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You can come anytime to this exceptional music party. It will be wonderful musicians playing beautiful acoustic songs from the 60’s and 70’s. You can request any song you love from the provided songbooks or play along on an instrument.
Even if you just want to be a listener, you are in for a real treat. It’s not a dinner potluck but bring snacks and treats and libations. Suggested donation is only $5 as we hire an ace guitarist to help us out.
John Weed • Aryeh Frankfurter • Lisa Lynne • Stuart Mason
Extraordinary instruments and heartwarming music rooted in the Nordic, Celtic, and American folk traditions. 98 strings on stage!
Science tells us that cross pollination can result in hybrid vigor that transcends the sum of its parts. In a parallel vein, the vibrant West Coast traditional music community has given birth to the New World String Project. Four highly skilled and well known multi-instrumentalists have joined forces to create an exciting weave of music rooted in the Celtic, Nordic and American folk traditions. Ancient and modern sounds mingle freely on Swedish nyckelharpa, Celtic harp, fiddle, guitar, cittern, bouzouki, and more. Join the New World String Project for a musical ride that will shake your boots, uplift your spirit and warm your heart.
“(New World String Project) literally pranced through their hour-long program at St. Mary’s in Pacific Grove, displaying both calculated structure and unbridled abandon.” –Monterey County Weekly (CA)
Doors open 6pm with a potluck reception.
A house concert is an excellent opportunity to hear great music in a very intimate setting.
Harris Bridge Folk Festival Songwriting Camp
HARRIS BRIDGE SONGWRITING CAMP: A retreat exploring songwriting, folk music, community, nature, and how they all intersect. The 3-day camp includes workshops, small-group song swaps, co-writing opportunities, 1-on-1 time with instructors, as well as plenty of opportunities for jamming, writing, and exploring the gorgeous Harris Bridge area’s hiking trails, vineyard, river, and swimming hole! This is a welcoming and non-judgmental community where songwriters at any stage of experience can come and be inspired, connect with their creativity and to the land, and have the time and space to write, reflect, and play!
WHO ATTENDS AND HOW MANY? All levels of writing and musical experience are welcome. What matters most is that you are a great appreciator of music and people and the outdoors. Most songwriters play guitar or keyboards, but songwriters can also work acapella and on a range of other instruments. All genres are welcome. Note, all under 21 years of age must be accompanied by an adult due to the host site being a winery/vineyard. Attendance is capped at 25 guest participants.
OUR INSTRUCTORS: Beth Wood and Clara Baker have decades of experience writing songs, teaching, touring and performing professionally. They will lead guided workshops and small group classes, and can also offer 1-on-1 song feedback, guitar and vocal mini-lessons, and more.
OUR SCHEDULE: Check-in begins on Tuesday Aug 13th, at 10am. Participants set up and get to know one another the first afternoon with, followed by dinner and a campfire song circle. In the mornings we will gather as a group and share in writing exercises. Afternoons we will focus on co-writing and one-on-on mentor sessions with plenty of free time sprinkled in to explore and gather inspiration from each other and the beautiful setting. In the evenings we will gather in a circle and share songs.
The camp ends on Friday morning by 11am, after breakfast and a closing gathering. All guests are invited to stay as complimentary guests for the Harris Bridge Folk Festival, or we can see you safely on your way on Friday, just let us know your desire at the time you register for the song camp.
TUITION FEE: Tuition is $295 and includes the following.
- A spot for tent camping and/or vehicle camping (RV availability is limited).
- Access to all classes as well as the occasional opportunity for private instruction
- Nightly song circles
- Three meals daily from Tuesday Aug. 13 dinner to Friday Aug. 16 brunch (8 meals).
- Self-serve coffee and tea.
- Access to hiking trails, and the swimming hole on the Mary’s River.
- Complimentary tickets/all access passes to the Harris Bridge Folk Fest (Aug 16, 17, 18, includes complimentary camping! Value is $80)
OUR LOCATION: The camp is hosted by Harris Bridge Vineyard, on a 4 acre patch of paradise, located right in the heart of Harris Valley, Oregon, just West of Corvallis. The site includes a beautiful winery and tasting room, camp sites, 3 separate fire circles, and two distinct places to dip toes into the Mary’s river to restore after long day. It also includes access to hiking. The site is a 2-hour drive from Portland, and a 1-hour drive from Eugene.
