David Brown’s Old Time Calendar–1/’20

12/26/19

To keep up with oldtime happenings in the Bay Area, join the oldtimesf
groups.io group (formerly a Yahoo group):

Go to https://groups.io/g/oldtimeSF/

This calendar is also available on the CBA (California Bluegrass
Association) website – go to http://www.cbaweb.org and select
Regional Newsletters from the News Features menu.

It is also available at the BOTMC (Berkeley Oldtime Music Convention)
website http://www.berkeleyoldtimemusic.org under the “About” menu item.

My monthly calendar of Celtic (Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, Quebecois,
etc) music events in the SF Bay Area is posted to the CelticSF groups.io group,
the CBA website (under News/Regional News), and can be found at:

https://sites.google.com/site/davbrown2/celtic

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NEWS:

* Upcoming Sunday afternoon oldtime jams 1pm-4pm at the Freight:
Sun Jan 5 1pm-4pm
Sun Feb 16 1pm-4pm
Sun Mar 29 1pm-4pm

* next Cajun/Creole jam at Ashkenaz
Sun Jan 19 1:30pm-4:30pm

* Instructors for the CBA Music Camp in Grass Valley June 14-17 are
now posted. Registration opens Feb 7.
http://cbamusiccamp.com/Instructors.php

* Registration for the spring Walker Creek Music Camp Apr 16-19 opens
Feb 1.

HIGHLIGHTS THIS MONTH:

* Portland Gathering

* Mark Tamsula & Richard Withers (with Barbara Rosner) –
specializing in tunes from southwest Pennsylvania

* Lonesome Ace Stringband (Toronto)
Chris Coole (banjo), John Showman (fiddle) and Max Heineman (bass)

SAVE THE DATE:

* BOTMC Spring Situation (free afternoon open house at the Freight) Sun March 8

* Bruce Molsky & Allison DeGroot Freight May 10

* BOTMC 2020 – Sept 23-27 2020

* Upcoming Community Band (for contra dances) will be Berkeley contra
Jan 29 (8pm-10:30pm and Hayward contra March 22 (4pm-7pm). Contact
Erik Hoffman erik AT erikhoffman.com to be notified of rehearsal dates
and set lists.

UPCOMING:

Fri Dec 27 7:30-9:30pm
Fourth Friday Feral Square Dance
Mike Lewinski
KC & the MooNshine Band
Alley Cat Books
3036 24th St, San Francisco, California 94110
https://www.facebook.com/FeralFourthFridayDance/

Dec 27 2019-Jan 1 2020
Camp New Harmony
SF Folk Music Club
Walker Creek Ranch (west Marin)
https://www.sffmc.org/camp-harmony/
Advanced registration required

Thurs Jan 2 7pm
Square dance
Feleboga (visiting from Norway!)
Mike Lewinski calling
518 Meder Street Santa Cruz, CA
http://www.feleboga.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/579818199476883/

Fri Jan 3
North Oakland Square Dance
Robin Fischer, Squirrelly Stringband
Niebyl Procter Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph near Alcatraz Oakland
https://www.facebook.com/NorthOaklandSquareDance

Sun Jan 12 4pm-7pm
Second Sunday Old Time Shred Sesh
hosted by Harry & Cindy Liedstrand, David Brown, & Stu Harris
Starry Plough

January 15-19 2020 (MLK weekend)
Portland Old-Time Music Gathering
http://www.bubbaguitar.com/gathering/
https://www.facebook.com/portland.gathering

Fri Jan 17
North Oakland Square Dance
round robin of local callers
Stone Cold Ramblers
Niebyl Procter Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph near Alcatraz Oakland
https://www.facebook.com/NorthOaklandSquareDance

Jan 18
Devine’s Jug Band
Back Room, Berkeley
https://backroommusic.com/events-1/2020/1/18/devines-jug-band

Jan 19 7:30pm
Lonesome Ace Stringband (Toronto)
The Great Room, Los Altos
https://thegr8room.com/

Jan 20
Lonesome Ace Stringband (Toronto)
Fifth Street Farms, Berkeley
https://www.lonesomeace.com
https://www.facebook.com/lonesomeacestringband/

Jan 22 7pm
Lonesome Ace Stringband (Toronto)
Arlene Francis Center  Santa Rosa
https://www.lonesomeace.com
https://www.facebook.com/lonesomeacestringband/
hogiemoon AT comcast.net

