Community folk calendar

Community folk music calendar

Updated 3/4/2021

All events are online (“virtual”) unless a location is provided. All times are PST/PDT (starting March 14). 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 11am:  Michael McNevin

Every Sunday noon:  Margie Butler and Paul Espinoza

Every Sunday noon:  Sundays with Mary Gauthier

Every Sunday 1pm:  Emma’s Revolution workshop: Learn an ER song

Every Sunday 4pm:  Oldtime jam w/Terry Barrett & Evo Bluestein

Every Sunday 5pm:  Fiddle Hell ( online jam  Instructor schedule at

Every Sunday 7pm:  Seattle song circle

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

1st Sunday 4pm:  contra jam session on Zoom, info:

1st Sunday 4pm:  Greenwich Village Folk Festival

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

4th Sunday 4pm:  BACDS concert, contra, & party online, join email list:

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

Every Monday 11am:  AJ Lee & Blue Summit

Every Monday noon:  Mudcat Worldwide Singaround on Zoom, email: joe at

Every Monday 4pm:  John Whelan

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

Every Monday 5pm:  tin whistle workshop w/Michael Eskin

Every Monday 6pm:  Mark & Maggie O’Connor

Every Monday 7pm:  Virtual World Harmony Chorus (3/1-4/5)

Every Monday 7pm:  Palo Alto jam on Zoom, email: larryjoba at

1st & 2nd Monday noon:  Annie Patterson leads Rise Up Singing singalong

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

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

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:

1st Tuesday 4pm:  fiddle workshop w/Calvin Vollrath

Every Wednesday 12pm:  traditional Irish session on Facebook, email: apetvet at

Every Wednesday 1pm:  songwriting workshop w/Emma’s Revolution, email: emmasrevmusic at

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

3rd Wednesday 6pm:  contra jam session on Zoom, info:

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

Every Thursday 5pm:  Tune Supply virtual session w/guest musician

Every Thursday 7pm:  Living Room Choir on Zoom (Mar 4-May20)

Every Friday 3pm:  The Sam Chase

Every Friday 4pm:  Old-Time slow-ish jam

Every Friday 4pm:  Ben Morrison/Terrier

Every Friday 7pm:  Kathryn Rose

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

1st Friday 8pm:  CCE Irish/Scottish singing session on Zoom, email: mfj at

Every Saturday 1pm:  Sin Silver

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

Every Saturday 2pm:  Bluegrass concert 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.

M&W Mar 1-31 4pm:  Skillet Lickers fiddle workshop w/Suzy Thompson, email: suzy at

Tu Mar 2 1pm:  SFFMC Zoom sing, email ed_hilton at for Zoom link

W  Mar 3 Noon:  Filkin’s Drift

W  Mar 3 5pm:  Marc Douglas Berardo

W  Mar 3 7pm:  Liz Phair

Th Mar 4 2pm:  concert streaming class Pt3 w/Dan Navarro

Th Mar 4 6pm:  singing out about women w/Melanie DeMore/Emma’s Revolution/Betsy Rose email betsy at

Fr Mar 5 5pm:  Kaiti Jones

Fr Mar 5 8pm:  Emily Lois & Dave Monterey

Mar 6-Apr 11  Irish-American Crossroads Festival

Sa Mar 6 10:30am-6:30pm:  BOTMC Spring Sitch

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

Sa Mar 6 Noon:  Daoirí Farrell

Sa Mar 6 4pm:  Janie Barnett, Rene Pfister & Scarlett Keys

Sa Mar 6 5&10pm:  Claudia Acuña

Sa Mar 6 6:30pm:  Anthony Arya & AJ Lee dinner/show, Michael’s on Main: 2591 Main, Soquel 831-479-9777×2

Starting week of Mar 7:  music classes from Freight & Salvage

Su Mar 7 4pm:  Greenwich Village Folk Festival

Su Mar 7 4:30pm:  Native American music: Jamie Fox, Joanne Shenandoah, Robert Mirabal

M  Mar 8 5pm:  Deviant Folk

Tu Mar 9 8pm:  SFFMC Board Meeting, email ed_hilton at for Zoom link

W  Mar 10 Noon:  Lady Nade

Th Mar 11 5pm:  Pete Morton

Fr Mar 12 4:30pm:  Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

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

Fr Mar 12 8pm:  Eric Long

Mar 13-14  Suwannee Banjo Camp

Sa Mar 13 Noon:  Dervish

Sa Mar 13 12:30pm:  International St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Sa Mar 13 2pm:  We Banjo 3

Sa Mar 13 4pm:  Alisa Amador

Sa Mar 13 5pm:  singing w/Betsy Rose: A Year of Loss, email betsy at

Sa Mar 13 6pm:  Cali Celtic/Tempest drive-in show, Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center, Dublin

