What we're about

Hang out and swap folk music, play, and sing. We will keep the locale somewhere in/near Newton, check for the exact location, but people from elsewhere are welcome. Some members just sing, others play instruments: guitars, banjo, flute, recorder, and ukulele have all appeared. We sometimes use "Rise Up Singing" as a source (We have several of the larger print "Leader's Editions") as well as songs (bring multiple copies, please) that people wish to try out with the group. We prefer copies with chord notations throughout the song or actual sheet music. We informally take turns suggesting a song, and usually leading it. So, you should be able to sing/play it for others so they can hear it before we try it together, and it's best if you work out the chords or any preferred transpositions ahead of time. We are currently meeting on Sundays from 4-6 P.M., every two weeks, put $1 in the jar when you come. Both traditional, as well as more contemporary tunes are sung: A list of songs we have done together recently can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/newton-center-folk-music/home.

Upcoming events (5)

Newton Center Folk Music Meetup

Online event

$1.00

We sing both traditional and more contemporary songs, sometimes from “Rise Up Singing” and sometimes from other sources. Check out our previous repertoire here: https://sites.google.com/view/newton-center-folk-music/home Since we are meeting by video conference, the format will be a little different from that of our in-person events. Each of us will have an opportunity to sing/play a song that we’ve prepared for the group, if we wish to do so. The rest of us can sing/play along with our microphones muted. (Unfortunately, the delays inherent in Internet audio transmission make it impossible to sing together as a group in real-time.) As always, all voices and instruments are welcome. If you have any questions or problems with the video link, please feel free to e-mail the organizers.

Newton Center Folk Music Meetup

Elliot's house

$1.00

Starts at 4 PM: We sing both traditional and more contemporary songs. Bring several copies of music you would like to do with the group if you wish, as well as a copy of "Rise Up Singing" if you have one. Instruments, singers all welcome. Music stands turn out to be handy, We take turns choosing music to play/sing..be prepared to lead the song if you wish to choose one. You can come 15 minutes early to tune or unpack if you wish.

Newton Center Folk Music Meetup

Elliot's house

$1.00

Starts at 4 PM: We sing both traditional and more contemporary songs. Bring several copies of music you would like to do with the group if you wish, as well as a copy of "Rise Up Singing" if you have one. Instruments, singers all welcome. Music stands turn out to be handy, We take turns choosing music to play/sing..be prepared to lead the song if you wish to choose one. You can come 15 minutes early to tune or unpack if you wish.

Newton Center Folk Music Meetup

Elliot's house

$1.00

Starts at 4 PM: We sing both traditional and more contemporary songs. Bring several copies of music you would like to do with the group if you wish, as well as a copy of "Rise Up Singing" if you have one. Instruments, singers all welcome. Music stands turn out to be handy, We take turns choosing music to play/sing..be prepared to lead the song if you wish to choose one. You can come 15 minutes early to tune or unpack if you wish.

Past events (39)

Newton Center Folk Music Meetup

Online event

$1.00

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