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American Festivals witha trad song bias

GUEST,OldNicKilby 18 Feb 09 - 05:50 AM
GUEST,MC Fat (at work) 18 Feb 09 - 05:54 AM
Bob the Postman 18 Feb 09 - 07:54 AM
curmudgeon 18 Feb 09 - 08:09 AM
GUEST,OldNicKilby 18 Feb 09 - 08:26 AM
BobKnight 18 Feb 09 - 11:09 AM
Arkie 18 Feb 09 - 11:20 AM
GUEST,Pinewoods 18 Feb 09 - 04:27 PM
JohnB 18 Feb 09 - 05:25 PM
Mark Ross 18 Feb 09 - 05:42 PM
Phil Cooper 18 Feb 09 - 10:02 PM
Charlie Baum 18 Feb 09 - 11:53 PM
Bat Goddess 19 Feb 09 - 12:01 PM
GUEST,TJ in San Diego 19 Feb 09 - 04:58 PM
Willie-O 19 Feb 09 - 08:40 PM
Barry Finn 19 Feb 09 - 08:48 PM
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Subject: American Festivals witha trad song bias
From: GUEST,OldNicKilby
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 05:50 AM

Can anyone suggest which North American Festivals we could go to that have a traditional song bias please?


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Subject: RE: American Festivals witha trad song bias
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 05:54 AM

I'd like to know if there are any Festivals on the East Coast late September early October as I'm planning to visit my daughter in Boston Mass.


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Subject: RE: American Festivals witha trad song bias
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 07:54 AM

Well, brother Kilby, how about Princeton, B. C. in late August?


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Subject: RE: American Festivals witha trad song bias
From: curmudgeon
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 08:09 AM

The Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival will be happening on 26 & 27 September in 2009. Portsmouth is only an hour's drive North of Bostpn and we do emphasise traditional shanties and forebitters - Tom


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Subject: RE: American Festivals witha trad song bias
From: GUEST,OldNicKilby
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 08:26 AM

Yes I spotted Princeton but it is a rather long flight time from the U K, but thanks all the same.We thought that it might be possible to link the Milwaukee Irish Fest( I went there 10 years ago for the Summer School, pretty damn good) with another Festival possibly Princeton


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Subject: RE: American Festivals witha trad song bias
From: BobKnight
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 11:09 AM

There's the Celtic Colours Festival in October. Cape Breton I think, Eastern Canada


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Subject: RE: American Festivals witha trad song bias
From: Arkie
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 11:20 AM

The Arkansas Folk Festival in Mountain View, Arkansas has had a leaning toward traditional music. The concerts at the Ozark Folk Center tend to be primarily traditional and the impromptu gatherings around the court square include traditional music, bluegrass,and gospel. The informal gatherings are interesting and anyone can join in. Some of the music is very good, some is just regular folks enjoying themselves. This festival is built around the third Saturday in April. Where the Arkansas Folk Festival differs from most folk festivals is the reliance on grass roots music rather than professional folk musicians. A lot of folk in this area take their music seriously and some good music can be found. Many musicians converge on Mountain View at this time for reunions with old friends and can be found throughout the town.


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Subject: RE: American Festivals witha trad song bias
From: GUEST,Pinewoods
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 04:27 PM

The Folk Music Society of N.Y. puts on a Festival of Traditional Music. It has been in November, but may be in October in 2009. It may be outside the city this year. It has outstanding music. Look at www.eisteddfod-ny.org or www.folkmusicny.org.
    In Brooklyn, N.Y. the Park Slope Jamboree, put on by Jim Reems at the Ethical Culture Society is a fantastic Old Time & Bluegrass festival in September.


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Subject: RE: American Festivals witha trad song bias
From: JohnB
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 05:25 PM

If you count Canada as North American then the best is Millrace Folk Festival
The weekend after there is another good one the Goderich Celtic Festival
JohnB


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Subject: RE: American Festivals witha trad song bias
From: Mark Ross
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 05:42 PM

Old Songs is pretty good that way for traditional music.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: American Festivals witha trad song bias
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 10:02 PM

The Fox Valley Folk Festival on Labor Day Weekend in September also has mostly trad/trad oriented music.


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Subject: RE: American Festivals witha trad song bias
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 18 Feb 09 - 11:53 PM

Mystic Sea Songs Festival, Mystic, CT--June
West Virginia Folk Festival, Glenville, WV --June (near June 20)
Old Songs Festival, Altamont, NY--late June

Augusta Heritage Festival, Elkins, WV--August

The FSGW Getaway, West River, MD--early October

NY Eisteddfod (mentioned above)

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: American Festivals witha trad song bias
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 12:01 PM

Both Milwaukee and British Columbia are a looooooooong way from Boston and the east coast of the US.

Linn


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Subject: RE: American Festivals witha trad song bias
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 04:58 PM

San Diego has enjoyed the Adams Avenue Roots Festival for several years now. It occurs over a weekend in April. I have appended the website information for those who might be interested (west coasters take note). This is not a commercial enterprise but a cooperative local effort to provide all forms of roots and folk performers in multiple venues, indoor and out.

Adams Avenue Business Association
4649 Hawley Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92116
www.AdamsAveOnline.com


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Subject: RE: American Festivals witha trad song bias
From: Willie-O
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 08:40 PM

"If you count Canada as North American..."

Ummmm, where else would you count it as? I wasn't aware there was any contest about our location.

Second the motion for Celtic Colours; especially for MC FAt's enquiry. Cape Breton is not that far away from New England and you get to travel through gorgeous New Brunswick en route!

W-O


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Subject: RE: American Festivals witha trad song bias
From: Barry Finn
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 08:48 PM

Sept 12-14, if you like Irish fests the ICONS Festival is held at the Canton Irsh Cultural center. Canton is just outside of Boston.

Barry


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