Earth Day Celebration with Patrick Hutchinson

Grace Note Farm, 969 Jackson Schoolhouse Road , Pascoag, Rhode Island 02859

Earth Day Celebration April 11th - Patrick Hutchinson with the Vox Hunters

Patrick Hutchinson is an internationally recognized performer and teacher of the Irish uilleann pipes, with nearly forty years of experience and an eclectic repertoire that encompasses both the traditional and the experimental. He grew up in Liverpool where he had his first lessons on the tin whistle, but learned to play the pipes in Canada, a student of the well-loved Toronto piper and teacher Chris Langan. He twice won the All-Ireland title in Uilleann Pipes Slow Airs, twenty-two years apart, most recently in 2014 in Sligo. He teaches pipes for the Comhaltas Boston Music School.

Hailing from the great state of Rhode Island, Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi are seekers and singers of old songs, cultivators of local music, and chronic multi-instrumentalists. They are touted as strong tradition-bearers in their generation, and their genuine affinity for the music is evident in the emotion they draw from it. With a pair of oft-harmonizing voices tastefully garnished with fiddle, free-reeds, and tenor guitar, The Vox Hunters offer an all-natural connection to the living tradition of folk music. Their three mantras are: “Sing Local”, “Sing Often”, and “Roger Williams for President”.

All will performing indoors in the Farm's Great Room at Grace Note Farm.

This is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Celebrate the wonders of the natural world with us. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-earth-day-with-music-tickets-91316721773

Atwater-Donnelly & The Vox Hunters

Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St, Cumberland, RI 02864

Atwater~Donnelly and The Vox Hunters

Call in your reservations for our April 11 show with Atwater~Donnelly and The Vox Hunters to 401-725-9272.

Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly return for a special concert joined by The Vox Hunters! Always an engaging concert of traditional American and Celtic American folk songs, a cappella pieces, hymns, poetry, dance tunes, and original works. Elwood and Aubrey blend unusual harmonies and play guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, Irish tin whistle, harmonica, old-time banjo, bones, limberjacks and other musical surprises. Their performance is appealing to all ages offering a highly-relaxed stage presence. Add the Vox Hunters and you'll enjoy a great night of music filled with humor and chances for audience participation.

Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi are musically bound by a shared love of traditional Irish music as well as an eclectic and ever-growing amalgam of songs both inside and far outside the realm of folk music. Combining Aromin's multifaceted fiddle playing, Gagliardi's self-developed concertina style, and a pair of complementary voices, The Vox Hunters will present their exciting repertoire of driving dance tunes blended with an unorthodox collection of interesting songs. They are touted as strong tradition-bearers in their generation, and their genuine affinity for the music is evident in the emotion they draw from it. Their three mantras are: “Sing Local,” “Sing Often,” and “Roger Williams for President.”

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge http://www.riverfolk.org/events-tickets/

$18.00 ahead / $20.00 at the door

Rhode Island Pub Sing (CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

Flatbread Pizza, 161 Cushing Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906

Our pub sings are open, inclusive, casual social gatherings where we meet to sing traditional folk songs and patronize our lovely local Flatbread Pizza Company. We welcome a wide variety of songs whether they be bucolic or boozy, maritime or montane, pious or parodical; but we prefer songs that have catchy choruses, refrains, repeated lines, call and response parts or are otherwise "sing-a-long-able". We sing a cappella (sans backing instruments) and primarily from memory. We encourage all singers to break their technological dependencies and rely on brain power (or a personal written songbook) to the best of their ability rather than the zombifying smartphone screen. We find that knowing the lyrics beforehand allows you to better inhabit the song and likewise it makes you question, research, understand, and modify lyrics.

These are casual social gatherings (NOT performances) and all are welcome to join our harmonious camaraderie. If you have a song to sing, come lead it and we'll all join in. If you don't, you can sing along to a bounty of choruses. Come be a part of this thriving oral tradition!

