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Young folkies around Boston

AoifeO 01 May 00 - 06:21 PM
JedMarum 02 May 00 - 12:34 AM
Peter Kasin 02 May 00 - 02:31 AM
GUEST,Barry Finn 02 May 00 - 08:02 AM
AoifeO 03 May 00 - 01:33 PM
Judy Predmore 04 May 00 - 02:20 AM
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Subject: Young folkies around Boston
From: AoifeO
Date: 01 May 00 - 06:21 PM

I am a young aspiring folksinger and player and would love to get in touch with other people around the same age as myself to play music. I will be a college student in the Boston area come September and although I love playing and singing with my parents friends, its nice to have a generational feel. If anyone knows of others with similar age and interests... Thanks


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Subject: RE: Young folkies around Boston
From: JedMarum
Date: 02 May 00 - 12:34 AM

You will find Boston has a great music scene, and the folkie/acoustic trad is strong there. I don't live there anymore, so can;t help you with specifics (I'm sure others will post the "how to'find" messages) but there are open mics and jams around the Bostona area, and those are always a good place to start. Try a few jams, and see how they feel (some will be a better fit then others). You'll meet folks, and begin finding your way.

Then check out the folk clubs, Passims in Cambridge, John Henry's Hammer in Worcester ... and many, many pubs in between. I think you'll enjoy it!


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Subject: RE: Young folkies around Boston
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 02 May 00 - 02:31 AM

There is a contingent of fiddle players, all in their teens and early twenties, who have migrated from the West coast to the Boston area. Several of them are at the Berklee school of music. They were all brought into tradtional Scottish music by their association with Alasdair Fraser and the San Francisco Scottish fiddlers, and the Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School, in Northern California. They have a wide range of interests in traditional music, some are very good step dancers, singers, and some love to accompany singers. They are fun people to hang out with too. Try posting a message on a bulletin board at Berklee. They might not know about the singer/songwriter scene, but they'll turn you on to the Celtic and Bluegrass scene, if you're interested in that.


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Subject: RE: Young folkies around Boston
From: GUEST,Barry Finn
Date: 02 May 00 - 08:02 AM

Hi Aoife-O, if you'd post your personnal preference in the type of music you're into I may be able to give you some direction. There's an unbelievable amount of folk music in & around the Boston area so you could really be as picky as you'd like, including those in your age group. I'll check back in when I can in the meantime I'm sure there's a bunch from this area that'll be posting more. Barry


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Subject: RE: Young folkies around Boston
From: AoifeO
Date: 03 May 00 - 01:33 PM

Thanks everyone- Barry, I am mostly interested in traditional songs from Ireland, England, or Appalachia. I have been able to sing with Robbie O'Connel, Lorraine Lee and Bennet Hammond, and other folkies around Boston, and love all their music. I would be interested in getting together young musicians of all sorts and trying to put some tunes together.


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Subject: RE: Young folkies around Boston
From: Judy Predmore
Date: 04 May 00 - 02:20 AM

Not sure if he's still around, but for the last few years Nick Proudfoot had a song swap group at Harvard for undergraduates. The phone & email I have for him (617) 493 - 5943 proudf@math.harvard.edu If those are obsolete, let me know & I'll try to find him for you. My email is judypredmore@webtv.net I'm probably your parent's age. If I think of any other young people, I'll let you know.


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