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Permathread: Online Events - current listings

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Subject: Online Events - current listings
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Aug 20 - 11:51 AM

There are lots of events happening online during this pandemic. I get a lot of event announcements by email and don't know where to put them. Let's use this thread as a place to announce them. Once the event date is past, I'll delete them.

Please feel to post notices for performances you think we'd enjoy. Be sure to include the URL (address) of the performance, even if you can't make it into a link.

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Subject: RE: Permathread: Online Events - current listings
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Apr 21 - 01:38 AM

A wonderful concert by Tracy Grammer and Jim Henry from 17 Nov 2020:Tracy Grammer lived in the shadow of Dave Carter. She's come into her own since Dave died, but she still does a lot of Dave Carter songs.

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Subject: Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival monthly sings
From: JamieB
Date: 04 May 21 - 05:51 PM

Hey hey! It's time for Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival's
Second Saturday Virtual Chantey & Maritime Sing! Second Saturday of the month, 3p - 5pm Eastern time

Bring your smiles and your voices and join us on Zoom for another afternoon of song and camaraderie! We look forward to seeing y'all Saturday!

Password: haulaway [may not be current, check the web page]


"No Monthly Chantey Sing this June 2022 Instead, most of us will be at the Connecticut Sea Music Festival (9-12 June)

"Join us there, in person, or online, see for details!


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Subject: Tom Lewis May 20
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 May 21 - 07:22 PM

Falcon House Concerts Presents
Tom Lewis
Thursday, May 20
7:30 pm UK
2:30 pm USA east

Tom Lewis loves to sing. And he loves it when people sing along. His powerful voice easily reaches to the rafters and just seems to pull other voices up aloft with it. Known throughout the maritime music world for penning classics like A Sailor Ain’t a Sailor (The Last Shanty), Marching Inland, Sailor’s Prayer (the one where the dove has wings as sharp as razors), Tom is just as likely to belt out a traditional sea chantey pulled straight from Davy Jones locker. He’ll even tell you a story, and it might even be true!

Tom got hooked on sea music when he heard the likes of Louis Killen, Archie Fisher and Ewan McColl in his early folk club days. During his 23 years as a submariner in Her Majesty’s Navy, Tom never missed the chance to visit folk clubs, concerts and festivals, building a reputation that has spread across three continents. Add to his credit ten albums and a hefty songbook.

Like other Falcon events, we're suggesting a donation (£10–$15) to support the artist.

Next up: John Conolly Thursday, June 17
John Ward Trio, Thursday, July 15

Mark your calendars and stay tuned, Janie Meneely

From Joe Offer:
Janie and Rob are doing a wonderful job of these concerts. The Martin Carthy concert was Saturday, May 1, but the remaining concerts on the schedule are on Thursdays, all at 7:30 PM London time:
  • Tom Lewis, May 20
  • John Conolly, June 17
  • John Ward Trio, July 15.

I don't know of the John Ward Trio, but I have always dreamed of seeing Martin Carthy, Tom Lewis, and John Conolly in concert. I thought that John Conolly would be here in California in 2021, but the concert tour was cancelled.

As performers age and the cost of visas and such continues to increase, there's a good chance we won't get to see these wonderful performers in person in the U.S. I'm very thankful to Janie and Rob for introducing us to them online, but I'm sad because these online concerts may be my only opportunity.

All of these concerts and more are still available online at this link.

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Subject: 13 June Vox Hunters and Friends - RECORDED
From: Felipa
Date: 29 May 21 - 06:01 PM


more info re Vox Hunters and friends brunch concert (11 am EDT, 12 June
The page also includes a little information on the various performers after the following introduction:

Vox Hunters and Friends (online)
Sunday, June 13, 11am (brunch concert)
Join us on Zoom (muted, but we'll chat before and after the concert) or watch the livestream on Facebook

We are absolutely delighted to be presenting The Vox Hunters (Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi) and some of their folk friends: AJ Wright, Cate Clifford, Flannery Brown, and Lynz Morahn, for a FSSGB Brunch Concert at 11 am on Sunday, June 13.

Fix up your favorite brunch dish and join us on Zoom (muted, but we'll chat before and after the concert) or watch the livestream on Facebook (no Facebook account required).

The Zoom link will be distributed to our email list and the Facebook event a day or so before the concert. No reservations are required, but we encourage the audience to make a donation to benefit the performers, who have all lost so much in this past pandemic year. It’s easy to make a donation – you can donate ahead of time by clicking on the dedicated "Donate to the performers" button on the concert post on the FSSGB website. We will also have the donation link available in the chat during the concert, on both Zoom and Facebook.

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Subject: RE:Fiddle Fest 11-13 and 26-27 June NOW ON YOUTUBE
From: Felipa
Date: 11 Jun 21 - 04:00 PM

Concerts with Scottish, Latin American and Klezmer fiddlers
7.30 pm Fri 11 June; 2.30 and 7.30 pm EDT Sat and Sun 12, 13, 26, 27 June
(free but donations to support artists welcome)

Weekend workshops 12 noon and 5 pm EDT, with access to videos through 31 July. Registration and small fee ($8/workshop) required. There were also workshops last weekend and it is still possible to register to view the videos from last weekend ($6/15 days access).


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Subject: Folk Film Festival 25 June-5 July 2021
From: Felipa
Date: 11 Jun 21 - 04:23 PM

Folk Film Festival 25 June-5 July 2021
UPDATE DEC 2021 There are still short videos of interest on the website

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Subject: Hammered Dulcimers, East and West
From: GUEST,Liz Milner
Date: 15 Jun 21 - 09:23 PM

Hammered Dulcimers, East and West Featuring Dong Xi (Chao Tian & Tom Teasley) and KA/PO (Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts)

Enjoy old and new music from Chinese and European traditions of hammered dulcimer playing with two duos: Dong Xi and KA/PO in a free, online concert on Sunday, June 20 at 7 p.m. [EDT]

Dong Xi, features the combined talents of Chao Tian on Yang Qin, the Chinese hammered dulcimer, and percussion master, Tom Teasley. The duo’s name hints at the multicultural, multifaceted nature of the music: Dong Xi is Chinese for “feint to the East but attack in the West.”

KA/PO is Karen Ashbrook and her husband Paul Oorts. Karen is a teacher, performer, music therapist and an international pioneer and advocate in the revival of the hammered dulcimer. Belgian-born Paul Oorts is a multi-instrumentalist who performs with harp guitar, 10-string cittern, mandolin, and musette accordion.

Register for this ongoing concert series performance link at

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Subject: Old songs festival 25-27 June
From: Felipa
Date: 24 Jun 21 - 09:33 AM

Old Songs 25-27 June, EDT (New York state) Online this year
Registration and schedule: see

POST FESTIVAL UPDATE = some recordings from this year's festival (and also from the 2021 fest) remain on the Old Songs youtube channel, which you can access via the above link.

