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1 October org New Jersey s Premier Acoustic Music and Dance Organization THE FINAL DAYS ARE HERE!!!! No, Michele Bachman has not been elected president. Although the deadline for Folk Project Fall Festival has passed, we may be able to squeeze your in. Reigster IMMEDIATELY at or call Mark at (201) October Evening o Music Sat., 10/8, 8pm Cecilia & Allan s Members and guests are invited to join Cecilia Rowedder and Allan Kugel for our monthly gathering for music and schmoozic. Bring voices, instruments and food/bev to share to 511 S. First Ave. Highland Park. (732) Directions: From the Turnpike: to Exit 9. Bear right at fork after toll booths; immediately merge left onto Rt. 18 North. Go roughly 2 1/2 miles (staying in right exit lanes), then exit onto Rt. 27 north towards Highland Park. Cross bridge, turn right at third light onto First Avenue. Follow Directions Below; From I-287: to River Road exit (exit 9). Follow River Road south towards Highland Park all the way (5.2 miles, ~ 9 minutes) until it ends at Raritan Avenue (Rt. 27) in Highland Park. Turn left (up the hill); turn right at second light onto First Avenue. Follow directions below. Directions Below: Go 6 1/2 blocks (counting on the left) on First Ave.; 511 white w/ red trim on the left at crest of slight hill (just before the four-story apt building on corner of Graham). Note: Parking is sometimes limited immediately near the house, due to the next-door apartment building. If you have things to carry, you might want to drop those off first and then park. BONUS Evening o Music! Sat., 10/22, 8pm the Roffmans The 4th Saturday Bonus Evening of Music takes place at Eddie and Robin s place, 11 Butternut Rd., Randolph. (973) Note: Eddie and Robin keep Kosher. Nonkosher items can be shared on the kitchen table; bring serving utensils. Directions: >From I287 Southbound: exit 36, Ridgedale Ave. Keep right at fork, follow signs for and turn right at Ridgedale Ave., go 0.7 mi. Follow directions from Ridgedale-Hanover intersection below >From I287 Northbound: exit 36B, W Lafayette Ave. Right at light onto Ridgedale Ave., go 0.9 mi. >From Ridgedale-Hanover Intersection: Left onto E Hanover (westbound), go 4.6 mi. Turn right at Black Birch Dr. (just past traffic light at Shongum Rd.) go 0.8 mi. Turn right at Butternut Rd., second driveway on the right.

2 October 2011 The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series presented by Fri., 10/7: The Jeremy Kittel Band with Bill Brandon When fiddler Jeremy Kittel last played the Minstrel in 2009, he did so under the Agranoff Imperative imprimatur, and more than lived up to the billing. Now 22 years old, holder of dozens of Irish and Scottish fiddling championships and top honors from the University of Michigan s jazz violin program, he spends most of his time as a member of the Turtle Island String Quartet. But he comes to the Minstrel fronting his own band consisting of the next generation of acoustic legends: Josh Pinkham on mandolin, called one of the most important young improvisers on the acoustic scene today by David Grisman. Nathaniel Smith a cello prodigy who also tours with Natalie MacMaster and Mark O Connor. And hammered dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman, whose sophisticated rhythmic sense and ingenious tonal flexibility has created a buzz among musicians all over the world. This concert at the Minstrel will be a world class performance to be remembered. Opener Bill Brandon manages to pack a big band into an acoustic guitar. He specializes in solo guitar arrangements of jazz and swing standards. 