Folk Festival Day in Queens
The Folk Music Society of New York, Inc. is proud to announce a day long Festival of Traditional Music to be held in Jackson Heights, Queens, NYC on Saturday March 13. This year the festival will honor Oscar Brand whose WNYC radio show Folksong Festival is in its 65th year.
The festival features local performers who are representatives of the living ethnic traditions, and performers who have become steeped in those traditions. It has programs ideal for the whole family, and provides a very rare chance in New York to hear such diverse, and such high quality, performers all in a single venue. This year some of the featured acts are
Joyful Noise: A four-woman group singing traditional and contemporary music.
Steve Suffet and Anne Price
And many more.
The festival starts off with a free family concert from 11 am to 12 noon and continues from 12:30 to 5:30 pm with mini-concerts, workshops, and participatory sessions, all with a spirit of warmth and openness. From 7:30 to 10:30pm there is an evening concert. Tickets are $15 for the whole day or $9.99 for either the afternoon or evening individually. Ages 13-18 are $5; 12 and under (accompanied by an adult) are free. (There are no tickets required for the free family concert.) More information is at www.folkmusicny.org or by calling 718-672-6399. It is at the the Renaissance Charter School, 35-59 81st Street (at the corner of 37th Avenue), in Jackson Heights, Queens. It is 2 blocks from the 82nd Street Station of the #7 Line.
Oscar Brand is one of the stalwart American folksingers, writers, and interpreters. Over the course of his 65-some-year career he has released 93 albums. He roamed the country with Woody, concertized with Leadbelly, promoted folk of all kinds like Pete Seeger and has hosted the Folk Song Festival on New York's WNYC for 50 years. Many of his recordings contain parodies on single subjects such as holidays, car songs, or political satire. ... Generally the recording style is simple; Oscar and his guitar and a few back-up players. Oscar's records are totally directed toward the songs. ~ Richard Meyer, All Music Guide
This event is co-sponsored by the Renaissance Charter School and has been produced with the financial assistance assistance from State Assemblyman Jose Peralta
The Renaissance Charter School
35-59 81 St
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
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