Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Happenings

December 2006

 

Contents

  • PVFS celebrates new location with Anne Patterson & Peter Blood
    Rise Up Singing creators will join December 10 Song & Story Swap
  • Calendar of Western Mass. folk events

Rise Up Singing creators will celebrate Song & Story Swap move to Nacul Center

Please come share in an evening of music and stories at the NEW LOCATION CELEBRATION for the Pioneer Valley Folklore Society SONG & STORY SWAP.

Sunday, December 10, 7:00-9:30 p.m. at the The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, Mass. 

Please note that the Song & Story Swap is now held on the second Sunday of each month at The Nacul Center (see map).

Peter Blood & Annie Patterson, creators of Rise Up Singing book, will join Dec. 10 Song & Story Swap in Amherst

Guest performers will be Annie Patterson and Peter Blood.

Annie Patterson and Peter Blood have played a central role in helping to create a quiet revolution of group singing in the U.S. in recent years. They have spent decades honing their skills as songleaders in schools, camps, churches, conferences, folk song clubs and festivals. Groups in all these settings have treasured their uncanny ability to choose songs that are fun and inspiring, to teach these songs to groups of all ages, and to get them engaged in spirited group singing.

They used this wealth of songleading experience to create a completely unique song collection entitled Rise Up Singing. Their book contains a wonderful mix of 1200 songs from Beatles to Broadway, from spirituals to carols, and from kids songs to songs of peace and justice. A true underground best-seller, the collection has sold over a million copies since its publication in 1988 with a minimum of publicity, promotion or marketing. Celebrated folksinger Pete Seeger has said that their songbook is making a qualitative difference in music in America.

The pair are also accomplished musicians.  Peter Blood is adept on several instruments including guitar, autoharp and African djimbe. Annie Patterson is a professional vocalist and recording artist. Her most recent release is a collection of traditional folk songs called Meet Me By The Moonlight.

Please come join these special contributors to the world of folk music on December 10 and help us celebrate the PVFS Song & Story Swap's new home.

You can learn more about Annie Patterson and Peter Blood at their web site, http://www.quakersong.org.

The warm-up theme this month is Home. 

The PVFS Song & Story Swap happens the 2ND SUNDAY of every month.  For information contact Paul Kaplan, (413)-687-5002 or Jeff Lee, (413)-256-0433 or visit http://www.filbert.com/pvfs.


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Western Mass. Folk Calendar

  • Dec 8 - Catie Curtis, Antje Duvekot.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7&9:30pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 8 - Tracy Grammer.  Hilltown Folk & Jazz, Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, MA.  7:30pm.  413-625-2580.
  • Dec 9 - Sophie Dickinson & Haley Hewitt.  Capt. Charles Leonard House, 663 Main Street, Agawam, MA.  7:30pm.  413-786-9421.
  • Dec 9 - Jeff Kelliher & Chetz Keegan.  Luthier's Co-op, 108 Cottage St., Easthampton, MA.  5pm.  413-527-6627.
  • Dec 9 - Haunt & Antje Duvekot.  PACE, 41 Union St., Easthampton, MA.  8pm.  413-527-3700.
  • Dec 9 - Irish Rovers.  Calvin Theatre, 19 King St., Northampton, MA.  8pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 9 - Pernice Brothers.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 9 - Bullseye, Us - co-bill of two great Western Mass kid bands!.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 9 - Quietdrive.  Pearl Street Nightclub, 1 Pearl St., Northampton, MA.  .  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 9 - Marc Douglas Berardo.  Mocha Maya's, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, MA.  8pm.  413-625-6292.
  • Dec 9 - Hot Soup!.  uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series, 245 Porter Lake Dr., Springfield, MA.  8pm.  413-562-3990.
  • Dec 10 - Song & Story Swap New Location Celebration with guests Annie Patterson & Peter Blood.  Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA.  7pm.  413-687-5002.
  • Dec 10 - Kelly Joe Phelps, Natalia Zukerman.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 10 - Jimmy Sturr.  MassMutual Center, 1277 Main St., Springfield, MA.  3pm.  413-787-6610 .
  • Dec 12 - The Evens.  Mercy House, 365 North Pleasant St., Amherst, MA.  .  413-374-7532.
  • Dec 12 - Falala Follies - Various Artists.  Academy of Music, 274 Main St., Northampton, MA.  8pm.  413-584-8435.
  • Dec 12 - Winterpills, The Fawns, June Millington - An Evening of Music to Benefit Safe Passage's Children's Programming featuring Special Guests from the IMA Rock and Roll Girls Camp.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 14 - Drew Hickum, Adam Sweeney.  Manhan Cafe, 72 Union St., Easthampton, MA.  6:30pm.  413-529-2526 .
  • Dec 14 - Girlyman.  PACE, 41 Union St., Easthampton, MA.  8pm.  413-527-3700.
  • Dec 14 - The Bobs Christmas Show, Paul and Storm (of Davinci's Notebook).  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 15 - Ronan Tynan.  Calvin Theatre, 19 King St., Northampton, MA.  8pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 15 - Robbie Schaefer of Eddie From Ohio, Brooke Brown Saracino.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 15 - The Hold Steady.  Pearl Street Nightclub, 1 Pearl St., Northampton, MA.  8:30pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 16 - Mike Griffin, Anna Kelly & Brooke Brown Saracino.  PACE, 41 Union St., Easthampton, MA.  8pm.  413-527-3700.
  • Dec 16 - John Coster and Katherine First.  Echo Lake Coffeehouse, 9 Montague Road, Leverett, MA.  7:30pm.  413-548-9394.
  • Dec 16 - Leon Redbone.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 16 - Lisa Martin Band.  Westwood Pub, 94 Elm St., Westfield, MA.  9pm.  413-564-6963 .
  • Dec 17 - Ray Lamontagne, Tristan Prettyman.  Calvin Theatre, 19 King St., Northampton, MA.  8pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 17 - David Mallett, Liz Carlisle.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 19 - Henry The Juggler.  Northampton Center for the Arts, 17 New South St., Northampton, MA.  10:30am.  413-584-7327.
  • Dec 19 - Toby Lightman, Bill Carleton.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 22 - Rory Block, Marc Black.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 23 - The Commander Cody Band, Stewart James & The Juke Joint Allstars.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 25 - Rona Levanthal.  National Yiddish Book Center, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.  11am.  413-256-4900 .
  • Dec 26 - Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 27 - New Riders of the Purple Sage.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 28 - Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 29 - Lisa Lampanelli.  Calvin Theatre, 19 King St., Northampton, MA.  8pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 29 - John Eddie, The Swinging Steaks.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7&9:30pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 30 - Johnny A.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7&9:30pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 31 - Dar Williams, Kris Delmhorst.  Calvin Theatre, 19 King St., Northampton, MA.  8pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Dec 31 - Mad Agnes.  First Night Northampton, Various locations, Northampton, MA.  2pm.  413-584-0784.
  • Dec 31 - Big Al's Big New Year's featuring Big Al Anderson.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Jan 4 - PVPA Alumni Jazz Allstars Featuring, Sonya Kitchell, Miro Sprague.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Jan 5 - Livingston Taylor.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Jan 6 - Leah Randazzo Group.  PACE, 41 Union St., Easthampton, MA.  8pm.  413-527-3700.
  • Jan 6 - Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus.  Common Grounds Coffeehouse, First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield, MA.  8pm.  413-499-0866.
  • Jan 6 - Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse Talent.  Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse, Town Hall, Wendell, MA.  7:30pm.  978-544-8339.
  • Jan 7 - Nikitov.  National Yiddish Book Center, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.  2pm.  413-256-4900 .
  • Jan 7 - Vance Gilbert, Chris O'Brien.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Jan 12 - Joe Crookston.  Woolman Hill, 107 Keets Road, Deerfield, MA.  .  413-774-3431.
  • Jan 12 - The Kennedys, Chris AND Meridith Thompson.  PACE, 41 Union St., Easthampton, MA.  8pm.  413-527-3700.
  • Jan 12 - Cheryl Wheeler.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Jan 13 - Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen.  uNi Coffeehouse Concert Series, 245 Porter Lake Dr., Springfield, MA.  8pm.  413-562-3990.
  • Jan 14 - Song & Story Swap with guest Francisco Hernandez.  Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA.  7pm.  413-687-5002.
  • Jan 16 - The Low Anthem with North.  PACE, 41 Union St., Easthampton, MA.  8pm.  413-527-3700.
  • Jan 18 - The Radiators.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Jan 19 - Anand Nayak & Polly Fiveash with Adam Sweeney.  PACE, 41 Union St., Easthampton, MA.  8pm.  413-527-3700.
  • Jan 19 - Prince Myshkins; Charlie King & Karen Brandow.  All Souls Unitarian Church, 399 Main St., Greenfield, MA.  8pm.  413-773-5018.
  • Jan 19 - Mark Erelli.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Jan 20 - Shawn Colvin.  Calvin Theatre, 19 King St., Northampton, MA.  8pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Jan 20 - Gregory Douglass with Steph Taylor .  PACE, 41 Union St., Easthampton, MA.  8pm.  413-527-3700.
  • Jan 20 - Lui Collins.  Echo Lake Coffeehouse, 9 Montague Road, Leverett, MA.  2pm.  413-548-9394.
  • Jan 20 - Tom Nielsen.  Echo Lake Coffeehouse, 9 Montague Road, Leverett, MA.  7:30pm.  413-548-9394.
  • Jan 20 - Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Jan 20 - Erin McKeown, Sean Hayes.  Hilltown Folk & Jazz, Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, MA.  7:30pm.  413-625-2580.
  • Jan 21 - Paul Kaplan, Open Book.  Pioneer Valley Cohousing, Pulpit Hill Rd., Amherst, MA.  7pm.  413-549-3722.
  • Jan 21 - Savoy Brown's Kim Simmonds Unplugged.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Jan 21 - Lui Collins.  Children's Art Museum, 14 Depot Rd., Shelburne Falls, MA.  3pm.  413-625-6826.
  • Jan 23 - Mark Eitzel.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Jan 24 - Jimmy LaFave.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Jan 27 - Haunt & Antje Duvekot.  PACE, 41 Union St., Easthampton, MA.  8pm.  413-527-3700.
  • Jan 27 - Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men, James McMurtry & The Heartless Bastards - co-bill.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Jan 28 - Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun, Stewart James & The Juke Joint Allstars.  Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton, MA.  7pm.  413-586-8686.
  • Jan 28 - Richard Berman.  Inn the Village, 17 High St., Shelburne Falls, MA.  3pm.  413-625-2324.

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Pioneer Valley Folklore Society, Amherst, Mass.
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December 6, 2006