Monday, March 30, 2009

Not to be missed information for Folk Music people.

Not to be missed information for Folk Music people.

There are two special events coming up this weekend. Your support would be welcome. The concert is to raise money for the Folk Festival in May.


Saturday April 4


At Wits End

Halfway Home

Knot Fibbin

Sponsored by the Columbus Folk Music Society

• Doors open at 6:30 pm
• Music begins at 7 pm
• Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 at the Door
• Refreshments are available for purchase in the downstairs pub

Contact Art or Sharon Mittenbergs for
further information at:
Saturday,, April 4,, 2009

SHAMROCK CLUB 60 West Castle Road, Columbus, OH 43207

Chance of a life time!

Be at the first gig of
The Hard Tackers.

Central Ohio's very own Shanty Team.

They will be performing sea shanties and sea song at the opening of the Santa Maria on the Scioto down town Sunday 5 April at 12:30pm.

The music is free. Sit in the amphitheater and relax or sing along.

Traditional folk music represents a significant part of the American heritage. It is our goal to perpetuate interest in this music. The recipient of this award will have an opportunity to learn about the folk music tradition, make music of his or her own, and have fun with people who like to do the same.

HISTORY: Bob Kirby was a member and firm friend of The Columbus Folk Music Society, Inc., the Shamrock Club, and The Dublin Irish Festival. Bob supported traditional music in central Ohio and believed in the importance of honoring and preserving musical traditions.

In harmony with our mission, The Columbus Folk Music Society, Inc., established The Bob Kirby Scholarship In Traditional Music in his memory.
PURPOSE: To assist young musicians from the central Ohio area by offering opportunities:
To enhance his/her musical skills;
To pursue a greater knowledge of, and appreciation for, traditional music; and
To offer performance opportunities
Fund Management: The fund will be managed by the Treasurer of The Columbus Folk Music Society, Inc., who will produce a report to the Board of Trustees monthly.
The scholarship will be awarded annually.
Application Process

Requirements for applying:
The young musician must be 8-17 years of age
Full time student in grades 3-12
The young musician must demonstrate a sincere interest in traditional music, by submitting a letter of explanation of his/her specific goals as they apply to the specific type of music, and/or the instrument played. The voice qualifies as an instrument.
A brief oral interview and/or presentation will be required of the applicants at the committee’s discretion.
• Access to all activities at The Central Ohio Folk Festival, held the first weekend of May, including two free tickets to the evening concert.
• Two Free meals at the Festival food service per day.
• Six lessons with a member of CFMS who offers instruction in a traditional
instrument of the student’s choice.
• One year membership in CFMS for the family.
• One year free admission to The Folkside Coffee House for two.

The nature of the award and the criteria are subject to change at the discretion of
the Scholarship Committee.

1 comment:

Cathy Jo said...

And the Hard Tackers got a mention in the Dispatch Weekender as one of the "3 to Try"!--online at