Archive for ◊ September, 2009 ◊

Author: badams
• Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

I’ve seen some posters for Jay and Molly (and Ruthie and Mike) up around the campus at Wells, and thought there might be some folks around here willing to drive 40 minutes up the lake to catch a show in Aurora. Here’s the blurb:

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, frequent providers of sound for Ken Burns miniseries and guests on Garrison Keilor’s The Prairie Home Companion, will bring their unique American style fiddling to the Morgan Opera House FRIDAY, October 2 at 8 PM. Joined by daughter Ruthie and her husband Mike (The Mammals), they will play Civil War tunes, Cajun melodies, reels, hoe-downs, romantic waltzes and more.

Tickets Are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and $8 for students and
children. Available at the door……

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• Monday, September 28th, 2009

The O’Shanigans will be performing at The Newark Valley Apple Festival at the historic Bement-Billings Farmstead. Musicians Phil Robinson (guitar), Tim Ball (fiddle) and Michael Ludgate (tenor banjo) - Sat Oct 3rd from 11:15 am - 1:00 pm along with lots of other bands and musicians! 2 days of Bluegrass, Old-Time, Irish, Celtic and New England fiddle and dance music on 3 stages!  The Newark Valley Historical Society hosts this Apple Festival, at the Bement-Billings Farmstead every year. The festival allows The Newark Valley Historical Society to showcase the history of the farmstead and the interpreters who explain the way things theyre in the days of the family who owned it. The event is open to the public for a nominal admission fee. Supervised parking is across the street in the field. Lots of music all weekend! Bluegrass, Old-time and Celtic! Enjoy traditional music and crafts, food, fun, and festivities. MORE INFO HERE http://tom-marie.com/Saturday_AF09.html and here http://www.nvhistory.org/

The venue: The Bement-Billings Farmstead is a living history museum which interprets domestic life, agricultural practices and the natural environment of the early 1800’s.   The property includes the original Bement farmhouse, a replica blacksmith shop, a reconstructed threshing barn, additional out-buildings, and 90 acres of the Bement family’s farm land.   Educational and community activities include formal school programs and community group tours, two major festivals each year, summer visitation hours, and a children’s day camp.   Several craft guilds practice 19th century skills.   Young people aged 9-18 participate in the Youth Interpreter program.

The O’Shanigans perform Celtic, American and World Fiddle tunes suitable for general entertainment and contra dances. They currently combine skills of two of Ithaca’s most experienced open music jam leaders with an incredibly talented young fiddler native to the Finger Lakes region. The O’Shanigans is: Phil Robinson on guitar (Ithaca Bluegrass jam leader, multi-instrumentalist, accomplished guitarist …), Tim Ball on fiddle (Contrapasso, Tunescape, IC violinist … ) and Michael Ludgate on mandolin (Canaan jam leader, Waltz jam originator, Cornell Middle Eastern Ensemble … ). O’Shanigans was originally started by Phil to satisfy a fun Saint Patrick’s Day gig. The musical members shift and change a bit as time passes, but Phil and or Mike are usually at the core. Yes you guessed it; the name was coined as a spin off on the word shenanigans and that first Irish gig! They have not lost their sense of humor even when they hit a few bumps in the road! More about O’Shanigans on their web page here http://www.canaaninstitute.org/oshanigans.html

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• Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

NY Times Sept 16 — Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary Dies at 72  — Mary Travers, whose ringing, earnest vocals with the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary made songs like “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “If I Had a Hammer” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” enduring anthems of the 1960s protest movement, died on Wednesday at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut. She was 72 and lived in Redding, Conn. … rest of article here http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/17/arts/music/17travers.html

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Author: Margaret
• Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Ginny Hawker and Tracy Schwarz

Ginny Hawker and Tracy Schwarz

Cornell Folk Song Society Concert
8 pm, Saturday, September 26, 2009
165 McGraw Hall, Cornell Arts Quad

