This will be my only July folk enews. I periodically post updates during the month without notice, so if you check back on occasion throughout the month, you may find something new to do. There are no dances in Las Cruces or Durango in July, and no 2nd Sunday dance in Albuquerque either!!! Because there is less going on, make your choices count!
I saw a few folkies among the 50 people attending the Ferintosh house concert. What a treat–Cape Breton fiddle (David Greenberg), cello (Abby Newton) and harp (Kim Robertson) in a beautiful home with homemade treats by Dennis Vik. Yeah to Dennis & Linda for hosting such a fine event! Even the sunset was spectacular. I sat with a couple of Katie Harlow’s music students, small world in Albuquerque being what it is.
Albuquerque Contra Dance, Saturday, July 1
Merri Rudd will call with the Five-Dog String Band playing hot, original (and possibly patriotic) old-time music. (David Margolin on fiddle, Steve Huestis on banjo, Rick Olcott on guitar) playing. 8-11 p.m., acoustic jam at 7 p.m.; newcomers class at 7:30. Albuquerque Square Dance Center, 4909 Hawkins NE, one full block west of I-25 and 1/2 block north of Ellison. See www.asdc.org for directions. Bring clean dance shoes. No shoes with nails or that leave black scuff marks, please. Note new admission prices (1st price increase in a long time!): $6 members, $7 others.
Albuquerque House Concert, Sunday, July 2
Mike West and Katie Euliss
1000 Parkland Circle SE, Albuquerque
266-6928 or 858-3463, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Truckstop Honeymoon without a doubt have some of the best lyrics you’ll ever hear that will keep you laughing and entertained for weeks to come. Please come early, bring a small folding chair, your favorite beverage, and a $10-buck donation for the traveling duo. There will be about 25 chairs for the early birds. Snacks, tea and a cooler of ice for your drinks provided. Open Jam after the show.
No Durango, Colorado Contra Dance in July!!!
Bosque House Concert, Monday July 3, Albuquerque
Albert & Gage
$12 suggested minimum donation
Contact Jeff for reservations at email@example.com, 505-842-5073 or make them on-line at www.abqmusic.com/houseconcerts.html
Chris Gage is an alumni of Roy Clark and Jimmy Dale Gilmore’s band. He’s in high demand on the Austin music scene, and you quickly realize why when you see his mastery of piano, guitar and accordion. Long ago, Christine Albert got her start performing with Eliza Gilkyson in Santa Fe. She was a favorite at Kerrville and performed on Austin City Limits before joining forces with Chris. The duo’s diversity is legendary, shifting from the crowd pleasing Dan Hicks Western Swing of “Up, Up, Up” to a lovely Edith Piaf torch song (in French). Christine has released two CD’s entitled Texafrance which playfully connect her French/Swiss roots with her longtime Austin home. After this house concert, they’ll be back for another visit to the Botanic Gardens on July 6 and will be playing the Santa Fe Plaza on July 5. Jeff’s house, a fantastic concert venue, will offer the most intimate of their New Mexico performances.
Corrales Sing, Friday, July 7
FOLK SONG CIRCLE. They’re meeting to sing as usual on Friday, July 7th. The theme, predictably enough, is PATRIOTISM AND FREEDOM. Don’t forget that those sentiments can refer to almost any country or time in history. Also don’t forget a key concept: “Dissent is Patriotic”!
FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 8:00 P.M. TO MIDNIGHT
Each participant in the circle may lead a song, do a solo, request a song, or pass. Bring enthusiasm, songbooks, instruments, beverages/snacks, kids, and friends.
Contact: Laurie McPherson 898-6978
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
114 Coronado Road, Corrales, 87048
(Directions: From the intersection of Alameda and Coors, go 1.8 miles north on Corrales Road. Pass the Chevron station, go several blocks. Just past the Horseman?s Supply store, turn left on Coronado Road. Post office is too far. They?re the second house on the right, come in past the barns to park.)
Santa Fe Contra Dance, Saturday, July 8
Katherine Bueler of Santa Fe is calling with the String Banditos (I don’t know who they are). 8 p.m. -11 p.m., IOOF Hall, 1125 Cerrillos Rd. Instruction at 7:30 p.m. Note new admission prices (1st price increase in a long time!): $6 members, $7 others.