Pub sings at Flatbread Pizza happen every 2nd and 4th Monday, unless otherwise noted. Check our Facebook Group ("Rhode Island Pub Sings") for cancellations and other local folk music goings-on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1575704726067388/

Old Time Lounge (CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

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Nick-A-Nee's, 75 South Street, Providence, Rhode Island

The Old Time Lounge is a monthly Intermediate/Advanced Old Time music session, occurring every third Sunday, hosted by your friendly Providencians Armand Aromin, Benedict Gagliardi, Michelle Kaminsky, and Alan Bradbury.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to maintain a setting that is intimate, groovy, and doesn't risk getting out of hand and distracting from the melody of the tune, we are making this INVITE-ONLY for percussionists. If the session seems to be getting too big for its britches, we may have people rotate as to maintain said intimacy. This is Old Time Lounge, not Old Time Orchestra! Oh, and please be considerate of other merry-makers around you and don't be a stupid jerk!

Q: Old Time music! Does that mean I can play Irish music all night? A: Save for tunes that are commonly found in both types of music, or the occasional diversion, you may want to find yourself an Irish session, unless you enjoy sore disappointment.

Q: I play DADGAD guitar, but it looks like there's already one here. What do I do? A: First, that other guitarist is playing in standard, so kindly re-tune your guitar. Then, introduce yourself to the present guitar player/s and take turns accompanying the tunes. If you're learning the chords to the tune, watch the accompanist and play oh, so softly. Like, way softer than you think you should. You are learning the chords after all. And for Pete's sake, don't play your cool hip chords unless the other accompanists are in agreement!

Q: Hey, man, I've been waiting and there are too many guitar players here. I want my turn! A: Here's a lifehack for you: learn to pick the melody.

Q: It's been 10 minutes. Why are you still playing this goddamned tune I don't know? A: Sorry, I was busy enjoying this tune so much that I didn't hear you when you asked 8 minutes ago. You probably know it at this point, so try to figure it out and enjoy it with us, otherwise, you can record it and learn it for next time!

Q: I'm a percussionist and while I fully understand that djembe doesn't quite work in Old Time music, I'd still like to get involved. A: Well, my friend, if you'd like to get into the percussive aspect of Old Time music, then I suggest you pick up your feet, head to YouTube, and search for some flat-footing or clogging steps.

Rhode Island Pub Sing (CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

Flatbread Company, 161 Cushing Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Our pub sings are open, inclusive, casual social gatherings where we meet to sing traditional folk songs and patronize our lovely local Flatbread Pizza Company. We welcome a wide variety of songs whether they be bucolic or boozy, maritime or montane, pious or parodical; but we prefer songs that have catchy choruses, refrains, repeated lines, call and response parts or are otherwise "sing-a-long-able". We sing a cappella (sans backing instruments) and primarily from memory. We encourage all singers to break their technological dependencies and rely on brain power (or a personal written songbook) to the best of their ability rather than the zombifying smartphone screen. We find that knowing the lyrics beforehand allows you to better inhabit the song and likewise it makes you question, research, understand, and modify lyrics.

These are casual social gatherings (NOT performances) and all are welcome to join our harmonious camaraderie. If you have a song to sing, come lead it and we'll all join in. If you don't, you can sing along to a bounty of choruses. Come be a part of this thriving oral tradition!

Pub sings at Flatbread Pizza happen every 2nd and 4th Monday, unless otherwise noted. Check our Facebook Group ("Rhode Island Pub Sings") for cancellations and other local folk music goings-on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1575704726067388/

Rhode Island Pub Sing (CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

Flatbread Pizza, 161 Cushing Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906

Our pub sings are open, inclusive, casual social gatherings where we meet to sing traditional folk songs and patronize our lovely local Flatbread Pizza Company. We welcome a wide variety of songs whether they be bucolic or boozy, maritime or montane, pious or parodical; but we prefer songs that have catchy choruses, refrains, repeated lines, call and response parts or are otherwise "sing-a-long-able". We sing a cappella (sans backing instruments) and primarily from memory. We encourage all singers to break their technological dependencies and rely on brain power (or a personal written songbook) to the best of their ability rather than the zombifying smartphone screen. We find that knowing the lyrics beforehand allows you to better inhabit the song and likewise it makes you question, research, understand, and modify lyrics.

