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Regularly Scheduled Events

Here is a list of some the regularly-scheduled SFFMC activities and events, followed by the calendar of regularly-scheduled events by day (Every Mon, 2nd Tues, etc):

Friday Night Jams - Musical meetings are every Friday at 885 Clayton, between Carl and Parnassus Streets in San Francisco starting at 8:00 PM and ending when the last person leaves. Folks drop in and out at any tine during the evening. There is a 'singing room' where turns are taken singing, requesting or just listening to songs on a pre-announced theme and two areas for instrumental jamming and/or spontaneous song swaps and group singing. There is no charge, guests are always welcome, no one is expected to "perform". Snacks are provided through a food kitty and donations of finger foods. Parking is difficult (there are usually some spaces two blocks away) but public transportation is excellent. Call 415-661-2217 for details on any of this. Plan to come and check us out! There are usually some 20 to 30 nice friendly folkies here, now and then more - this is a very big house with lots of room and can accommodate us all.

Hootenanny Night - Hootenanny is a free monthly acoustic music showcase held at the Cafe International on the second Saturday of every month. Shows generally run from 7pm-10:30. The Cafe International is at 508 Haight St (at Fillmore) in the Haight District in San Francisco. Hootenanny Night is mostly a performer showcase presenting folk and acoustic acts from all over the San Francisco Bay Area. Each show features 5 or 6 acts, and each one plays for 20-30 minutes. And, like the hootenannies of old, we encourage participation, so there are sing alongs and hour-long jams so that anyone can bring an instrument and get in the act.

Camp Harmony - Harmony is a five-day music and dance camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains between Christmas and New Year's. Each year more than 300 people from all over the world celebrate their collective love for acoustic music in work shops, nightly dances, concerts and jamming day and night, all in a beautiful mountain setting. For more information click the "Camp Harmony" title above, or contact Mary Luckhardt via email or call (510) 233-5065.

San Francisco Free Folk Festival - Two days and nights of music and dance workshops, jams, and evening performances at the Roosevelt Middle School in the Richmond District in SF. For more than 25 years, the Free Folk Festival has provided music lovers of all ages the opportunity to experience and participate in many, many wonderful music and dance styles. (While you're there, be sure to click on the video link for a great little clip from the 2000 FFF).

Music Campouts - Three weekends a year--Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day-- the SFFMC sponsors music campouts in the Bay Area, featuring lots of singing around the campfire, evening concerts, and other outdoor activities for the whole family. To find out about the campouts click the "Music Campouts" title above, or contact the SFFMC office, (415) 661-2217.

Dancers - For further information call
         Ashkenaz 510-525-5054
         Bay Area Country Dance Society (BACDS) 415-282-7374, 650-965-9169
         Bay Area English Regency Society 650-365-2913
         Folk Dance Federation of CA or 415-221-2147
         North Bay Country Dance Society (NBCDS) 707-527-9794
         Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) 415-333-9372
         Sacramento Country Dance Society 916-444-7903
         Santa Cruz Monterey Country Dancers (SCMCD) 831-479-4059
         Scandinavian 510-215-5974,

