Special events and announcements …
(scroll down for general calendar)
Here is a fun documentary on old New England fiddlers http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-4834509217044767508
Sheet music. Folk tunes, dance tunes, contra tunes. Some for sale (Waltz Books, Portland Books etc) tons for free: YFN tunes and similar from all over http://canaaninstitute.org/mn/mus_sound.html
T-shirts are here! The Canaan Institute T with an iconic image representing music (a fiddle), cross country skis and a bicycle tire on a pebbled backgound … (artwork by Christi Sobel) PHOTOS https://picasaweb.google.com/111695742714689219857/TheCanaanInstitute# — Hey! I can mail these to “alumni of The Institute”. It would also be fun to post photos of people wearing their new t-shirts in exotic places!! Send in your photos!! :-)
The O’Shanigans with Tim Ball, Phil Robinson and Mike Ludgate will be back at Bethel Grove on Friday October 21st 8-11 pm playing high energy fiddle tunes for the local contra dance! www.oshanigans.org
General Live Music and Dance Calendar …
(for specialty calendars see list at end)
Fri Oct 07 JAM and Waltz: Dancing to a Waltz Jam. This is CNY’s only “waltz jam”. It is is an open band playing the “New England standard waltzes” from The Waltz books (I,II &III). This takes place once per month at 7:00 pm, first Friday of the Month for one hour preceding the regular ITHACA NY Friday Contra dance at Bethel Grove Community Center which starts at 8 pm … a great warm up for the evening’s contra dance. http://tedcrane.com/DanceDB/DisplayDance.com?key=US_NY_ITH_TCCD
Fri Oct 07 Banjo Burke Irish Music Festival — Columbus Day weekend (October 7-10th) East Durham NY Workshops, Sessions, Ceilithe, & Concerts: Workshops are held throughout town on Saturday & Sunday morning & afternoon, and include all levels of: fiddle, flute, harp, whistle, bodhran, accordion, tenor banjo, sean nos singing, and guitar. Participants can choose one or up to four workshops, and can stick with one teacher or mix & match teachers and instruments. MORE INFO http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=4200#4200 more here http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=4358#4358
Fri Oct 07 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://canaaninstitute.org/mn/mus_dance.html AND http://canaaninstitute.org/photos/TCCD_Insert_current.pdf — Oct.7: Open Waltz Band, Dancing at 7pm Bring an instrument or your feet. Or both. Oct.7: Crooked Sixpence w/ House Callers – Fiddle, flute, and piano from Selby, Bonnet, and Wobus. A real New Endland-y evening.
Fri Oct 07 CORNING NY — Littlewheel (Art Godin, Joanna Green, Todd Rose) eclectic acoustic music – www.littlewheel.org Soul Full Cup Coffeehouse Corning NY http://www.peacefulgatherings.org/calendar.htm 7:30-10pm First Friday of the Month (except May & July)
Fri Oct 07 Eric Aceto and Doug Robinson will be doing a duo show at the Simply Red Bistro in Sheldrake this Friday October 7th from 6:30 – 9:00 PM. No cover, but reservations are recommended. http://www.watershed-arts.com/dougrobinson.html
Fri Oct 07 First Friday Chamber Music w/ Bill Hurley & Friends – Music for violin & flute with Laura Campbell (Vivaldi); violin & guitar with Matt Ocone; and a Haydn trio with ‘Three’ (Hurley; Karen Melamed Smith & Elisa Evett) Kickoff of the 2011-12 series. sponsor: Ithaca Sertoma Club Fri Oct 7 (First Friday Gallery Night) 8 pm 3rd Floor Performance Space CSMA Ithaca
Fri Oct 07 Flood Relief Benefit for the Southern Tier, First Baptist Church, Ithaca, N.Y. 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Hope Grietzer, Rick Manning. Tom Hodgson, Terry Burns, Ron Kristy, and more.
Fri Oct 07 Friday at Felicia’s with The Bernie Upson Trio 5:30-8:30 pm http://www.atomicloungeithaca.com/calendar.php — Some of the most amazing jazz in Ithaca! Harlem native Bernie Upson has played bass professionally since the late 1950’s. His activities included Apollo appearances with such diverse artists as Marvin Gaye and Richie Havens and tours across Africa and Europe with Illinois Jacquet and the Mamma Lue Parks Dancers.
Fri Oct 07 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 NINES JAZZ ENSEMBLE 6:30pm-9:00pm, no cover! Come early at 5:45pm for the swing dance lesson this week taught by James! Bower.
