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Sun., Apr. 12, 2015
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WOODY GUTHRIE BROOKLYN HOOT

Featuring

Don Friedman • Alan Friend • Beth Kotkin • Joel Landy • Anne Price • Steve Suffet

presenting songs of Woody Guthrie in a round-robin format

with

guitar • banjo • fiddle


Admission is $10
Location at Jalopy Theatre, 315 Columbia Street (between Hamilton Av & Woodhull St) Redhook, Brooklyn, New York 11231
Info at www.jalopy.biz or 718.395.3214

Sun., Apr. 26, 2015
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Once again ALAN will give a workshop at the 3-day (April 24 to 26, 2015)

*** NEW ENGLAND FOLK FESTIVAL (NEFFA) ***

at the Mansfield High & Middle Schools in Mansfield, Massachusettes.

Banjo Image

“Singing with the Banjo”

If you accompany a song with banjo, how do you craft a good instrumental? Discussion and demo will include things like: playing melody or chords, clawhammer or finger-picking style, harmony, etc.


Full Info., including schedules, admission fees to this 3-day festival (April 24 - 26) and travel directions are at http://www.neffa.org or (617) 299-1590.

Sat., July 11, 2015
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TRIPLE-A STRING BAND

ALAN FRIEND
AMY MELSON
HOWARD WEINBERG

will play

OLD-TIME MUSIC

at the QUEENS LIBRARY, FOREST HILLS BRANCH

108-19 71 Avenue
Forest Hills, (Queens) NY 11375
(718) 268-7934

FREE

Thurs., July 30, 2015
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THE BETTER WEATHER PICKERS with

ALAN FRIEND
JEN WELLINGTON
BEN WELLINGTON

will present a program of

OLD-TIME MUSIC

at the QUEENS LIBRARY, HOWARD BEACH BRANCH

92-06 156 Avenue
Howard Beach, (Queens) NY 11414
(718) 641-7086

FREE

Sat., Nov. 14, 2015
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Alan Friend & Friends

ALAN FRIEND (Banjo, Fiddle)
DOROTHY MOORE (Fiddle)
BEN WELLINGTON (Guitar, Mandolin)

will play for a

PRIVATE SQUARE DANCE

IN UPPER MANHATTAN

2014
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Sun., Feb. 2, 2014
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ALAN FRIEND & FRIENDS

IN CONCERT, CELEBRATE

THE RECENT RELEASE OF THE CD


BAD TIMES & BETTER TIMES co	ver image

With

ALAN FRIEND (banjo, guitar, fiddle, vocals)

joined by contributing musicians

HARRY BOLICK (fiddle, mandolin, vocals), DON FRIEDMAN (guitar, banjo, vocals) & CHARLIE SHAW (bass, drum)

at the

OLD STONE HOUSE

Middle of the Park, 336 Third Street, bet. 4th & 5th Avenues

Park Slope, Brooklyn

General Admission - $10      Children 12 and under - $5


For info, 718-965-4074 or 718-768-3195, The Old Stone House

Sun., Apr. 6, 2014
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Woody Guthrie Brooklyn_Hoot_2014 image

For info, 718-395-3214 Jalopy Theatre

Sat., Apr. 26, 2014
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Once again ALAN will perform at the 3-day (April 25 to 27, 2014)

*** NEW ENGLAND FOLK FESTIVAL (NEFFA) ***

at the Mansfield High & Middle Schools in Mansfield, Massachusettes.

Banjo Image

“Old-Time Songs & Tunes: Bad & Better Times”

Alan will present hard luck songs from the Southern Appalachian Mountains, balanced by a number of more upbeat songs and tunes, primarily on banjo.


Full Info., including schedules, admission fees to this 3-day festival (April 25 - 27) and travel directions are at http://www.neffa.org or (617) 299-1590.

Sat., June 21, 2014
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MakeMusic 2014 Flyer

Wed., July 2, 2014
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ALAN FRIEND

& the TRIPLE-A STRING BAND

will play

OLD-TIME MUSIC

in front of the park at 5th Ave. & 4th St., Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Free

Sun., July 6, 2014
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ALAN FRIEND

& the TRIPLE-A STRING BAND

will play

OLD-TIME MUSIC

inside McGolrick Park at Nassau Ave & Russell St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Free

Tues., July 22, 2014
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ALAN FRIEND

& the TRIPLE-A STRING BAND

will play

OLD-TIME MUSIC

at the Farmer's Market
Outside Brooklyn's Borough Hall

Borough Hall Area Map image

Free

Wed., Aug. 6, 2014
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ALAN FRIEND

& the TRIPLE-A STRING BAND

will play

OLD-TIME MUSIC

at Union Square, Manhattan.

Free

Fri., Aug. 15, 2014
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TRIPLE-A STRING BAND

ALAN FRIEND
AUDREY ROSNER
AMY MELSON
HOWARD WEINBERG

will play

OLD-TIME MUSIC

at the KING MANOR HISTORIC MUSEUM,
Jamaica, Queens, NY

King Manor Museum image

Visit King Manor Museum for directions & info about this historic museum.

Suggested Admission:
Adults $5
Seniors and Students $3
Children 16 and under Free
King Manor Members Free

Sat., Aug. 23, 2014
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ALAN FRIEND (banjo & fiddle)
&

BOB JONES (guitar)

will play

OLD-TIME MUSIC

at the OLD STONE HOUSE,
in Brooklyn's Park Slope
Washington Park, 336 Third St., bet. 4th & 5th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11215

Old Stone House image

This is part of

Revolutionary Fare,

a great event to support the Old Stone House & Washington Park.
You'll have a chance to sample food from many local restaurants
while supporting the amazing work of the people who
'revolutionized'
our beautiful neighborhood park.

Visit The Old Stone House for tickets & info about this event.

Tickets:$45 in advance/$50 at the door

2013


Sat., Jan. 12, 2013
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Flier 2 PVC

Info: (PVC) 212-787-3903, Peoples' Voice Cafe

Sun., Apr. 21, 2013
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Once again ALAN will give a workshop at the 3-day (April 19 to 21, 2013)

*** NEW ENGLAND FOLK FESTIVAL (NEFFA) ***

at the Mansfield High & Middle Schools in Mansfield, Massachusettes.

Banjo Image

“Adding Spice to your Clawhammer Banjo Playing”

Alan will demonstrate and discuss how to make your clawhammer banjo playing more exciting and varied by adding different clawhammer techniques. We will work on a tune together.


Full Info., including schedules, admission fees to this 3-day festival (April 19 - 21) and travel directions are at http://www.neffa.org or (617) 299-1590.

Thur., Apr. 25, 2013
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*** SORRY! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED! ***
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THE TRIPLE A STRING BAND
(Alan, Audrey, Amy)

will present a program of Old-Time Music for the students at
Public School 154 in Brooklyn, NY.

Sun., Apr. 28, 2013
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WOODY GUTHRIE BROOKLYN HOOT

Featuring

Don Friedman • Alan Friend • Joel Landy Anne Price • Steve Suffet • Gina Tlamsa

presenting songs of Woody Guthrie in a round-robin format

with

guitar • banjo • fiddle


Admission is $10
Location at Jalopy Theatre, 315 Columbia Street (between Hamilton Av & Woodhull St) Redhook, Brooklyn, New York 11231
Info at www.jalopy.biz or 718.395.3214

Fri., June 21, 2013
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TRIPLE A STRING BAND