Ginny Hawker and Tracy Schwarz grew up in different latitudes, she from Virginia, deep in the southern Appalachians, and he from New Jersey and New England, but both were nourished on traditional southern music: mountain ballads and church music, old-timey, Carter Family, bluegrass, dance tunes. As part of a large music-making family, Ginny was raised in the tradition, singing with her father in the Primitive Baptist Church in the heartfelt old ways and teaching at the Augusta Heritage Workshops, the Smithsonian, at festivals, and in livingrooms. She absorbed spellbinding harmonies and storytelling skills — the strength, grace, and humor of the oral tradition. Tracy sought out the music and devoted his life to it. A revered multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, accordion, guitar) and soulful singer, Tracy plays red hot Cajun and old-timey, and is a multi-decade veteran of the New Lost City Ramblers, a string band pivotal in bringing southern rural music to urban audiences since the 1960s. This legendary group, nominated for several Grammy awards, also included Mike Seeger, whose recent death is a loss to us all.

In 1988, Ginny and Tracy met while teaching at the Ashokan Fiddle and Dance Camp. The rest, as they say…. Their voices and styles mesh simply and truly, with harmonies that send all your hairs upright and songs of substance that fire or soothe the soul. They have delighted audiences and students across the States, Canada, and the UK, keeping the tradition vibrant. Ginny and Tracy are the real deal and they’re seldom seen in these parts. You do not want to miss this concert!

Tickets: $15 advance/$17 door; $3 rebate for CFSS members, seniors, and teens. Cornell students $10/$12. Children 12 and under free. Tickets available at Ludgate’s, Ithaca Guitar Works, GreenStar, Small World Music, Bound for Glory, and online <http://www.cornellfolksong.org/>. Info: website or 607-279-2027.

–Margaret Shepard

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• Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Family Event: Judy’s Day Traditions: Journey the World through Plants — Sunday, September 20, 2009 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm “Join us in celebrating plant traditions around the world at Judy’s Day–a free learning festival. Deepen your understanding of the rhythms of the earth and the traditions that bind us together. Enjoy exhibits, stories, music, food, and more in the beautiful outdoor setting of the F. R. Newman Arboretum. Bring your friends and families too!” http://www.plantations.cornell.edu/node/1689

Heebasquabee Treetops Festival — Friday, Saturday and Sunday — off Route 414 between Hector and Watkins Glenn Look for signs. Complete Scedule HERE http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2875#2875 Facebook Event http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=144194917568 MySpace http://www.myspace.com/heebasquabbee

Music on Sunday at Ithaca’s Wild West End Waterfront District ‘Rhiner’ Festival sponsored by the History Center FB Event http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=86162034330&ref=ts and http://www.thehistorycenter.net/news/Rhiner/happenings.html

Pre-register for: Song Ballad Workshop taught by nationally-known folksinger Debra Cowan and Ithaca-based a capella singer Pamela Goddard — Sept. 20, 1 p.m. in Whitney Point – DETAILS http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2836#2836

Ithaca Ukes — NEW ukulele music and jam club!! Starts Thursday http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2870#2870

TRADE hard acoustic guitar case for a soft case http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewforum.php?f=2

REGULAR CALENDAR LISTINGS BELOW (scroll down) AND HERE http://www.ludgatefarms.com/musicnt.htm — Web and server space for “Mikes-Music” donated by ludgatefarms.com, canaaninstitute.org and icycle.org

Musicians - please EMAIL me your gigs and I’ll list them on this newsletter and get the word out! Thanks! michael.ludgate@gmail.com - this newsletter has hundreds of subscribers and thousands of non-email web readers.

Composers needed for a production music library that provides music underscore for film, tv, theatrical trailers and commercials. Submission are being accepted by MoonLab Music who is preparting to launch their music library website next month. All styles of music will be considered. Music must be your own originals, high quality, instrumentals ONLY and no less than 40 seconds each in duration. MORE INFO http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2833#2833

GROUP FOLK GUITAR LESSONS — Starts TONIGHT!! — Once again, the Student Union Board at Cornell presents Phil Shapiro’s GROUP FOLK GUITAR LESSONS. You can learn to play acoustic guitar, or improve your guitar playing, with this inexpensive course. There are eight one-hour lessons, on Monday evenings, starting Monday, September 14th, 2009, in the International Lounge of Willard Straight Hall. Registration is at the first lesson. Just come, and bring a guitar. DETAILS http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2828#2828

