From the folknik November/December 2005
(Volume XLI, Number 6)

e-zine of the San Francisco Folk Music Club
(click here for membership info)

Regularly Scheduled Events









EveryCeltic 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 Jams: Irish 2:30, Americana 8pm, 1539 Lincoln, Alameda 510-522-6263
Every Celtic seisiun: O’Flaherty’s: 25 N. San Pedro, San Jose 5pm 408-947-8007
1st Ceilidh, GNC: 2138 Cedar, Berkeley 7pm 650-365-2913
1st Jam/potluck, Hali’s 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 Merrill’s home, Ben Lomond 7-9pm 831-336-3322
1st Singers’ Circle, 13090B Pine, Boulder Creek 4-8pm 831-335-7696
1st Songwriter concert, 225 G St., Davis 7pm 916-757-1021
1stJam session, Murphy’s Pub: 464 1st St, Sonoma 6-8pm 707-935-0660
1st Shape Note Singing, Sacramento 2:30pm 916-739-8906
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, Redwood Cafe 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati 4 707-585-3138
2nd Yiddish Sing-Along, 1835 Ellis, SF 2-4pm
2nd,4th Old Time jam, Progressive Grounds: 400 Cortland, SF 3-6 415-648-6102
2nd,4th Irish session, O’Flaherty’s: 25 N. San Pedro, San Jose 4:30-8 408-947-8007
3rd Sacred Harp (Shape Note) Singing, 455 Fair Oaks, SF 4:30p 415-585-4773
3rd Contra dance, 846 Front St., Santa Cruz 7:30pm 831-338-9352
3rd Irish session, Irish Cultural Ctr: 2700 45th Ave, SF 7pm 415-661-2700
3rd Irish session, Santa Cruz 2-4pm 831-426-9113
3rd Jam, 1422 Court St, Martinez 925-372-7696
3rd Spirit song sing a-long, 21295 Birch, Hayward 7pm 510-733-0425
3rd Scandinavian Dance, 475 Mission Blue, Brisbane 2-5 415-467-8512
4th Fiddlers jam, 19806 Wisteria, Castro Valley 1:30-5 510-782-5840
4th Gospel jam, Sebastopol Christian Church 2-5 707-824-1960
Last Sing-along, 111 Overlook Dr.,W. Santa Cruz 6p 831-425-0161
Last Hootenanny, Nicasio 4-7pm contact Doug Adams
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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 Open mike,Red Rock Cof.: 201 Castro, Mt.Vw.7:15 650-967-4473
Every World Harmony Ch, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mtn View 7:30 650-947-9669
Every Sq/line/round dance, Caper Cutters, 43rd & Judah, SF 7pm 415-467-7353
Every Sacred harp singing, GNC: 2138 Cedar, Berkeley 7:30pm 510-845-4231
Every Bluegrass jam, McGrath’s: 1539 Lincoln, Alameda 7:30 510-522-6263
1st,3rd Old-time jam, Fandango Pizza: 3407 Alma, Palo Alto 7pm 408-243-7001
2nd Rounds for women, All Saint’s: 1350 Waller, SF 7pm 415-669-1413
4th Performers circle, 2661 Portage Bay, Davis 6:45pm 530-753-2013
4th Celtic jam, Fandango Pizza: 3407 Alma, Palo Alto 7pm 650-494-2928
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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, 1330 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland 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
Every Jam, Rossmoor Hillside Clubhouse 3-4:30 925-256-6376
Every Celtic session, CBHannegan: 208 Bachman, Los Gatos 8pm 408-223-6102
EveryOther Old time jam, San Anselmo 8pm 415-459-3421
1st,3rd Santa Cruz Shape Note Singing 7:30pm 831-426-9155
2nd Rounds for women, Napa 7pm 415-669-1413
2nd,4th Open mike, City Lts: 1171 Homestead, S.Clara 6:45 408-292-1969
3rd Bluegrass jam, Murphy’s Pub: 464 1st St, Sonoma 6-8pm 707-935-0660
4th Irish session, Fox & Goose:10th & R, Sacramento 7pm 916-443-8825
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Every SF Barbershop, Grace Church: 33rd & Ulloa, SF 7:15pm 415-435-4354
Every Folk Dance, 1301 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley 7:45 510-841-1205
Every Happy Time Banjos, Straw Hat: 373 Main, Redwood City 7p 650-851-7223
Every Bluegrass jam, Fandango Pizza: 3407 Alma, Palo Alto 7pm 650-494-2928
Every Open mike, Brainwash: 1126 Folsom, SF 8pm 415-440-5530
Every East Bay Women’s Barbershop, Alameda 7-10pm 510-524-7191
Every North Bay slow jam, San Rafael 7pm 415-497-8656
