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    • 11 Mar 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    • 842 Tremont Street Duxbury, MA
    • 118
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    Tickets: Contestants No Charge, $9 Member, $10 Non-Member, Child $5 (register here or at the door)

    We love the Traditional Ballad so much, we’ll pay young people to learn and perform one at our Contest with CASH PRIZES AND CASH PARTICIPATION AWARDS!

    The 2023 Traditional Ballad Singing Contest will be held on SATURDAY, March 11 at 7:00 PM at FIRST PARISH DUXBURY, 842 Tremont St (Rte 3A), Duxbury, MA

    No charge for contestants, all others: $9 Members, $10 Non-members, $5 Children. 

    HERE ARE THE LINKS FOR THE FULL CONTEST INFO/SIGN UP FORM and THE POSTER:



         

    Main Rules:

    Make sure your ballad tells a story with a plot and an ending. 

    Make sure your ballad is so old that nobody knows who wrote it, or make sure your ballad is at least 100 years old.  

    Make sure you sign up early so Contest Organizers Karen Haffner and Lynn Feingold can review and OK your choice of ballad.  

    Here are the categories and CASH PRIZES for 2023:

    Grade 4 Through High School

    Solo performer WITHOUT instrument $50 cash prize

    Solo performer WITH instrument $50 cash prize

    Group (2 or more) WITHOUT instrument $100 cash prize
    Group (2 or more) WITH instrument(s) $100 cash prize

    After High School Through Age 25

    Solo or group, with/without instrument(s) - $50 cash prize.  If you have any questions, contact Karen at haffnerk@hotmail.com or 617-875-2047 (leave a voicemail or text) or Lynn Feingold at 781-227-7500.

    CASH Participation Awards!

    All contestants who do not “win” their category will receive a CASH Participation Award in an amount based on the donations we receive in support of the Contest.







    • 25 Mar 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    • 842 Tremont Street Duxbury, MA
    • 120
    Tickets: $9 Member, $10 Non-Member (register here or at the door)

    This event is still being planned.  Tickets are not available for purchase yet. Coffeehouses are always fun, so save the date!

    Feature TBA

    Open Mic- Open Mic before and after the break. Sign up at the door when we open at 6:30 PM.  No early sign-ups.  You must sign yourself up.  Four 8 minute slots before intermission and two 8 minute slots after intermission.  First come, first served until our slots are full.

    Our coffeehouses are set up in café style with tables and chairs where you can enjoy a coffee, tea, or soft drink and a snack while you listen to live music.  The featured musicians and open mic performers from the audience provide an evening of entertainment.  Since our shows are from 7 PM until 9:15 PM we encourage families to share the experience together.  Children under 12 are half price.  Come enjoy the show!
    • 31 Mar 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    • 842 Tremont Street Duxbury, MA
    • 120
    Register


    FRIDAY NIGHT - All Open Mic with opener Lisa Sheldon

                             All tickets $8.00, register here (there is a small processing fee)                                          or pay at the door with cash or check (no plastic)

    Vaccination/masks recommended

    Snacks for sale                Come on down!


    Lisa Sheldon’s covers of songs have always shown her gift for discovering something new in the familiar. It was a small step from there to finding her own songwriting voice. She writes about the “wild ride” of life with keen insight and playful humor, serving up truth with a wry wink of the eye.  Please share in her story songs and then, the open mic!



     


    • 21 Apr 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    • 842 Tremont Street Duxbury, MA
    • 120
    Register


    FRIDAY NIGHT - All Open Mic with opener Jon Verdun

                             All tickets $8.00, register here (there is a small processing fee)                                          or pay at the door with cash or check (no plastic)

    Vaccination/masks recommended

    Snacks for sale                Come on down!


    Jon Verdun began as a classically trained pianist but found his passion for folk and acoustic music in the 60’s.  Self-taught on guitar and five-string banjo, he formed the Spider Bridge Bluegrass Band in 1970, then after 13 yrs returned to folk music with the trio P, B & J.  Favoring story songs, Jon has recently concentrated on Tom Paxton, Bill Staines, David Mallett, and John McCutcheon, as well as writing some of his own songs. Please join us for Jon Verdun and the open mic!



