April 23, 2017 SONG SWAP In Los Gatos
Report from Carol Passovoy:
We had a good turn out of stalwart members and a couple of younger recruits of Pam Donkin, who are quite busy teaching and performing. There were 14 of us all together although half are missing from the photo below.
Everyone had a chance to share an original or favorite song and we still had time to munch and talk with individuals. Kathleen Virmani shared her process of creating a small xylophone which was duplicated to supply each girl in a girl scout troop her own instrument. I included the songs of 2 great members who could not be with us: Pam Donkin and Greta Peterson’s song “Walk Lightly on the Earth" which Pam had posted last week, in honor of Earth Day, and “Don’t Let the Good Times Slip Away” by late, treasured member, Lisa Atkinson. Another long time member who was unable to come, is Nancy Raven. We noted that her 40 year career, as a singer, song-writer, teacher is being honored on June 10 at the Monterey Peninsula College.
Carol Passovoy and Kathleen Rushing are your No. Cal Coordinators for CMN! They hope to organize some gatherings this next year in at least 3 different locations, making it convenient for our members to attend.
If you would like to suggest an idea for a gathering, or volunteer your home or appropriate venue, we would love to hear from you. In the past we have had song swaps, workshops, concerts, and always a potluck including lots of Kale dishes from Nancy Schneidinger.
You can email or call either one of us with any ideas or suggestions. It was so great meeting a few new members and lots of "old" members at the October Conference in Los Gatos where We Could Not Keep From Singing, what a great weekend that was!
Hope to hear from you soon, and go put that date on the calendar, right now!
Kathleen and Carol.
Kathleen 925 216 5395
Carol (530) 412-1930
41st Annual San Francisco Free Folk Festival
Saturday, June 10, 2017
12:00 noon – 10:00 pm
(Doors open 11:45 am)
Everett Middle School: 450 Church Street, San Francisco
CMN Children’s Music Songswap, 12:00 Noon-1:00 PM In the Family Area
The festival attracts approximately 1,500 festival-goers and showcases local talent and folk traditions from around the globe.
This year’s Festival is a full day of performances, music and dance workshops, dance parties, crafts, vendors, formal and informal music-making, and just plain fun for the whole family.
All performances and workshops are free and open to anyone who wants to drop in and participate or just listen.
Festival event schedule and website:
The San Francisco Free Folk Festival is a gift to the people of San Francisco and the Bay Area from the San Francisco Folk Music Club, founded in 1949. Since the first annual event in 1977, the Festival has been a cornerstone celebration of folk music’s rich history, and a treasured tradition for folk lovers from throughout the Bay Area. The festival celebrates the shared experience of American populism, new and emerging talent, and diverse folk traditions from around the globe that converge in the San Francisco Bay Area.
450 Church Street, San Francisco (between 16th and 17th St)
The event site is fully accessible and ADA compliant.
The J-Church Muni line stops right at the school. The school is a 10-15 minute walk from the 16th Street Mission BART station.
Onsite parking will be available for a fee.
February 26, 2017 Songswap
Want to host a song swap-- any other great ideas for the region,
contact Carol Passovoy email@example.com / 530-412-1930
Northern Califormian CMNers gather to sing and enjoy each other's company!
L-R Dale Allen Boland, Kathleen Virmani, Freesia Raine, Carol Passovoy, Lisa Sniderman (Aoede), Nancy Schimmel, Bonnie Lockhart, Michael Quadro, Peter Apel. Photo taken by member Rozalina Gutman. Also present Dennis and Linda Ronberg
Northern California CMN'ers enjoying themselves a song swap
Long time CMN Board Member, Wiley Rankin, and his wife Debbie