TONIGHT — Nancy Spero w/ Contrapasso, The MacGillicuddies., SAT — The Ageless Jazz Band, The Hogwashers, Ithaca Community Orchestra., SUN — Black Walnut Band.
Fiddle tune books make great GIFTS! Yes Mike sells tune books! Portland Selection I&II, Waltz Books I,II&III, New England Fiddlers Reperatoire III, many more! Complete list here http://canaaninstitute.org/mn/mus_sound.html
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Fri Dec 10 Cielle - (Original acoustic songs) - Dinner Hour 7-9 PM at The Rongovian Embassy to the USA, Trumansburg NY (607) 387-3334 http://www.rongo.com/
Fri Dec 10 Contra Dance every Friday at Bethel Grove Community Center ITHACA NY — 8 pm $6- dance sponsored by TCCD http://tedcrane.com/TCCD/ FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31552309563 AND http://www.ludgatefarms.com/mus_dance.html AND http://canaaninstitute.org/photos/TCCD_Insert_current.pdf — Dec.10: Nancy Spero w/ Contrapasso Yes, it’s Tim Ball and Roberta Truscello.
Fri Dec 10 El Caminos - (Electic Americana) - 10 PM at The Rongovian Embassy to the USA, Trumansburg NY (607) 387-3334 http://www.rongo.com/
Fri Dec 10 ELMIRA NY — Christmas Show with Curt Osgood on Dulcimer and RJ Siegers on banjo and guitar, Express Café & Bakery, 164 N. Main St. Elmira, NY (607) 732-2250 firstname.lastname@example.org for more visit www.curtosgood.com
Fri Dec 10 Friday at Felicia’s with The MacGillicuddies 5:30-8:30 pm http://www.atomicloungeithaca.com/calendar.php — “THE MACGILLICUDDIES. The MacGillicuddies play an eclectic blend of zydeco, old-time, rock and country, with enough energy to blow up a building. $2 Yuenglings, $4 Cosmos/Lychees/Bloodys, and $2.50 Drunken Dogs boiled with beer and topped with homemade ketchup, homemade mustard and homemade relish. Flatbread pizzas also available. No cover.”
Fri Dec 10 Friday Jazz Happy Hour at Oasis Dance Club - live music and dancing - http://www.ithacaoasis.com/ — This Friday Jazz Happy Hour, The Oasis is featuring THE ECLECTICS from 6:00pm-9:00pm, no cover. Iska Ziver will be giving the free swing dance lesson at 7:15pm on their break.
Fri Dec 10 JAM — Bluegrass Jam - open jam at LONGVIEW 6:30 - 8:30 pm every other Friday — Bluegrass only - all levels welcome! This jam is being slightly restructured (Starting Oct 1st 2010) to help promote a higher skill level of pure bluegrass. It is still open and friendly, but the emphasis will be on bluegrass only … we will try and have a jam leader at each session to assist in this transition! Keep on pickin’! :-) MORE INFO http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=3679#3679
Fri Dec 10 SYR NY — Contra Dance — Bob Nicholson will be calling to the tasty music of the Salt Potatoes. http://syracusecountrydancers.org/
Fri Dec 10 The Festive Concerto: December 10-12 A celebration of music for strings, including Bach’s 3rd Brandenburg Concerto. More http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=3568#3568
Fri Dec 10 THE NUTCRACKER RETURNS TO THE STATE THEATRE IN ITHACA DECEMBER 10-12 — Magical toys, dancing snowflakes and belly dancers, all topped off with visions of sugar plums dancing on the stage! It’s time for the return of a holiday tradition at the State Theatre in Ithaca with the Ithaca Ballet’s Nutcracker December 10-12. Once again, the Friday evening performance at 7:30 will be particularly magical because it features the Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra conducted by Diego Garcia playing the familiar Tchaikovsky score live. The Saturday and Sunday matinee performances are at 3:00 PM. FULL STORY TICKETS http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=3790#3790
Fri Dec 10 Tom Quigley will be appearing at Tioga Trails Cafe this Friday evening, December 10th, starting at 7pm. Tom will be playing covers on acoustic guitar of songs mostly from the 60’s and 70’s, plus a little folk and bluegrass Tioga Trails Cafe is located at 50 Lake Street, Owego, NY, and their website is http://www.tiogatrailscafe.com/.