Audrey Rosner ~ Amy Melson ~ Alan Friend  )

~~~ The Best in Old-Time Music ~~~

Guitar Image   Banjo Image Fiddle Image

Performing at

*** MAKE MUSIC NY ***

This city-wide free music event features music of many genres to welcome in the first day of summer, 2013.

The band plays from noon to 1:00 PM at

Malt & Mold 221 East Brodway at Clinton St., New York City, NY 10002
Info at (646) 238-0272, http://www.maltandmold.com/.

and from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at

The City Reliquary 370 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn (Williamsburg), NY 11211
Info at (718) 782-4842, http://www.cityreliquary.org/.



Full Info., including schedules, for Make Music NY, a free yearly event, always on June 21st which is the longest day of the year is at http://www.makemusicny.org.

Sat., Aug. 17, 2013
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ALAN FRIEND

With

DOTTY MOORE and BOB JONES

will play old-time music for a private

Wedding Reception

Fri., Nov. 15, 2013
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FUNDRAISER

for

New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH)


With Music Presented By

ALAN FRIEND

and

CHRIS SEYMOUR, HEATHER WOOD, STEVE SUFFET

Amission $25
NYCOSH is an important organization dedicated to protecting the lives and health of working people.

This is at a private residence
on the Upper West Side, Manhattan
For info, call 212-662-6575 or 718-965-4074

2012

Tues., Apr. 17, 2012
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ALAN will be interviewed on radio station WCUW FM
by Jeff Boudreau, host of
"In the Tradition."

This is a special

"pre *** NEW ENGLAND FOLK FESTIVAL (NEFFA) ***"

interview of musicians appearing April 20 to 22, 2012 at this 68th annual Festival in Mansfield, Massachusettes.

WCUW is a community radio station located in Worcester, MA, broadcasting at 91.3fm and
streaming at http://www.wcuw.org


Sat., Apr. 21, 2012
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Once again ALAN will be giving a workshop at the 3-day (April 20 to 22, 2012)

*** NEW ENGLAND FOLK FESTIVAL (NEFFA) ***

at the Mansfield High & Middle Schools in Mansfield, Massachusettes.

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“Old-Time Banjo Styles”

Alan will be joined by Ralph Bodington and Bob Solosko.

The three of us will demonstrate different old-time styles, including clawhammer, 2-finger picking and 3-finger picking.


Full Info., including schedules, admission fees to this 3-day festival (April 20 - 22) and travel directions are at http://www.neffa.org or (617) 299-1590.

Sun., May 20, 2012
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Banjo Image Fiddle Image
Come hear
ALAN FRIEND & FRIENDS

Banjo * Fiddle * Guitar

~ ALAN, JEREMY SMERD and BOB MALENKY ~

at the fabulous 3 day

*** BROOKLYN FOLK FESTIVAL ***

(Festival is Friday, May 18th through Sunday, May 20th
at 345 Jay Street next to Metrotech in downtown Brooklyn.)


For Directions: Directions to Festival.

For Lineup: Lineup of Performers.

For Tickets (Don't Wait!): Order Tickets

For complete info (admission, & everything else): Brooklyn Folk Festival Website or phone Jalopy Theatre at 718-395-3214, or stop by in person sometime at Jalopy at 315 Columbia Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Sat., June 16, 2012
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ALAN, JEREMY SMERD and MICHAELA HAMILTON

WILL PLAY FOR A PRIVATE SQUARE DANCE

in Washington Heights, Manhattan.


Thur. June 21, 2012
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Banjo Image Fiddle Image
Come hear

ALAN FRIEND as part of the TRIPLE A STRING BAND

Banjo * Fiddle * Guitar

~ Play Old-Time Music ~

in Park, Slope, Brooklyn

7:00 PM

at Carmello Gelato, 179 5th Ave. Between Degraw and Sackett Streets

and

ALAN FRIEND & several friends

8:00 PM

at the Community Garden, Warren St. between 4th & 5th Avenues.

*** MAKE MUSIC NY ***

Free

Aug. 10, 2012
through
Aug. 26, 2012
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ALAN FRIEND plays

Banjo * Fiddle * Concertina

in the Off-Broadway production of

Dark Hollow Logo

Dark Hollow Info

Full info and advance ticket sales at www.darkhollowwoyzeck.com

FRI 8/10 @ 9:45 PM
TUE 8/14 @ 4:15 PM
THUR 8/23 @ 7:00 PM
SAT 8/25 @ 1:00 PM
SUN 8/26 @ 3:00 PM


Sat., Nov. 3, 2012
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*** ALAN FRIEND *** will be joined by Ralph Bodington

in a workshop,

“Old-Time Banjo Styles"

at the

*** Eisteddfod Festival of Traditional Music ***.

Held Nov. 2 – 4, 2012

at Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
400 Granite Road • Kerhonkson, NY 12446


The Eisteddfod Festival of Traditional Music features outstanding local, national and international singers and musicians performing roots/folk music at a Hudson valley resort. Enjoy 3 concerts, 30+ workshops, and a camper concert/open mike. You can sing, jam, or chat with friends old and new, or slip away to the hotel’s indoor pool, spa, or game room.

For full Info, including price, advance registration and travel directions go to
http://www.folkfestny.org or call 212-957-8386.

2011

Sat., Mar. 19, 2011
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Alan & Chris - Peoples Voice Cafe
(First set will be Dan Schatz)

at The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist
40 East 35th St. (between Madison & Park Avenues), Manhattan, NY

$15 General Admission. $10 Peoples' Voice Café members.
More if you choose, less if you can't; TDF vouchers accepted.

*** WORKERS' PLIGHT / WORKERS' FIGHT ***


Alan Friend and Chris Seymour join forces for a set of traditional and contemporary songs of ordinary people's struggles. Armed with their voices and a pile of instruments, they will sing of mine disasters, battles with bosses lost and won - and some of the absurdities of the struggles between haves and have nots.

Alan has been playing banjo, guitar and concertina, and singing traditional songs from America and the British Isles for many years. He is a member of the NYC-based old-time band The Chelsea String Band. His CD, Had a Dog, features songs and old-time tunes from the southern mountains.

Chris will bring along his warm baritone voice, banjo, dulcimer, guitar, eclectic repertoire and sense of humor.

Info: (PVC) 212-787-3903, Peoples' Voice Cafe

Sun., Mar. 27, 2011
2:00 PM
&
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*** ALAN FRIEND (banjo) ***
& BILL CHRISTOPHERSEN (fiddle)

will present another set of hands-on,

Old-Time Jamming Workshops.

Alan & Bill O-T Wkshp4 photo

They will be held at Jalopy Theater in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY.
This is sponsored by the Folk Music Society of NY (FMSNY) and Jalopy Theatre.

Advance registration required for EACH workshop!


BEGINNING LEVEL: 2:00 – 3:30 PM, $20. This hands-on workshop for banjo-players, fiddlers, guitarists, etc who are less experienced playing Southern old-time music includes: roles of different instruments, what to do when you don’t know the tune, what to listen for (tempo, chord changes, etc.). Standard old-time tunes will be played in keys of G, D and A.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: 4:00 – 5:30 PM, $20. Similar to the above, but less discussion and more playing. Attendees should be comfortable playing their instruments at a moderate to fast tempo in the keys of G, D and A. Besides standard old-time tunes, less common ones may be introduced as well.

SPECIAL BONUS FOR ATTENDEES: Voucher for 1 free FMSNY series concert, good for 1 year!

REGISTER IN ADVANCE by Mar. 21th by sending your check for $20 for the workshop you will attend (INDICATE WHICH ONE) made out to ‘FMSNY,’ with your phone number & email address, to Alan Friend, Education Chair, 440 Fifth STREET, (NOT AVENUE), Brooklyn, NY 11215. For questions, call Alan at (718) 965-4074 or Jalopy at (718) 395-3214 or click here: Jalopy Theatre

Sat., Apr. 16, 2011
&
Sun. Apr. 17, 2011
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Once again ALAN will be giving 2 workshops at the

*** NEW ENGLAND FOLK FESTIVAL (NEFFA) ***

at the Mansfield High & Middle Schools in Mansfield, Massachusettes.

Sat., Apr. 16, 2011 at 8:00 PM

“Songs of Death and Destruction”

This is a participatory workshop, so bring your favorite songs of death and destruction. Songs can be done with or without instruments.


Banjo Image

Sun., Apr. 17, 2011 at 11:00 AM

“Old-Time Banjo Styles”

With Ralph Bodington and Bob Solosko.
The three of us will demonstrate different old-time styles, including clawhammer, finger-picking and melodic clawhammer.


Info., including schedules, admission fees to this 3-day festival (April 15 - 17) and travel directions are at http://www.neffa.org or (617) 299-1590.

Sat., June 11, 2011 -----Done-----
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Sun., June 12, 2011 -----Done-----
ALAN will once again be appearing at the fabulous 3 day

*** BROOKLYN FOLK FESTIVAL ***

(Festival is Friday at Jalopy Theatre**, Sat. & Sun. at Brooklyn Artists Waterfront Coalition*. Locations below.)

Sat., June 11 at 2:00 PM

Beginning Old-Time Jamming Workshop
at
The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition*


Craig Judelman will join me on fiddle.
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Sun., June 12 at 1:00 PM

Intermediate Old-Time Jamming Workshop
at
The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition*


