All performances are free, no tickets required

Donations gladly accepted!

Workshops are ticketed

Visit BrooklynFolkFest.com for more info on how to listen, watch and participate!

 

Schedule

 

Friday, Oct. 23rd

 

8pm - Eva Salina & Peter Stan - Balkan vocal and accordion duet

 

8:45pm - Bruce Molsky - Fiddle, banjo and guitar songs, ballads, and tunes

 

9:30pm - Special Guest, TBA!

 

10:15pm - Puppet Show! with the Boxcutter Collective

 

Saturday, Oct. 24th

 

Afternoon

 

Workshops:

1pm - Workshop TBA

 

2pm - Fiddle workshop with Bruce Molsky - Learn old-time fiddle styles from an acclaimed fiddler

 

3pm - Songs in Struggle workshop with organizers from The Poor People’s Campaign - Learn about the role of music in grassroots organizing for social change, and sing along with lots of great songs!  100% of proceeds from the workshop go to The Poor People’s Campaign.

 

Performance/Lecture (ticket required):

4pm - Dom Flemons presents Black Cowboys - Singer and multi-instrumentalist will sing and discuss the music of Black cowboys in the American west.

 

Listening Party:

5pm - Dust-to-Digital presents: The Harry Smith B-Sides listening party.  Label founders Lance and April Ledbetter will discuss and play selections from their brand new box set, which features the flip side of every original 78rpm record featured on Harry Smith’s influential Anthology of American Folk Music.

 

Evening

7:30pm - Nora Brown - Songs, ballads & tunes with both fretless and fretted banjo

 

8:15pm - Aaron Frazer (of Durand Jones & The Indications) - Folk and original songs, acoustic set

 

9pm - Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton - Blues, ragtime, old time, on guitar, banjo, harmonica, fiddle and piano

 

10pm - Film screening: Different Johns - A feature-length documentary film that explores the different lives of John Cohen: the folk musician, photographer, teacher, filmmaker and one of the faces of the Beat Generation.

 

Sunday, Oct. 25th

 

Afternoon

Noon - Dan + Claudia Zanes - Music for children and families

 

Workshops:

2pm - Duet harmony singing workshop

 

3pm - Banjo workshop with Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton - Learn fingerpicking banjo styles

 

4pm - Fingerpicking Blues Guitar workshop with Valerie Turner of Piedmont Blūz

 

 

Evening

7:30pm - Piedmont Blūz - Country blues duet

 

8:15pm - Ali Dineen - Original and folk songs with guitar and piano

 

9pm - Feral Foster - Original and folk songs with guitar

 

10pm Film Screening - Medicine Fiddle - Courtesy of Folkstreams.net - This film explores the music and dance heritage of the Fur Trade among Native and Métis families on both sides of the U.S. and Canadian border. Fiddling and step (clog) dancing was introduced to Native peoples by European fur traders, lumberjacks and homesteaders in the 1600s. Over the past two centuries, in the confines of family gatherings on remote reservations, this music has survived and has permeated the cultural memory of mixed-blood descendants. Some of the music and dance has absorbed a Native musical influence, and a Native spiritual culture sustains it.