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Weekends

Our weekends are a great opportunity to sing, jam, learn, hang out, and generally enjoy good music in good company in great surroundings. You do not have to be a performer to enjoy the weekend — anyone who is interested in hearing folk music of all kinds will have a great time. General FAQs. Children at weekends FAQs.

Scholarships and Discounts

Note: Scholarships are available to help with costs at all our weekends. Download the Scholarship Information and Application (MS Word format) to apply. Deadline for Fall Weekend scholarship applications is Friday 14 September. And if you have not attended any of the last three weekends, you are entitled to a $100 discount. Just note it on your registration form.

We hold three weekends a year:
  • Fall: 26- 28 October 2018. At the Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon NY. Note: we have lowered the prices from last year!   Weekend flyer including registration form (pdf download)
  • Winter, 8 - 10 February 2019, At Honor's Haven Resort, Ellenville NY. Unstructured weekend of jamming, singing, and square dancing with caller Ray Taylor
  • Spring: Memorial Day weekend, Friday 24 – Monday 27 May, 2019. Location TBA. Workshops, concerts, camper concerts, jams, sings, dances, etc.

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Themes from a Hat
A great "mixer" that we sometimes use at our weekends.

Whether you come to every weekend, come occasionally, or have never tried it, please take our weekend survey.

Got Kids?
Spring and Fall we often offer kids' programs, such as a “petting zoo” where they can actually handle different instruments (fun for adults too!) and more. So bring the kids, grand-kids, etc., and encourage families you know to join us. See also the Children's FAQs.

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Fall Folk Music Weekend 26 - 28 October 2018
at the Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon NY.
Featured staff, workshops, concerts, camper concerts, jams, sings, dances, etc.
Weekend Flyer


Staff * Pricing

Fall Weekend Staff

The Johnson Girls The Johnson Girls
have been a force on the folk and maritime music scene for over two decades as the leading all-woman, a cappella maritime group in the world. Believing that sea chanteys and songs of the sea were the first real “World Music”, Joy Bennett, Alison Kelley, Bonnie Milner, and Deirdre Murtha each bring a special influence to the group. Whether performing at packed international folk festivals, intimate venues, workshops, or presenting school or library programs, The Johnson Girls remain true to their mission of keeping chantey singing and its history alive, bringing women’s voices to the fore, and encouraging everyone to join in the revelry. Widely acclaimed for their powerhouse performances of rousing work songs, sensitive renderings of haunting ballads and laments, and hair-raising harmonies, they sweep their audiences along in a tidal fervor. “The Johnson Girls, chantey singers from America, took the place by storm… Those who thought a chantey singer had to be male, bearded, and with a beer gut, needed to think again.” - Cornwall Guardian (UK)
Skip Gorman Skip Gorman
was introduced to traditional music at the age of eight, when he received his first guitar and a Jimmie Rodgers record. While growing up, he was lucky to have the opportunity of hearing musicians like the legendary Texas fiddler Eck Robertson, Bill Monroe, and Maybelle Carter at the historic Newport Folk Festival. An encounter with Monroe at age fourteen was a pivotal moment in the young musician’s life. Aside from being a masterful cowboy singer and fine fiddler, Gorman is one of the premier mandolinists in the style of Bill Monroe.
Larry Kaplan Larry Kaplan
has penned some of the best contemporary ballads from New England, along its shores, and beyond. His songs have been performed and recorded by many respected artists and audiences around the world — compositions respectful of tradition, poignant stories in song, honest, highly singable, and always memorable. Larry worked for many years on traditional vessels in Maine, sailed on and helped restore the Schooner, , and has released four CDs through Folk Legacy Records, “ Worth All The Telling,” “Songs For An August Moon,” “Furthermore,” and his newest, “True Enough.”Folk Roots Magazine has called Larry’s music “some of the most finely crafted songs in folk music today.” He is the recipient of multiple best folk CDs of the year from leading folk radio programs across the US and Europe, and tours regularly in Europe as well as across the US. He is a multi-instrumentalist and fine singer.
Chris Koldewey Chris Koldewey
is a teacher of children, a singer of old songs, sailor of old square-rigged wooden ships, and man of Chanteys at Mystic Seaport Museum. Chris primarily performs US and British traditional music, and he is attracted to the stories behind many of the songs he sings. He has played in concerts and festivals in both the US and the UK, and has led workshops dealing with a variety of traditional music forms. Chris can accompany himself on Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, Concertina, and other things common to an average garage sale. Chris will be our dance caller this weekend.
Kate MacLeod Kate MacLeod
is a musician of many colors. With roots firmly planted in Americana folk, a broad base of ethnic music styles including a specialty in Celtic, and the experience of classical, her creative endeavors are not limited by music genres. She is able to treat her varied compositions with a flair for her beloved Americana while sounding like a true original. Her music has been performed and recorded by other artists from California to Eastern Europe. Among her varied projects, most recently she has been working on a collection of peace-motivating and inspirational pieces through an Artist-in-Residence program at Pendle Hill Quaker Study, Retreat and Conference Center in Pennsylvania.
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Fall Weekend Pricing

Online registration: https://fallweekend.eventbrite.com -or- flier and mail-in registration form pdf download
Note: we have lowered the prices from last year!
Member Double $305
Member Single $370
Member Triple $285
Non-Member Double $325
Non-Member Single $390
Non-Member Triple $305
Children:
* Under six - Free
* Six - 12 years - $90
13 - 17 years - $130
21 - 35 "Friends rate" - double $260 each; triple $240 each
* Children sharing with two adults

Thursday and/or Sunday night: $50 (no meals)
Dogs $50 each

A limited number of handicapped rooms is available

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modified 8/6/18 (hw) & 9/16/18(dw)