Michael Kelly

Common Ground on the Hill

I attended the Common Ground on the Hill workshop in Westminster the last week of June into July and really enjoyed it. This was my first time to this event and I learned a great deal. I was very fortunate to be able to play my new song “The Fiddlers’ Jones” for Claire Lynch, noted songwriter and IBMA vocalist of the year numerous times, and received some excellent feedback. She taught a group of songwriters all week how to put a song together and we learned a lot. I also had a class with acoustic guitar icon Russ Barenberg. Russ always helps me focus on my music and gets me directed back to the little details that always make the difference.