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Subject: story of the Pencarrow Hunt and Black John 9 Sept
From: Felipa
Date: 12 Aug 21 - 10:17 AM
tickets £6.82 - £11.04

The UnNatural History of Cornwall Lecture Series - the story of the Pencarrow Hunt and Black John
presented by The Viktor Wynd Museum & The Last Tuesday Society

Thursday, 9 September 2021. 20:00 – 21:30 BST

"The Unnatural History of Cornwall - curated by Dr.Amy Hale brings stories of the weird and wonderful from Cornwall to a wider audience, with an emphasis on Cornish voices from the past and the present.

"Traditional ballads and the tunes that go with them can be quite separate entities that connect and part company as they travel through time. There is a sense in which both carry the stories and interpretations of the people and communities with which they engage. Indeed, these stories and meanings will often tell us more about these people and their social milieu than the origins of the tradition. During the course of its travels the story of the Pencarrow Hunt and Black John has connected with some interesting characters and provides the perfect study for an 'unnatural history'."

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Subject: Introduction to Chinese instruments 26 Aug
From: Felipa
Date: 12 Aug 21 - 06:22 PM

Classical Chinese Instruments: An Introduction
by TanSuo Cultural Travel
Thu, 26 August 2021 19:00 – 20:00 BST
register at (free tickets)
"Discover exotic sounds and learn about the history of Chinese music as we take a closer look at several classical Chinese instruments."

A specialist travel agency, "Every Thursday evening, [TanSuo Cultural Travel] offers a free seminar on a certain topic related to Chinese culture.....

"During the first half of our seminar, we'll be discussing the 3,000-year-long history of music in China and the way in which instruments were categorised according to Chinese tradition. This classification system is known as the Bayin (??) or 'Eight Sounds' and is based on the main material used to make the instruments, rather than the way in which the instrument is played.

"Throughout the rest of the seminar, we'll take a closer look at an instrument from each category and listen to clips of them being played. Alongside learning about several lesser-known Chinese instruments, you'll also have the opportunity to engage in a lively discussion at the end of our seminar and share your love of music."

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Subject: Tumbleweed Folk Festival RECORDED
From: Felipa
Date: 18 Aug 21 - 05:41 PM

The Tumbleweed Folk Festival (Washington state, U.S.A., Pacific time zone) will have a "virtual" on-line programme this year. Dates are Fri. 3 Sept- Sun 5 Sept.



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Subject: Whitby ballad session on Zoom Fri 27 Aug
From: Felipa
Date: 18 Aug 21 - 07:41 PM

Ballad Session at Whitby Folk Week
Hosted by Pete Shepheard and Brian Peters
Friday 27th August 2021 from 2.00pm (UK)
"Come and join us online with Zoom for the Whitby Ballad Session. The ballad sessions at Whitby are always the highlight of Whitby Folk Week for those of us that love the old ballads. If you have an old ballad to sing - or if you just fancy dropping in to listen - then go to the link below and register for the Zoom link. We will host the Zoom session, sing a couple of ballads each and invite singers from the floor. And we will try to fit in as many singers as we can in the time available - that may well be a little more than the hour listed."
Here's the link for people to register for the Ballad Session:
Whitby Folk Week - Session Hosts:

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Subject: Whitby folk week 21-27 Aug (U.K. based)
From: Felipa
Date: 18 Aug 21 - 07:55 PM

I've come at this backwards, I found out about the ballad session first, then the other singing and storytelling sessions; and then I realised there was more
All these via:
concerts on youtube
dancing via zoom
miscellaneous special events (youtube, zoom, facebook)
workshops (including a few for nykelharpa players)

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Subject: PETER JOHNSON Memoir 18 Sept 2021,RECORDED
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 16 Sep 21 - 08:30 PM

UPDATE 13 Oct 21, recording still available on facebook

PETER JOHNSON Memoir Celebration Saturday, September 18, 2021, 2-4pm (Eastern time, USA)

Join us on Zoom or watch the livestream on our Folk Song Society of Greater Boston page.

Clickable links to zoom and livestream video can be found at

Please join us as we celebrate the publication of Peter Johnson’s long-awaited memoir, The Laughing Lesson, published by Peter E Randall Publisher. Peter is a long-time member of FSSGB, and is the founder of Living Folk Records and Concerts. We have tried to have this event in person, but circumstances have caused us to reschedule it several times now - so Zoom it is!

The event will feature music - I'll sing a few songs, Lori Fassman will sing a few, and we'll have some other special guests as well. There will be plenty of opportunities to sing along! Peter will do some readings from his book, and that's always so entertaining. It's going to be a fun afternoon, and I hope you can join us.

Peter is a singer, concert promoter, record producer, writer, traveler, prankster, husband, father, and a fixture of the Cambridge music scene for the last fifty years. He is a member of the family that started, and still manages, Fidelity Investments. As the founder of Living Folk Records and Concerts, he introduced a number of traditional musicians from Ireland and the British Isles to North American audiences, thereby shaping the trajectory of this important music genre as it gained a larger place in world music.
For more information, visit the publisher’s website:

FSSGB video:

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Subject: Piskies & Pobel Vean of Cornwall 10 Oct 2021
From: Felipa
Date: 03 Oct 21 - 09:44 AM

UPDATE - watch the recording:

Subject: Piskies & Pobel Vean of Cornwall 10 Oct 2021
[moved from earlier posting]Date: 12 Aug 21 - 11:03 AM

Piskies & Pobel Vean: Cornwall's Capricious Little Folk
talk by Siân Esther Powell
via The Viktor Wynd Museum & The Last Tuesday Society
Sun, 10 October 2021 20:00 – 21:30 BST
tickets £5.82 – £11.04

"The Cornish piskie is arguably one of the most well-known creatures of British folklore. They’re often portrayed as cheeky and mischievous but ultimately harmless. You can find them on charm bracelets and tourist souvenirs when visiting Cornwall. You can even spot them in children’s pop culture like Harry Potter. But Cornwall’s fascination with the Pobel Vean, the little folk, is not always so winsome. There are many types of piskies in Cornwall: those in rags who dance merrily on the moors, those who conjure up storms to protect their treasure, those who dwell in the darkest places underground and those who steal away children. Like the sea itself, that surrounds Cornwall on three sides, the folklore of this land is capricious. Piskies are capable of helping humans and also causing them great harm. So, let us explore the Cornish Pobel Vean, just how harmless are they really?"

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Subject: Phil Ochs memorial 3 Oct. 2021 7-10 pm Eastern U.S
From: Felipa
Date: 03 Oct 21 - 09:51 AM


Phil Ochs songs, presented by Sonny Ochs with performers:
* Rod Macdonald
* Martyn Joseph
* Colleen Kattau
* Reggie Harris
* SONiA disappear fear
* John Flynn
* Holly Near
* Greg Greenway
* Emma's Revolution
* Tom Paxton
* Zachary Stevenson

Videos of past Greenwich Village Folk Festival events can also be viewed on the web page. No registration necessary.