Regularly Scheduled Events

Every Celtic music, Plough & Stars, 116 Clement St., SF 415-751-1122
Every Irish jam, Starry Plough: 3101 Shattuck, Berk. 8pm 510-841-2082
Every Irish jam, An Bodhran Pub, 668 Haight St., SF 4pm 415-431-4724
Every Irish jam, Kennedyís Pub, 1040 Columbus, SF 3pm 415-441-8855
Every Jam, Chocolate soup patio, Mariposa 2pm, 209-966-6271
1st Ceilidh, GNC: 2138 Cedar, Berkeley 7pm 650-365-2913
1st Jam/potluck, Haliís 1609 Woolsey, Berkeley 510-649-1423
1st S.C. Valley Fiddlers Assoc jam, 1635 Park Ave, SJ 1-5 408-737-2550
1st Singalong, Ted Merrillís home, Ben Lomond 7-9pm 831-336-3322
1st Songwriter concert, 225 G St., Davis 7pm 916-757-1021
1st Jam session, Murphyís Pub: 464 1st St, Sonoma 6-8pm 707-935-0660
1st,3rd English Country, 460 Eddie Lane, Sebastopol 2-4:30 707-874-1335
2nd Irish session, Britanna Arms: 8017 Soquel Dr., Aptos 6pm 831-464-2128
2nd Celtic jam, North Lights Books: 550 E. Cotati, Cotati 4-6pm 707-570-2745
2nd Shape Note Singing, Sacramento 2:30pm 916-739-8906
2nd,4th Squares/Contras, 6401 Stockton, El Cerrito 7pm 415-282-7374
2nd,4th Old Time jam, Progressive Grounds: 400 Cortland, SF 3-6 415-648-6102
2nd,4th Irish session, OíFlahertyís: 25 N. San Pedro, San Jose 5-8 408-947-8007
3rd Sacred Harp (Shape Note) Singing, 1024 Chenery, SF 4:30pm 415-585-4773
3rd Contra dance, 846 Front St., Santa Cruz 7:30pm 831-479-4059
3rd Irish session, Irish Cultural Ctr: 2700 45th Ave, SF 7pm 415-661-2700
3rd Irish seisiun, P.A. Cafe: 2675 Middlefield, Palo Alto 5pm 408-243-7001
3rd Celtic jam/potluck, private home, Guerneville 6pm 707-869-4561
3rd Jam, 1422 Court St, Martinez 925-372-7696
3rd Spirit song sing a-long, 21295 Birch, Hayward 7pm 510-733-0425
4th Square dance openband,6401 Stockton, El Cerrito 7p 650-726-3495
4th Fiddlers Jam, 19806 Wisteria, Castro Valley 1:30-5 510-782-5840
Last Sing-along, 111 Overlook Dr.,W. Santa ruz 6p 831-425-0161
Last Hootenanny, Nicasio 4-7pm contact Doug Adams

Every Irish music/ceili, Starry Plough: 3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley 7pm
Every Barbershop Quartet, Dutton & Breed, San Leandro 7:30 510-223-3885
Every Folk Dance, 3883 Aliso Ave, Oakland 510-658-2482
Every Folk Dance, 1301 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley 7:45 510-841-1205
Every Scandinavian Fiddling, El Cerrito 7:30-10pm 510-215-5974
Every Bluegrass jam, 4070 Piedmont Ave, Oakland 8pm 510-547-BAJA
Every Fiddler's jam, 3147 N.Edison St., Graton 7:30pm 707-823-8125
Every Scandinavian Dance,240 Channing Way,Marin 7:30 415-383-1014
Every Scandinavian Dance, Santa Rosa 7-10pm 707-546-2434
Every Scandinavian Dance, Sacramento 7:30-9:30pm 916-482-8377
Every Open mike,Red Rock Cof.: 201 Castro, Mt.Vw.7:15 650-967-4473
Every World Harmony Chorus, 220 View St, Mountain View 7:30 650-947-9669
Every Songwriter Showcase w/Capital Sun Rays, 50 Oak, SF 8pm 415-626-0255
Every Sq/line/round dance, Caper Cutters, 43rd & Judah, SF 7pm 415-467-7353
1st Old-time jam,Cafe la Dolce Vita:299 California, PaloAlto7:30 408-255-0297
2nd Rounds for women, All Saintís: 1350 Waller, SF 7pm 415-669-1413
2nd-5th Irish/OT jam, Coffee Soc.: 21265 Stevens Crk, Cupertino 7:45 408-255-0297

Every Celtic music, Plough & Stars, 116 Clement St., SF 415-751-1122
Every Open mic, Starry Plough: 3101 Shattuck, Berk. 7:30pm 510-841-2082
Every EB Banjo Club, 1938 Oak Park Blvd, Pleasant Hill 8pm 510-928-0126
Every Folk Dance, 1301 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley 7:45 510-841-1205
Every World Harmony Chorus, 2640 College, Berkeley 7:30 650-947-9669
Every Irish set dancing class, 38th So. B St, San Mateo 8:30 415-333-3958
Every Peninsula Banjo Band, Straw Hat: 1535 Meridian, San Jose 8 408-246-2048
EveryOther Old time jam, San Anselmo 8pm 415-459-3421
1st,3rd Santa Cruz Shape Note Singing 7:30pm 831-427-2980
2nd Rounds for women, Napa 7pm 415-669-1413
2nd,4th Open mike, City Lts: 1171 Homestead, S.Clara 6:45 408-292-1969
2nd,4th North Bay slow jam, San Rafael 7pm 415-925-1784
3rd Bluegrass jam, Murphyís Pub: 464 1st St, Sonoma 6-8pm 707-935-0660
4th Irish session w/Banshee, Fox & Goose:10th & R, Sacramento 7pm

Every SF Barbershop, 20th & Quintara, SF 7:30-10pm 415-239-0746
Every Folk Dance, 1301 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley 7:45 510-841-1205
Every Happy Time Banjos, Straw Hat: 373 Main St, Redwood City 7 650-851-7223
Every Celtic session, P. Wexfordís: 3313 McHenry, Modesto 7:30 209-869-1323
Every World Harmony Chorus, 1021 Sanchez, SF 6:15-8pm 510-547-8980
1st,3rd Open mike, 1167 Lincoln Ave., San Jose 6:45pm 408-292-1969
1st,3rd,5th Contradance, GNC: 2138 Cedar St., Berkeley 8-10:30pm 415-282-7374
1st,3rd,5th English country dance,425 W. Evelyn, Mtn.View 8p 650-851-5535
2nd Irish session,Catoís: 3891 Piedmont, Oakland 510-655-3349
2nd Open mike dance, 216 Evergreen,Santa Cruz 7:30pm 831-479-4059
2nd Harperís Hall,Espresso Garden:814 Bascom, SJ 7pm 408-298-0808
2nd,4th English country dance, 2138 Cedar St, Berk. 8pm 415-282-7374
2nd,4th Singers circle, Davis, call for location 7:30pm 530-756-8331
3rd Cajun Dance Club Campbell,580 W.Parr Ave, Los Gatos 408-356-1375
Last Open mike, Blue Rock: 14523 Big Basin Wy, Saratoga 7pm 408-534-1451

Every Oakland Banjo, Porky's: 1221 Manor Blvd, San Leandro 7:30 510-483-4455
Every Open mike, 1733 Polk St., SF 8-11pm 415-928-5287
Every Open mike, Sacred Grounds: 2095 Hayes, SF 415-864-0964
Every Intíl Folk Dance, St. Paul's, 43rd & Judah, SF 7:30 415-648-8489
Every Folk Dance, 1301 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley 7:45 510-841-1205
Every Scandinavian Dance, Oakland 7:15-10pm 510-654-3636
Every Celtic session, Star Bottles: 581 5th St, Oakland 7:30 510-849-0185
Not 1st Irish set dancing class, Sunset Rec Center, SF 7:30 925-947-2666
1st,3rd Open mike,Cafe Vox Pop.:3105 Shattuck, Berk 8:30 510-548-5514
1st,3rd Open mike,Espresso Garden:814 Bascom, SJ 6:45 408-298-0808
2nd,4th English Dance, 900 High St., Santa Cruz 7pm 831-464-1875
2nd,last Open mike, Caffe Verona: 236 Hamilton, Palo Alto
3rd Irish jam, Rose Pub: 2074 Armory, Santa Rosa 8:30pm 707-546-7673
4th Performers circle, 2661 Portage Bay, Davis 6:45pm 530-753-2013

