06/04/19

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem PA

Old-Time music played for the sheer joy of swapping tunes and having a good time.

There is no fee, but donations are welcome. Just drop a few dollars in the guitar that hangs on the wall in the doorway.

To learn about the other Lehigh Valley old-time jam on the third Tuesday, at King Koffee, Emmaus PA, photo below links to the LV Old Time Music Jams Facebook page.

Make Music Upper Perk

06/21/19

with Norm Williams

We invite everyone to come out and be a part of the eighth year celebrating music in the Upper Perkiomen Valley; all day, all free, all over the Valley.

We'll be at Art on Main from 3:00 tp 4:00, and then slide down Main Street to the Upper Perkiomen Valley Library for a 30 minute set at 4:30 p.m. 


Make Music Upper Perk (MMUP) is part of a world-wide celebration of music held every year in 108 countries on the summer solstice, June 21st; always free and open to the public. MMUP is an all-volunteer event. No one, not even the musicians, is paid. June 21st is National Music Day.

 

Upper Perkiomen Valley, Pennsylvania (northeastern PA, 40 miles north of Philadelphia, 17 miles from Allentown, 10 miles from Quakertown)

06/22/19

Godfrey Daniels 8:00 p..m.

We love doing this, and are pleased to have been invited back again! Don't miss a great opportunity to share a back-porch visit with three friends who've become family as well as companions in old-time music. We'll swap some songs and tunes and trade a few stories, too. Invite your friends and family for some old-time fun: no set list and no sound system between us and the audience, either -  we're unplugging for this one.

Songs and Stories: Welcome to Our Front Porch

Charles Kiernan returns to the Library with friends Tom and Betty Druckenmiller (that's us) to share an afternoon of songs and stories from the Appalachian tradition. Delight in the tales spun by a master storyteller and enjoy the tunes that used to grace many a porch in the mountains.

Registration required, limited seating. Go to the library's website www.chplnj.org or call 856-667-0300 and choose option 2.

06/30/19

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

With Norm Williams and other friends. Downtown Emmaus, PA.

At the Market: Vegetable and herb plants to add to your garden, maybe some early summer veggies, bread, baked goods and coffee, pizza and more. Remember, the Market now occupies the Triangle and an adjoining street. 

07/14/19

10:00 a.m. until dark Blandon, PA

Our 11th Annual Festival! (Can't believe it, but true!)

Master Teachers: Harry Bolick, fiddle, Kellie Allen, guitar, Pete Peterson, banjo, and Don Pedi, mountain dulcimer.

Check out the website for exciting details!  www.mcotmf.org

07/20/19

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Old-time music in the natural setting of a living historical farm. There will be informal presentations and just plain playing of music across the farm, including the open barn, the farmhouse back porch, a small stage near the gift shop, and possibly under the grape arbor near the bake oven. It's great fun for visitors and musicians, too!

07/21/19

Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, West Virginia

Vocal Week has another strong line-up for 2019, including Flawn Williams, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Sam Gleaves, Connie Badgett Steadman, Emily Miller, Val Mindel. Morning warm-ups, classes, workshops, and singing around the clock!

Vocal Week coincides with Bluegrass Week now, so there's that, too. Registration is open now, and is discounted before June 1.

 

Nazareth Farmers' Market

08/10/19

Nazareth, PA

On Center Circle in downtown Nazareth, from 10:30 to 12:30 or so. We'll play some fiddle and banjo tunes under a big tree, and maybe share a song or two, too.  The market runs from 9:00 to 1:00. 

08/11/19

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

With Norm Williams and other friends. Downtown Emmaus, PA. To avoid those  fingerless gloves, we've scheduled much earlier in the season. At the Market: Fruits, pies, vegetables, pumpkins, a few dozen kinds of apples, honey, bread, coffee and more. 

Songs and Stories: Welcome to Our Front Porch

Charles Kiernan with friends Tom and Betty Druckenmiller (that's us) will share an afternoon of songs and stories from the Appalachian tradition. We've been performing with Charles since, well, the early 1990s.