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Subject: Bodhrán (Irish drum) talk, 14 Oct RECORDING MADE
From: Felipa
Date: 14 Oct 21 - 08:47 AM

UPDATE: Maeve Butler of The Void Gallery, Derry writes: "We will make the recording available in the next few days. Keep an eye on Void Gallery’s social media."

Subject: Bodhrán (Irish drum) talk, Thur 14 Oct 19 – 20:00
From: Felipa - PM
Date: 05 Oct 21 - 05:58 PM

Thu, 14 October 2021 19:00 – 20:00 BST
Beating Its Own Path: the Bodhrán in the Past, Present and Future
"an online talk by Dr Sandra Joyce, Director of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. Dr. Joyce will speak about the history of the bodhrán, its ritualistic and folkloristic associations, the developments that took place since the 1960s, and the modern playing styles and players"

register at

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Subject: Ethno USA performance facebook live 14 OCT 2021
From: Felipa
Date: 14 Oct 21 - 03:49 PM

Ethno USA is a convention of young people who play folk, traditional and/or world music. They are having a gig on facebook, premiering today 16 Oct at 4.30-6 pm Eastern time (9.30-11 pm BST, UTC +1)

"Join the 30 musicians and mentors from 10 countries and territories for a community concert at the very first Ethno USA!!
The concert will be livestreamed directly from the amphitheater at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina on the Ethno USA facebookpage — .

"The concert will be in a relaxed and informal setting as Ethno USA gear up for their mainstage performances at the LEAF Festival on Friday 15 Oct and Saturday 16 Oct ("

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Subject: El Cerrito fest VIDEOS still available
From: Felipa
Date: 14 Oct 21 - 04:53 PM

The 2021 El Cerrito Free Folk Festival will be held online on Saturday October 23, with real-time online workshops from 12 noon until 3 pm Pacific time (California) and “watch anytime” performances all day on festival day.

Registration for the workshops is now open at One free registration gives you access to all the workshops.

Many videos of the 2020 online festival are currently available on youtube. I wonder whether or not they will be taken off to accommodate 2021 videos. But for now, see

Programme for 2021

For information on bi-monthly sings and music sessions hosted on Zoom by the San Francisco Folk Music Club, please see

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Subject: Selkies, Werewolves and Witch-Hares - 20 Oct 2021
From: Felipa
Date: 14 Oct 21 - 05:37 PM


Subject: Selkies, Werewolves and Witch-Hares - 20 Oct 2021
From: Felipa - PM
Date: 12 Aug 21 - 10:50 AM

tickets £5.82 – £11.04
Wed, October 20, 2021   8:00 PM – 9:30 PM BST
Animal Transformations: Selkies, Werewolves and Witch-Hares – Dr Larrington
presented by The Viktor Wynd Museum & The Last Tuesday Society

"Join Professor Carolyne Larrington on an exploration of the strange folkloric world of animal transformations. From selkies – seal creatures caught between the pull of the human and maritime worlds – to the shape-shifting werewolves of the Middle Ages. Or the rather less threatening witch-hares, a common transformation beloved of witches – often undertaken, it is said, merely in order to steal milk from a neighbour’s cow... These complex stories speak to us of issues of power and control, and of how we look at the female body and issues of gender, enabling us to think about and question contemporary ideas. ....

"Carolyne also writes on medievalism and folklore, in 2015 publishing The Land of the Green Man. A BBC Radio 4 series based on this was broadcast in 2015 and can be heard here: With Dr Fay Hield of the University of Sheffield, she was Co-Investigator on an AHRC-funded research project 'Modern Fairies and Loathly Ladies'. This involves working with creative artists – musicians, poets, painters, photographers – to produce new mediations of tales from British folk traditions about fairies. Also in 2015, Carolyne wrote Winter is Coming: the Medieval World of Game of Thrones, exploring the historical inspiration behind the fantasy phenomenon. You can hear a short talk she gave at the Ashmolean Museum on the book at: Her most recent book on Game of Thrones, All Men Must Die: Power and Passion in Game of Thrones was published in January this year."

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Subject: RE: Permathread: Online Events - current listings
From: Felipa
Date: 14 Oct 21 - 06:00 PM

You will also find listings of events, including online singarounds and music sessions at the Mudcat facebook page|

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Subject: Antidote of Song # Daily 12 noon Eastern time, U.S
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 01 Nov 21 - 10:59 AM

ONGOING - DIFFERENT THEME EACH WEEK, DIFFERENT SINGER EVERY DAY From the FacebookMudcat fb announcements page:

Tune in at 12 Noon Eastern U.S. Time today [November 1, 2021], when Stephen Winick and I will be in our costumes for Día de Muertos season, hosting Juan Díes (on the right in the photo), who will be performing "La Bruja" on the first day of Archive Challenge Week on the Daily Antidote of Song. Juan performed the song at the Library of Congress with his group Sones de México ensemble in 2015. At the same time, he led a workshop in writing corridos, or Mexican ballads, and performed with the Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera (on the left in the photo), during Herrera's inaugural reading. Díes is performing the song as an "Archive Challenge," in which artists perform songs from the American Folklife Center Archive. Although the official Day of the Dead or Día de Muertos is tomorrow, in Mexico it's celebrated as a multi-day holiday including November 1. Join the fun at the link below! ONGOING
Note - there will be other song challenges each day of the week, details given on the above link.
21 APRIL UPDATE:STILL ON DAILY on Zoom and at This week's theme, Earth Week.

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Subject: RE: Permathread: Online Events - current listings
From: Felipa
Date: 01 Nov 21 - 07:45 PM

note: some of the previous messages have been updated with new dates of recurring events or with information about available videos of past events

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Subject: Rebellious Singing - repeating event
From: Felipa
Date: 16 Nov 21 - 09:04 AM

NEXT EVENTS Thursday, August 11, 2022•11:00 AM [UK]

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Subject: Gender, sexuality & race in Ir trad music RECORDED
From: Felipa
Date: 16 Nov 21 - 09:43 AM

UPDATE - EVENT OVER - RECORDING OF THE TALK IS AT with a link to eventbrite given on the page

registration is free

24 NOVEMBER 2021 13.30-14.30 GMT
BOOKINGS CLOSE at 23.00 (GMT) on 23 November
This is a joint seminar by QUB Arts Management & Cultural Policy & Music Events at Queen's [University Belfast]

