|| A great
concert upcoming on Friday 29 March:
The Tannahill WeaversSee below for full details
The next TradMaD Camp is 24 -30 August 2019 at Pinewoods Camp in Plymouth MA. Registration is open.
|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
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John, Phil, Roy, Lorne
Tannahill Weavers' website
|The band is Roy Gullane (guitar and vocals), Phil Smillie
(flute, bodhran, whistles, and vocals), John Martin (fiddle,
cello, and vocals), and Lorne MacDougall (pipes). They are one
of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Their diverse
repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals,
topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music
demonstrates to old and young alike the rich musical heritage of
the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received
worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their
exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that
seemingly can't get better...yet continue to do just that.
The Tannahills have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable. Over the years the Tannies have been international trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. Inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame in 2011, they are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage. From reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.
"An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new." - New York Times "...as close to perfect as it gets in an imperfect world." - Sing Out!
|At Second Presbyterian Church, 6 West 96th St. at Central Park West, Manhattan. Contribution: General public $25; FMSNY members $20. You can buy tickets online at http://tanahill.eventbrite.com (small fee applies).|
|Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for a family-friendly open sing. Bring your voice, instruments, friends, neighbors, and children. Drop by for a couple of songs or the whole evening. At the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park West (basement), Brooklyn (near 2nd St.). Directions (pdf format). Take F train to 7th Ave.; Q train to 7th Ave.; 2/3 train to Grand Army Plaza. Hosted by Ethical Culture and FMSNY, Alison Kelley, and Tom Weir. Info: 212-695-5924.|
Here's who's playing this year!
Jerron "Blindboy" Paxton, Amythyst Kiah, Ian Felice (of the Felice Brothers), Dan Zanes & Claudia Eliaza, La Cumbiamba NY, Frank Fairfield & Meredith Axelrod, Jontavious Willis, Bruce Molsky, Tony Trischka, and Michael Daves, Baby Gramps, Joan Shelley, Jake Xerxes Fussell, Jim Kweskin, Anna rg (of Anna & Elizabeth), The Ozark Highballers, Kashiah Hunter & Friends, The Mammals, John Harrod, The Local Honeys, Nate Polly, Tenores de Aterúe, The Lovestruck Balladeers, Little Nora Brown, The Down Hill Strugglers w/ John Cohen, Feral Foster & Ali Dineen, The Brain Cloud featuring Tamar Korn and Dennis Lichtman, Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues, The Big Dixie Swingers, Jackson & The Janks, The Hayrollers, Ska-lopy Brass, City Stompers, Ukrainian Village Voices, Barry Clyde, Jesse Lenat, Mara Kaye, The Four o'clock Flowers, Lil' Dogies, Yacouba Sissoko.
Join Marie Mularczyk O'Connell, Candice
Baranello, and Lorraine Berger for an evening of British and American
folk songs on guitar, banjo, mandolin, dulcimer, dumbec, bones and
A freewill offering is collected on guest nights.
Plenty of opportunities to lead a song or join in choruses. 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.
21 April, 2-5 pm Shanty
We are cosponsoring the Shanty Sing on the 3rd Sunday of every month. The William Main Doerflinger Memorial Sea Shanty Sessions at the Noble Maritime Collection (to give the official title) are from 2 to 5 pm at the Noble Gallery, Building D, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island. Refreshments are available, including beer and wine for sale. Snug Harbor is accessible by the S40 bus from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal and by car. See more information about the Noble Collection, click on "Visitor Information" for directions and a printable map. For further information contact Bob Conroy: RConroy421(at)aol.com or 347-267-9394.
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