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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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Saturday, February 12, 3:00 pm EST: Martin Carthy in concert - livestreamed from England. Details below

We are planning to hold TradMaD Camp
27 August - 2 September 2022, in person at Pinewoods Camp in Plymouth, MA. Registration will open soon.

As well as the events listed below, we have occasional Singing Parties and other social events. Our full newsletter lists these as well as having comprehensive listings of many other events around town. Request a sample copy of our newsletter sent by mail (include your postal address).

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2022 - our 57th year

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


January 2022

  • Saturday January 22, 8:00 pm: Peoples' Voice Cafe presents Katie Naplatarski with Donie Carroll plus Dan & Bonnie MilnerPOSTPONED
    See PVC Info for latest information

  • Monday January 24, 8 pm - 10:30 pm: Irish Traditional Music Session (co-sponsored)
    at the Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, led by Don Meade.

  • Thursday January 27, 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.

  • Saturday January 29, 8:00 pm EST (note changed time): John McCutcheon - Sweet Home Wisconsin (co-sponsored livestream concert)
    John McCutcheon
    John's website
    John goes back to his roots in north central Wisconsin, revisiting songs written and inspired by his Midwestern upbringing. From stories of his first teenage gigs to songs about his ancestors, local legends, and friends, this will be a unique look into John’s Wisconsin memories. He’ll also include some of his favorite traditional songs from his home state.

    Tickets: Livestream Ticket $20.00, Family / Household Ticket $30.00, Student Ticket $10.00, Unemployed / Laid Off Ticket $5.00, Music Supporter Ticket $50.00, Series Pass $75.00, Series Pass - Family / Household $100.00. Available from Mandolin. Ticket includes unlimited replay available on demand for 48 hours.

    This concert is the first in a series. Others are 50 Years of Traditional Music – March 6, 2022, Songwriters in the Round - April 3, 2022, Instrumentalists in the Round – April 10, 2022, The Story Behind the Song – Requests! – May 7, 2022. A video of John discussing the concert series
  • Monday January 31, 8 pm - 10:30 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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February

  • Thursday February 3, 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.

  • Saturday February 5, at 3:00 pm EST: Archie Fisher in concert is CANCELED
    Archie is having some necessary dental work. Tickets will be refunded via Eventbrite.

  • Sunday February 6, 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 February 7, 8 pm - 10:30 pm: Irish Traditional Music Session (co-sponsored)
    at the Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, led by Don Meade.

  • Thursday February 10, 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, February 12, 3:00 pm EST: Martin Carthy in concert (co-sponsored)
    Martin Carthy Martin Carthy, MBE, is an English folk singer and guitarist who has remained one of the most influential figures in British traditional music, inspiring contemporaries such as Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, and later artists such as Richard Thompson, since he emerged as a young musician in the early days of the folk revival.

    This concert is streaming live from England. We are partnering with Falcon House Concerts, Old Songs, FSSGB, Branford Folk Music Society, and FSGW to bring you this not-to-be-missed event.

    Tickets $10 through Eventbrite.

  • Monday February 14, 8 pm - 10:30 pm: Irish Traditional Music Session (co-sponsored)
    at the Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, led by Don Meade.

  • Thursday February 17, 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.

  • Saturday February 19, at 3:00 pm EST: Martyn Wyndham-Read in concert (co-sponsored)
    Martyn Wyndham-Read
    Martyn's website
    Martyn was born on a farm in Sussex, England, and at 18 headed off, with his guitar, to Australia, where he worked on a sheep station Emu Springs in South Australia. It was there that he heard, first hand, the old songs sung by some of the station hands and became captivated by these songs. Moving back to England in 1967, he met up with the renowned singer and song collector Bert Lloyd, who himself had spent time in Australia. Martyn was asked by Bert Lloyd to be part of the album ‘Leviathan’ on the Topic label and soon after he started recording for Bill Leader and touring extensively worldwide. Martyn is also the instigator of the well known Song Links Project.

    This concert is streaming live from England. We are partnering with Falcon House Concerts, Old Songs, FSSGB, Branford Folk Music Society, and FSGW to bring you this not-to-be-missed event.

    Tickets $10 through Eventbrite

  • Sunday February 20, 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 February 21, 8 pm - 10:30 pm: Irish Traditional Music Session (co-sponsored)
    at the Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, led by Don Meade.

  • Thursday February 24, 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 February 25, 7:30 pm: The Longest Johns in concert, live and streaming at Old Songs (co-sponsored)
    The Longest Johns
    Their website
    We doubt any of Bristol’s The Longest Johns ever imagined they would be able to get so far on just four voices. Born out of a mutual love of traditional folk songs and shanties, they rock maritime songs alongside the more unusual and less traditional folk tunes. In a few short years they have gone from singing sea shanties in a kitchen to International folk festivals, tours, TV appearances and gained a huge online following. As the face of the 2021 sea shanty revival with their track Wellerman, the Johns are reaching millions of new fans all across the globe and showing them just how great these songs can be.

    Live tickets $25, youth $10; streaming $10. see See Old Songs website for ticketing info.