Fri Oct 07 Ironwood at Plantation Bar & Grill 1285 Dryden Road, Ithaca, NY (607) 273-4950 Friday, Oct 7, 2011 7 to 10 PM
Fri Oct 07 Marc Berger – western americana music Friday 10/7 7-9pm Dryden Community Center Cafe One West Main Street 607-844-1500 www.drydencafe.org
Fri Oct 07 Men of Kent at Dorothy’s Music Room in T-Burg, 7-9:30-ish
Fri Oct 07 OSWEGO NY – Contra Dance at the McCrobie Civic Center (same location as Music Hall shows), with live band, John Cadley & Lost Boys, and caller, David Smukler. 7 PM Newcomer Workshop | 7:30 – 10:30 PM Dance http://oswegomusichall.org/
Fri Oct 07 SYR NY — ANAIS MITCHELL – October 7 – Back by popular demand after a too-long Folkus absence,. What separates Mitchell from other singer/songwriters with political leanings is that she delivers the message without compromising the song; everything fits together naturally and her thoughts are expressed in lyrical and subtle ways. at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, starting at 8 p.m. http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=4314#4314
Fri Oct 07 SYR NY Contra Dance — Pamela Goddard is coming up from Ithaca to call to the music of a wonderful band from Pittsburgh: Amarillis (Maro Avakian, Donna Isaac and Allison Thompson). http://syracusecountrydancers.org/
Fri Oct 07 Terry Burns and Rick Manning with their bands are having a benefit to help those in the southern tier who were affected by the floods. First Baptist Church, Dewitt Park is hosting the event on Friday, October 7 at 8 PM. Burns & Kristy and Manning, Grietzer & Hodgson will be joined by special guests including Susan Lytle and Mark Lawrence. Suggested donation is $10.
Fri Oct 07 The (Cayuga) Nature Photographers Club has a photo show for the month of October. The opening is Fri Oct 7th from 5-8 pm at Collegetown Bagels on Aurora St downtown Ithaca as part of ‘Gallery Night’. My daughter Megan Ludgate has two of her photographs in this show. FULL STORY http://canaaninstitute.org/bikeskiblog/?p=1134
Fri Oct 07 Sunnyside – Brian Keeler will have a new show “Lake Light- Recent Paintings of the Finger Lakes” open at the Titus Gallery between 5 and 9 . Stop down tomorrow or see the show or anytime until November 30. The band “Sunnyside” will play on the commons on Friday from 4 to 5:30 at the east end in front of the Titus Gallery- where Brian has a new art show opening. “Playing will be Marty Blodgett, Wash, Jim Sherpa (maybe), and Brian Keeler. Others are welcome to sit in. -Brian” www.briankeeler.com
Fri Oct 07 The Peoples Fest IV [ EVENT CANCELLED ] Friday, October 7 at 12:00pm – October 8 at 11:30pm Location Pine Creek Campground 28 Rockwell Rd Newfield, NY 14867 http://thepeoplesfest.com/ “The People’s Festival IV has been cancelled because of a death in the family. ”
Fri Oct 07 Tru Bleu at The Blue Frog Cafe (Ithaca Mall) Friday, October 7th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm The Blue Frog Cafe (The Shops at Ithaca Mall) 40 Catherwood Road Ithaca, New York
Fri Oct 07 WATKINS GLEN NY – Blue Skies is back in Watkins Glen for one more performance at The Crooked Rooster Brew Pub This Friday, October 7, From 8 to 11pm For directions, as well as food & beer menus, go to http://www.roosterfishbrewing.com/ David & George www.myspace.com/blueskiesithaca
Sat Oct 08 Alicia Dale & Bill Ring at Elm Tree Inn – Benefit for Bob Skinner 2 McLean Cortland Road Cortland, NY 13045 (607) 838-3313 Saturday, Oct 8, 2011 3 to 5 PM
Sat Oct 08 Banjo Burke Irish Music Festival — Columbus Day weekend (October 7-10th) East Durham NY Workshops, Sessions, Ceilithe, & Concerts: Workshops are held throughout town on Saturday & Sunday morning & afternoon, and include all levels of: fiddle, flute, harp, whistle, bodhran, accordion, tenor banjo, sean nos singing, and guitar. Participants can choose one or up to four workshops, and can stick with one teacher or mix & match teachers and instruments. MORE INFO http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=4200#4200 more here http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=4358#4358
Sat Oct 08 BING NY English Country Dance — Terry Glasspool & Suzanna Spiese w/ Amarillis (from Pittsburgh), Christ Church, English Country Dance 2-5 pm $7 http://www.binghamtondance.org/contra.htm
Sat Oct 08 ITHACA NY Contra Dance — Vermont-based Clayfoot Strutters, with suave caller George Marshall, in a contra dance EVENT. BJ Martin School, 302 W. Buffalo St., Ithaca. Experienced dancers 4-6 pm; potluck dinner 6:15 pm, beginners’ workshop 7:30 pm, 8-11 pm dance for all levels. Info at www.hands4dancers.org or call 607-539-3174. Newcomers always welcome. Dances are easy to learn. No partner needed, but please bring clean, soft-soled shoes. FULL STORY PHOTO http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusicblog/?p=1694
Sat Oct 08 Lisa and the Tom Cats at Oasis, 6:30-9–
Sat Oct 08 Mathews Family Tradition [ EVENT CANCELLED ] — “UPDATE ON OCTOBER 8TH CONCERT AT VAN ETTEN VFW 8139 Due to a family emergency, Mathews Family Tradition has had to postpone our concert originally scheduled for October 8th. Make up date to be announced. We appreciate everyone’s patience with this matter. — Thank you. Roy Mathews”
Sat Oct 08 OASIS DANCE CLUB – This Saturday Twilight Cafe The Oasis is featuring LISA AND THE TOMCATS 6:00pm-8:30pm 5.00 cover. Lisa Wright, Jeff Sacco, Lisa Bloom, Mike Wellen and Ken Zeserson playing a fun mix of oldies, funk, and swing.
