Up From The Streets: New Orleans: The City of Music – “Virtual” Film release May 15th

Filmmaker Michael Murphy is presenting his new award-winning film, Up From The Streets: New Orleans: The City of Music, in an effort to raise money for Louisiana musicians who have lost income amid the Covid-19 pandemic. A celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans over the decades, it features performances by Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Neville Brothers and Preservation Hall, archival footage of Louis Armstrong and other jazz legends as well as interviews with Wynton Marsalis, Bonnie Raitt, Sting and Robert Plant. The film will begin showing in more than 50 “virtual cinemas” on May 15th.

Tickets avialable from this link after May 15: https://watch.eventive.org/upfromthestreets

An intricate study and celebration of a quintessential cultural epicenter, Up From The Streets: New Orleans: The City of Music is a definitive look at one of the most influential components of American music. . The film was directed by Michael Murphy and produced by Robin Burgess and Cilista Eberle.
**Nominated for Best Feature Louisiana Documentary at 2019 New Orleans Film Festival
**Nominated for Best Feature Documentary at 2020 Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival
**Nominated for Best Feature Documentary at 2020 DC Independent Film Festival
**Received Award of Excellence at Indie Fest Film Festival for Documentary Feature
**Juried Gold Award Winner for Best Feature Documentary at Houston WorldFest Film Festival, the world’s largest and 3rd oldest film festival.

About The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation:
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is the non-profit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. In response to the devastating effects that COVID-19 has left on Louisiana’s music community, the Foundation has established
the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund – a statewide relief fund created to support Louisiana musicians and music industry workers whose livelihoods have been adversely impacted by this unprecedented crisis.

 

Streamed Concerts & Festivals – update for May

Please send notices about on-line concerts and other virtual events to concerts@seafolklore.org, and we will try to keep this space updated. Some of the past events may also be available to view after the live stream is done. Tips and donations are very much encouraged for the performers offering their music!

April 30, May 2, May 3  –  The Roots – Rites of Spring
Part I: Russian vocal ensemble Juliana & PAVA join Thomas Dausgaard and the Seattle Symphony on a journey that takes audiences through the musical traditions that inspired Stravinsky’s groundbreaking score.
Part II: Dausgaard and the Seattle Symphony perform the complete score of Stravinsky’s thrilling and heart pumping The Rite of Spring.

Watch on Facebook and YouTube:
Thursday, April 30, at 7:30pm: https://youtu.be/T1rBzYlhwUs
Saturday, May 2, at 8pm: https://youtu.be/Lw_U6GcULno
Sunday, May 3, at 2pm: https://youtu.be/QGSD8EpthWM

Please consider making a gift today to help us continue sharing music with our community in Seattle and around the world: https://seattlesymphony.org/give

May 1 (Noon – 1pm PDT) – John McCutcheon’s May Day/Labor Day show   John and a host of special guest honoring working people with songs and stories on May Day, the first Labor Day. On Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/events/473963906653826/

May 3 (Noon – 1pm PDT) – Batter Up! John McCutcheon’s Baseball Concert with Chuck Brodsky
John celebrates our (deferred) national pastime with he old pal Chuck Brodsky, Atlanta Braves’ organist Matthew Kaminski, Eddie Owen, and a special surprise Hall-of-Fame pitcher. Step up the plate this Sunday at 3PM Eastern (Noon PDT).https://www.facebook.com/events/2497869687142509/

May 10 – Frontier Home Log On Festival – This one-day online mini festival and fundraiser will include a full day of workshops, and an evening concert. 100% of what we raise will go to musicians who have performed at Frontier Home. There’s never been a more important time to dig deep and help the music you love survive. workshop pass here – just $30 gets you access to all workshops. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4581487

The concert will be streamed to Facebook Live.
More info and schedule here: https://www.frontierhome.fun/schedule
Workshops by Evie Ladin, Joe Newberry, Moira Smiley, Gabrielle Macrae, and Jordan Tice!
Concert with Jefferson Hamer, Tatiana Hargreaves, Joe Troop, and new stop motion animation by West of Roan!

