Tickets at Sled Dog Music.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Colder days coming - time to prepare your guitar for winter

Now is the time to make sure that your humidifiers are ready and that your guitar is prepared for the coming winter.

Winnipeg winters are particularly hard on acoustic instruments because of the dry heat that is in most of our homes. Furnaces, electric heaters and fireplaces may keep us warm, but they also dry out our environment. This lack of humidity does damage to the glue that holds the instrument together not just to the wood itself.

We have humidifiers for guitars as well as for smaller instruments such as violins and ukuleles.

Also you may notice your guitar is no longer playing as well as it has earlier in the summer. This is a natural result of the change in temperature and humidity and can in most cases be corrected quickly in our shop. We do these minor "truss rod" adjustments free on the spot. For bigger problems we can set up the instrument back to the way you remember it.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

What is special about today? It is the first day of fall, it is David Coverdale's birthday (go White Snake) and it is a bright sunny day here in Winnipeg.

New items in the store include a pair of sweet parlour guitars, hardshell ukulele cases, two Macaferri style guitars and the Schatten HFN artist pickup.

Work is progressing on our sign and we hope to have that installed before too long.

Have a good day today and we'll see you soon!

Friday, September 16, 2005

Happy Birthday BB King!

Happy Birthday BB King! Reily B King was born on this day in 1925 which makes him a wonderful 80 years old! Man I wish I could be doing as many shows as he does when I'm his age.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Gypsy Guitars Now In

I just got back from Ontario to find these really cool Macaferri style guitars have arrived. They are cool, sound and play great and are very affordable too! Get your groove on manouche!
MM-10 | MM-20

Friday, September 02, 2005

Tales from the road

Hey there Sled Dog viewers! Manitoba Hal here out on the road in Ontario. I've been camping and playing music and checking out music stores all over the southern Ontario area. You know what I've learned? We carry the same quality instruments that you can get anywhere and for the same or (in some cases) even less than other retailers. I find it very interesting to see how many stores are chasing after the very real vibe that we have at Sled Dog. Mom and Pop stores are trying to be more folksy and big chains are trying to appear more friendly and helpful.

I saw some cool stuff including a new handmade parlour guitar that is made in Peterborough. Rick Fines was playing it when I sat in with him in a pub in Cobourg. The guitar was fantastic and reminded me of those old parlour guitars that Martin used to make.

What do you think, do we need more parlour guitars in our inventory? Is this something you'd like us to carry? Drop us a line and let us know so that we can order stuff if we need to.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

News from the East

Hey there Sled Dog readers. I'm on Manitoulin Island waiting for a ferry to Tobermory so I thought I'd drop you folks an update. Summer and construction. It ain't just true in Winnipeg. I've been stopped so many times for road work on the highway that I think it might have been faster to walk! Not really, but on the last 200Kms I was stopped for almost an hour if you add up all the road stops. Five minutes here, five minutes there.

Fifteen minutes for this cool bridge that opens every hour and takes the quarter hour to open and then close again. As 20 cars lined up waiting to cross, one sail boat floated through.

This weekend is the famed Summerfolk. Now in it's 30th year it should be an amazing weekend. I'll try to update you next week. Of course I have photos of all the festivals and will post some when I return.


Tuesday, August 09, 2005

View from the Highway

Hello Sled Dog friends and family! I'm out here in Ontario moving onto the second of my summer festivals. The weather has been wonderful out here with highs in the mid 20s and nice cool nights. I have a mild sunburn but otherwise am doing great.

At the first festival I played I noticed alot of different guitars among the musicians. There was an Alan Beardsell. If you remember we had one of his hanging in the shop not too long ago. They're amazing guitars. One artist was carrying around the Blueridge BR140. Of course you know that we think he has excellent taste. Plenty of Larrivees were seen and a few Gibson and Martins. It is interesting to hear what people say about their guitars. One artist I talked with was drooling over the Beardsell guitar while yet another wanted to upgrade his Larrivee to a upper level model. Still another was hoping to buy a handmade guitar from a local luthier named Richard Harvey. It just goes to show you that no one guitar will suit everybody. That is why we are on the lookout for great guitars all the time. Because we want to have what you need when you're looking for it.

I'm off to another festival today and will check in again later on. For now that is the view from the highway.


Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Here is another of our local heros! Chris Funk is an extremely fine guitar player who also happens to like climbing through a tennis racket. Actually Chris is also a Magician. He came by the shop last week and showed us how he does this routine. One more reason we like what we do!