Jan 23
Lonesome Ace Stringband (Toronto)
Palms Playhouse, Winters

Jan 24-26 2020
Bluegrass on Broadway Festival
Redwood City – various locations
https://ncbs.info/events/bob/

Fri Jan 24
Mark Tamsula & Richard Withers with Barb Rosner
Alameda workshop & house concert
4:30-6pm  Fiddle workshop led by Mark.  
Banjo parts on some tunes co-taught by Richard in the same session.
6-7pm  Jam
7-8pm  Potluck dinner
8-10 House concert
RSVP thebarefootquales AT gmail.com

Sat Jan 25
Mark Tamsula & Richard Withers with Barb Rosner
Mt View workshop & house concert
4-5:30pm   Fiddle workshop led by Mark
5:30-6:30pm  Jam
6:45-7:30pm  Potluck dinner
7:30pm DOORS OPEN
8-10 House concert
RSVP SV.houseconcerts AT gmail.com

Jan 25 6pm-8pm
Easy Winners
Baker & Commons, Berkeley

Sun Jan 26 1pm-5pm
Mark Tamsula & Richard Withers with Barb Rosner
Fiddle Banjo Workshop/Jam/House Concert
1-2:30 pm Fiddle Banjo Workshop
2:30-3:30 pm Jam
3:30-5 pm Concert
The Great Room, Los Gatos CA
http://www.thegr8room.com

Sun Jan 26 3-4:30pm
Family dance
Co-hosted by Cazadero Performing Arts Family Camp
Evie Ladin & a mostly kid band
Ashkenaz

Feb 1 7:30pm
Undone in Sorrow
Fifth Street Farms, Berkeley

Feb 2020
Annual Sebastopol Guitar Festival
Concerts, workshops, luthiers display and talks
Sebastopol Community Cultural Center 390 Morris St
http://www.seb.org/programs/program/guitarfest
https://www.facebook.com/The-Sebastopol-Guitar-Festival-803947182952621

Fri Feb 7
North Oakland Square Dance
Niebyl Procter Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph near Alcatraz Oakland
https://www.facebook.com/NorthOaklandSquareDance

Feb 7 2020
Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford
https://events.stanford.edu/events/835/83501/

Sat Feb 8 10am-4:30pm
Country/bluegrass duet-singing intensive with Val Mindel and Kate Brislin
Santa Cruz
RSVP: Val Mindel at vmindel AT gmail.com
or Beverly Tracey at cruzcoast AT gmail.com.

Sun Feb 9 4pm-7pm
Second Sunday Old Time Shred Sesh
hosted by Connor Maguire & friends
Starry Plough

Feb 13
Riders in the Sky
Center for the Arts, Grass Valley

Feb 16 3pm
Riders in the Sky
Bankhead Theater, Livermore
https://lvpac.org/event/riders-in-the-sky/
https://www.ridersinthesky.com/

Feb 13-16 2020 (Presidents Day Weekend)
Olympia Old-Time Music Festival, Olympia WA
dances, concerts, workshops, jamming
Nic Gareiss & Allison de Groot
http://www.olyoldtime.org/

Fri Feb 21
North Oakland Square Dance
Niebyl Procter Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph near Alcatraz Oakland
https://www.facebook.com/NorthOaklandSquareDance

March 5-8 2020 (1st full weekend in March)
Southwest Old Time String Band Gathering
Hacienda Program Center (Girl scout camp)
Tucson, AZ
http://swotgathering.com

March 7, 2020
Cloverdale Old Time Fiddle Contest Festival
http://cloverdalefiddles.com/

March 7
Evie Ladin Band
Raven Rocks Concerts | Nevada City, CA

March 8 2020 12pm-4pm
Berkeley Oldtime Music Spring Situation/Open house at the Freight
http://www.berkeleyoldtimemusic.org/spring-situation

Sun March 8 4pm-7pm
Second Sunday Old Time Shred Sesh
hosted by TBA
Starry Plough

Sat March 2020 (typically 2nd Sat of March)
Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival
Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, 390 Morris, Sebastopol
https://www.cbaweb.org/Events/Sonoma
http://www.socofoso.com

March 2020 (typically St Patrick’s Day weekend)
Féile Parkfield
Irish & American music
www.feileparkfield.com