Several new items for sale under ‘classifieds’ section of the forum http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewforum.php?f=2

Tue Sep 15    JAM — Irish Session at the Chapter House weekly. Starts around 8:00 pm http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2089#2089 and http://www.chapterhouseithaca.com/

Tue Sep 15    JAM — Open Jazz Jam! With the “Neal Massa Trio” at HogsBack BBQ 102 3rd St., Ithaca (607) 273-8515 Every Tuesday Night from 8 to 11pm

Tue Sep 15    Maxie’s has live music every Tuesday and Sunday 6-10 pm http://www.maxies.com/events.html

Wed Sep 16    BING NY — IN ONE WEEK! English Traditional Dance classes resume on September 23 for 8 weekly sessions at Christ Church, corner of Water and Henry streets, in downtown Binghamton. Callers include Richard Brown, Lindsay and Ken Morgan, Cheryl Spiese and Terry Glasspool. Live music is by Fine Companions: Charlene Thomson, Cheryl Spiese, Julian and Lee Shepherd. To register …. MORE http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2752#2752

Wed Sep 16    Clifton Springs NY — Tunes By the Tracks: your hosts  Jim Clare, Allen Hopkins and Cathy McGrath are very pleased to FEATURE: ~ BIRDS ON A WIRE ~ Brooke Pevear and Elaine Verstraete will treat us to an hour of their sweet songs and tightly woven harmonies!! Wednesday, September 16th Clifton Springs Library, 4 Railroad Ave, Clifton Springs, NY 7:00pm - 9:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm) http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2874#2874

Wed Sep 16    JAM — Open Jam at Mike’s workshop on Canaan Rd every Wednesday - Traditional Celtic, American and world fiddle dance tunes (contra): Reels, Jigs, Hornpipes, Hambos and Waltzes in a friendly speed controlled atmosphere. Newcomers welcome. All instruments welcome: Fiddles, Guitars, Mandolins, Banjos etc … welcome! Sheet music and MP3’s available. EVERY Wednesday 7:00 - 9:30 pm interrupted by occasional special events — INFO: WORKSHOP SCHEDULE and DIRECTIONS http://www.ludgatefarms.com/mus_jamcann.html

Wed Sep 16    Nate Marshall — “Acoustic WED’s with Nate Marshall & Friends” will feature Technicolor Trailer Park  *Folk-blues originals and roots to pop covers, plus local and touring guests each week* Wednesdays, 7:30-10:30pm @ Collegetown Bagels, 415 College Ave FREE! http://www.nateandkatemusic.com Sept 16th: Guest musicians TBA http://www.nateandkatemusic.com

Wed Sep 16    Rebecca Colleen and the Chore Lads perform from 7 to 9pm at the Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Road, Hector, NY 14841. for their first show in the Ithaca area.  Rebecca, a young lady with a big voice sings originals and a broad range of interpretations from Gospel, Bluegrass, Country and beyond.  Her band features Peter McDonald on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and vocals and Patrick McDonald on Bass and vocals.  Their 3 part family harmonies really ring, and special guest John Denniston on mandolin from the Lisa Bigwood Band will add to the mix.  There is no charge for the show, and Red Newt offers excellent food and wines. http://www.rednewt.com Wednesday, September 16

Thu Sep 17    Ithaca Ukes — NEW ukulele music and jam club!! Meeting on 1st and 3rd Thursdays http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2870#2870 We’ll be meeting twice every month, on the first and third Thursday, starting Thursday September 17th

Thu Sep 17    Lynn Wiles with Ted Robinette at The Pourhouse 7:00 - 9:00 pm 19 West Main St Trumansburg, NY (607) 387-7687

Fri Sep 18    Contra Dance every Friday at Bethel Grove Community Center 8 pm $6- dance FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31552309563 AND http://www.ludgatefarms.com/mus_dance.html — Sep.18: Pamela Goddard w/ City Fiddle NYS Fiddling Hall of Famer, Phil Banaszak, along with fiddle/viola. Great tunes!