10/14: Open Stage This is an opportunity for all acoustic musicians to perform a 15-minute set on our stage, and for the audience to be treated to a diverse collection of acoustic musicians. We ve often seen previews of our regular scheduled acts for the first time at Open Stage. For information on how to secure a performance slot, call , or visit the Open Stage page on the Folk Project web site, Fri., 10/21: Friday, October 21: Cindy Mangsen & Steve Gillette with Liv & Jordy Long time Minstrel favorites, CINDY MANGSEN AND STEVE GILLETTE might be considered the bellweather of the type of act that graces our stage. Relaxed, informal, and folksy, they nonetheless present a performance with great professionalism and skill. Their material ranges from traditional ballads to original songs, to covers from anybody from the Beatles to the Berrymans. They are both great singers and guitarists, and also play banjo, dulcimer, concertina and fiddle. Liv & Jordy (Olivia Platt and Jordan Black) are a pair of high school girls who have discovered the folk music of their grandparents and great grandparents generation. Playing acoustic guitar and singing in close harmony reminiscent of the Carter Family they breathe new life into the Appalachian Mountain ballads, country gospel, and old folk songs from the 30s to the 60s. Fri., 10/28: Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo with Frank & Hank Frank Vignola is well recognized among the world s greatest jazz guitarists. When he played the Minstrel in January 2010, he set the all-time record for attendance since we ve been at our current venue, with some audience members squeezed into seats on the wings of the stage itself. Frank s playing is brilliant, innovative, tasty, and unbelievable in its virtuosity. His fellow guitarist Vinny Raniolo gathers no dust either, and is in perfect synch with him. Frank draws his influence from the likes of Django Reinhardt and Bucky Pizzarelli, to such non-jazz icons as Frank Zappa, Les Paul, and Eddie Van Halen. He s played with the likes of David Grisman, Donald Fagan, Madonna, and Ringo Starr. And tonight he comes to the Minstrel. Don t miss him. A fitting opener for Frank & Vinny are Frank & Hank. An eclectic mix of music from bluegrass to jazz to standards comes from the agile musical minds of Folk Project members Frank Sole and Hank(Hen3ry) Nerenberg. Frank is a skilled guitartist both in lead flatpicking styles and in Django-inspired jazz. Hen3ry (the 3 is silent) has one of the widest ranging musical minds in the Project, and is a genius at innovative and appropriate arrangement. UPCOMING: 11/4: Tracy Grammer; Thurs., 11/10: A special Thursday night Open Stage; 11/11: Dala; 11/18: A one-man musical play, The Fine Beauty Of The Island, featuring Patrick Ball; 11/25: T.B.D.; 12/2: Chorus Song Night; 12/9: Open Stage; 12/16: The Accidentals with Fibonacci; 12/23: Closed: 12/30: Dugan s Hooligans Farewell Concert (rescheduled) The Minstrel is an acoustic music concert series run by the Folk Project, a non-profit folk music and arts organization. We use the facilities of the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ. We hold shows almost every Friday, year round, and the second Friday of the month is usually an open stage/audition night. The music we present is folk music in its broadest sense. That is, in addition to traditional American and ethnic folk music (in its purist definition), we welcome music of contemporary, primarily acoustic songwriters, and other types of music more folkie in attitude than in content. Shows start at 8pm; dress is casual. We serve coffee, teas, and baked goods. There is no alcohol or tobacco on the premises. Admission is inexpensive; on our regular Friday concerts we ask $7.00 on your way in, and, if you feel the show was worth it, an additional amount at your discretion on the way out, which goes to supplement what we pay the feature performer. Children under 12 are free. For travel information, or information on shows call or visit our website at To volunteer Members Gigs & Friends Circle Round the Sun (Marie Trontell, Jay Wilensky, Chris