News, Virtual & LIVE Songcircles

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Calendar Updated 1:00PT on 12/04/2022
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For a Calendar view, see:  https://localendar.com/public/Songmakers

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CURRENT NEWS

Significant info can now be found on a monitored Ongoing News Page (click to view) or http://songmakers.org/ongoing-news at www.songmakers.org which provides a place for members to share information, pictures and articles. Do you have an article or picture(s ) from a song circle, hoot or musical event with Songmakers that you would like to share? Do you have a future gig that you can share information about? Submit via Mary Zangerle <webmaster@songmakers.org>.

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Weekly Repeating Event List

Times are Pacific Time Zone except LIVE times are local.

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Every Sunday 1-3:30pm: LIVE Pitts Ranch Park Song Circle, SMPOC Steve Linsky invites Songmakers, Old Time Fiddlers & friends to come jam at Pitts Ranch Park, 1400 Flynn Rd., Camarillo, 93012 (Directions Here). Led by Steve Linsky or Jack Zigray. Free admission. Bathrooms, seating, and shade available. Come bring your instruments and your voices and let’s make some music!

Every Sunday 7-10:15pm: Virtual Agoura Hills Song CircleSteven Mark Berman <President@songmakers.org> is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom Song Circle: Join via: https://zoom.us/j/637717652?pwd=ZW92MDYwN3NYUGtyWHJtQW1BRXlQQT09 Meeting ID: 637 717 652 Password: 008615. 

Every Monday 12-4pm: Mudcat Worldwide Zoom Singaround, Email Joe Offer <joe@mudcat.org> to get the meeting number and password sent to you by email on Sundays (changes weekly). Joe is the Music Editor, The Mudcat Cafe Folk Music Discussion Forum.

Every Wednesday 1-2pm: Bill’s Uke Beginner Ukulele Class via Zoom, Email Bill Dempsey <billdempsey@cox.net> to get meeting number and password sent to you by email on Tuesday. For more info: www.billdempseymusic.net. New album, Oft I Sing, currently available only as a download. Here’s a link http://billdempsey.hearnow.com.

Every Wednesday Virtual Open Mic. 6:30 sign-in for 7pm:  Guitar Merchant Open Mic. 2 songs or 8 minutes. If there are problems with Tinyurl so go to Zoom by clicking this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88449766479?pwd=aFduYkwybDVvblA1V2dycmZud250dz09 any time after 6:30 PM to sign up to perform or to watch. If performing, please read “Zoom Setup for Music Performance” below. For more information, email <openmicGM@socal.rr.com>.  SMPOC: Joel Amromin.

Every Thursday 7-10pm: Virtual Chuck Behrman’s Thursday Evening Zoom <chuck@chbphoto.com>. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83549396377?pwd=NFVqTEZJVzFHU3U2Mm9iZFdlVVRSQT09 – Meeting ID: 835 4939 6377 Password: 262022

Every Friday morning from 9:30-11:30am: David Steinhart’s Virtual Song Circle. Start the Day With A Song! dstein1209@yahoo.com – Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89162569327 – Meeting ID: 891 6256 9327 – Passcode if needed: 839872

Every Saturday 9:30-10:30am: Bill’s Uke Beginner Ukulele Class via Zoom, Email Bill Dempsey <billdempsey@cox.net> to get meeting number and password sent to you by email. For more info: www.billdempseymusic.net. New album, Oft I Sing, currently available only as a download. Here’s a link http://billdempsey.hearnow.com.

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Not Weekly Chronological Event List

Times are Pacific Time Zone

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Dec 06 & 20 – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 1-3pm: SFFMC Zoom Sings will have a song swap in the lobby and breakout rooms will be available. If you have a suggestion for a workshop subject, please email it to info@sffmc.org or phone 510-473-6651. Edward Hilton is inviting you to join via https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87532430768?pwd=ZkpNSXA5eDdJYkNKVVJUaU1zNGVrZz09 – Meeting ID: 875 3243 0768 Passcode: sing – One tap mobile 16699009128,,87532430768#,,,,*724994# US (San Jose)

Dec 06 – 1st Tuesday 6-9pm: LIVE Thousand Oaks IHOP Song Circle. This is not an official Songmakers event. It is listed for your information only. Valerie Kotas valkat_8@yahoo.com is the host – telephone #(805) 523-1760 (text best). Details can only be gotten through the host.

Dec 09 & 23 2nd & 4th Fridays 7pm-after midnight: San Francisco Folk Music Club – For full details and to sign up, go to https://www.sffmc.org/.

Dec 10 every 2nd Saturday 2-5pm: LIVE The Living Tradition All Instrument Jam at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 1145 W. Valencia Mesa Drive, Fullerton. Need proof of COVID immunization (first time only), music stand, stand light, music books or handouts. $3-$5 suggested donation. For information contact Patty McCollum (phone or text) (714)267-4567. SMPOC Cathy Parsa

Dec 11 – 2nd Sunday 2-5pm: SONGMAKERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING hosted virtually. Steven Mark Berman is inviting you to a scheduled Quarterly Zoom meeting for the Songmakers of California Board of Directors.