Just how “Irish” is traditional Irish music? In her recent book Trad Nation: Gender, Sexuality, and Race in Irish Traditional Music, Tes Slominski uses ethnography, oral history, and archival research to challenge the longstanding practice of using ethnic nationalism as a framework for understanding vernacular music traditions. Tes Slominski argues that ethnic nationalism hinders this music’s development today and is at odds with an increasingly multiethnic Ireland.
Following a short talk about her book, there will be a Q&A chaired by Dr Ioannis Tsioulakis

Tes Slominski is a music and sound scholar who studies music, identity, and nationalism in Ireland and in its diaspora. She recently published Trad Nation: Gender, Sexuality, and Race in Irish Traditional Music, and is co-editor (with Kimberly Francis) of the gender/sexuality revision of Oxford University Press’s Grove Music Online. She served as Secretary of the Society for Ethnomusicology’s board from 2019-2021 and is currently on the board of the Ward Irish Music Archive in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Subject: songs of Defiance (N. Bengal) 15 Dec 6.3-=8.30 GMT
From: Felipa
Date: 27 Nov 21 - 10:14 AM

Songs of Deviance and Defiance
Wed, December 15, 2021 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM GMT
A proposition of decolonial subjectivity through Bhawaiya folk songs of North Bengal
By Dr Nasrin Khandoker
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Jahangirnagar University

Chair: Dr Richard David Williams, SOAS, University of London

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 6.30 - 8.30 pm GMT

Zoom Session, organised by Brick Lane Circle

Nasrin’s ethnographic journey to examine the subversive possibilities to defy oppressive marital norms with Bangla folk songs has been embedded with her lived experience of being a Bengali woman. She was part of her research tracing the perils and pleasures of embodied sexual subjectivity through various Bangla social-cultural fields. The histories of Bengal were made by the political, religious and cultural encounter between British colonial mechanism and nationalist collective struggle of reconstructing the tradition of the Indian subcontinent.

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Subject: RE: Permathread: Online Events - current listings
From: GUEST,Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective
Date: 08 Dec 21 - 11:39 AM

We are so excited about our FREE online book launch and concert on Sunday 12th December at 7.30pm! Over the past year we have worked with 9 composers to create new works inspired by a media map.. Participants have uploaded their responses to their own environment in music, words, images and videos and met with the composers through free online workshops to discuss, help create and then learn the new music and songs. We were lucky to have been nominated as Community Project of the Year at this year's MG Trad Music Awards and we are looking forward to sharing the new music and songs with everyone. All of our wonderful composers will be showcasing their new music and we'll be having live interviews too.

Watch on the Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective Facebook page or Youtube channel and help us celebrate Our Living Rivers and Glens project!

Join Paul Anderson, Arthur Coates, Adam Sutherland, Charlie McKerron, Hamish Napier, Fraser Fifield, Jenny Sturgeon, Iona Fyfe and Shona Donaldson for live interviews, music and songs!

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Subject: Anglo-Irish treaty songs Concert RECORDED
From: Felipa
Date: 10 Dec 21 - 12:47 PM
screening live from the National Concert Hall Dublin, Ireland
Sat 11 December 8 pm GMT
with Lisa O’Neill, Gemma Dunleavy, John Spillane, Karan Casey, Maija Sofia, Duke Special, Jonathan Nangle & Crash Ensemble, Adrian Crowley, Ailbhe Reddy, Christy Moore and The Darkling Air.

or if you are near enough and want to buy a ticket to attend the concert in person, see

When I looked at a page with thumbnail announcements of upcoming events at the National Concert Hall I saw one that reads "The Glory of Christmas - CANCELLED" !

and there is a play about the treaty which you can buy "stream on demand" tickets for, at least through 12 Dec. The Treaty by Colin Murphy

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Subject: Your House is an Orchestra - Tue 14 Dec
From: Felipa
Date: 13 Dec 21 - 07:57 AM

three hour long homemade instrument workshop, starts 7 pm Eastern time, 12 midnight UTC (GMT)

With the right touch - tapping, bowing, blowing, and shaking – anything from your kitchen cupboard, closet, or garage can sound beautiful. Glass, plastic, rubber, aluminum, stainless steel – all take on the breath of life in our hands. Mark [Sepic] will also demonstrate the building of very simple musical instruments with common materials, ie: steel drums -(tin cans, “tuned” with a hammer), marimbas, (broken hockey sticks), thumb pianos - (popsicle sticks and clamps), gongs – (tin cans taped together) and banjos– (Plastic "take out" containers and rubber bands).


Mark Sepic - Musician, Sound Sculptor

Mark Sepic is an internationally recognized guitarist/composer, whose virtuoso finger-style guitar, appealing vocal style, impeccable taste, child-like sense of play and some electronic loop-wizardry make his concerts irresistible joy-ride into the magic of music. His projects have been featured in thirteen consecutive Toronto Jazz Festivals and have taken him abroad to Germany, Cuba, and Singapore.

“But wait – there’s more!”

A passionate environmentalist, Mark's "Junkestra" program, a hands-on wonderland of recycling, integrates sports, music, and art, celebrating the musical potential of everyday things. In schools, galleries and festivals throughout Ontario, Mark has helped Canadians recycle over 250,000 items, giving tin cans, toilet paper rolls and plastic jars a musical afterlife as drums, kazoos and maracas. Larger items – pots, pans, plumbing and yes, even the kitchen sink, become sound sculptures, 12 of which dot the Ontario landscape, from Toronto and Hamilton to Barry's Bay and Moose Factory.

... ... .

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Subject: RE: Permathread: Online Events - current listings
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Dec 21 - 11:10 PM

Here's a Boston link with lots of opportunities:

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Subject: Old Time Jam 2nd and 4th Fri. 5.30 pm Pacific time
From: Felipa
Date: 02 Jan 22 - 02:23 PM

Berkeley Old Time Festival Slow Jam Fizz -2nd & 4th Friday at 5:30pm PT; https:// Jams last for one hour.

The 22 April 2022 jams will be led by Harry & Cindy Liedstrand

In May, there will be jams on

May 13 May 27 5:30pm Sami Braman (Onlies) and Emily Mann

get the zoom link by sending an email to

In addition to Zoom, the jam is streamed here: Recordings of previous sessions are available on Youtube.

