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

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2021 - our 56th year

Club Events Calendar: December * January 2022 * Other Online Events, Radio, etc.
Here is some Zoom Help that you can also download in pdf format


December

  • Sunday December 5, 2:00 - 4:00 pm: Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music (co-sponsored)
    South Street Seaport Museum’s monthly Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music continues – virtually. From our living rooms and kitchens, and even from the deck of Wavertree, join us for our round-robin of shared sea songs, featuring members of The New York Packet and friends. Listen in, lead or request a song, and belt out the choruses for your neighbors to hear. Hosted by singers from the New York Packet. The event is FREE. Sign up for the next chantey sing and receive the Zoom link 24 hours prior.

  • Monday December 6, 8 pm - 11 pm: Irish Traditional Music Session (co-sponsored)
    at the Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, led by Don Meade.

  • Thursday December 9, 7:30 - 11:00 pm: Singers Session Online<
    Join the online singers session hosted from Woodside, Queens, by Alice Farrell-Pearlman and Jay Pearlman, with new friends in many places near and far, all meeting on Zoom. To take part, please e-mail Alice Farrell-Pearlman at aafarrell[at]gmail.com for an invitation. When contacting Alice, replace [at] with @ in her e-mail address.

  • Friday December 10, 7:30 - 9:30 pm: Society's Anniversary Party online via Zoom
    cake
    Virtual = 0 calories!

    You are all invited to our virtual anniversary blowout (on Zoom and phone). What a chance to be with old friends , meet new ones, make music, or simply listen! Join, though muted, sing along with musician facilitators or singing participants in one of two breakout rooms or chat in a third. (Sorry — group participation precluded by Zoom). Toast to the club's survival through Covid as well as the last 56 years with libations of your choice. Munch on refreshments of your choice from your pantries if desired.

    Cost is $5:00 - more if you can, less if you can't. Ticketing at Eventbrite.

  • Monday December 13, 8 pm - 11 pm: Irish Traditional Music Session (co-sponsored)
    at the Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, led by Don Meade.

  • Thursday December 16, 7:30 - 11:00 pm: Singers Session Online.
    Join the online singers session hosted from Woodside, Queens, by Alice Farrell-Pearlman and Jay Pearlman, with new friends in many places near and far, all meeting on Zoom. To take part, please e-mail Alice Farrell-Pearlman at aafarrell[at]gmail.com for an invitation. When contacting Alice, replace [at] with @ in her e-mail address.

  • Sunday December 19, 2:00 - 5:00 pm: Shanty Sing Session
    We co­sponsor the Shanty Sing on the 3rd Sunday of the month. The William Main Doerflinger Memorial Sea Shanty Sessions at the Noble Maritime Collection (to give the official title) are on­line through December.
    Go to Noble Maritime Events for instructions on getting the Zoom link.
    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 December 20, 8 pm - 11 pm: Irish Traditional Music Session (co-sponsored)
    at the Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, led by Don Meade.

  • Thursday December 23, 7:30 - 11:00 pm: Singers Session Online.
    Join the online singers session hosted from Woodside, Queens, by Alice Farrell-Pearlman and Jay Pearlman, with new friends in many places near and far, all meeting on Zoom. To take part, please e-mail Alice Farrell-Pearlman at aafarrell[at]gmail.com for an invitation. When contacting Alice, replace [at] with @ in her e-mail address.

  • Monday December 27, 8 pm - 11 pm: Irish Traditional Music Session (co-sponsored)
    at the Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, led by Don Meade.

  • Thursday December 30, 7:30 - 11:00 pm: Singers Session Online.
    Join the online singers session hosted from Woodside, Queens, by Alice Farrell-Pearlman and Jay Pearlman, with new friends in many places near and far, all meeting on Zoom. To take part, please e-mail Alice Farrell-Pearlman at aafarrell[at]gmail.com for an invitation. When contacting Alice, replace [at] with @ in her e-mail address.