More details to be added as we get closer to the date.

09/15/19

36th Annual Festival, 9:00 a.m. until dusk

Pretty much anything you'd want in a volunteer-run community event - jamming, fiddle contest, craft vendors, giant kettles of soup, huge portions of ice cream, stage entertainment and an appreciative and diverse audience of thousands. Free fiddle lessons with Betty, and usually also Paula Taylor of Meadowood Music fame. 

09/29/19

395 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem PA 18017

Our annual fall farm festival tour continues with The 4th Annual Monocacy Farm Food Festival, a fundraiser for the Monocacy Farm Project in Bethlehem, PA.

It's an exciting day full of hands-on activities, local foods and artisans, demonstrations, farm tours, and terrific raffle prizes and locally-grown and harvested old-time music, too! We'll be there from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

10/05/19

Fall Family Fun Down On The Farm!

Our set will include Norm Williams, and begins at 1:30 p.m.  Hayrides, children's activities, exploring the Coverdale Farm, which is part of the Delaware Nature Society's work. Straw bales, pumpkins, little kids and old-time music.

The Festival happens Saturday and the rain date is Sunday, following a couple of years of soggy storms and wind. 

The food selections usually include the best dairy-made ice cream anywhere, and sometimes - vegan scrapple! (Best not to ask!)

10/12/19

10am to 5pm, Rain or Shine.

Heritage crafts. old-time music around the farm all day, good country food, children’s activities, pumpkin decorating, a quilt raffle, pony rides, horse drawn wagon rides, one room schoolhouse presentations, outdoor brick bake oven - we'd go just for the bread! Harvest Festival happens both Saturday and Sunday; we'll know which day we'll be there a little closer to the time. 

(All funds raised support the mission of the non-profit farm museum.)

10/13/19

Augusta Heritage Center, Elkins WV

October Old-Time Week focuses on West Virginia’s rich traditions of old-time music. Workshops meet 9 a.m. to noon, with an afternoon cultural session each day and afternoon workshops. Presentations from master artists, evening jam sessions and much more fill out the week. Stay for the Old-Time Fiddlers’ Reunion, October 18-19, a celebration of West Virginia fiddlers. The Reunion kicks off Friday night with a square dance and continues Saturday with performances by West Virginia’s master fiddlers, a flatfoot dance contest, instrument vendors, and the Augusta Store.

10/18/19

Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, WV

October 18-19, 2019

On Friday night, October 18, the Fiddlers’ Reunion kicks off with a Halloween Square Dance.

On Saturday, October 19, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, you will be able to enjoy the music of a series of performances by dozens of invited old-time musicians from all over West Virginia. A freestyle clogging and flatfooting contest will be held on the stage around 4:00pm. Cash prizes will be awarded. Exhibits and sales by instrument vendors will be nearby, and food will be available for purchase. Throughout the day, tune and song swaps feature traditional singers from all over the region, and jam sessions happen all day.

10/27/19

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

We are delighted to be able to perform at this house concert series, which is a continuation of the SpaceMountain house concerts originated by Mike and Judy Space. Join us, with Norm Williams, for an evening of songs and tunes, stories and fun. Details at https://www.monocacycreekhouseconcerts.org

More than any other holiday, Christmas celebrations center on the traditions of our families and our heritage. Begin a new tradition with your family this year with a visit to Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, where the Christmas customs of the past are brought to life. From the softly glowing lantern light of the 19th century farm to complimentary hot chocolate and cookies, Old Time Christmas is sure to become a favorite holiday pastime for many years to come.

29th Annual OLD TIME CHRISTMAS
Saturday & Sunday December 7, 8 & Saturday & Sunday December 14, 15, 2019

An annual event featuring songs, tunes and stories about mountain Christmastimes long ago. We'll keep some old favorites and add a good selection of new songs and stories. Part family reunion, too. With Nate Druckenmiller, Norm Williams, Charles Kiernan.

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