May 12 – Curtis & Loretta Livestream (can also be viewed later) https://www.facebook.com/loretta.simonet/videos/10216816335577580/

May 15 – Randal Bays 7PM – Fireside Fiddle (online musical visit with the Bays family) Tickets $15
https://timesconcerts.com/event/4094205/525413921/north-american-edition-fireside-fiddle-with-randal-bays-and-family-livestream-7pm-pt-10pm-et

May 16-17 Stay at Home Festival #3 Lena Jonsson, Yann Falquet, Los Rolling Ruannas, Paper Wings, and many more. See the schedule here: Link to the Livestream through the webpage: www.stayathomefestival.com

May 21 – 25 COVID CONCERTS II – Trad Cafe edition https://www.fiddle-online.com/concerts/covid2.php
Thursday 21 May 2pm ET – Anna Massie
Brilliant and entertaining Scottish multi-instrumentallist, a member of Blazin Fiddles

Friday 22 May 2pm ET – Ruthie Dornfeld Wildly eclectic and influential fiddler fluent in many styles including N.E.contra, E.European, the vielle…

7:30pm ET – Wendy MacIsaac Great Cape Breton fiddler, a founding member of the band Beòlach

Saturday 23 May 2pm ET – Olav Mjelva  Virtuoso player of the Norwegian Hardanger and traditional fiddle, member of Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

7:30pm ET – Alasdair Fraser  Masterful and inspiring Scottish fiddler

Sunday 24 May 2pm ET – Mikael Marin 5-string violist with the brilliant Swedish band, Väsen

7:30pm ET – Bruce Molsky Legendary American old-time fiddler

Monday 25 May   2pm ET – Jani Lang  Hungarian fiddler living in Scotland, playing Hungarian, Romanian and Roma fiddle music

May 23 – 25 – Northwest Folklife Festival – From Home to Home 

See the Schedule here! www.nwfolklifestreaming.org/  

Every Wednesday, 4-7pm PDT (7-10 Eastern time zone), Jonathan Byrd  http://www.jonathanbyrd.com/livestream

Every Thursday, 7-8pm  (starting at 7:05pm PDT), Tony Furtado and Stephanie Schneiderman will give a house concert from their living room.
“Sidewalk Serenade Socially Distant” Special Guests:
Apr 16 – Casey Neill
Apr 23 – “Dean” (Luke & Rachael Price)
Apr 30 – Anna Tivel and Jeffrey Martin
Here’s where to view from:
www.facebook.com/TonyFurtadoMusic/

Sunday, April 26, Birds of Chicago (The Ark Family Room Series) 4:30 – 6:30pm PDT  (Join the live stream from the Ark’s webpage – no Facebook account needed! See other on-line concerts listed on the Ark’s Facebook Page.

Every Sunday, 1pm –  Banjo/slide guitar session with Tony Furtado https://www.facebook.com/TonyFurtadoMusic/
A free, weekly Facebook-LIVE session with Tony Furtado – He will play banjo and slide guitar based songs/tunes, talk about other players and gear… and answer questions!

Cafe Lena streams nightly concerts as part of their Stay at Home Sessions.  Tuesday April 14th featured a Don White concert, just recorded in Nov. 2019; Alaisdair Frasier and Natalie Hass were featured on April 16 and Peter Yarrow on April 19th.  This is a great chance to see some marvelous concerts. After they air,  they will be up on Lena’s site to view.  See the full upcoming lineup, and the previously released concerts now available to view ( John Gorka, Joe Jencks, and others) at the Cafe Lena YouTube home page.
There is a tip jar available if you so desire, with the proceeds being split between the artist and Lena’s. It helps the artist, and the club in these difficult times.

Live Facebook concerts: Musicians of many genres are sharing performances on The Quarantine Sessions . Many local musicans have also been performing through the Quarantine Happy Hour Group.

Virtual Jams!

May 2, 10 – 11:30am – The Skandia Jam is alive and well . . . and virtual!  Join us for a session of music making on Saturday, May 2, 10:00-11:30am.
If you would like to attend the jam session, send an email to music@skandia-folkdance.org to get the Zoom link. We will send you the link, provide instructions for sound settings, suggest a couple of Zoom etiquette pointers, and ask if you’d like to lead any tunes. We hope to see you there!

Streamed Concerts and “Festivals” – Listings for April

Please send notices about on-line concerts and other virtual events to concerts@seafolklore.org, and we will try to keep this space updated. Some of the past events may also be available to view after the live stream is done. Tips and donations are very much encouraged for the performers offering their music!

Saturday, April 11, 4pm PDT : Keith Murphy & Becky Tracy CD Release Concert on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/becky.tracy.7330

Tuessday, April 14, 4pm – Thompsonia on Facebook Live Suzy, Eric, & Allegra Thompson: “From our living room to your home – and we’ll do a few songs related to our current worldwide situation, like “50 Miles of Elbow Room”. Originals, old-time & bluegrass, blues, probably some Cajun…Admission is free but tips are appreciated (PayPal.me/fiddlingsuzy) – we know that many people are out of work right now and we hope this will lift your spirits.” 

April 14, 5:15pm – Pure Dead Brilliant Fiddle Livestream Fiddleshow! (from Hanneke Cassel: “Join us at 8:15pm EST on Tuesday, April 14 for a big night of fiddle music.  We will be streaming on Facebook and Instagram and the link will be at www.hannekecassel.com…on the home page.  And… it’s my birthday that day.  DOUBLE reason to be festive. Check out the poster for the full lineup. )

Tuesday, April 12, 7:00  – 8:30pm – Bill Davis & Heidi Muller play on Facebook Live for the Couth Buzzard

Friday, April 17, 4:30pm PDT – Alice Wallace performs as part of Americana Highways Facebook Quarantine concerts.

