Ithaca Folk Song Swaps


Sunday, 2-5pm, April 2, 2017

Sunday, 2-5pm, May 7, 2017

Sunday, 2-5pm, June 11, 2017


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’ll welcome traditional ballads, chanteys, & songs, as well as contemporary songs with traditional roots.  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. 


April theme.  A new vegan cafe called Ten Forward plans to open March 25 where the Crow's Nest once was.  In tribute to Ten Forward's plant-based menu, the theme for the April 2 songswap will be Plants.  Got a song about trees or flowers or vegetables or toadstools?  Weed pulling or weed smoking?  Songs you learned in the woods?  Brambles & Blood Red Roses & Oak & Ash & Thorn & John Barleycorn?  But songs about anything at all, regardless of theme, are always welcome. 


Once a month-ish.  We started in September 2011.  We plan to continue about once a month.


Location  We sing in the TC Worker’s Center, beyond the café mezzanine, upstairs from Autumn Leaves books, 115 The Commons, downtown Ithaca.  


Join us!   Let’s build a stronger Ithaca-based network of folksingers.  Come sing us a song! 


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