Fri Sep 18    East of Earth — Alternative rock cafe band at Dryden Community Center Café One West Main St. Dryden, NY 13053 (607) 844-1500 http://www.drydencafe.org/ Fri. 9/18 from 7-9pm

Fri Sep 18    Friday at Felicia’s with June Drucker and Open Door Mission http://tinhalomusic.com/junedrucker.html 5:30-8:30 pm http://www.atomicloungeithaca.com/calendar.php

Fri Sep 18    Friday Jazz Happy Hour at Oasis Dance Club - live music and dancing - http://www.ithacaoasis.com/ [ formerly The Common Ground ] This Friday at The Oasis is Diana Leigh’s Jazz Quartet with, Diana on vocals, Jim Scarpulla on piano, Bernie Upson on bass and Al Hartland on drums.  Cindy Overstreet is giving the free swing dance lesson at 715pm.

Fri Sep 18    Heebasquabee Treetops Festival — Friday, Saturday and Sunday — off Route 414 between Hector and Watkins Glenn Look for signs. Complete Scedule HERE http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2875#2875 Facebook Event http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=144194917568 MySpace http://www.myspace.com/heebasquabbee

Fri Sep 18    SYR — Jonathan Byrd will be performing as part of the Folkus Project concert series at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, N.Y., on September 18, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 and refreshments will be available. Admission is $15. For reservations, email tickets@folkus.org or call (315) 440-7444. FULL STORY http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2826#2826

Fri Sep 18    THIRD FRIDAY GUITAR JAM at BIG TENT CULTURAL CENTER 2659 MAIN STREET * WHITNEY POINT, NY 607-692-2005 www.bigtentculturalcenter.com 7-930pm Sept 18 Jam Leader: Kevin LaDue All string instruments welcome! Singers, too! Come & Play! Bring a tune to share! $2.00 Required Minimum Donation — MORE INFO FORUM THREAD http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2535#2535

Fri Sep 18    Yardvarks at Micawbers playing their “Welcome to Ithaca” night for the Class of  2013, featuring songs their parents might possibly know but their grandparents certainly do. Sept. 18,  6-9 p.m.

Sat Sep 19    Debra Cowan at Cranberry Coffeehouse - singer and interpreter of folk song from the British Isles and North America. Sat., Sept. 19, 7:30-10 p.m. Cranberry Coffeehouse Social Hall Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton 183 Riverside Dr. Binghamton NY $5 http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2866#2866

Sat Sep 19    Heebasquabee Treetops Festival — Friday, Saturday and Sunday — off Route 414 between Hector and Watkins Glenn Look for signs. Complete Scedule HERE http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2875#2875 Facebook Event http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=144194917568 MySpace http://www.myspace.com/heebasquabbee

Sat Sep 19    Jack Harlan  The Pourhouse  in Trumansburg  NY http://www.tburgpourhouse.com/

Sat Sep 19    Maplewood Jazz Team at the Boatyard climaxing the West End Festival which will be ongoing all day on the Inlet.  Featuring the delightful Lisa Fernandez on vocals, and Latin-flavored guitar duo John Bailey and Jon Conrad, the Maplewoods play standard jazz plus tunes you’ve probably never heard before unless you love Diana Krall.  Eric Ott on bass and Ken Zeserson round out the unit. Sept. 19, 6-9 p.m.

Sat Sep 19    SING — Singing pary: September 19 — Cornell Folk Society — See http://www.cornellfolksong.org/index.html

Sat Sep 19    Springwater Fiddlers Fair & American Craft Show Saturday September 19th 2009 Wayland NY http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2546#2546

Sat Sep 19    The Kitchen Theatre Premieres a Musical Day in the Park — Ithaca, NY: Bring your kids to the Kitchen Theatre this month for an original musical that is as refreshing and fun as a glorious day in a park. PARK PLAY is the first production of the Kitchen’s 2009-10 Family Fare season. It runs for two weekends, six performances only: September 19, 20, 26 & 27, with performances on Saturdays at 1pm & 3pm and Sundays at 1pm - see calendar HERE http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2852#2852

