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September, 2021

Sunday
19
Artichoke Community Music online via Zoom
12:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music online class led by Zac Leger, $125 for six classes.

Although it may look like a toy or appear superficially similar to a recorder, the tinwhistle or pennywhistle is capable of all kinds of wonderful music and emotive depth and is highly versatile in its own right. Played by people of all ages, it is used by both amateurs and virtuoso professionals, alike. This class will start with the basics of the pennywhistle: scales, breath control, bedrock ornamentation and technique, slides and bends, tongue technique and more.
Sunday
19
Artichoke Music online via Zoom
1:30 PM
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Artichoke Community Music online class led by Zac Leger, $80 for four classes.

Tunes for All Humans/All Instruments! The idea behind this class is very simple: give you two to three new tunes a week and enlarge the amount of tunes you can play and share with other musicians. Tunes will be broken down carefully and into bite-sized pieces to make them easy to pick up by ear. Then we will play the tunes slowly and relaxed, giving your muscle memory time to truly learn the tune! No more only half remembering a tune at a jam or wishing you could play that one you heard at the session but just did not have time to record or memorize!
Sunday
19
Artichoke Community Music via Zoom
2:00 PM
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Soldier Songs and Voices provides free songwriting workshops and guitar and voice instruction to veterans of all eras. We believe that everyone has a story to tell and that telling it in song is a path to a happier and healthier life. Loaner guitars are available. Previous musical experience and skill are not required. Just bring your curiosity and willingness to unleash your creativity. For the foreseeable future classes meet online. If you are interested in joining the workshops email us.
Sunday
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Tune in and enjoy as NEFFA comes to you, with live online events every month! After the concert, all are welcome to stay online to hang out, socialize, and connect with our beloved NEFFA community. These monthly concerts will be recorded and will be also be made available on the website.

Mark your calendars for our next online concerts:
Sep 19 (Sun): Nicole Singer & Becky Wright
Oct 17 (Sun): Jim & Susie Malcolm
Sunday
19
Online
7:00 PM
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Held every Sunday. For more info, go to: http://www.seafolklore.org/wp/about-sfs/seattle-song-circle/.
Monday
20
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:30 AM
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Folk Espresso, early morning folk music to get your week started.

Hosted by:
1st Monday, Diane Hunt
2nd Monday, Jonathan Lay
3rd Monday, Ed Mellnik
4th Monday, Diane Hunt
5th Monday, Gordy Euler

Previous shows on the KBOO program page at https://kboo.fm/program/folk-espresso.
Monday
20
Artichoke Community Music online via Zoom
10:00 AM
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Artichoke Community Music online class led by Anne Weiss, creator of “The Everyone Welcome Community Choir” and “Singing for the Vocally Challenged,”, $120 for a 7-week term, or $20 weekly drop in.

This is a class for people who love to sing and would like to get better at it, in a new Zoom format that incorporates the essence of those participatory, learning experiences with her new class, “Sing More Better.” Taught in the oral tradition, we’ll use sing-along and call and response formats with easy, fun songs from around the world to help you learn breath control, pitch, harmony, new repertoire and lift our spirits while we are lifting our voices.
Monday
20
London
11:30 AM
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Herga at The Castle is a folk and acoustic music evening, with roots going back to 1963. We meet on Monday nights at The Castle – a Fuller’s public house atop old Harrow on the Hill with it’s panoramic views across London.

Nov 23 (Mon): Special guest night featuring Jeff Warner

The live club remains closed due to the Corona Virus epidemic for the forseeable future.

However, we are now running weekly singarounds using Zoom, and approximately once a month are featuring a booked guest.

To be added to the distribution list for log-in details each week send an e-mail to oldtimetim(*at*)gmail.com, or sign up using the form on our ‘contact’ page.
Monday
20
London UK via Zoom
12:00 PM
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Led by Joe Offer, new Zoom link posted every week, just before doors open:https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=168014&messages=37
Monday
20
Facebook livestream
4:30 PM
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A relentless road dog who plays swampy blues.

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Monday
20
Artichoke Community Music online via Zoom
5:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music online class led by Adrian Martin, we will be playing a song by the end of the first class. We will learn the basics of guitar: melodies, chords and rhythms, $75 for six classes.