Sat Dec 11 BING NY — Contra Dance — Caller: Sharon Perry. Music by Confluence. Trinity Memorial. Contradance http://www.binghamtondance.org/
Sat Dec 11 JACKSONVILLE NY — Old-Time Dance Night 8 pm. Live music by The Hogwashers with Nancy Spero calling Squares. Close Hall on Rt 96 Jacksonville NY $7- beginners welcome, no partner needed http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=3776#3776
Sat Dec 11 KennyT and WildFire at Spark’s Tavern (Waverly NY) Saturday December 11th 9pm to 1am
Sat Dec 11 NEWARK VALLEY NY — Holiday Magic at Newark Valley, Municipal Building 7-9 pm,. Curt Osgood on dulcimer with Annie Simpson on guitar and Bill Myers on whistles
Sat Dec 11 Swing Dance with The Ageless Jazz Band — Ithaca Swing Dance Network with the Ageless Jazz Band Annual December benefit for CSMA Sat Dec 11, 8:30 pm (dance lesson at 7:30) 3rd Floor Performance Space, CSMA Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) 330 E State Street Ithaca MORE INFO http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=3803#3803
Sat Dec 11 SYR NY — Jonathan Dinkin & Klezmercuse will be performing as part of the “Second Saturday” concert series at the Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Avenue, Syracuse, N.Y., on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Admission: $10 ($8 for WCC members, $5 students with ID). For reservations call the Westcott Community Center at (315) 478-8634. http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=3791#3791
Sat Dec 11 The Festive Concerto: December 10-12 A celebration of music for strings, including Bach’s 3rd Brandenburg Concerto. More http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=3568#3568
Sat Dec 11 The Ithaca Community Orchestra’s 2010 Winter Concert on Saturday, December 11, 2010 4 pm at the First Baptist Church of Ithaca, DeWitt Park — The orchestra will premiere a commissioned piece by local composer Mer Boel, as well as perform works by Elgar, Saint-Säens, and Brahms. The concert begins at 4 pm and will be held at the First Baptist Church of Ithaca on DeWitt Park . The concert and reception that follows are open to the general public. There is a $5 suggested donation for adults. Funding for this concert is provided with grant support from the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=3800#3800
Sat Dec 11 The Lost Sailors - (Grateful tribute) - 10 PM at The Rongovian Embassy to the USA, Trumansburg NY (607) 387-3334 http://www.rongo.com/
Sat Dec 11 THE NUTCRACKER RETURNS TO THE STATE THEATRE IN ITHACA DECEMBER 10-12 — Magical toys, dancing snowflakes and belly dancers, all topped off with visions of sugar plums dancing on the stage! It’s time for the return of a holiday tradition at the State Theatre in Ithaca with the Ithaca Ballet’s Nutcracker December 10-12. Once again, the Friday evening performance at 7:30 will be particularly magical because it features the Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra conducted by Diego Garcia playing the familiar Tchaikovsky score live. The Saturday and Sunday matinee performances are at 3:00 PM. FULL STORY TICKETS http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=3790#3790
Sat Dec 11 Watkins Glen, NY - The Purple Valley returns to the Rooterfish Brewing Company in Watkins Glen (http://www.roosterfishbrewing.com/) from 8-11PM. Great beer and food and a really friendly place to hang out and enjoy/
Sun Dec 12 Black Walnut Band at Maxie’s - Live music on Tuesdays and Sundays 6-10 pm http://www.maxies.com/events.html
Sun Dec 12 Blue Skies at Americana Vineyards, Winery & Cafe This SUNDAY December 12, (4-6 pm) 4367 East Covert Road, Interlaken (off rt 96) 2 miles N. of T’Burg www.americanavineyards.com and www.myspace.com/blueskiesithaca
Sun Dec 12 JAM — Old Time Jam every Sunday late afternoon; playing fiddle tunes in the southern old time tradition. This open jam floats around the Ithaca area to various jammers homes and has a separate email list. Email Mike L or Laura T for more info. This jam stays in one key (A, C, D, or G) for the entire session, and rotates to a new key each week.
