September 2006 Folk Enews

August 30, 2006 on 12:48 pm | In Monthly Folk eNews

Howdy, Folkies,

Dancers, for September, note four things–Sept. 2 (Labor Day weekend) dance is at Albuquerque Square Dance Center. The 2nd Sunday dance returns on Sept. 10 at the Heights Community Center. Richard Wilson calls two dances in September, one in Santa Fe and one in Albuquerque. AND there is a FREE Community Dance at the Heights Community Center on September 30.

Corrales Sing, Friday, September 1
FOLK SONG CIRCLE. Newcomers welcome! They’re meeting to sing as usual on Friday. September’s theme is SCHOOLING/LESSONS & CLOTHING/GARMENTS.
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: lauriemcpherson@hotmail.com or lmcpherson@salud.unm.edu
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.)

Albuquerque Contra Dance, Saturday, September 2
Katherine Bueler will call with Chiletones (David Margolin on fiddle, Jim Hughes on banjo, Bruce Thomson on guitar). playing rollicking dance tunes. Remember new starting and ending times: 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., acoustic jam and newcomers class at 7 p.m. Tonight Only! At Albuquerque Square Dance Center 4909-15 Hawkins NE, one full block west of I-25 and 1/2 block north of Ellison. Visit www.asdc.org for map. Bring clean dance shoes. No shoes with nails or that leave black scuff marks, please. $6 members, $7 others.

Thirsty Ear Music Festival All Weekend!
Sept. 1-3, 2006 at the Eaves Movie Ranch outside Santa Fe!
Details at http://www.thirstyearfestival.com
Fine and varied music featuring PATTY GRIFFIN * GREG BROWN * THE BE GOOD TANYAS * HONEYBOY EDWARDS * DAVE ALVIN & THE GUILTY MEN * LOUISIANA RED & BOB CORRITORE * PO’ GIRL * HAZEL MILLER BAND * CHIPPER THOMPSON & THE FEAST * EDDIE TURNER BAND * T. BROUSSARD & THE ZYDECO STARS * ALEX MARYOL BAND * LA FAMILIA VIGIL * VALDEZ * JOSH MARTIN & THE SANTA FE SUPERGROUP * BAYOU SECO * RYAN McGARVEY BAND * TRILOBITE * BONE ORCHARD * JENNY GAMBLE TRIO * SEAN HELEAN BAND * ROGER LANDES * TOAST * FROGVILLE RECORDS ARTIST JAM* and more blues, folk, bluegrass, alt-country and roots rock artists on 3 stages all weekend long. Features camping. kids activities, educational demonstrations, local microbrews & fine wine, healthy food, local crafts and more. Tickets available at the Lensic Box Office, 505-988-1234.
BUY TICKETS ONLINE Or tickets in Santa Fe at the Lensic Box Office (211 W. San Francisco). In Albuquerque at Natural Sound (3422 Central, SE) and Bookworks (4022 Rio Grande Blvd., NW).

Concert in Santa Fe, Friday, September 8
Michael Combs at Upper Crust Pizza, De Vargas @ Old Santa Fe Trail
Friday, Sep. 8, 2006, 6:00-9:00pm
traditional music of many lands on the fiddle, button accordion and guitar. 438-6636.

Santa Fe Contra Dance, Saturday, September 9
Welcoming back Richard Wilson, caller! Gary Blank and Friends playing. 8 p.m. -11 p.m., IOOF Hall, 1125 Cerrillos Rd. Instruction at 7:30 p.m. $6 members, $7 others for evening dance.

Durango Contra Dance, Saturday, September 9
Saturday Sept 9, is the monthly Contra Dance, to be held at the VFW Hall (1550 Main Ave.) Beginner instruction is at 7:00 p.m. Dancing is from 7:30 to 10:30. All dances are taught and called. No partner is necessary, and dancers of all abilities are welcome. Live music will be provided by the Adobe Brothers of New Mexico. Wendy Graham and Paul Bendt will call the dance. The dance will be preceded by an afternoon waltz workshop from 1:30 to 3:30. A Contra Dance Band Workshop and Jam Session, led by the Adobe Brothers of New Mexico, will be from 3:30-5:30 pm. All events are at the VFW. Cost is $10 for any one event, $18 for any two; $25 for all 3. For further information, call KAY ZILLICH 970-259-6820.

Albuquerque Baroque Concert, Sat. & Sun., Sept. 9 and 10
Albuquerque Baroque Players present “A Musical Banquet,” featuring pieces by Leclair, Merula, Marais and Goldberg. Saturday, Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m., Los Altos Christian Church, 11900 Haines NE, Albuquerque. Sunday, Sept. 10, 3 p.m., Historic San Ysidro Church, Corrales. Tickets $12 general admission, $10 seniors 62+, and $5 students. Call 255-7089 for reservations or visit website at www.unm.edu/~sbpatric.

