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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: 05 Apr 21 - 02:16 AM

The San Francisco Folk Music Club has gatherings four times a month, on Tuesday afternoons and Friday evenings.

PLEASE SEE for up-to-date listings

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Subject: singing workshop for folk singers
Date: 07 Apr 21 - 11:51 AM

My friend is teaching this workshoponline for the English Folk Dance and Song Society. Her name is Aimee leonard

Here is the info

The session will run 2–5pm (with breaks), via Zoom.

There will be fun, interactive, group exercises and individual masterclass style coaching sessions. You do not have to sing/speak in front of anyone unless you choose to be coached. The course is suitable for traditional and contemporary folk singers of any level of experience, callers, musicians and teachers.

We will explore vocal techniques for…

    The curious case of nasality
    Vocal freedom for Ornamentation
    Safe, easy projection for acoustic singing and speaking

Please bring a short cut of song (verse/chorus) or text to play with.

Aimée Leonard and Dom Coyote have joined forces to create a thriving, online voice studio. They work with singers of all genres, actors, teachers and voice professionals

Aimée Leonard has previously taught for EFDSS as a workshop leader on several large scale folk song projects, she has also led the Monday Folk Choir Workshops and Cecil Sharp House Choir. Aimée teaches singing technique to budding folk artists studying on the Folk and Traditional Music degree course at Newcastle University and coaches voice for actors at London Southbank University.

Dom Coyote is a performer, songwriter and composer who has worked for many well known theatre companies including The Old Vic, The National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Co and Kneehigh Theatre. Dom’s work is always centred around the human voice. His taste is eclectic, as is his singing style. His vocal coaching technique reflects this versatility, enabling people to get the most out of their voices.

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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 - 5p EDT

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


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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.

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Subject: RE: Better Angels: Online CD Release Concert
From: GUEST,Liz Milner
Date: 08 May 21 - 08:57 AM

What:                Better Angels: Online CD Release Concert
When:                 Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 8 p.m. (EDT)
Where:                Online
Admission:         Free but reservations are required and donations for the performers are welcomed.
Information & Reservations:

Jesse Palidofsky and Seth Kibel: Better Angels CD Release Concert
Hear powerful songs of social justice and healing in a free online concert/CD release party by Azalea City Recordings artist and Washington Folk Festival favorite Jesse Palidofsky. Jesse will team up with award-winning clarinetist/saxophonist Seth Kibel, violinist Christine Kharazian and bass virtuoso Herman Burney to celebrate the release of Jesse’s new recording of original songs, Our Better Angels.

The CD showcases Jesse’s twin passions, music and healing. Its title invokes Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address,
“We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

Throughout his career, Jesse has used his songwriting talent to advance the cause of humanity. He’s worked with children with cancer, at social justice rallies, in hospices and in prisons. Jesse’s “I Am an Immigrant” reached #1 on the international folk charts and his updated “America the Beautiful: 2020” with Claire Lynch and Lea Gilmore has 65,000 hits on YouTube.

You can hear sound clips at

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Subject: TWO US based virtual Scandinavian fests 11-14 June
From: Felipa
Date: 23 May 21 - 02:23 PM

Both of these Scandinavian music and dance festivals are free but of course donations are very welcome. Scandia Camp Mendocino 11-14 June (California based, online this year) Nisswastämman 11-13 June (Minnesota based, but online this year)

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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: Wednesday, June 23, 2021: The Power of Song
From: Felipa
Date: 30 May 21 - 12:27 PM

2021 Susquehanna Folk Festival The Power of Song “Bringing it Home” Series
“Bringing it Home” is a series of virtual conversations with local artists sharing their art and their stories about being an artist in central Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Virtual Conversation 7:30 pm Eastern
via Zoom

Our panelists for “The Power of Song” are Rachita Nambiar, Mike Furjanic and James MacFarland.

Singing a song can affirm our beliefs, soothe a restless child, heal a wounded heart, unite a community, and move people to dance with joy. This first event in our “Bringing it Home” series centers on the powerful role that songs play in our lives. Listen in as we chat with three local artists from our Folk Artists Gallery:

    Rachita Nambiar, a classical Indian dancer, who will talk about the songs that shape traditional Bharatanatyam dance.

    James MacFarland, a singer with the Spiritual Messengers Warriors for God, who will talk about lyrics as a form of faith.

    Mike Furjanic, the violinist for the tamburaši group Sviraj, who will share stories of connection and identity within the Balkan community.

    FREE admission, but please pre-register
    closed captioned
    This event will be archived for viewing later.

