The Folk Music Society of NY to Welcome Archie Fisher in Concert, 10/11
The Folk Music Society of NY presents Archie Fisher, in concert, Friday, October 11th at 8 pm.
Archie Fisher is Scotland's foremost troubadour. He is a stunning singer of traditional and contemporary songs, a fine songwriter, and a master guitarist. Hailing from a large singing family in Glasgow, those musical beginnings have propelled him through five decades as a performer, a documentarian, and host of BBC Radio Scotland's award-winning "Travelling Folk" show. He is a Member of the British Empire, or MBE, an honor recognizing "distinguished service to the arts" and an inductee in the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame.
Archie has performed with Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy. He toured extensively in North America with Canadian songwriter Garnet Rogers as well as with John Renbourn and Bert Jansch.
The concert takes place at the John St. Church, 44 John Street, in lower Manhattan, NYC. Archie Fisher's appearance continues the "Legends" series by the Folk Music Society of NY (aka Pinewoods Folk Music Club).
The suggested donation is $22 for the general public, $18 for Folk Music Society members; tickets at the door or on-line at: http://fisher.bpt.me, For further information call 212-957-8386 or visit www.folkmusicny.org. Concert is at 8PM, Doors open at 7:30.
This October 11th concert is our event for the 2013 Daniel Pearl World Music Days, www.danielpearlmusicdays.org, an international network of concerts that use the power of music to reaffirm our commitment to tolerance and humanity. The performance will be a superb evening of music in an historic and intimate venue. Traditional music lovers, no matter what it's called - folk, roots, Americana or Celtic, won't want to miss this master interpreter of our musical heritage.
Location: 44 John Street, 1.5 blocks east of Broadway between Nassau and William Streets, Manhattan. Subway: The closest subway stations are Broadway/Nassau (A & C lines) and Fulton Street (2, 3, 4 & 5 lines). John Street is 1 block south of Fulton Street.
The Folk Music Society of New York, Inc. / New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club, FMSNY is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational corporation, and an affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society of America. FMSNY is run by a volunteer Board of Directors, elected by the membership. For "do-it-yourself singers" we host informal participatory singing/jamming four times a month: sea chanteys, a community open sing, old time instrumental jam, and Irish traditional music sessions. We present concerts, musical weekends, classes, and singing parties, all with an emphasis on traditional music of all flavors. Office: 444 West 54th St, #7, NY, NY 10019.
Visit our website: www.folkmusicny.org