Sat Sep 19    Tom & Marie - Music From The 60’s and 70’s http://www.myspace.com/tommarie Saturday, 9/19, 7:00pm - 10:00pm Tioga Trails Cafe http://tiogatrailscafe.com 50 Lake Street, Owego, NY 13827

Sun Sep 20     Judy’s Day Traditions: Journey the World through Plants — Sunday, September 20, 2009 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm “Join us in celebrating plant traditions around the world at Judy’s Day–a free learning festival. Deepen your understanding of the rhythms of the earth and the traditions that bind us together. Enjoy exhibits, stories, music, food, and more in the beautiful outdoor setting of the F. R. Newman Arboretum. Bring your friends and families too!” http://www.plantations.cornell.edu/node/1689

Sun Sep 20    Blue Skies at THE STONECAT CAFE - Sunday Jazz Brunch 5315 State Route 414, Hector, NY 14841-9706 Enjoy a gourmet brunch on the shores of Seneca Lake http://www.stonecatcafe.com playing Jazz Standards… some Paris “Hot Club”,  some NY City “Bistro” & some Ithaca, NY “String Band” - Blue Skies is David Frumkin and George Kobas Sunday September 20th  (11am - 2pm)

Sun Sep 20    Crowmarley playing at Heebasquabie  (Small Festival near Hector) Sunday Sept 20th @4pm. — off Route 414 between Hector and Watkins Glenn Look for signs. Please come and Show your support lots of new stuff. Toby will be sitting in on a few songs as well.  You may see another kid or two up on stage as well.  Should be fun. Heebasquabie Festival will take place Friday Night  Sept.18th - Sun. Sept. 20th.  lots of fun Musicians so come join the fun.

Sun Sep 20    Gabriela Montero to open Cornell Concert Series 2009-2010 season — Ithaca, NY - Pianist Gabriela Montero’s unique interpretations and improvisational gifts have won her a quickly expanding audience and devoted following around the world. Ms. Montero begins her fall 2009 recital season in Ithaca, NY on Sunday, September 20th, with an 8 p.m. performance at Cornell University’s Bailey Hall. She will offer a program of solo piano works by Brahms and Ginastera, followed by live improvisations on themes suggested by audience members.http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2842#2842

Sun Sep 20    Heebasquabee Treetops Festival — Friday, Saturday and Sunday — off Route 414 between Hector and Watkins Glenn Look for signs. Complete Scedule HERE http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2875#2875 Facebook Event http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=144194917568 MySpace http://www.myspace.com/heebasquabbee

Sun Sep 20    JAM — Old Time Jam every Sunday late afternoon. This open jam floats around the Ithaca area to various jammers homes and has a separate email list. Email Mike L or Tom R for more info :-)

Sun Sep 20    JOE JENCKS on WVBR’S Bound for Glory — Been trying to get Joe Jencks on the Bound for Glory show for quite a few years now.  He’s a social commentator who doesn’t always take himself seriously.  He brings people together, and he has many a story to tell.  Plus he’s got a great voice.  We’re pleased to finally present him on Bound for Glory. Sunday night 8 to 11 pm live sets at 8:30, 9:30, and 10:30 pm at Anabel Taylor Hall on Cornell Campus Ithaca NY - FREE - Kids are always welcome. Refreshments are available. Broadcast live at WVBR-FM, 93.5 and 105.5, also web stream http://wvbr.com Presented by long-time host Phil Shapiro.

Sun Sep 20    Maxie’s has live music every Tuesday and Sunday 6-10 pm http://www.maxies.com/events.html

Sun Sep 20    Music at Ithaca’s Wild West End Waterfront District ‘Rhiner’ Festival sponsored by the History Center FB Event http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=86162034330&ref=ts and http://www.thehistorycenter.net/news/Rhiner/happenings.html

Sun Sep 20    Osceola, NY — Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame and Museum — Vince Boyea*, Westville, NY — Summer Events 2009 & Sunday 2-5 PM Free Concerts North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame and Museum 1121 Comins Road, Osceola, NY Public Invited http://www.nysotfa.com 315.487.8806 http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2851#2851

