Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting Wednesday 7 March 2018 (One Week Early) – Ocarinas!

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle will be meeting on Wednesday 7 March 2018, 6:30 pm, one week earlier than usual, in the Conference Room at the Brookside School (Brighton Parks & Recreation), 1680 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618, entrance on Winton Rd, south of Westfall Rd. You may otherwise go to the official address, 220 Idlewood Rd, that will take you through neighborhood streets to the alternate entrance on the other side of the building.

This month we'll also explore ocarinas, so if you have one, please bring it in!

Beginners are very much encouraged and welcome! Join us! New to the Native American flute? No worries! Many of our members had never played the Native American flute before visiting!

The Native American flute is very easy to learn to play. No prior experience or preparation is necessary. No written music required. We play the flute "from the heart." We will make beautiful music together.

A $5 donation is requested for room rental and meetup.com fees. Thank you very much!

All comers of all experience levels are welcome. We hope to see you there!

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting TUESDAY 13 February 2018

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle will be meeting on TUESDAY 13 February 2018, 6:30 pm, in the Conference Room at the Brookside School (Brighton Parks & Recreation), 1680 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618, entrance on Winton Rd, south of Westfall Rd. You may otherwise go to the official address, 220 Idlewood Rd, that will take you through neighborhood streets to the alternate entrance on the other side of the building.

Please note that this month we are meeting on a Tuesday!

Beginners are encouraged and most welcome! Please join us! New to the Native American flute? Many of our members had never played the Native American flute before visiting! The Native American flute is very easy to learn to play. No prior experience or preparation is necessary. No written music required. We play the flute "from the heart" and we will make beautiful music together.

A $5 donation is requested for room rental and meetup.com fees. Thank you very much!

All comers of all experience levels are welcome. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting Wednesday 10 January 2018

The first meeting of the 2018 new year for the Finger Lakes Flute Circle will be Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 6:30 pm, in the Conference Room at the Brookside School (Brighton Parks & Recreation), 1680 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618, entrance on Winton Rd, south of Westfall Rd. You may otherwise go to the official address, 220 Idlewood Rd, that will take you through neighborhood streets to the alternate entrance on the other side of the building.

Beginners are strongly encouraged and welcome! Please join us! New to the Native American flute? So were most of our members! The Native American flute is very easy to learn to play. No prior experience or preparation is necessary. No written music required. We play the flute "from the heart" and we will make beautiful music together.

A $5 donation is requested for room rental and meetup.com fees. Thank you very much!

All comers of all experience levels are welcome. We hope to see you there!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting Wednesday 13 December 2017

The last Finger Lakes Flute Circle meeting of 2017 will be Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 6:30 pm, in the Conference Room at the Brookside School (Brighton Parks & Recreation), 1680 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618, entrance on Winton Rd, south of Westfall Rd. You may otherwise go to the official address, 220 Idlewood Rd, that will take you through neighborhood streets to the alternate entrance on the other side of the building.

Beginners are encouraged and welcome! Please join us! New to the Native American flute? So were most of our members! The Native American flute is very easy to learn to play. No prior experience or preparation is necessary. No written music required. We play the flute "from the heart" and make beautiful music.

All comers of all experience levels are welcome. We will make beautiful music together. We hope to see you there!

I regret that I will not be able to attend this month due to a family emergency, and Harry Weidman will facilitate the December meeting. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Joy! -- Jefferson

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Finger Lakes Flute Circle 8 November 2017

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle will meet Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 6:30 pm, in the Conference Room at the Brookside School (Brighton Parks & Recreation), 1680 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618, entrance on Winton Rd, south of Westfall Rd. The official address, 220 Idlewood Rd, will take you through neighborhood streets to the alternate entrance on the other side of the building.

We are meeting on (mostly) the second Wednesday of the month this year.

Beginners are encouraged and welcome! New to the Native American flute? Fabulous, so were most of our members! Please join us! The Native American flute is very easy to learn to play. No prior experience or preparation is necessary. No written music required. We play the flute "from the heart" and make beautiful music.

Beginner flutes will be available for you to try out. We will have a great time making music with Native American flutes, hand percussion, and drums.

$5 contribution is suggested to help with MeetUp.com and room rental costs.

All comers of all experience levels are welcome. We will make beautiful music together. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting 11 October 2017

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle will meet Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 6:30 pm, in the Conference Room at the Brookside School (Brighton Parks & Recreation), 1680 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618, entrance on Winton Rd, south of Westfall Rd. The official address, 220 Idlewood Rd, will take you through neighborhood streets to the alternate entrance on the other side of the building.

We are meeting on (mostly) the second Wednesday of the month this year.

Beginners are encouraged and welcome! If you are new to the Native American flute, please join us! The Native American flute is very easy to learn to play. No prior experience or preparation is necessary. No written music required. We play the flute "from the heart" and make beautiful music.

There will be beginner flutes available to try out. We will have a great time making music with Native American flutes, hand percussion, and drums.

$5 contribution is suggested to help with MeetUp.com and room rental costs.

All comers of all experience levels are welcome. We will make beautiful music together. We hope to see you there!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Irish Cultural Workshop Day at Fisher - 30 September 2017

Irish Cultural Day, 30 September 2017
Comhaltas Rochester Irish Music Association

https://www.facebook.com/events/131043994164638

Want to learn an instrument? Step dance or set dance? Speak Irish?

Join us for an afternoon of free workshops in Irish music, dance, and culture, led by members of the Rochester Irish community. This event, which has been run for 14 years at Nazareth College, has moved a mile up the street to St. John Fisher College! We're excited to have the event back in 2017.

Location:
Kearney Hall
(The building with a spire, visible from East Ave)
St. John Fisher College
3690 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14618

We'll get together on the 1st Floor in Cleary Auditorium, and disperse to classrooms at 12:30.

Parking is free! Visitors can park in the A lot, which is very close to Kearney Hall, straight ahead from the East Avenue entrance.
If parking lot A is full, lots C, D, E, and F are also free for visitors on that day.

Construction Alert!
Never a dull moment on a college campus! Some construction is going on this year on campus as well, so stay tuned for any potential issues. Parking Lot A will likely be the closest lot to Kearney Hall -- watch for signs!

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Preliminary Schedule

Gathering in Cleary Auditorium (12:00-12:30)

Workshops A (12:30-2:00):
  • Whistle (Beginner) with John Michael Ryan: Room K308
  • Fiddle (Beginner) with Scott Smith: Room K310
  • Fiddle (Advanced) with Billy Henrie: Room K323
  • Traditional Singing with Becky Farrell and Adie Maher:
    Room K325
  • Button and Piano Accordion with Ted McGraw and Jane Sturmer: Room K314
  • Hammered Dulcimer with Mark Ballard: Room K317
  • Melody on Frets: Banjo, Mandolin, etc. with Ben Hockenberry: Cleary Auditorium
  • Irish Language with Brian Clancy & Mary Lester: Room K312

Workshops B (2:15-3:45):
  • Irish Step Dance with the Fisher Irish Dance Club:
    Cleary Auditorium
  • Fiddle (Intermediate/Advanced) with Kit Fallon: Room K323
  • Bodhrán with Kate Ballard: Room K317
  • Whistle (Intermediate/Advanced) with Ralph Minervino:
    Room K308
  • Harp and Song with Mary Lester: Room K325
  • Flute with Kenny Nunn: Room K310
  • Anglo Concertina with Jim Kimball: Room K314
  • Session Tunes for All Instruments with Ben Hockenberry:
    Room K312

Session in Cleary Auditorium (3:45-5:00)

Schedule subject to change -- more free workshops being scheduled!