|We make music
the old-fashioned way . . . We play it ... We
sing it ... Sometimes we even dance to it
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
a free newsletter, see About
2020 - our 55th year
- Sun, Sept. 20, 2-4pm: (Third Sunday of each
month) Staten Island Shanty Session;
register for zoom at:
or streaming at: facebook.com/noblemaritime
- Fri, Oct 2: If I Had a Song… Workshopping
Songs in Progress; 7-9pm; Facilitated by Pat
In this two-hour collegial workshop, songwriters will
each present one “folk style” song in progress. Each
will then receive constructive critiques and
supportive suggestions from the other participants, as
well as from the facilitator. Strictly limited to six
participants with Zoom access. No fee, but advance
registration is required. To register, please e-mail
Steve Suffet at ssuffet[at]nyc.rr.com or call him at
- Sun, October 4: The Seaport Virtual
Chantey Sing, 2-4pm, first Sundays through
December. Participants from the New York metro area,
across the country, and across the Pond get together
on zoom for a session of sea songs. The South
Street Seaport Museum, The New York Packet, and the
Folk Music Society of New York are pleased to welcome
you to the monthly Sing. Registration details
- Fri, Oct. 9: David Jones and Friends;
online concert has been postponed to a date to be
- Sat, Oct. 10: Our participation in Porch
Stomp 2020 had to be cancelled.
- Friday October 23 - Sunday 25: Brooklyn
Folk Festival Online
(Not a club event, but one we proudly
All Free except Workshops.
|The lineup for the Virtual
Digital Online 2020 Brooklyn Folk Festival
- Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton
- Bruce Molsky
- Dom Flemons
- Nora Brown
- Aaron Frazer (of Durand Jones & The
- Dan + Claudia Zanes
- Feral Foster
- Piedmont Bluz
- Eva Salina & Peter Stan
- Ali Dineen
- The BoxCutter Puppet Collective
- Harry Smith B-Sides listening party w/
Plus Film Screenings, Workshops, and
See the Brooklyn Folk
Festival website for the
complete list of bands, workshops, listening
sessions, film screenings and more,
including how to watch and/or listen and how
to sign up for Workshops.
- Friday 6 to Sunday 8 November: Virtual Fall
Folk Music Weekend
Details to come.
- Fri, Nov. 27: Sara Grey and Kieron Means,
7:30pm; Zoom and streaming details to be announced
Events, Radio, etc.
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 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
Center has online classes. Our own Jen Larson
will be teaching bluegrass vocals with Joe Newberry!
To stay posted on what's happening, join its Facebook
group by doing a search on 'Augusta 2020'
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