Sun Sep 20    Percolators (jazz/blues trio) @Six Mile Creek Winery Harvest Festival Sunday, September 20th 3 to 5 PM

Sun Sep 20    Redline Zydeco, awesome Zydeco from Rochester.  Time: 2-5; Cost: $10- at Oasis Social Dance Club Ithaca NY http://www.ithacaoasis.com/ — ALSO GREAT DINNER DEAL: Teri’s Southern Sunday Supper, A Home-Cooked Buffet of Southern Comfort Foods served 4pm-8pm for $9.95.  More details are on the website. http://www.ithacaoasis.com/

Sun Sep 20    Sunday at Felicia’s with Jen Cork and Aiden James www.myspace.com/jencorksmusic; www.myspace.com/aidenjames 7 pm http://www.atomicloungeithaca.com/calendar.php

Sun Sep 20    The Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble kicks off their nineteenth season, Sunday, September 20 at 4:00PM at the Historical Society Building in Lodi. This concert features Beethoven’s Piano Quartet in E-flat, selected songs by Ives and Copland, and Brahms’s Piano Quartet in C minor. DETAILS TICKET INFO http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2856#2856

Sun Sep 20    The Kitchen Theatre Premieres a Musical Day in the Park — Ithaca, NY: Bring your kids to the Kitchen Theatre this month for an original musical that is as refreshing and fun as a glorious day in a park. PARK PLAY is the first production of the Kitchen’s 2009-10 Family Fare season. It runs for two weekends, six performances only: September 19, 20, 26 & 27, with performances on Saturdays at 1pm & 3pm and Sundays at 1pm - see calendar HERE http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2852#2852

Sun Sep 20    WHITNEY POINT NY — Song Ballad Workshop taught by nationally-known folksinger Debra Cowan and Ithaca-based a capella singer Pamela Goddard — Sept. 20, 1 p.m. in Whitney Point – for all other information, call the number below.

I am ALWAYS happy to list gigs and open music events on my newsletter and calendar. Here is what I ask for (well … in an ideal world!): Please include band or group name, venue name, time of event, street address, city, zipcode, web address (URL also include the http:// before the www - this wwill make it more clickable in more places) for your group if available, URL for the venue if available, phone number or email address for venue or group contact is a good idea also. To gain maximum web coverage for your event send it to me 2-3 WEEKS in advance. If you include a plain text press release, I will post that on the web and link to it in the calendar listing and newsletter. ALSO it is really helpful NOT to send gig listings to me or to anyone in first person. Don’t say “I” or “Me” or “yours truly” … instead use your full name as if someone else were listing it, then it is easier for me and your other friends to pass the information along clearly. Thanks! :-)

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• Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Porchfest 3 - Local Musicians Displaying Their Talents on the Porches of Fall Creek & Northside Sunday, Sept 13, 2009 from 1:00-5:30 pm

ITHACA NY — On Sunday, September 13 from 1:00-5:30pm, the streets of the Fall Creek & Northside neighborhoods will be filled with acoustic music, as many of Ithaca’s finest musicians sing and play on their porches and front stoops. To hear them, grab a map at one of three pickup locations (Greenstar, Guitar Works, and Gimme Coffee on Cayuga Street) or online at www.porchfest.org, and then walk or bike around the neighborhood to take in the sounds of this free event.

Porchfest 3 will feature over 50 musical acts.  Performers include bands El Rumbon, The Black Walnut Band, Not From Wisconsin, JazzHappensBand, Kí-Tún, and Rocko Dorsey, and musicians Uniit Carruyo, Emily Arin, Nate Richardson, Sim Redmond, Terry Burns and Ron Kristy. The festival offers musical styles ranging from roots rock to Dixieland jazz, and from pop to opera, and international flavors from Afro-Brazilian to Swedish to Indian.  There will also be a chance to join in: Emoretta Yang is professor for the required course “Ukulelese as a Second Language,” your chance to learn to play the uke, and a number of musicians are hosting open jams on their porches. Still another highlight is storyteller Lee-Ellen Marvin with tales for children and adults.