Adrian is offering this class online. Details for participating in the class will be provided by the teacher before the class begins...

Please contact Adrian directly with any questions. He‘d love to hear from you. Email: adrian@adrianmartinmusic.com. Phone: 971-221-8328
Monday
20
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Hosted by Nat Case and Second Monday Shanty Sing

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87241326461?pwd=SFU5TzZMZU1XcTVYU1IrTUVhd3VjUT09
Zoom password is the same as for the Merlin‘s Rest sings. If you don‘t have it, or if it changes, see the Facebook event or ask someone such as Nat Case or Patrick Farrell.

This is a merger of the alternating Merlin‘s Rest virtual pub sings and Dubliner virtual shantey sings.
Monday
20
Artichoke Community Music online via Zoom
5:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music online class led by Tracy Kim, $120 for six classes. You will receive a zoom link and password from Tracy along with materials prior to first class.

Jazz up your uke playing skills (and chords) with this “easy” version of Tracy’s popular Swing/Gypsy Jazz/Blues course. This fun term is all about jazz classics(and a few Latin classics)! All levels are welcome to join, some previous experience is recommended.

This is all about having fun strumming, singing and developing a repertoire of classic swing songs. We will use basic chords and some fancy chords. Tracy will explain and demystify the “jazz” chords. Students will no longer be confused by all those fancy chord names! You will also learn how to create intros and endings and a few jazzy licks, too!

Please Note: You can do a $30 drop-in rate per session. Please contact Tracy at tracykimmusic(at)gmail.com.
Monday
20
Artichoke Community Music online via Zoom
6:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music online class led by Adrian Martin, $100 for six classes. Do you know basic open chords? Please join us! We learn songs and explore strumming, bass lines, finger-style and other fun guitar sounds. Together we‘ll answer questions about rhythms, riffs and even lead guitar. Pop, rock, blues, country and traditional songs.

Adrian is offering this class on-line. Details for participating in the class will be provided by the teacher before the class begins...

Please contact me directly with any questions. I‘d love to hear from you. Email: adrian@adrianmartinmusic.com Call: 971-221-8328.
Monday
20
Artichoke Music online via Zoom
6:30 PM
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Artichoke Community Music online class led by Tracy Kim, $100 for six classes.

This class is for the student who wishes to get started playing Gypsy Jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt. All instruments are welcome. Students will learn the most important songs of the Gypsy Jazz repertoire. These songs have been especially selected by Tracy just for the beginner/intermediate players.

Tracy will send a link to access the workshop once you are registered.
Tuesday
21
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:30 AM
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A spicy mix of folk and acoustic music, much of which is connected to the American south, including (but not limited to) acoustic blues, Texas folk, Cajun, string band & Texas swing.

Hosted by Diane Karl, past shows available on the KBOO program page at https://kboo.fm/program/early-morning-gumbo.
Tuesday
21
Facebook livestream
2:00 PM
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Powerhouse vocalist and bassist, Lisa will be live streaming every Tuesday at 2 pm.

PayPal and Venmo gratuities are highly appreciated!
PayPal- lisamannmusic@gmail.com
Venmo- @lisamannmusic

Thank you for your support at this very difficult time!
Tuesday
21
Artichoke Community Music online via Zoom
6:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music online class led by René Berblinger, $120 for 6 classes.

Beginning Mandolin will cover:
A. How to tune the mandolin
B. How to hold pick and utilize various right hand picking patterns.
C. How to read tablature and chord diagrams.
D. Open position chords and strums for accompaniment of songs and back up.
E. Open position pentatonic scale patterns useful in playing traditional fiddle tunes, blues, blue grass and improvisation.
F. Learn tunes with chord back-up.

ZOOM details will be provided by Rene to all registered students before the class sessions begin.
Tuesday
21
Artichoke Community Music online via Zoom
7:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music online class led by René Berblinger, $120 for six classes.

Continuing Mandolin will take you to the next level journey. The course will be designed and tailored based upon registrants to make sure you learn what you need in the next step of your journey to master the mandolin. You are welcome to take both the beginning and continuing class or just take one or the other...

