Ithaca Folk Song Swaps
Upstairs from Autumn Leaves Books
115 The Commons, Ithaca
for more information
Songswap2 at EricLerner dot net
Let’s get together and sing. We’re looking for people in the Ithaca area who want to get together to lead a folk song, and join in on others’ songs. We’ve 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. Everyone welcome. Bring your acoustic instrument or sing a capella. We’ll 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. It’s just a loose guideline to prompt our memories for old songs or motivate us to learn something new. But don’t feel constrained. If you don’t happen to have a song ready on today’s theme, then sing something else.
May's theme will be Horses. Songs about Cowboy Horses, Cavalry Horses, Farm Horses, Circus Horses, Wooden Carousel Horses, or Saw Horses. Or Horsing Around. Or Nightmares. Or changing horses in midstream. Or songs with a horseshoe in the 4th verse.
June’s theme is Children. Songs about children. Children’s songs. Songs you learned as a child. Childish songs. Child ballads.
Location. We sing in the TC Worker’s Center, beyond the Ten Forward Café mezzanine, upstairs from Autumn Leaves books, 115 The Commons, downtown Ithaca.
Join us! Let’s build a stronger network of Ithaca folksingers. Come sing us a song!
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