OUR ACCOMMODATIONS and FOOD PROVISIONS: Most participants camp in tents or vehicles. We also have a limited network of friends who host guests in their homes. If you would prefer to be set up in a home, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will attempt to connect you with a host (may involve additional cost). The camp is an outdoor experience: all classes, song circles and meals are outdoors. Weather is most often beautiful in August, but it can be cool in the evenings and possibly even rainy, so campers should come with enough clothes to keep them warm and dry.
We’ll provide three delicious meals a day, beginning with dinner on Tuesday through brunch on Friday. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available. Please let us know of any food allergies or restrictions when registering. Self-service tea and coffee is provided, and beer and wine will be available for purchase through the tasting room all day long.
If you have any other questions, please let us know by contacting Nathan and Amanda (Owners of Harris Bridge) at email@example.com.
The Harris Bridge Folk Festival (Aug. 17th – 19th) features PNW songwriters Anna Tivel, Jeffrey Martin, Beth Wood, Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer, Tyler Stenson, and Wilhelmina FrankZerda, our very own songwriter from just up the road in Summit, Oregon. The weekend will be filled with concerts, camping, swimming, food, all family friendly (Children 8 and under are free!), so come spend the weekend with us!
TICKETS (Both Concert and Camping passes) available on the Harris Bridge Vineyard website (www.harrisbridgevineyard.com).
FRIDAY Aug 17th
SATURDAY Aug 18th
- 12pm: DTW concert on the river
- 3pm: Depart for the Summit Fest (10 mile drive into the woods) for an afternoon and evening of arts, crafts, music, all in support of the Summit Community.
SUNDAY Aug 19th
FOOD: Brad Burnheimer will be cooking all weekend with lots of fresh, local veggie and meat options!
Note: food and drinks are not included in this ticket price.
When you arrive please check in at the winery and give your name for confirmation.
Campers may set up on Friday from 10am to 4:30pm or after the concert. Campers joining on Saturday or Sunday may set 9am to 11:30am or after 8pm on both days.
Original and Traditional, harmonized poetry songs, lots of humor.
This incredible duo are our best friends from where we lived in the bay area. That could make us partial, but indeed they make some of the most beautiful acoustic music you will ever hear. Marla is my idol. She is one of the foremost Irish mandolin players in the world. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. Bruce is the funniest guy we know, a great guitarist with a side hobby as a psychiatrist. They are a songwriting duo that layers incredible sounds and virtuosity with their clever and brilliant songs. They use musical settings of a broad array of poetry that they sing in harmony, original instrumental pieces, and traditional Irish tunes and songs. Aryeh recorded their first album in our home studio and whenever they play, we get to sit in. You will get to hear an unusual array of strings — fine guitars in varied tunings, mandola, mandolin, bouzouki, cittern, tenor guitar — and their blended voices. More about their music: https://www.noctambulemusic.com/us
Go to https://lisalynne.com/cedarhouse-concerts/ for location details.
A house concert is an excellent place to hear and meet great musicians in a very intimate setting.
A young Sicilian artist left Italy over 30 years ago, with the dream of “playing with the greatest guitarists”. Peppino has achieved his dream and he’s now firmly planted in the “who’s who” of the guitar world.
Peppino D’Agostino emerged on the acoustic guitar scene in the early 80’s as a leading member of the second wave of the great fingerstylists that helped redefine the instrument in the ’90s. His remarkable technique, penchant for open tunings, and percussive effects are the basis of his unique compositional style which has been inspiring musicians and audiences alike for decades. Add to that his natural warmth, playfulness, and broad musical tastes and you have the recipe for what he calls “minestrone music”. His virtuosity and his emotional charge have also had a significant influence on the younger generation of fingerstyle guitarists. D’Agostino continues to evolve and grow in ways that would have been hard to predict when he first showcased his melodic yet emotionally intense style on the recordings Acoustic Spirit, Close to the Heart, and Every Step of the Way which was named one of the top three acoustic guitar albums of all time by Acoustic Guitar magazine readers.
Doors open 6pm with a potluck reception.
A house concert is an excellent opportunity to hear great music in a very intimate setting.
16th Annual FAR-West 2019 Music Conference
FAR-West, one of five regions of Folk Alliance International, celebrates folk music through our annual conference. We invite you to join us this October — to listen, celebrate, recognize, and enjoy the richness of folk music in the West. Our regional conference offers an affordable, intimate and interactive way for acoustic artists and presenters to focus on the folk community in the western region of the US and Canada. Join us for four days of music, learning and connecting. We welcome a wide variety of styles, levels and disciplines, encouraging musical and cultural diversity and excellence.
Nationally recognized Bluegrass duo Mike Compton and Joe Newberry have agreed to swing through Jordan while on their West Coast tour!