This class may cover and focus on any one of the following topics:
A. Learning to read music notation on the mandolin.
B. Closed position chords and back-up including some basic understanding of chord structures and patterns.
C. More advanced right and left hand techniques.
D. Scale patterns in open and movable positions.
E. Build tune repertoire in various styles including Celtic, traditional American folk and Bach or anything you bring!

ZOOM details will be provided by René to all registered students before the class sessions begin.
Tuesday
21
Artichoke Music online via Zoom
8:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music online workshop led by Tracy Kim, $100 for six sessions. Learn from the comfort of your own living room! You will receive a Zoom link and password to join in along with materials prior to first class.

This class is for the student who wishes to learn(or improve) Gypsy Jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt. Taught by Tracy Kim, who has been teaching and playing this style for over 20 years. All Instruments are welcome to join in.

Students will learn the most important songs of the Gypsy Jazz repertoire. These songs have been especially selected by Tracy just for the intermediate/advanced players.
Tuesday
21
Alberta Rose Theatre
8:00 PM
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***For the health and safety of everyone, at this time, entry to the Alberta Rose Theatre requires proof of a full course of COVID vaccination. We will keep everyone posted when this changes. Thank you for your understanding.***

Three of Hawai‘i’s leading award-winning performers and musicians — Lehua Kalima (of Na Leo), Shawn Pimental, and Kawika Kahiapo have joined forces to form Kulaiwi and create music that springs from their Native Hawaiian roots, $25 advance/$30 door, doors open at 7.

Kulaiwi means “land of my ancestors”. With soaring vocals, island harmonies and a folk vibe, along with an easy-going charisma and witty banter, they are committed to telling the stories of Hawai’i – the land and the people – from the indigenous point-of-view. Joined by bass player Joe Berinobis for some performances.

Accompanied by award-winning hula dancer Pono Fernandez, who is also an educator and ethnomusicologist, they create an evening that represents Hawai‘i today, while remaining mindful of their deep emotional connections to their roots.
Wednesday
22
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:30 AM
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Traditional and Contemporary folk music.

Hosted by:
1st Wednesday, Jack Bohl
2nd Wednesday, Wayne and Will
3rd Wednesday, Alex & Erica
4th Wednesday, John Risley, Steven Morrison
5th Wednesday, Wayne Johnson

Previous shows available on the KBOO program page: https://kboo.fm/program/pastures-plenty.
Wednesday
22
Southampton UK via Zoom
12:00 PM
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The Focsle now meets virtually, via Zoom. Join us and our international music friends (including some professionals) each Wed.
Wednesday
22
Westborough MA via Zoom
4:00 PM
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Irish song session.

Email maureenmcnally6(at)gmail.com for Zoom link.
Wednesday
22
Artichoke Community Music via Zoom
5:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music online workshop led by Tracy Kim, $100 for six sessions.

You will receive a Zoom link and password to join in along with materials prior to the first class. Now is your chance to learn from the comfort of your own living room anywhere in the world!

Yes, it is true, playing the ukulele will make you and other people smile! It might be the most joyful and easy instrument to play considering it‘s size, cost, and portability!

Class Description:
Assuming you now know the chords: C, F, Ami, G, then you are ready Rock! Get ready to take your uke playing to the next level!

Tracy will teach you many more fun and classic to contemporary songs! Also, students will learn some techniques: including fancier strum patterns and rhythms to spice things up(and impress your friends and family)!

Tracy will be teaching more finger picking patterns and songs and will also be sharing how to play fun rock songs on the uke: with riffs and even power chords!

Please Note: You can do a $30 drop-in rate per session. Please contact Tracy at tracykimmusic(at)gmail.com.
Wednesday
22
Artichoke Community Music via Zoom
7:30 PM
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Artichoke Community Music online class led by Brenna McDonald, $100 for seven classes.

A beginning level flamenco guitar class for those with some previous experience with guitar. This fall we will work on learning Sevillanas, part of the Spanish folk repertory that is often played at flamenco shows and parties. We’ll explore accompanying sung Sevillanas and we’ll also learn how to play a solo Sevillanas. Nylon string guitar required.
Thursday
23
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:30 AM
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Traditional American Music, folk and traditional musics from a variety of sources including early country recordings from the 20s and 30s.