Bukata): Sat., 10/22: 10am, BOund Brook Farmer s Market; Fri., 10/14: 7pm, Taqueria Auhentica, 1035 Broad ST., Bloomfield. (973) ; Sat., 1-/22: 2pm, Rahway Public LIbrary, Cafe Concerts Series Lorraine Dash/Water Gap Band: Sat., 10/1: 7 :30pm, Noble Roasters Coffee Cafe, Campbell Hall, NY Ken Galipeau: Sat., 10/1: 11am, Duffield s Farm, Sewel. (856) Fri., 10/7: Campfire Stories/Songs, PEEC Pocono Environmental Education Center s Family Nature Weekend. Dingmans Ferry,. Tues., 10/25: 7pm, Spooky Campfire Stories/Songs with Carol Titus, Wayne Public Library, Wayne. (973) Russ Kelner: Every Wed., Delaire Nursing Home, Linden; once a month, Manor Care Rehab, Mountainside; 10/3: Cream Cheese Ensemble, Cranford Hall Nursing Home Dave Kleiner/Liz Pagan: 7:30pm live on the radio, WPRB FM Princeton or Kris Lamb, Andy Koenig, Liz Cabrera: Tues., 10/4: 8pm; w/ Early Music Players at Caldwell College; Columbus: Age of Discovery; for more information, contact Rich LaPierre: Sat., 10/15: 7pm, Sacred Bean Coffeehouse, United Methodist Church, 2 Park Place, Flanders. Tommy Mahoney: Wed., 10/12: hosting Open Mike Night at the Darress Theatre, 615 Main St., Boonton. Sign up at 7:30pm. (973) Free Round trip to central Florida: The catch is you will help two old farts and a dog who are becoming snowbirds to drive down to Florida in late October and we will provide you with a ticket to fly home. Please contact Miriam or Alan at (570) CD release: Lorraine Dash at Also check out Itunes, at or search Lorraine Dash on your itunes Account. Individual songs are available for 99cents....Horses Sing None of It! Is a folksy non-commercial public access TV series featuring a surprising variety of guest performers, hosted by Ralph Litwin. All types of (mainly acoustic) music, storytellers, dancers, others. Schedule available at the Folk Project web page. Seen on: Cablevision Morris area, Sun. 7:300pm ch. 21; Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), New York City, Thurs. 2:30pm on Time/Warner Cable ch. 34 and on RCN Cable ch. 82; also broadcast via streaming video on the web at (popup players 34/82 http mms); Service Electric Cable TV Allentown, PA, Thurs. 9:30pm ch. 50; Staten Island Community TV (SICTV) Thursdays 7:30pm ch. 35; Fargo Access ( cable) on Cable One Fri. 6:30pm & Mon. 3:00pm ch. 12 in Fargo, ND; Cablevision 67; RCN 82; Verizon 42. Also streams via Mendham TV: Mon., Wed., Fri.: 8am, 2pm & 8pm; Tues., Thurs., Sat.: 7am, 1pm & 7pm (same episode all week) on Comcast ch. 22 or 25 & Verizon ch. 22 or 25; Comcast Central NJ 2, 3:30pm Friday, Ch. 280; simulcast on Comcast Northwest NJ (Hunterdon County area) ch

3 All Venues That s Fit To Print Albert Hall/Sounds of the NJ Pines: Country/bluegrass/folk every Saturday. 125 Wells Mills Rd. (Route 532), Waretown. (609) or Acoustic Café: Our Lady of Mercy Church, 2 Fremont Ave, Park Ridge, NJ, 8pm, (201) , Sat., 10/15: Danielle Miraglia, Loretta Hagen Arts off Main Open Mike: every third Thursday, The Lab, 128 Willow Grove St., Hackettstown. (908) Bluegrass & Old Time Music Assoc. (BOTMA): Every 3rd Sun. from Sept. thru May, Embury United Methodist Church Hall, 49 Church St., Little Silver, NJ. 1-5pm. $4 for BOTMA members $5 non-members. Info: Borderline Folk Music House Club: New City Ambulance Corps Bldg, 200 Congers Rd., New City, NY. 2pm, Info: (845) , reservations or (845) Brennan Coffee House: Justice William Brennan Court House, 583 Newark Ave., Jersey City. Show starts 7pm, evening concludes w/ open mike. (800) , Café Zed: Open mic 7pm, concert 8, New Jersey Arts Incubator in the Essex Green Shopping Center, 495 Prospect St., West Orange. (848) or com. Sat., 10/15: Eric Balkey 9:30pm show this night Coffee With Conscience: 1st United Methodist Church of Westfield, 1 E. Broad St. 8pm info , Sat., 10/15: Vance Gilbert Community Theater at Mayo Center for Performing Arts: 100 South St., Morristown, NJ, for tickets/info call , shows at 8pm Crossroads Coffeehouse: 8pm, Crossroads Community Church, 104 Bartley Rd., Flanders. (973) or (908) ; Dublin House: Irish Session, 1st & 3rd Sundays, 6-9pm, Monmouth St., Red Bank Dull Music: 7pm, Rutherford Congregational Church, Union and Rutherford Avenues, Rutherford. Godfrey Daniels: 7 E. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA (610) , Good Coffeehouse: 53 Prospect Park W. at 2nd St., Park Slope, Brooklyn, doors open at 7:30, music at 8pm, (718) or The Hillside Cafe Coffee House: 45 Hillside Cres., Nutley. Doors open 7:30, show at 8pm. (973) or Sat., 10/22: Brother Sun Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club: Fair Lawn Community Center, th St., Fair Lawn 8pm. (201) Sat., 10/1: Bearfoot, Loretta Hagen McLynn s Restaurant: Open mic Wed., 9pm. 250 Morris Ave, Springfield. (973) MoFiddles/Menzel Violins: 4260 Town Center Way, Livingston, NJ, Bluegrass & Old Time Music Jam 1st Thursdays 7pm, RSVP to (973) or Fri., 10/14: Elena Peres; Sat., 10/15: Caroline Doctorow Music at the Mission: West Milford Presbyterian Church, 1452 Union Valley Rd., West Milford, (973) , Sat, 10/15: Red Molly Music on Main: 7:30pm, United Methodist Church, Woodbridge. com, (732) x6497 Tues., 1-/4: PEter Yarrow; Wed., 10/12: Indigenous; Wed., 10/28: Jonathan Edwards 4 NJ Clearwater Circle of Song: First United Methodist Church, 906 Grand Avenue, Asbury Park, every third Thursday, 6:30pm; Thurs., 10/20: Led by April Mae & Catfish Outpost In The Burbs: at the Unitarian Church of Montclair, 67 Church St., Montclair (973) Doors open 7:30pm, concert at 8pm. sat., 10/1: Al Stewart, Dvae Nachmanoff; 1022: Shawn Mullins, Callaghan People s Voice Cafe: Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist, 40 East 35th St., NYC, or (212) ; Sat., 10/1: Jenny Hurwitz, Talbot Katz; 10/15: Bev Grant/Dissident Daughters, Sharleen Leahey; 10/22: Dave Lipman, Harmonic Insurgence; 10/29: David Laibman, John Flynn Pinewoods Folk Music Club: 444 W. 54th St., #7, New York, NY 10019, (718) , www.; Mondays Irish Session at Landmark Tavern, 62611th Avenue at 46th Street, Manhattan; The Place: House Concerts, 3pm pot luck, 4pm concert in Livingston; RSVP to or (973) ; Sun., 10/9: John Flynn CD Release Concert Princeton Folk Music Society: Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton, 8pm, (609) $15/Members $10/$3 kids under Fri., 10/21: John Liilly Riverside Rhythm and Rhyme: Skylands Unitarian Universalist Fellowship,1811 State Route 57, Hackettstown. 6:30pm, open mic sign-up, 7pm open mic. Sacred Harp Singings: Much info at 2nd Sun.: 2pm, St. Paul s Church, 199 Carroll St, Brooklyn. (718) ; 2pm, Montclair Friends Mtg, Park & Gordonhurst. (973) ; Midweek singing Wednesdays, 7-9:30pm, St. Peter s Episcopal Church, 346 W. 20th St. Salem Roadhouse Café: Townley Presbyterian Church, 829 Salem Rd., Union. (908) , Sat., 9/10: New Tricks & Mike Zuko Band Sanctuary Concerts: The Presbyterian Church, 240 Southern Boulevard, Chatham. Most concerts 8pm, Sat., 10/1: Cathie Ryan, Walt Michael Band; 10/15: Slaid Cleaves, Jmaes Maddoxk; 10/28: Dan Bern, Caleb Haley Skylands Native American Flute Circle meets at a home in Panther Valley. Info: Allan Johnson or Stony Brook Friends of Old Time Music Jam: Mannion s Pub & Restaurant, 140 West Main Street, Somerville. Starting around 7:30pm. (609) or visit com/oldtime/; 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month The Uptown Coffeehouse: Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Rd., Bronx, NY, 5pm, $15/$3 kids <12. (718) : Looking for a new home Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse: United Methodist Church, 250 Bryant Ave., White Plains, (914) , Sat., 10/15: Milton NEW SERIES: Celebration House Concert & Workshop Series: In Clifton; address given with reservation, (973) or Workshops usually 3:30 5:30pm; concert usually 6:30pm. Concert only $15 donation; workshop only $20; concert and workshop combo $30; Sat., 10/8: Finley and Pagdon (workshop/concert; Sat., 10/22: Tom Kimmel, Carolyn Messina (workshop/concert; 5