Saturday, July 30, 2005

This is a mock up of the front of our store with our new sign. We're busy painting away and getting ready to mount this puppy on the building. I'm taking some pictures as we work away so keep a lookout for pics in the next few days. CYA

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Take Me Out To The Ball Game!

Hey Gang wanna go see the Goldeyes? Sled Dog Music is going to the Goldeyes game on Sunday Aug 31st. The game is at 1:30pm at the CanWest Global Ballpark.

We would love to see you out there with us at the ballpark enjoying a hotdog and cheering the Goldeyes to victory against the Saint Paul Saints!

Monday, July 25, 2005

Summer at the Dog

We've been enjoying the benefits of air conditioning down here at the shop this summer and I'm pleased to say that it is always cool and comfortable inside even when it is hot and humid outside. We also have almost ZERO mosquitos inside and therefore no need of fogging to enjoy the environment.

I know what you're thinking, you're thinking what does this have to do with anything? Well here it is, come on down and hang out with us at the shop for a while. Try out some guitars or a mandolin. Enjoy the mosquito free atmosphere and the air conditioning. Then when you've had enough rest from the trials of summer in Manitoba you can return to the hot, humid mosquito filled air of the summer in Winnipeg.

Oh I also wanted to let you know we have a Blueridge BR-140 on the way. The BR-140 is a solid Mahogany back and side, solid spruce top dreadnaught. This is a real honey of a guitar and I invite you all to come down and try it out.

See you at the Dog!

Monday, July 18, 2005

Happy Birthday Ricky Skaggs! Ricky is one of our favorite bluegrass players and the current torch bearer for the legacy of Bill Monroe. Ricky was born on July 18th in 1954. Happy 51st Birthday Ricky and keep on pickin!

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Pure Acoustic Tone

You know it isn't just a marketing phrase around here. We really search for the best possible acoustic tone at all price points. That means that we choose which pickups we will stock based upon customer satisfaction with the product and our own evaluation of how well it does the job. That means that you will always get the best pickup for the money that you can afford whether that is $100 or $1000 we've got some choices for you.

Pure Acoustic Tone is our quest. Is it yours?

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Here I am with the legendary Dr. John at the Thunder Bay Blues Festival. It was a real honour to meet the "Night Crawler" himself and learn a little about "THE FONK".

One thing is certain, I'll find it hard to top this past weekend. Wish you were with me!

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Blueridge BG-140

Every single Blueridge guitar we get in makes us bigger and bigger fans of this company. The BG-140 is no exception. Solid Mahogany back and sides and a solid Sitka Spruce top adorned with a vintage sunburst make this a real 'eye catcher". The tone is magic and full with just the right amount of bass and sparkle on the highs. I'm sure it won't be long before we have to order more so you should come down soon!

Monday, July 04, 2005

1956 Gibson Southern Jumbo auction

We're selling a really sweet Gibson Southern Jumbo guitar on eBay. The guitar has been refinished, but sounds really sweet and plays great. The auction can be found here.

Please take the time to check it out.

Beard Gold Tone Square Neck Resonator

This new resonator is head and sholders above anything we've had in the shop before. Designed by Paul Beard for Goldtone, this dobro features his open soundwell design as well as a USA made resonator and spider bridge. We went one step further and got it from Paul Beard himself. This unit plays like a dream is really quite loud. It comes with a custom hardshell case. You have got to try this out!

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Larrivee D-05

Thought I'd shine a little light on this guitar. The Larrivee company has been making guitars since the early 70s and there is no doubt that they have the process perfected. The D-05 model features solid Mahogany back and sides and a Solid Sitka Spruce Top along with a smooth gloss finish and a sterling sliver headstock border.

Comes complete with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and a hardshell case with the Larrivee logo silk screened proudly on the side.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Local Hero - James Hickerson

James Hickerson is one of our very fine customers. He is a talented guitarist, banjo picker, bass player, mandolinist and singer/songwriter. His first CD SURE came out last year to much critical acclaim. You can catch James playing with the trio Small Rooms, Darcia Senft or backing up Stephen Johns in the S.J. Louders. Check this guy out and tell him you saw him on the Sled Dog Blog!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

First Day of Summer

Happy Summer Solstice everybody! Today is the first day of summer and an important day for guitarists everywhere. Why is it important for guitarists you ask? Well aside from the fact that it is Ray Davies birthday. it's also the first day that guitar players should be getting their guitars "set-up" after the long winter.