Hosted by:
1st Thursday, Paul Roland
2nd Thurs, Gordy Euler
3rd Thurs: Paul Roland
4th Thurs: Jonathan Lay
5th Thurs: Steven Morrison.

Previous shows available on the KBOO program page at https://kboo.fm/program/rise-when-rooster-crows
Thursday
23
Artichoke Community Music via Zoom
10:00 AM
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Artichoke Community Music online class led by Anne Weiss, $120 for a 7-week term, or $20 weekly drop in.

This is a Zoom class (Download the free level of Zoom),

Any instrument and/or vocals, beginner, intermediate and up. Join us to improve your playing and singing skills (and develop new repertoire!) in this fun, interactive class. We’ll learn how to approach blues and folk from a fresh perspective, gain listening, instrumental, rhythmic and vocal skills, and you‘ll have the opportunity to share what you‘ve worked on each week (if you like)!

Questions? Answers at www.anneweiss.com or mobile phone 914-924-2574.
Thursday
23
Belfast UK via Zoom
1:00 PM
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Weekly singaround. The zoom link is posted on the Sunflower Folk Club facebook page a day or two before (see link below).
Thursday
23
Artichoke Music online via Zoom
5:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music online class led by Tracy Kim, $100 for six classes.

Tracy will send a link to access the workshop once you are registered. If you have questions, please contact Tracy via email: tracykimmusic(at)gmail.com

Yes, it is true, playing the ukulele will make you and other people smile! It might be the most joyful and easy instrument to play considering its size, cost, and portability!
Thursday
23
Artichoke Community Music via Facebook live or at YouTube.com/artichokemusic
7:00 PM
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Themed song circle hosted by Jon Lee, $5 contribution.

Sep 9 (Thu): Work Songs
Acoustic Village will be held LIVE at Cafe Artichoke on:
Sep 23 (Thu): Glory of Autumn
This performance will be livestreamed free simultaneously. Anyone can watch the livestream on Facebook Live or at YouTube.com/artichokemusic
Friday
24
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:30 AM
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Featuring the best in traditional and contemporary folk and roots music, on Friday mornings. Features a variety of contemporary and traditional folk and roots music, with a focus on new releases and vintage favorites - every 2nd and 4th Friday.

Host: Dan Shramek

Prior shows available on the KBOO program page at https://kboo.fm/program/cascadia-coffeehouse
Friday
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Portland FolkMusic Society is delighted to announce its first fAll Song Festival, September 24-26, 2021. Virtual, and online - not because of the pandemic, but because we want to create a space where old and new friends from across the US and around the world enjoy music together. No cars, no hotels, just music!

We are planning a full slate of events, starting with a wonderful group of guest artists: Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen, Rita Gallagher, William Seiji Marsh, Michelle Alany, LaRhonda Steele, and Arietta Ward, who will do concerts over the three days. We‘ll have workshops, song circles and panels led by participants, and there will be big events every evening where participants who want to can sing for the whole group, and those who don‘t can soak up the good vibes and good singing.
Friday
24
Slaithwaite, Huddersfield HD7 UK via Zoom
12:00 PM
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Every week, hosted by Fiona Cooper, Zoom link is posted on the Facebook group.
Friday
24
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
12:00 PM
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Folk, political, and women‘s music, both traditional and contemporary. A folk music collective, Don and Laurie love to feature live local and nationally known musicians! Music and conversations with an uplifting tilt. Live guests have included Peggy Seeger, Tracy Grammar, Linda Waterfall, Shanghaied on the Willamette, Geoff Muldaur, Utah Phillips, Rosalie Sorrels, and Anne Feeney.

Hosted by Don Jacobson and/or Laurie Sonnenfeld.

Past shows are available on the program page at https://kboo.fm/program/movin.
Friday
24
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
1:30 PM
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The Songcircle blends songs from various eras and genres to reveal new connections, exposing forgotten artists and discovering new ones, exploring connective themes and topics, or responding to the events of the day.

Studio guests have included Loudon Wainwright III, Eric Andersen, The Von Trapps, and many others.