March 27-29 2020
Epicenter (contra dance weekend)
Sunday night dance is open to the public
Mill Valley
http://www.nbcds.org/epicenter

March 27
Evie Ladin Band
Otter Opry, Monterey
http://otteropry.com/

March 28
Evie Ladin Band
Barn Concert, Gilroy
ebehlmer AT yahoo.com

March 28 6pm-8pm
Easy Winners
Baker & Commons, Berkeley

Apr 2-5 2020
Annual Freight Bluegrass Festival
Concerts, workshops, etc.
Alice Gerrard, Tatiana Hargreaves, Eric & Suzy Thompson, more
https://www.thefreight.org/e/berkeley-bluegrass-festival-day-pass-83283614533/
2019: https://www.thefreight.org/bluegrass/

Apr 3
Evie Ladin Band
Pt Richmond house concert
rsvpcasaverde AT gmail.com

Apr 11
Evie Ladin Band
Ukiah
rodin AT pacific.net

Sun Apr 12 4pm-7pm
Second Sunday Old Time Shred Sesh
hosted by TBA
Starry Plough

April 17-18 2020
California State Old Time Fiddle Contest (formerly in Oroville)
combined with CBA Spring Campout (Apr 13-18)
Lodi Grape Festival Fairgrounds, Lodi

Apr 15-19 2020
Julian Family Fiddle Camp
Rhys Jones, John Herrmann
http://www.familyfiddlecamp.com/

April 16-19 2020
Walker Creek Music Camp – bluegrass, oldtime, and more
Spencer & Rains, Evie Ladin, Leela Grace, many more
registration opens Feb 1
http://www.walkercreekmusiccamp.org/

April 2020
FolkWorks Folk/Roots Festival
Los Angeles
https://folkworks.org/
http://www.FWFolkRootsFestival.com

April 23-25 2020
Missoula Old Time Social
http://missoulaoldtimesocial.com

Apr 2020
East Vancouver Old Time Social (EVOS), Vancouver, BC
https://www.eastvanoldtime.com/

April 26 2020 Noon-5pm
San Francisco Festival of the Mandolins
Croatian American Cultural Center
60 Onondaga Ave San Francisco, CA 94112
2019: http://www.croatianamericanweb.org/event_details.php?id=242

May 7-10 2020
Willamette Valley Old-Time Social
Eugene OR
http://www.mudcityoldtime.org/

Sat May 2020 Noon
Bluegrass Pickin’ Picnic
hosted by Chuck & Jeanie Poling
in Golden Gate Park/Dahlia Picnic Area
Just east of the Conservatory of Flowers
2019: http://www.countryroundupsf.com/gigs-and-events/?event_id=80
https://www.facebook.com/events/2216130298704356/
http://sfrecpark.org/destination/golden-gate-park/dahlia-dell-picnic-area/

May 2020 Noon-6pm FREE
Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair
Duck Pond, San Lorenzo Park
http://www.scbs.org/events/scbgfair/

Sat May 9
Jim Kweskin & Meredith Axelrod
Eagles Hall, Fort Bragg
http://jimkweskin.com/shows.htm

May 2020 (typically Mother’s Day weekend)
Bruce Molsky & Allison DeGroot
Parkfield Bluegrass Festival
http://www.parkfieldbluegrass.com

Sun May 10 4pm-7pm
Second Sunday Old Time Shred Sesh
hosted by TBA
Starry Plough

Sun May 10
Bruce Molsky & Allison DeGroot
evening concert & afternoon workshops
Freight

May 13-17 2020
California Autoharp Gathering
Jim Kweskin
St. Nicolas Ranch, Dunlap CA
http://calautoharp.com/

May 16-17 2020
Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering
http://www.berkeleydulcimergathering.com/

May 14-16? 2020
(typically same weekend as Topanga Contest)
LA Old Time Social
Los Angeles, CA
http://losangelesoldtimesocial.com
https://www.facebook.com/losangelesoldtimesocial

May 17 2020
Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Contest
Agoura Hills, CA
http://www.topangabanjofiddle.org/

May 2020
Fresno World Fiddle Day
Sponsored by the Fresno Folklore Society
FYI, videos from Fiddle Day 2017 & 2018 can be found at
http://cmac.tv/producer/?id=185
Also viewable on a Roku player (add the CMAC channel)
First Congregational Church
2131 N Van Ness Blvd, Fresno, California 93704
https://www.facebook.com/events/2044930112265125/