Compton is a Grammy award-winning mandolinist and Newberry is an IBMA award-winning songwriter who have teamed up for the “Roots of Bluegrass” tour. Their combined music industry endeavors have enabled them to entertain millions of people, including the more than 4 million regular listeners of A Prairie Home Companion, and through the Grammy Award-winning soundtracks from the movies, O Brother, Where Art Thou and Cold Mountain.
Mike Compton has entertained from Carnegie Hall to the White House – and lots of good folks’ houses in between. The New York Times calls him “a new bluegrass instrumental hero.” He has performed on 100+ CDs in a variety of genres with some of the most beloved artists of our day. At heart, Mike Compton is a preservationist, continuing the music that Bill Monroe innovated on the mandolin and which set the standard for two generations of bluegrass mandolin players.
Joe Newberry is a prizewinning guitarist, songwriter and vocalist known far and wide for his powerful banjo playing. He won the songwriting prize for “Gospel Recorded Performance” at the 2012 IBMA Awards for his song “Singing As We Rise”, and was co-writer [with Eric Gibson] of the 2013 IBMA “Song of the Year,” “They Called It Music.” A longtime guest on A Prairie Home Companion, he was a featured singer on the Transatlantic Sessions 2016 tour of the U.K., and at the Transatlantic Session’s debut at Merlefest in 2017.
rare instruments and
a benefit for OregonFlora
The multi-instrumentalist duo of Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter present an afternoon of music with Celtic Harps, Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukrainian Bandura, Bouzouki, Cittern and more. Join these international performers and recording artists in an evening benefiting OregonFlora, a program that provides resources about the plants of the state. Appetizers, silent auction, and wine raffle are featured.
OregonFlora provides information about the native and naturalized plants of our state through its website, wildflower identification app, and Flora of Oregon books. Our work promotes plant awareness, gardening with native species, and restoration to support sustainable agricultural practices.
The American Roots Music Festival, taking place on November 2nd at The Tabernacle in Turner, OR (directions) is a showcase of music styles that are part of our cultural heritage but that are underexposed in today’s media. The original Festival ran from 2004 – 2009.
The event is a fundraiser for Keeping the Arts, a non-profit that provides financial support to youth arts programs throughout Oregon. As of April 2019, we have funded $150,000 in grants for such programs.
The Festival starts on November 2, 2019 at 9:30am, with a free Educational Youth Concert (The History of The Fiddle In American Roots Music) for K-12 students primarily in the North Santiam, Cascade, Salem-Keizer, and Albany school districts. We will provide free ticket information to each of the districts to circulate among the schools and invite the music teachers to also attend the concert. We will provide a synopsis of the content of the Youth Concert so music teachers can incorporate in their curriculum prior to youth attending the Youth Concert.
The festival features four daytime performers representing different genres of American Roots Music. They are: Mary Flower – Blues; Lauren Sheehan-Americana; JazzArts Combo-Jazz; and Fern Hill-Bluegrass. Our headline evening concert features The Western Flyers, one of the top Western Swing bands in the country. Tickets are $20 for adults, Youth 18 and under are free.
“Rocking the folk out of it since 2003”
RiverRocks band melds 2 songwriters and 4 instrumentalists to present songs that connect and lift us. Laurie Childers, Mina Carson, Bill Veley, Michael Everett, Tracy Daugherty, and Joe Casprowiak wield a variety of instruments to bring you a mix of genres. Contemporary favorites, provocative originals, sweet melodies, harmonies, toe-tapping, laughter, and maybe a tear are all likely to be part of a RiverRocks concert.
Laurie broke a bunch of backbones last May, and spent the summer horizontal on a big hospital bed at home. RiverRocks rehearsals continued every Wednesday afternoon (minus Laurie’s keyboard). Singing for two hours every week kept her lungs clear and healthy. At least as vital was the love, humor and normalcy of
playing music with the band. At this concert we will celebrate the vibrant healing power of music and community.
No cover. Wines will be for sale by the glass or bottle.
Directions: Go 10+ miles N of Corvallis on Hwy 99 to Suver; turn left/west on
Airlie Rd and go another 2 miles.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED
of music and dance
A beautiful setting on the Oregon Coast. A pristine, sheltered beach, tidepools galore, wildlife in the water, woods, and air, hikes that lead to superb vistas up and down the coast. It’s a weekend at the beach, with music and friends old and new. It’s always sunny at Westwind, AND it almost always rains. Which is to say, any weather can happen.
