Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc.
Fall Weekend / Eisteddfod - 2011
A Festival of Traditional Music
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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.
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|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
Queens Buzz article on 2008 Festival (with photos)
Times Herald 2010 announcement
Christine Cooper review from 2011
tickets are available either with accomodations (blue section) or without (purple section).
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.
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.
Friday, November 4:
Saturday, November 5:
Sunday, November 6:
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
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
If you are interested, please email
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.
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