May 2020  (Memorial Day weekend)
Hickstival (bluegrass festival/campout)
Bolado Park, Tres Pinos (near Hollister)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1405392716374701/

Memorial Day weekend:
Northwest Folklife Festival, Seattle Center.
http://www.nwfolklife.org/

Memorial Day Weekend:  
Redwood Music Camp
Camp Harmon, Boulder Creek,
2018: https://www.communitymusicschool.org/redwood-music-camp-2018/

June 2020
San Francisco Free Folk Festival
Everett Middle School, 450 Church St (at 16th) SF
http://www.sffolkfest.org/

June 14-17 2020
CBA Music Camp, Grass Valley
Allison de Groot, Joseph Decosimo, April Verch, Karen Celia Heil,
Joseph Dejarnette, others
http://www.cbamusiccamp.org

June 18-21 2020
CBA Bluegrass Festival and Oldtime Gathering, Grass Valley
http://www.cbaweb.org/Events/FathersDayFestival

Jun 20-28 2020
Sierra Fiddle Camp
Nevada City
http://www.sierrafiddlecamp.org/

June 2020
Stickerville (Weiser Friends of the Fiddle) campout
Weiser ID
Note that the (mostly) oldtime campout at Stickerville starts earlier than
the fiddle contest – the Wed before in recent years – with the most intense
oldtime activity during the first weekend, diminishing by mid-week.
http://www.stickerville.org/

June 2020 (3rd full week of June)
National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest & Festival
Weiser, ID
http://www.fiddlecontest.com/

June 2020
Faultline Frolic (contra dance weekend)
Santa Rosa
http://www.nbcds.org

Jun 14-21 2020
Big Sur Fiddle Camp
https://www.bigsurfiddlers.com/

June 22-27 2020
Voice Works (vocal workshop week)
Alice Gerrard, Pharis Romero
Greg Blake, Ellie Hakanson, Jefferson Hamer, more
Port Townsend WA
http://www.centrum.org/voiceworks/voiceworks-a-workshop-for-singers.html
http://centrum.org/voice-works-a-workshop-for-singers/

June 25-28 2020
Kate Wolf Festival, Laytonville CA
http://katewolfmusicfestival.com/
https://www.katewolf.com/festival/next/
note that http://www.katewolfmusicfestival.com/ does *not* work

June 2020
Bluegrass Pride at SF Pride Parade
look for the CBA float

June 28-July 4 2020
Festival of American Fiddle Tunes
Fort Worden State Park., Port Townsend WA
http://www.centrum.org/fiddle/

June 28-July 4 2020
“Mule Barn Camp”
Jefferson County Fairgrounds (next to Fort Worden)
concurrent with Fiddle Tunes
Port Townsend WA
http://www.mulebarncamp.com/

June 30-July 7 2020
BACDS Family Week Camp
Monte Toyon (Aptos, near Santa Cruz)
http://www.bacds.org/familyweek

July 4th weekend:
SF Folk Club campout at Boulder Creek Scout Reservation
http://sffmc.org/campouts/bc.html

July 3 5pm-7pm
Evil Diane Old Time Dance Party (Evie Ladin)
worldOne Festival | El Cerrito, CA
https://www.el-cerrito.org/702/July-4th-Festival

July 2020
Shasta String Summit
hosted by Tristan & Tashina Clarridge
Weed Palace Theatre
http://www.summerstringsummit.com

July 2020 ?
Shasta String Celebration
Berkeley concert – date & venue TBA
hosted by Tristan & Tashina Clarridge
http://www.summerstringsummit.com

July 13-July 18
Fiddlekids, Berkwood Hedge School, Berkeley
http://www.thefreight.org/learn-to-play/fiddlekids-summer-camp/

Sat July 18? 11:30am free
Fiddlekids concert
Freight

July 12-18 2020
July 19-25 2020
California Coast Music Camp (CCMC)
east of Auburn in Placer County; about 3 hrs east of SF
http://www.musiccamp.org

July 8-12 2020
Annual Rocky Mountain Old-Time Music Festival (CROMA)
Berthoud CO
http://www.theCROMA.org

July 2020 3pm-closing
annual jam at SF Botanical Garden’s Flower Piano
Piano #12
Golden Gate Park Arboretum; 9th Ave & Lincoln
https://sfbotanicalgarden.org/flowerpiano/
http://sunsetpiano.com/flowerpiano/