Hosted by Jeff Rosenberg, past shows available on the program page at https://kboo.fm/program/songcircle.
Friday
24
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Portland FolkMusic Society is delighted to announce its first fAll Song Festival, September 24-26, 2021. Virtual, and online - not because of the pandemic, but because we want to create a space where old and new friends from across the US and around the world enjoy music together. No cars, no hotels, just music!

We are planning a full slate of events, starting with a wonderful group of guest artists: Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen, Rita Gallagher, William Seiji Marsh, Michelle Alany, LaRhonda Steele, and Arietta Ward, who will do concerts over the three days. We‘ll have workshops, song circles and panels led by participants, and there will be big events every evening where participants who want to can sing for the whole group, and those who don‘t can soak up the good vibes and good singing.
Friday
24
Facebook Livestream
6:00 PM
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Tune in to the virtual Friday Night Concert Series every Friday night for our special livestream virtual concert!

Sep 3: Virtual open mic - benefit for "Hope‘s Front Door"
Sep 10: Jenny and Robin Bienemann - cutting-edge acoustic duo
Sep 17: Sue Fink & Jordi Kleiner - acoustic folk with a hint of jazz
Sep 24: South For Winter - folk-blues
Friday
24
Artichoke Community Music
7:00 PM
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Friday Night Coffeehouse is a celebration of up to four local and national touring artists coming together in an intimate, coffeehouse setting, at the venerable Artichoke Community Music - it is a wonderful opportunity to hear artists of all levels in a listening room setting. Food and drink is available during the show. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Outdoor Sidewalk/Patio - first come first served

Advance purchase of tickets is recommended. Friday Night Coffeehouse is a celebration and connection of local artists with touring artists -- it is a wonderful opportunity to hear artists of all levels in an intimate listening room setting, tickets $10.

There are no printed tickets for Artichoke events. You will receive and email confirming your purchase and we will place your name on the will call list. Location of seating is first come first served. Groups of less than four may be asked to share a table. Tables of 4 may be reserved in advance.

This performance will be livestreamed free simultaneously and will include tip jar links for the artists.
Friday
24
Alberta Rose Theatre
8:00 PM
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***For the health and safety of everyone, at this time, entry to the Alberta Rose Theatre requires proof of a full course of COVID vaccination. We will keep everyone posted when this changes. Thank you for your understanding.***

So good they named the award after her. Don’t miss it, $25 advance/$30 door, doors open at 7.
Saturday
25
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
6:00 AM
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Music in the country style, including western & western swing, cowboy & country blues, country folk, bluegrass, rockabilly, hillbilly, Americana, and honky tonk. hosted by Molly Campbell, Wayne and Kathy Johnson, Wayne Selzer, and Mary Rondthaler,

1st Saturday, Molly - Vintage tunes spun from vinyl LP‘s.

2nd Saturday, Wayne and Kathy - Variety of country, western, western swing, country folk, country blues, bluegrass, rockabilly and Americana.

3rd Saturday, Wayne Selzer - Countrypolitan blues - A mix of Eastern Philosophy and Western Swing. The yin, the yang and the do-si-do.

4th Saturday, Mary - Bringing a musician’s ear to the collective with a focus on older country and Western swing from the ‘30s to the ‘70s, always with a good dose of women artists.

Past shows available on the program page at https://kboo.fm/program/swing-n-country.
Saturday
25
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Portland FolkMusic Society is delighted to announce its first fAll Song Festival, September 24-26, 2021. Virtual, and online - not because of the pandemic, but because we want to create a space where old and new friends from across the US and around the world enjoy music together. No cars, no hotels, just music!