4 Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival Fri. Sat Milford, CT Long-time projectile Sam Edelston is the impressario behind this special festival which features Butch Ross, Don Pedi, MaxZT and more than 50 workshops for hammerred and mountain dulcimer. Contact Same at or (201) or visit Improve Your Camera Skills We have a rare opportunity to get official Cablevision training for new volunteers on Monday nights, five weeks in a row. starting in early October. This will probably in take place in Oakland, but if we get enough people signed up, they might do it in Randolph). The training is required before volunteers can use the equipment in the studio. Volunteering doesn t mean you have to work at every HSNOI taping. The training is fun and also great for people who just want to take better pictures at home becauseit helps develop your eye to see what makes a good camera shot. Interested? Contact Sandie or Ralph Looking for Publicity Hounds! The Publicity committee still needs people to help put out the word about Folk Project eventts for instance to handle performer photos and put together the Minstrel and Swingin Tern flyers every month. Training provided. Please contact Nancy Kelner, publicity chairman, at for details Make a Difference in a Kid s Life! TheBig Brothers Big Sisters organization matches volunteers to children, ages 6-14, who need stability, guidance and companionship to help them grow. Each match is unique. Getting together doesn t require a specialo ccasion or expensive activity just a few hours every month doing things the Little and Big already enjoy. You don t need special skills just some time to spend with a child in need. Matches do simple things together play catch, read books, hike, become friends. The agency provides support to Bigs to make sure the match is a positive experience for both the child and volunteer. For Bigs the most rewarding aspect of the program is helping a child! Contact: BigBrothers Big Sisters of Hunterdon, Somerset & Warren, (908) ,, A Note... from the Soon-to-be-former-Folk-Project-Special-Concerts-chair After six years chairing the Committee, I will be stepping down at the end of 2011, which means the Folk Project needs a new Champion to chair the SC Committee! The SC Chair coordinates everything it takes to put on a show: selecting and booking performers and venues, publicizing the show, recruiting volunteers, and a myriad of other details. The results are miraculous and quite fulfilling. Each of the past Chairs of this committee have put their own stamp on Special Concerts and it could be your turn next. I have tried to bring performers that are outside the available reach of The Minstrel and also to help member performers become better players by presenting master level workshops. What make Special Concerts special next is up to you! If you are interested in learning more about the position please contact me at (908) Pam Robinson Free Celtic Harp Concert Wed., 10/12 Cranford Community Center The Friends of the Cranford Public Library present Two Sides of Celtic, featuring Celtic harpists Gráinne Hambly and William Jackson, on Wednesday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue. Ms. Hambly and Mr. Jackson, two of the foremost harpers of Ireland and Scotland, will combine their talents on harp, as well as concertina, tin whistle, and bouzouki. A County Mayo resident, Ms. Hambly won the senior All-Ireland titles on harp and concertina in She has released three critically acclaimed CDs, The Thorn Tree, Between the Showers, and Golden Lights Green Shadows. William Jackson hails from Glasgow and has been at the forefront of Scottish traditional music for nearly 