Second Sunday Dance Returns! Sunday, Sept. 10
Richard Wilson will call elegant English country and zesty contra dances; music by One Good Turn Megband (Gary Papenhagen on fiddle, Linda Vik on fiddle, Chance Levelands on flute, Bo Olcott on guitar, Peter Wegman on guitar, Graham Daily on fiddle, and Lou Blackwell on bass). 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., Heights Community Center, 823 Buena Vista SE (1 block east of University, south of Lead/Coal). Members $6; nonmembers $7. Bring clean dance shoes. No shoes with nails or that leave black scuff marks, please. Clean dance shoes and tennis shoes OK.

Albuquerque Megaband Practice, Tuesday, September 12
Join the Megaband in a jam at the Blue Dragon, 1517 Girard NE, Albuquerque, 7:30-10:30 p.m. More info: Bruce Thomson, 277-4729.

Las Cruces Contra Dance, Friday, September 15
They’re finally back to their old fabulously remodeled hall at the Mesilla Community Center! It has a new roof, refrigerated air, cozy atmosphere of an old-time community dance hall, and the next 14 dances are already booked! Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago, Las Cruces. It’s actually the adjacent town of Mesilla, and hall is 2 blocks west of the plaza. Sept. 15 dance features Chole and Lewis Land calling. SNMMDS House Band playing.

Albuquerque Contra Dance, Saturday, September 16
Richard Wilson (yippee!!!!) calling to the hot old-time tunes of the Albuquerque Megaband. 7:30-10:30 p.m., Heights Community Center, 823 Buena Vista SE (1 block east of University, south of Lead/Coal). Acoustic jam and instruction at 7 p.m. Members $6; nonmembers $7. Bring clean dance shoes. No shoes with nails or that leave black scuff marks, please.

Taos Contra Dance, Saturday, September 16
Dance at the San Geronimo Lodge, Witt Road. Dance starts at 7:00 p.m. and goes until 10. Want more info? Call 758-7362 (Ellen) or 776-1580 (Jim and Hope). Taos ContraBand playing.

Santa Fe Contra Dance, Saturday, September 23
Marj Mullany calling and Fast Pesos playing (Jim Hughes and Gary Ashkin on fiddle, Tom Adler on banjo, Bo Olcott on guitar). 8 p.m. -11 p.m., IOOF Hall, 1125 Cerrillos Rd. Instruction at 7:30 p.m. $6 members, $7 others.

Concert in Santa Fe, Friday, September 23
Michael Combs at Upper Crust Pizza, De Vargas @ Old Santa Fe Trail
Friday, Sep. 23, 2006, 6:00-9:00pm
traditional music of many lands on the fiddle, button accordion and guitar. 438-6636.

Free "MAD" Community Dance, Saturday, September 30
A “Member Appreciation Dance” will be held at the Heights Community Center, 823 Buena Vista SE (1 block east of University, south of Lead/Coal). 7:30-10:30 p.m. Doc Litchman and Merri Rudd calling all kinds of dances for young and old. For all who love to dance. A special treat–the Soda Rock Ramblers will play, featuring Larry Edelman on fiddle, visiting from Denver, Scott Mathis on mandolin and guitaron, and Linda Askew on guitar. Free Free Free! Take advantage of this special “thank you” from FOLKMADS to all musicians and dancers, as well as the community at large. The evening will include contras, squares, mixers, couples dances, kids’ dances and more. A great flyer with details is at http://www.folkmads.org/Communitydance9-30-06.pdf. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.)

This and That
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

Fun Folk Videos Jim Boros has posted some videos of jams, dances and and concerts on the web. Just let each one load first before playing to avoid them pausing every 5-10 seconds as they load. Pausing the play button during the loading, or reloading, or refreshing may help. Plus make sure the mute is not on and the volume is up. If you have trouble, ask Jim how to proceed at jboros3@comcast.net. Once they load, these are fine music and dance clips!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4_pr8tsL7I (2003 Rodney Miller and Airdance playing “Flying Home to Shelley,” one of my favorite dance tunes.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auNaBsUvQ8Q (2006 Goldcrest playing one of my favorite modern English tunes, “Jacques Latin.”)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxndB35WDXA (2005 Outdoor Celtic Jam playing “Whiskey Before Breakfast.”)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZVu6CWHYZo (Singing Round from 2006 Folkmadness Talent Show)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK1JkDy_eW8 (2006 Folkmadness Contra Dance)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBhL9ISqbkk (2006 Midnight Music Jam playing “Wizard’s Walk”)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozXIYgukGl0 (2006 Waltzes at Folkmadness Camp)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmyjGc3rTKU (2005 Folkmadness Contra Dance)

Hurray for some of FOLKMADS bands that won prizes at the Santa Fe Fiddle and Banjo (Old-Time and Bluegrass Festival) Contest last weekend. Some of the winners are posted at: http://www.southwestpickers.org/festivals.html#old

Don’t forget to visit FOLKMADS terrific web site at www.folkmads.org. If you enjoy and use this site, let the web mistress know: webwrangler@NOSPAMfolkmads.org (remove NOSPAM before sending email). Her name is Jane and we really ought to express our appreciation for her talented and tireless volunteer work whenever we can.

Merri Rudd, email: merri@merridancing.com
Albuquerque NM
www.merridancing.com

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