Festival & Camp Guide - Calendar
Sing Out! The Folk Song Magazine,  Winter, 2004  

Here's the festival guide for February through April 2004. This is a free listing, compiled as a service to our readers. Sing Out! gathers information from a variety of sources and sends questionnaires to sponsoring organizations on our mailing list. If you receive a request for information regarding your event, please respond by the deadline. To have your event listed, simply mail, phone, fax or e-mail the information to us (our address and deadlines are at the end of this guide). Combined copies of the previous four consecutive Festival & Camp Guides (which cover an entire year) are available from Sing Out! for $10.



2/1; OCEAN COUNTY BLUEGRASS FEST--Where: Albert Music Hall, Waretown, N.J. Tix: $8 adults, $1 children under 12. Info: Pinelands Cultural Society, P.O. Box 657, Waretown, NJ 08758: Ph: 609-971-1593. (Web: <www.alberthall.org>) CR A

2/5-7; WINTERTALES STORYTELLING FEST--Where: State Center Theatre, Oklahoma City, Okla. Workshops 01 many aspects of creating and storytelling, performance skills. Info: Peter Dolese / Wintertales, Arts Council of Oklahoma, 400 W. California St., Oklahoma City, OK 73102; Ph: 405-270 4848; Fx: 405-270-4888. (Email: <info@artscouncilokc.com>: Web: <www.artscouncilokc.com/wintertales/ index.html>) CR HR A I

2/5-8; CHELTENHAM FOLK FEST--Where: Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham. U.K. Featuring: Kate Rusby Trio. Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, John Spiers and Jon Boden, Dr. Faustus, Tim Van Eyken and Rob Harbon, Demon Barber Roadshow. The Witches of Elswick, Threlfall Sisters, Ellison and Edwards. Georgina Le Faux, Firebrand. Mick Ryan and Pete Harris, Phil Beer Band. Old Swan band, Captain Swing and many more. Workshops in various topics. Info: Tim Huise, Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1PP. U.K; Ph: +44-01242-603187 or +44-01242 775893. (E-mail: <townhall@cheltenham.gov.uk>; Web: <www.cheltenhamfestivals.co.uk>) CO A

2/5-8; SPBGMA BLUEGRASS MUSIC AWARDS and COMPETITION--Where: Sheraton Music City. Nashville, Tenn. Featuring: IIIrd Tyme Out. Rhonda Vincent. Lynn Morris Band, Ronnie Bowman, J.D. Crowe and The New South, Charlie Waller and The Country Gentleman. Lewis Family and many more. Contests in bluegrass band championship; cash & prizes. Workshops. Tix: $80 reserved seating, $60 general admission, Info: Chuck Stearman, SPBGMA, P.O. Box 271, Kirksville, MO 63501; Ph: 660-665-7172. IE-mail: <spbgma@kvmo.net>; Web: <www.spgma.com>/CR HR A

2/6-7; MID-WINTER SINGING FEST--Where: Hannah Community Center, East Lansing. MI. Featuring: Sally Rogers, Matt Watroba, Pat Madden Roth, Robert Jones, Joel Mabus, Mark Dvorak and emcee Bob Blackman Workshops in a wide variety of singing and song-related topics. Info: Sally Potter; Ph: 517-267-0410. (E-mail: <sallypotter100@aol.com>; Web: <www.singingfestival.com>)

2/6-7; WINTER FESTIVAL OF ACOUSTIC MUSIC--Where: First Methodist Church, Irving. Tex. Featuring: Kathy Barton and Dave Para. Gary and Les Gallier, Karen Mueller. Stephen Bennett and Charles Whittmer. Workshops in hammered and mountain dulcimers, Autoharp. fiddle, guitar, banjo and more. Crafts. Info: Linda Lowe Thompson, Lone Star State Dulcimer Society, 309 Pennsylvania Dr., Denton, TX 76205; Ph: 940-387-4001 or 972-986-6371 ; Fx: 940-383-0193. (E-mail: <llt@internettport.net>; Web: <users2.ev1.net/~dcturner/wfest.htm>) CR A

2/6-8; COCHISE COWBOY POETRY AND MUSIC GATHERING--Where: Buena Performing Arts Center, Sierra Vista, Ariz. Featuring: Patty Clayton, Due West. Jim Dunham, Mike Dunn, Roll Flake, Peggy Godfrey, Lessa Greenwood. Sid Hausman. Steve Lindsey, Ken and Lynne Mikell, Curley Jim Musgrave, Tony Norris. Mike Querner, Roughstring Western Music, Dave Stamey, Gaff Starr, Gall Steiger, Buckshot Dot Strickland Johnson. Tix: call or e-mail for info. Into: Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering, P.O. Box 3201, Sierra Vista, AZ 85636-3201; Ph: 520-459-3868. (E-mail: <gathering@cowboypoets.com>; Web: <www.cowboypoets.com/>)

2/6-8; LAGUNA FOLKDANCERS FEST--Where: Ensign School, Newport Beach. Calif. Featuring: Joe Kaloyanides Graziosi and Marilyn Smith. Workshops in folk dances of Greece and France and singing. Tix: $8-$10 per event, $45 for all events. Info: Steve Himel, Laguna Folkdancers, 1524 Vivian, Newport Beach, CA 92660; Ph: 949-646-7082 or 714-533-8667. (E-mail: <info@lagunafolkdancers.org>; Web: <www.lagunafolkdancers.org>)