     


Past events

18 Nov 2022 Friday, November 18, 2022 – Youth Open Mic/All Ages Open Mic
22 Oct 2022 Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 – Coffeehouse featuring Chuck Williams with CiCi Eberle opening, and Open Mic
7 Oct 2022 Friday, Oct 7, 2022 – Youth Open Mic
17 Sep 2022 Saturday, Sep 17, 2022 – "All Night" - All Ages - All Open Mic
5 Mar 2022 Saturday, March 5, 2022 – Traditional Ballad Singing Contest
17 Feb 2022 Thursday, February 17, 2022 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
3 Feb 2022 Thursday, February 3, 2022 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
20 Jan 2022 Thursday, January 20 , 2022 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
4 Nov 2021 Thursday, November 4, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
21 Oct 2021 Thursday, October 21, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
7 Oct 2021 Thursday, October 7, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
23 Sep 2021 Thursday, September 23, 2021 - Live Zoom Open Mic!
6 May 2021 Thursday, MAY 6, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
15 Apr 2021 Thursday, April 15, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
1 Apr 2021 Thursday, April 1, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
20 Mar 2021 Saturday, March 20, 2021 – Traditional Ballad Singing Contest
18 Mar 2021 Thursday, March 18, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
4 Mar 2021 Thursday, March 4, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
18 Feb 2021 Thursday, February 18, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
4 Feb 2021 Thursday, February 4, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
21 Jan 2021 Thursday, January 21, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
7 Jan 2021 Thursday, January 7, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
3 Dec 2020 Thursday, December 3, 2020 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
19 Nov 2020 Thursday, November19, 2020 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
5 Nov 2020 Thursday, November 5, 2020 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
15 Oct 2020 Thursday, October 15, 2020 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
1 Oct 2020 Thursday, October 1, 2020 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
17 Sep 2020 Thursday, September 17, 2020 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
18 Apr 2020 Saturday, April 18, 2020 – CANCELLED - Coffeehouse featuring Rachel Sumner opening with Lady Dust, and Open Mic
21 Mar 2020 Saturday, March 21, 2020 – Coffeehouse CANCELLED featuring Tall Richard with Joe Folan opening, and Open Mic
15 Feb 2020 Saturday, February 15, 2020 – Traditional Ballad Singing Contest
18 Jan 2020 Saturday, January 18, 2020 – Coffeehouse Featuring Chuck Williams, Opening with CiCi Eberle and Open Mic CANCELED DUE TO IMPENDING WEATHER!!!
14 Dec 2019 Saturday, December 14, 2019 – All Open Mic and Holiday Cheer Party
16 Nov 2019 Saturday, November 16, 2019 – Coffeehouse featuring Ron Williams opening with Andrew Sexton, and Open Mic
19 Oct 2019 Saturday, October 19, 2019 – Coffeehouse featuring Plymouth Rock Music opening with Steve Lamb, and Open Mic
21 Sep 2019 Saturday, September 21, 2019 – Coffeehouse featuring Kathleen Healy opening with Meaghan Casey, and Open Mic
20 Apr 2019 Saturday, April 20, 2019 – Coffeehouse Featuring Mark T Small, Opening with Bill Anderson, Open Mic
16 Mar 2019 Saturday, March 16, 2019 – Traditional Ballad Singing Contest - grade 4 through age 25
9 Feb 2019 Saturday, February 9, 2019 – All Open Mic Nite

About us

All volunteer non-profit dedicated to bringing live music to the South Shore. This season we are celebrating our 41st anniversary! That makes us one of the longest running all-volunteer folk music clubs in the country.

South Shore Folk Music Club Inc.
P.O. Box 156
Kingston, MA 02364-9998

Venue Location:
First Parish Duxbury
842 Tremont St (Rte 3A)
Duxbury, MA




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