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Permathread: Online Events - current listings

GUEST,calico jenny 18 Jan 22 - 04:41 AM
Felipa 10 Jan 22 - 06:26 PM
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GUEST,Liz Milner 06 Jan 22 - 08:16 PM
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Subject: RE: Permathread: Online Events - current listings
From: GUEST,calico jenny
Date: 18 Jan 22 - 04:41 AM

Falcon House Concerts Presents
Rob van Sante and Chris Parkinson
Saturday, February 5, 2022
8 pm UK
3 pm USA east
noon am USA west

Donations appreciated: PayPal:
Many of you will recognize Rob van Sante as the inveterate sound man behind the Falcon Audio Visual Arts Studio and this concert series. But he’s also the consummate musician. His flair for harmony and his exquisite guitar playing have carried him around the world, working with such folk stalwarts as Danny Thompson, Tom McConville, Tom Napper and Jon Strong. He teamed up with the Battlefield Band in 1991 and began touring as a duo with the Batties’ co-founder and lead singer Alan Reid in 2001. More recently he’s toured with John Conolly (Fiddlers’ Green) and his American wife, songwriter Janie Meneely (Twiddles; Nasty Nell). His repertoire digs deep into the canon of English folk music old and new, and includes a handful of songs he’s co-written with Meneely.
      Joining him will be Chris Parkinson—Parky, for short—who plays anything with buttons, plus harmonica, and keyboard. Plenty of folks remember him for his work with the House Band, which produced 9 albums over two decades of touring. Additionally he's played with the likes of Ralph McTell, the Waterson-Carthy clan, Richard Grainger, Alistair Russell, Steve Phillips and others. This will be his first time working with Rob, but hold onto your hats, folks. They're going to blow you away.
Expect a few sets of rollicking tunes to complement Rob's stirring ballads.

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Subject: Rainy Camp Friday Jan 28 – Sunday Jan 30
From: Felipa
Date: 10 Jan 22 - 06:26 PM Friday Jan 28 – Sunday Jan 30
Usually held at Lake Retreat Conference Center in Ravensdale, Washington US; RainyCamp will be virtual for 2022 (And free). Pre-registration required.

Most workshops are in song circle format (participants take turns to lead, request, or pass), other workshops may be presentations or instructional in nature.

Subjects in past years have ranged from Celtic, Sea Shanties, Bawdy and Parodies to Gospel, French-Canadian and Songwriting. There is still time to offer a workshop for 2022 and there is a form on the website for proposing to lead a workshop.

If you can help with technical support or other organisational tasks, please e-mail: to offer assistance

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Subject: Expand your repetoire 6 wk course Mondays Pacific
From: Felipa
Date: 07 Jan 22 - 12:26 PM

Expanding Your Folk Song Repertoire with Shay Black
Mondays 7:30 - 8:45 PM Pacific time (US)— January 10th for six weeks
Online via Zoom
introductory video

registration, fee $155.00 for six weeks,

"In this class series, the emphasis is on building your repertoire of songs, so Shay will teach up to five songs per class from different Irish, Scottish, English and other traditions. These range from the humble “Come-all-ye” to the Child Ballad to the folk anthem. His teaching style is learning through repetition, so no background knowledge of music theory is necessary. Starting from "If you can hum it, you can sing it," Shay will work through songs in an easy to learn call-and-response fashion. This class is not for listeners; you will be singing all through this class in a very supportive group setting.

"Lyrics are handed out in class and are also made available electronically afterwards, along with recordings of the songs taught, to facilitate learning. You don't need to attend every class -- songs from the previous week are reviewed at every class.

"Although not the primary focus of the class, Shay is prepared to give individual performance pointers to those who feel they might need it, and also will let students know venues and opportunities to sing in front of an audience."

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Subject: Martin Carthy Concert Rescheduled for January 22
From: GUEST,Liz Milner
Date: 06 Jan 22 - 08:16 PM

News Flash!
An Evening with Martin Carthy has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 22.

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.

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: Martin Carthy Concert Rescheduled for January 22
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 06 Jan 22 - 06:57 PM

Martin Carthy concert postponed to January 15, 2022.

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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: 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: Fairies and Folk Tales (UK) Thur, 10 Feb 2022
From: Felipa
Date: 02 Jan 22 - 02:53 PM

"Out with the Old and In with the New!
"From New Year's Day to Christmastide, over the course of the year we observe many festivals and traditions that ease us through each season, many of which related to the farming year and nature around us. Join writer, storyteller and speaker Kirsty Hartsiotis on a journey from Plough Monday, through the equinoxes and the solstices, to harvest and beyond into winter, exploring our folklore and folk tales of the year's turning."
Thurs 13 Jan. 7 p.m. GMT via Zoom Price: £5.98 including admin. fee Get tickets at "Kirsty Hartsiotis is a Gloucestershire-based storyteller, writer and speaker. She's also a museum curator at a Gloucestershire Museum. She specialises in folklore and the Arts and Crafts Movement."