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Subject: RE: Permathread: Online Events - current listings
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 03 Jan 22 - 12:59 PM

One person who has been brightening Saturday evenings worldwide with his short concerts is Scottish musician Dougie Maclean. He is now up to concert no 117 at one per week. Most of these are free, though he does the occasional longer one for a modest fee. And you can still see most of the past episodes, I think. The platforms used are via his Facebook page and YouTube, and usually start at 9pm UK time.
He should have been doing a live concert in Edinburgh's Greyfriars Kirk last Friday evening, as part of the Hogmanay celebrations but this was cancelled owing to the Covid situation, so kind-hearted Dougie did a free online concert from his own studio at Butterstone in Perthshire, starting shortly before midnight and bringing us into 2022.
Here's a link to the most recent one (Hogmanay): he starts talking at 3'57"
Dougie Maclean Concerts

Then there is fabulous musician Tim Edey who has been doing a lot of Saturday evenings too - his so-called "Sleeping Tunes" sessions. Also on both Facebook and YouTube and usually start about 10pm UK time, and sometimes go on well after midnight! Also an appreciative international audience including many fellow professionals. An absolute maestro on both guitar and melodeon, and sometimes we get the occasional song from him, or from his wife Isobel Crowe, who has a lovely voice. (And his tech has improved a lot from the early days when he was the victim of poor broadband connection
Here's a link to his most recent session, but again you can access past sessions on YouTube also:
Tim Edey Sleeping Tunes

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Subject: RE: Permathread: Online Events - current listings
From: GUEST,Liz Milner
Date: 05 Jan 22 - 10:15 AM

Perfect song for January 6
It's called
"January 6th," a hard-hitting Blues by Guitar Goddess Elly Wininger,

I’m also going to be listening on Sunday, January 23 when Elly teams up with Roots Guitarist Extraordinaire, Johnny Harper, in a free, online FSGW Sunday Concert. You can register to get the concert link

I’d known from previous Getaways that Johnny Harper was an awe-inspiring guitarist, but I hadn’t heard Elly until the last Fall’s Getaway and I was blown away! (“Blown Away at the Getaway,” there’s a song in there!) Here’s a link to Johnny's videos, so you can get a glimmer of the fantastic concert that's coming our way!

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Subject: Martin Carthy Concert NOW ON YOUTUBE
From: GUEST,Liz Milner
Date: 06 Jan 22 - 08:16 PM


News Flash! An Evening with Martin Carthy has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb 26.
Due to the vagaries of the all-too-common cold, Martin has asked to postpone his online concert until he can use his voice again.[now confirmed as Covid] The details for the show remain the same: Showtime is 8 p.m. U.K.; 3 p.m. U.S. east coast; noon U.S. west coast. Here is the concert link

These performances are free and open to all who can get within eyeball distance of a computer screen. Please support the performers and facilitators by chucking a few bucks, quid, dollars, euros into the proverbial tip jar. U.K. donations (£10 suggested) can be directed to paypal

Tickets can also be found here.

U.S. donations can be directed to one of the co-sponsors: The Folklore Society of Greater Washington, Old Songs, Inc., the Folk Song Society of Greater Boston, the Folk Music Society of New York and the Branford Folk Music Society.
If you are unable to catch the live broadcast, you watch it at your convenience on YouTube for a week. Donations are gladly accepted up to a week after the concert date.

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Subject: Edgeways folk fest Feb event 10 Feb & 10 March
From: GUEST,Get A Word in Edgeways
Date: 02 Feb 22 - 05:40 AM

Hi Mudcatty Folks, with a distinct Moroccan flavour and live telling, attend GAWIE's February Concert virtually. Yay!

Editor's note: The Get a Word Edgeways team are hosting monthly concerts. The Facebook link will bring you to a short preview video of this month's concert which will be online on Thursday 10 Feb at 8 p.m. The written blurb says: "Thursday 10th February 8pm [GMT] – Get A Word In Edgeways Online Concert – in the run up to the Marrakech International Storytelling Festival, we’re joining forces with the World Storytelling Cafe and having an evening celebrating with international tellers from the festival and featuring Moroccan Cafe Clock Storytellers live from Marrakech, Iranian storyteller, Zahra Ezrai Afasah and Morroccan inspired visual artist, Katherine Soutar Caddick Tickets from our website: "

Tickets are £3 concessionary, £5 standard, £10 contributing Information on future concerts, March through July, can also be accessed via the website link given above. next month's concert is scheduled for Thursday 10th March, 8:00-10:00 PM, featuring: David Heathfield and Drew Colby, Mandisa Apena, Hrini Reedy, plus Cath’s Cupboard of Customs

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Subject: Zoe Mulford Mar 19 STILL UP ON YOUTUBE
From: Felipa
Date: 14 Mar 22 - 11:41 AM

Falcon House Concert

An Evening with Zoe Mulford Saturday, March 19   8-9 pm (UK) (4pm U.S. east coast; 1pm U.S. west coast—note the time change!!!)

Our upcoming live video broadcast will feature American artist Zoe Mulford who, lucky for us, is currently living in Manchester (UK). This is an exceptional opportunity to hear an accomplished writer and performer whose work has been recorded by the likes of Joan Baez and the Kronos Quartet, and voted 2018 song of the year by Folk Alliance International. Read on!

ABOUT THE ARTIST: It’s hard to put a ring around Zoe Mulford. Her music making is extraordinary. From her earliest recordings to her more recent on-line collaborations, her melodies and lyrics resonate with truthful simplicity and a keen awareness of the “human condition” whether she’s recalling an afternoon of berry picking or reminding us that life’s too short to fold underwear.

Zoe is perhaps best-known these days as the writer of The President Sang Amazing Grace (check out Joan Baez’s Whistle Down the Wind album). The song tells the story of the 2015 attack on a prayer circle at the Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and the subsequent memorial service at which President Obama, when he rose to speak, sang Amazing Grace instead. (Tear jerker alert!)

But Zoe has nearly a zillion other brilliant songs to her credit. It isn’t naval gazing stuff, but anecdotes of life observed (Our Lady of the Highway) or pearls of wisdom (Life’s Too Short to Fold Underwear) or heartfelt admonishments (Answer the Knock at the Door). Her most recent enterprise was a recording of Songs Stay Sung with the U.S. quartet Windborne. You can listen to some of these and more at her website:

... [for a quick sampling of Zoe's work, listen to:] My President Sang Amazing Grace One Damn Thing Zoe washes her hands ... ... GETTING TO THE CONCERT:

Before the concert is slated to begin, paste the link (below) into your computer browser (the channel goes “live” 15 minutes before showtime). Anyone can watch a YouTube livestream, but if you want to make comments or join in the chat (visible on the side of the screen) you will need a YouTube or Google login (people with gmail accounts are automatically logged in to Google).

As per usual with concerts of this kind, the proverbial tip jar makes it easy for those who wish to make a contribution to the artist (£8–$10/person suggested). It will scroll along the bottom of the computer screen, but here it is if you’d like to toss in something in advance: (if you don’t have a PayPal account, you can just sign onto as a guest and send to Rob at

Please join us for what will be a very special and intimate evening. The blessing of a YouTube concert, of course, is that the show will be available on screen for at least 48 hours after the initial viewing. Tune in when you can. Tune in again.