Again, Craig Judelman will join me on fiddle.
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And
Sun., June 12 at 2:45 PM

A Concert Set
at
The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition*


I’ll be doings songs and tunes on banjo, fiddle & concertina with Craig Judelman joining me on fiddle & vocals.
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*The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is at 499 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn, 11231. For directions, BWAC or (718) 596-2506/7

**Jalopy Theatre is at 315 Columbia St. in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY. For directions, Jalopy Theatre or 718-395-3214

Festival admission:
$20 per day & workshops $10
$55 for all 3 days, incl workshops

Complete Info., with full schedules at Brooklyn Folk Festival or (718) 395-3214

Sun., June 12, 2011
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ALAN will appear on

Animated TV1 image Animated TV2 image *** Cablevision, Channel 21 ***

in a previously taped performance/ interview on

'...Horses Sing None of It!'

This is a non-commercial half-hour cable television series featuring a surprising variety of entertainers in performance and conversation. The series has won three awards from The Hometown Video Festival, the country's largest and longest-running community media competition: 1996 & 1997 in the category of Cultural/Ethnic Diversity, and 1997 in the Entertainment category.

Sat., Jul. 9, 2011
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ALAN FRIEND
will join
Jessica Feinbloom • Don Friedman • Joel Landy • Anne Price • Steve Suffet • Gina Tlamsa • with Carlos Vazquez on the bass and special guest artist Beth Kotkin

in the

Eleventh Annual
WOODY GUTHRIE BIRTHDAY BASH
Round Robin Songfest


at the

Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery • New York City
Between Houston & Bleecker Streets

$8 cover + one drink minimum
For info: call 212-614-0505 or visit Woody Guthrie Birthday Bash

Mon., July 18, 2011
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Join ALAN FRIEND for a 2 hour

*** SEA SHANTY WORKSHOP ***

on the historic Waterfront Museum Barge at the Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Learn about the history of the songs of the sea, the many types of shanties, how these work songs fit into the lives of sailors on the high seas and about the role of the shanty man.

Come learn some shanties and sing your heart out under the Brooklyn Bridge.

This is co-sponsored by Jalopy Theatre.
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All tickets are $20.
To buy tickets: www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=SEA27
For directions: www.brooklynbridgeparknyc.org/visit/directions
For more info: Jalopy Theatre or 718-395-3214

Thurs., July 21, 2011
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Another showing ----
ALAN will appear on

Animated TV1 image Animated TV2 image *** Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN)***
on Time/Warner Cable Channel 34 and on RCN Cable Channel 82
Also broadcast via streaming video on the web at www.MNN.org (popup players 34/82 http | mms)
Cablevision, Channel 21

in a previously taped performance/ interview on


'...Horses Sing None of It!'

This is a non-commercial half-hour cable television series featuring a surprising variety of entertainers in performance and conversation. The series has won three awards from The Hometown Video Festival, the country's largest and longest-running community media competition: 1996 & 1997 in the category of Cultural/Ethnic Diversity, and 1997 in the Entertainment category.

Sat., Jul. 30, 2011
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*** SORRY! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2011! ***
__________________________________________________

ALAN
will be the
OLD-TIME JAM LEADER
at

*** GOTHAM ACOUSTIC & METRO BANJO ***


Metro Banjo Image


For full info and to register, go to http://www.vpmusic.org

Sat., Nov. 5,
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*** ALAN FRIEND ***

will give a participatory workshop,

“Southern Appalachia, Songs and Tunes."

Bring your voices, guitars, fiddles and banjos

to the

*** Eisteddfod Festival of Traditional Music ***.

Held Nov. 4 – 6, 2011

at Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
400 Granite Road • Kerhonkson, NY 12446


The Eisteddfod Festival of Traditional Music features outstanding local, national and international singers and musicians performing roots/folk music at a Hudson valley resort. Enjoy 3 concerts, 30+ workshops, a camper concert/open mike, and a contra/square dance. You can sing, jam, or chat with friends old and new, or slip away to the hotel’s indoor pool, spa, or game room.

For full Info, including price, advance registration and travel directions go to
http://www.folkfestny.org or call 212-957-8386.

2010

Sat., Jan 30, 2010
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&
Sun., Jan. 31, 2010
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*** ALAN FRIEND ***

will appear at the

*** People's Music Network Winter Gathering ***

Held Friday, Jan. 29 to Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010.

On Saturday and Sunday, it will be at
The Renaissance Charter School
3559 81st Street in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY.


On Saturday at 9:15 AM he will participate in a NY Pinewoods Folk Music Club workshop "Everybody Sings" with Anne Price & Heather Wood.

On Sunday at 10:45 AM he will lead an Old-Time Music Jam.

For full Info, including price, advance registration and travel directions go to
http://pmnnyc.home.att.net or contact Marilyn & Steve Suffet at ssuffet@nyc.rr.com or 718-786-1533.


Sat., March 13, 2010 -----Done-----
*** ALAN FRIEND ***

will appear at

NEW YORK, NY - THE TRADITIONS

A FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC


Celebrating Oscar Brand & the 65th year of his folk music radio show

at

The Renaissance Charter School
3559 81st Street in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY.

Alan will give a workshop "Traditional Songs And Ballads From The British Isles To America" from 12:30 to 1:30 PM.

This is an all day festival featuring concerts and workshops from 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM.

Prices:
$15 Whole Day, $10 Afternoon Workshops or Evening Concert
$5 Children 13-18 all day or part;
Children 12 & under free when accompanied by adult.
TRCS students, parents and staff free.
11:00 AM - free family concert.
Tickets are available at the door or online at www.brownpapertickets/event/98896

For full Info, including travel directions and schedule, go to
http://www.folkmusicny.org and click on "Events Calendar" or call 718-672-6399.


Sat., Apr. 24, 2010
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Once again ALAN will be doing a BANJO workshop at the

*** NEW ENGLAND FOLK FESTIVAL (NEFFA) ***

at the Mansfield High & Middle Schools in Mansfield, Massachusettes.



This will be an instructional workshop on 5-string banjo,
“Clawhammer Banjo 101.”

This is for beginning clawhammer banjo players and will cover the basic “bum-ditty”stroke, drop thumb, double thumbing, slides and whatever else we have time for. A tune in standard G tuning will be taught.


Banjo Image


Info., including schedules, admission fees to this 3-day festival (April 23 - 25) and travel directions at http://www.neffa.org or (617) 299-1590.

Sat., May 22, 2010
& Sun., May 23
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On Saturday, ALAN will sing and play old-time music on banjo & fiddle,
joined by Craig Judelman on fiddle and vocals

at the

*** BROOKLYN FOLK FESTIVAL ***


at the Jalopy Theatre, 315 Columbia St. in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY.

On Sunday, ALAN will be joined by Heather Wood, Anne Price, Joe Hickerson in a
Group Songs Workshop at the Festival.

$40 for all 3 days, incl workshops
Fri. eve. @ 7PM only is $15
Sat. afternoon @ 2:45 only is $5
Sat. eve. @ 7PM only is $15
Sun. afternoon @ 3PM outdoors nearby only is $5
Sun. afternoon @ 2PM at Jalopy incl concert is $15
Sun. eve. @ 7PM only is $15

Complete Info.,including full schedules, to this 3-day event (May 21 - 23) and travel directions at http://www.jalopy.biz or (718) 395-3214.

Sat., Nov. 6,
2:00PM
and
Sun. Nov. 7, 2010,
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*** ALAN FRIEND ***

and Heather Wood will give a workshop, on Saturday, 2:00 PM

“Everyone Can Sing,” a participatory group singing event

at the

*** Eisteddfod Festival of Traditional Music ***

Held Nov. 5 – 7, 2010

at Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
400 Granite Road • Kerhonkson, NY 12446

On Sunday at 10:30 AM, ALAN , with Eric Weissberg and Mickey Vandow, will host an Old-Time/Bluegrass Jam.


The Eisteddfod Festival of Traditional Music features outstanding local, national and international singers and musicians performing roots/folk music at a Hudson valley resort. Enjoy 3 concerts, 20+ workshops, a camper concert/open mike, and a contra dance. You can sing, jam, or chat with friends old and new, or slip away to the hotel’s indoor pool, spa, or game room.


For full Info, including price, advance registration and travel directions go to
http://www.eisteddfod-ny.org or call 718-672-6399.


Sun., Nov. 14, 2010
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*** ALAN FRIEND (banjo) ***
