A Place for Folk Concert Series Returns

A Place for Folk concert series returns to the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome again this fall.

The series of folk music concerts kicks off on Saturday (September 16) with the return of Local 518 favorites Everest Rising.

Tickets are $20 per concert; students $10; children age 6 & over $5.

Here’s the schedule of A Place for Folk concerts that have been announced so far:

Saturday, September 16, 7:30pm
The Greater Nippertown foursome is influenced by folk, jazz, rock and more. Together they’ve created a progressive acoustic sound with innovative instrumental arrangements and thoughtful lyrics.

Saturday, October 7, 7:30pm
The duo references Southern and Northeastern fiddle styles as well as the early American songbook in a repertoire that blends their own compositions with older traditional music.

Saturday, November 11, 7:30pm
He first started playing fiddle at age 10, and by 16 he was a two-time finalist at the All-Ireland championships. In 2009, he received a Fulbright-MtvU Fellowship to co-write and co-produce an album, Mau a Malawi: Stories of AIDS, that musically captures 10 experiences of HIV/AIDS through song in Malawi, Southern Africa.

Friday, February 16, 7:30pm
The trio of Liz Simmons (vocals, guitar) Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, mandolin) and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals, fiddle) are masterful players with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England and old-timey Appalachian sounds.

Saturday, March 24, 7:30
The singer-songwriter is passionate about two things – creating and recording his American roots songs and exploring the cultures of the remote areas of the desert and mountain west.

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