Community folk calendar

Community folk music calendar

Updated 12/25/2020 

All events are online (“virtual”) unless a location is provided. All times are PST. Calendar items or corrections can be sent to SFFMC Calendar Editor Shelby Solomon at


Regularly Scheduled Events

Daily 9am:  Daily Antidote of Song

Daily noon:  Noony Toons with Shira Kammen

Daily 5:30pm:  Quarantine Happy Hour

Daily 8pm:  Meredith Axelrod & Craig Ventresco

Every Sunday 11am:  Southern CA Uilleann Pipers Club seminar

Every Sunday noon:  Margie Butler and Paul Espinoza

Every Sunday noon:  Sundays with Mary Gauthier

Every Sunday 6pm:  Michael McNevin

Every Sunday 7pm: Seattle song circle

1st Sunday 1pm:  SCVFA jams on Zoom, info:

4th Sunday 1pm:  Bluegrass & old-tIme jam, Ocean View Park, Santa Cruz, info

Every Monday 9:30am: vocal warm-up with Briget Boyle

Every Monday noon:  Annie Patterson leads Rise Up Singing singalong

Every Monday noon:  Mudcat Worldwide Singaround on Zoom, info:

Every Monday 4pm: John Whelan

Every Monday 4pm: learn a tune w/Audrey Knuth, sign up at:

Every Monday 6pm: Mark & Maggie O’Connor

Every Monday 7pm:  Virtual World Harmony Chorus (1/11-2/15)

Every Monday 7pm:  Palo Alto jam on Zoom, info:

2nd/4th Monday 7pm:  Groundbreakin Trad Session

3rd Monday 7:30pm:  Bay Area Sacred Harp (BASH) sing on Zoom, info:

Every Tuesday 10am: Mark & Maggie O’Connor

Every Tuesday 4pm:  virtual open mic (Boston)

Every Tuesday 6pm:  The Ould Sod Irish session

Every Tuesday 7pm:  Andronico’s SF jam on Zoom, info:

Every Wednesday 12pm:  traditional Irish session on Facebook, info:

Every Wednesday 4pm:  John Whelan’s slow Irish session on Zoom

Every Wednesday 5pm:  Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

Every Wednesday 6pm:  Open mic at Café Paradiso, Iowa

Every Thursday 9:30am: vocal warm-up with Briget Boyle

Every Friday 3pm:  The Sam Chase

Every Friday 7pm:  Kathryn Rose

1st Friday 7pm:  Drum circle on Zoom, contact:

1st Friday 8pm:  CCE Irish/Scottish singing session on Zoom, info:

Every Saturday Noon:  Irish seisiun outdoors, Summit House Beer Garden: 23123 Santa Cruz Hwy, Los Gatos 408-353-2700

Every Saturday 1pm:  Sin Silver

Every Saturday 2pm: John Whelan’s Master Session, performer/ticket:

Every Saturday 3pm:  Bluegrass session outdoors, Summit House Beer Garden: 23123 Santa Cruz Hwy, Los Gatos 408-353-2700

Every Saturday 6pm:  Portland Folk Music Society song circle

Every Saturday 6:30pm:  Misner & Smith

Every Saturday 7pm:  ukulele jam, join

Every Saturday 8pm:  The Black Donnellys

4th Saturday 11am: River City mountain dulcimer virtual jam, info:


One-Time Events

Scotland Online – various performers online Note concerts times are in the Scottish time zone (UTC+1). California time is 8 hours earlier.

Dec 27,29-30 12pm:  McGoldrick, McCusker & Doyle, tickets:

Su Dec 27 11am:  community sing w/Moira Smiley & Melanie DeMore, tickets:

Su Dec 27 1pm:  Mads Hansens Kapel, tickets:

M  Dec 28 4pm:  Naledi Masilo

Tu Dec 29 1pm:  People’s Music Network song & poetry swap

W  Dec 30 4pm:  Ellis Paul tribute

Th Dec 31 2:30pm:  Scottish Hogmanay w/St. Andrew’s Society of SF, tickets:

Th Dec 31 4pm:  NYE Sea to Sea (US-wide dance party)

Th Dec 31 5pm:  Tune Supply virtual session w/Kennedy,O’Connor,Redmond,etc.