Now by "Set-up" we don't mean the blind date way, but we mean the seasonal tune up that every guitar needs. Most of you are probably noticing that your frets are buzzing a little and that your old friend is maybe not responding the way it used to. We take care of those little buzzes and make sure that your axe is up to the grind.

Happy first day of summer pickers and we'll see you soon!

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

New Blueridges!

We've got a couple of these beauties on order and I'm expecting them next week. This guitar features a solid Spruce top with a classic "vintage sunburst" and solid Mahogany back and sides. Unmatched playability and tone at an unbelievable price! That's Blueridge!

Monday, June 13, 2005

Another Local Hero - Greg Glatz

Greg is one of our regular customers. He comes in about once per week to visit, talk to us about guitars and to generally make our life better. He also helped me build my fence! Greg is the pastor at the Central Baptist Church on Ellice Ave. at Wall St. Drop by on Sunday morning and tell him that you saw him on the Sled Dog Music Blog!

Friday, June 10, 2005

New Sidewalk for Sled Dog Music!

This is what passes for fun here at the Dawg. Yesterday there were at least 8 and as much as 10 men laying a sidewalk outside the store. It was fun watching them and I felt like a six year old kid peaking through a hole in the fence. When they were done, John and I wanted to put our initials in the fresh concrete. Unfortunately they had a guard watching or we might have done it.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Songwriter Starter Kit

Just add one songwriter. We start with our famous ARIA AD28 guitar outfitted with quality EPM electronics and complete the stage rig with the unbelievable sound of the Ultrasound AG-30 acoustic amp. Comes with a great gig bag and a 15' patch cord to plug the axe in and you're set to rock! This combination sounds amazing for this price who can argue!

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Sweet! 1950s Martin Ukuleles for sale

We've got two wonderful MINT collectors ukes for sale on eBay. The auction numbers are as follows; Martin Soprano Style 2 #7327568287, Martin Tenor # 7327576216.

I have played both of these and they are amongh the finest Martins I have ever seen. Both have minimal scratches and scuffs. Nothing to take away from the pleasure of ownership, plus they come with the original case! Very cool!

Buy them before someone else does!

Monday, May 30, 2005

We got a new shipment of these amazing little amps. The AG30 is a single channel amp optimized for a piezo pickup. You simply have to hear this amp to believe it! 30 watts of power, Active Bass and Treble controls, Sweepable notch filter and an effects loop make this the PERFECT amp for anyone playing acoustic guitar. OH! It has a DI output on the back so you can plug direct into the main PA! All for about $300 bucks! WOW!

Friday, May 27, 2005

Here's the guitar you've been looking for! This little plastic beauty has four strings but it ain't a ukulele or a banjo. Seriously though, we've got something for everyone. Stop on by and pluck your self a beauty today!

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Local Hero Profile

This is one of our customers and a fine songwriter to boot. Stephen Johns has a wonderful new CD out called Seven Songs. I encourage each and eveyone one of you to pick up this great CD. His website is He is more than just a local hero to us, he is our friend. Thanks Stephen!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

This is a pic from 2004's Great Canadian Ukulele Expo. The expo is a great opportunity for folks to get involved with the ukulele and see masters of this instrument strum, pluck, smack and caress the sweet sweet sound. The date for the expo is Saturday May 7th (or this coming saturday). Tickets are only $50.00 for the whole day and that includes a 3 hour concert at the end of the day featuring 7 acts from the US and Canada! See you there!

Saturday, April 30, 2005


This lovely trio of ukuleles is just part of the selection we have here at the DAWG. Pictured above are two FLEA brand ukuleles and an ARIA soprano ukulele. We keep at least 6 varieties of ukuleles on our wall at all times. Hey don't forget to check out the Great Canadian Ukulele Expo on May 7th at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. All our ukuleles and songbooks will be available there for sale. Uke ON!

Monday, April 25, 2005

Ever wanted to build your own custom guitar? Well now is your chance! We just got these great Do-It-Yourself guitar kits in that come with pre-fitted parts and all the souldering done for you. All you need to do is assemble and play. The kit comes with finishing instructions and a paddle headstock so you can express your personal creativity. I can't wait to start on mine!

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Bluegrass Jam tonight at Sled Dog Music. 7:00pm

Don't forget that tonight is bluegrass night at Sled Dog Music. Come on down at 7pm and join the Manitoba Old Tyme Bluegrass Society as they jam the night away.