& BILL CHRISTOPHERSEN (fiddle)

will present a hands-on,

“Old-Time Jamming Workshop/ Jam.”
in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
sponsored by the Folk Music Society of NY (FMSNY).

This is a hands-on jamming workshop for banjo-players, fiddlers, guitarists, etc who are less experienced playing Southern old-time music. Some topics include: the roles of different instruments (melody or backup), what to do for a tune you don’t know, what to actively listen for (tempo, chord changes, etc.). Mostly standard old-time tunes will be played in the keys of G, D, and A, starting at a slow tempo and playing up to speed as participants become comfortablewith the tune. Some less common tunes may be introduced as well.

YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE by Nov 8th by sending a check for $12 (FMSNY members) or $15 (non-members) made out to ‘FMSNY,’ with your phone number & email address to Alan Friend, Education Chair, 440 Fifth STREET, (NOT AVENUE), Brooklyn, NY 11215. For questions, call Alan at (718) 965-4074.

Fri., Dec. 3, 2010
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*** ALAN FRIEND & FRIENDS ***
(Heather Wood & Bob Malenky)

Old-Time Music, Traditional Ballads, Blues

at the
Good Coffee House Music Parlor
at Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (BSEC)
53 Prospect Park West at 2nd Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

Alan-Small photo
ALAN
(Vocals, Banjo, Concertina) is equally at home doing old-time music from the southern Appalachians and traditional ballads from the U.S. and the British Isles. A singer and multi-instrumentalist, he has performed both solo and with various bands at festivals, square & contra dances, clubs and coffee houses from Montreal to West Virginia.


Heather Wood photo
Heather
(Vocals, Tin Whistle) is a veteran singer from the English revival for some 40+ years, dating from her days with The Young Tradition. She has a great repertoire of ballads, historical songs, love and agricultural songs, and a lot from the humorous side. In addition to the old songs, she has written some dynamite new ones.



Bob Malenky photo Bob (Vocals, Guitar) is an eclectic performer, concentrating on the blues but at home with union songs, Woody Guthrie, and traditional folk songs. He plays guitar (learned from Muddy Waters and Lightnin' Hopkins); has performed with Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee and has taught courses in world folk music at City College.

$10 adults, $6 children

Info: 718-768-2972, 718-965-4074, Good Coffee House Music Parlor

2009

Wed., Jan. 28, 2009
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Once again, we will team up to sing and play old-time, country and bluegrass songs.

Alan at OSARC (smaller) photo Jen Larson photo

Come hear

ALAN FRIEND

&

JEN LARSON



HOT HARMONIES & COOL PICKIN’ -- VOCALS, BANJO & GUITAR

We will be one of the acts performing in the weekly

“ROOTS ‘n RUCKUS"
at
JALOPY THEATRE.

Jalopy Theatre is at 315 Columbia Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231.


Jalopy Theatre’s “Roots n Ruckus" is a night of folk, old-time and blues music every Wednesday. You will see and hear musicians playing banjos, guitars, washboards, tub-basses kazoos and harmonicas. This is the gig to go to for real deal folk music in New York City.

By Subway: F or G train to Carroll St. (first car if coming from North/West). Walk 1 block up Smith St to 1st Place. Make left. Walk down past highway to Columbia St. Make left to 315 Columbia.

JalopyMap image

Free.

Info., (718) 622-7035.
Additional info at http://www.jalopy.biz

Sat., Apr. 25, 2009
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ALAN will be doing a workshop at the

*** NEW ENGLAND FOLK FESTIVAL (NEFFA) ***

at the Mansfield High & Middle Schools in Mansfield, Massachusettes.



This will be an instructional workshop on 5-string banjo,
“Clawhammer Banjo 101.”

This is for beginning clawhammer banjo players and will cover the basic “bum-ditty”stroke, drop thumb, double thumbing, slides and whatever else we have time for. A tune in standard G tuning will be taught.


Banjo Image


Info., including schedules, admission fees to this 3-day festival (April 24 - 26) and travel directions at http://www.neffa.org or (781) 662-6710

Sat., May 2, 2009
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ALAN will play with

*** THE CHELSEA STRING BAND ***

(Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Concertina)

for a PRIVATE SQUARE DANCE.


in Washington Heights, NYC.


Click here to contact Alan if you would like to have the band play for your special event.

Sat., June 21, 2009
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*** ALAN FRIEND ***

will be performing in

*** MAKE MUSIC NY ***


as part of the Folk Music Society of NY’s participation in this FREE, all-day, city-wide event.

Location: outside at Congregation Sharre Zedek, 212 West 93rd St (between Broadway & Amsterdam Ave.), Manhattan (indoors if rain).

Other members of the FMSNY appearing will be: Bob Malenky, Evy Mayer, Toby Fagenson & Anne Price

For more info, contact Eileen Pentel: 718-672-6399
Go to http://www.makemusicny.org for schedules around the city.

Thur., Aug. 27, 2009
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THE CHELSEA STRING BAND

Chelsea String Bannd w. Don photo
(L to r: Don Friedman (substituting for Michaela Hamilton) , Andy Klein & Alan Friend)

The Chelsea String Band plays and sings lively, exciting old-time music from the southern Appalachians. Band members are multi-instrumentalists and singers. You can expect rousing, foot-stomping instrumentals on fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin as well as hot vocal harmonies on a variety of songs from one of NY City’s favorite old-time bands.

At
JALOPY THEATRE.

Jalopy Theatre is at 315 Columbia Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231.

By Subway: F or G train to Carroll St. (first car if coming from North/West). Walk 1 block up Smith St to 1st Place. Make left. Walk down past highway to Columbia St. Make left to 315 Columbia.

JalopyMap image

Admission: $10

Info., (718) 622-7035.
Additional info at http://www.jalopy.biz

Fri., Sept. 11, 2009
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*** ALAN FRIEND ***

will be performing as one of many musicians in

*** THE SEPTEMBER CONCERT ***

The September Concert is a series of free concerts, organized by individuals, schools, businesses, and associations
to bring communities together,
to reaffirm our hope for peace &
to celebrate life and our universal humanity.

Location: WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK, NYC


Go to http://www.septemberconcert.org for info.

Sat., Sept. 26, 2009
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*** ALAN FRIEND ***

will be performing as one of the acts in

*** LIVE MUSIC AT GRAND ARMY PLAZA ***

This is presented by the Prospect Park Alliance in partnership with the Grand Army Plaza Coalition (GAPCo): a coalition of individuals, organizations, and businesses committed to improving the public’s experience of Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza.

Location: UNDER THE MEMORIAL ARCH AT GRAND ARMY PLAZA, BROOKLYN, NY
(At the north edge of Prospect Park, near Grand Army Plaza station on the 2 & 3 subway line or 7th Ave. station on the B & Q line)


For info, call Park Hotline at (718) 965-8999 or visit http://www.prospectpark.org.

Sun., Oct. 18, 2009
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*** ALAN FRIEND ***

will give a workshop,

“Old-Time Songs and Tunes,” singing and playing banjo & guitar

at the

*** Festival of Traditional Music (the 31st Eisteddfod) ***

Held Oct. 16 – 18, 2009

at The Friar Tuck Inn
4858 Route 32, Catskill, NY 12414


The Eisteddfod Festival of Traditional Music features 38 outstanding local, national and international singers and musicians performing roots/folk music at a Hudson valley resort. Enjoy 3 concerts, 40 workshops, a camper concert/open mike, and a contra dance. You can sing, jam, or chat with friends old and new, or slip away to the hotel’s indoor pool, spa, or game room.


For full Info, including price, advance registration and travel directions go to
http://www.eisteddfod-ny.org or call 718-672-6399.

2008


Sun., Mar. 9, 2008
-----Done-----
*** THE CHELSEA STRING BAND ***
(Alan Friend, Michaela Hamilton, Andy Klein)

sing and play lively and exciting old-time music from the southern Appalachians on

Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Autoharp and Concertina.

Chelsea String Band photo

We will be performing at the

ZEEMEEUWSIC III FESTIVAL*

at the historic ~~ Old Stone House ~~ ** in

J.J. Byrne Park, 5th Ave., between 3rd & 4th Streets, Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Also on the program, Bruce Markow, doing playful, uplifting and evocative nouveau-folk infused with 60’s pop, jazz & Afro-Brazilian melodies.

Admission: $10

Info / reservations: (718) 768-3195

* This music series is programmed by Martha Siegel. Zeemeeuw is Dutch for seagull, a play on her name.
** The Old Stone House was a major site of the Battle of Brooklyn during the Revolutionary War.

Fri., Apr. 11, 2008 -----Done-----
Once again, ALAN will play with

THE CHELSEA STRING BAND

Chelsea String Band latest photo
(Alan Friend-Banjo, Guitar, Concertina, Fiddle; Michaela Hamilton -Guitar; Andy Klein -Fiddle, Mandolin)