Sun Dec 12 Klezmer Christmas Chaos Brookton’s Market 2-3:30 Join renowned story teller Regina Carpenter, CU Klezmer Ensemble and Uncle Joe and the Rosebud Ramblers for an afternoon of holiday craziness. Fun stories and music for the whole family. Brookton’s Market 491 Brooktondale Road Brooktondale, NY 14817 http://www.brooktonsmarket.com/ http://www.myspace.com/unclejoerosebudramblers http://www.soaringstories.com/web/
Sun Dec 12 Myra Kovary is performing the Benjamin Britten Ceremony of Carols at the First Presbyterian Church in Ithaca on Sunday morning, December 12, 2010 at 10 am. The piece is a beautiful work for harp and choir written in 1943. The carols are not at all the traditional Christmas carols. She often plays in orchestra where the harp is only a small part of the ensemble. In the Britten, the harp is the only instrument accompanying the choir and there is also a solo harp Interlude — so, you’ll really be able to hear the harp! The performance is part of the regular church service and is free and open to the public. The First Presbyterian Church is at the corner of Court and Cayuga Streets in Ithaca. www.myrakovary.com
Sun Dec 12 Oasis Dance Club — This Sunday Open Blues Jam and Swing Dance will be hosted by FRANK JOSEPH AND THE HIPSHAKERS from 5:00pm-8:00pm, no cover. All musicians, dancers and music lovers welcome.
Sun Dec 12 Sunday at Felicia’s with Free Little Birds with Marie Burns www.marieburns.com 7 pm http://www.atomicloungeithaca.com/calendar.php — “FREE LITTLE BIRDS WITH MARIE BURNS. Country, old-time and other awesomeness with Marie Burns, Eric Aceto and Rich Dipaolo. $1 off menu drinks, $5 pizzas. No cover. www.keirneuringer.com, www.myspace.com/stevegollnick”
Sun Dec 12 The Festive Concerto: December 10-12 A celebration of music for strings, including Bach’s 3rd Brandenburg Concerto. More http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=3568#3568
Sun Dec 12 THE NUTCRACKER RETURNS TO THE STATE THEATRE IN ITHACA DECEMBER 10-12 — Magical toys, dancing snowflakes and belly dancers, all topped off with visions of sugar plums dancing on the stage! It’s time for the return of a holiday tradition at the State Theatre in Ithaca with the Ithaca Ballet’s Nutcracker December 10-12. Once again, the Friday evening performance at 7:30 will be particularly magical because it features the Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra conducted by Diego Garcia playing the familiar Tchaikovsky score live. The Saturday and Sunday matinee performances are at 3:00 PM. FULL STORY TICKETS http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=3790#3790
Sun Dec 12 WITH-FM is pleased to announce that Ithaca radio personality Tracey Craig will produce and host a new weekly radio program, Rootabaga Boogie. The show will air Sundays from 10 a.m to noon on FM 90.1 in Ithaca, starting December 12. Rootabaga Boogie will feature an eclectic selection of folk and roots music, plus live music and conversation about music. WRUR-FM 88.5, WITH-FM’s sister station in Rochester, New York, plans to broadcast the program in early 2011. FULL STORY http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=3804#3804
Sun Dec 12 WVBR’S Bound for Glory — From DECEMBER 12 through JANUARY 16, Bound for Glory will be Albums from the Studios. Catch the Winter Solstice show on DECEMBER 12, the Christmas special show on DECEMBER 19, and the New Year’s special on DECEMBER 26. Holiday songs you won’t hear in the shopping malls. Give Phil a call at 607-273-2121. Next Live Bound for Glory? JANUARY 23, 2010, with BILL STAINES. Give Phil a call at 607-273-2121 WVBR’s BOUND FOR GLORY, North America’s longest running live folk concert broadcast, Ithaca, NY, since 1967. Sunday nights, 8 -11 pm Broadcast live at WVBR-FM, 93.5 and 105.5, web stream http://wvbr.com Presented by long-time host Phil Shapiro.
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