We are at 1328 Portage Avenue (one block west of Advance on the south side of Portage)

Monday, April 18, 2005

Ukulele Circle Meeting - April 18th 7:00pm

Grab your ukulele and come on down to Sled Dog Music @ 1328 Portage Avenue tonight for the monthly ukulele circle. Meeting starts at 7:00pm and is open to all players beginner on up. Bring your song sheets and a positive attitude and we'll strum away them spring blues. This will be your last circle before the big Ukulele Expo on May 7th at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. See you tonight!

Friday, April 15, 2005

Eastman MD515 is in!

Every single Eastman we get just knocks us out. This MD515 is no exception. With features like a hand carved top, hand rubbed finish, ebony fingerboards and a deluxe case all for a reasonable price, how can you go wrong? Come on and check them out for yourself.

Monday, April 11, 2005

This ain't your uncle's ukulele!

Nah! This ain't your uncle's ukulele. This hot little number is the TIKI Flea ukulele from the Magic Fluke Company. Cool graphics over an Australian Hoop Pine Top and ABS back set off this modern take on the soprano ukulele. If you're looking for a uke that sounds great, plays great and looks dangerous then this is the uke for you! Comes with a cool Flea Bag!

Friday, April 08, 2005

A tale of accident woes

If you're going to have an accident...

Yesterday as the day was coming to a close I heard the screech of tires and the crunch of metal outside the shop.

I went outside to see what had happened and found that a Firefly had rear ended a tow truck. The two drivers got out of their vehicles and exchanged information. The driver of the car then climbed into the truck while the tow truck driver hooked up the car and took them away.

Really, you can't make this stuff up.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Sled Dog Customers Win JUNO Award

A hearty congratulations to our friends The Wailin' Jennys for their JUNO win for Best Roots and Traditional Album - Group. We've been fans of this group since their inception and are so glad that everyone else is finally starting to get behind these lovely and talented ladies. Hey did you notice the mandolin Annabelle was playing during the finale? Well it was on loan from the store, so if you hurry down you might get to own a piece of Manitoba music history. An electric mandolin played by a Wailin' Jenny.

Friday, April 01, 2005

The Best Capo in the World!

This is the best capo in the World! Really! I'm not making it up, Acoustic Guitar magazine gave it 5 stars and calls it an indispensible tool. This capo can be used one handed and works without over-tensioning the strings. You simply squeeze it closed to the desired tension and it stays there. Cool!

New Website at

Our new website is online! Boy howdy. This site gives you a complete catalogue of everything we carry along with photos and descriptive text. There are features of cool products that we bring in and a calendar of events happening at the DAWG! So surf on by and give it a test drive. We're always open on the web!

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Mandolin Workshop Reminder - April 2nd 3:00pm

Just a reminder that we're having a Mandolin Workshop with Fred Redekop on April 2nd, 2005. Fred is one of Manitoba's most respected mandolin players and has played with the Ain't No Mountain Boys, Keystone Bluegrass Quartet, and most recently with Alan Popowitch in a bluegrass duo that has released two critically acclaimed CDs.

The workshop begins at 3:00pm here at the shop and will be an open demonstration of styles and techniques. Feel free to bring your mandolins along. There is no cost for this workshop, but there is still space available so contact us at 783-2542 to reserve your space.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Ukulele Jam - Third Monday of the Month

Every month the Ukulele Club of Winnipeg gathers here to jam on their 4 stinged wonders. Beginners are welcome and scotch is encouraged! See you on Monday!

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Bluegrass Jam Tonight at the Dawg!

Don't forget that tonight is bluegrass night at Sled Dog Music. Come on down at 7pm and join the Manitoba Old Tyme Bluegrass Society as they jam the night away.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Ultrasound Amplifier Feature

At home, on stage or in the studio, this single channel acoustic amp rocks! Ultrasound amps produce the most transparant tone in the industry. Features include an active bass and treble EQ, mid-dip shape control, sweepable notch filter, EFX loop, headphone out, Line out, XLR out for DI and an 8" coaxial speaker. Affordable sound quality!

Mandolin Workshop - April 2nd - 3:00pm

Folks we're having a Mandolin Workshop with Fred Redekop on April 2nd, 2005. Fred is one of Manitoba's most respected mandolin players and has played with the Ain't No Mountain Boys, Keystone Bluegrass Quartet, and most recently with Alan Popowitch in a bluegrass duo that has released two critically acclaimed CDs.

The workshop begins at 3:00pm here at the shop and will be an open demonstration of styles and techniques. Feel free to bring your mandolins along. There is no cost for this workshop, but there is limited space available so contact us at 783-2542 to reserve your space.