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Fall Folk Music
Weekend 26 - 28 October 2018
at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, Kerhonkson, NY.
Featured staff, workshops, concerts, camper concerts, jams, sings, dances, etc.
|The Johnson Girls
have been a force on the folk and maritime music scene for over two decades as the leading all-woman, a cappella maritime group in the world. Believing that sea chanteys and songs of the sea were the first real “World Music”, Joy Bennett, Alison Kelley, Bonnie Milner, and Deirdre Murtha each bring a special influence to the group. Whether performing at packed international folk festivals, intimate venues, workshops, or presenting school or library programs, The Johnson Girls remain true to their mission of keeping chantey singing and its history alive, bringing women’s voices to the fore, and encouraging everyone to join in the revelry. Widely acclaimed for their powerhouse performances of rousing work songs, sensitive renderings of haunting ballads and laments, and hair-raising harmonies, they sweep their audiences along in a tidal fervor. “The Johnson Girls, chantey singers from America, took the place by storm… Those who thought a chantey singer had to be male, bearded, and with a beer gut, needed to think again.” - Cornwall Guardian (UK)
was introduced to traditional music at the age of eight, when he received his first guitar and a Jimmie Rodgers record. While growing up, he was lucky to have the opportunity of hearing musicians like the legendary Texas fiddler Eck Robertson, Bill Monroe, and Maybelle Carter at the historic Newport Folk Festival. An encounter with Monroe at age fourteen was a pivotal moment in the young musician’s life. Aside from being a masterful cowboy singer and fine fiddler, Gorman is one of the premier mandolinists in the style of Bill Monroe.
has penned some of the best contemporary ballads from New England, along its shores, and beyond. His songs have been performed and recorded by many respected artists and audiences around the world — compositions respectful of tradition, poignant stories in song, honest, highly singable, and always memorable. Larry worked for many years on traditional vessels in Maine, sailed on and helped restore the Schooner, , and has released four CDs through Folk Legacy Records, “ Worth All The Telling,” “Songs For An August Moon,” “Furthermore,” and his newest, “True Enough.”Folk Roots Magazine has called Larry’s music “some of the most finely crafted songs in folk music today.” He is the recipient of multiple best folk CDs of the year from leading folk radio programs across the US and Europe, and tours regularly in Europe as well as across the US. He is a multi-instrumentalist and fine singer.
is a teacher of children, a singer of old songs, sailor of old square-rigged wooden ships, and man of Chanteys at Mystic Seaport Museum. Chris primarily performs US and British traditional music, and he is attracted to the stories behind many of the songs he sings. He has played in concerts and festivals in both the US and the UK, and has led workshops dealing with a variety of traditional music forms. Chris can accompany himself on Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, Concertina, and other things common to an average garage sale. Chris will be our dance caller this weekend.
is a musician of many colors. With roots firmly planted in Americana folk, a broad base of ethnic music styles including a specialty in Celtic, and the experience of classical, her creative endeavors are not limited by music genres. She is able to treat her varied compositions with a flair for her beloved Americana while sounding like a true original. Her music has been performed and recorded by other artists from California to Eastern Europe. Among her varied projects, most recently she has been working on a collection of peace-motivating and inspirational pieces through an Artist-in-Residence program at Pendle Hill Quaker Study, Retreat and Conference Center in Pennsylvania.
| Member Double $305
Member Single $370
Member Triple $285
| Non-Member Double $325
Non-Member Single $390
Non-Member Triple $305
* Under six - Free
* Six - 12 years - $125
13 - 17 years - $185
21 - 35 "Friends rate" - double $260 each; triple $240 each
* Children sharing with two adults
Thursday and/or Sunday night: $50 (no meals)
Dogs $50 each
A limited number of handicapped rooms is available
modified 8/6/18 (hw) & 9/16/18(dw)