Our group gets together to share folk and traditional music during monthly gatherings that include a program, a song swap and jam sessions. Attendees are encouraged to bring a song to share that fits the current month’s theme.  Every year we also present one major concert (the Tin Whistle, in November) and one dance (Starry Night for a Ramble, in February).

Schedule of Gatherings:

  • September 9, 2017 gathering at Lawnridge Hall
  • October 7, 2017 gathering at Lawnridge Hall
  • November 4, 2017 gathering at Lawnridge Hall
  • November 11, 2017 Tin Whistle concert in Fellowship Hall
  • December 2, 2017 potluck in Fellowship Hall
  • January 6, 2018 gathering at Lawnridge Hall
  • February 3, 2018 gathering at Lawnridge Hall
  • February 10 or 17th, Starry Night for a Ramble dance
  • March 3, 2018 gathering at Lawnridge Hall
  • April 7, 2018 gathering at Lawnridge Hall
  • May 5, 2018gathering at Lawnridge Hall
  • June 2, 2018 gathering at Lawnridge Hall
  • July 7, 2018 annual picnic
  • August, no gathering

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What happens at a typical gathering?

The hall opens at 5pm, and depending on current interests we may have instrumental jamming and other group activity.  Currently these include a Native American flute circle, fiddles, banjos, and harmonicas.  Many rooms are available for practice or other small groups.

Most folks arrive around 7pm, and the gathering starts at 7:30 with 45-minute to one-hour presentation. Topics range from unusual instruments and music styles to hands-on “How to Play a (ukulele, harmonica or whatever)”, to historical demonstrations and presentations.

We break for snacks and conversation in the dining room, and reconvene for the Song Swap.

The Song Swap is like an open-mike, except that the room doesn’t need a microphone. It’s a safe environment; a lot of people make their first public performance here. Every month has a theme, but it’s not strict  :{D  .  It’s a great place to share what you’ve been practicing, or for old pros to try out new material.

After that we break up into small groups – like singers, instrumental jammers, and talkers. That goes till almost midnight.

Sometimes even that’s not enough, and folks decide to go out for a late-night snack.