30 years. Mr. Jackson was a founding member of Ossian in 1976, which became one of Scotland s best-loved traditional bands. Admission to the program is free and all are welcome Department of Lists What s on your ipod? Banjo Man Walt Houck reminded us that once upon a time, this Newsletter included features about members favorite music, albums, performers or even brands of underwear. Here s Walt s current ipod Top Ten list: Arlo Guthrie Jimmy Buffett Doobie Brothers Emmylou Harris George Strait Hot Rize Mary Chapin Carpenter Seldom Scene Steep Canyon Rangers Wailin Jennys If you d like to share and possibly become a trendsetter in the process please send your list to 6 7

5 FP Calendar: October 2011 Fri. Sept. 30 Sun., Oct. 1: Folk Project Fall Festival. Did you register? (No Minstrel.) 1/Sat. Swingin Tern: Don Flaherty, Fingerplay EVERY Saturday: CD*NY: Contra dances, 8pm. NYC. Ken Galipeau, 11am, Duffield s Farm, Sewell. (856) Circle Round the Sun (Marie Trontell, Jay Wilensky, Chris Bukata): 10am, Bound Brook Farmers Market Outpost in the Burbs: Al Stewart, Dave Nachmanoff, 8pm, Montclair. www. Sanctuary: Cathie Ryan, Walt Michael Bandd, 8pm, Chatham. Hurdy Gurdy: Bearfoot, Loretta Hagen, 8pm, Paramus 2/Sun. EVERY Sun.: Music You Can t Hear On The Radio, 7pm, WPRB 103.3FM; EVERY first & third Sunday: Open Irish session, 6pm, Dublin House, Red Bank. 3/Mon. EVERY Monday: Maplewood International Dancers, 7:30pm, Maplewood. (973) /Tues. EVERY 1st & 3rd Tuesday: Stony Brook Friends of Old Time Music Jam, 7:30pm, Mannion s Somerville. EVERY Tuesday: Northwest NJ Acoustic Jam, 7pm, Westside United Methodist Church, Hopatcong. (973) FP Board meeting: 8pm, Pam & Bob s, New Providence Kris Lamb, Andy Koenig, Liz Cabrera w/ Early Music Players, 8pm, Caldwell College. 5/Wed. EVERY Wednesday, Straight Morning Drive, featuring Straight Drive 15 minutes after the 7:30am station break. 6 9am, WDVR-FM and EVERY Wed.: Morristown Int l Dancers, 7:30pm, Mountain Lakes. (973) EVERY Wednesday: Princeton Country Dancers, 8pm, Suzanne Patterson center, Princeton. (609) , EVERY Wednesday: Down Jersey with Jim Albertson, 7:30pm, WSNJ am1240, am1440 and EVERY 1st Wednesday: Folk Open Sing; 7pm, Ethical Culture Society, 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn. (212) or (718) EVERY Wednesday: 9pm, Open Mike, McLynn s Restaurant, Springfield. (973) /Thurs. Alternate Thursdays: Scandinavian couple dancing, 7:30 pm, Bound Brook. See for dates/info 7/Fri. Minstrel: The Jeremy Kittel Band, Bill Brandon Ken Galipeau, Campfire Stories and Songs, PEEC Pocono Environmental Education Center s Family Nature Weekend. Dingmans Ferry. 8/Sat. FP Evening o Music: 8pm, Cecilia & Allan s, 511 S. First Ave., Highland Park. (732) Celebration House Concert/Workshop Series: Finley and Pagdon, afternoon workshop, 6:30concert. Reeservations: (973) or 9/Sun. North Jersey English Country Dance: Judy Rivkin, 2pm, Ridgewood. net/njecd.html 8 The Place House Concerts: John Flynn, 3pm potluck, 4pm show. Livingston. RSVP (973) or Music You Can t Hear on the Radio or FM Princeton Dave Kleiner and Liz Pagan live, 7pm 12/Wed. Celtic Harp Concert, 7:30pm, Cranford Commuity Center Morris County Center for the Arts Open Mic hosted by Tommy Mahoney. Sign up 7:30pm, Darress Theatre, Boonton. (973) /Thurs. NJ Songwriters Circle, 7pm, 32 Williamson Ave., Bloomfield. (973) or 14/Fri. Minstrel: Open Stage 15/Sat. Swingin Tern: Bev Bernbaum, Montage Newsletter Deadline Send stuff to Café Zed: Eric Balkey, special time 9:30pm, West Orange. (848) Coffee with Conscience: Vance Gilbert, 8pm, Westfield. Sacred Bean Coffeehouse: Rich LaPierre, 7pm, Flanders. Music at the Mission: Red Molly, 8pm, West Milford. Sanctuary: Slaid Cleaves, James Maddock, 8pm, Chatham. Acoustic Cafe: Danielle Miraglia, Loretta Hagen, 8pm, Park Ridge. MoFiddles: Caroline Doctorow, 7:30pm, Livington. (973) /Thurs. N.J.Friends