These are casual social gatherings (NOT performances) and all are welcome to join our harmonious camaraderie. If you have a song to sing, come lead it and we'll all join in. If you don't, you can sing along to a bounty of choruses. Come be a part of this thriving oral tradition!

Pub sings at Flatbread Pizza happen every 2nd and 4th Monday, unless otherwise noted. Check our Facebook Group ("Rhode Island Pub Sings") for cancellations and other local folk music goings-on: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1575704726067388/

Old Time Lounge (CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

 —  —

Nick-A-Nee's, 75 South Street, Providence, Rhode Island

The Old Time Lounge is a monthly Intermediate/Advanced Old Time music session, occurring every third Sunday, hosted by your friendly Providencians Armand Aromin, Benedict Gagliardi, Michelle Kaminsky, and Alan Bradbury.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to maintain a setting that is intimate, groovy, and doesn't risk getting out of hand and distracting from the melody of the tune, we are making this INVITE-ONLY for percussionists. If the session seems to be getting too big for its britches, we may have people rotate as to maintain said intimacy. This is Old Time Lounge, not Old Time Orchestra! Oh, and please be considerate of other merry-makers around you and don't be a stupid jerk!

Q: Old Time music! Does that mean I can play Irish music all night? A: Save for tunes that are commonly found in both types of music, or the occasional diversion, you may want to find yourself an Irish session, unless you enjoy sore disappointment.

Q: I play DADGAD guitar, but it looks like there's already one here. What do I do? A: First, that other guitarist is playing in standard, so kindly re-tune your guitar. Then, introduce yourself to the present guitar player/s and take turns accompanying the tunes. If you're learning the chords to the tune, watch the accompanist and play oh, so softly. Like, way softer than you think you should. You are learning the chords after all. And for Pete's sake, don't play your cool hip chords unless the other accompanists are in agreement!

Q: Hey, man, I've been waiting and there are too many guitar players here. I want my turn! A: Here's a lifehack for you: learn to pick the melody.

Q: It's been 10 minutes. Why are you still playing this goddamned tune I don't know? A: Sorry, I was busy enjoying this tune so much that I didn't hear you when you asked 8 minutes ago. You probably know it at this point, so try to figure it out and enjoy it with us, otherwise, you can record it and learn it for next time!

Q: I'm a percussionist and while I fully understand that djembe doesn't quite work in Old Time music, I'd still like to get involved. A: Well, my friend, if you'd like to get into the percussive aspect of Old Time music, then I suggest you pick up your feet, head to YouTube, and search for some flat-footing or clogging steps.

Folk Music Society of NY Spring Weekend

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Hudson Valley Resort, 400 Granite Road, Kerhonkson, NY 12446

http://folkmusicny.org/weekends.html

FMSNY weekends are a great opportunity to sing, jam, learn, hang out, and generally enjoy good music in good company in great surroundings. You do not have to be a performer to enjoy the weekend — anyone who is interested in hearing folk music of all kinds will have a great time.

Full or partial scholarships are available to help with costs at all our weekends. Deadline for Spring Weekend scholarship applications is Friday April 10, 2020. And if you have not attended any of the last three weekends, you are entitled to a $100 discount. Just note it on your registration form.

Spring Weekend: May 22-25 at the Hudson Valley Resort. Workshops, concerts, camper concert, jams, sings, dance, etc. Note: Pricing information will be available in mid-March

We will be joining Chris Koldeway, Lisa Preston, John Roberts, and of course Don Wade (the capable sound guy!) https://chriskoldewey.com/index.html http://johnrobertsmusic.com/ http://www.minstrelrecords.com/