We are planning a full slate of events, starting with a wonderful group of guest artists: Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen, Rita Gallagher, William Seiji Marsh, Michelle Alany, LaRhonda Steele, and Arietta Ward, who will do concerts over the three days. We‘ll have workshops, song circles and panels led by participants, and there will be big events every evening where participants who want to can sing for the whole group, and those who don‘t can soak up the good vibes and good singing.
Saturday
25
Facebook livestream
8:00 AM
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The streets of Portsmouth will ring with the music of the sea. Singers and musicians wander the sidewalks downtown, and the sounds of sea shanties and forebitters waft through the doorways of nearly a dozen venues all within a block or two of Market Square. The Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival is an annual celebration of the city’s rich maritime heritage, which dates back to the original English settlement in 1630 and continues today in the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, across the Piscataqua River in Kittery, and with maritime businesses on both sides of the river. Sea shanties, the rhythmic work songs that helped sailors coordinate their efforts while raising or lowering sails and anchors, recall the whalers and other wooden ships that were built along the Piscataqua and sailed out of Portsmouth in the 19th century.
Saturday
25
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
9:00 AM
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Every Saturday, 9 am to noon, the best of traditional and contemporary bluegrass and old time music, and information about local shows and festivals!

First Saturday: Rachel and Justin

Second Saturday: Dave Elliott

3rd Saturday: Gareth Jenkins

4th Saturday: Ian Joel

5th Saturday: Phil Hodgen

prior shows available on the KBOO program page at https://kboo.fm/program/music-true-vine.
Saturday
25
Artichoke Community Music online via Zoom
11:00 AM
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Artichoke Community Music online class led by Martha Stone, $100 for six classes.

You‘re going to need a 5 string banjo, electronic tuner, capo, and music stand. No experience is necessary. We will use tablature at the beginning, but you do not need to read music to play clawhammer banjo.

Clawhammer refers to a rhythm which originates from a right-hand technique (aka Bum Ditty) and is the hardest part about playing this style of banjo. Once you get it (let’s say Day 1), the rest is much easier! Hopefully, your ultimate goal is to go to a jam and play clawhammer. We will be focusing on the skills you need to play with other musicians in a jam setting.

Martha is offering this class on-line. Details for participating in the class will be provided by the teacher before the class begins...
Saturday
25
Artichoke Community Music online via Zoom
11:00 AM
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Artichoke Community Music online class led by Dan Compton, $100 for eight classes.

Learn the skills of playing traditional Irish music in a group and, along the way, pick up some great tunes. This class provides a semi-structured and supportive environment in which to explore the vast repertoire of jigs, reels, and what-have-you, with the ultimate goal of sharpening your listening skills. All tunes are learned by ear, either in class or from the CD each student receives at the beginning of the session. For advanced-beginning and intermediate players of traditional Irish instruments - fiddle, flute, accordion, whistle, banjo, concertina, guitar, mandolin, harp, bouzouki, etc.

Contact Dan at 503-233-9091 or danfran(at)glencottagemusic.com about which class is right for you.
Saturday
25
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It’s time to get together again (virtually) and make music. Every fourth Saturday, Two Way Street Coffee House and Plank Road Folk Music Society will host another wonderful country & western virtual sing-around and you’re invited to sing and/or play along with us!

Led by Plank Road’s own Bob O’Hanlon, bring your voice and instrument, grab your cowboy boots and Stetson hat, and prepare for a good old time.
Saturday
25
Artichoke Community Music online via Zoom
12:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music online class led by Zac Leger, $125 for six classes.

This class will look at the bedrock fundamentals of accompanying the traditional music of Ireland and the British Isles. You will learn to back reels, jigs, slip jigs, hornpipes and polkas. We will look at alternate tunings, multiple styles of strumming, picking patterns, rhythm and syncopation, hand dampening techniques and dynamics, moving bass lines, modal chords, counter-point and much more. Also useful for singer/songwriters, Old-Timey/Folk musicians or those who just want to try something new on the guitar! We will study some of the history of the guitar in traditional music and discuss some of the techniques these players have innovated.
Saturday
25
Artichoke Community Music online via Zoom
12:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music online class led by Zac Leger, $125 for six classes.

Since the late 1960s a uniquely Irish version of the Greek bouzouki has become commonplace in traditional music far beyond Ireland and the British Isles. At the same time, interest in other larger mandolin-family instruments like the octave mandolin or the cittern (usually with 10 strings) has increased all over the world. This class is for any 8 string octave mandolin or bouzouki that can be tuned GDAD. We will explore chords and scales, counter-point and harmony, talk about the main modes used in traditional music and focus on how to utilize the unique multi-string tone and texture of the OM/Bouzouki to your best advantage. No previous background in the instrument required.
Saturday
25
Artichoke Community Music
1:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music online class led by Tracy Kim, $100 for four workshops.

