Our Own Little Folk Band!
The Left Bank has its own little folk band. We rehearse on Saturday nights at a tiny private house in Balboa, approximately every three weeks. What kind of music do we like? Folk, medieval, Renaissance, Celtic, Andes, Gypsy jazz, bluegrass, activism, experimental--a mix of acoustic stuff. We alternate improvisation and repertoire. At every jam you may bring a couple of songs of your choice, with lyrics, chords and 10 copies. We're also interested in combining music and nature--hiking with our instruments, playing on branches, stones, and creating our own sounds. We're looking for singers and acoustic instruments: guitars, lutes, banjos, harps, flutes, tin whistles, harmonicas, cellos, bass, viola de gamba, violins, fiddles, mandolins, tambourines, medieval instruments, percussions, winds, keyboards.... You don't have to be an expert musician to join. Just have a good ear, basic music/chord reading skills and a love for acoustic music! Space is limited, neighbors are close: please don't bring your tuba, full drum set or bunch of friends.
Cost: FREE. You may bring your own bottle or something to share. Please be respectful of the resident's home.
Here are a few examples of music we enjoy (click on titles):
Lamento di Tristan e Rotta
Helene and Herbert's duet at the Tower of Songs
Kirk plays the tin whistle with Jared in Barker Valley.