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Folk Music Society Of NY Presents NA Urban Folk Music of the 1960s 10/22

The Folk Music Society of New York, Inc, also known as the New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club, will present a celebration of North American Urban Folk Music of the 1960s on Saturday, October 22, 2011. The event will take place at LREI - Elisabeth Irwin High School, 40 Charlton Street between Varick Street and Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village, New York City.

The term Urban Folk Music refers to the city-based folk music revival that began in the 1940s and 1950s and became a significant part of the popular culture in the 1960s. This daylong event will present well over a dozen musicians who were actually there in the 1960s. Some were part of the Greenwich Village scene here in New York, others were part of the folk music revival in other cities, and yet others were part of the college campus or summer camp folk music circuits.

North American Urban Folk Music of the 1960s will begin at 1:00 PM with The Great Folk Scare, a 90-minute panel overview of the 1960s featuring Alix Dobkin, Nick O'Han, Jerry Rasmussen, and Heather Wood. Steve Suffet will moderate. This will be followed from 2:45 to 6:00 PM by Hoot in the Afternoon, a two-part round robin concert. After a break for dinner, the event will conclude with a formal concert from 7:30 to 10:00 PM featuring Jeff Davis, Bev Grant and the Dissident Daughters, Happy Traum, Heather Wood, and a short performance by members of the LREI Music Department.

Other participants will include Jerry Epstein, Toby Fagenson, Luke Faust, Charlie Ipcar, Pat Lamanna, Lisa Null, Anne Price, and Peter Stampfel. The host, the Little Red School House - Elizabeth Irwin High School, has long made folk music an essential part of their curriculum, so this is a very special place to celebrate the folk music of the 1960s.

Admission for the full day is $40; the afternoon program or evening concert alone is $25. Tickets for children or full-time students will be $20 for the full day or $15 for either afternoon or evening. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at For information please see or call 718-672-6399.

Founded in 1965, the Folk Music Society of New York, Inc., grew out of the very urban folk music scene that it is now celebrating. Today it continues to sponsor concerts, weekend retreats in the country, informal community sings, singing parties, special events such as this one, and the annual Eisteddfod Traditional Music Festival.

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