When the music is done at 5:30pm, grab a picnic dinner and your instruments and head to the Auburn Street “triangle” park for more fun and music.  For more information, go to http://www.porchfest.org

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Author: Margaret
• Friday, September 04th, 2009

Anne Hills in concert sponsored by the Cornell Folk Song Society on Saturday September 12 at 8:00 pm 165 McGraw Hall Cornell University Arts Quad Ithaca NY

ITHACA NY — Anne Hills is no stranger to Ithaca, but she will be making her first solo appearance for the Cornell Folk Song Society in over a decade. When she first came to Ithaca, she was one of contemporary folk’s hottest rising stars. Now she reigns as a premier vocalist, for “the pure beauty of her voice,” as Tom Paxton has described her stunning soprano, and for the gaiety of her stage presence and her knack for presenting just the right material. Anne finds her own voice in excellent interpretations of songs by the likes of Jack Hardy, Michael Smith, Eliza Gilkyson, Phil Ochs, and David Roth, and her own originals are remarkable and compelling. Only Anne
Hills can transform road directions into dramatic, heartfelt music. Whatever she sings –traditional, topical, musical theater, jazz, country–sounds newly invented.

Born in India and raised in Michigan, Anne Hills spent many years in the music business in Chicago, where she cofounded the Hogeye folklore center; she now hails from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She has interspersed her solo career with brilliant musical partnerships with Cindy Mangsen and Priscilla Herdman (revered as “The Trio”), Michael Smith, Jay Ansill, and Tom Paxton, and (along with Bruce Springsteen, Ani DiFranco, and a host of other illustrious musicians) is featured on several Pete Seeger tributes. Her diversity is evidenced by more than 22 recordings, each a gem. As a writer, she is known for deeply moving biographical songs about people in the Civil War, in silk mills, and in cancer wards, the lost refugee and the wonder-filled child of nature. She has a gift for bringing literature to life in music. Multi-talented, Anne Hills has also won accolades as an actress, poet, and children’s book author, for her community service as a social worker, and for benefit concerts and recordings to help those in need or to further the cause of justice. Music-making is the medium and source of energy for her activism: she’s no slouch on guitar, banjo, and harmonica. Throw that glorious, unmistakable voice into the mix, and you’re in for a memorable concert.

Tickets: $15 advance/$17 door; $3 rebate for members, seniors, teens.
Cornell students $10/$12. Children free. Tickets at Ludgate’s, Ithaca Guitar Works, GreenStar, Small World Music, Bound for Glory, or online <http://www.cornellfolksong.org/>. Info: 607-279-2027 or website.

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Author: badams
• Friday, September 04th, 2009

Whether using a stand-alone aggregator like FeedDemon or Times, an in-browser RSS reader like that in Safari, or a web-based system like Google Reader, you can subscribe to “RSS feeds” on most blogs, including this one.

Why subscribe, and what’s it do?

Well, think of it like being on an email list, without anyone having your email address. By telling your reader to subscribe to a source (a blog, a news site, or some other web content which gets updated from time to time), you’re telling it “Keep an eye on the content here, and check it from time to time. When something new is added, put it in my `new stuff!’ box, but otherwise don’t pester me about it.”

Most RSS readers end up looking a lot like an email reader, with folders and new/unread messages and starred/flagged items of interest, but all that’s stored on your computer is generally a little bookmark of what you have and haven’t read - the rest is taken from the web as appropriate.

When you want to stop getting updates on a site, you just unsubscribe, and your computer stops looking for updates. No need to wait to be removed from a mailing list. If you want to get updates from many sites, you just tell your computer to subscribe, and it’ll follow the updates for as long as you like.

What sites have RSS feeds?

There are a couple ways to spot sites with RSS feeds. One is to watch your browser’s address bar. If you’re using Safari or Firefox, for example, and go to this page, you should see an [RSS] icon or a little radio-waves icon in the box where you type in web addresses. Click that, and you’ll probably be on your way!

Some sites also try to call attention to the existence of a feed, even on a different page from the feed. For example, if you go here and look on the left side of the page, toward the bottom there’s an orange icon that looks like . That’s a fairly standard marker that declares “RSS Feed available nearby!”

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