for the gender-free contra dance on Friday, April 11, 2008, 7:30 to 10:30 PM. The location is the LGBT Community Center, Room 301, 208 West 13th Street, New York, NY.

Admission is $10.
Full Info & Directions at: http://www.lcfd.org/nyc

Sat & Sun., Apr. 26 & 27, 2008
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ALAN will be doing workshops Sat. and Sun., Apr. 26 and 27, 2008 at the

*** NEW ENGLAND FOLK FESTIVAL (NEFFA) ***

at the Mansfield High & Middle Schools in Mansfield, Massachusettes.

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At 10:00 PM on Saturday, he will give a 1 hour workshop,
"Old-Time Potpourri."

Bob Solosko, a wonderful musician from Massachusetts will join him. They will do lots of old-time tunes and songs from the southern Appalachians with different combinations of instruments---- banjo, guitar and fiddle.

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On Sunday, at 12:00 Noon, ALAN will give an instructional workshop on banjo,
“Clawhammer Banjo 101.”

This is for beginning clawhammer banjo players and will cover the basic “bum-ditty”stroke, drop thumb, double thumbing, slides and whatever else we have time for. A tune in standard G tuning will be taught.


Banjo Image


Info., including schedules, admission fees to this 3-day festival (April 25 - 27) and travel directions at http://www.neffa.org or (781) 662-6710

Fri., May 30, 2008
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*** ALAN FRIEND ***
will give an intimate house concert
sponsored by the Folk Music Society of NY
on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.


Alan Small Photo Alan Sings and plays Banjo, Guitar, Concertina and Fiddle. He is equally at home doing traditional ballads from the U.S. and the British Isles as well as old-time music from the southern Appalachians. A singer and multi-instrumentalist, he has performed both solo and with various bands at festivals, square & contra dances, clubs and coffee houses from Montreal to West Virginia.


He will be joined by The Chelsea String Band


Chelsea String Band latest photo The band consists of Alan Friend, Michaela Hamilton, Andy Klein, and specializes in old-time music and contra dance tunes. Band members sing and play fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin autoharp, concertina and anything else they can get their hands on.



Cost: General public admission: $15. FMSNY members: $12.

For reservations, location, and other information, please contact Alan Friend at 718-965-4074 or alanfriend_music@mindspring.com ;
we expect to fill up rapidly.


Sat., June 21, 2008
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*** ALAN FRIEND ***

will be performing in

*** MAKE MUSIC NY ***


as part of the Folk Music Society of NY’s participation in this FREE, all-day, city-wide event.

Location: outside at Second Presbyterian Church, West 96th St & Central Park West, Manhattan (indoors if rain).

Other members of the FMSNY appearing after Alan:
Sarah, Dave and Bill & Jen Larson & Toby Fagenson


For more info, contact Eileen Pentel: 718-672-6399
Go to http://www.makemusicny.org for schedules around the city.

Sat., Oct. 18, 2008 -----Done-----
THE CHELSEA STRING BAND (ALAN FRIEND - Banjo, MICHAELA HAMILTON - Guitar and Andy Klein - Fiddle)

will play
Old-Time Music

at a *Clogging Workshop* with the CITY STOMPERS.

Band members are multi-instrumentalists and play fiddle, banjo, guitar, concertina, mandolin, autoharp and anything else they can get their hands on.

(If you don’t feel ready to participate in these clogging classes, then please feel free to stick around and enjoy the music.)
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At the Chelsea Studios, 151 W. 26th St., (btw. 6th & 7th Ave) 6th Floor, NYC.

$15 Admission for entire workshop, (Intermediate: 12:30 – 2:00 PM, Advanced: 2:00 – 3:15 PM. )

For info:
http://www.clogdancenewyork.com
or email Mary Beth at ykoubian@optonline.net, or Alan at alanfriend_music@mindspring.com.

Sat., Nov. 8, 2008 -----Done-----
THE CHELSEA STRING BAND
(ALAN FRIEND - Banjo,
MICHAELA HAMILTON - Guitar, Andy Klein - Fiddle)

will play

Old-Time Music

at a *Clogging Workshop* with the CITY STOMPERS.

Band members are multi-instrumentalists and play fiddle, banjo, guitar, concertina, mandolin, autoharp and anything else they can get their hands on.

(If you don’t feel ready to participate in these clogging classes, then please feel free to stick around and enjoy the music.)
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At the Chelsea Studios, 151 W. 26th St., (btw. 6th & 7th Ave) 6th Floor, NYC.

$15 Admission for entire workshop, (Intermediate: 12:30 – 2:00 PM, Advanced: 2:00 – 3:15 PM. )

For info:
http://www.clogdancenewyork.com
or email Mary Beth at ykoubian@optonline.net, or Alan at alanfriend_music@mindspring.com.


Sat., Nov. 15, 2008
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Chelsea String Band logo

(Alan Friend, Michaela Hamilton, Andy Klein)

sing and play lively and exciting old-time music from the southern Appalachians.

Although every band member plays multiple instruments, we will limit ourselves to

Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin & Autoharp.

when we play at

* THE EISTEDDFOD FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC *

Location : the Renaissance Charter School, 35-59 81st Street, Jackson Heights, (Queens), N.Y.

The Festival begins with a concert Friday night at 7:30, runs all day Saturday, Sunday morning, and ends with a concert Sunday afternoon, finishing at 5:30. A special free family concert will be on Saturday, 12:30 -1:30 PM.

For Prices & other info about the Eisteddfod Festival, contact
Website: http://www.eisteddfod-ny.org
Phone: (718) 429-3437 or (718) 672-6399.


Fri., Nov. 21, 2008
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*** THE FLYING BUTTONS ***
(Alan Friend - Banjo, Guitar, Vocals; Michaela Hamilton - Guitar, Autoharp, Vocals)

Flying Buttons photo

will perform a lively set of Appalachian string band music at

COMMUNITY CABARET at the Community Church of NY.

**** Expect that great, foot-stompin' old-time music!!! ***

40 East 35th St., Manhattan (Bet. Park & Madison Aves.), downstairs, Street-level entrance. Fully wheelchair accessible.

Other performers: Rachel Stone, Jane Stroll, Paul Chamlin &?Rochelle Breyer.

Donation at door: $15. Discounted to $10 for seniors, students, disabled, members of CCNY-UU, FMSNY, MAC, NAPM, NYSMS, PMN, PVC, TRU, WIM, CabaretHotline. No credit cards at door. More discounts available: contact info is below.

COME EAT AND DRINK! Turkey wraps, croissants, cheese/crackers/fruit, desserts, wine and beverages available at very reasonable prices. Come early and get it in time for the show. Doors open 6:30pm, show starts promptly at 7pm.

Info: contact Rachel Stone at 718-472-0102 (new phone # as of 2008) or email: rachel.stone@verizon.net or website: http://www.rachelstonemusic.com

Proceeds donated to Community Church of NY-Unitarian Universalist

Thur., Dec. 18, 2008
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Alan at OSARC (smaller) photo Jen Larson photo

Come hear

ALAN FRIEND

&

JEN LARSON



HOT HARMONIES & COOL PICKIN’ -- VOCALS, BANJO & GUITAR

Old-Time, Country and Bluegrass Songs

KINGS COUNTY OPRY "SONG CIRCLE"

at Freddy's BackRoom

485 Dean St. (at 6th Ave.), Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY.


The Song Circle is a simple enough idea: get several performers around a microphone and let them each do an original or traditional song, or play an old tune in this intimate setting.

Other performers: Alex Battles & Matt Wissler and Michael J Pfeifer.

Following the Song Circle: American String Conspiracy (a grand show of fractured yet oddly soothing Christmas songs) and The Christmas Show with special guests (kind of like letting the lunatics run the asylum)!

By Subway: take the 1 or 2 to Bergen Street; Freddy's is right around the corner. Or take practically any train in the city to Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street Stations; Walk East on Flatbush and take a left on Dean.

Freddy'sMap image

Free. Info., (718) 622-7035.
Additional info at http://www.kingscountyopry.com

2007

Sat., Feb. 3, 2007 -----Done-----
*** ALAN FRIEND ***
will be at the

*** Folklore Society of Greater Washington’s *** MINI-FEST***.

He will be performing a set of traditional American and English songs and tunes with banjo and concertina accompaniment at 12:30 PM.

The MINI-FEST will be held from Noon – 10:00 PM at
Takoma Park Middle School 7611 Piney Branch Road Silver Spring, MD

Admission is $15 all day or $10 half day (afternoon or evening)
For full info, click on this link: FSGW Mini-Fest

Also, Alan’s new CD, “Had a Dog,” will be available.

Sat., Mar. 10, 2007 -----Done-----
ALAN FRIEND (banjo, vocals) and ANDY KLEIN (fiddle) will play a set of Old-Time tunes in the

Park Slope Food Co-op VARIETY SHOW


The show will have entertainment ranging from Old-time music to opera, from pop music to poetry, from classical music to comedy, etc., etc.!

This is a benefit for the Coop.

Tickets are $10, $6 for children under 12 and limited income.

Location: Berkeley-Carroll School 181 Lincoln Place (bet. 7th and 8th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn
Info: (718) 622-0560
Sun., Apr. 22, 2007
----- Done -----.
ALAN will give a 1 hour workshop at 11:00 AM
"Old-Time Potpourri,"
at the

