These are monthly gatherings intended to foster community participation in music making. Come and join in the fun!
1st Wednesday of the Month
Strut your stuff and share your talent! Walk in and sign up to play (15 minutes). Local performer Kate Blain will host.
$3 cover charge.
2nd Sunday of the month (Oct.–May)
A sing-around for the whole family. pickingandsinging.org
2nd Wednesday of the month (Sept.–May)
Playing for dancing with rhythm and style. Build your skills and dance tune repertoire. All instruments & skill levels welcome. Leader: Terri Lukaĉko
3rd Monday of the month (Sept.–May)
Study African drumming. Participants will learn authentic drumming from many countries in West Africa. Emphasis will be on traditional rhythms & drumming techniques on djembes, dunduns & other hand drums. Please join us for this fun filled class. All levels are welcomed. Some drums may be available to borrow on a first come, first served basis. Instructor John Dickson.
Email email@example.com or call 518-765-2815 for more info.
Class fee: $15
3rd Wednesday of the month (Oct.–May)
This is a friendly, repertoire-building opportunity to play your new tunes slowly and work on your old tunes at a reasonable tempo. We will focus specifically on traditional Irish music, and all Irish-appropriate instruments are welcome (i.e. wooden flute, tin whistle, concertina, button or piano accordion, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, fiddle, harp). We encourage tape recorders, and focus on learning tunes by ear. Music stands and continuous use of sheet music discouraged. Bring snacks to share. Small donation requested to cover building expenses. Questions? Contact Hilary Schrauf at 518-756-8273.
Hilary keeps a Blog for this session here: stoneystepsitm.blogspot.com
4th Sunday of the month (Sept.–June)
Open Mic with featured poets. “Dedicated to the convivial understanding and practice of poesy’s gift to human joy”
Hosted by Dennis Sullivan, Edie Abrams & Michael Burke. Contact: 518-469-0202
4th Wednesday of the month (Sept.–May)
Come and learn some tunes from Tasmania, New South Wales, and Victoria. Join in with acoustic instruments. Squeezeboxes and lagerphones encouraged. We might even sing a song. Some sheet music will be provided, but the tunes are also very accessible for playing by ear. All skill levels are welcome and listeners, too. Leader: Terri Lukacko.