Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting 8 November 2016

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle is meeting Tuesday 8 November 2016, 6:30 pm, in the Arts and Crafts Room this month (and for the remaining meetings of 2016 rather than 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.

If you are new to the Native American flute, please join us! No prior experience or preparation is necessary. Most of the members of the group started with little or no experience playing Native flute. It's very easy to learn to play. No written music required. We just play the flute "from the heart" and make beautiful music.

There will be beginner flutes available to try out. We'll 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 hope to see you there, and enjoy making beautiful music together.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Rochester Irish Cultural Day at St. John Fisher College - 22 October 2016


Rochester Irish Cultural Day at St. John Fisher College
Saturday, 22 October 2016
12:00-5:00
Cleary Auditorium, Kearney Hall
3690 East Ave, Rochester, NY
Free parking in A lot, straight ahead from East Ave Entrance 
http://irishrochester.weebly.com/irish-cultural-day-at-fisher.html


Come to St. John Fisher College for an afternoon of free workshops in music, dance, and song, culminating in a session of traditional music! The Irish Cultural Workshop Day, formerly at Nazareth College, has moved up the street to 3690 East Ave on Saturday, October 22 from 12-5 PM.
Workshops include:
  •   Irish Step Dance, with Amy Coppola
  •   Whistle (Beginner), James Hallahan
  •   Flute, with Jean Smith
  •   Guitar and Bouzouki Accompaniment, with Scott Smith
  •   Fiddle (Intermediate/Advanced), with Kit Fallon
  •   Bodhran (Beginner), with Kate Ballard
  •   Fiddle (Beginning/Intermediate), with Dick Bolt
  •   Irish Language, with Dan McGrath
  •   Set Dancing, with Bill Hammond and Friends
  •   Whistle (Intermediate/Advanced), with Ralph Minervino
  •   Whistle (18 and Under), with Jean Smith
  •   Melody on Frets (ex.: tenor banjo, mandolin), with Ben Hockenberry
  •   Hammered Dulcimer, with Mark Ballard
  •   Accordion (Button and Piano), with Ted McGraw, Jane Sturmer and friends
  •   Bodhran (Intermediate/Advanced), with Kate Ballard
  •   Learning by Heart, Playing by Ear, with Marie Brate
  •   Traditional Singing, with Adie Maher

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

    Meet on the 1st Floor in Cleary Auditorium, one floor up from the ground floor entrance, and disperse to upstairs 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.
    Construction Alert: never a dull moment on a college campus! The walkway and drive immediately in front of Kearney Hall is closed for construction in October. You'll need to walk around the building to the side entrance as in the picture below.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting 11 October 2016

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle will meet Tuesday 11 October 2016, 6:30 pm, in the Arts and Crafts Room (and in this room for the remaining meetings of 2016 rather than 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.


If you are new to the Native American flute, and you learned about the Native American flute at the Rochester Fringe Festival performances of the Cobbs Hill Consort, or you learned about therapeutic music and Native American flute through WXXI PBS programming last month (Arts InFocus, Need to Know), welcome!


Beginners of all levels of experience, even none, are very much welcome and encouraged to come and learn! No prior experience or preparation is necessary. Most of the members of the group had absolutely no experience playing Native flute, and some even no musical experience. It's very easy to learn to play. No written music required. We just play the flute "from the heart" and make beautiful music.


There will be beginner flutes available to try out. We'll 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!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting 13 September 2016

The Finger Lakes Flute Circle will meet Tuesday 13 September 2016, 6:30 pm, in the Arts and Crafts Room this month (and for the remaining meetings of 2016 rather than 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.

If you are new to the Native American flute, you are very much welcome and encouraged to come and learn! No prior experience or preparation is necessary. Most of the members of the group had absolutely no experience playing Native flute, and some even no musical experience. It's very easy to learn to play. No written music required. We just play the flute "from the heart" and make beautiful music.

There will be beginner flutes available to try out. We'll 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!

RSVP

Monday, August 15, 2016

"An Evening of Southwest Music" at Ganondagan State Historic Site Wednesday 17 August 2016



Seneca Art & Culture Center
Wednesday 17 August 2016
doors open 6:30 pm
Tickets at the door or online 

$10 general; $7 Friends of Ganondagan members

This must-see concert is a first-ever performance at Ganondagan by duo singer-songwriter Shelley Morningsong (N. Cheyenne/ Dutch) and Fabian Fontenelle (Zuni/Omaha). They are on a limited tour schedule, so seeing them at Ganondagan is a rare opportunity! 

With a voice compared to Buffy Sainte-Marie and Bonnie Raitt, Morningsong and partner Fontenelle bring traditionally influenced and contemporary songs, Native American flute, storytelling, and dancing, including the breathtaking Zuni Eagle Dance performed by Fontenelle, an original member of the American Indian Dance Theatre.

Be in awe as Fontenelle depicts a profound imagery of a "Spirit World" with the spoken word in his fluent Zuni.

The Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan is located at 7000 County Road 41 in Victor, NY.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/evening-of-southwest-music-with-shelley-morningsong-and-fabian-fontenelle-tickets-27047796688?aff=efbeventtix

Monday, August 8, 2016

Finger Lakes Flute Circle Meeting Tuesday 9 August 2016


The Finger Lakes Flute Circle will meet Tuesday 9 August 2016, 6:30 pm, in the Arts and Crafts Room this month (rather than 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.

If you are completely new to the Native American flute, you are very much welcome and encouraged to come and learn! No prior experience or preparation is necessary. Most of the members of the group had zero experience playing Native flute, and some even no musical experience. It's very easy to learn to play. No written music required. We just play the flute "from the heart" and make beautiful music.

There will be beginner flutes available to try out. We'll 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, and we will make beautiful music together. We hope to see you there!

Monday, July 25, 2016

2016 World Flute Society Convention

The 2016 World Flute Society Convention is this week, in Eau Claire, WI, Wednesday July 27 - Sunday July 31. It's not too late to register!

Here's the most recent Facebook post from the World Flute Society:

Here we go! The World Flute Society convention starts on Wednesday, July 27. We are expecting a large crowd! This is going to be epic! 
I begin my journey to the venue tomorrow to start the setup for the convention. I look forward to seeing everyone there! 
It's not too late to register and attend. You can register in the lobby of the Haas Fine Arts Center, on the beautiful campus of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire! 
The address is: 121 Water Street, Eau Claire, WI 54702 
For more information, please visit: www.worldflutesociety.org