Th Dec 31 6pm:  Auld Lang Zoom from Ashokan Center

Th Dec 31 6pm:  Ellis Paul

Th Dec 31 7:30:  QuaranPalooza: Goodbye 2020! tickets:

Dec 31-1/3/2021  SFFMC Camp Harmony online



Fr Jan 1 8pm:  Dave Monterey

Sa Jan 2 1pm:  Alasdair Fraser New Year Workshop & Ceilidh

Su Jan 3 4pm:  Alisa Amador

Jan 7-10  Strings Without Boundaries online classes

Jan 8-10  CBA Jam-A-Thon

Jan 8-10  Upper Potomac Fiddle Retreat

Fr Jan 8 5pm:  Megan Schoenbohm

Fr Jan 8 5pm:  Nobody’s Girl

Fr Jan 8 8pm:  SFFMC musical meeting, email for Zoom link

Sa Jan 9 4pm:  John McCutcheon

Starting week of Jan 10:  music classes from Freight & Salvage

Su Jan 10 1pm:  waltz playing workshop w/Star Thistle

Su Jan 10 4pm:  Audrey Knuth & Amy Englesberg

Tu Jan 12 8pm:  SFFMC Board Meeting, email for Zoom link

Jan 14-18  Boston Celtic Music Festival

Jan 14-17  Portland Old-Time Music Gathering

Jan 15-17  From Women’s Hearts and Hands Guitar Camp online

Jan 15-17  Upper Potomac virtual Pipers weekend

Jan 15-Feb 2  Celtic Connections Festival

Fr Jan 15 8pm:  Rainbow Girls

Sa Jan 16 4pm:  John McCutcheon

Sa Jan 16 7pm:  Let Her Sing

Sa Jan 16 7pm:  Electric Bonsai Band, tickets:

Su Jan 17 4pm:  Marla Fibish mandolin workshop & session w/SCVFA

Th Jan 21 5pm:  Aki Kumar

Fr Jan 22 8pm:  SFFMC musical meeting, email for Zoom link

Sa Jan 23 11am:  bluegrass fiddle workshop w/Deanie Richardson

Sa Jan 23 7pm:  Jason Anick Acoustic Trio

Jan 29-31  People’s Music Network virtual Winter Convergence

Sa Jan 30 7pm:  Nina Gerber & Chris Webster

Feb 5-7:  QuaranTUNE Virtual Dulcimer Festival 3.0

Feb 5-7: Winter Virtual Lark Camp

Feb 6-7:  Ladysmith Black Mambazo – check if cancelled

Sa Feb 6 11am:  oldtime/bluegrass fiddle workshop w/Tatiana Hargreaves

Su Feb 7 4pm:  Rachel Bell & Becky Tracy

Tu Feb 9 8pm:  SFFMC Board Meeting, email for Zoom link

Feb 12-14  West Coast Pipers Tionól

Fr Feb 12 8pm:  SFFMC musical meeting, email for Zoom link

Sa Feb 20 11am:  jazz fiddle workshop w/Jason Anick

Fr Feb 26 8pm:  SFFMC musical meeting, email for Zoom link

Sa Mar 6 11am:  Canadian fiddle workshop w/Calvin Vollrath

Mar 11-14  Smoldering Uke XI festival, Hidden Valley Music Seminars: 104 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley

Fr Mar 12 8pm:  SFFMC musical meeting, email for Zoom link

Su Mar 14 4pm:  Caroline McCaskey

Sa Mar 20 11am:  Irish fiddle workshop w/Liz Carroll

Fr Mar 26 8pm:  SFFMC musical meeting, email for Zoom link


Genre Music Calendars Online 

Genre               Calendar

Bluegrass         Bluegrass Signal:  concert, jam, class, & radio show listings

Bluegrass         California Bluegrass Association (also other calendars)

Bluegrass         Northern California Bluegrass Society

Celtic                AmeriCeltic: concert, session, & radio show listings

Celtic                Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay: concert, session, & radio show listings

Celtic                CelticSF group, info to join

Country Dance  Country Dance & Song Society (CDSS)

Folk                  Ministry of Folk: concert, session, & teacher listings

Old Time           oldtimeSF group, info to join

Sacred Harp      Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association: sings and info

Ukulele             Got a Ukulele: everything uke

Saw                  Saw Notes: