Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fokies for Folk Music

Folkies for Folk Music

Folk music lives on through the lives of seven men with nothing else to do.

The Hard Tackers hit You Tube with a vengeance. And nothing happens!!! Below is a sample

There are 7 on there not including the ones from the Viking Festival. Give us your support and view them and rate. Thanks for your help.

CFMS new season is about to start.

The Following from
Victoria Parks
CFMS Coffeehouse Bookings

Saturday September 26 the Columbus Folk Music Society opens the 2010 Folkside Coffeehouse season with the Master of the Mountain Dulcimer, Jerry Rockwell at Areopagitica Books in Clintonville. An accomplished player, recording artist, teacher, and custom builder of the Mountain Dulcimer, Jerry Rockwell has long been a national and international advocate for this unique American Instrument. Doors open 7PM Showtime 8PM. Suggested Donation of $5, $4 CFMS members. Please remember to bring a can of food for the Central Ohio Food Bank. Seating is limited. Contact CFMS at 614-470-3963 for more information, or on the web at www (dot) cfms (hyphen) inc (dot) org.


The Columbus Folk Music Society is delighted to bring back Jerry Rockwell to the Folkside Coffeehouse after several years. Since last he appeared for a CFMS audience he has toured Iceland among other places on the globe, and has been playing writing, teaching mountain duclimer. Jerry Rockwell is one of a handful of folk musicians who, since about 1970, have been national and international advocates for the mountain dulcimer. He is an accomplished player, teacher, and custom builder of this American folk instrument. His currently available recordings are Favorite American Folktunes (CD with extra Roots Project tracks recorded in 2000 featuring mostly solos on historic mountain dulcimers), The Blackbird and the Beggarman (CD produced by Pete Sutherland originally for the Wizmak label in 1994), and "too dark to work, too light for candles," a 2008 recording of original improvisations around mesmerizing, circular modal chord progressions, using acoustic and electric dulcimers as well as guitar and synth. Jerry concentrated on music theory and composition at Ohio State University. He lives and works in the Appalachian foothills of southeast Ohio, and regularly teaches mountain dulcimer at workshops across the country.

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