Sep, Oct 2018 Hurdy Gurdy

Here’s the Hurdy Gurdy for Sep, Oct 2018.  We are excited to announce that all our events next season will be held at First Parish Duxbury, 842 Tremont St (Rte 3A), Duxbury.  We hope you will renew your membership for next season – the form is in this Hurdy Gurdy.  Please consider making a special donation to our “Keep the Coffeehouses” fund – info in this Hurdy Gurdy.  To view or print the Hurdy Gurdy, open the post and and the Hurdy Gurdy link.Sep Oct Hurdy Gurdy 2018 NEW LOCATION in color PDF

Saturday, Feb 9 – All Open Mic Night

Saturday, February 9, 2019
All Open Mic Night

YOU pic

You can be the star of our All Open Mic!

This is your night to own our stage! Share your talent with our attentive audience!  All types of music welcome, not just folk.  Sign up for your 8 minutes on stage when the doors open at 6:30 PM.  No early sign-ups.

You must sign yourself up.  Groups can sign up for a single slot.  Show us what you can do!  Share something special!  You might be considered for a future booking!

$9 Members and All Open Mic Performers, $10 Non-members

March/April 2018 Hurdy Gurdy

Here is the new March/April 2018 Hurdy Gurdy.  To view or print, open the link.  See you at the Club! Mar Apr 2018 PDF

Friday, March 16, 2018 – Traditional Ballad Singing Contest for Grade 4 – Age 25

Maggie MacPhail, 2017 winner, Solo with Intrument category singing “The Cruel Mother”

The 2018 Traditional Ballad Singing Contest will be held on Friday, March 16th at 8:00 PM at The Beal House, 222 Main St (Rte 106), Kingston, MA.

Here are this year’s Poster and this year’s Contest Info and Sign Up Form: 2018_POSTER rev 01 13 2018 PDF 2018_CONTEST INFO and FORM rev 01 13 2018 PDF

No charge for contestants, all others: $7 Members, $8 Non-members, $4 Children.

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.   You must sign up ahead so Contest Organizers Karen Haffner and Lynn Feingold can review your choice of ballad.  Here are the categories for 2018:

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 781-878-1683 or Lynn Feingold at 781-608-7218.

Jan Feb 2018 Hurdy Gurdy

Here is the new Hurdy Gurdy for Jan/Feb 2018.  To view or pirnt, open the post and click on the link.  See you at the Club! Jan Feb 2018 PDF

Sep Oct Annual Meeting 2018 HURDY GURDY newsletter

WELCOME BACK!  Here’s the Hurdy Gurdy for Sep and Oct 2018 and our Annual Meeting.  We are excited to announce that all our events this season will be held at First Parish Duxbury, 842 Tremont St (Rte 3A), Duxbury.    To view or print the Hurdy Gurdy, open the post and then the Hurdy Gurdy link.  Sep Oct Annual Meeting 09 01 2018 PDF

Saturday, January 6, 2018 Ian Fitzgerald Concert

 Ian Fitzgerald, Saturday January 6, 2017, 8:00 pm
At the door: $20 Member, $22 Non-Member
Advance tix:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2950203

Ian Fitzgerald is a folk singer and songwriter. Based in New England, he has toured throughout the United States. Known for his storytelling and skillful use of language, Ian has independently released five albums of original material, including his newest effort You Won’t Even Know I’m Gone. Performer Magazine called Ian “a polished songsmith who is high atop a field of great artists breaking through to festival and folk concerts throughout the States.”

Ian performed at the 2016 and 2015 Newport Folk Festivals and opened the official kickoff show for the 2014 Newport Folk Festival, dubbed “All Newport’s Eve.” Ian has opened shows for Iris DeMent; Willy Mason; Joan Shelley; Darlingside; Mark Erelli; Tracy Grammer; The Ballroom Thieves; Jonathan Edwards; Tall Tall Trees; Vandaveer; Ark Life; Parsonsfield; and Freedy Johnston, among others, and has shared bills with the likes of Haunt The House; Christopher Paul Stelling; Ron Gallo; and Jonah Tolchin. Additional festival performances include: NXNE; the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase; the Brown University Folk Festival; and the In The Dead of Winter Festival.

Nov/Dec 2017 Hurdy Gurdy

Here is the Nov/Dec 2017 Hurdy Gurdy.  To view or print, click on the title to open the post, then click on the “Nov Dec 2017 PDF” link.Nov Dec 2017 PDF

Sep Oct 2017 Hurdy Gurdy

Our 2017-2018 season (our 39th!) is starting soon!  Here’s our first Hurdy Gurdy of the season.  We’ve booked all the Concerts for the season.  They are all listed on the Hurdy Gurdy along with the Brown Paper Tickets links so you can buy your tickets now!  We’ve booked our Coffeehouses for the whole first half of our season.  All the Coffeehouse dates along with the dates for our All Open Mic and our Traditional Ballad Contest are in this issue of the Hurdy Gurdy.  Print it, put it on your refrigerator, look forward to all our great shows!  To view or print, open the post, then click on the link: Sep Oct Annual Meeting 08 20 2017 Ivory PDF

May Sep Oct 2017 Hurdy Gurdy

Here’s our May Hurdy Gurdy, which includes info about our first Coffeehouse and first Concert in the fall.  To view or print, open the post and click on the link. May Sep Oct 2017 PDF2

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