*** NEW ENGLAND FOLK FESTIVAL (NEFFA) ***

at the Mansfield High & Middle Schools in Mansfield, Massachusettes. Note that this is a new location for NEFFA.

He will do old-time tunes and songs, some with banjo and some with guitar.

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Right before that, at 10:00 AM, ALAN will play concertina and dance with the GREENWICH MORRIS MEN and other morris teams in a program of morris and sword dances.

Alan Sword & Morris photo


Info., including schedules, admission fees to this 3-day festival and travel directions at http://www.neffa.org or (781) 662-6710
Fri., Sep. 7, 2007 -----Done-----
*** THE CHELSEA STRING BAND ***
(Alan Friend - Banjo, Concertina, Vocals; Michaela Hamilton - Guitar; Andy Klein - Fiddle, Vocals)

will be back again playing a lively set of old-time music at
BANJO JIM’S.

Cost: no cover. One drink minimum per set.

** Banjo Jim’s is located at 9th St. & Ave. C on the Lower East Side, Manhattan. **

Info: http://www.banjojims.com



Fri., Oct. 12, 2007
-----Done-----
ALAN will participate in

*** "EVERY TONGUE UNDER THE SUN: a Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert" ***

sponsored by The Folk Music Society of NY.


This will be a wonderful evening of international songs with Joy Bennett, Jerry Epstein, Alan Friend, Chris Koldewey, Anne Price, Heather Wood and many others. Bring a song of your own to share in the second half of the concert. Sign up when you come..

This concert is part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days, an annual worldwide network of concerts that uses the universal language of music to diminish hatred, respect differences, and reach out in global friendship.

At the Organization of Staff Analysts,
220 E. 23rd Street New York NY 10010., suite 707.

Free for members of Folk Music Society of NY & full-students under 23
$20 gen. admission for others, $12 for seniors/low income.


Info:http:www.folkmusicny.org or (718) 672-6399.



Sat., Oct. 27, 2007
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*** ALAN FRIEND will join ADAM HURT ***
in an intimate house concert
sponsored by the Folk Music Society of NY.

Adam Hurt is an award winning old-time banjo player and fiddler coming to NYC from North Carolina, and he will be joined by Alan on vocals and other instruments on a number of selections.

Cost: General public admission: $15. FMSNY members: $12.

For reservations, location, and other information, please contact Alan Friend at 718-965-4074 or alanfriend_music@mindspring.com ;
we expect to fill up rapidly.



Fri., Nov. 9, 2007
-----Done-----
*** THE CHELSEA STRING BAND ***
(Alan Friend - Banjo, Concertina, Vocals; Michaela Hamilton - Guitar; Andy Klein - Fiddle, Vocals)

Chelsea String Band photo

will be back again playing a lively set of old-time music at

COMMUNITY CABARET at the Community Church of NY.

**** Expect that great, foot-stompin' old-time music!!! ***

40 East 35th St., Manhattan (Bet. Park & Madison Aves.), downstairs

Other performers: Rachel Stone, Ron Renninger, Marc Crawford Leavitt.

Donation at door (cash only): $15 ($10 for members of CCNY-UU, seniors, students, disabled. More discounts available.

COME EAT AND DRINK! Turkey wraps, croissants, cheese/crackers/fruit, desserts, wine and beverages available at very reasonable prices. Come early and get it in time for the show. Doors open 6:30pm, show starts promptly at 7pm.

Info: contact Rachel Stone at 718-472-0472 or email: rachel.stone@verizon.net or website: http://www.rachelstonemusic.com

Proceeds donated to Community Church of NY-Unitarian Universalist


Sat., Nov. 17, 2007
-----Done-----
ALAN will present old-time songs and tunes in a workshop called

“Old-Time Potpourri”


at the

*** Eisteddfod-NY Festval of Traditional Music. ***


sponsored by The Folk Music Society of NY.


This 3-day festival (Nov. 16-18) features traditional music of many cultures, presenting wonderful musicians in a full program of concerts and workshops.

At The Renaissance Charter School,
35-59 81st Street, Jackson Heights, Queens, NYC..

For additional info, including price, advance registration and travel directions (really easy to get to from Manhattan via public transportation) go to
http://www.eisteddfod-ny.org or call(718) 965-4074.


Thur., Dec. 20, 2007 -----Done-----
Once again, ALAN will return to the

KINGS COUNTY OPRY "SONG CIRCLE"

as a featured performer, 8:30 to 9:30 PM.


The Song Circle is a simple enough idea: get several performers around a microphone and let them each do an original or traditional song, or play an old tune in this intimate setting. Alan will sing and play old-time music with banjo, guitar, and maybe even concertina for variety.

Other performers TBA. Two bands will follow the Song Circle: Names TBA.

At Freddy's Bar and BackRoom, 485 Dean St. (at 6th Ave.), Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY.

By Subway: take the 1 or 2 to Bergen Street; Freddy's is right around the corner. Or take practically any train in the city to Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street Stations; Walk East on Flatbush and take a left on Dean.

Freddy'sMap image

Free. Info., (718) 622-7035.
Additional info at http://www.kingscountyopry.com

2006

Sat., Jan 7, 2006 Two Events!-----Done-----
THE CHELSEA STRING BAND (ALAN FRIEND, MICHAELA HAMILTON and JULIANNE CARNEY)
will play
Old-Time Music and Contra-Dance Music
at both a Clogging Workshop & a Contra Dance Workshop.
Band members are multi-instrumentalists and play fiddle, banjo, guitar, concertina and anything else they can get their hands on.
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Clogging Workshop with the City Stompers


At the Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Ave,, 16th Floor (btw. W36th and W37th Streets), Manhattan.
$10 Admission for entire workshop, (Beginners first, then intermediates) 11AM to 2PM
For info:
http://www.clogdancenewyork.com
or email Alan at alanfriend_music@mindspring.com.
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Contra dance workshop followed by the full CDNY contra dance

At Metropolitan-Duane Hall, 201 W 13th Street (Northwest cor of 7th Ave), Manhattan
Bring non-street shoes to dance.
$14 admission to both workshop (7:15PM) and dance (8PM to 10:45PM) (Members of CDNY and students, $10)
For info:
http://cdny.org/contramenu.html
or email Alan at alanfriend_music@mindspring.com.
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Visit the Chelsea String Band’s website at
http://www.geocities.com/chelseastringband

Sat., Feb. 25, 2006 Two shows: -----Done-----
ALAN WILL PERFORM WITH
THE CHELSEA STRING BAND

Chelsea String Band latest photo
at THE HISTORIC RICHMOND TOWN TAVERN CONCERT SERIES.
Admission is $15 ($12 for members).

**** EXPECT A LOT OF GREAT OLD-TIME MUSIC!!! ****


The Band consists of Alan Friend, Julianne Carney and Michaela Hamilton. They are multi-instrumentalists and singers, and play fiddle, banjo, guitar, concertina and anything else they can get their hands on.

Richmond Town is located in the heart of Staten Island, 15 min from all bridges (411 Clarke Ave, off Richmond Road)

For travel directions and Reservations (required) contact Historic Richmond Town at (718) 351-1611 or http://www.historicrichmondtown.org or email Alan at alanfriend_music@mindspring.com.

Thur., Mar. 16, 2006 -----Done-----
Once again, ALAN will return to the

KINGS COUNTY OPRY "SONG CIRCLE"


as a featured performer, 8:30 to 9:30 PM. He will be joined by fiddler Julianne Carney. Alan and Julianne are members of the Chelsea String Band.

The Song Circle is a simple enough idea: get several performers around a microphone and let them each do an original or traditional song, or play an old tune in this intimate setting. Alan and Julianne will sing and play old-time music with banjo, and fiddle, and maybe even concertina for variety.

The other performers will be Julie Zimmerman, Katherine Etzel and Dock Oscar. Two bands will follow the Song Circle: The Homegrown String Band and Citigrass.

At Freddy's Bar and BackRoom, 485 Dean St. (at 6th Ave.), Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY. Free. Info., (718) 622-7035.
Additional info at http://www.kingscountyopry.com

Sat., Apr. 22, 2006
-----Done-----

and

Sun., Apr. 23, 2006
1 PM.
ALAN will give a 1 hour workshop
"Happy Endings, Sad Endings -- Traditional Songs",
at the

*** NEW ENGLAND FOLK FESTIVAL (NEFFA) ***

in Natick, Massachusettes. He will accompany some songs with banjo, some with concertina and sing others unaccompanied.

------------------------------------------------------------------------ On Sunday at 1:00 PM, ALAN will play concertina and dance with the GREENWICH MORRIS MEN and other morris teams in a program of morris and sword dances.

Alan Sword & Morris photo


Info., including schedules, admission fees to this 3-day festival and travel directions at http://www.neffa.org or (781) 662-6710

Fri., June 9, 2006 -----Done-----
ALAN WILL PLAY WITH
THE CHELSEA STRING BAND

Chelsea String Band latest photo
(Alan -Banjo, Guitar, concertina; Michaela Hamilton -Guitar; Julianne Carney –Fiddle; with guest Jason Sypher -bass),

for the gender-free contra dance on Friday, June 9, 2006, 7:30 to 10:30 PM. The location is the LGBT Community Center, Room 301, 208 West 13th Street, New York, NY.

Admission is $10.
Info at: http://www.lcfd.org/nyc

Sat., Nov 18, 2006 -----Done-----