This is an online class via Zoom. Once you register, you will receive a link and password to join in, also materials for the class. Learn from the comfort of your own living room anywhere in the world!

This online 6 week class is ideal for the student who wishes to learn/improve their Gypsy Jazz soloing (improvisation) in the style of Django Reinhardt.

All Instruments are welcome to join in.

Students will learn to improvise in the Gypsy Jazz style over popular songs that have been especially selected by Tracy just for the beginner/intermediate players.

Please Note: You can do a $30 drop-in rate per session. Please contact Tracy at 503-236-8613.
Saturday
25
on internet radio
2:00 PM
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Tom’s folk music program is going on 35 years and one of the longest running music radio shows around.

Sep 25 (Sat): Taping at Artichoke Music at 2 pm, guest Larry Murante from Seattle.

You can listen on www.folkmusicnotebook.com on Saturday at 4PM PST and again at 10 pm PST.
Saturday
25
Hazel Dell Community Park
4:00 PM
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Little mini concert at my favorite neighborhood spot, Hazel Dell Community Park. Free, freshly-baked pumpkin bread for all. Come listen, enjoy some cider & pumpkin bread, pick up some merch, bask in the fall colors.

If it rains, we’ll be under the picnic shelter at the east end of the park.
Saturday
25
on internet radio
4:00 PM
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Tom’s folk music program is going on 35 years and one of the longest running music radio shows around.

Sep 25 (Sat): Taping at Artichoke Music at 2 pm, guest Larry Murante from Seattle.

You can listen on www.folkmusicnotebook.com on Saturday at 4PM PST and again at 10 pm PST.
Saturday
25
Artichoke Community Music
8:00 PM
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Kevin Selfe has been electrifying audiences nationwide since breaking into the blues scene in 2006. Selfe’s songwriting style bridges the gap between joy and angst, using piercing irony, humorous metaphors, and daring autobiographical subject matter from his own occasional walks with the blues, $20, table for 2, $40, table for 4, $80. Performance Live-streamed simultaneously.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. There are no printed tickets for Artichoke events. You will receive and email confirming your purchase and we will place your name on the will call list. Location of seating is first come first served. Groups of less than four may be asked to share a table. Tables of 4 may be reserved in advance.
Sunday
26
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Portland FolkMusic Society is delighted to announce its first fAll Song Festival, September 24-26, 2021. Virtual, and online - not because of the pandemic, but because we want to create a space where old and new friends from across the US and around the world enjoy music together. No cars, no hotels, just music!

We are planning a full slate of events, starting with a wonderful group of guest artists: Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen, Rita Gallagher, William Seiji Marsh, Michelle Alany, LaRhonda Steele, and Arietta Ward, who will do concerts over the three days. We‘ll have workshops, song circles and panels led by participants, and there will be big events every evening where participants who want to can sing for the whole group, and those who don‘t can soak up the good vibes and good singing.
Sunday
26
Facebook livestream
8:00 AM
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The streets of Portsmouth will ring with the music of the sea. Singers and musicians wander the sidewalks downtown, and the sounds of sea shanties and forebitters waft through the doorways of nearly a dozen venues all within a block or two of Market Square. The Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival is an annual celebration of the city’s rich maritime heritage, which dates back to the original English settlement in 1630 and continues today in the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, across the Piscataqua River in Kittery, and with maritime businesses on both sides of the river. Sea shanties, the rhythmic work songs that helped sailors coordinate their efforts while raising or lowering sails and anchors, recall the whalers and other wooden ships that were built along the Piscataqua and sailed out of Portsmouth in the 19th century.
Sunday
26
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Song circle for solo chanteys, sea songs, maritime poetry, and entertainments at least faintly damp and salty. Watch live on Facebook using the link below.

For the Zoom participant link, join the mailing list or email info(at)lynnoel.com on the day of the event.

New Schedule:
Aug 22 (Sun): Tavern & Chantey Sing
Sep 19 (Sun): Tavern & Chantey Sing
Oct 24 (Sun): Tavern & Chantey Sing

MAILING LIST & TIP JAR
http://www.mermaidstavern.com
Sunday
26
Artichoke Community Music online via Zoom
11:30 AM
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Artichoke Community Music online class led by Tracy Kim, $120 for four workshops. Do you love listening to Bossa Nova and especially the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim?