 

Every Wednesday, 4-7pm PDT (7-10 Eastern time zone), Jonathan Byrd  http://www.jonathanbyrd.com/livestream

Every Thursday, 7-8pm  (starting at 7:05pm PDT), Tony Furtado and Stephanie Schneiderman will give a house concert from their living room.
“Sidewalk Serenade Socially Distant” Special Guests:
Apr 16 – Casey Neill
Apr 23 – “Dean” (Luke & Rachael Price)
Apr 30 – Anna Tivel and Jeffrey Martin
Here’s where to view from:
www.facebook.com/TonyFurtadoMusic/

Sunday, April 26, Birds of Chicago (The Ark Family Room Series) 4:30 – 6:30pm PDT  (Join the live stream from the Ark’s webpage – no Facebook account needed! See other on-line concerts listed on the Ark’s Facebook Page.

 

Every Sunday, 1pm –  Banjo/slide guitar session with Tony Furtado https://www.facebook.com/TonyFurtadoMusic/
A free, weekly Facebook-LIVE session with Tony Furtado – He will play banjo and slide guitar based songs/tunes, talk about other players and gear… and answer questions!

Cafe Lena streams nightly concerts as part of their Stay at Home Sessions. Coming up on Tuesday April 14th they will feature a Don White concert, just recorded in Nov. 2019. Don plans to be on the Chat that night. Alaisdair Frasier and Natalie Hass are scheduled fo April 16. On April 19th Cafe Lena will air a show with Peter Yarrow, and again, he plans to participate in the Chat. This is a great chance to see some marvelous concerts. After they air,  they will be up on Lena’s site to view.  See the full upcoming lineup, and the previously released concerts now available to view ( John Gorka, Joe Jencks, and others) at the Cafe Lena YouTube home page.
There is a tip jar available if you so desire, with the proceeds being split between the artist and Lena’s. It helps the artist, and the club in these difficult times.

 

Live Facebook concerts: Musicians of many genres are sharing performances on The Quarantine Sessions . Many local musicans have also been performing through the Quarantine Happy Hour Group.

 

(This event has passed, but check their website for new offerings!Stay at Home Festival #2 – April 3, 4, & 5 Live stream features Laurie Lewis, John McCutcheon, Anders Hall, Alex Hargreaves, and many more. Access through their webpage https://www.stayathomefestival.com/ or view on Instagram. See the schedule here.

Anders Hall, who is part The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, whose Seattle April 4th concert was cancelled, will play Sunday morning –  listed at 8AM PST, it may be at 7AM with daylight savings)

 

#Stay at Home Festival this weekend on Instagram

Hanneke Cassel shares this news:
“I am excited to tell you that there is an amazing WORLD WIDE online Festival starting in a few minutes and Mike Block and I will be performing at 7pm EST (USA)  on Saturday (tomorrow!)  My friends  Galen Fraser and María San Miguel (along with María’s HERMANO, Diego San Miguel) dreamed up this whole scene and are making it happen in a BIG WAY in a SHORT TIME!

The STAY AT HOME FESTIVAL (#stayathomefestival) is happening on Instagram this whole weekend.  Some of my BESTIESSSSSS are performing… including but not limited to

Casey Driessen with Antti Järvelä  & Maija Pokela
Rushad Eggleston
Laura Cortese
Alasdair Fraser
Lissa Schneckenburger
Jenna Moynihan
Katie McNally &Neil Pearlman
Kevin Henderson
Colin Cotter

and SOOOO MANY MORE.  Schedule is attached.  Hope to see you for our set at 7pm EST on Saturday!  We may have a SPECIAL guest … on the off chance she hasn’t gone to bed yet…

SUPPORT the musicians and FULL SCHEDULE here:  https://stayathomefestival.com/

Streamed Events Calendar

Many thanks to Seattle singer Laura Bassett for putting together a public calendar to share news of streamed concerts or other events during challenging time!

View suggestions for live streamed concerts, virtual dances, and more, here: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=7vddohra68tqht89ja0a4b3kgs%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FLos_Angeles&fbclid=IwAR2UZGvtnjkmWWAs8Z-trc59HGaYou5rZFYe6wQtLuOX_0Tb2PQXOKbr6bQ

Share your suggestions to add to the calendar here:

A special Discount for SFS Members for upcoming concert at the Neptune: Natalie McMaster (March 16)(CONCERT POSTPONED)

(PLEASE NOTE – THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. The Neptune Theater and Seattle Theater Group have cancelled all events until through March 31, They will attmept to rebook these artists) The Seattle Theater Group has just offered a special discount for SFS members for an upcoming concert: wonderful Cape Breton fiddler Natalie McMaster on Monday, March 16.