Once again, Alan will give a workshop as part of the annual Eisteddfod-NY Festival of Tradional Music. Alan will play banjo and guitar and sing in a program of "Southern Mountain Songs and Tunes." This year's Festival (Nov. 17 to 19) is at The Renaissance Charter School, 35-59 81st Street, Jackson Heights, Queens, NYC. This 3-day festival features traditional music of many cultures, presenting wonderful musicians in a full program of concerts and workshops. For additional info about the Eisteddfod, including price, advance registration and travel directions (really easy to get to from Manhattan via public transportation) go to http://www.eisteddfod-ny.org or call (212) 957-8386.

Sat., Dec. 9, 2006 -----Done-----
*** THE CHELSEA STRING BAND ***
(Alan Friend - Banjo, Guitar, Vocals; Michaela Hamilton - Guitar, Banjo; Andy Klein - Fiddle)

will be playing a lively set of old-time music at
BANJO JIM’S.

No cover, but tips for musicians are always appreciated.

** Banjo Jim’s is located at 9th St. & Ave. C on the Lower East Side, Manhattan. **

Also appearing: 9-10pm – Eli Smith, Steve Strohmeier and Bob Malenky Old-time, original songs, blues, etc. 11pm until Late - The Cangelosi Cards- Old-style Jazz Dance Band

Info: http://www.banjojims.com

Also, Alan’s new CD, “Had a Dog,” will be available.

2005
Fri., Jan. 7, 2005 -----Done----- ALAN WILL PERFORM WITH THE CHELSEA STRING BAND at THE GOOD COFFEE HOUSE MUSIC PARLOR. Admission is $10.

**** EXPECT A LOT OF GREAT OLD-TIME MUSIC!!! ****

The Band consists of Alan Friend, Dotty Moore and Michaela Hamilton. They are multi-instrumentalists and singers, and play fiddle, banjo, guitar, concertina and anything else they can get their hands on.

Also appearing will be the Fabulous Furry Harmonica Brothers and Caroline Cutroneo & Mara Levine.

The Good Coffee is located at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (BSEC), 53 Prospect Park West (at 2nd Street) in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY.
Take the 2 or 3 train to Grand Army Plaza, or Q train to Seventh Ave (& Flatbush Ave.), or the F train to Seventh Ave (& 9th St.). Walk along Prospect Park West to number 53. The BSEC is across the stereet from Prospect Park.

For additional travel directions or other info., contact the BSEC at 718-768-2972 or email Alan at alanfriend_music@hotmail.com.
Thur, Feb. 17, 2005 -----Done----- BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, THE KINGS COUNTY OPRY WILL PRESENT~~~
ALAN WITH THE CHELSEA STRING BAND at FREDDY'S BAR and BACKROOM.

*** YOU WILL BE TREATED TO MORE GREAT OLD-TIME TUNES AND SONGS FROM THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS!!! ***

Freddy's is in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn at 485 Dean Street (at 6th Ave.) Take the 2 or 3 train to Bergen St.

For info., 718-622-7035 or http://kingscountyopry.com
Sat., Feb. 26, 2005 -----Done----- ALAN WILL PERFORM WITH THE CHELSEA STRING BAND at THE HISTORIC RICHMOND TOWN TAVERN CONCERT SERIES. Admission is $12 ($10 for members).

**** EXPECT A LOT OF GREAT OLD-TIME MUSIC!!! ****

The Band consists of Alan Friend, Dotty Moore and Michaela Hamilton. They are multi-instrumentalists and singers, and play fiddle, banjo, guitar, concertina and anything else they can get their hands on.

Richmond Town is located in the heart of Staten Island, 15 min from all bridges (411 Clarke Ave, off Richmond Road)

For travel directions and Reservations (required) contact Historic Richmond Town at (718) 351-1611 or http://www.historicrichmondtown.org or email Alan at alanfriend_music@hotmail.com.
Fri., Mar. 11, 2005 -----Done----- THE CHELSEA STRING BAND (ALAN FRIEND, DOTTY MOORE, MICHAELA HAMILTON)**** back by popular demand at COMMUNITY CABARET at the Community Church of NY. Donation at door: $15 ($10 for members of CCNY-UU, seniors, students. $7 in advance from performers or at http://hometown.aol.com/rsongbird).

**** EXPECT THAT GREAT, FOOT-STOMPIN' OLD-TIME MUSIC!!! ****

Band members sing and play fiddle, banjo, guitar, concertina and anything else they can get their hands on.

Also appearing will be Rachel Stone- original, satirical topical songs; Madeline Artenberg- award-winning poet; Michael Harrington- expert song stylist; Carl Sievert- brilliant songwritter.

Location: 40 East 35th St., Manhattan (Bet. Park & Madison Aves.), downstairs.

Info: Contact Rachel Stone at (718) 472-0472, rachel.stone@verizon.net or email Alan at alanfriend_music@hotmail.com.

Procedes donated to Community Church of NY-Unitarian Universalist
Fri., Mar. 25, 2005
-----Done-----
ALAN FRIEND and CHRIS SEYMOUR -- 2 banjo players + 2 guitarists + 2 vocalists +1 concertina player + 1 dulcimer player = 2 (not 8) great instrumentalists and singers. They perform traditional songs and tunes from America to the British Isles. They will thrill you with their wonderful vocal harmonies and inspiring instrumentals.

Alan & Chir photo

They will appear in the
*** KINGS COUNTY OPRY "SONG CIRCLE" ***
as featured performers, 8:30 to 9:30 PM. The Song Circle is a simple enough idea: get several performers around a microphone and let them each do an original or traditional song, or play an old tune in this intimate setting.

The other performers will be Alex Battles (The Whisky Rebellion) on guitar and banjo, John Pinamonti on guitar and Dock Oscar (Sweet William) on banjo and guitar.
The band Ebony Hillbillies will play at 9:30 PM, and Sawed-Off Shack will perform at 10:30 PM.


At Freddy's Bar and BackRoom, 485 Dean St. (at 6th Ave.), Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY.

By Subway: take the 1 or 2 to Bergen Street; Freddy's is right around the corner. Or take practically any train in the city to Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street Stations; Walk East on Flatbush and take a left on Dean.

Freddy'sMap image

Info., (718) 622-7035.
Additional info at http://www.kingscountyopry.com
Sun., Apr. 10, 2005
-----Done-----
ALAN will join ANNE PRICE and APRIL GRANT in a 1 hour ballads workshop at the

*** NEW ENGLAND FOLK FESTIVAL (NEFFA) ***

in Natick, Massachusettes.

Immediately following the ballads workshop, at 11:00 AM, ALAN will play concertina and dance with the GREENWICH MORRIS MEN and other morris teams in a program of morris and sword dances.

Alan Sword & Morris photo


Info., including schedules, admission fees to this 3-day festival and travel directions at http://www.neffa.org or (781) 662-6710

Fri., May 13, 2005
-----Done-----
ALAN FRIEND and CHRIS SEYMOUR are

BUTTERMILK CHANNEL

They perform traditional songs and tunes from America to the British Isles. They both sing and play instruments including banjo, guitar and concertina. They will thrill you with their exciting vocal harmonies and instrumentals. Come hear


BUTTERMILK CHANNEL

Alan & Chris photo

Folk Fridays at

*** THE MUG CAFE ***

The house band will be Sorcha Dorcha


The Mug Cafe is at 446 East 13th Street (near Avenue A) in the East Village, NYC
$10 cover, Tips for musicians appreciated. Food and drink available.

Info., (718) 965-4074.
Mon., June 13, 2005 -----Done-----
ALAN will perform with

THE CHELSEA STRING BAND
Chelsea String Band photo

at THE MUDDY CUP COFFEE HOUSE.
No cover.

**** EXPECT A LOT OF GREAT OLD-TIME MUSIC!!! ****


The Band consists of Alan Friend, Dotty Moore and Michaela Hamilton. They are multi-instrumentalists and singers, and play fiddle, banjo, guitar, concertina and anything else they can get their hands on.

The Muddy Cup is located on Staten Island, 5 min from the ferry and 8 min from the Verrazano-Narroes Bridge (388 Van Duzer St.). Lots of on-street parking.

For travel directions contact the Muddy Cup at (718) 818-8100 or http://www.muddycup.com or email Alan at alanfriend_music@hotmail.com.
Sat., July 16, 2005 -----Done-----
THE CHELSEA STRING BAND (ALAN FRIEND, MICHAELA HAMILTON and ROB WEINSTEIN, substituting for DOTTY MOORE who is not available on this date) will play at

THE AUBERGINE CAFE.
No cover.

**** EXPECT GREAT OLD-TIME TUNES and SONGS****


Band members are multi-instrumentalists and singers, and play fiddle, banjo, guitar, concertina and anything else they can get their hands on.

Aubergine Cafe is at 49-22 Skillman Ave, Sunnyside, Queens Food and drink is available.

For info contact the Aubergine Cafe at (718) 899-1735 or http://www.auberginecafe.com or email Alan at alanfriend_music@hotmail.com.
Sat., Jul 23, 2005 -----Done----- Alan and his daughter, Julia Friend, will perform traditional songs and tunes from 18th and 19th century America to accompnay the "traditional dinner" at historic Richmondtown Restoration, Staten Island, NY. Some songs will have instrumental accompaniment, some will be a capella, and some will be sung in harmony.

*** Reservations are required ***

For info. and reservations, (718) 351-1611, ext. 280.
Sun., July 31, 2005 -----Done-----
ALAN FRIEND and CHRIS SEYMOUR are

BUTTERMILK CHANNEL

They perform traditional old-time songs and tunes as well as music from the British Isles. They both sing and play instruments including banjo, guitar dulcimer and concertina. They will thrill you with their exciting vocal harmonies and instrumentals. Come hear


BUTTERMILK CHANNEL

Alan & Chris photo

at the SECOND ANNUAL

*** BROOKLYN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL ***

Many other groups will be appearing in this 8 day event.


At Freddy's BackRoom in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. 485 Dean Street (at 6th Ave.) Take the 2 or 3 train to Bergen St.