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Subject: Live to Your Living Room online gigs Summer 2022
From: GUEST,Beci K
Date: 12 Apr 22 - 08:30 AM

Live To Your Living Room have been producing online grass roots concerts since the beginning of the pandemic and have got rather good at it. All the concerts are run on Zoom with a professional sound technician and mixing desk, hosted by an experienced MC and there's usually a Q&A with the artist - who knew how Sam Sweeney eats a mince pie until he was asked!

There are lots of great concerts coming up

24 Jun Rant

30 Jun Bryony Griffith and Alice Jones

5 July The Shackleton Trio

20 July Nancy Kerr

further gigs are announced for Sept, Oct and Nov ... with a break for the month of Aug. 2022

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Subject: S.F. Jewish Folk Chorus sing for Ukraine YOU TUBE
From: Felipa
Date: 13 Apr 22 - 06:14 AM


Ami Goodman, on behalf of The Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco:

Please join us on Tuesday evening, April 19, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Pacific Time, for a Zoom presentation of songs in solidarity with Ukraine, hosted by the Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco.

Our guest artists will include Cantor Sharon Bernstein, Achi Ben-Shalom, Cantor Linda Hirschhorn, Cindy Paley, and Ami Goodman. The attached flyer gives more info about each participant and the event.
As we raise our voices in outrage, protest, and comfort in solidarity for all those fighting, suffering, grieving and dying in Ukraine, we ask that donations be made to HIAS and the World Central Kitchen - two organizations providing daily relief on the ground in the region.

REGISTRATION is REQUIRED. CLICK on this link to register:

You'll receive an email confirming your registration and providing the link to the event. PLEASE do NOT share the meeting link with others. Everyone has to register. Thanks!

Please join in about 10-15 minutes ahead of time. We'll admit you from a waiting room. Our space for Zoom viewing is limited to the first 100, but the event will be viewable in real time on YouTube:

Donations can be made to HIAS and The World Central Kitchen at:

We hope to see you next Tuesday evening!

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Subject: RE: Permathread: Online Events - current listings
From: Felipa
Date: 21 Apr 22 - 08:56 AM

Linn Phipps was in contact with Liz Milner and me about doing a workshop featuring Gaelic song "Ho ro Mháiri Dhu" - Linn is going to do something else for the New England folk festival on line this weekend (see my message 11 Apr) as she wants more time to prepare Ho Ro ....

Can you suggest any online or hybrid festivals planned for sometime in the next 6 months which could be a suitable "venue" at which to offer this workshop online? I think most folk events this summer will be in person events?

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Subject: Carpe Diem Community Sings - monthly 21st day
From: Felipa
Date: 21 Apr 22 - 04:02 PM
zoom and facebook links are given on website

"Community Sing is an opportunity for singers of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the experience of singing together in harmony, celebrating diverse cultures and traditions of song."

6.30 pm Eastern Time (US)

[if your birthday or your friend's birthday is in June, you could contact Carpe Diem re being included in next month's birthday video]

21 MAY
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month; Jewish American Heritage Month; Mother's Day, Pete Seeger's Birthday (May 3, 1919).

June 21: Summer Solstice Caribbean American Heritage Month, Celebration of Juneteenth; Fathers Day; National Accordion Month (!); Pride Month; and the official arrival of summer.

July 21 Songs and Rounds from the American tradition in celebration of Independence Day (incl. shape-note, Appalachian folk, blues and bluegrass), plus International Songs from the LPC-Ecole Songbook -- and National Ice Cream Month!

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Subject: Bulgarian master singer series Update: recorded
From: Felipa
Date: 24 Apr 22 - 08:24 PM

1 May 2022
Polyphonic Mysteries Revealed - Svetla Stanilova teaches Ivan Spassov with singing demonstration by Elizabeth Ann Setzer
1-3 PM Eastern | 10AM-12PM Pacific | 7-9 PM most of Western Europe

15 May 2022
Radka Alexova – Graovo Specifics & Ornaments (Shope Region)
1-3 PM Eastern | 10AM-12PM Pacific | 7-9 PM most of Western Europe

15 June 2022 Polyphonic Mysteries Revealed –
Evridika Trio & Georgi Petkov – Angelite Choir, Grammy-winning Estruna project – Open In-Depth Rehearsal/Concert

pre-registration and payment required ($18 - $40 per event)

– Live in direct dialog on Zoom (you can get one-on-one coaching from the teachers, if desired, & will receive HD recording of the event)
Class limit 30 participants

– Audit only via a dedicated YouTube link, or

– Audit and/or get access to the Recording (Zoom video + Studio quality audio Recording)

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Subject: virtual Scandia camp 11-13 June 2022
From: Felipa
Date: 08 May 22 - 01:55 PM

music and dance of Norway and Sweden 11-13 June 2022
virtual "camp" zoomed from California

details and registration:


[[[[[[[]]]]] The annual Nisswastamman festival ended with a virtual fest in 2022; you can still watch some videos from that event at and you may find other links at

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Subject: Tsvelf far Ukraine 12 hour gig (RECORDED)
From: Felipa
Date: 10 May 22 - 03:38 PM

Tsvelf far Ukraine
A 12-hour Yiddish Music and Spoken Word Concert and fundraiser for aid to Ukraine
12 MAY 2022 (continuing to 13 May in European and Asian timezones, etc)
9am-9pm Seattle | 12 noon-midnight New York | 5pm-5am London |
| 6pm-6am Berlin | 7pm-7am Kyiv | 1am-1pm Tokyo gives links to eventbrite registration (free), the concert schedule, and recommended NGOs to donate to

UPDATE - re post-event listening: you can still listen to Tsvelf via Facebook:

part 1

part 2

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Subject: Folk Alliance Conference - Hybrid - 18-22 May 2022
From: Felipa
Date: 11 May 22 - 04:14 PM

Folk Alliance Conference 18-22 MAY in Kansas, Missouri AND online
"Folk Alliance International Conference

"Our 2022 conference theme is Living Traditions and will showcase various traditional folk music forms regionally, nationally, and internationally. The theme will be explored through topics of music preservation, migration, evolution, and authenticity, while the Global Summit will highlight the work of folklorists.

"2021 marked the bicentennial of the State of Missouri and through the conference theme, the history and traditions of the state will be celebrated."

fees payable, but if you are attending on line, you can decide how much you can afford to pay

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Subject: NW Folklife Festival Hybrid format 27-30 May
From: Felipa
Date: 12 May 22 - 05:21 PM

The Northwest Folklife Festival, based in Seattle, will feature both in-person and virtual performances 27-30 May 2022

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Subject: Leon Rosselson songs 22 May 2022 STILL ON YOUTUBE
From: Felipa
Date: 21 May 22 - 04:55 PM

Turning Silence Into Song: The Music of Leon Rosselson (Online Concert)

Presented via Zoom and Free Livestream

Leon Rosselson has been turning silence into song for six decades, creating a soundtrack for unsung heroes and unspeakable scoundrels. The People's Music Network is celebrating Leon's lifetime of work with a live online concert featuring an international lineup of musical luminaries -- including Leon himself -- singing his songs and reflecting on how his music has made a difference in struggles for justice and peace.

PERFORMERS INCLUDE (in alphabetical order): Frankie Armstrong (UK); Billy Bragg (UK); Rick Burkhardt (US); Martin Carthy (UK); Russ Chandler (UK); Barbara Dane (US); Chris Foster (Iceland); Robb Johnson (UK); Reem Kelani (UK); Nancy Kerr (UK); Sandra Kerr (UK); Charlie King (US); Leon Rosselson (UK); Martin Simpson (UK); Dean Stevens (US); Elijah Wald (US).

The concert is free to the public through the YouTube livestream.
By registering for the concert, people can help support PMN’s year round work of presenting workshops, conferences, and songswaps, while also getting the Zoom link for the show.


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Subject: Somerset Folk Harp Festival - hybrid event JULY
From: Felipa
Date: 01 Jun 22 - 06:39 PM

Somerset Folk Harp Festival, July 2022

See for details. There are workshops and concerts in various formats (in person, on zoom and archived videos)

Access tickets available for viewing through 31 Oct

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Subject: Texa-Kolo fest Thanksgiving weekend will be hybrid
From: Felipa
Date: 11 Jun 22 - 04:02 PM

hybrid in more than one way, linked festivals in California and Texas; featuring folksong, music and dance will include some Zoom sessions. The date of the Texa-Kolo festival is 24-27 Nov.but I may forget to post nearer the date.

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Subject: RE: Permathread: Online Events - updated listings
From: Felipa
Date: 23 Jun 22 - 06:28 AM

Some of the events listed were recorded and are still available on line.
Some are series, with continuing performances or workshops.

I've just updated some listings first entered as far back as last April - scroll and look out for the bits highlighted in bold type.

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Subject: Bascom Lamar Lunsford - Thur July 28 RECORDED
From: Felipa
Date: 12 Jul 22 - 08:14 PM

Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) Thursday, July 28 at 6pm as for this live Zoom webinar exploring the musical legacy of Bascom Lamar Lunsford. This even will also be recorded.

Lunsford was born in 1882 in Madison County, North Carolina, home to Cecil Sharp’s “nest of singing birds.” He was both a traditional musician and a collector of “folk” music. He established the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in Asheville in 1928; was recorded performing hundreds of tunes, songs, and dance calls; and collected thousands of song transcriptions – many of which are now housed in the Southern Appalachian Archives at Mars Hill University (also home to the annual Lunsford Festival). Lunsford’s work helped shape the public’s perception of Appalachian regional identity – in all of its nuance and complexity.

About the Presenter:

Leila Weinstein is the program coordinator of the Appalachian Studies Program and the Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies at Mars Hill University, where she also directs the Lunsford Festival. She holds a master’s degree in Appalachian Studies with a concentration in culture and music.

Tickets: $5 for WNCHA members/ $10 for General Admission. We also have no-cost, community-funded tickets available. We want our events to be accessible to as many people as possible. If you are able please consider making a donation along with your ticket purchase. These donations are placed in our Community Fund, which allows us to offer tickets at no cost to those who would not be able to attend otherwise.

Viewing: Registrants will receive a Zoom link with which to view the program. It will also be recorded and later available on our website.

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Subject: Johnny Clegg memoir discussions monthly thru Nov
From: Felipa
Date: 12 Jul 22 - 08:25 PM

"Anthropologists contextualise that which they are studying. In this case, we explore the context in which we imagine Scatterling of Africa came to be. This includes discussions of our own views and values tied to Johnny Clegg's stories and songs. We welcome an open discussion of African societies, politics, economics, environments, and technologies - anything and everything that may have shaped the man and the music. We can share videos, articles, tracks, lyrics, personal accounts, and more."

The free discussion sessions started in Feb. Next date is SATURDAY 30 JULY Part 4 Tradition followed by 13 Aug. Part 5 Migration 10 Sept. Part 6 Transgression 8 Oct Part 7 Transmigration and 12 Nov. Conclusions, closing
All discussions are at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM SAST

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Subject: Bruce Molsky & Laura Risk 23 July STILL ON VIMEO
From: Felipa
Date: 17 Jul 22 - 03:13 PM

Enjoy a virtual concert with two great fiddle players, Bruce Molsky (Appalachian music, solo) in the first half, and after a brief intermission, Laura Risk (Quebecois music, accompanied by Nicholas Williams). Saturday, July 23, 11am-12:15pm Pacific time. Produced and web-hosted by the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association, the concert is free, and will be streamed at
Bios and photos of the performers may be viewed by opening the link above.
Donations are much appreciated, anything you can afford, and go to maritime education programs and historic ship restoration projects at Hyde Street Pier (see donation tab on web page).

UPDATE - as of 48 hours post performance, you can still view the vimeo video via the give butter donation link given above

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Subject: Polyphonic songs of Ukraine online workshop series
From: Felipa
Date: 25 Jul 22 - 06:23 PM

Polyphonic Songs of Ukraine:
An Online Workshop Series with Nadia Tarnawsky & Inna Kovtun
3 Sundays
August 21 / Workshop I: Dereva - Song Trees
September 18 / Workshop II: Zhnyva - The Harvest
September 25 / Workshop III: Vesillya - The Wedding
11:00am - 1pm Pacific time (California) on Zoom

"The Kitka Institute is thrilled to present this very special series of vocal workshops exploring the richness of Ukrainian polyphonic folk singing traditions. Nadia Tarnawsky and Inna Kovtun are both stunning and soulful singers and generous-spirited and masterful teachers. Each workshop will explore a different song theme, and Nadia and Inna will share tips on healthy ways to sing in regionally specific Ukrainian village styles."

More details and registration at
there is a charge, starting at $30

Nadia and Inna singing the Ukrainian folk song "Oy tam na hori"

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Subject: Kindred dulcimer (hybrid) fest Zoom day 13 Aug '22
From: Felipa
Date: 25 Jul 22 - 07:52 PM

Message from Jim Burrill

"The Zoom portion of this year’s Kindred Gathering will be a one-day event on Sat., Aug. 13. Info at "

The in-person festival is in Oregon from Aug. 5-7 (Fri through Sun).

better link for 2022 Kindred fest is

note - see message posted 22 July about another online dulcimer fest, Redwood Dulcimer Day August 19–20, 2022

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Subject: Windborne Live Concert and Harmony Workshop
From: GUEST,Liz Milner
Date: 21 Sep 22 - 09:13 PM

Saturday, September 24, Vocal Workshop at 2 p.m.; Concert at 7:30 p.m.
Where:        Church of the Ascension Parish Hall, 633 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
(Just a short walk from Silver Spring Metro!)
Admission: Vocal Workshop: FSGW Members - $30 / non-members - $35
Concert: FSGW Members $20 / non-members - $25.
Combined price to attend workshop & Concert: $40 for FSGW Members; $50 for non-members.
Information and Reservations

The captivating vocal quartet, Windborne, returns to FSGW for an in-person workshop and concert at the Church of the Ascension in Silver Spring on Saturday, September 24. Known for innovative arrangements, their harmonies are bold and anything but predictable. On the afternoon of the concert, learn how Windborne creates their stunning harmonies and unusual arrangements in a hands-on workshop. Windborne will teach traditional songs, songs of protest and freedom from their albums Of Hard Times & Harmony and Song on the Times, and folksongs from other cultures collected on their travels. All the songs and harmonies will be taught by ear. Open to all ages.

