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Providence RI: who's around there?

Willie-O 11 Jun 09 - 01:05 PM
DebC 11 Jun 09 - 01:21 PM
Willie-O 12 Jun 09 - 05:43 AM
GUEST,iancarterb 13 Jun 09 - 12:55 AM
beetle cat 15 Feb 11 - 07:23 PM
Joe Offer 15 Feb 11 - 08:47 PM
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Subject: Providence RI: who's around there?
From: Willie-O
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 01:05 PM

I have a couple of dear friends who recently moved to Providence RI (he got a chair a Brown U). They are talented folkies and lovely people and (as I gather) need to get more connected with like-minded folks in that area. Anyone within range who invites them to a musical party or session will not regret it. Got any hints?   

This is them:
Rebecca and John

And yeah, they don't know I'm posting this!

Bill


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Subject: RE: Providence RI: who's around there?
From: DebC
Date: 11 Jun 09 - 01:21 PM

Hi Bill,

I am about an hour north of Providence in Shrewsbury, MA. I am on the road a lot, but if I do know of any musical gatherings within my area or if I have one, I'll certainly invite them.

Debra Cowan


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Subject: RE: Providence RI: who's around there?
From: Willie-O
Date: 12 Jun 09 - 05:43 AM

Thanks Deb. Anyone else around the state-the-size-of-a-township?

w-o


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Subject: RE: Providence RI: who's around there?
From: GUEST,iancarterb
Date: 13 Jun 09 - 12:55 AM

I was stationed in Newport in the middle 60s and found that URI had a fine folk scene, and because it was closer to me I went there more often than Providence. Rhode Island School of Design in Providence also had a pretty good contingent of folkies then. Of course nothing is the same except perhaps the character of the three schools, but RI was to me a well-kept secret until I chanced to be sent there by my Uncle Sam.
Carter


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Subject: RE: Providence RI: who's around there?
From: beetle cat
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 07:23 PM

Just searching things RI, and found this. Thought I'd mentioned that I've started a song night at Coggeshall Farm Museum in Bristol (just out of Prov) on the first Thursday of every month. It is usually a small gathering of musicians by the fire, but all are welcome. We start around 6.


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Subject: RE: Providence RI: who's around there?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 08:47 PM

Well, I live in California, about as far away as you can get; but I married a woman from Woonsocket - which is about as Rode Island as you can get. Allow me to introduce your friends to two Rhode Island junk food delicacies: There's a little deli on the main road as you enter Warwick Neck that has delicious stuffys and hot wieners - and there's a gorgeous lighthouse at the end of the road.

Now, I married a Polish-American woman whose first language was Polish, so my ultimate food choice is the golumbecki at the Krakow Deli in Woonsocket. I hope your friends enjoy Rhode Island. I think it's a wonderful place. Delicious, too.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Providence RI: who's around there?
From: Cool Beans
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 09:10 PM

I just refreshed the Stone Soup thread so it's easy to find. It's a coffeehouse in Pawtucket, next door to Providence. Mudcatter ChanteyLass would probably have some other good suggestions for your pals. (I used to live in RI, haven't been back for years.)

http://www.stonesoupcoffeehouse.com/


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Subject: RE: Providence RI: who's around there?
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 15 Feb 11 - 11:02 PM

Thanks, Cool Beans! You beat me to posting that link. Stone Soup hosts a variety of sub-genres of folk music. Willie-O, if your friends prefer Celtic music, a lot of that can be heard at the Blackstone River Theatre in Cumberland, http://www.riverfolk.org/ . If you like Irish sessions, you can find those at Patrick's Pub on Smith Street in Providence, http://www.patrickspubri.com/events.html .There is also live folk music at the Brown University Bookstore on some Friday nights. In Portsmouth, RI, there are concerts at Common Fence, http://www.commonfencemusic.org/index.html . Not too far away in Fall River, MA, is The Narrows Center for the Arts, http://www.ncfta.org/index.php . In the warmer months, festivals include the Mystic, CT, Sea Music Festival; the Blackstone Valley Celtic Festival in Cumberland; SummerFest and the Working Waterfront Festival in New Bedford, MA; Pawtucket's Labor and Ethnic Heritage Festival and Stone Soup Folk Festival; and of course the Newport Folk Festival.

There are two wonderful resources to find out what is going on. One is WRIU, 90.3 FM which has folk music every weeknight from 6-9. Each DJ specializes in a different sub-genre of folk music, but all read an all-inclusive folk concert calendar at about 7:30 during their programs. The other is Motif Magazine which features a list about almost all arts events in the area. You can pick one up for free in lots of places, or you can read it online at http://motifmagazine.net/ .

Whew! I don't think I've ever posted so many blue clickies in a comment! I hope they all work.


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