For this bi-weekly 80-minute workshop on Bossa Nova, Tracy will choose one song for each session to teach the class. He will teach the chords, the rhythm patterns, the melody, a chord melody arrangement and simple soloing ideas.

ONLINE WORKSHOP VIA ZOOM. Tracy will send a link to access the workshop once you are registered.

Please Note: You can do a $35 drop-in rate per session. Please contact Tracy at 503-236-8613 or email: tracykimmusic(at)gmail.com
Sunday
26
Artichoke Community Music online via Zoom
12:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music online class led by Zac Leger, $125 for six classes.

Although it may look like a toy or appear superficially similar to a recorder, the tinwhistle or pennywhistle is capable of all kinds of wonderful music and emotive depth and is highly versatile in its own right. Played by people of all ages, it is used by both amateurs and virtuoso professionals, alike. This class will start with the basics of the pennywhistle: scales, breath control, bedrock ornamentation and technique, slides and bends, tongue technique and more.
Sunday
26
Laurelhurst Park (or other suitable location)
1:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music class led by Steve Cheseborough, $100 for five classes.

Blues harp in the park--this is our first in-person class offering. Steve will be teaching outside. and will provide location to registrants.

The blues! Plain and simple. Deep and wonderful. The United States‘ great gift to the world. Register for either blues guitar or harmonica or both. Or have a friend sign up for the other one and form a duo. We will meet in person, outdoors at Laurelhurst Park or another suitable location. (If it rains we‘ll find shelter or reschedule.) Open to any level, as long as you love the blues and are willing to practice daily.

Playing the harmonica really does strengthen your abs and improve your breathing. Probably the only instrument you play by inhaling, it is magical and mystical. Also, it’s one of the most affordable, portable and intimate of instruments, a friend to carry wherever you go. And it is a key element of America’s fabulous musical tradition, the blues. But it ain’t easy! All levels welcome, including beginners, as long as you are willing (and happy) to practice daily.

Steve Cheseborough, instructor, at chezztone@gmail.com.

(Weather and rules permitting, we might get in an outdoor, safely distanced real-life meeting too.)

Sunday
26
Artichoke Music online via Zoom
1:30 PM
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Artichoke Community Music online class led by Zac Leger, $80 for four classes.

Tunes for All Humans/All Instruments! The idea behind this class is very simple: give you two to three new tunes a week and enlarge the amount of tunes you can play and share with other musicians. Tunes will be broken down carefully and into bite-sized pieces to make them easy to pick up by ear. Then we will play the tunes slowly and relaxed, giving your muscle memory time to truly learn the tune! No more only half remembering a tune at a jam or wishing you could play that one you heard at the session but just did not have time to record or memorize!
Sunday
26
Laurelhurst Park (or other suitable location)
2:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music class led by Steve Cheseborough, $100 for five classes, in-person, Outdoors! We‘ll send final details to registrants.

The blues! Plain and simple. Deep and wonderful. The United States‘ great gift to the world. Register for either blues guitar or harmonica or both, or have a friend sign up for the other one and form a duo. We will meet in person, outdoors at Laurelhurst Park or another suitable location. (If it rains we‘ll find shelter or reschedule.) Open to any level, as long as you love the blues and are willing to practice daily.

Contact the instructor, Steve Cheseborough, at chezztone(at)gmail.com.
Sunday
26
Artichoke Community Music via Zoom
2:00 PM
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Soldier Songs and Voices provides free songwriting workshops and guitar and voice instruction to veterans of all eras. We believe that everyone has a story to tell and that telling it in song is a path to a happier and healthier life. Loaner guitars are available. Previous musical experience and skill are not required. Just bring your curiosity and willingness to unleash your creativity. For the foreseeable future classes meet online. If you are interested in joining the workshops email us.
Sunday
26
Online
7:00 PM
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Held every Sunday. For more info, go to: http://www.seafolklore.org/wp/about-sfs/seattle-song-circle/.
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