Sat Oct 08 RICHARD THOMPSON The State Theatre http://www.stateofithaca.com/
Sat Oct 08 SYR NY – Tenor Madness: Two tenor guitars, one upright bass, and pure, sweet vocals; classic, swinging, American music! Saturday, October 8, 2011. 8:00 p.m. $15, $12 for WCC members Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Avenue, Syracuse, N.Y. East of SU at the intersection of Euclid Ave and Westcott Street http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=4323#4323
Sat Oct 08 The Peoples Fest IV [ EVENT CANCELLED ] Friday, October 7 at 12:00pm – October 8 at 11:30pm Location Pine Creek Campground 28 Rockwell Rd Newfield, NY 14867 http://thepeoplesfest.com/ “The People’s Festival IV has been cancelled because of a death in the family. ”
Sun Oct 09 Banjo Burke Irish Music Festival — Columbus Day weekend (October 7-10th) East Durham NY Workshops, Sessions, Ceilithe, & Concerts: Workshops are held throughout town on Saturday & Sunday morning & afternoon, and include all levels of: fiddle, flute, harp, whistle, bodhran, accordion, tenor banjo, sean nos singing, and guitar. Participants can choose one or up to four workshops, and can stick with one teacher or mix & match teachers and instruments. MORE INFO http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=4200#4200
Sun Oct 09 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 Oct 09 Maxie’s – Live music on Tuesdays and Sundays 6-10 pm http://www.maxies.com/events.html —
Sun Oct 09 Nate SOLO at Americana Vineyards Concerts Interlaken, NY Nate & Kate www.nateandkatemusic.com SUN, Oct 9th, 4-6pm
Sun Oct 09 OASIS DANCE CLUB – This Sunday, being the 2nd Sunday of the month, we’re having our Open Blues Jam and Swing Dance hosted by Rich Andersson and the Swampcats 3:00pm-6:00pm, no cover! All musicians, dancers, and music lovers welcome. The kitchen opens at 5pm on Sunday’s
Sun Oct 09 ROXBURY NY – Fiddlers! is the oldest celebration dedicated to the Fiddling Traditions of the Catskill Mountains and North America. FIDDLERS! 18, Sunday, October 9, 2011, noon-7:30pm at the Roxbury Arts Center’s Hilt Kelly Hall The Fiddlers! festival, an annual fall event in Roxbury since Hilt Kelly Hall was dedicated in 1994, celebrates the artistry of musicians whose playing styles originate from family heritage and community tradition. Hilt Kelly taught nearly every Catskill fiddler and had broad influence in the fiddle styles that eventually evolved in the Catskills. FULL STORY HISTORY http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=4341#4341
Sun Oct 09 SMYRNA NY – Wolf Mountain Nature Center Pumpkin Festival! http://www.thewolfmountainnaturecenter.org/specialevents.html Dannielle Swart will be playing for this benefit, accompanying Tom Wadsworth http://www.thewolfmountainnaturecenter.org/index.html
Sun Oct 09 Sunday at Felicia’s with Parker West 7 pm http://www.atomicloungeithaca.com/calendar.php — Parker West (aka Park Doing) writes and plays original country rock music. Equal parts Gram Parson, Bruce Springsteen, and George Harrison, Parker carries on Gram Parson’s tradition of “Cosmic American Music” with songs that evoke heartache, loss, and love along with the sometimes surreal experiences of life’s journey. It’s American roots music with heart and soul, and a twist. Hailing from Dayton, Ohio, Parker is based in Ithaca, NY. and is currently working on his debut record “Devils Love Strangers” with Ithaca musicians Alan Pauling, Jim Catalano, Benn Barteshevich, and Ami Ben-Yaacov.
Sun Oct 09 WVBR’S Bound for Glory — Bound for Glory will be Albums from the Studios, as Cornell takes Fall Break, and the Cafe at Anabel Taylor is closed. Give Phil a call at 607-273-2121. There will be seven more live shows in the late Fall, starting OCTOBER 16, including visits from MARK RUST, MATCHING ORANGE, AMY GALLATIN AND STILLWATERS, JOE CROOKSTON, ANNE HILLS, MUSTARD’S RETREAT, and GUY DAVIS. 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.
Mon Oct 10 Banjo Burke Irish Music Festival — Columbus Day weekend (October 7-10th) East Durham NY Workshops, Sessions, Ceilithe, & Concerts: Workshops are held throughout town on Saturday & Sunday morning & afternoon, and include all levels of: fiddle, flute, harp, whistle, bodhran, accordion, tenor banjo, sean nos singing, and guitar. Participants can choose one or up to four workshops, and can stick with one teacher or mix & match teachers and instruments. MORE INFO http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=4200#4200
Mon Oct 10 JAM – accoustic jam at the Mate Factor on the Ithaca Commons. Contra-celtic-accoustic jam circle….free beverages for musicians….7:00-9:00pm.
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