At the bottom of that eventbrite page you can get links to some other talks by Kirsty Hartsiotis: Wee Folk, Good Folk: Fairies and Folk Tales in Victorian and Edwardian Art
Thu, Feb 10, 2022 7:00 PM GMT

Into the Golden Age of British Book Illustration Thu, Mar 10, 2022 7:00 PM GMT

Further talks advertised on are Saints Alive! Jan 20, 12:50pm GMT via Facebook Live - FREE -(see The stories of a selection of the Churches Conservation Trust’s church dedications, such as St. Alrida, St. Kenelm and St. Petroc, looking at the traditional tales and examining the way these stories have developed over time from saint’s lives to full-blown legends to the possibilities of historical truths – as well as exploring the imagery of these saints in CCT churches and beyond. - and - Christmas Ghosts Jan 27, 7.30 p.m. GMT - IN PERSON at Cranham Village Hall "We've told supernatural tales at midwinter for a very long time. This talk goes back to the earliest winter tales, comes up through the Victorians revisiting of the tradition, and up to the present day, with a focus on Gloucestershire's own midwinter stories."

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Subject: Martin Carthy online concert Jan 22, 2022
From: Felipa
Date: 02 Jan 22 - 02:27 PM

Subject: Martin Carthy on-line Concert, Jan 8
POSTPONED From: GUEST,CalicoJenny - PM
Date: 22 Dec 21 - 05:39 PM

Falcon Audio Visual Arts is happy to announce the 2022 winter/spring roster for our monthly house concerts, performed live in our Whitby studio (on Saturday nights this year) and starting with the esteemed Martin Carthy, January 15 [updated] at 8 pm GMT (3 pm US east; noon US west). We're lucky to have several co-sponsors for the show (more are welcome!!) who share in the promotion and setting up tip jars: Old Songs Inc., the Folksong Society of Greater Boston, the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, Branford Folk Music Society . . . . so far.

During last year's dreary lockdown, Rob van Sante and I created a studio stage where artists can perform for audiences all over the world as if they were in someone’s living room (which, in fact, they were—namely ours!). Given the rousing support the shows received, we’re gearing up to do it again, beginning again with Martin, and featuring Archie Fisher, Martin Wyndham-Read and Tom Lewis among others.

As per usual with house concerts, these performances are free and open to all who can get within eyeball distance of a computer screen. But again, as per usual with house concerts, we hope our viewers will support the performers by chucking a few bucks, euros, pounds, rands, yen, dollars into the proverbial tip jar most convenient for you.

To tune into the livestream event, go to (previous concerts also at this link). This will automatically take you to the Falcon House Concert “stage.” Tune in five minutes before showtime, when the host, Janie Meneely, will introduce the program. If you are unable to catch the live broadcast (because of time zone or other challenges), you will be able to watch it (and donate) at your convenience on YouTube for a week. After that, the videos will be available through the Falcon House Concert Archive.

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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 but there will only be one jam each in the months of Nov and Dec; https://

The January 2022 jams will be on the FIRST Friday of the month: Jan. 7 2022 at 5:30pm Pacific Time
Karen Celia Heil, Brendan Doyle, & Maxine Gerber and on the fourth Friday, Jan 28 5:30pm Charlie Walden & Patt Plunkett

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: 29 Dec 21 - 10:41 AM

Oops: just realised that the thread title specifies ONLINE events: Celtic Connections this coming year was meant to be mainly live events, although a few of the workshops were again going to be online. I guess we may see other events moving to online - if they happen at all.

And as all the Hogmanay live concerts have been cancelled in Edinburgh, it is heart-warming to see that Dougie Maclean (who should have been doing a live concert in the Greyfriars Kirk) is going to do do an online concert instead: it will be free and on his Facebook page from GMT on 31st December.

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Subject: RE: Permathread: Online Events - current listings
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 28 Dec 21 - 07:03 PM

For anyone hoping to go to Celtic Connections in Glasgow (Jan 20 - Feb 6 2022) it might be worthwhile keeping an eye on their website and Facebook page for any developments/cancellations. Here is their most recent statement issued on 23rd December:

“Today’s announcement and the impact of the Omicron variant spells a very difficult time for events, fans and artists and we want to let our audiences know we are working extremely hard to bring audiences a Celtic Connections experience in 2022 in the safest possible way.

These restrictions and the timeline against future reviews present significant challenges for the festival. We are in active dialogue with the Scottish Government and other partners, as well as production staff, artists and other stakeholders, about our plans in light of evolving guidance.

Unfortunately a small number of shows are no longer able to go ahead due to the ongoing disruption caused by the pandemic. Ticket holders for these shows will be contacted directly to arrange refunds or provide information on rescheduled dates.

We are reviewing all aspects of the festival and programme on an ongoing basis and looking at how we showcase the very best traditional folk and roots music that Scotland and the world has to offer.

We will update our audiences again with plans for the 2022 festival as soon as we can through this period of uncertainty.”

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Subject: Yiddish songs of ITZIK MANGER (1901-69) 19 Dec
From: Felipa
Date: 17 Dec 21 - 08:23 AM

Update - these sessions were recorded. I think you can get the transliterated lyrics emailed to you and get access to private channel youtube videos for a subscription charge (the live sessions were free).

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, 12 and December 19

register at

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

NEXT EVENTS Tuesday, January 11, 2022•11:30 AM Greenwich Mean Time Wednesday, January 19, 2022• 8:30 PM 8:30 PM • Greenwich Mean Time Monday, January 24, 2022• 2:00 PM • Greenwich Mean Time

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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: 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! ONGOING Note - there will be other song challenges each day of the week, details given on the above link. 22-28 Nov is "Gratitude Week" 10-16 Jan 2022 is "New Year New Friends" week

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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