A.J. Gooch

A.J. Gooch is a member of Ar nDraiocht Fein and Senior Druid of Stone Creed Grove, and a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. He has been brewing beer and mead for over 19 years, and teaching the brewing of beer and mead and the art of making cordials and elixirs for over a decade. He has also been playing the Australian Didgeridoo for seven years, and counts among his teachers Stephen Kent, Alan Shockley and Jason Gazda. He is a talented drummer, and an organizer of a weekly Drum JamCircle that meets in Cleveland.

Brewing Beer 101

This class will be an overview of what you need to brew a simple beer. It will give you an easy recipe, and the knowledge to go home and brew it yourself. This will be an easy how-to class open to new and old brewers alike. A.J. will have various books to look through for information and recipes. Bring your inquiring mind to get the answers you need.

Didgeridoo 101

Experience the beauty and mystery of the Australian Aboriginal didgeridoo - at once the most basic and yet most profound of musical instruments. This workshop will introduce the basic playing techniques - the drone, mouth sounds, vocals and basic rhythms - and then present an overview of circular breathing. No prior musical knowledge is necessary. We will have a few instruments to share. All players, from aspiring to professional, are welcome to come share and learn.

















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