Portsmith Maritime Folk Festival

the last full weekend of September
(Sept. 23, 24 2017)

   --> Festival Performers
Free events both Saturday and Sunday -- celebrating our local and national heritage of seafaring and maritime trades by taking nautical songs and music to the restaurants, pubs, cafes, churches and streets of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Portsmith Folk Fest

  more: info(at)pmffest(dot)org
Gatherin' Meeting

Sunday afternoon, Oct. 8 2017
from 1 to 4 pm
Old Songs Bldg, Voorheesville

PSG sing-around / meeting. Bring a copy of "Rise Up Singing" if you have one.


>> 2nd Sunday of the Month - please come and sing.  links to lyrics
1st Wed. Pub Sing

Nov. 1, 2017
Professor Java's Wolf Road - near Airport


(oops, this place may have changed!)  links to lyrics
Bring your sweetheart
 (and/or other friends). 6-9:45 pm
Singing will start close to 7 PM, usually

 and remember - BYOB (bring your own beer if you want some :-)
Important Dates - in Nov.
First Wed. Sing at Chrome ... Nov 1, 2017
  NOTE THIS CHANGE! in location

They have beer :-)

 PSG Sing at Old Songs ...Nov 12
 Pub Sing - Angry Penguin, ...Nov 18
  Hootenanny, Moon & River Cafe, Schtdy ... Nov 27

 Fiddlers' Tour meets every Tuesday at 7:30pm. November meetings will be at Brunswick BBQ & Brew.
Funeral for Bill Kelsey

Dec. 1, 2017, 4-7pm
Fredendall Funeral Home, Altamont

Bill died the day before thanksgiving.


Come support Vicki ---

There will be many photos, a slide show, some of his favorite CDs playing in the background, and, we hope people exchanging stories of how knowing him affected their lives, and a lot of joy and laughter in remembering him.

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... sing ...

Important Dates - in DECEMBER 2017.

Dec 06 .. First Wed. Sing at Prof. Java's
  Wolf Rd.
Dec 09 .. Pub Sing at the Angry Penguin,
Dec 10 .. PSG Sing at Old Songs,
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Hootenanny canceled for Christmas Day
Fiddlers' Tour meets every Tues. at 7:30pm.
  December meetings will be at
  the Rustic Barn 150 Speigletown Rd,
   Troy, NY 12182
December Holidays


A time to Gather, Pick, and Sing


>> Can you think of a good song - perhaps it's time to write one.
 links to other lyrics
New Year

Dec 31 2017 - Jan 1, 2018

new year

New Years Eve, 2017 and Day 2018
New Year's Eve is when all the fun and festivities are.
Eat, Drink (not too much) and be Merry.
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.  -Jim Davis
1st Wed. Pub Sing

Jan 3, 2018

In January our First Wednesday pub sing will be at O'Briens in Troy.

43 3rd St, Troy, NY 12180
Phone: (518) 328-8690
  That's January 3rd.
Please plan on attending so we can figure out if it works for us.

 -  photos of other pub sings
PSG Meeting
and sing-around

Sunday Jan 14, 2018

Come bring new life to this old get-together

 -  PSG
Pub Sing
Angry Penguin, Waterford

Jan, 20, 2018

Come early to eat and get warmed up.
Chef Brians food is always tasty and imaginative. There are usually a couple new brews on tap.
Singing will begin about 7 PM.

 -  Pub Sing
Sampler concert

Saturday, Jan. 27,2018
at 7:30 pm

A benefit for the 2018 Festival
featuring the Landfill Mountain Boys,
Alien Folklife, Bob Alt-schuler & Friends,
Chuck Oakes, Ron Gordons Uke Troop and more.
  Old Songs
Pub Sings

1st 5 months
of 2018 (Sat.)

Jan. 20 2018 - Angry Penguin Pub Sing
Feb. 7 2018 - Wed. Pub Sing at O'Briens - Troy
Feb. 24th Angry Penguin Pub Sing
March 24th Angry Penguin Pub Sing
April 1st is Easter
April 21st Angry Penguin Pub Sing
May 13th is Mothers Day
May 19th Angry Penguin Pub Sing

Also remember 1st Wednesday Pub Sings - locations in flux

 -  PSG
First Wed. Pub Sing

Feb 7, 2018

O'Brien's Public House in Troy

Singers Wanted!
Food at 6, singing by 7 and continuing until
Jack runs out of steam
or we run him out the door.
Address: 43 3rd St, Troy, NY 12180  -  PSG

Valentines Day

Feb 14, 2018


Remember your sweetie
and have some music in your heart.

All you need is love.
But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
-Charles M. Schulz
Chinese New Year

Feb 16, 2018


Chinese New Year ranges from January 21 to February 20.
In 2018, it occurs on February 16.

 -  PSG
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.  -Oscar Wilde
Dance Flurry

Feb 16,17,18 2018


Dances * Workshops * Singing * Concerts

 -  Flurry Festival
Folk Music / History Course

Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26,
May 3, 2018

The course will survey some of the favorite folk songs and some less known works, to trace the relationship of songs to peoples' lives. We will examine the historical context from which the songs emerged, what lyrics can tell us about the past and how songs have evolved over time.
Please return your registration form no later than March 2, 2018.
 -  UCALL material


May 25,26,27, 2018

Mark Your Calendar
 -  PSG


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... later ...

- Check with Howie if you want to post an EVENT note, for PSG members and friends.

   *  Caffe Lena
   *  8thstep.org
   *  Old Songs
Keep the music alive.
You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.

   - William W. Purkey