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.
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 518-424-8701.
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