No Second Sunday Dance in July in Albuquerque!! But there is a fun concert nearby...
Wildlife West Music Festival, Sunday, July 9
1 p.m. until 9 p.m. Concerts and workshops with Byron Berline Band, Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show Hot Club of Santa Fe. Workshops in Songwriting, Fiddle, Guitar and Dobro in Edgewood, New Mexico. This one includes a fiddle contest with a fiddle awarded courtesy of The Violin Shop in Santa Fe. $15 at the gate, children under 12 free. More info at: www.wildlifewest.org
Albuquerque Megaband Practice, Tuesday, July 11
Join the Megaband on Tuesday, June 13, at the Blue Dragon, 1517 Girard NE, Albuquerque, 7:30-10:30 p.m. More info: Bruce Thomson, 277-4729.
Albuquerque Contra Dance, Saturday, July 15
Kris Jensen will call with the Albuquerque Megaband. 8-11 p.m., acoustic jam at 7 p.m.; newcomers class at 7:30. Albuquerque Square Dance Center, 4909 Hawkins NE, one full block west of I-25 and 1/2 block north of Ellison. See www.asdc.org for directions. Bring clean dance shoes. No shoes with nails or that leave black scuff marks, please. Note new admission prices (1st price increase in a long time!): $6 members, $7 others.
Taos Dance Moved to July 22 (see below)!
4th Saturday, Santa Fe Contra Dance, Saturday, July 22
Linda Starr calling her first whole night of dances, Five-Dog String Band (David Margolin on fiddle, Steve Huestis on banjo, Rick Olcott on guitar) playing, 8 p.m. -11 p.m., IOOF Hall, 1125 Cerrillos Rd. Instruction at 7:30 p.m. Note new admission prices (1st price increase in a long time!): $6 members, $7 others.
Taos Contra Dance, Saturday, July 22
In order to use Taos’s favorite dance floor, the best in all of Taos, at the San Geronimo Lodge, Witt Road, they will be dancing on the 4th Saturday — July 22 — this month. THERE WILL BE NO TAOS DANCE ON JULY15th!! Dance starts at 7:00 p.m. and goes until 10. Want more info? Call 758-7362 (Ellen) or 776-1580 (Jim and Hope). Caller Jim Buechler and the Taos ContraBand playing, as far as I know.
5th Saturday, Santa Fe English Country Dance, Saturday, July 29
Details unknown. If someone sends me the info, I’ll post it!
This and That
Summer Nights Concert Info: At the Albuquerque Aquarium and Biopark; http://mesa.cabq.gov/cityapps/noticias.nsf/691720db7823c3eb87256ee5006e4876/4d5c257c530ef7688725713800592b9b?OpenDocument
Albuquerque Zoo Concerts: http://mesa.cabq.gov/cityapps/noticias.nsf/691720db7823c3eb87256ee5006e4876/9c7dd98b923d63cb8725713a005f7aa4?OpenDocument
Miguel Combs in Concert in Santa Fe: At upper Crust Pizza in Friday, July 7 and Saturday July 29. Both at 6-9pm. Corner of De Vargas and Old Sta. Fe Trail, info: 982-0000. Michael Combs, bearded bard, sings Acoustic Vintage Country, Mexican, and Traditional Folk on Fiddle, 12-string guitar and button accordion. Chickenscratch on request.
Annual Santa Fe Festival in August: Mark your calendars now for the annual SANTA FE BLUEGRASS & OLD TIME MUSIC FESTIVAL, AUGUST 25-27, 2006. Visit www.southwestpickers.com for information and to purchase discounted weekend passes with FREE camping.
Mark your calendars for Globalquerque! Saturday and Sunday, September 23 & 24: ?Globalquerque! – at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Early Bird tickets at http://www.globalquerque.com/ticketspecial.html
Looking FAR Ahead: The next ZoukFest World Music Camp will take place from Sunday, June 10th to Saturday, June 16th, 2007 at the College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico! The College of Santa Fe Contemporary Music Program has generously offered to host ZoukFest 2007. Visit www.zoukfest.com for details.
That’s all for now. Enjoy the hot summer days and breezy nights!