Irish Roots Cafe band at Dublin fest
Mike O'Laughlin, vocals, bodhran; Stevie Wilson Davis-fiddle, vocals; Megan Illidge-mandolin, vocals; Robert Koke-guitar, chorus
The worlds the largest 3 day Irish fest ! Set on 36 acres in Dublin, Ohio. 100,000 visitors expected. We play at the Ceili tent Friday & Saturday evenings 10:30-11:30 pm; T-shirts and CDs on hand... Performing old style and traditional song in the Irish and English language.https://www.facebook.com/events/303691529786717/
The Summer Hoot II
David Bromberg, John Cohen, Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer, Mike + Ruthy, Simi Stone, The Saints of Swing featuring Rene Bailey, The Revelers, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
Folk roots duo Mike + Ruthy present the Summer Hoot II, at The Ashokan Center’s 374-acre campus at 477 Beaver Kill Road, Olivebridge, NY. The down-home celebration of music, food and community will feature world class music from the great state of New York and beyond. In addition to continuous live music on two side-by-side stages The Summer Hoot offers children’s activities, local food & beer, handmade crafts, hiking, blacksmith demonstrations, a late night square dance and two short indoor film screenings. Gates open at 3 pm on Friday, August 22 and music begins at 6 pm. Festivities continue until Sunday, August 24 at 7 pm. The Hoot raises money for The Ashokan Center’s vital environmental education and natural history programs that run year-round.
Camping passes are $25. Limited on site lodging is available at http://homeofthehoot.com/tickets.html.
Weekend tickets are $60. At the gate weekend passes are $70, Friday admission is $25, Saturday is $40 and Sunday is $30. Volunteers and kids 12 and younger get in for free. To reserve tickets and guarantee admission please visit www.homeofthehoot.com. www.ashokancenter.orghomeofthehoot.com
Flatfoot/Buck Dance Intensive
Aubrey Atwater/Steve Green
Flatfoot/Buck Dance Intensive with Aubrey Atwater & Steve Green at The Ozark Folk Center Mountain View, AR September 5 & 6, 2014 In conjunction with the Folk Dance Days weekend, 7 hours of workshop sessions at the Ozark Folk Center in the charming country town of Mountain View, AR. Workshops will focus on bringing together the rhythms and sounds of buck dance and flatfoot technique in stepping that will bring your step dancing and clogging to the next level. Who should attend – Intermediate level cloggers, flatfoot dancers, and step dancers who want to take charge of their dancing. Participants can expect to: • Learn to use heel rocks, heel digs, and heel stutters to add interest to your sound • Find places for triplets in your stepping • Use the 4 count walking step as a part of steps you already know • Substitute the Buck basic for the clogging basic • Adapt your stepping to maximize movement or to stay on a 2 foot square dance board • Choose tunes that fit your dancing • Choose steps that fit a tune Cost – Covered by your weekend fee for Folk Dance Days. Early registration - $55.00 Register at www.ozarkfolkcenter.com 870-269-3851 Information – Steve Green 479-839-3454 Aubrey Atwater is an acclaimed multi-talented musician & step dancer from Rhode Island. She is a sought after performer across the US and England. www.atwater-donnelly.com Steve Green has taught southern mountain dance for 30 years at the Ozark Folk Center, several states, and in Ireland, England and Scotland. www.ozarkfootsong.comozarkfootsong.com
Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference
SWRFA Wants You!
The 14th Annual Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference will be in Austin, Texas, at the Holiday Inn, Austin-Midtown, on Sept 25 - 28, 2014. We have open mics, Official Showcases and In Room showcases, seminars and panels during the day on Friday and Saturday which address many facets of the music business - booking and tour planning, agents and managers, music law, the internet, getting airplay, studio know how, song sharing and discussion, wellness while on the road and looking for alternate ways to get our music to the world – such as in schools and films. We eat meals together and form wonderful new relationships and renew old ones. And we are certain to have FUN! Artists, managers, agents, venue operators as well as folks who come to listen enthusiastically are all encouraged to attend. Please join us this year!www.swfolkalliance.org
Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival
Andy Kenna, John Roberts, Jeff Warner, Cliff Haslam, and others
Every September, dozens of folk and sea music performers bring maritime folk music and song to downtown Portsmouth, NH. The 15th annual festival showcases music from the US, British Isles and Canada at venues in the Market Square area, including RiRa Irish Pub (22-26 Market Sq), and the Portsmouth Athenaeum (9 Market Sq). Performers in 2014 include Andy Kenna, John Roberts, Cliff Haslam, Dave Peloquin and more. A Saturday evening concert will be held at the First Methodist Church on Miller Ave. This is an all-ages event with audience participation strongly encouraged! Hours Sat. 10:00AM - 10PM, Sun. 1PM - 5:30PM. All events FREE; donations appreciated. For more, visit www.newenglandfolknetwork.org/pmff/.http://www.newenglandfolknetwork.org/pmff/
Acoustic Music Getaway
Dan Miller, Brad Davis, Tim May, Betse Ellis, David Harvey, Alan O'Bryant
The Acoustic Music Getaway is a weekend long event filled with workshops, jam sessions, and concert and good times! We will be offering workshops for guitar, mandolin, banjo and fiddle with some of the best instructors in the country. Our goal is to provide you with an environment where you can totally immerse yourself in your music without any distractions. You’ll be with top instructors and like-minded players who are looking to improve their playing while having fun! The weekend kicks off with workshops at 3:00 on Friday November 7th and wraps up at 3:00 on Sunday November 9th. The registration table will be open staring at noon of Friday and we’ll be there to answer any questions before the workshops begin. During our dinner on Saturday night, we will be announcing the winner of our Player’s Choice Flaptick Challenge. Immediately following dinner, there will be an Instructor Concert that you will not want to miss! The concert will also be open to the general public for a ticket price of $15. The cost of the weekend is $300 which includes: Five, 2 hour long workshops over the course of 3 days. Multiple jam sessions with and without instructors. Saturday boxed lunch and a sit-down buffet dinner. Saturday night instructor concert. A raffle and giveaways.www.acousticmusicgetaway.com