Rhode Island Pub Sing

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

Join us every 2nd and 4th for songs, pizza, beer, and good company. This is not a performance, but an open, social singing event. We primarily sing old folk songs with choruses (or "joiny inny" parts) from memory. All are welcome to lead sing along or lead a song.

Join our facebook group 'Rhode Island Pub Sings' to stay informed about other local social singing events.

Cameron DeWhitt & Jake Blount / The Vox Hunters

(house show - email us for address), Providence, Rhode Island

Come join Cameron DeWhitt w/Jake Blount for an evening of old time music in Providence, RI, with special guests The Vox Hunters!

Where: 95 Carrington Ave When: Wednesday, April 24 Potluck 7pm Music 8pm $$$: Sliding scale suggested donation $10-20

Cameron DeWhitt is a clawhammer banjoist and Old Time musician living in Portland, Oregon. He hosts the weekly podcast Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends, which features conversations and musical collaborations with today’s most influential traditional musicians, like Jake Blount, Paul Brown, Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones, Gailanne Amundsen, John Reischman, Ken Perlman, Adam Hurt, and Spencer & Rains. As an interviewer, Cameron balances an effusive curiosity for the potential of traditional music with a dogged respect for its origins. Serving as audience surrogate, Cameron asks illuminating questions to Old Time's best and brightest while telling the larger story of the tradition's modern era. And with over 100 episodes released and no signs of slowing, Get Up in the Cool is quickly becoming one of the largest available archives of new Old Time recordings.

Joining Cameron on his NE tour is Jake Blount, a fiddler, banjoist, singer and scholar based in Takoma Park, MD. He has studied with modern masters of old-time music, including Bruce Molsky, Judy Hyman (of the Horse Flies), and Rhiannon Giddens and Hubby Jenkins (of the GRAMMY-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops). He centers and venerates his racial and ethnic heritage through his approach to music and its history. In 2016, Blount became the first Black person to make the finals at the prestigious Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, WV, and the first to win in the traditional band category. In the following year, he received his B.A. in Ethnomusicology from Hamilton College and released his debut EP, “Reparations,” with award-winning fiddler Tatiana Hargreaves. He has since shared his music and research at the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA and numerous other museums, colleges and universities. He recently released a CD and toured Scandinavia with the Moose Whisperers, his decorated old-time string band, and opened several shows for MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Rhiannon Giddens.

Rhode Island Pub Sing

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

Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday for songs, pizza, beer, and good company. This is not a performance, but an open, social singing event. We primarily sing old folk songs with choruses (or "joiny inny" parts) from memory. All are welcome to lead sing along or lead a song.

Join our facebook group 'Rhode Island Pub Sings' to stay informed about other local social singing events.

Contra dance (with Trip the Light Fantastic)

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South Side Community Center/Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island, 393 Broad Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02907

Providence, Rhode Island - Community Dance - South Side: Dances at the South Side Community Center/Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island, 393 Broad St, Providence, RI 02907. Admission: $8 General and $6 Seniors. Partner not needed - Beginners welcomed. 7:30pm to 10:30pm. More information: provcomedance@gmail.com - Web site: https://www.facebook.com/Providence-Community-Dance-467503443374424/.

Old Time Lounge

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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.

Contra dance (with Trip the Light Fantastic)

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First Church In Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130

Boston Gender Free Contra Dance for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Folks and Friends!

Live music All dances taught Beginners encouraged—come early! No partner necessary Any sexual orientation and gender expression is welcome For role identification we use Larks (L for the person on the left) and Ravens (R for the person on the right) These Dances are Fragrance free

Dances normally run 7:30 to 10:30pm. The fee is sliding scale: $5 - $15. We do pass a bucket for our live music fund, and you can ask the person at the door about sponsoring future dances.

With occasional exceptions we alway dance on the 2nd and 4th Saturday.

Come enjoy a fun evening of gender free Contra Dancing!

Caller: Tavi Merrill

Music: Trip The Light Fantastic- Alex Cummings (keyboard), Benedict Gagliardi (concertina), Armand Aromin (fiddle)

Bring clean shoes to change into that will move smoothly along the wooden floor.

This dance is fragrance free. Fragrances cause some dancers discomfort and illness, so please do not wear perfume/cologne, personal care products or clothing that are scented with fragrances.

Admission is $5 to $12 sliding scale, or pay what you can. Free for children 12 and under.

For more information on this and other dances in our series, see our web site, http://www.lcfd.org/jp/.

Rhode Island Pub Sing

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

Join us every 2nd and 4th for songs, pizza, beer, and good company. This is not a performance, but an open, social singing event. We primarily sing old folk songs with choruses (or "joiny inny" parts) from memory. All are welcome to lead sing along or lead a song.

Join our facebook group 'Rhode Island Pub Sings' to stay informed about other local social singing events.

Contra dance (with Trip the Light Fantastic)

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Masonic Hall in Porter Square, 1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

1st and 3rd Sunday Contra Dances BIDA hosts a contra dance on the first and third Sunday of every month at the Masonic Hall in Porter Square, Cambridge, MA. These run 7:30-10:30 and cost $5-$15 (sliding scale).

If you've never contra danced before and you come to the 7pm beginner's workshop, or you bring someone who hasn't, we'll give you a free pass for a future dance.

All our dances are gender-free (Larks / Ravens calling) unless advertised otherwise.

https://www.bidadance.org/