Dec 11 – 2nd Sunday 6-9pm: LIVE Mensa Folksong SIG (special interest group) and potluck. Host Alan Stillson invites you to attend an IN-PERSON song circle event for up to 15 fully vaccinated participants (couples count as two attendees). Participation requires a reservation – please contact Alan Stillson directly via astillson13@gmail.com or 818-884-4284.

Dec 12 – 2nd Monday DARK: Virtual Woodland Hills Zoom Song Circle. dark.

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Notes:
  • If you are aware of any LIVE or virtual song circle or performance that will welcome Songmaker participation (or want to host one), please provide the info to <webmaster@songmakers.org> for inclusion to our members.
     
  • Inputs for “Southland” also come from our members. Do you know of an upcoming musical event that may be of interest to our readers? Please provide a write-up with dates & website &/or other pertinent information, send to: <webmaster@songmakers.org>.
     
  • Joining Songmakers is not accomplished via Meetup. The www.songmakers.org list of events will continue. Songmakers membership is only $10 per year per family / household – join via http://songmakers.info/MbrshpForm/MbrshpForm.html).
     
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Notes:

  • If you are aware of any LIVE or virtual song circle or performance that will welcome Songmaker participation (or want to host one), please provide the info to Webmaster@songmakers.org for inclusion to our members.
  • Inputs for “Southland” also come from our members. Do you know of an upcoming musical event that may be of interest to our readers? Please provide a write-up with dates & website &/or other pertinent information, send to: Webmaster@songmakers.org

Down the Road

Too many events to track individually so all should be considered unverified.  Please do not attend any other than Songmakers approved face to face events.

Dec 05 Monday 8pm: A live staged reading of Parodoxical at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St. in Downtown Santa Monica. Parodoxical is written and produced by Songmakers member Alan Stillson. It will be performed live by four Songmakers musician/vocalists – Alan Stillson, Nomi Roth, Chris Tigner, and Jimm Juback. Parodoxical is a narrated concert that uses fifteen PARODIES and libretto to analyze the PARADOX of revocation of civil rights. Seating is limited to 64 attendees and begins at 7:30pm. Seating is open and requires a reservation via e-mail to Alan Stillson astillson13@gmail.com[mailto:astillson13@gmail.com]. There is no fee to attend the staged reading and the suggested cash donation is $20 per attendee. Indoor masking is required. We look forward to sharing this experience with you!

Additional event links are listed by Folknik at  https://www.sffmc.org/community-folk-calendar/.

A list of virtual Song Sessions: https://www.bostonsongsessions.org/virtual-sessions.

Open mics http://micnights.com/

Ventura Freeway Corridor Acoustic House Concert Locations: http//www.acousticmusic101.com

Paul Blakelock provides a list of upcoming music events for the Conejo Valley and surrounding areas. This one site shows the events ordered by date, with the closest ones at the top. It focuses on free events, and a few of the major paid events and festivals. http://conejo.rocks.

Old Time & Celtic Music Calendars. David Brown updated 19 Sep 2022: The latest revisions on the oldtimeSF & celticSF groups.io groups. To join these groups go to https://groups.io/g/oldtimesf & https://groups.io/g/celticsf. Also available via: https://www.berkeleyoldtimemusic.org/ – select “Monthly Calendar of Old Time Music” under the About menu AND here https://sites.google.com/site/davbrown2/celtic

In particular – Berkeley Old Time Music Convention is back in full force – 9/21-9/25.   https://berkeleyoldtimemusic.org
 
 
The calendar of Celtic music can be viewed at https://sites.google.com/site/davbrown2/celtic or you can join the CelticSF group https://groups.io/g/celticSF

Camarillo Cafe Concerts DARK until further notice.

Fireside Concerts DARK until further notice.

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ONGOING INFO: 

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SONGMAKERS and other VIRTUAL & LIVE SONG CIRCLE INFORMATION CALENDAR FORMATTED!

https://localendar.com/public/Songmakers

Keep alert to last minute changes.

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SONGMAKERS COVID GUIDELINES LINK: http://songmakers.org/covid-guidelines

(Warning!!! Covid is not gone. See CDC recommendations via https://www.cdc.gov/.)

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SONGMAKERS HOOT CONDUCT GUIDELINES LINK:

http://songmakers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Hoot_Guidelines_20110920.pdf

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SONGMAKERS HOOT BEST PRACTICES LINK:

Zoom Best Practices | Songmakers

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ZOOM SETUP FOR MUSIC PERFORMANCE LINK:

Zoom Set-up Info | Songmakers

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EChord Note: No longer sending the EChord to non-members except for prospective members. Membership is only $10 per year per family / householdSongmakers membership is not accomplished via Meetup. Join or update via  http://songmakers.info/MbrshpForm/MbrshpForm.html.

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