Old Fashioned American Folksinger
Links to festivals, organizations, and venues.
Steve Suffet at the Jacob's Ladder Folk Festival.
Nof Ginosar, Israel. May 5, 2007.
Photo by Naomi Verchovsky.
Barley Folk Club
Meets about once a month at the Barley Sheaf Pub in Liskeard, Cornwall, England, usually but not always on a Wednesday evening.
Black Swan Folk Club
Meets Thursday evenings at the Black Swan Inn, a beautiful, old public house in York, England. Borderline Folk Music Club
Sponsors concerts and other folk music events in Rockland County, NY. Bowery Poetry Club
The home of the annual Woody Guthrie Birthday Bash, 2007-2012, as well as one of the hippest venues in New York City. Music, poetry, performance art, and much more.Cafe Marlene
A cozy little coffee house ialong the Sunnyside/Woodside boundary of Queens, New York City. The listening room is downstairs. Centre for Political Song
Located at Glasgow Caledonian University. Exists to promote and foster an awareness of all forms of political song.
Meets on Sunday evenings at Ruskin House in Croydon, Surrey, England. That's about as far south as you can go and still be within one of the Boroughs of London. Dissident Arts Festival
Originally held at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon, NY. Now held at the Brecht Forum in New York City. Echo Lake Coffee House
Held in the Leverett, MA, Town Hall, usually on Saturday nights.
Brooklyn, NY. Held each spring at Kingsborough Community College. Eisteddfod New York Traditional Music Festival
Now held each November at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Ulster County, NY. Sponsored by the Folk Music Society of New York. El Puente
Community based organization in Brooklyn, NY, which nurtures and develops youth leadership for peace and justice. El Puente (Spanish for The Bridge) has a strong arts program, which includes music and other performing arts. FAB (Folk - Acoustic - Blues) Club
Meets Sunday afternoons at the White Hart Pub in Grays, Essex, England. Folk Against Fascism
Uniting folk musicians against fascism, racism, and xenophobia.
Folk Music Society of New York
Also known as the New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club. Sposnors folk music events within the five boroughs of New York City, plus weekend retreats in the country.
Folklore Society of Greater Washington
Sponsors folk music and dance events in Washington, DC, and its environs.
Herga Folk Club
Meets on Monday evenings at the Pinner Green Social Club on the northwest outskirts of London.
Heritage Folk Music
Sponsors concerts and other folk music events in the Hudson Valley region of New York State.
Islington Folk Club
Meets Thursday evenings at the Horseshoe Pub in Islington, London.
Jacob's Ladder Folk Festival
Held each May in Nof Ginosar, Israel.
Jalopy Theater and School of Music
Located in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, Jalopy has become one of the premier venues for folk music in New York City.
Local 1000, American Federation of Musicians, AFL-CIO
Union of traveling musicians in the USA and Canada. Think of it as a "non-local" local.
New England Folk Festival
Held each April in Mansfield, MA.
Orpington Friday Folk
A folk club which meets Friday evenings (of course!) at the Liberal Club in Orpington, Kent, England.
People's Music Network
Brings together progressive political activists and musicians throughout North America.
Peoples' Voice Cafe
New York, NY. The place to hear progressive political music -- and much more -- in the Big Apple.
Philadelphia Folksong Society
Sponsors folk music events in and around Philadelphia, including the Philadelphia Folk Festival.
Renaissance Charter School
Located in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY, one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the USA, the Renaissance Charter School has hosted folk music events ranging from coffee house nights to concerts to weekend festivals. It has even published its own songbook and accompanying CD.
Richmond Folk Music Society
Sponsors concerts and other folk music events in Richmond, Virginia.
Sharps Folk Club
Meets on Tuesday evenings at Cecil Sharp House in London.
Star Folk Club
Meets Tuesay evenings at the Admiral Pub in Glasgow.
Australian website with a database of more than 500 songs of struggle, almost all in English, from around the world.
Waltham Abbey Folk Club
Meets Monday evenings at the Royal British Legion in Waltham Abbey, Essex, England.
Walthamstow Folk Club
Meets Sunday evenings at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub in Walthamstow, London.
Woody Guthrie Foundation, Archives, and Publications
The best source for everything having to do with Woody.
Yippie Museum Cafe
Located in the heart of New York City's East Village and right around the corner from the Bowery Poetry Club, this cozy little venue presents a wide variety of music in an alcohol-free environment. Kids and teens are welcome, as are their aging ex-hippie parents and grandparents.
Steve Suffet at El Puente Winter Solstice Celebration
with Varuni Tiruchelvam, Hector Sanchez, and Carlos Rosello.
Brooklyn, New York. December 23, 2008.
Photo by Joe Matunis.