Community folk calendar

Community folk music calendar

Updated 8/28/2020

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

Daily at 9am:  Daily Antidote of Song

Daily at noon:  Noony Toons with Shira Kammen

Daily at 5:30pm:  Quarantine Happy Hour hosted by Horsenecks

Every Sunday noon:  Margie Butler and Paul Espinoza

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

Every Sunday 1pm:  Kyle Alden

4th Sunday 11am: River City mountain dulcimer virtual open mic, info:

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

Every Sunday 2pm:  Daoirí Farrell

1st Sunday 2pm:  SCVFA jam on Zoom, info:

Every Sunday 5pm:  Fiddle Hell ( online jam

     Instructor schedule at

Every Sunday 6pm:  Michael McNevin

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

Every Monday 11am:  AJ Lee & Blue Summit

Every Monday noon:  Annie Patterson leads Rise Up Singing singalong

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

Every Monday noon:  Mamuse

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:  South Bay “Old Time” jam on Zoom pw:[]722286[] (delete brackets)

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

Every Tuesday 10am: Mark & Maggie O’Connor

Every Tuesday 4pm:  Amelia Hogan

Every Tuesday 4pm:  Eric & Suzy Thompson

Every Tuesday 4pm:  session (genre varies, from East Coast)

Every Tuesday 4pm:  virtual open mic (Boston)

Every Tuesday 6pm:  The Ould Sod Irish session

Every Tuesday 6pm:  Terrier

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

Every Wednesday 2pm:  Fiddle Hell ( online jam, Instructor schedule at

     Jam at

Every Wednesday 5pm:  Michael McNevin

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

Every Thursday 6:30pm:  The Shipwrecked Shanty Band and outdoors at Quinn’s Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub: 1951 Embarcadero Cove, Oakland

Every Thursday 7pm:  Living Room Choir on Zoom (Sep 10-Dec 3)

Every Friday 2pm:  flatpicking lesson w/Eric Thompson

Every Friday 4:30pm:  Martinez Music Mafia presents

Every Friday 7pm:  Kathryn Rose

1st Friday 7pm:  Drum circle on Zoom[]89053345765[] (delete brackets to use)

Every Friday 8pm:  Amelia Hogan

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

Every Saturday 1pm:  Sin Silver

Every Saturday 6pm:  Portland Folk Music Society song circle

Every Saturday 6:30pm:  Misner & Smith

Every Saturday 8pm:  The Black Donnellys

Every Saturday 7pm:  ukulele jam, join

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

Tu Sep 1 9am:  registration opens for BOTMC Stringband Contest

Tu Sep 1 7pm:  CA wildfire relief concert

W  Sep 2 5pm:  Dirk Powell

Th Sep 3 1pm release:  music from Freight & Salvage

Th Sep 3 5pm:  Golden Shoals

Sep 4-7  Passim Campfire Festival 2-8pm daily

Sep 4-6  SFFMC Labor Day “Campout” online

F Sep 4 7pm: online open mic, join:

Starting week of Sep 6:  music classes from Freight & Salvage

Su Sep 6 4pm:  Casey Murray & Molly Tucker

Su Sep 6 5pm:  Hot Buttered Rum

Su Sep 6 5pm:  Mara Hruby

Su Sep 6 6:45pm:  Blame the Whiskey

Tu Sep 8 5pm: Michael Doucet & Bruce Molsky

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

W  Sep 9 5pm:  Sam Robbins & lewloh

Th Sep 10 5pm:  T Sisters

Fr Sep 11 8pm:  SFFMC musical meeting, email for Zoom link

Sa Sep 12 10am:  vocal workshop w/Khatchadour Khatchadourian to benefit Beirut

Sa Sep 12 1pm:  San Mateo virtual folk music sing, join:

Sa Sep 12 5pm:  Kathy Kallick

Sa Sep 12 5pm:  Leila Milki

Sa Sep 12 5pm:  Cliff Eberhardt

Su Sep 13 3pm:  Emma’s Revolution

Su Sep 13 4pm:  Mike Block

Su Sep 13 5pm:  Tiffany Austin

M  Sep 14 7pm:  The Freight’s Hoot At Home open mic

Th Sep 17 11am-9pm St. Patrick’s Day – Take Two

Sa Sep 19 Noon:  Chantey Sing (SF Maritime Park benefit)

Sa Sep 19 5pm:  Jai Uttal

Sa Sep 19 5pm:  Kemp Harris

Sa Sep 19 7pm:  Teton tea party circle sing on Zoom, email for Zoom link

Sa Sep 19 8pm:  Christy Moore from Ireland, tickets:

Su Sep 20 3pm:  Harry Liedstrand fiddle workshop & jam w/SCVFA

Su Sep 20 5pm:  Maria Muldaur

Sep 24-27  Berkeley Old Time Music Convention (BOTMC)

Sep 25-27  Harvest Festival of Dulcimers

Fr Sep 25 5pm:  Zoë Lewis

Fr Sep 25 8pm:  SFFMC musical meeting, email for Zoom link

Su Sep 27 5:30pm:  Ramblin’ Jack Elliott/Willie Watson, Henry Miller Memorial Library outside, Big Sur

M  Sep 28 4pm:  Robbie Pate & Nedelka Prescod

Sep 30–Oct 3  IBMA BlueGrass Live! virtual festival

Oct 2-4  Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival online

Fr Oct 9 8pm:  SFFMC musical meeting, email for Zoom link

Sa Oct 10 Noon-9pm:  virtual El Cerrito Free Folk Festival

Su Oct 11 11-4pm:  Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers’ Festival online

Tu Oct 13 8pm:  SFFMC Board Meeting, email for Zoom link

Su Oct 18 3pm:  Occupella singalong on Zoom, email for Zoom link

Fr Oct 23 8pm:  SFFMC musical meeting, email for Zoom link

Sa Oct 24:  People’s Music Network fall convergence may be online

Sa Oct 24 5pm:  Emma’s Revolution, buy ticket:

Nov 5-8  Fiddle Hell Online Festival, register

Dec 29-31  SFFMC Camp Harmony online


Jan 7-10  Strings Without Boundaries online classes

Apr 29-May 2, 2021 Golden Bough Celtic Music Workshops, Camp Sierra, Shaver Lake

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: