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Traditional Music is Alive and
Well in New York
We run concerts, weekends, classes, singing
parties, and get-togethers, all with an emphasis
on traditional folk music of all flavors.
For more information, including how to join or get
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2020 - our 55th year
- Fri, Nov. 27, 7:30 PM: Sara Grey with Will Brown
Sara Grey is a compelling singer with a sensitive style on the banjo, a star of traditional song in the US and Britain. Sara has a rare and extraordinary repertoire of traditional songs, gleaned from a lifetime steeped in traditional music on both sides of the Atlantic. We are disappointed that her son, Kieron Means, will not be able to appear with her. She will be accompanied by a fellow Rockport resident, guitarist Will Brown, who has been involved with and recorded with many Maine musicians for the past 35 years. This evening of rarely heard gems is not to be missed.
It will be coming via zoom from Sara's Rockport, Maine, living room.
Tickets, $5 minimum per household, are available from Eventbrite. Additional tax-deductible donations are most welcome. Zoom details to be announced (ticketholders will receive the info 24 hours before the concert)
Friday December 4, 7:15 -10:15 pm: Our 55th Anniversary Bash — A celebration and sing-around
Come celebrate with us!! Our BASH to be held virtually on ZOOM (& phone link) Besides a chance to socialize with long distanced friends, there will be a sing-around with opportunities to sing or bask in the pleasure of listening. (Group singing precluded by use of Zoom. Which also precludes any pot-luck other than what you have in your kitchen.)
Cost is $5.00 via EventbriteIf you wish to sing in the sing-around, also get a ticket as a singer (free with event ticket). You will be notified of the Zoom link shortly before the event.
Note: If registration exceeds 50, there will be a waiting list and notification in the event of an opening.
- Sunday December 6, 2:00-4:00 PM: Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music from South Street
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 here to receive the Zoom link 24 hours prior.
Help the South Street Seaport Museum by making a donation
- Sunday December 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
Events, Radio, etc.
Saturday, Nov. 21, 4 PM Eastern: The Seattle Folklore Society presents a Virtual Showcase with Eduardo Mendonça, Iona Fyfe, and Eric and Suzy Thompson! Not a club event, but one we are happy to promote.
Buy tickets through Konnect Club at konnectclub.com. You will receive a link to view the concert on the day of show, which will be good for a 24 hour period. A standard ticket is $20, with options $10 if need dictates, or more if you are able to add support for our artists.
- Eduardo Mendonça: A Touch of Brazilian Folklore
- Iona Fyfe: one of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers, is a fabulous singer whom we hope to present at TradMaD whenever the pandemic permits.
- Eric & Suzy Thompson: Southern roots music
Our friends at Old Songs have a variety of concerts and workshops.
- The World-famous Kronos Quartet Salutes Pete Seeger
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
- 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
- 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
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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