Proof of vaccination and masks required for this concert and workshop.

Learn more about Windborne at their website,

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Subject: Tribute to Tony Barrand = still on youtube
From: Felipa
Date: 13 Oct 22 - 08:52 AM

Old Songs in New York state is running several concerts which people in the area can attend in person, but which are also streamed live via youtube. One event coming up soon is a celebration of the life and music of Tony Barrand.

POST-EVENT UPDATE: on youtube: Subject: Remembering Tony Barrand - Fri.,November 4, 2022

A Man for Every Season:
A Musical Tribute to Tony Barrand

Friday, November 4 at 7:30 pm ET

Join Old Songs in a celebration of the music of Tony Barrand (1945-2022) over the years with John Roberts, Andy Davis, Fred Breunig, Keith Murphy, and Heather Wood

Live at In-Person: $25, Youth: $10 — Livestream: $10 suggested price

The concert will be held in person at the Old Songs building (37 S Main in Voorheesville, Masks recommended) and streamed on the Old Songs YouTube Channel.
for information on other Old Songs gigs, see

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Subject: Nora Guthrie in Conversation Sun 4 Dec '22 EST
From: Felipa
Date: 25 Nov 22 - 02:33 PM

Sun, Dec 4, 2022, 3:00 PM EST

Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives
are happy to host a Conversation with Nora Guthrie and ALBA Board Member Peter Glazer, with a Q&A after! 

Please join us as we explore Nora's work, life, and legacy in this very special lecture in our storied Susman Lecture Series.

Attendance is free but registration is required to join the lecture and discussion.

After registering you, will receive an email with the login information for the Zoom Lecture.

register at

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Subject: Portland Old Time Gathering youtube channel
From: Felipa
Date: 18 Jan 23 - 06:53 PM

Portland Old Time Music Gathering 2023 Friday night concert was live streamed and is now available on the Gathering's YouTube channel here. You can also see 2022 and 2021 performances along with a bunch of others.   
Portland Old Time Music Gathering 2022 - The Friday and Saturday night concerts are available to watch featuring The Macrae Sisters, Clinton Davis, The Horsenecks and Nokosee Fields and Friends.  Here are the links:
Gathering YouTube channel   
Quarantine Happy Hour:                  
The Gathering’s Facebook page:

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Subject: RE: Permathread: Online Events - current listings
From: GUEST,Liz Milner
Date: 12 Feb 23 - 10:45 PM

Jake Blount Live at the Library of Congress

Celebrate Black History Month with the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, and the Library of Congress

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington, and the Library of Congress are joining forces to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to American music in a free concert by Washington, D.C. native, social justice activist and ground-breaking Roots musician Jake Blount. The Concert will take place in the Library of Congress’ historic Jefferson Building at 6 p.m. on February 23.

Hear Jake on PBS!

The concert is part of Live At the Library, a series of Thursday night events in the Library of Congress. Details and registration at or

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Subject: 150 Years of Iranian Music 24 June now on YouTube
From: Felipa
Date: 23 Jun 23 - 05:42 PM

Farhang Foundation presents Heza Ava 150 Years of Iranian Music, Morteza Hosseini Dehcordi and Mohammad Hossein Ebneyousef In Conversation with Dr. Shahab Paranj
"A talk discussing Mr. Hosseini Dehcordi’s over twenty-five years of dedicated research, interviews and compilations which has resulted in a six volume series about the history of classical and popular Iranian music."

Saturday 24 June 2023, 11 a.m. Pacific Time (one hour programme)

for free registration for Zoom connection see UPDATE The talk was recorded and it's available online on youtube and at It's not in English, however (I don't understand Farsi)

You may enjoy this concert of young Iranian women:Zan: Voices of Freedom Featuring NIAZ NAWAB | GOLAZIN | GELAREH SHEIBANI It's the most recent addition to the Farhang performances page (and is also on their youtube channel)

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Subject: Scottish Fiddle concert 19 July Video now on line
From: Felipa
Date: 02 Jul 23 - 09:43 AM

Scottish fiddle concert with Alistair McCulloch (fiddle), Ed Pearlman (fiddle), Beth Murray (piano) 7:30pm EDT   Wed July 19 via zoom
Info and link at

UPDATE, Sept 2023 - like many other events posted on this thread, this concert is still "current" as the recording is available on the above link

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Subject: learn Turkish instruments - oud, baglama/saz, ney
From: Felipa
Date: 31 Dec 23 - 06:54 PM The Yunus Emre Enstitusu is offering 8-10 week courses in playing Turkish oud, baglama (saz) and ney. Teaching is one to one and is available either at the institute in London, or online. The courses start towards the end of January. The institute also offers instruction in art and crafts and in Turkish language.

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Subject: songs for St Patrick's Day broadcast FRI 15 MARCH
From: Felipa
Date: 14 Mar 24 - 10:02 PM

Stephen Winick posted on Facebook
Aaaaaaah! It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day! Please come sing along with Jennifer Cutting and Stephen Winick as we get you ready for the big day on Friday, March 15 [2024] at noon ET in the Daily Antidote of Song!
Join us in the room here: or watch the broadcast live or anytime at

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Subject: Chantey sing - hybrid event - 7 April 2024
From: Felipa
Date: 02 Apr 24 - 03:54 PM (New York City) Sunday 7 April 2-4 pm ET

"At South Street Seaport Museum’s monthly Sea Chantey and Maritime Music program, the original NYC chantey sing continues indoors at 12 Fulton St and via Zoom on the first Sunday of the month. Co-sponsored by Folk Music Society of NY. Attendees are invited to sing along, lead a song in the round-robin, or just sit back and listen. Singers of all levels, as well as listeners, are welcome to join in the choruses throughout the event, and lead or request a song in the round-robin. Attendees, before or after the Sing, are invited to enjoy free access to the Seaport Museum galleries at 12 Fulton Street and visit tall ship Wavertree and lightship Ambrose on Pier 16. The event is FREE, but advance registration is required at: or 212-748-8600."

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