Two great concerts upcoming in March:Friday 1 March: Happy Traum with special guests Byron Isaacs & Kenny Kosek
Friday 29 March: The Tannahill Weavers. See below for full details
The next TradMaD Camp is 24 -30 August 2019 at Pinewoods Camp in Plymouth MA. Registration is open.
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|Happy Traum was smitten by American folk music as a teenager and
began playing guitar and 5-string banjo. He was an active
participant in the legendary Washington Square/Greenwich Village
folk scene of the 1950s and ‘60s, and studied guitar with the
famed blues master, Brownie McGhee. Over the past five decades
he has performed extensively throughout the U.S., Canada,
Europe, Australia, and Japan, both as a soloist and as a member
of various groups. His avid interest in traditional and
contemporary music has brought him recognition as a performer,
writer, editor, session musician, folklorist, teacher and
recording artist. |
As well as having written several music instruction books, Happy and his wife Jane run Homespun, featuring the largest catalog of music lessons on DVDs and CDs available anywhere.
|Happy is joined by two special guests: bassist Byron Isaacs and fiddler Kenny Kosek, both master musicians.|
|Byron Isaacs has worked with some of the greatest songwriters of our time: Levon Helm, Willie Nelson, Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Roseanne Cash, and more. He was in Levon Helm's Ramble Band Ollabelle with Amy Helm; and toured for two years with The Lumineers. He's a top tier bassist with many other credits, and a great singer too.
Kenny Kosek is one of America’s finest fiddlers. He has played and recorded with numerous bluegrass and new acoustic bands, including Country Cooking, Breakfast Special, Bill Keith and Tony Trischka. In addition, he has worked with artists as diverse as Laurie Anderson, Steve Goodman, John Denver, James Taylor, Jerry Garcia, Loudon Wainwright III and The New Blue Velvet Band. Kenny has played in several Broadway musicals, including Big River, Foxfire, and The Robber Bridegroom, and is the author of the book Bluegrass Fiddle Styles (Oak). His solo CD, Angelwood, is on Rounder Records.
| At St John's Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher
St, Manhattan, near the Christopher St subway stop.
Contribution: General public $25; FMSNY members $20.
online advance ticket sales(service charge applies)
|Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for a family-friendly open sing. Bring your voice, instruments, friends, neighbors, and children. Drop by for a couple of songs or the whole evening. At the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park West (basement), Brooklyn (near 2nd St.). Directions (pdf format). Take F train to 7th Ave.; Q train to 7th Ave.; 2/3 train to Grand Army Plaza. Hosted by Ethical Culture and FMSNY, Alison Kelley, and Tom Weir. Info: 212-695-5924.|
John, Phil, Roy, Lorne
Tannahill Weavers' website
|The band is Roy Gullane (guitar and vocals), Phil Smillie
(flute, bodhran, whistles, and vocals), John Martin (fiddle,
cello, and vocals), and Lorne MacDougall (pipes). They are one
of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Their diverse
repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals,
topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music
demonstrates to old and young alike the rich musical heritage of
the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received
worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their
exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that
seemingly can't get better...yet continue to do just that.
The Tannahills have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable. Over the years the Tannies have been international trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. Inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame in 2011, they are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage. From reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.
"An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new." - New York Times "...as close to perfect as it gets in an imperfect world." - Sing Out!
|At Second Presbyterian Church, 6 West 96th St. at Central Park West, Manhattan. Contribution: General public $25; FMSNY members $20. You can buy tickets online at http://tanahill.eventbrite.com (small fee applies).|
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