Fall 2021 Calendar
Sun, September 19 - Fort Hunter Day
Sat, September 25 - Strings on Wings at Celebrate Wildwood
Tanner Bingaman - Our 2021 Emerging Artist!
Our 2021 finalists:
Want to share it with friends or see it again? It'll be on our YouTube channel soon.
Fri, October 15 - Mile Twelve
Sun, October 17 - Artist to Artist Residency: Songs of Ireland
In a FREE all-day artists residency subtitled “Lamentations and Laughter,” ALTAN members Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Dáithí Sproule joined local Irish singer Seamus Carmichael and SFMS's own folklorist Amy Skillman to explore the vibrant traditional songs from the region of Ulster in the North of Ireland. Some sessions are archived on our YouTube channel!
- Welcome brought all of the artists together into one virtual space.
- Tragic Little Stories featured Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh talking about the Gaelic song tradition of her home in County Donegal and about growing up singing in Gaelic. She sang a few of her favorites and taught one phonetically.
- Comic Songs and Singing featured local Irish singer Seamus Carmichael showing the wryly humorous aspect of Ulster's song tradition, demonstrating how to draw audiences in and make them laugh.
- Guitar Accompaniment for the Songs of Ulster featured Dáithí Sproule illustrating classic Ulster songs that have become American folk songs, and showing the beauties and common pitfalls in presenting the old songs in this way.
- Traditional Singing Session brought all three artists together at the end of the day to trade songs and the stories about them.
Sun, November 7 - Caroline Keane & Tom Delaney
Sun, November 14 - Fall Coffee House
Sun, November 21 - Women in the Blues
Valerie Turner is a prominent blues artist in the style of Piedmont legends like Mississippi John Hurt, Elizabeth Cotten, Memphis Minnie, and Etta Baker.
Suzy Thompson is a powerful blues singer and fingerpicking guitarist, master of genres from prewar acoustic blues to Cajun to old-time, especially tunes with a ragtime feel.
Mary Flower is a master blues guitarist and singer; her repertoire ranges from Piedmont to the Mississippi Delta, with stops in ragtime, swing, folk and hot jazz.
Mary Flower serves as moderator for this intimate evening of discussion and music, live on Zoom on Sunday, November 21. MORE