New England Folk celebrates and supports FOLK music (traditional*, old-time, revival, peace/social justice) Celtic, country blues and bluegrass, as well as folk dance and folk arts in the New England and adjoining states and provinces, sharing news that affect us here.
New England Folk does not subscribe to the "big tent" theory. That original pop, lyric-driven contemplative acoustic stuff hyped to be is not folk. "The whole singer-songwriter thing has blurred the lines...A person standing there with a guitar is not necessarily playing folk music, but they are presented as a folk musician..." ~Geoff Muldaur
CALENDAR: Recurring and one-time events. Send add/edit requests to NEFolkemail@example.com
DATABASE, LINKS, FILES: Information about community-based non-commercial radio and internet station, festivals, dance/music camps related resources.
+Event subject line must include event title/artist's name, city and date.
+Max/event: one initial announcement + one reminder no sooner than two weeks after initial posting; changes/reminders in the same thread. A companion calendar listing request may be sent to moderators.
+Third-party event notices must be authorized by producer and/or artist. Poster is responsible to communicate any date/time/location/bill changes. We encourage members to invite producers and artists to join NEFolk so they can promote their own events and communicate changes.
+When replying, trim excess upstream text.
* Traditional arts are those art forms that are learned as part of the cultural life of a group of people whose members share a common ethnic heritage, language, religion, occupation, or culturally united geographic region. Folk and traditional arts are shaped by the aesthetics and values of a shared culture and are passed from generation to generation, most often within family and community through observation, conversation and practice. -NEA