Ithaca Folk Song Swaps
Upstairs from Autumn Leaves Books
115 The Commons, Ithaca
for more information
Songswap2 at ericlerner dot net
Letís get together and sing.† Weíre looking for people in the Ithaca area who want to get together to lead a folk song, and join in on othersí songs.† Weíve been singing once a month since September 2011.† We welcome folk songs, traditional ballads, chanteys, & songs, as well as contemporary folk songs with traditional roots.† Bring your acoustic instrument or sing a capella.† Weíll take turns going around the circle to lead or request a song.† One person guides the turn-taking, encourages beginners, discourages noisy side conversations, and generally tries to keep things on track.
Song Themes.†† Every month we select a theme for our singing.† Itís just a loose guideline to prompt our memories for old songs or motivate us to learn something new.† But donít feel constrained.† If you donít happen to have a song ready on todayís theme, then sing something else.
September's theme is Dancing.† Songs about dancing.† Songs set to dance tunes.† Songs that make you want to dance.† Songs that mention dancing somewhere in the third verse.† But once again, all other songs on whatever topic are always entirely welcome.
Location† We sing in the TC Workerís Center, beyond the Ten Forward Cafť mezzanine, upstairs from Autumn Leaves books, 115 The Commons, downtown Ithaca.††
Join us!†† Letís build a stronger Ithaca-based network of folksingers.† Come sing us a song!†
Help us get the word out.† Please pass on this URL to anyone who may be interested:
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