This issue features the Highlights from Virtual Bones Fest XXV, our Silver Anniversary Fest. Also included is a website update and an article from a new BFXXV attendee, Matt Masie, on how he teaches his students to play rhythm bones. ...

This video presents short clips from all of the workshops at Bones Fest XXV. In the months before Bones Fest XXVI, which we hope will be in DC and in person, there will be longer versions of many of these workshop. The first longer...

Long time member, David Boyles, from Cedarburg, WI, passed away on April 28, 2021.  We met Dave at Bones Fest III and watched him in a dueling rhythm bones battle with Spike Bones. Later that day he became a Founding Member of the Rhythm Bones Society,...

The virtual Bones Fest XXV did not detract from the incredible workshops and the attendees bones playing. Even though we look forward to physically being together, this fest was a memorable one. The information and knowledge that was presented in the workshops was mind-boggling and...

There are only two current rhythm bones contests, a Bones & Spoons contest sponsored by the National Traditional Country Music Festival and the All-Ireland Bones Competition in Abvbeyfeale Ireland. The last item on this page about a 1927 contest suggests that there must have been...

Annika Mikolajko-Osman is a talented young player who gave a creative and captivating concert titled "Bones in different styles of music" at XXV Bones Fest. The styles she included are; Francis Craig And His Orchestra Feat. Roland Johnson "Play them bones" Caravan Palace "Drag-Quine" Yann Tiersen "The...

Steve Brown made an Bones Making Instructional Video for the Galway Mayo institute of Technology in Ireland. He shared the video at Bones Fest XXV and it is now Online in three videos; Introduction, Making Leg Bones and Making Wood Bones. It is truly one of the best...

Normally the first Fest video is the Highlights video, but it wasn't finished on time. In its place is the Workshop titled "Essence of Two-Handed Rhythm Bones Playing by Graham Hargrove, one of the four workshop leaders. For Graham it is counterpoint,...

Well Virtual Bones Fest XXV is in the books, and was truly a litteral success! With over 60 attendees from a variety of countries around the world, it was again an international Bones Fest. Virtual will, in my opinion, never replace the thrill and connectedness...