Festivals 'n Such

From The Folknik Jan/Feb 2002

All-CA Sacred Harp Singing Conv.Jan 19-20, 10:00-4:00pm Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro CA. For information : Rick Russell, russell_richard@smc.edu or Laura Boyd, belltower@compuserve.com or (310) 450-3516; http://homepage.smc.edu/russell_richard/fasola

President's Day Bluegrass FestivalFeb. 16

1:00-9:00 pm, Analy High School, Sebastopol CA. A one-day music filled family event with food and arts & crafts booths, featuring the Laurel Canyon Ramblers, Kathy Kallick and Nina Gerber, Dark Hollow, the Road Oilers and more. Tickets $18.00, with discounts for CBA, NCBS and SoCoFoSo members. For more information contact: Mark Hogan, (707) 829-8012 or email hogiemoon@msn.com

Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Fest. Feb. 23

8:00 pm, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco. Tickets $17.00 (reserved seating) available from the City Box Office (415) 392-4400 or www.tickets.com

Monte Toyon Spring Dance Weekend

Mar. 15-17, Aptos, CA.

Featuring callers Larry Edelman, Scott Higgs, David Newitt; and bands The Nettles, The Guppies, The Small Wonder String Band; and song leader Carlo Calabi. For registration information: Mary Cooke macooke01@compuserve.com. For general information: www.bacds.org

Calaveras Celtic Faire

Mar. 15-17

Frogtown Fairgrounds in Angels Camp, CA. Performers include Danu, Tempest, Wicked Tinkers, Black Irish Band, Golden Bough, and the Michael Lucey Irish Band. Activities include English Sword Dancing, Irish Step Dancing and Highland Dancers and Games. Camping available Friday and Saturday nights. For further information, email: jemiahw@calaverascelticfaire.com; www.CalaverasCelticFaire.com

South Utah Songwriting School

Mar. 22-24

St. George, UT near Zion National Park. Instructors Gary Nicholson, Pat Pattison Angela Kaset and Paul Reisler. For more information: Trish Gale, (435) 674-2608 or (453)673-1437, or trish@acousticconcerts.com; www.acousticconcerts.com

Labor Heritage Festival

Martin Luther King Jr. weekend-January 18-20 is the date for the 16th Annual Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival. The festival will be held at San Francisco Community College, 50 Phelan Ave., in the Creative Arts building. The festival honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and the link between civil rights and labor movements.

The festival includes workshops, and participatory perfomances and a benefit concert to close out the weekend.

Debby McClatchy Live & Local

Reserve your place to hear our beloved Harmony chef and extraordinary musician Debby McClatchy (out of the kitchen) in the bay area. She will appear in a house concert in Alameda on February 9th at 8:00 pm.

A donation of $10 is asked. And bring potluck munchies to share, to go along with the Ma McClatchy goodies that Debby will bring. Contact Cheryl at (510) 523-2486 or Cheryl@ithaca.com for information and reservations. Directions are sent when you make reservations.

SF Bluegrass & Old Time Festival

The Del McCoury Band leads an exciting lineup of national and local artists participating in the 3rd annual San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival, taking place February 8-18, 2002.

Other performers expected to appear include: Frank Wakefield, The Waybacks, The Kathy Kallick Band, The Mammals, The Crooked Jades, The Earl White Band, Dark Hollow Bluegrass Band, Alhambra Valley Bluegrass Band, The Stairwell Sisters, All Wrecked Up, Keystone Station, and many more.

Venues for the Festival include the Great American Music Hall, the Freight & Salvage Coffee House, the Noe Valley Ministry, the Atlas Cafe, and the Plough & Stars.

The weeklong celebration of traditional music once again features films, instrument and dance workshops, and participatory jams. An exciting addition is an old-time square dance, to be held February 16th. For more information, visit the Festival website at www.sfbluegrass.org.

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