July 2020 ?
Old-Time Fiddle campout
Sponsored by CSOTFA District 10
Clear Lake Campground, Cache Creek, Clearlake CA

July 13-17 2020
Washington Oldtime Fiddlers Assocation workshop
fiddle, guitar & mandolin workshops
Moses Lake, WA
http://fiddlecamp.wotfa.org/

July 20-23 2020
West Cascades Fiddle Camp & Workshop
Pleasant Hill, Oregon (south of Eugene)
http://fiddlecamp.org/

July 20-24 2020
River Tunes Roots Music & Creativity Camp
Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School (near San Luis Obispo)
http://rivertunes.net/

July 24-26 2020
SF Uke Fest
Hotel Kabuki (Japantown SF) & Yerba Buena Gardens
https://www.sfukefest.com/

July 31-Aug 8 2020
Lark in the Morning Camp
Mendocino
http://www.larkcamp.com

July 2020
Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival & Workshop
http://centrum.org/port-townsend-acoustic-blues-festival-workshop/

July 26-Aug 2 2020
Puget Sound Guitar Workshop – Bremerton, WA
http://www.pugetsoundguitarworkshop.org/

Aug 2020 (1st weekend of Aug)
Pickathon Roots Music Festival
Pendarvis Farm near Portland.
http://www.pickathon.com

Aug 2-9 2020
Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp
http://www.rmfiddle.com

Aug 6-9 2020 (2nd weekend of August)
Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, Hollister
San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos
http://www.scbs.org/events/gof/

Aug 6-8 2020 (2nd weekend of August)
Subdued Stringband Jamboree
Bellingham WA
http://www.stringbandjamboree.com/

Aug 2020
Historic Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival
Sutter Creek CA
http://www.historicsuttercreekragtimefestival.com/

Aug 7-9 2020 (typically 2nd weekend of August)
Balance the Bay (in-town contra dance weekend)
Sunday evening dance is open to the public
http://www.bacds.org/camps/btb

Aug 2020
Musical Saw Festival
Roaring Camp (Felton); downtown Santa Cruz
http://www.sawplayers.org/festinfo.html

August 8-16 2020
second Sunday in August through the third Sunday.
Centralia Campout
Centralia WA
http://www.centraliacampout.com/

Aug 2020
Redwood Dulcimer Day
Aptos United Methodist Church
221 Thunderbird Drive, Aptos CA
http://www.redwooddulcimerday.org/
https://www.communitymusicschool.org/dulcimer-day/

Aug 16-Aug 21 2020
Aug 22 festival
Aug 23-Aug 28 2020
NimbleFingers Bluegrass & Old-Time Workshop
Aug 24 NimbleFingers Festival
Sorrento BC
http://www.nimblefingers.ca

Aug 27 2020
Freight Fiddle Summit
(Scottish Fiddle Camp faculty)

Aug 2020
CBA Golden Oldtime Campout
Lake Sonoma
http://www.cbaweb.org/Events/GoldenOldTimeCampout

August 2020
Palo Alto Festival of the Arts
http://www.mlaproductions.com/PaloAlto/index.html

Aug 28 -Sept 5 2020
(Fri through following Sat, week ending in Labor Day weekend)
Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddle Camp
Camp Campbell, Boulder Creek
http://www.valleyofthemoon.org

Sept 2020 Labor Day Weekend
Plumas Americana Music Festival
Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds
204 Fairground Rd, Quincy, California 95971
http://www.plumasamericana.com/

Sept 2020 Labor Day Weekend
SF Folk Club campout at Boulder Creek Scout Reservation
http://sffmc.org/campouts/bc.html

Labor Day Weekend
Zigzag Old Time Music Campout
Zagzag Mountain Farm
on Mount Hood about an hour from Portland OR
http://www.zigzagoldtime.com/

Sept 2020 (Labor Day) Noon-4pm
Ladies Banjo Society of California Labor Day Picnic
the usual place
Bring and take your own everything.

