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We make music the old-fashioned way . . .
We play it . . .     
  We sing it . . .   
    Sometimes we even dance to it.

Traditional Music is Alive and Well in New York

We run concerts, weekends, classes, singing parties, and get-togethers, all with an emphasis on traditional folk music of all flavors. For more information, including how to join or get a free newsletter, see About Us.

FMSNY Events Calendar:&he; February * March * April * . . . and beyond

Registration is now open for TradMaD Camp, 26 August to 1 September at Pinewoods Camp in Plymouth MA
And you can now book online for the 7 April concert by Lou & Peter Berryman.
As well as the events listed below, we have occasional Singing Parties and other social events.  Our full newsletter lists these as well as having comprehensive listings of many other events around town.    Request a sample copy of our newsletter sent by mail

NewsletterDownload Feb. mini-newsletter with only FMS events (pdf,1M) or
  Download updated full February newsletter (pdf, 4M) or
  Download full March newsletter (pdf, 5M) including FMS events, other events around town, and the TradMaD flier
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  • Friday 24 February, 7:30 pm: Happy Traum — Coming of Age in the Greenwich Village Folk Revival and the Woodstock Scene (1954 - 1971)
    Happy Traum With colorful anecdotes and incisive memories, and the aid of vintage photos and music clips, Happy Traum relates some of his adventures as an active member of the New York folk revival; his arrest for civil disobedience; his participation in what has become known as the "Great Folk Singers Riot" in Washington Square; and his friendships with some of the leading folk artists of the day. Happy was a regular in the Washington Square Park jam sessions, studied blues guitar with Brownie McGhee, and met, among many others, a young Bob Dylan. Happy punctuates his remembrances with powerful renditions of songs and guitar solos from the folk era  and beyond.
    For more information, see flyer (pdf format) and Happy's website
    At St. John's Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher Street, Manhattan. Info: (646) 628-4604. St John's Church is half a block west of the #1 train - Christopher Street stop or a short walk from the West 4th St. station on the A, C, D, E, or F trains. Contribution: $25 general public, $20 FMSNY members, $15 fulltime student/child. Book tickets on Eventbrite or pay at the door.

  • Wednesday 22 February, 8-11pm: Sunnyside Singers Club.
    All songs are welcome, as are acoustic instruments. At the Aubergine Cafe, 49-22 Skillman Avenue at the corner of 50th Street in Woodside, Queens. Sandwiches, salads, coffee, tea, wine, and beer are available.The nearest subway stop is 52nd Street on the #7 Flushing Local.

  • Monday 27 February, 8 pm – 11 pm: Irish Traditional Music Session
    at the Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, led by Don Meade.

  • March


    Future Events are listed on our Summary of events page

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