We regret that a printing error caused the front page and back page of the September Flyer to have the June issue contents substituted – perhaps we are not quite ready to acknowledge the end of summer! (All interior pages are the current issue) If you regularly receive a paper issue, a replacement copy will be mailed soon, or you may request that a .pdf be sent by email.
January 23-25 – The Bellingham Folk Festival has a great line-up: workshops, socializing, concerts! It may not be too late to sign up. Some concerts will be streamed on the Quarantine Happy Hour facebook page. http://www.thebellinghamfolkfestival.com/schedule
January 24 – Windborne free community sing (1 – 2pm PST) , and concert 4:30pm PST, $15 suggested donation) presented by the Susquehana Folk Music Society. https://sfmsfolk.org/info/home.html
Menucha “Lunch and Learn” workshops with Mary Flower, Pat Donohu, more. Menucha.org/programs/lunch-learn Conducted by Zoom, prices vary
Please send us your events and we will continue updating our web listing! Check earlier posts for archived concerts. E-mail email@example.com
On-line Concert Series:
Abbey Arts (Fremont Abbey & Ballard Homestead): fremontabbey.org
Alberta Rose Theater (Portland, OR): albertarosetheatre.com
Kenyon Hall Saturday night series: kenyonhall.org
Quarantine Happy Hour (programmed by alternating moderators Gabrielle Macrae and Barry Southern, Riley Calgagno, Charmaine Slaven, and WB Reid) has been presenting wonderful online concerts for a few months. Every evening at 5:30, find a different live-stream concert (or view many past concerts archived.) It includes a virtual tip jar for the artists (follow link above to Facebook page)
Early Music Seattle plans free online concerts with donations encouraged.
Oct. 17 (7PM) Coming Together: Music from Moravia – Concert/documentary featuring Kris Kwapis, trumpet; Curtis Foster, oboe; Christine Wilkinson Beckman, violin; Nate Helgeson, bassoon; and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord
Nov. 7 (7PM) Randal Bays – The Irish Baroque, with Clint Dye (guitar)
Festivals & Special Events:
Oct 9 – 17 Celtic Colours International Festival (Cape Breton) – nightly concerts
Oct.23-25 – Brooklyn Folk Festival on-line Performances are free (donations encouraged!); Workshops are ticketed.
Oct 24-25 – From Home to Home – Northwest Childrens Festival Live 11 AM – 1 PM
On-demand all weekend – Online at nwfolklifestreaming.org, Facebook, and Twitch, Committed to Access for All | Suggested Donation: $20 per family
Workshops and lessons On-line:
CDSS (Country Dance and Song Society) on-line calendar includes virtual dances, workshops, sessions, and more
Dusty Strings – many instrumental and singing workshops, as well as a virtual Harp Festival during the month of October
Andrew Finn Magill is offering various fiddle technique workshops this fall, including chopping/syncopation and backing up singers on fiddle.
Hanneke Cassel is teaching fiddle on-line. She is also offering free access to a lesson teaching “Cali’s Wedding” :
A little over a year ago my sweet friend and beloved member of our music community, Cali McKasson Kovin, passed away. I wrote a tune for Cali and her husband Chris on their wedding day and then recorded this lesson for FiddleVideo.com while Cali was still with us. We’ve just gotten around to editing it and wanted to share it with you as a free lesson. If you have a chance, check out Cali’s beautiful music with her brother Ryan McKasson and family at the Seattle Folklife Festival 2019.
(Please send us your events and we will continue updating our web listing! Check earlier posts for archived concerts. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org )
July 8 (5pm PDT) – Faculty-Artists of the Mike Block String Camp will be performing LIVE online, presented by the Vero Beach International Music Festival, and serving as a scholarship fundraiser for our students at camp. We hope you can join us!
Performers include multiple Grammy Award-Winning and Nominated artists, representing an array of string styles:
Natalie MacMaster – Cape Breton Fiddle
Casey Driessen – Progressive Bluegrass Fiddle
Darol Anger – Jazz/Bluegrass Violin
Arun Ramamurthy – Indian Carnatic Violin
Rushad Eggleston – Sneth Cello/Vocals
Hanneke Cassel – Scottish Fiddle
Michael Thurber- Jazz/Pop Bass
Lauren Rioux – Old-Time Fiddle
Natalie Haas – Celtic/Scandinavian Cello
Trina Basu – Multi-Style Violin
Zach Brock – Jazz Violin
Joe K. Walsh – Bluegrass Mandolin/Vocals
Melissa Brun – Fiddle on Cello
Colin Cotter – Singer/Songwriter
Taylor Morris – Multi-Style Fiddle
Mike Block – Multi-Style Cello/Voice
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
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.
Please send notices about on-line concerts and other virtual events to email@example.com, 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:
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.
(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)
See the new page just compiled of virtual sings happening during the pandemic.
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
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(Received too late to be included in the June Flyer, posted by Janine Barber):
MAKE MUSIC FEDERAL WAY DEBUTS ON JUNE 21
Over 15 Free Outdoor Music Making Events to be Held across Federal Way as Part of Annual Global Celebration
Federal Way Lions Club, Federal Way, June 21, 2019 – The first annual Make Music Federal Way, a wild and wonderful mix of over 15 free outdoor musical events, will make its debut on Friday, June 21. Make Music Federal Way is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. This year, over 80 U.S. cities and the entire states of Vermont and Connecticut will host thousands of Make Music performances across the country as part of the world’s largest annual music event.
Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, and has spread to over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. Completely different from a typical musical festival, Make Music concerts are performed by anyone who wants to take part and enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend. From classical to folk, hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock, live music of all kinds resounds on streets, sidewalks, porches, plazas, parks, gardens, store fronts and other public spaces on the longest day of the year.
Highlights of Make Music Federal Way will include:
Town Square Park, 31600 Pete Von Reichbauer Way South
o Sing-along at 9:30 am
o Flag Raising at 10:30 am with trumpet and drums
o Free Lessons in Blues Harmonica, Bucket Drumming, and Guitar strum-along (BYOG – bring your own guitar!)
o All day drawings for gift baskets
o A Touch of Class Big Band
o Arthur Murray School of Dance
o Japanese Calligraphy for Music Day
o Instrument Petting Zoo
- Libraries at 320th Street and 1st Avenue South
- Funeral Alternatives: Tibetan Singing Bowls
- Songs for Children: LA Fitness (Enchanted Pkwy) and We Rock the Spectrum
Any musician, amateur or professional, young or old, is invited to take part. Likewise, businesses, buildings, schools, churches, and other institutions can visit the website to offer their spaces as concert locations.
A full schedule of events will be posted on the Facebook page for Make Music Federal Way
About Make Music Day – Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, over 80 U.S. cities and the entire states of Vermont and Connecticut are organizing Make Music celebrations, encompassing thousands of music making opportunities nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.makemusicday.org.
This event is sponsored by the City of Federal Way, the Federal Way Lions Club, 4Culture, Sound Publishing, and King County Libraries in Federal Way.