Sept 10-13 2020
American Banjo Camp
Pilgrim Firs Conference Center, Port Orchard WA
http://www.americanbanjocamp.com/

Sept 18-20
Echo Summit contra dance weekend
Pete’s Posse
Camp Sacramento
https://sactocds.wordpress.com/echo-summit-dance-camp-2020/

Sept 2020 Noon-4pm
Barn Dance
Garin Apple Festival
Garin/Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks, Hayward
http://www.ebparks.org/parks/garin

Sept 2020?  12-6pm
Roaring Camp Jug Band Festival
Felton
http://www.roaringcamp.com

Sept 9-13 2020
The Port Townsend Ukulele Festival
http://centrum.org/the-port-townsend-ukulele-festival/

Sept 2020 2pm-5pm
Heirloom Expo “Fiddle-Off” Contest
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
http://www.csotfa10.org/heirloom.html
http://theheirloomexpo.com

Sept 2020
McCloud Mountain Bluegrass Festival
2019: https://www.mccloudchamber.com/mccloud2019events#!event/2019/9/13/mccloud-mountain-bluegrass-festival

Sept 23-27 2020
Berkeley Oldtime Music Convention
http://www.berkeleyoldtimemusic.org

Sat Sept 2020 10:30am-4pm
36th Annual Fiddle & Bango (sic) Contest & Chili Cook-off
Columbia State Historic Park
http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com/
http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com/event/annual-fiddle-bango-chili/

Oct 2-4 2020
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
http://www.strictlybluegrass.com/

Oct 2020
Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention
Ranco L Patera & Stow House, 304 N. Carneros Road Goleta, CA, 93117
contest, performances
http://fiddlersfestival.org/
https://www.facebook.com/TheOldTimeFiddlersConventionAndFestival/

Oct 12-18 2020
CBA Fall Campout
Lodi Grape Festival & Harvest Fairgrounds
413 East Lockeford Street, Lodi CA
http://www.cbaweb.org/Events/FallCampout

Oct 2020 ?
Every Folk music camp
Clem Miller Environmental Education Center
Point Reyes National Seashore
https://www.everyfolk.com/

Oct 2020
El Cerrito Free Folk Festival
El Cerrito High School, 540 Ashbury Ave
https://www.elcerritofreefolkfestival.org/

Nov 5-8 2020
Walker Creek Music Camp (bluegrass, oldtime, country)
Walker Creek Ranch (west Marin)
email: info AT walkercreekmusiccamp.org
http://walkercreekmusiccamp.org

November 2020
Annual California Banjo Extravaganza
Bill Evans, and two other stellar banjo players
All-star backup band usually includes
John Reischman, Chad Manning, Dale Adkins & Sharon Gilchrist  
http://www.billevansbanjo.com/schedule.php

Nov 9-10 2020 – Veterans Day Weekend (to be confirmed)
Annual Old Time Gathering at Pozo Saloon
Pozo CA
Camping available nearby at Santa Margarita Lake
https://www.facebook.com/pozosaloonoldtimegathering/

Nov 13-15 2020
Dare to be Square West
Oakland
http://www.daretobesquarewest.org

Nov 2020
Kauai Old Time Gathering
Kokee Lodge
https://www.kauaioldtime.com/

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ONGOING SESSIONS:
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EAST BAY:

monthly – Sunday 1pm-4pm
check website for dates
Freight & Salvage
hosted by Tony Phillips
https://www.thefreight.org/learn-to-play/jams/

2nd Sunday
Old Time Shred Sesh
hosted by Evie Ladin & friends
Starry Plough, Berkeley
http://www. thestarryplough. com/

1st & 3rd Thurs 7:30pm-10pm (no longer meeting on 5th Thursday)
old time session at
Niebyl Procter Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph near Alcatraz Oakland

2nd Friday
Slow jam 7pm-8:30pm,  
(slow jam ends and folks can stay to play at a faster pace/different
instruments – dancers and singers welcome)
private house in Oakland
announced in oldtimeSF; or email lovesoldtimemusic AT gmail.com

4th Sun 1:30pm-5pm (usually 2nd Sunday in December):
California State Old Time Fiddlers Association District 9
United Methodist Church 19806 Wisteria Ave. Castro Valley, CA
http://www.csotfa9.org/

first Sunday 5pm-8pm
bluegrass and old time session
Cleophus Quealy Beer Company, 448 Hester Street San Leandro
http://www.cleoph.us

The 1st, 3rd & 5th Wed Berkeley contra dances are considered open band
unless there is a special band –
check the BACDS calendar to confirm.
http://www.bacds.org

First Saturday 2pm-4pm
Old time & bluegrass
Lamorinda Music Store, 81 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette.
coordinated by John Gruenstein, with slow jam for the 1st
1/2 – 1 hr (depending on interest) with regular jam for the
remaining time. john AT lamorindamusic.com or call the store: (925) 385-0963.