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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

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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 the 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: John Dengate memorial Sun 1 Aug (Australia)
From: Felipa
Date: 28 Jul 21 - 07:18 AM

John Dengate memorial sing via Zoom, Sun 1 Aug 2 pm Eastern Australia time (5 am British summer time, midnight east coast America, 9 pm Sat Pacific time -- so should suit the Mudcatters in west coast USA and Canada). Please see for further details and links

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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: Emeka Ogboh: Song of the Union 25 Aug 2021
From: Felipa
Date: 12 Aug 21 - 10:42 AM free, ticketed online event

Artists in-conversation – Emeka Ogboh: Song of the Union
Wed, 25 Aug 2021, 17:00 BST

"This online conversation presents a unique opportunity to hear Emeka Ogboh discuss the themes of his festival commission, Song of the Union, with Tessa Giblin, Director of Talbot Rice Gallery and the project’s curator, and related experts, including the Founder and Artistic Director of Savvy Contemporaray and curator of Sonsbeek 2020, Dr. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, and the musicologist Morag J Grant. With an introduction by Dr. Katharina von Ruckteschell-Katte, Director Goethe-Institut London.

"Emeka Ogboh’s newly commissioned sound installation, Song of the Union, is sited in Edinburgh’s Burns Monument, and responds to the ongoing theatre surrounding the UK’s departure from the European Union.

"Song of the Union features the recorded voices of citizens from each nation state of the European Union, singing in their mother tongue, ‘Auld Lang Syne’ – a song attributed to the poet Robert Burns (1759-96) and which has come to represent solidarity, friendship and open doors. The resulting polyphonic choir affects a complex interweaving of language, syntax, cadence and rhythm.

"The internationally recognised song of farewell was sung in the European Parliament on the 29 January 2020, marking the moment of Britain’s final withdrawal from the European Union.

"This online panel discussion draws out some of the wider political and historical contexts informing Song of the Union."

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Subject: KlezKanada 23-29 Aug 2021
From: Felipa
Date: 12 Aug 21 - 05:45 PM

KlezKanada this year will be a hybrid event; there is an in-person programme and an online programme. The event includes various workshops of Klezmer music and Yiddish language (song,conversation/language learning,drama), also concert performances.

The workshops finish on 27 Aug, but there are also "in person" events (which are on line!) on 28-29 Aug. See

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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 3-5 Sept.
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 online sessions 21-27 Aug
From: Felipa
Date: 18 Aug 21 - 07:45 PM

For the zoom sessions, please register in advance via the links at
Saturday 21st August
7.30pm – Sea Shanty Evening with Jim Mageean & Graham Knights (Live Zoom)
Sunday 22nd August
5pm – Moody & Sankey Singalong (YouTube Play list compiled by Trish Bater)
Monday 23rd August
1pm – Lunchtime Tunes Session with Carol Dawson (Live Zoom )
2pm – Singaround with Jim Mageean & Graeme Knights (Live Zoom)
4pm – Storytelling from Maria Credali (Watch on YouTube)
Tuesday 24th August
1pm – Slow Popular Session Tunes with Bob Ellis (Live Zoom )
2pm – Singaround with Matt Quinn (Live Zoom)
Thursday 26th August
1pm – Regular Speed Popular Session Tunes with Bob Ellis (Live Zoom )
2pm – Singaround with Will & Pippa Noble and Jerry O’Reilly & Rosie Davis (Live Zoom)
Friday 27th August
12noon – Singaround with Matt Quinn (Live Zoom)
1pm – Lunchtime Tunes Session with Ben Potton & Selam Adamu (Live Zoom)
2pm – Ballad Session with Pete Shepheard and Brian Peters

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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: RE: Permathread: Online Events - current listings
From: pattyClink
Date: 20 Aug 21 - 11:28 AM

The folks who organize the O'Flaherty Retreat in Texas now have some regular song sessions online.

Scroll down to the one for Sunday August 22, Ed Miller will be teaching Scottish songs. 7 p.m. Central US time.

update - next song session December 12th, 2021 led by Craig Allen

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Subject: Berkeley Oldtime music fest in person &livestream
From: Felipa
Date: 25 Aug 21 - 05:16 PM

23-26 Sept. Berkeley, California. The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention will mainly be in person, but some things will be broadcast livestream - the website does not yet specify what the online content will be.

Also, the organization sponsors a monthly slow jam on Zoom on the second Friday of the month 4-5pm Pacific Time.
In addition to Zoom, the jam is streamed here: Past jams are still available on the youtube channel.

"All tunes will be led by the leaders, so it won’t be a round robin like some jams you might be used to. It will be all instrumentals — fiddle/banjo tunes."

The 10 Sept. slow jam will be led by Suzy & Eric Thompson. To join: Get the zoom link by sending an email to
Friday Oct 22 slow jam 5:30-6:30m PT with Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones.