Sa Mar 13 6pm:  Taj Mahal & Phantom Blues Band/Jon Cleary

Sa Mar 13 7pm:  Teton Tea Party, email halih at for Zoom link

Sa Mar 13 7pm:  Aki Kumar

Su Mar 14 2pm:  Portland Roadhouse Pi-Day Party

Su Mar 14 4pm:  The Fire

Su Mar 14 4pm:  Caroline McCaskey

Su Mar 14 7pm:  John and Tyler Weed

Tu Mar 16 1pm:  SFFMC Zoom sing, email ed_hilton at for Zoom link

Tu Mar 16 7pm:  FAR-West Campfire song circle

W  Mar 17 Noon:  Iona Lane

W  Mar 17 7pm:  The Black Brothers

W  Mar 17 7pm:  Golden Bough St. Patrick’s Day concert

Th Mar 18 6pm:  singing w/Betsy Rose: Twilight and Lullabies, email betsy at

Fr Mar 19 7:30pm:  Claudia Russell and Katie Dahl

Mar 20-21  Walnut Valley Festival workshops

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

Sa Mar 20 11am:  Väsen-Duo

Sa Mar 20 Noon:  Atlas

Sa Mar 20 6pm:  Taj Mahal hosts Roots Rising Showcase

Sa Mar 20 7pm:  Margaret Belton

Sa Mar 20 7pm:  Dan Weber

Su Mar 21 3:30pm:  Community family sing w/Carpe Diem Arts

Su Mar 21 4pm:  Caleb Klauder old-time mandolin workshop & session w/SCVFA

Su Mar 21 4pm:  Alex Cumming & The King’s Busketeers (NEFFA monthly), register:

Su Mar 21 4:30pm:  Brian Ó hAirt and Peter Brice

W  Mar 24 Noon:  James Delarre

Th Mar 25 2pm:  Polishing your live stream act w/Vicki Green

Mar 26-28  Portland Singtime Frolics

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

Sa Mar 27 Noon:  Moxie

Sa Mar 27 4:30pm:  Väsen-Duo

Sa Mar 27 6pm:  Taj Mahal & Fantastic Negrito

Sa Mar 27 7pm:  Rhonda Benin and Tammy Hall

Sa Mar 27 7pm:  Jocelyn Pettit & Friends

Sa Mar 27 8pm:  Celebrating Women’s History Month variety show

W  Mar 31 Noon:  Martin Simpson and Andy Cutting

Fr Apr 2 4&10pm:  Magos Herrera

Fr Apr 2 5pm:  Gary Blackburn Band, Michael’s: 2591 Main, Soquel 831-479-9777×2

Fr Apr 2 6pm:  singing w/Betsy Rose: Celebrating Earth Day, email betsy at

Sa Apr 3 11am:  black/indigenous mountain fiddle workshop w/Jack Blount

Sa Apr 3 Noon:  Anne Feeney memorial

Sa Apr 3 4:30pm:  Tom Paxton and the DonJuans

Sa Apr 3 7pm:  Misner & Smith

Sa Apr 3 7pm:  Kalos

Tu Apr 6 1pm:  SFFMC Zoom sing, email ed_hilton at for Zoom link

Fr Apr 9:  *** folknik Deadline *** Email materials to appropriate editor

Apr 9-12  Edinburgh International Harp Festival

Apr 9-11  SFFMC Spring Harmony 2021 online: Camp Harmony benefit

Fr Apr 9 8pm:  SFFMC musical meeting, email ed_hilton at for Zoom link

Sa Apr 10 7pm:  Maurice Tani

Sa Apr 10 7pm:  Missy Raines

Su Apr 11 3pm:  Golden Bough

Su Apr 11 4pm:  Turnip the Beat

Su Apr 11 7pm:  Squirrel Nut Zippers, Freight & Salvage – check if cancelled

Tu Apr 13 8pm:  SFFMC Board Meeting, email ed_hilton at for Zoom link

Apr 15-18  Fiddle Hell Online Festival, register

Sa Apr 17 11am:  Texas-style fiddle workshop w/Megan Lynch Chowning

Sa Apr 17 7pm:  Peter Rowan

Tu Apr 20 1pm:  SFFMC Zoom sing, email ed_hilton at for Zoom link

W  Apr 21 3:30pm:  Community family sing w/Carpe Diem Arts

Apr 23-25  New England Folk Festival online

Fr Apr 23 8pm:  SFFMC musical meeting, email ed_hilton at for Zoom link

Apr 24-25  Celtic music workshops online, Redwood Music Camp spring session

Apr 24-25  Marc Cohn, Freight & Salvage – check if cancelled

Sa Apr 24 5pm:  Edge of the West dinner/show, Michael’s on Main: 2591 Main, Soquel 831-479-9777×2

Sa Apr 24 7pm:  Patrick Landeza

Su Apr 25 4pm:  April Verch Canadian fiddle workshop & session w/SCVFA

Tu Apr 27 8pm:  Gilbert O’Sullivan, Freight & Salvage – check if cancelled


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                  Portland Folk Music Society

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

Folk                  Folk Alliance International: event listing, resources, and conferences

Harp                 Harpers Hall: concert, gathering, & resource listings

Old Time           oldtimeSF group, info to join

Sacred Harp      Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association: sings and info

Saw                  Saw Notes:

Song Circles  

Song Circles     Seattle Folklore Society

Song Circles

Ukulele             Got a Ukulele: everything uke GOT A UKULELE – Ukulele reviews and beginners tips