1st Wed 8pm:
In Harmony’s Way – monthly singing session. free.
BFUU, 1606 Bonita Ave. (cross street Cedar), Berkeley, CA
http://www.inharmonysway.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/InHarmonysWay/

Quebecois (French Canadian) Jam
monthly, weekend afternoon
(usually, not always, near the end of the month)
https://groups.io/g/QueTradSF

Cajun/Creole jam
monthly, 3rd Sunday (verify) 1:30pm
Ashkenaz

SAN FRANCISCO:

2nd & 4th Sundays 3 – 6 PM ON HIATUS – STAY TUNED
Old Time Jam at Progressive Grounds Cafe 400 Cortland Ave. SF

1st, 3rd & 5th Tues 7pm-10pm:
Coffee Shop at the Safeway Community Market (formerly Andronico’s)
Funston between Lincoln & Irving
For more information, contact Dinah Stroe at dinahbeatrice AT gmail.com.

SOUTH BAY:

Every Monday 7:00pm-9:00pm
“Fandango” Jam
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
505 East Charleston Road Palo Alto.
http://www.showman.org/jams/oti/index.htm

1st Sun 1-5pm::
Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association
Hoover Middle School, 1635 Park Ave., San Jose 95126
corner of Naglee and Park
July & August in Rose Garden Park on Naglee
http://www.scvfa.org/ (http://www.fiddlers.org)

4th Sunday 1pm
Ocean View Park, Santa Cruz
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/santacruzjam

NORTH BAY:

Every Sat 2pm-5pm
Old time & bluegrass
Coffee Catz, Sebastopol
http://www.coffeecatz.com/

4th Sundays 3pm-5pm
Redwood Cafe 8240 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, Ca 94931
For info, contact Chris Carney at knccarney AT yahoo.com
or Janette Duncan jdfiddler AT yahoo.com.

1st 3rd & 5th Sunday 6pm-9pm
Rosa Folk Club
Arlene Francis Center, 99 6th St Santa Rosa
contact: Larry Poole  larepole AT gmail.com

4th Thurs 6:30pm-8:30pm
Barlow Market in the Barlow Center in Sebastopol
Info: Lisa Waltenspiel – peachfigpear AT gmail.com
or Jerry Allen – jerryallen AT sonic.net

FOOTHILLS:
First Sunday of the month.
Lobby of the National Hotel, Nevada City
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mountain-fiddlers

ONGOING DANCES
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First & Third Friday  8-10pm
North Oakland Square Dance
Niebyl Procter Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph near Alcatraz Oakland
http://squirrellystringband.com/first-friday-north-oakland-square-dance/
https://www.facebook.com/NorthOaklandSquareDance
http://facebook.com/groups/secretsquaredance

Fourth Friday 7:30-9:30pm
4th Friday Feral Square Dance
Alley Cat Books
3036 24th St (center of the burrito universe) SF CA
https://www.facebook.com/FeralFourthFridayDance/

occasional
Santa Cruz square dance
Santa Cruz Old Time Music Collective
https://www.facebook.com/scoldtimemusiccollective/

ONGOING PERFORMANCES:
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Second Saturday 1pm-3pm
Bearcat Stringband
Cato’s Ale House
3891 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 655-3349
http://www.catosalehouse.com

Bernal Star (formerly the Liberty Cafe) in Bernal Height has music most
Fridays 7-9pm in the cottage behind the main restaurant.
Full cafe menu available.  either:
* Karen Celia Heil plus a guest play Old~Time songs and tunes
or
* Duo Pizzicato (Bill Foss & Martha Hawthorne) play Italian music  
Watch oldtimeSF for announcements.
And check Karen’s website https://www.karenceliaheil.com/music-bernal-star
410 Cortland Ave SF

Craig Ventresco & Meredith Axelrod–ragtime and blues
Atlas Cafe SF Every Saturday 4-6pm
Blush Wine Bar SF – occasional
Check their websites (see below) for latest info.

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ONGOING CLASSES:
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String Band Class:

* Weekly string band classes are held in 6 week sessions on
Sunday afternoon at Lamorinda Music in Lafayette.
See https://www.lamorindamusic.com/old-time-stringband-class

The next session will start in January or February 2020.