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Subject: Portland FMS - Fall Song Festival - 24-26 SEPT
From: Felipa
Date: 26 Aug 21 - 07:01 PM

Portland Folk Music Society - Fall Song Festival - 24-26 SEPTttps://

sing arounds and workshops all on line (Zoom)
At present the organisers are still welcoming offers from people who would like to chair a sing around or lead a workshop.

registration is open
There is no charge; of course, donations are very welcome

The society also organises both in person and online song circles on other weekends. The virtual song session is on Saturdays at 6 pm Pacific time.

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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: Dillon Bustin & Bob Lucas 7 Nov 7 pm Eastern USA
From: Felipa
Date: 09 Oct 21 - 03:12 PM


Concert (online): Dillon Bustin & Bob Lucas 07 NOV 2021 7:00 PM Eastern time (USA)

Concert (online): Sparky & Rhonda Rucker and Rev. Robert B. Jones, Sr. 05 Dec 2021 7:00 PM Eastern time registration via the same link as for the previous concert:

from Liz Milner:

John Roberts and Jeff Warner: Traditional Ballads and Songs of the Sea, Lumber Camps and Mountains         

Two of America’s foremost performers and interpreters of traditional music join forces in a free, online concert for FSGW on Sunday, October 24 at 7 pm EDT. Each of these artists will have a chance to play off the ideas and performances of the other. Expect a sing-around afterward, and we've invited our performers to join us.

Please register at, to get the Zoom link. Free but reservations are required and donations for the performers are welcomed. ; Suggested donation: $20 per listener. (If you feel generous and can afford it, a higher amount will help support the performers.)

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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"

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Subject: old timey slow jam Fri 12 Nov 5.30 pm Pacific time
From: Felipa
Date: 14 Oct 21 - 03:40 PM

Berkeley Old Time Festival Slow Jam Fizz -2nd & 4th Friday at 5:30pm PT but there will only be one jam each in the months of Nov and Ded; the next old time slow jam will be on Fri Nov 12 5:30pm W.B. Reid and Bonnie Zahnow

The December jam will be on Dec 10 @5:30pm, with Chris Coole & Scott Prouty

get the zoom link by sending an email to

Recordings of previous sessions are available on Youtube.

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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: 2021 El Cerrito (California) folk fest Sat 23 Oct
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: Anne Lister song workshops in November
From: Felipa
Date: 14 Oct 21 - 05:21 PM

Subject: Writing songs to tell stories - workshops
From: Anne Lister - PM
Date: 18 May 21

I've put this up as a separate thread, but I'm about to start running a second series of songwriting workshops. 3 x 90 minute sessions, Sunday 8 pm UK time, Sundays 6, 13 and 20 June. £50, payable by PayPal.
More details on my website

UPDATE - Anne Lister's next series of workshops: November 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. 8 pm to 9:30 pm (UK)

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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


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!

Note - there will be other song challenges each day of the week, details given on the above link. 22-28 Nov is "Gratitude 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: Fiddle Hell 4-7 Nov, Eastern US, replay available
From: Felipa
Date: 04 Nov 21 - 09:22 AM

4-7 Nov 2021: Fiddle Hell Online is an enormous 4 day festival featuring 175 live workshops, 35 live concerts and 35 live jam sessions to join on Zoom, for fiddle, mandolin, cello, guitar, old-time banjo, & singing. Follow the link to their website to get all the information, schedule, tickets, etc. includes FAQ as well as registration form.

Most of the event is recorded, with online access to videos available to registered participants for a period of 4 months.

UPDATE - The live event has ended but you can still pay a reduced fee for access to the videos.

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Subject: hybrid event re Christmas Carols: Bath, Fri 10 Dec
From: Felipa
Date: 11 Nov 21 - 09:41 AM

Subject: Folklore: A talk about Christmas carols
From: Fiery Dragon - PM
Date: 09 Nov 21 - 03:18 PM

I will be giving a talk about English Christmas carols at Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI) at 7.30pm GMT on Friday 10 December.

I will be uncovering archaeological layers in the history of carols and coming to some perhaps surprising conclusions. I’ll also be talking about the recent renewed interest in unusual old carols and where people are singing them in pubs.

This is a hybrid event, so as well as a live audience there will also be people attending via Zoom, so if you like you can sign up to attend via Zoom in the comfort of your own home. I do hope you’ll be able to make it.

