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We run concerts, weekends, classes, singing parties, and get-togethers, some via Zoom, some in-person, all with an emphasis on traditional folk music of all flavors. Some
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27 August - 2 September 2022, in person at Pinewoods Camp in Plymouth, MA. Registration is open

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2022 - our 57th year

Club Events Calendar: August * Other Online Events, Radio, etc.
Here is some Zoom Help that you can also download in pdf format

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August

  • Monday August 8, 8:00 - 11:00 pm: Irish Traditional Music Session (co-sponsored, in person)
    at the Landmark Tavern 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, led by Don Meade with occasional special guests. Food and drink available.

  • Wednesday August 10, 6:00 - 8:00: Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse Jam (co-sponsored, in person)
    The Boathouse Jam, led by musician Christian Apuzzo, is open to everyone with an acoustic instrument and/or a voice. Come on down, lead a song and play along. The jam is held in a pretty spot outtdoors by the Gowanus Canal at 165 2nd Street, Brooklyn, between Bond St. & the canal, near the Carroll St. station of the F train. Free tickets required; go to Eventbrite and select the desired date. Audience seating is not guaranteed and performer participation is limited to 36 until restrictions are lifted. Further info.

  • Wednesday August 10, 8:00 - 11:00 pm: Sunnyside Folk Club (co-sponsored, in person)
    Guest performers: Sherri Reese & Joe LaMay. The Sunnyside Folk Club (formerly the Sunnyside Singers Club) is a weekly in-person session inside Sanger Hall, an Irish-American pub at 48-20 Skillman Avenue (corner of 49th Street) in Sunnyside, Queens, NY. Come bring voices and songs to share. Acoustic instruments are also welcome. Traditional songs are especially welcome. A voluntary contribution is requested when we have a guest performer, and purchase of food or beverage is expected. Facebook page.

  • Sunday August 14, 12 noon, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm: Shanties at Work with Chris Koldewey (Co-sponsored, FREE)
    Chris Koldewey Chris will be giving demonstrations of Shanties at work on board of the museum ship Wavertree at South Street Seaport Museum in Manhattan, NYC. A tour of the 19th Century cargo ship will focus on the traditional work-songs that might have been heard during the various “jobs” found on similar vessels during the great age of sail. The “tours” will be given at various times during the afternoon beginning at around 12:00 noon.. Check at South Street Seaport Museum for specific times, directions, and more. <em>Wavertree</em>

  • Monday August 15, 8:00 - 11:00 pm: Irish Traditional Music Session (co-sponsored, in person)
    at the Landmark Tavern 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, led by Don Meade with occasional special guests. Food and drink available.

  • Wednesday August 17, 6:00 - 8:00: Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse Jam (co-sponsored, in person)
    The Boathouse Jam, led by musician Christian Apuzzo, is open to everyone with an acoustic instrument and/or a voice. Come on down, lead a song and play along. The jam is held in a pretty spot outtdoors by the Gowanus Canal at 165 2nd Street, Brooklyn, between Bond St. & the canal, near the Carroll St. station of the F train. Free tickets required; go to Eventbrite and select the desired date. Audience seating is not guaranteed and performer participation is limited to 36 until restrictions are lifted. Further info.

  • Wednesday August 17, 8:00 - 11:00 pm: Sunnyside Folk Club (co-sponsored, in person)
    The Sunnyside Folk Club (formerly the Sunnyside Singers Club) is a weekly in-person session inside Sanger Hall, an Irish-American pub at 48-20 Skillman Avenue (corner of 49th Street) in Sunnyside, Queens, NY. Come bring voices and songs to share. Acoustic instruments are also welcome. Traditional songs are especially welcome. About once a month there will be a featured guest performer for part of the evening. There is never an admission charge, but we do request a voluntary contribution when we have a guest performer. Also, a purchase of food or beverage is expected. Facebook page.

  • Sunday August 21, 2:00 - 5:00 pm: Shanty Sing Session (co-sponsored, in person, FREE)
    Go to Noble Maritime Events for details.
    Watch Streaming videos. Also see the Old Salt Blog for info. And see the documentary of this event (from when it was in person):https://vimeo.com/23887195.
     
  • Monday August 22, 8:00 - 11:00 pm: Irish Traditional Music Session (co-sponsored, in person)
    at the Landmark Tavern 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, led by Don Meade with occasional special guests. Food and drink available.

  • Wednesday August 24, 6:00 - 8:00: Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse Jam (co-sponsored, in person)
    The Boathouse Jam, led by musician Christian Apuzzo, is open to everyone with an acoustic instrument and/or a voice. Come on down, lead a song and play along. The jam is held in a pretty spot outtdoors by the Gowanus Canal at 165 2nd Street, Brooklyn, between Bond St. & the canal, near the Carroll St. station of the F train. Free tickets required; go to Eventbrite and select the desired date. Audience seating is not guaranteed and performer participation is limited to 36 until restrictions are lifted. Further info.

  • Wednesday August 24, 8:00 - 11:00 pm: Sunnyside Folk Club (co-sponsored, in person)
    The Sunnyside Folk Club (formerly the Sunnyside Singers Club) is a weekly in-person session inside Sanger Hall, an Irish-American pub at 48-20 Skillman Avenue (corner of 49th Street) in Sunnyside, Queens, NY. Come bring voices and songs to share. Acoustic instruments are also welcome. Traditional songs are especially welcome. About once a month there will be a featured guest performer for part of the evening. There is never an admission charge, but we do request a voluntary contribution when we have a guest performer. Also, a purchase of food or beverage is expected. Facebook page.

  • Friday August 27 to Saturday September 2: TradMaD Camp at Pinewoods Camp in Plymouth MA
    Six days of music, dancing, jamming, swimming, partying, and relaxing in a magical place. See full details. Staff includes Scott Ainslie, Armand Aromin, Bourque Émissaires (Benoit Bourque & Antoine Pigeon-Bourque), Amy Conley, Judy Cook, Craig Edwards, Iona Fyfe, Benedict Gagliardi, Beppe Gambetta, The Gawler Sisters: (Edith, Elsie, and Molly), Bennett and Lorraine Hammond, Hammond, Reggie Harris, Chris Koldewey, John Krumm, Jody Kruskal, Federica Calvino Prina, The Vox Hunters, Jeff Warner, George Wilson, Anayis (AJ) Wright, and surprise guests.

  • Monday August 29, 8:00 - 11:00 pm: Irish Traditional Music Session (co-sponsored, in person)
    at the Landmark Tavern 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, led by Don Meade with occasional special guests. Food and drink available.

  • Wednesday August 31, 6:00 - 8:00: Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse Jam (co-sponsored, in person)
    The Boathouse Jam, led by musician Christian Apuzzo, is open to everyone with an acoustic instrument and/or a voice. Come on down, lead a song and play along. The jam is held in a pretty spot outtdoors by the Gowanus Canal at 165 2nd Street, Brooklyn, between Bond St. & the canal, near the Carroll St. station of the F train. Free tickets required; go to Eventbrite and select the desired date. Audience seating is not guaranteed and performer participation is limited to 36 until restrictions are lifted. Further info.

  • Wednesday August 31, 8:00 - 11:00 pm: Sunnyside Folk Club (co-sponsored, in person)
    The Sunnyside Folk Club (formerly the Sunnyside Singers Club) is a weekly in-person session inside Sanger Hall, an Irish-American pub at 48-20 Skillman Avenue (corner of 49th Street) in Sunnyside, Queens, NY. Come bring voices and songs to share. Acoustic instruments are also welcome. Traditional songs are especially welcome. About once a month there will be a featured guest performer for part of the evening. There is never an admission charge, but we do request a voluntary contribution when we have a guest performer. Also, a purchase of food or beverage is expected. Facebook page.

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Other Online Events, Radio, etc.

  • Our friends at Old Songs have a variety of concerts and workshops.
  • Folk Music Notebook runs a radio folk festival 24/7 hosted by Ron Olesko and others.
  • Folk Music is back on WBAI! Thursdays, 10:00 pm to midnight. An eclectic program which delves into the wide array of folk music, with rotating hosts including Richard Barr and Ed Haber. 99.5 FM on your radio dial. You can see playlists on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/WBAI-Folk-Radio or catch the show streaming at WBAI.org archives.
  • Scott Ainslie, who has performed for the Club at TradMaD and elsewhere, is offering Live-Streamed Concerts and instruction
  • Our friends at Jalopy Theatre have a bunch of online concerts, sings, and workshops scheduled. Check them out.
  • Folk Alliance has a listing of online live streaming concerts: FAI Community Live-Stream Concerts. (Artists: you do not have to be a Folk Alliance member to submit your concerts).
  • Dale Adamson and Judith English (thank you) are publishing a calendar of online folk dance sessions for people who want to dance, watch, and to help schedule new sessions (to know about conflicts).
  • The Augusta Heritage Center has online classes. To stay posted on what's happening, join its Facebook group by doing a search on 'Augusta 2020'



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