  • Monday February 28, 8 pm - 10:30 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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March

  • Thursday March 3, 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.

  • Saturday 5 March, 3:00 pm EST: The Wilsons (co-sponsored)
    The Wilsons The Wilsons are an English folk group from Billingham, County Durham, North East England. They have been singing and performing a cappella folk songs since 1974. The group's roots are founded in the folk clubs of the second British folk revival of the 1960s. They have released a number of recordings, included amongst them their acclaimed full debut album, Horumarye (1983), the first complete album of songs released by any folk artist, dedicated solely to the songwriting of Teesside songwriter, Graeme Miles, and the eponymous The Wilson Family Album released in 1991. They continue to record and are a consistent major attraction at UK Folk Club/Concert & Festival venues. The WIlsons came to New York a few years ago, to appear with Sting in The Last Ship. And they dropped by Exceedingly Good Song Night.

    This concert is streaming live from England. We are partnering with Falcon House Concerts, Old Songs, FSSGB, Branford Folk Music Society, and FSGW to bring you this not-to-be-missed event.

    Tickets $10 through Eventbrite

  • Sunday March 6, 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.

  • Sunday March 6, 7:00 pm Eastern time: John McCutcheon - 50 Years of Traditional Music
    John McCutcheon
    John's website
    Though John is often thought of as one of the most prolific and powerful songwriters in folk music, his roots are firmly planted in traditional music. As a young 20-year-old he traveled the Appalachians, apprenticing himself to some of the greats of traditional Southern music. This concert will feature an homage to his many mentors, selections from his field recordings housed at the Library of Congress’ Archive of American Folksong, and some very special surprises.

    Tickets: Livestream Ticket $20.00, Family / Household Ticket $30.00, Student Ticket $10.00, Unemployed / Laid Off Ticket $5.00, Music Supporter Ticket $50.00, Series Pass $75.00, Series Pass - Family / Household $100.00. Available from Mandolin. Ticket includes unlimited replay available on demand for 48 hours.

    This concert is the second in a series. Others are Songwriters in the Round - April 3, 2022, Instrumentalists in the Round – April 10, 2022, The Story Behind the Song – Requests! – May 7, 2022. A video of John discussing the concert series
  • Monday March 7, 8 pm - 10:30 pm: Irish Traditional Music Session (co-sponsored)
    at the Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, led by Don Meade.

  • Thursday March 10, 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 March 14 8, pm - 10:30 pm: Irish Traditional Music Session (co-sponsored)
    at the Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, led by Don Meade.

  • Thursday March 17, 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 March 18, 8:00 pm: Windborne in concert Live and streaming.
    windborne
    Their website
    The four Windborne singers grew up immersed in the traditional song and dance communities of New England and discovered a love of world folk music in their teens. Over the past decade, Windborne has sought out masters of traditional singing styles in the US and around the world to study a variety of vocal music. Through these collaborations, they have developed the vocal agility and authentic sound for which they are known. Their dynamic concert programs include songs from Corsica, the Republic of Georgia, Bulgaria, Quebec, and Basque country, as well as traditional and original American folk music. They believe deeply in the power of music to change hearts.
    Windborne Teaching Workshops. In addition to performing in New England and around the world, Windborne has taught workshops in schools, community centers, singing camps, and universities. Seasoned teachers and song-leaders, they delight groups young and old with enthusiastic, clear, and nuanced instruction for musicians of all levels of experience. Singers not only learn the notes of a song, but also work on the varied vocal styles, language pronunciation, and gain an understanding of the song in its original cultural context.
    In 2014, Windborne was one of ten groups selected by American Music Abroad and the US Department of State to tour as cultural ambassadors through music. They traveled to Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Angola, touring with internationally known artists, performing at sold-out national theaters, and collaborating with traditional musicians in each country. They also taught music and dance workshops to schoolchildren, English-language learners, dance schools, choirs, and music conservatories.
    Live at the Jalopy Theatre, 315 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, and streaming.
    Live tickets $20.00; streaming $10.00. From Eventbrite, details to come.

  • Sunday March 20, 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 March 21, 8 pm - 10:30 pm: Irish Traditional Music Session (co-sponsored)
    at the Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, led by Don Meade.

  • Thursday March 24, 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 March 28, 8 pm - 10:30 pm: Irish Traditional Music Session (co-sponsored)
    at the Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, led by Don Meade.

  • Thursday March 31, 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.


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.
IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE All in-person shows at the Peoples’ Voice Cafe through March 2022 have been canceled because of the recent covid surge. Many of the canceled shows will take place live streamed on-line. As of now, all Peoples’ Voice Cafe shows scheduled for April and May 2022 will take place in-person as well as on-line. Performers whose shows at the Peoples’ Voice Cafe have been canceled will be rebooked for the September 2022 – May 2023 season.

Other Online Events, Radio, etc.

  • Our friends at Old Songs have a variety of concerts and workshops. Concerts include February 11 - Mad Agnes, February 25, The Longest Johns, March 25 - Beppe Gambetta.
  • 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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