Every Open mic or swing jam, McGrath:1539 Lincoln, Alameda 8p 510-522-6263
Every various jams, Black Rose: 2074 Armory, Santa Rosa 8pm 707-995-0658
1st Bluegrass Jam, Plough & Stars: 116 Clement St., SF 8:30 415-751-1122
1st,3rd Open mike, 1167 Lincoln Ave., San Jose 6:45pm 408-292-1969
1st,3rd Celtic jam, Main St Station Restaurant, Guerneville 7-9pm 707-869-4561
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 650-965-9169
2nd Irish session, Cato’s: 3891 Piedmont, Oakland 510-655-3349
2nd Open mike dance, 216 Evergreen, Santa Cruz 7:30pm 831-479-4059
2nd Harper’s Hall, Espresso Garden:814 Bascom, SJ 7pm 408-298-0808
2nd Celtic slow jam/song circle, 2074 Armory, Santa Rosa 7:30 707-546-7673
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
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Every Oakland Banjo, Porky's: 1221 Manor Blvd, SanLeandro 7:30 510-483-4455
Every Open mike, Sacred Grounds: 2095 Hayes, SF 7:30 415-864-0964
Every Int’l 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 7:00-10pm 510-654-3636
Every San Jose Peace Chorale, 814 St. Elizabeth Dr, SJ 7:30pm 408-984-6784
Every Blues & folk jam, McGrath’s: 1539 Lincoln, Alameda 8pm 510-522-6263
Every Celtic session, Grand Dell: 1040 Dell, Campbell 8pm 408-223-6102
Not 1st Irish set dancing class, Sunset Rec Center, SF 7:30 925-947-2666
1st-4th Open mike, Espresso Garden:814 Bascom, SJ 6:45 408-298-0808
2nd,4th English Dance, 900 High St., Santa Cruz 7pm 831-426-8621
2nd,last Open mike, St. Stephen’s Green: 169 Main, Los Altos 8:30 650-916-1336
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EveryOther SFFMC & Marin FMC: see calendar for meeting dates
Every Int’l 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, Café Int’l: 508 Haight, SF 7:30 415-552-7390
Every Open mike, Ace Cider Pub: Hwy 116, Graton 8pm 707-829-1101
1st-4th Changs Int’l 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 831-338-9352
1st Contra, Alhambra & McKinley Park, Sacramento 8pm 916-739-8906
1st Auburn song circle, 7:30pm 530-878-0575
1st Contra, Heritage Hall, FAHA, Sonoma 8pm 707-939-8323
1st,3rd,5th English Country Dance, 461 Florence, Palo Alto 7:30 415-282-7374
2nd Contra, Prospect Sierra: 960 Avis, El Cerrito. 8pm 415-282-7374
2nd English Regency Dance, 600 Colorado, P.Alto 7:45 650-365-2913
2nd Irish Céili Dance, 6191 Hwy 9, Felton, 7:30pm 831-429-1691
2nd Sacramento family song circle, 7:30pm 530-878-0575
3rd Contra, Monroe: 1400 W. College, Santa Rosa 8pm 707-527-9794
3rd Polka Cowboys, 3550 San Pablo Dam Rd, El Sobrante 8pm 510-758-4985
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 Singers’ Circle, Sonoma 8pm 707-823-5106
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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 Contra, Shirley Rominger School: Niemen, Winters, 7:30 530-795-5536
1st Scandinavian Dance, 625 Hamilton, Palo Alto 8pm 650-323-2256
1st,3rd,5th 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 Israeli dancing, St Paul’s Ch.: 43rd & Judah, SF 6:30pm 415-647-2483
2nd Contra, Masonic Lodge: Lootens Place@4th, San Rafael 8p 415-456-8231
2nd Contra, Methodist Church: 270 N. Pine, Ukiah 8pm 707-463-2113
2nd Women’s 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, 625 Hamilton, Palo Alto 8pm 415-282-7374 (not 12/24 or 31)
3rd kids Chantey Sing, Hyde Street Pier, SF 2pm 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
3rd Irish Ceili dance, Trinity: 81 N 2nd, San Jose 7:30pm 408-885-0811
3rd or 4th Folk dance party, 700 Alma, Menlo Park 8pm 650-327-0759
4th SoCoFoSo Pick’N’Parlor, 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
4th Irish slowplay potluck, 7925A S. Lake Dr, Dublin 4-9pm 925-875-0415
4th Jazz, St. Cyprian’s: 2097 Turk St, SF 2-4pm 415-567-1855
5th Contra, Monroe: 1400 W. College, Santa Rosa 8pm 707-527-9794
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