2/6-8; SUN-SENTINEL DRAGON BOATS AND BUSKERS FEST--Where: Riverwalk, downtown Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Featuring: Dragon boat racing, buskers, Chinese New Year celebration, Saturday night Mardi Gras festival and concert, children's activities. Tix: FREE. Info: Deborah G. Dunbar, City Festivals and Events Coordinator, 1201 NW 55th St., Fort Lauderdale. FL 33309-2838: Ph: 954-828-3255: Fx: 954-489-3254. (Email: <debbie@fortlauderdale.gov>; Web: <www.fortlauderdale.gov/festivals>) A

2/6-8; UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO FOLK FEST--Where: University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill. Crafts. Info: Kate Early, University of Chicago Folklore Society, 1212 E. 59th St., Chicago. IL 60637; Ph: 773-702-9793 or 773-702 7300. (E mail: <info@UofCFolk.org>; Web: <www.uofcfolk.org>) A

2/7; FSGW MINI-FEST--Where: Takoma Park Middle School, Takoma Park, Md. Featuring: A day of music, dance, stories and workshops. Crafts. Info: FSGW, Box 5693, Friendship Heights Station, Washington, DC 20016; Ph: 202-546-2228 or 240-372-2194. (E-mail: <minifest@fsgw.org>; Web: <www.fsgw.org/minifest.htm>)

2/13-15; GAINSBOROUGH AMERICAN OLD TIME MUSIC AND DANCE FEST--Where: Gainsborough, Lincs., U.K. Info: Nick Pilley, FOAOTMAD, c/o 53 North Street. Bridgwater. Somerset. TA6 3PW, U.K.: Ph: +44-(0)1278-450780. (E-mail: <foaotmad@hotmail.com>; Web: <www.pillard.demon.co.uk/foaotmad>)

2/13-15; MID-WINTER BLUEGRASS MUSIC FEST--Where: Northglenn Holiday Inn, Denver, Colo. Featuring: Rhonda Vincent, James King, Lost and Found, Perfect Strangers, Eddie and Martha Adcock, Cherryholmes Family. Bluegrass Patriots. Berge Family, Midnight Flight, Hit and Run. O'Brien Family Band. Elliott's Ramblers. Contests in band scramble. Workshops in guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, vocal harmonies, bass. Crafts, Info: Ken Seamen, Seaman Productions, 1807 Essex Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80526; Ph: 970-482-0863: Fx: 970-416 1000. (E-mail: <seamanproductions@comcast.net>; Web: <www.bluegrasspatriots.com>) A

2/13-15; MID-WINTER SCOTTISH AND IRISH MUSIC FEST AND FAIR--Where: Valley Forge Convention Center, King of Prussia. Pa. Featuring: Eileen Ivers, Glengarry Bhoys. Blackthorn, Hadrian's Wall, Cathie Ryan, the Brigadoons and more. Crafts. Tix: $18/day. Info: Bill & Karen Reid. East of the Hebrides Entertainment. P.O. Box 102. Plymouth Meeting. PA 19462: Ph: 610-825-7268; Fx: 610-825-8745. (E-mail: <info@eohebrides.com>; Web: <www.eohebrides.com>)

2/13-22; MADE WINTER FEST--Where: Kinnersley Castle. near Hereford, U.K. Featuring: Jean Pierre Yvert and Jacques Mayoud, Suzanne and Louise. Kyunersley Spelmanslag, Freres de Sac, Duo Norbert Pignol and Stephane Milleret, Isabelle Pignol, Steve Ellis and Geoff Bielby and dance instructors Genevieve Chuzel, Jessica Abrahams. John Leopold and Pat Lindop. Workshops in hurdy gurdy, Swedish fiddle, diatonic accordion, willow flute, pipes and ensemble, Info: John Leopold, MADE (Music and Dance Education) Winter Festival; (E-mail: <johnleopardin@hotmail.com> or <patlindop@hotmail.com>: Web: <www.made.fsnet.co.uk/ index.htm>)

2/14; MID-WINTER FEST--Where: Hilltop Hotel. Harpers Ferry, W. Va. Featuring: Karen Ashbrook and Paul Oorts. Info: Joanie Blanton. Upper Potomac Dulcimer Festival. P.O. Box 1474, Shepherdstown. WV 25443; Ph: 304-263-2531. (E-mail: <blanton@intrepid.net>; Web: <users.stargate.net/ ~blanton/updf>)

2/14-15; PACIFIC NW SACRED HARP CONVENTION (WASHINGTON)--Where: Sunset Hill Community Club, Seattle, Wash. Workshops in shape note singing. Tix: suggested $15 day; freewill offering day 2. Info: Karen E. Willard, Pacific NW Sacred Harp Singers, 15215 Tubbs Road, Buckley, WA 98321; Ph: 360-897-9545. (E-mail: <hallock@mindspring.com>; Web: <www.fasola.org>)

2/12-15; GREEK ORTHODOX FOLK DANCE FEST--Where: Ontario, Calif. Featuring: Greek dance and choral singing. Contests in choral singing, Greek dance. Workshops. Tix: check web page or call for details. Info: Charlie Kyriacou, 17867 Sidwell St., Granada Hills, CA 91344-1030; Ph: 888-333-9688 or 714-750-4321--Hilton, Anaheim. (E-mail: <chkyriacou@aol.com>; Web: <www.greece.org/fdf>)

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