FREE: The Live! Folklife Concert Series in Glens Falls

March 8th, 2017, 9:30 am by Greg

The Live! Folklife Concert Series is returning to Glens Falls, taking place weekly at 7pm on Thursdays at Crandall Public Library’s Folklife Center through the end of May.

Admission to the concerts is FREE.

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Here’s the complete schedule of concerts:

AMERANOUCHE
Thursday (March 9)
Red-hot Gypsy flamenco swing trio featuring guitarists Richard Sheppard and Jack Soref with bassist Michael K. Harrist.

FELLOW PYNINSS
March 16
The contemporary American roots and Appalachian-inspired folk duo of Dani Aubert and Ian Van Ornum.

COPLEY STREET with OWEN MARSHALL
March 23
Boston-based Uilleann piper Joey Abarta and fiddler Nathan Gourley are joined by Owen Marshall on bouzouki for an evening of traditional Celtic music.

LANEY JONES & THE SPIRITS
March 30
She’s been seen on PBS-TV alongside Alison Krauss. She’s earned praise from the likes of No Depression and Rolling Stone. And she’s won honors in such esteemed competitions as the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the NewSong Contest.

HOMEGROWN STRING BAND
April 6
The Long Island family band has been performing together for over 20 years, playing music rooted in the rural string and jug bands of the 1920s and ’30s.

KAITLYN RAITZ & BEN PLOTNICK
April 13
Kaitlyn Raitz (cello, vocals) and Ben Plotnick (fiddle, vocals) bring a spontaneous, energetic yet subtle approach to folk music.

“FORWARD INTO LIGHT”
April 20
The Old Songs production is a concert in story and song of the American women’s suffrage movement in New York State, featuring an all-star cast, including Greg Artzner, Dan Duggan, Terry Leonino, Peggy Lynn, Annie Rosen, Bill Spence, Toby Stover, Susan Trump and George Wilson.

SLOCAN RAMBLERS
April 27
The young, Canadian bluegrass quartet features Frank Evans (banjo), Adrian Gross (mandolin), Darryl Poulsen (guitar) and Alastair Whitehead (bass).

TOM CONNELLY AKSTENS with BRIAN MELICK & MICHAEL GOLD
May 4
Tom Connelly Akstens is an engaging performer and dynamic interpreter of the American folk and blues tradition.

ARI & MIA
May 11
The duo references the traditions of Southern and Northeastern fiddle music and the early American songbook to create a realm where their own compositions cross paths with older traditions.

LES POULES A COLIN
May 18
The repertoire of the Quebec quintet is a mix of original and traditional pieces, primarily in French but with some English compositions, and it reveals gorgeous vocal, instrumental and rhythmic prowess.

OZERE
May 25
The Canadian quintet seamlessly blends bluegrass, Celtic, Balkan, pop and chamber music, creating a fresh new folk sound.

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FREE EVENTS
*VARIOUS DATES
NYS WRITERS INSTITUTE’S VISITING WRITERS SERIES & FILM SERIES @ various locations, Albany & Troy, through May 5

*TUESDAYS
MUSIC @ NOON @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy

*FRIDAYS
THE SONGTELLERS SESSIONS @ Altamont Free Library, Altamont