See more info here: https://www.stgpresents.org/calendar/5539/natalie-macmaster

ONE OF CAPE BRETON, NOVA SCOTIA’S MOST IMPORTANT EXPORTS AND A SUPERSTAR IN THE CELTIC MUSIC WORLD (THOUGH SHE’S FAR TOO HUMBLE TO ADMIT IT), FIDDLER AND STEP-DANCER NATALIE MACMASTER HAS BUILT A STERLING, MULTI-DECADE CAREER ON ELECTRIFYING PLAYING AND MUST-SEE LIVE PERFORMANCES.   

Please use the passcode: fiddler to unlock a 15% SFS discount for tickets to Natalie MacMaster. This is a limited offer and is good as long as supplies last.

Monday, March 16, 2020
Doors at 7:00 pm
Show at 8:00 pm

Reserved Seating
All Ages / Bar with I.D.

$35.00 advance
$40.00 day of show
(not including fees) Purchase By Phone: 1-800-982-2787 or on-line

You may save on fees by buying in person at the Paramount box office located at 9th & Pine in downtown Seattle, open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm

A Wealth of music this Weekend!

A few events missed getting their listings in to the SFS Flyer, and an amazing amount of folk related events are happening just this mid-February weekend!(Organizers – please send your calendar listings to Flyer@seafolklore.org no later than the 15th of the month prior to your event for inclusion!)
Festivals:
West Coast Tionol – A celebration of Irish uilleann pipes! Feb 14-16, with special guest pipers, Joey Abarta and Cillian Vallely.
Opening party (address forwarded to registrants Friday Feb 14th.
Doric Lodge (619 N. 36th St. in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood)
Saturday & Sunday, Feb 15-16 – workshops, dconcerts, a dance, adn more!
Full Schedule: https://www.irishpipersclub.com/events/tionol2020

The Oly Old-time Festival (Olympia, WA) is now underway until Sunday
with workshops, concerts, and dances. Featured guests include Brad Leftwich and the Humdingers, the Evie Ladin & Keith Terry Duo, Ella Korth, Piney Gals, Sassafrass Sisters, and more.

In addiiton the Winter Feis festival of Scottish language, music, art, culture and dance is taking place at St Benedict’s School (4811 Wallingford Ave N, Seattle)

If you are in the mood for a wonderful evening of Scottish song, tickets are still available for the Jim and Susie Malcolm concert in the Phinney Center Saturday Feb. 15th. (advance tickets on-line until 12:30 Saturday, then a few more should be available at the door, payable by cash or check).

Don’t forget the Emerald City Contra Dance, the Bryan Bowers concert presented but the Pacific NW Folklore Society, in the Couth Buzzard and the Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing, all on Firday nght!

December & Early January Dances!

Just a sampling of the dances this month (see more dancing of all sorts listed in the SFS Flyer, or on the wonderful dance resource seattledance.org)
December 6 – A reminder that the Emerald City Contra Dance will not be in the usual location this week . The dance will be at OmCulture, 2210 N Pacific St, this night only as the Phinney Center readies for their Winter Festival. Music this week will be provided by Uncle Farmer, with Susan Petrick and LIndsey Dono sharing the calling (role terms will be Larks and Robins)

December 15 – The South Park Square Dance is now sponsored by SFS. This is a wonderful monthly community dance, with all ages and skill levels welcome, no experience needed! This event is very family friendly.
5-6PM Potluck & Jam
6-8PM Dance!
This month: Live dance music by Forrest Carroll and friends, calling by Amy Lynn Carroll
South Park Hall is a renovated 1926 building, located at 1253 S, Cloverdale St, Seattle, WA.

December 6, 20, January 3:  Skandia hosts Scandinavian dances the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526-52nd Ave. West, in Lynnwood. December 20th is sure to be extra festive. The January 3rd dance will be free, with an all-comers band.

January 4 – Old-time Music and Dance Party The Old-time
Music and Dance Party is back to dance away the winter blues! On
Saturday, January 4th, gather at the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Community Hall. There will be a potluck and jamming from 12:30 to 2pm, then the Open Old Time Band will put all their hard work into practice from 2 to 4:30, while Sarah Comer teaches easy dances that make sure everybody has fun and nobody gets left behind. Bring your friends (and your instrument if you’ve got one!), whip up a potluck snack, and join in the fun. We hope to see you there! PNA Community Hall, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (in the lower brick building). $5 suggested donation. Questions? Email Sarah Comer at fiddleteacher@hotmail.com.