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Folk Music NYC celebrates, supports and carries on the traditions of folk music of all flavors, presenting concerts, musical get-togethers, singing parties, musical weekends and classes. Folk Music NYC is sponsored by the Folk Music Society of New York, Inc. / New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club. The club is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational corporation, an affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society of America run by a volunteer Board of Directors.

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The Landmark Tavern 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan

The Landmark Tavern

The Landmark Tavern's Irish Traditional Music Session led by Don Meade, and co-sponsored by the Folk Music Society of NY.
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Martin Carthy, in concert - streaming live from England!

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Martin Carthy is under the weather with a cold. The Jan 8th concert has been rescheduled for the following Saturday, Jan. 15th, same time, 3:00PM EST.

If you've already purchased you ticket on Eventbrite, you have already received notice, and your ticket is still good.

If you still need a ticket, get it here: https://fmsny-carthy.eventbrite.com/MARTIN CARTHY, MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire), English folk singer and guitarist, emerged as a young musician in the early days of the folk revival. He has remained one of the most influential figures in British traditional music, inspiring contemporaries such as Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, and later artists such as Richard Thompson.

We are partnering with Falcon House Concerts, Old Songs, Folk Song Society of Greater Boston, and Folk Song Greater Washington to present this not-to-be-missed concert, streaming live from England.

Tickets $10: fmsny-carthy.eventbrite.com

CANCELLED: Katie Naplatarski with Donie Carroll AND Dan & Bonnie Milner

Sorry folks! Omicron/Covid changes our plans again. This concert is cancelled.

Peoples' Voice Cafe presents Katie Naplatarski with Donie Carroll plus Dan & Bonnie Milner (co-sponsored by the Folk Music Society of NY)

Katie Whyte Naplatarski sings "Songs of Longing and Belonging", a selection of old and new American, English, and Irish ballads and folk songs. Through songs sung with simplicity and heart, Katie gives voice to the eternal longing for love, land, justice and home. A member of the Sunnyside Singers Club, Katie will be accompanied by club founder and renowned singer and guitatist, Donie Carroll and violinist Todd Rogers. Katie is a community activist, singer and former teacher from the Greenpoint neighborhood of northern Brooklyn.

Dan Milner, born into an Irish family, first heard traditional ballads sung by his father, William Milner of Birmingham, England. At the age of 16, he was introduced to maritime songs by his elder brother, Liam Milner. Dan lived in three countries--England, Ireland, and Canada--before moving to New York. He has sung at many major festivals in Europe and America, and has made five CDs, including the Indie-nominated Irish Pirate Ballads (Smithsonian Folkways, 2009). His latest book is The Unstoppable Irish: Songs and Integration of the New York Irish (Notre Dame Press, 2019). Dan Milner

Native New Englander Bonnie Milner has been singing all her life, most notably as a member of the highly acclaimed all-woman maritime group, The Johnson Girls, and with her husband, Dan Milner. Bonnie's specialty in maritime songs was sparked by hearing shanties sung at South Street Seaport and Mystic Seaport museums, and carried further by her acquaintance with the last working tall-ship shantyman, Stan Hugill, who exhorted her to "“keep these ditties alive." She took him at his word by putting together presentations on maritime music for audiences of all ages throughout North America and Europe. The Johnson Girls

The Peoples' Voice Cafe location and pricing
PVC is now located in the Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall at 239 Thompson Street, New York NY 10012, between West 3rd & West 4th Streets. It is not in the main church sanctuary.
Doors open 7:15pm. Shows begin at 8:00pm promptly.
Capacity is temporarily limited to 70.
You must be fully vaccinated against covid-19. Masks are required.
No children under 12 years of age admitted.

Suggested donation $20. Peoples' Voice Cafe subscribers, FMSNY members (for co-sponsored events), Judson members, students, or youth $12. No one turned away for lack of money.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE As of now, the Peoples' Voice Cafe hopes to go ahead with the remainder of our current in-person schedule as long as (1) New York City, New York State, or Judson Memorial Church does not require us to close; (2) the artists are willing to perform; and (3) a sufficient number of people are willing to volunteer. We will, of course, continuously monitor the situation.

The Landmark Tavern 626 11th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan

The Landmark Tavern

The Landmark Tavern's Irish Traditional Music Session led by Don Meade, and co-sponsored by the Folk Music Society of NY.
The Landmark Tavern[masked]th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan, .

Past events (1,476)

Shanty Sing

Snug Harbor Cultural Center

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