Eisteddfod-NY logo designed by Howard Glasser

Eisteddfod - NY
A Festival of Traditional Music

November 14-16, 2008

at The Renaissance Charter School, 35-59 81st St, Jackson Heights, Queens, NYC 11372

(Easily reached from Times Square and Grand Central by No. 7 subway)
(By car, Triboro or Whitestone Bridges to nearby I-278. See parking information )
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What is the Eisteddfod? Performers Emcees Schedule Sponsors Marketplace Advertising Information Directions Housing Pricing Volunteering
Performers (alphabetical order) 
Download a flier pdf (31K)

Schedule Outline -
view Complete 2008 Tentative Schedule  ... download printable schedule (pdf, 1M)

The Eisteddfod will offer a variety of workshops that range from "mini-concerts" to illustrated panel discussions to hands-on demonstrations and participatory open mics and singarounds. Bring your instruments and voices!  On Saturday there will also be a Hardanger Fiddle Master Class with Toby Weinberg (special registration required), Folklore Sessions, and a Free Family concert.

Friday 14 November

Saturday 15 November

Sunday 16 November

view Complete 2008 Tentative Schedule

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Festival Marketplace

The Marketplace will offer CDs etc. from the performers and others, plus a variety of crafts and information on local organizations.

Audrey Adler-Rosner. T-shirts (Sunday only)
Celtic Beat (Joanne & Art Ketchen). Celtic Jewelry and much more
Folk Music Society of New York - Benefit Stall. All items donated will be sold to benefit the Society.
Katie Puppets. Take home a new friend!
Khmer Crafts and Spices from Cambodia, made by landmine victims and other disadvantaged folk.
Fran Mandeville. traditional cigar box instruments.
New York Revels. Merchandise and tickets for this year's performance - see www.nyrevels.org
Tashi Chodron. Delicious Tibetan food.
Snacks will be available too.
Note: Please bring cash and/or checkbooks - not all our vendors take credit cards! Thank you.

If you are interested in taking part, send an email

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Advertise in the Souvenir Program Book

Every Eisteddfod-NY attendee will receive a copy of our Souvenir Program Book, which contains details of the performers, schedule, and more. The deadline for inclusion is 4 November 2008. Full payment must accompany copy. Send check made out to FMSNY to Heather Wood, 444 West 54th Street #7, New York NY 10019. For inquiries or questions, please send an email.  Advertising order form (MS-Word, 35K)

Display Ad Rates

Ad Size Cost Width Height
Full Page $100 4-5/8" 7-3/4"
Half Page $50 4-5/8" 3-3/4"
Quarter Page $25 2-1/4" 3-3/4"
Eighth Pagae $13 2-1/4" 1-3/4"
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 Buy tickets online (small service charge applies):  non-members;  members

Early-Bird Special (Deadline, October 31 passed)

  General Public Members of Sponsoring
and Supporting Organizations
All-Festival Pass $60 $50
Kids under 9 free. Kids 9-18, students 22 and under, limited income: half the above prices. 

At the Door

  General Public Members of Sponsoring
and Supporting Organizations
All-Festival Pass $85 $75
Saturday only (including concert) $50 $45
Sunday only (including concert) $40 $35
Concert only (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, each) $25 $20
Workshops only (Saturday) $25 $20
Workshops only (Sunday) $20 $15
Family Concert (Saturday 12:30 am-1:30pm) Free Free
Kids under 9 free. Kids 9-18, students 22 and under, limited income: half the above admission prices. .
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Volunteers are needed to host/monitor individual presentations, assist with hospitality for performers and volunteers, and conduct other tasks necessary to keep the festival moving smoothly.   As a volunteer, 6 hours of work entitles you to free admission to the entire festival, and 3 hours of work entitles you to free admission on that day.  You can also get free breakfast and lunch at the festival, and will be welcome at the post-festival party with performers and staff.

If you are interested, please email for details

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Sponsored by:

The Folk Music Society of New York., Inc. / New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club,
444 West 54th St #7, New York NY 10019
The Renaissance Charter School, 35-59 81st St, Jackson Heights, Queens,
and assisting organizations
Branford Folk Music Society; Borderline Folk Music Society; Children’s Music Network; Country Dance & Song Society; Folk Project, NJ;  Folk Song Soc. of Greater Boston; Folklore Society of Greater WashingtonHurdy-Gurdy Folk Music Network; Long Island Traditional Music Assn. (LITMA); and N.Y. Revels, Inc.
Some funding for this event has been provided by the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
We greatfully acknowledge the assistance of State Senator John Sabini and State Assemblyman Jose Peralta

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If you would like to be added to our e-mail list and be updated on developments on an ongoing basis, send us your e-mail address
Questions? send an email or, if necessary, Phone: (718) 426-8555 or (212) 957-8386.

Press and Media Information

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The Renaissance Charter School is at 35-59 81st Street in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY 11372.
(between 35th and 37th Avenues)

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Here is a list of area motels, etc . We will try to find housing with volunteers if we can. Please inquire by email, with basic information such as your contact details, number of people, allergies to pets, etc.

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