The current instructors are Harry Liedstrand (fiddle), David Brown (banjo),
and Cindy Liedstrand (guitar).

Instructors of previous series have included Allegra Yellin (guitar),
Jordan Ruyle or Heath Curdts (banjo), and Amy Hofer, Suzy Thompson,
Karen Celia Heil or Harry Liedstrand (fiddle).

Contact Harry at harry.liedstrand AT gmail.com for more information
and to be notified when the next session is scheduled.

* Suzy Thompson occasionally teaches a String Band Blues class –
email suzy AT ericandsuzy.com for details.

OTHER CLASSES

Karen Celia Heil teaches classes in oldtime fiddle at a home
in Berkeley; email nerakk AT gmail.com. For a description from a previous
session, see:
http://www.freightandsalvage.org/intermediateadvanced-old-time-fiddle-karen-celia-heil
(but don’t try to register there).

Allegra Yellin teaches a Carter Family Songs class and 4 levels of
folk/rock guitar classes – email yallegra AT hotmail.com.  

FREIGHT CLASSES:

Freight classes are typically held in 6 week sessions – see the current
schedule at:

https://www.thefreight.org/learn-to-play/classes/
https://www.thefreight.org/learn-to-play/workshops/

Some of the regular instructors:
Erik Hoffman – fiddle
Evie Ladin, Erik Pearson and/or Jordan Ruyle – clawhammer banjo
Eric Thompson – mandolin and guitar

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Local Bands:
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Squirrelly Stringband:
http://squirrellystringband.com/

Crooked Jades:
http://www.crookedjades.com

Evie Ladin and Evie Ladin Band
http://www.evieladin.com/

Skillet Licorice (Matt Knoth & Elise Engleberg)
http://www.skilletlicorice.com/

Eric & Suzy Thompson, Thompsons’ String Ticklers, Bluegrass Intentions,
Thompsonia, Blue Diamond Strings, etc.
http://www.ericandsuzy.com

Bearcat Stringband & Duo
http://www.bearcatstringband.com/

Robin Fischer
http://www.robinrfischer.com/

Rowan McCallister
http://www.rowanmccallistermusic.com

Paper Wings
https://www.paperwingsmusic.com/

Karen Celia Heil
https://www.karenceliaheil.com

Undone in Sorrow
http://undoneinsorrow.com/

Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin
http://www.jodyandkate.com/

Ray Bierl
http://raybierl.com/

Worried Man String Band
https://www.facebook.com/pg/worriedmanstringband

Lonesome Holler String Band
(formerly Acme String Ensemble)
http://www.carneyscorner.com/lhsb.html

Roadoilers:
http://www.roadoilers.com

Darling Clementine
http://www.darlingclementinemusic.com/

New Vintage Revelers (Harry Liedstrand, Paul Kotapish, Dan Warrick)
https://www.facebook.com/NewVintageRevelers

Harry Liedstrand, Liedstrand Family, Dos Valley Trio
http://www.harryliedstrand.com or http://www.mtwow.com

Mt. Diablo String Band
http://www.myspace.com/mtdiablostringband

The Easy Winners
www.facebook.com/TheEasyWinners.mandolinandguitar/

Uncle Dave (Kathrine Gardner, Dave Courchaine, David Brown)
http://uncledavemusic.wordpress.com/

Hook N Line Stringband (Thomas Angell, Chris Miller, Drew Congdon)
https://www.facebook.com/hooknlinestringband

Sons of Liberty (Santa Cruz)
http://sonsoflibertyoldtime.weebly.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Sonsoflibertyoldtime

The Baybillies

Craig Ventresco & Meredith Axelrod
http://www.craigventresco.com
http://meredithaxelrod.com

Rivertown Skifflers (jug band – Marin & Sonoma Counties)
http://www.rivertownskifflers.com/

Earl White String Band (formerly of Santa Cruz)
http://fiddlersjam.westcliffinc.com
http://fiddlersjam.com/
https://www.facebook.com/earlwhitestringband

Seabright Serenaders, Rhythm Rangellers, Paul & Emily
http://www.rhythmrangellers.com

Santa Cruz Percolators
http://www.santacruzpercolators.com/

Jubilee American Dance Theatre
http://sites.google.com/site/jubileedance/

Sacram