Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Lots of Folk for Folkies

Lots of Folk for Folkies
It always amazes me just how much is going on in the music and folk arts world of Ohio. I am continually being sent updates on gigs and other happenings. Even so I am sure there are many things going on that are not relayed to me. Make sure your favorite performers are aware of the free advertising they can get.

As a sample here are a few events that are imminent.
The Storytellers Of Central Ohio SOCO.
One of their main events of the year will be with us in November.
If you have not been to a SOCO event you should try it. Tellabration is a wonderful example of good storytelling.
What a Line up!!
David Austin Sky has agreed to be our emcee and the music will be provided by Isaiah Jackson.
Our tellers will be Emily Bailey, Lyn Chamberlain, Lyn Ford, Joyce Geary, Donna Marcum, Robert Monaghan, and Greg and Natalie Wittmann.

Tellabration is November 16, 2008 at 2:00 at the Columbus Performing Arts Center 549 Franklin Ave. Columbus Ohio 43215.
SOCO are now holding their meetings at what is becoming the main center for the arts in Columbus Areopagitica Books in Clintonville. They will be there on Saturday 11 October at 10:30 am. I would be there, but I have a Speaking gig Saturday Morning and a Storytelling gig in the afternoon.

The Rainey's will be at Papa Joe's on Saturday the 11 October a Father and two daughters group of superb musicians and very good entertainment. When they played for the Folk Society they had a tremendous reception.

Papa Joe's
20 Cromley St
Ashville, OH 43103

Opening for The Rainey's will be The Hair Cells. (Don't ask about the name it baffels me.) Two young men of imense talent who have come a long way since I first had the chance to hear them. They write their own material and perform it with enthusiasm and skill.

The other piece of information was sent to me by that Folk stalwart Nancy Cline Bailey. There is a woman who is an institution on her own.

I would like to let you know that Ged Foley will be in town on Wednesday, October 22 for a show at the Claddagh Irish Pub downtown (585 South Front Street). Known for his long career of performing in the world's top Celtic bands (Battlefield Band, The House band, Patrick Street, and the Celtic Fiddle Festival), Ged is going solo this time around. He will combine some solo guitar pieces, fiddle tunes and songs for his program. For a more intimate setting, we will use the private room for this unique performance. The show will start at 7:30 PM. I have tickets for $10 in advance ($12 at the door) at the guitar shop and I hope that many of you can make it. Our phone number at the shop is 614/263-0264. Also, please consider coming a little early for dinner - The food is great, and also the Claddagh is donating the venue so that the artist may keep the entire proceeds!

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