• URGENT

    REGARDING COVID-19 VIRUS

    Concerts, dances and festivals have all been cancelled in order to contain the spread of the covid-19 virus.
    Stay at home! Watch the numerous postings on social media of folk/traditional artists.
    If you find something you find exceptional that we haven't shared, please let us know and we will spread the word.
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    The FolkWorks CALENDAR of EVENTS and the RECURRING EVENTS)
    have been suspended until the stay at home orders have been lifted.

    ALIVE AND ONLINE

    Given that most of us are in  quarantine and at home with our computers and TVs, here are some things you can spend time enjoying:

    Folklife Festival online

    NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL

    Saturday, May 23, 2020 - May 25, 2020

    Click for Schedule

    Read more: ALIVE AND ONLINE

    PASSINGS

    RIP: JOHN PRINE

    (OCTOBER 10, 1946 - APRIL 7, 2020)

    JOHN PRINE IS GONE: AN APPRECIATION

    ANOTHER COVID-19 CASUALTY

    PARADISE LOST

    By Ross Altman, PhD

    John Prine“Daddy won’t you take me back to Muhlenberg County, down by the Green River where Paradise lay…” Like another John--John Milton—we lost Paradise today.

    “The world has lost John Prine to COVID-19. After he survived throat and lung cancer, I was hoping he was perhaps immortal. Nobody could write songs like him, at once spare, profound and amusing. There’s an unbelievable story about how he was discovered that is apparently true. He was at an open mic night at the age of 24, a mailman at the time, making fun of the talentless performers. He was challenged to get up and play himself. He got on stage and played Sam Stone, Paradise, and Hello In There. After the first two he was met by dead silence, the audience stunned at what they had just heard. After the third, it was raucous applause, and he was off to the races. Can you imagine being at an open mic night and a kid gets up and plays those three songs back to back?” (Ryan Grim from The Intercept)

    Read more: RIP: JOHN PRINE

    KENNY ROGERS

    (August 21, 1938 – March 20, 2020)

    Folk-Americana reached beyond his Country Music stardom.

    By Larry Wines

    Kenny RogersMarch 21, 2020 - Word comes from Keith Hagan of SKH Music that the Rogers family is sad to announce Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25 pm at the age of 81. Rogers died peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.

    Read more: RIP: KENNY ROGERS

    COLUMN OF THE WEEK

    May-June 2020

    We Interrupt These Current Events . . . for a little Humor!

    By Chris Wilson

    safer at homeI write this while following the “safer at home” order here in Los Angeles. So much has changed in our world. I see friends who are working in essential jobs, particularly in health care, where I know so many. I also see tragedy among them as well as in our broader human community, both in our country and abroad. I am grateful to have access to the necessities of life as well as work that I am able to do from home. So many aren’t as blessed.

    During these challenging times, humor gives some respite for those of us who are in a position to enjoy it. Humorous memes abound, and many satirical songs about the current pandemic were created on the fly. Since FolkWorks is an online publication, I suspect that anyone reading this has seen many of these already.

    Read more: WE INTERRUPT THESE CURRENT EVENTS

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    FULL CALENDAR

    MUSIC       DANCE


    REGARDING COVID-19 VIRUS

    Concerts, dances and festivals have all been cancelled in order to contain the spread of the covid-19 virus.
    Stay at home! Watch the numerous postings on social media of folk/traditional artists.
    If you find something you find exceptional that we haven't shared, please let us know and we will spread the word.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The FolkWorks CALENDAR of EVENTS and the RECURRING EVENTS)
    have been suspended until the stay at home orders have been lifted.


    SHORT TAKE VIDEOS

    Referred to by Dave Leddel

    Referred to by Eileen Ivers in her Caltech Online concert...
    Stefani Rosenberg looked this up and found the YouTube and lyrics

    Click to read the lyrics

    Read more: Irish Black Bottom - Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five (1926)

    recomended by Colin Quigley

    recomended by Milt Rosenberg

ALIVE AND ONLINE

Given that most of us are in  quarantine and at home with our computers and TVs, here are some things you can spend time enjoying:

Folklife Festival online

NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL

Saturday, May 23, 2020 - May 25, 2020

Click for Schedule

ALIVE AND ONLINE

ALIVE AND ONLINE

Given that most of us are in  quarantine and at home with our computers and TVs, here are some things you can spend time enjoying:

Folklife Festival online

NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL

Saturday, May 23, 2020 - May 25, 2020

Click for Schedule