For info. http://brooklyncountrymusic.com/festival.html
No cover, Tips for musicians appreciated.
Sat., Sep.10, 2005 -----Done-----
THE CHELSEA STRING BAND
Chelsea String Band photo
(ALAN FRIEND, MICHAELA HAMILTON and DOTTY MOORE)
will play
Old-Time Music
for a
Clogging Party/Workshop

Free.


Band members are multi-instrumentalists and singers, and play fiddle, banjo, guitar, concertina and anything else they can get their hands on.

At the Chelsea Studios, 151 West 26 St., 6th Floor (btw. 6th and 7th Avenues), Manhattan. Light snacks will be available.

For info http://www.clogdancenewyork.com or email Alan at alanfriend_music@mindspring.com.

2004
Fri., Jan. 23, 2004 -----Done----- Alan will be performing old-time music and more as part of the CHELSEA STRING BAND (Alan Friend, Michaela Hamilton, Anne Jacobs, Dorothy Moore & Rob Weinstein) from 7:00 to 7:30 PM at the COMMUNITY CABARET. At Community Church of NY, downstairs at 40 E 35th St. (bet. Park & Madison), NYC. Other acts include RACHEL STONE, singer/songwriter (your host) performing 'LOVE PAINS' with her original topical songs, songwriter L. EGAN D'IVORI with ELIZABETH ANNE, and songwriter NICHOLAS LEVIN with MARCUS SIMEONE and DONNA CONEY ISLAND. Wheelchair accessible, Snacks available. $15 at door, $10 reserved, CCNY, MAC, TRU, WIM, NYSMS. $7 advance purchase - Tickets can be purchased by credit card at http://www.hometown.aol.com/rsongbird. Click on the PayPal button to order. Your PAYPAL receipt will be your ticket. For reservations and more information, call 718-472-0472.
Thur., Mar. 18, 2004 -----Done----- Alan will be one of the featured performers in the "Song Circle" at the Kings County Opry, 8 to 9 PM. He will perform old-time songs with banjo accompaniment. The other performers will be Scott Williams, Aaron T. Ryan and Dock Oscar. The band Lil' Buck will play at 9 PM, and The Flanks will perform at 10 PM. At Freddy's Bar and BackRoom, 485 Dean St. (at 6th Ave.), Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY. Free. Info., (718) 622-7035.
Mon., Mar. 29, 2004 -----Done----- Alan will sing songs from the Industrial Revolution with accompaniment on the banjo. Hunter College, School of Education, Childhood Education. For info., call 1-718-965-4074.
Sat., Apr. 24, 2004 -----Done----- Alan and his daughter, Julia Friend, will perform "Songs From Appalachia" in a 1 hour workshop at the New England Folk Festival (NEFFA), Natick, Massachusettes. Some songs will have instrumental accompaniment, some will be a capella, and some will be sung in harmony. Info., (781) 662-6710. Schedules and additional info. at http://www.neffa.org
Thur., May 13, 2004 -----Done----- Alan will perform with the "Chelsea Train Gang", an old-time band based in New York City. Band members Alan Friend, Michaela Hamilton, Dotty Moore and Rob Weinstein are multi-instrumentalists and singers, specializing in old-time tunes and songs from the Southern Appalachians as well as in contra dance tunes. Instruments include fiddle, banjo, guitar, concertina, mandolin and anything else they can get their hands on. Here are some comments from audience members following their very first performance: “I wish the Chelsea Train Gang could have played for triple the time you were allotted!” “Wonderful music, great playing!” “Put me on your email list so that I can know when and where you'll be performing…” “Thank you again; your music was great!” Performance is at the Kings County Opry, 9 to 10 PM. It will be preceded by a "Song Circle" at 8 P.M., and followed by the band "Lousy Cowboy Music" at 10 P.M. At Freddy's Bar and BackRoom, 485 Dean St. (at 6th Ave.), Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY. Free. Info., (718) 622-7035. Additional info at http://www.kingscountyopry.com
Thur., June 17, 2004 -----Done----- Once again, Alan will return to the Kings County Opry "Song Circle" as a featured performer, 8 to 9 PM. The Song Circle is a simple enough idea: get several performers around a microphone and let them each do an original or traditional song, or play an old tune in this intimate setting. Alan will sing traditional songs with banjo, guitar or concertina accompaniment--- maybe an old tune as well. The other performers will be Jerry Hertz, Howard Gotfryd, Peter Carbonara and Dock Oscar. The band Ebony Hillbillies will play at 9 PM, and Shotgun Shack will perform at 10 PM. At Freddy's Bar and BackRoom, 485 Dean St. (at 6th Ave.), Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY. Free. Info., (718) 622-7035. Additional info at http://www.kingscountyopry.com
Sun., July 18, 2004 -----Done----- Alan will perform with the "Chelsea String Band" (formerly known as the "Chelsea Train Gang") in the first annual Brooklyn Country Music Festival. Band members Alan Friend, Michaela Hamilton, and Dotty Moore are multi-instrumentalists and singers, specializing in old-time tunes and songs from the Southern Appalachians, acoustic country music and contra dance tunes. Instruments include fiddle, banjo, guitar, concertina, mandolin and anything else they can get their hands on. Here are some comments from audience members: “I wish the Chelsea String Band could have played for triple the time you were allotted!” “Wonderful music, great playing!” “Put me on your email list so that I can know when and where you'll be performing…” “Thank you again; your music was great!” The Brooklyn Papers wrote, “The music of Alan Friend, Michaela Hamilton and Dotty Moore ripped through Freddy’s, prompting claps and stomps… From the sounds of support emanating from the crowd, it is obvious that there would have been a whole lot of swinging, shaking and kicking across the floor had there been room to dance.” Performance is 5:15 to 6:30 PM. Other bands will appear as well. At Freddy's Bar and BackRoom, 485 Dean St. (at 6th Ave.), Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY. Free. Info., (718) 622-7035. Additional info at http://www.whiskyrebellion.com/bands.html
Sat., Aug. 7, 2004 -----Done----- Alan and his daughter, Julia Friend, will perform traditional songs and tunes from 18th and 19th century America to accompnay the "traditional dinner" at historic Richmondtown Restoration, Staten Island, NY. Some songs will have instrumental accompaniment, some will be a capella, and some will be sung in harmony. Info. and reservations, (718) 351-1611.
Sat., Aug 14, 2004 -----Done----- Alan will give 2 workshops as part of the 2nd annual Eisteddfod Festival at the Polytechnic University at the Metrotech Center in downtown Brooklyn, NY. This is a 3-day festival of traditional American and British music presenting many wonderful musicians in a full program of concerts and workshops. One of Alan's workshops will be with daughter Julia Friend--- they will sing traditional songs, some with instrumental accompaniment, some a capella, and some in harmony. Alan's other workshop will be a variety of songs with banjo accompaniment. Additional info about the Eisteddfod, including price, advance registration and travel directions (really easy to get to from Manhattan via public transportation) at http://www.eisteddfod-ny.org
Sat., Sept. 18, 2004 -----Done----- Alan will sing "Songs of the Old South" at the 7th Annual Park Slope Old-Time/Bluegrass Jamboree. He will accompany some songs with banjo, some with guitar and sing some a cappella. One or more special guests from the Chelsea String Band will join him. This is a participatory workshop, so bring a song to share or be sure to join in on choruses and refrains. The Jamboree features workshops in the afternon, jamming all day and a concert in the evening. Admission for the day is only $3. The Park Slope Old-Time/Bluegrass Jamboree is at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (BSEC), 53 Prospect Park West (at 2nd Street) in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY. For travel directions, a complete Jamboree schedule or other info., email Alan at alanfriend_music@hotmail.com, or contact the BSEC at 718-768-2972 or James Reams & Tina Aridas (the organizers) at 718-965-8490.
Sat., Nov. 6, 2004 -----Done----- Alan will perform with the "Chelsea String Band" at the NOMAD Festival (Northeast Music, Art, and Dance), New Haven Connecticut. Band members Alan Friend, Michaela Hamilton, Dotty Moore and new member, Ben Birnbaum are multi-instrumentalists and singers, specializing in old-time tunes and songs from the Southern Appalachians, acoustic country music and contra dance tunes. Instruments include fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, concertina, mandolin and anything else they can get their hands on. Here are some comments from audience members: “I wish the Chelsea String Band could have played for triple the time you were allotted!” “Wonderful music, great playing!” “Put me on your email list so that I can know when and where you'll be performing…” “Thank you again; your music was great!” The Brooklyn Papers wrote, “The music of Alan Friend, Michaela Hamilton and Dotty Moore ripped through Freddy’s, prompting claps and stomps… From the sounds of support emanating from the crowd, it is obvious that there would have been a whole lot of swinging, shaking and kicking across the floor had there been room to dance.” Their workshop is at 8 PM. Many other workshops and contra dances will occur as well. Info., (203) 372-3890 or (203) 372-8632. Additional info at http://www.nomadfest.org



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