Every Scandinavian Dance, 150 Watkins, Atherton 7:30 650-323-2256
Every Intíl Folk Dance, YWCA: 921 Kains, Albany 8pm 510-547-6355
Every Folk Dance, 1301 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley 7:45 510-841-1205
Every Bluegrass Jam, 1506 Webster, Alameda 6pm 510-521-2613
Every Open mike, CafÈ Intíl: 508 Haight, SF 7:30 415-552-7390
1st-4th Changs Intíl Folk Dance, 1329 7th Ave., SF 8pm 415-661-9426
1st Rounds for women, Berkeley Rose Garden 7-9 415-669-1413
1st Contradance, 6191 Hwy 9, Felton 8pm 831-479-4059
1st Contra, Alhambra & McKinley Park, Sacramento 8pm 916-739-8906
1st Auburn song circle, 7:30pm 530-878-0575
1st,3rd,5th English Country Dance, 461 Florence, Palo Alto 7:30 415-282-7374
1st,5th Contra, Women's Club: 574 1st St. E., Sonoma 8pm 707-939-8322
2nd Contra, Finn Hall: 1819 Tenth Street, Berk. 8pm 415-282-7374
2nd English Regency Dance, 600 Colorado, P.Alto 7:45 650-365-2913
2nd Sacramento family song circle, 7:30pm 530-878-0575
3rd Contra, Monroe: 1400 W. College, Santa Rosa 8pm 707-527-9794
4th Contradance, St. Paul's: 43rd Ave. & Judah, SF 8pm 415-282-7374
4th Contra, Holy Grounds: Main St, Point Arena 7pm 707-884-1826
4th,5th Singersí Circle, Sonoma 8pm 707-542-3798

Every Open mike, Marsh Theatre: 1074 Valencia, SF 7:30pm 415-826-5750
Every Trad music jam, Coffee Catz, Sebastopol 2-6 707-823-8552
1st Chantey Sing, Hyde Street Pier, SF 8pm call 415-556-6435 to reg
1st Contra, Tucker Farm Ctr, Calistoga 8pm 707-965-9372
1st Contra, Philo Grange: 9800 Hwy 128, Philo 7pm 707-895-2949
1st Contra, Canyon Elementary School, Canyon, 8pm 925-376-9626
1st Traditional singersí circle, Mortís Pizza: 6205 Hwy 9, Felton 831-335-7696
1st,3rd Contradance, St. Paul's: 43rd Ave. & Judah, SF 8pm 415-282-7374
1st,3rd Contradance, 600 Camino El Estero, Monterey, 7:30pm 831-372-7528
2nd English, Bethany Ch.: 1268 Sanchez St, SF 7:30pm 415-282-7374
2nd Contra, Masonic Lodge: Lootens Place@4th, San Rafael 8pm 415-461-5688
2nd Contra, Methodist Church: 270 N. Pine, Ukiah 8pm 707-463-2113
2nd Open mike,Hog Island Oyster,Hwy 1, Marshall 7pm 415-663-1318
2nd Womenís open mike,Espresso Garden:814 Bascom, SJ 4pm 408-298-0808
2nd Contra, Aromas Grange Hall: Rose & Bardue, Aromas 7:30 831-726-2338
2nd,4th Contradance, YWCA: 17th & L, Sacramento 8pm 916-739-8906
2nd,4th,5th Contradance, YWCA: 4161 Alma, Palo Alto 8pm 415-282-7374
3rd kids Chantey Sing, Hyde Street Pier, SF 3pm 415-556-3002 to reg
3rd Cajun Dance Club, Amer. Legion: 1344 Dell Ave, Campbell 408-356-1375
3rd NCSA open mike,Espresso Garden:814 Bascom, SJ 1pm 408-298-0808
3rd Shape Note Singing, Monterey 3pm 831-649-3087
3rdor 4th Folk dance party, 700 Alma, Menlo Park 8pm 650-327-0759
4th SoCoFoSo PickíNíParlor, 2074 Armory, S.Rosa 2pm 707-538-2497
4th English Country Dance, 2138 Cedar St., Berk. 8pm 415-282-7374
4th Contra, 460 Eddie Lane, Sebastopol 8pm 707-829-6666
5th Contra, Monroe: 1400 W. College, Santa Rosa 8pm 707-527-9794


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