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Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc.

Fall Weekend / Eisteddfod - 2011

A Festival of Traditional Music
November 4-6, 2011
at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, Kerhonkson, NY 12446

 Tentative Schedule (pdf format) 

The Eisteddfod Award * A FAQ sheet for 2011

This is combined with the Folk Music Society's Fall Weekend.  FMSNY Weekend FAQs, ...Children at weekends FAQs

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Eisteddfod-NY this year is proud to host traditional music and song from Brittany, England, the Georgian Republic, Hawaii, Macedonia, Scotland, Serbia, Turkey, Wales, and of course America — Appalachia, New York State, and more — along with contemporary songs, sea shanties, Gospel and Sacred Harp, and blues. There will be a contra dance, plus workshops on clogging and Breton dances. As always, there are plenty of opportunities for everyone to play and/or sing in the participatory workshops and informal jams. Come listen, come play and sing, come learn.

2011 Performers ... performer information page

Free Event!

Traditional and Historical Songs of New York State — the stories behind the songs of real New Yorkers from days gone by

Presented by Dave Ruch. Sunday 6 November, 11:00 a.m. – noon

This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Speakers in the Humanities program.
preliminary flier
download 2011 flyer  (pdf, 250K) including weekend registration form
  • Alice Backer
  • Joy Bennett
  • Ralph Boddington
  • Claire Boucher
  • Matt Brown
  • Martha Burns
  • Andy Cohen
  • Dennis Cook
  • Judy Cook
  • Christine Cooper
  • Jerry Epstein
  • Jean Farnworth
  • Alan Friend
  • Howard Glasser
  • Dave Harvey
  • Chris Koldewey
  • Carl Linich
  • Bob Malenky
  • Evy Mayer
  • Caroline Paton
  • Rob Paton
  • Anne Price
  • John Roberts
  • Dave Ruch
  • Steve Suffet
  • Zeliha Temren
  • Heather Wood
  • Olga Zaric
  • John Ziv
  • . . . and more TBA
Can you help us by posting or giving out flyers?  
Print them from the download available above or E-mail us with your mailing address and we'll send you what you prefer.
Pictures from past years: Reviews Historical information
David Diamond's pictures from  2011
Kehern Barbour's Pictures from 2010
David Diamond's Pictures from 2010 - Picassa Album
Clarice Kjerulff's Pictures from 2009
Marlene Castro's Fri. night Photos from 2008 festival
Tricia West's photos from 2008 festival
Comments from Past Years
Queens Buzz article on 2008 Festival (with photos)
Times Herald 2010 announcement
Christine Cooper review from 2011

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2011 Ticket Prices

tickets are available either with accomodations (blue section) or without (purple section).
NEW Note: through several generous donations, we are offering a very reduced group "friends" rate for group reservations by those age 21 through 35.  
These "friends" rates are for the entire festival including all all programs, lodging, hotel facilities, and meals Friday dinner through Sunday Lunch.  See the  yellow section below.

2011 Prices per person, including all programs, lodging, hotel facilities, and meals Friday dinner through Sunday Lunch Members of Sponsoring and Supporting Organizations General Admission
Double Room (per person) $335
3 in a room (per person) $290
single rooms $435
Kids 5 and under in room with 2 adults  Free
Kids 6-12 in room with 2 adults (per person) $80
Kids 13-17 in room with 2 adults (per person)
Full-time Student 17-22 (per person in double room)
Special Group "friends" weekend rate for groups of 3 or more age 21-35, registering as a group:  in triple rooms @ $150 ea;  in double rooms @ $180 ea
One-day Rates with accommodation and meals
Either Friday dinner through Saturday lunch or Saturday dinner through Sunday lunch
2011 Prices per person, including all programs, lodging, hotel facilities, and meals for one day as noted above Members of Sponsoring and Supporting Organizations General Admission
Double Room (per person) $170
3 in a room (per person) $150
single rooms $220
Kids 5 and under in room with 2 adults  Free
Kids 6-12 in room with 2 adults (per person) $40
Kids 13-17 in room with 2 adults(per person)
Full-time Student 17-22 (per person in double room)
2011 Prices per person for festival admission only, no meals or lodging Members of Sponsoring and Supporting Organizations General Admission
All-Festival Pass $110 $120
Friday (Concert only) $25 $30
Saturday  (all day including concert) $65
Saturday evening (concert + dance only) $25 $30
Sunday  (all day including concert) $45 $50
Kids, accompanied by adult: under 9 free. 9-18 and  students 22 and under, half the above admission prices.   Please contact us for detailed kids' meal prices.
2011 Meals
Must be booked in advance with the hotel (Toll free: 888-9HUDSON, Phone: 845-626-8888)
  • Breakfast: $12
  • Lunch: $15
  • Dinner: $20
  • Day tickets will be available at the door.

    How to order tickets:
    For weekend tickets, you can download a flyer including weekend lodging registration form.  
    You can order tickets online from Eventbrite (processing charge applies):

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    Approximate Schedule Outline - Subject to change   

    Here's how we arrange the Eisteddfod program: we contact performers, ask them so make suggestions, then try to work out who will do what and with whom.

    Our overall endeavor is to have some workshops that are participatory (for example, songs with choruses, old-time jamming; some workshops that cover a particular area or type of music (blues, Sacred Harp, Scotland, etc.); and some that are "mini-concerts' so people can get a taste of what individual performers do. There is also a campers' concert, for which anyone can sign up to perform.

    In the past, we've had some great synergy between performers — people who had never met before but found community in their music.

    We hope that everyone who comes will take the chance to play, sing, and learn.

    new! Tentative Schedule (pdf format) new!

    Friday, November 4:

    • Dinner: 6:30 p.m.
    • Staff Concert: 8:00 – 10:30 p.m.
    • Informal Jamming 10:45 p.m. to whenever

    Saturday, November 5:

    • Breakfast: 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
    • Workshops: 9:00 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.
    • Lunch: 12:30 p.m. – 1: 50 p.m.
    • Workshops and Camper Concert: 2:00 – 5:45 p.m.
    • Dinner: 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
    • Staff Concert: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
    • Dancing for All: 9:40 – 11:00 p.m.
    • Informal Jamming: 11:00 p.m. to whenever

    Sunday, November 6:

    • Breakfast: 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
    • Workshops: 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    • Lunch: 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
    • Staff Concert: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m

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    Festival Marketplace and Silent Auction

    The Marketplace will offer CDs etc. from the performers and others, plus information on local organizations. We also hold a Silent Auction to benefit our Scholarship Fund.

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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 10 days before the festival. 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

    Display Ad Rates

    Ad Size Cost Width Height
    Full Page $120 4-5/8" 7-3/4"
    Half Page $60 4-5/8" 3-3/4"
    Quarter Page $30 2-1/4" 3-3/4"
    Eighth Page $15 2-1/4" 1-3/4"
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    If you are interested, please email 

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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
    and the following co-operating organizations:
    Borderline Folk Music Club, NY
    Branford Folk Music Society, CT
    Folk Alliance International, TN
    Folk Music Society of Huntington, NY
    The Folk Project, NJ
    The Folk Song Society of Greater Boston, MA
    Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club, NJ
    New York Revels, NYC
    People's Music Network
    Sounding Board, CT
    More to be announced  

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    A FAQ page for 2011.
    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?  phone: 917-279-7546.

    Press and Media Information

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    Hudson Valley Resort and Spa;  (845) 626-8888   map
    400 Granite Road, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, NY 12446-3552

    We will endeavor to arrange shared rides from NYC

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