Here is the link to the event:

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


16 Tue, 11:30 - 12:30 GMT

NOV 24 Wed, 20:30 - 21:30 GMT

NOV 30 Tue, 11:30 - 12:30 GMT


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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: learn Yiddish songs of Itzik Manger Sundays in Dec
From: Felipa
Date: 25 Nov 21 - 01:30 PM

Yiddish songs of ITZIK MANGER (1901-69) workshops led by Binyumen Schaechter

Sunday evenings 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.)
December 05
December 12
December 19

register at

Also this Sunday, 28 Sept., also 7-8 pm Eastern Time, Binyumen Schaechter, with the Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus, will lead a sing along for Chanukah. Registration:

you can find some songs of Itzik Manger on Mudcat, but I haven't found them yet. YOSL BER , YIDL MITN FIDL / YIDL WITH HIS FIDDLE, (translated) OUR FATHER JACOB REHEARSES 'THE SELLING OF JOSEPH' WITH HIS SONS and this message gives a links to video and lyrics of a lullaby, "Oyfn Veg Shteyt a Boym":

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Subject: Sephardic music with Judith Cohen 30 Nov
From: Felipa
Date: 27 Nov 21 - 09:55 AM

Sephardic music with Judith Cohen Tues 30 Nov 2021 6.30-8.00 p.m. GMT

Sefarad is both a geographical place and a concept - it's Spain and Portugal, and it's the centuries and continents of the Sephardic diaspora, to the present. We'll travel - musically - from medieval Jewish life in Spain and Portugal through the diaspora in Morocco and the eastern Mediterranean, former Ottoman lands. Old ballads with hypnotizing stories, irresistible wedding song rhythms, songs of the Jewish calendar cycle and the popular love songs and songs of daily life will be presented both live and in archival recordings, with photos and stories of the Sephardim who kept this tradition alive against all odds.

With your contribution ($18) you will also be donating to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS), an organization with a 20-year history of providing services to Native Canadian Residential School Survivors, their families, and to those dealing with inter-generational traumas.
Judith Cohen is a Canadian ethnomusicologist and singer known for her work in Sephardic music, and related traditions. Village songs of Spain and Portugal, narrative ballads and stories in English and pan-European traditions, Balkan singing, songs of French Canada, Yiddish - and music of Medieval Europe are among her performance and workshop repertoires. Besides, she has spent many years of fieldwork and research on music in the lives of Portuguese Crypto-Jews, who maintained their identity throughout the centuries of the Inquisition.

[I've come across Judith Cohen on a French/Breton online singing circle]

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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: seminar traditional music in the community 6 Dec
From: Felipa
Date: 27 Nov 21 - 10:43 AM

Wec 6 Dec 18:30 – 20:00 GMT
hear from three traditional music organisations running educational activities in north-east Scotland about their work. Presenters will showcase their projects, discuss the successes and issues faced in carrying out their work and share any lessons learned in the process.

"Presentations will be followed by a discussion. Audiences will be most welcome to contribute."

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Subject: Georgian Holiday songs Sun, December 5, 2021
From: Felipa
Date: 27 Nov 21 - 10:52 AM

Georgian traditonal music(eastern European/western Asian)is a treat

Alilo! Georgian Holiday Caroling Workshop with Zedashe
Sun, December 5, 2021 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM GMT

Renowned Georgian folk singer, folk dancer, and chef Ketevan Mindorashvili, joined by a trio of vocalists from her ensemble Zedashe, present a very special online mini-concert and vocal workshop exploring Georgia's rich winter holiday singing traditions.

The event will begin with a short performance of winter carols performed by Zedashe. The singers will then teach an exquisite and unusual Alilo (Allelujah) from Guria in Western Georgia. Gurian songs are famous for their wild, angular melodic lines, and surprising interlocking harmonies.

This event will be held on Zoom. Song study materials will be shared with participants in a Google Drive folder in the days preceeding the workshop.

Pre-registration is required. Singers of all ages, genders, geographies, backgrounds, and levels of experience are welcome to participate.

Admission is pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $25 per participant. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

This event is dedicated to the fond memory of Anzor Erkomaishvili, Nino Kalandadze, and Larry Gordon, three legendary Georgian folk song-bearers who joined the choir of angels this past year.

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Subject: Laxmi Indian folk arts Sundays in Dec
From: Felipa
Date: 27 Nov 21 - 11:07 AM

Sundays 5, 12 and 19 Dec. 11 a.m. - 12 noon EST (N.Y.)
with singer Rukminee Beepath

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Subject: online songwriting workshop Sat - Sun 11-12 Dec
From: Felipa
Date: 27 Nov 21 - 12:17 PM

Saturday (12/11): 10am - 4pm. Lunch from 1-2.

Sunday (12/12): 10am - 5pm. Lunch from 1-2. Final sharing circle 4-5pm.   [time zone isn't specified, Washington D.C. is mentioned as the first place the camps were sited, but they must have moved further west as GMT is given as 5-11 p.m.

The Instructors –

Jenner Fox:

Cuchulain Kelly:

C.A.M.P.S. – Cassiopeia Academy for Music Performance and Songwriting

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