• November 16, 2013 · 8:00 PM
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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

Fairport Convention







Kirk plays the tin whistle with Jared in Barker Valley.

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  • Lynne P.

    Fun to sing, learn some new songs and be with great musicians.

    2 · November 20, 2013

    • Mark R

      Thanks! It was great meeting and playing with you, too.

      November 20, 2013

  • Angela

    I'm sorry I can't make it tonight. Have fun tonight!

    November 16, 2013

  • Mark R

    Since Alex RSVP'd and my friend stayed up too late last night, it'll just be me for me. :-)

    1 · November 16, 2013

    • Helene D.

      You for you is wonderful. :)

      1 · November 16, 2013

  • Mark R

    I'll be bringing two people, but for some reason Meetup won't let me change my RSVP to reflect this. Looking forward to seeing you all and having a musical good time!

    November 11, 2013

    • Alexandar H.

      Actually, I'm one of the people Mark's bringing. I'd have RSVPed if I knew he needed me to.

      November 13, 2013

    • Helene D.

      We're good. It's good if you rsvp too.

      November 13, 2013

  • Helene D.

    Space is very limited, musicians only please!

    November 11, 2013

  • Michael P.

    When will be given the exact address?



    November 11, 2013

    • Helene D.

      You must be a member of the Left Bank to see the address. Please sign up on our site.

      November 11, 2013

    • Helene D.

      I see that you already signed up. Are you having trouble seeing the address?

      November 11, 2013

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