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Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc.

Eisteddfod - 2009
A Festival of Traditional Music
October 16-18,2009
at the Friar Tuck Inn, 4858 Route 32, Catskill, NY 12414

This is combined with the Folk Music Society's Fall Weekend.  FMSNY Weekend FAQs

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Performers--alphabetical order; (subject to change)  Performer information page
  • Claire Boucher
  • Jerry Devokaitis
  • Jerry Epstein
  • Alan Friend
  • Paul Geremia
  • Howard Glasser
  • Eva Guillorel
  • Lorraine & Bennett Hammond
  • Roy Harris (2009 Eisteddfod Award winner)
  • Dave Howard
  • David Jones
  • Norman Kennedy
  • Enoch Kent
  • Dave Kiphuth
  • Louise Kitt 
  • John Krumm
  • Una McGillicuddy
  • Alison McMorland & Geordie McIntyre
  • Evy Mayer
  • Anne Price
  • John Roberts & Tony Barrand
  • Neil Rossi
  • Sonja Savig
  • Dwayne Thorpe
  • Happy Traum
  • Sarah Underhill
  • Bill & Livia Vanaver
  • Mick Vandow
  • George Ward
  • Eric Weissberg
  • Heather Wood
  • Wreck Room String Band
  • Olga Zaric
 Performer information page

Emcees: Ron Olesko, Angela Page, Roy Harris


folded flyer, performer list,  and
order form (pdf, 200K)

... weekend booking form (html)
... Admission only/day ticket order form (html)
flat sheet flier
8x11 one-sided flyer for posting (pdf, 230K)
Clarice's photos from the 2009 Festival
Marlene Castro's Fri. night Photos from 2008 festival

Tricia West's photos from 2008 festival
past information pages:  2008; 200720062004 
Can you help us by posting or giving out fliers?  Print them from the above downloads or E-mail us with your mailing address and we'll send you what you prefer.

TICKET PRICES (note that members of co-sponsoring organizations can order tickets at members prices)

festival admission only --
prices per person with no meals or lodging

General Admission Members of Sponsoring
and Supporting Organizations
All-Festival Pass 110
Friday (Concert only)3025
Saturday  (all day including concert) 65
Saturday evening (concert and dance only)3025
Sunday  (all day including concert) 45
Meals (hotel charges only)
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Kids, accompanied by adult: under 9 free. 9-18 and  students 22 and under, half the above admission prices.   Please contact us for detailed kids meal prices.

Online and mail order sales have ended.  Tickets are available at the door.

Prices per person, including all programs, lodging, hotel facilities, and meals Friday dinner through Sunday Lunch
All-Festival Pass

members of Sponsoring
and Supporting Organizations
General Admission
Double Room (per person) 320
3 in a room  (per person) 275
single rooms   420 435
KIds under 17 in room with 2 adults  (per person) 70
Full-time Student 17-22 (per person in double room)

Online and mail order sales have ended.  Tickets are available at the door.

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Schedule Outline - Subject to change

The Eisteddfod will offer a variety of workshops that range from "mini-concerts" to illustrated panel discussions to hands-on demonstrations and participatory open singarounds. Bring your instruments and voices! 

see the Complete Tentative Schedule Grid (pdf)

Friday, October 16:

Dinner                6:30 p.m.
Staff Concert:      8:00 – 10:30 p.m.                   
Informal Jamming (facilitated by Lorraine and Bennett Hammond)     10:45 to whenever


Saturday, October 17

Breakfast:                    8:00 – 8:50
Workshops                     9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    See Grid
Lunch                        12:30 p.m. – 1: 50 p.m.
Workshops and Camper Concert:        2:00 – 5:30 p.m.        See grid
Dinner:                     6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Staff Concert:                 7:30 – 9:30p.m.        
Dancing for All – Led by John Krumm            9:40 – 11:00
Informal Jamming (facilitated by Lorraine and Bennett Hammond)     11:00 to whenever


Sunday, October 18:

Breakfast:                            8:00 – 8:50
Workshops                         9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    See Grid
Lunch                                 12:30 p.m. – 1: 50 p.m.
Staff Concert:                       2:00 – 4:45 p.m

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Festival Marketplace

The Marketplace will offer CDs etc. from the performers and others, plus a variety of crafts and information on local organizations.
If you are interested in taking part, send an email

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Advertise in the Souvenir Program Book

Every Eisteddfod-NY attendee will receive a copy of our Souvenir Program Book, which contains details of the performers, schedule, and more. The deadline for inclusion is 10 days before the festival. Full payment must accompany copy. Send check made out to FMSNY to Heather Wood, 444 West 54th Street #7, New York NY 10019. For inquiries or questions, please send an email.  Advertising order form

Display Ad Rates

Ad Size Cost Width Height
Full Page $100 4-5/8" 7-3/4"
Half Page $50 4-5/8" 3-3/4"
Quarter Page $25 2-1/4" 3-3/4"
Eighth Pagae $13 2-1/4" 1-3/4"
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If you are interested, please email 

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Sponsored by:

The Folk Music Society of New York., Inc. / New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club,
444 West 54th St #7, New York NY 10019
Co-sponsoring organizations: 
  Country Dance and Song SocietyBorderline Folk Music Club; Branford Folk Music SocietyFolk Project, NJ;  Folk Song Soc. of Greater Boston;
 Hurdy-Gurdy Folk Music Club, NJ;  Peoples' Music Network;  The Pick'n & Sing'n Gather'n, NYThe Folklore Society of Greater Washington (DC); New York Revels

We greatfully acknowledge the past assistance of State Senator John Sabini and State Assemblyman Jose Peralta

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If you would like to be added to our e-mail list and be updated on developments on an ongoing basis, send us your e-mail address
Questions? send an email or, phone: (718) 672-6399 or (212) 957-8386.

Press and Media Information

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The Friar Tuck Inn is at 4858 Route 32, Catskill, NY 12414.  It is about 40 miles south of Albany, NY; 20 miles north of Kingston, NY, and 120 miles north of New York City.  Nestled in the foothills of the picturesque Catskill Mountains, the Friar Tuck Resort and Spa is is a full-service Hudson Valley resort featuring a renowned restaurant with Italian-American cuisine.: description.  Phone:  800-832-7600; www.friartuck.com

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