Old Fashioned Folksinger
Links to festivals, organizations, and venues.
Steve Suffet at the Jacob's Ladder Folk Festival.
Nof Ginosar, Israel. May 5, 2007.
Photo by Naomi Verchovsky.
Barley Folk Club
Meets about once a month at the Barley Sheaf Pub in Liskeard, Cornwall, England, usually but not always on a Wednesday evening.
Black Swan Folk Club
Meets Thursday evenings at the Black Swan Inn, a beautiful, old public house in York, England.
Borderline Folk Music Club
Sponsors concerts and other folk music events in Rockland County, NY.
Bowery Poetry Club
The home of the annual Woody Guthrie Birthday Bash, 2007-2012, as well as one of the hippest venues in New York City. Music, poetry, performance art, and much more.
Centre for Political Song
Located at Glasgow Caledonian University. Exists to promote and foster an awareness of all forms of political song.
Dissident Arts Festival
Originally held at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, NY. Now held in New York City.
Brooklyn, NY. Held each spring at Kingsborough Community College.
Community based organization in Brooklyn, NY, which nurtures and develops youth leadership for peace and justice. El Puente (Spanish for The Bridge) has a strong arts program, which includes music and other performing arts.
FAB (Folk - Acoustic - Blues) Club
Meets Sunday afternoons at the White Hart Pub in Grays, Essex, England.
Folk Against Fascism
Basedin the United Kingdom; uniting folk musicians against fascism, racism, and xenophobia. Possibly defunct as an organization, but the idea lives on.
Folk Music Society of New York
Also known as the New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club. Sposnors folk music events within the five boroughs of New York City, plus weekend retreats in the country.
Folklore Society of Greater Washington
Sponsors folk music and dance events in Washington, DC, and its environs.
Herga Folk Club
Meets on Monday evenings at the Pinner Green Social Club on the northwest outskirts of London.
Islington Folk Club
Meets Thursday evenings at the Horseshoe Pub in Islington, London.
Jacob's Ladder Folk Festival
Held each May in Nof Ginosar, Israel.
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
Located in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, Jalopy has become one of the premier venues for folk music in New York City.
Local 1000, American Federation of Musicians, AFL-CIO
Union of traveling musicians in the USA and Canada. Think of it as a "non-local" local.
New England Folk Festival (NEFFA)
Held each April in Mansfield, MA. The festival is commonly know as NEFFA after the New England Folk Festival Association that organizes the annual event.
Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA)
Affiliated with Folk Alliance International, NERFA holds a get-together every November at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson, NY.
People's Music Network
Brings together progressive political activists and musicians throughout North America.
Peoples' Voice Cafe
New York City. The place to hear progressive political music -- and much more -- in the Big Apple.
Philadelphia Folksong Society
Sponsors folk music events in and around Philadelphia, including the Philadelphia Folk Festival.
Renaissance Charter School
Located in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY, one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the USA, the Renaissance Charter School has hosted folk music events ranging from coffee house nights to concerts to weekend festivals. It has even published its own songbook and accompanying CD.
Richmond Folk Music Society
Sponsors concerts and other folk music events in Richmond, Virginia.
Ruskin House Folk and Blues Club
Meets on Sunday evenings at Ruskin House in Croydon, England. That's about as far south as you can go and still be within one of the Boroughs of London.
Sharps Folk Club
Meets on Tuesday evenings at Cecil Sharp House in London.
Star Folk Club
Meets Tuesay evenings at the Admiral Pub in Glasgow.
Sunnyside Singers Club
Meets Wednesday evenings at the Aubergine Cafe in Woodside, Queens, NY. The club originally met in nearby Sunnyside, Queens, NY, and kept the name.
Australian website with a database of more than 500 songs of struggle, almost all in English, from around the world.
Unity Folk Club
A socialist folk club that meets the last Monday evening of each month at the Torriano Meeting House in London.
Waltham Abbey Folk Club
Meets Monday evenings at the Royal British Legion in Waltham Abbey, Essex, England.
Walthamstow Folk Club
Meets Sunday evenings at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub in Walthamstow, London.
Woody Guthrie Publications
The best source for everything having to do with Woody.
Steve Suffet at El Puente Winter Solstice Celebration
with Varuni Tiruchelvam, Hector Sanchez, and Carlos Rosello.
Brooklyn, New York. December 23, 2008.
Photo by Joe Matunis.