A growing, family friendly community. More than a fourth of those who attend the Westwind Weekend are young people. Kids bring their friends. They dig in the sand, play Frisbee, hike, play cards, dance, play music, drink hot cocoa, help out, hang out, and build lasting memories.
Non-stop music jams. At any moment you’ll find swing favorites on the front porch, old-time in the shed, and Irish/contra tunes in the kitchen. Some of the finest musicians in the Willamette Valley come to Westwind and are joined by folks just learning to play and everyone in between.
Contra dancing and more. Friday and Saturday evenings feature the Westwind All Star Orchestra playing tunes, and dance programming that’s aimed at all ages and abilities. Expect family dances, contras and squares, and a set of Scandinavian favorites. Also find musicians jamming and swing or zydeco dancing underway outside the main hall.
Camper-led workshops. Gumboot dancing, daisy chain squares, swing chords, beach talk, favorite folk songs: come with your special talent to share or learn something you’ve never heard of before. Sunday morning expect time for singing the gospel of our non-denominational love of community.
A Saturday camper concert. Enjoy listening to the crazy, creative, and sublime as your fellow campers perform, or put together your own high or low art performance and step up onto the whale bone stage.
Happy, hearty vegetarian food. Beth Littlewolf has been our cook for 25+ years. She makes wonderful fare that brings us all together in the historic Wilson Lodge for family-style meals. Meals at Westwind include snack Friday evening, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, and early-wake up breakfast fare plus brunch on Sunday.
Folk Unlocked: Connection, Discovery, Inspiration, is a five-day event for the entire international folk community to come together for panels, workshops, showcases, affinity and peer group meetings, exhibit spaces, networking, and mentorship. This is a year for innovation and creativity, and our goal is to create a space for community building and career development for everyone from the comfort and safety of their own home.
While the conference officially starts on Monday, 2/22, there are events on Sunday, 2/21, including meet-ups with artists such as John Gorka, Eliza Gilkyson, Cathy Fink and many others. The schedule is much too long to even summarize here, but there will be the Keynote Interview: Margaret Atwood with Anaïs Mitchell, and a session on Songs and Pursuit of Social Justice including OSU’s Bob Santelli.
For more information and to register click here or on the logo above.
Portland FolkMusic Society presents
a spring weekend of singing, jamming, learning, sharing and good food (you provide) at Portland FolkMusic Society’s annual retreat.
Gordon and Carol need no introduction to lovers of traditional music. Gordon says “I’m drawn to songs that show me how others have lived their lives and sorted through their problems… They’ve shown me how to live, and if others learn something from my passing them on, that’s another pleasure.” Carol plays Celtic harp and has a special love for Paraguayan music . Washington Post said “The shimmering weave of harp tones and supple guitar rhythms cast a spell unlike anything else the duo performed.”
Stephanie Anne learned to sing and started to teach herself guitar in grade school, soaking up folk, blues and gospel singers. Building on that base, she went on to study music in college, and has sung opera and musical comedy. She is equally at home with her band, the Hidogs, or accompanying herself on acoustic guitar. Her music is “rooted in all that’s American,” and reflects her daily practice of cultivating joy. Her concert and workshop will leave you joyful!
Beth has been writing and performing full-time for twenty-three years — delighting and inspiring audiences with her exceptional musicianship and her songs that pull you into her world, all presented in the warmest most inviting way. She is well known to the Portland folk community, and if you have never spent time with Beth, you are in for a treat!
Lauren launched her recording and performing career in 2002 and has been sailing on to critical acclaim, national and international radio charts and lots of encores at venues across the US and Canada ever since. This vivacious singer delights audiences with the breadth of her material, evocative artistry and musicianship.
Jermaine writes songs that tell stories from his life, moving easily among genres from R&B to hip hop. He draws his energy from interacting with the people who come to be with him when he is performing. Jermaine says his main joy is “to bring a smile to your face, and a shake to your hips”!
Online Song Circle
Share a song, lead a song, request a song, or listen as we go round the circle. Song Circle is free and open to all who wish to participate. Bring your own instrument, borrow one, or just sing.
The song circle is conducted on Zoom (you can download the app to your laptop, tablet or smart phone at https://zoom.us/ ). You can play or sing along with your microphone muted. If you plan to sing, please set your audio settings to
- Original Sound: on (if this is available on your Zoom version)
- Automatically adjust microphone volume: unchecked
- Suppress background noise: low
You can access the audio settings when you are in a Zoom meeting by pressing the ^ next to the microphone icon and clicking audio settings.
You can get the Zoom link by emailing Kurt at song-circle-2@CorvallisFolklore.org .