January 2022

  • Sunday January 2, 2:00 - 4:00 pm: Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music (co-sponsored)
    South Street Seaport Museum’s monthly Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music continues – virtually. From our living rooms and kitchens, and even from the deck of Wavertree, join us for our round-robin of shared sea songs, featuring members of The New York Packet and friends. Listen in, lead or request a song, and belt out the choruses for your neighbors to hear. Hosted by singers from the New York Packet. The event is FREE. Sign up for the next chantey sing and receive the Zoom link 24 hours prior.

  • Monday January 3, 8 pm - 11 pm: Irish Traditional Music Session (co-sponsored)
    at the Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, led by Don Meade.

  • Saturday January 8, 8:00 pm: Peoples' Voice Cafe presents Mike Lee and Vincent Cross (co-sponsored)
    Mike Lee Mike Lee is a tradition-based songwriter now living in Minneapolis. Born in South Dakota, he recently packed up his guitar and left Brooklyn NY to head back to the midwest. Mike has been traveling around singing his songs for the last ten years. His first album, Pick Me Up Cafe´, was released in May of 2020. Mike toured in support of the album in the spring of 2021. Polishing up some new songs, Mike will head back to the studio in the spring to work on the follow-up.

    Vincent Cross is a writer, musician, performer, educator, and former member of the FMSNY Board of Directors. Born in Ireland, raised in Australia, and now based in New York City, he was influenced by local traditional players in Ireland, as well as inspired by the contemporary singer-songwriters he encountered on his travels. His recent release, The Life & Times of James "The Rooster" Corcoran (2020) has been described by The Irish Daily Star as "a tale shot through with villainy, [and] Irish devilment" that also "speaks to folk's narrative powers and Cross's special powers as a songwriter."
    Vincent Cross
    See PVC Info for location and pricing

  • Monday January 10, 8 pm - 11 pm: Irish Traditional Music Session (co-sponsored)
    at the Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, led by Don Meade.

  • Saturday January 15, 1:00 pm: Chantey Blast in Mystic (co-sponsored)
    At the German Club, 54 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT 06355. This live in-person event is a fundraiser for the new Connecticut Sea Music Festival, June 10-13 2022, organized by the Maritime Music and Tradition Sociaty. A great gathering of singers and friends from up and down the East Coast and beyond.

  • Sunday January 16, 2:00 - 5:00 pm: Shanty Sing Session
    We co­sponsor the Shanty Sing on the 3rd Sunday of the month. The William Main Doerflinger Memorial Sea Shanty Sessions at the Noble Maritime Collection (to give the official title) are on­line through December.
    Go to Noble Maritime Events for instructions on getting the Zoom link.
    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 January 17, 8 pm - 11 pm: Irish Traditional Music Session (co-sponsored)
    at the Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, led by Don Meade.

  • Monday January 24, 8 pm - 11 pm: Irish Traditional Music Session (co-sponsored)
    at the Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, led by Don Meade.

  • Monday January 31, 8 pm - 11 pm: Irish Traditional Music Session (co-sponsored)
    at the Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, led by Don Meade.

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PVC Info: The Peoples' Voice Cafe is now located in the Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall at 239 Thompson Street, New York NY 10012, between West 3rd & West 4th Streets. It is not in the main church sanctuary. • Doors open 7:15pm. Shows begin at 8:00pm promptly. • Capacity is temporarily limited to 70. You must be fully vaccinated against covid-19. Masks are required. No children under 12 years of age admitted. • Suggested donation $20. Peoples' Voice Cafe subscribers, FMSNY members (for co-sponsored events), Judson members, students, or youth $12. No one turned away for lack of money.

Other Online Events, Radio, etc.

  • Our friends at Old Songs have a variety of concerts and workshops. Concerts include Jamcrackers on December 3, and 100 Years of Fiddling with Donna Hébert & George Wilson on December 12.
  • The World-famous Kronos Quartet Salutes Pete Seeger
  • 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
  • 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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