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MuckAbout with Trobár!

Each month Trobár hosts free community-building events where all are invited to participate in merry-making, music-making, and adjacent activities! Guest instructors are frequently brought in to introduce a wide variety of subjects. No previous experience is necessary to participate, only a willingness to try something new! Check out our fall 2023 lineup below:

Wednesday, September 20 at 7pm

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights

Unleash your voice at our second shape-note singing event with guest-instructor Danur Kvilhaug! The evening will start with a brief tutorial on shape-note singing practices and traditions, followed by full-throated renditions of our favorite tunes from The Sacred Harp. RSVP by emailing to ensure that you get a score packet.

Wednesday, October 11 at 7pm

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights

Join Allen Otte for an introduction to a percussionist's take on the Dalcroze eurhythmics method, this time with a medieval twist! In addition to being Trobár's favorite percussionist and most frequent guest collaborator, Allen has led numerous workshops across the country and taught the method for many years at the University of Cincinnati and Oberlin Conservatory. RSVP by emailing

Wednesday, November 15 at 7pm

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights

Join us for an evening of singing and studying the world of St. Hildegard of Bingen 1098-1179) with guest instructor Rosemary Heredos. This session will explore the notation of the Riesencodex, Hildegard’s unique use of mode, and the performance practice of her soaring, mystical melodies. Refreshments will be served (which just might include some recipes from the abbess herself). RSVP by emailing to ensure that you get a score packet.

coming in Spring 2024...

On January 20th, local art experts Reed O'Mara and Ariella Har-Even will guide participants through drafting their very own gothic cathedral!

In April and May, we'll present two MuckAbouts as part of our Tutti Insieme, All Together! festival. The first will be a 14th-century Italian Lit reading circle, the second a collaboration with Cleveland's Italian-folk band, Alla Boara!

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