of Clearwater Circle of Song: 6:30 pm, Asbury Park, with April Mae, Catfish 21/Fri. Minstrel: Cindy Mangsen & Steve Gillette, Liv & Jordy Princeton FMS: John Lilly, 8pm, Princeton. Outpost in the Burbs: Shawn Mullins, Callaghan, 8pm, Montclair. www. 22/Sat. Bonus EoM at the Roffmans 8pm, 11 Butternut Rd., Randolph. (973) Celebration House Concert/Workshop Series: Tom Kimmel, Carolyn Messina, afternoon workshop, 6:30concert. Reeservations: (973) or Circle Round the Sun (Marie Trontell, Jay Wilensky, Chris Bukata): 2pm, Rahway Public Library, Cafe Concerts Series Hillside Cafe: Brother Sun, 8pm, Nutley. 23/Sun. North Jersey English Country Dance: Tom Arnessé, 2pm, Ridgewood. net/njecd.html 25/Tues. Ken Galipeau & Carol Titus, Spooky Campfire Stories and Songs, Wayne Public Library, Wayne. (973) /Fri. Minstrel: Frank Vignola & Rinny Raniolo, Frank & Hank 29/Sat. Sanctuary: Dan Bern, Caleb Hawley, 8pm, Chatham. 9

6 Echoes of Erin 60 th Anniversary American Concert Tour When: 10/12/11 7:30 PM Where: Middletown Arts Center 36 Church Street Middletown, NJ Price: $25 at the door $20 in advance at: THE 2011 COMHALTAS CONCERT TOUR OF NORTH AMERICA FEATURING, DIRECT FROM IRELAND, THE TOPS IN IRISH TRADITIONAL ENTERTAINMENT ECHOES OF ERIN, the 39 th Annual Concert Tour of North America will be in Middletown, NJ on October 12 th, 2011 at the Middletown Arts Center. The only area performance of the 2011 tour is hosted by the Claddagh na ngael (Irish Shore) branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. This year s Tour is sponsored by Tourism Ireland and features 12 artists many of whom are All Ireland champions. Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann was founded in 1951 and is celebrating its 60 th Anniversary in From the Tour beginnings in 1972 in North America has grown a vibrant Comhaltas movement with 50 branches promoting the native culture of Ireland and forging strong links between this vast continent and the homeland. Thousands of Irish Americans (and non Irish) play and regularly listen to Irish traditional music and visit Ireland on a regular basis. Echoes of Erin 2011 presents variety of music, song and dance presented in an entertaining fashion while simultaneously providing an insight into our authentic Irish cultural traditions. A group of 12 musicians, singers and dancers from among the very top All Ireland champions has been selected for the 60 th Anniversary Tour Anniversary of Comhaltas. P.O. Box 237, Middletown, NJ Join the Folk Project Cut out this handy dandy membership form and mail it, with your membership fee, to Rick Thomas, 12 Upper Warren Way, Warren, NJ Info? (908) or or Choose at least one: New Renew Skip to my Lou Name Address Home Tel. E mail 1: Work Tel. E mail 2: Do you play or sing music: [ ] For fun [ ] Occasionally perform in public [ ] Professionally or semi-professionally Basic Individual $20/year $ (You ll receive this personal monthly newsletter.) Supporting $25/year $ (Personal monthly newsletter PLUS our eternal gratitude) Family membership* $ (Additional family $3 each per year) Multiple Year Membership $ number of banjo-tossing years X type of membership. You do the math. DONATION to Folk Project (Tax deductible! We are also eligible for Corporate Matching Donations and banjos.) $ NEW! Please check one: Total amount enclosed: I d like to receive a print newsletter I d like to save trees and receive an Enewsletter $ Make your check payable to: The Folk Project *Family membership is one basic or supporting membership plus $3 for each additional family member/banjo. Please list the names of additional family members: Save a Tree Sign up for E-Newsletters Our monthly newsletter is now available in electronic version. Advantages of receiving the E-Newsletter are: you will receive it much earlier each month; you will be less likely to misplace it; this will save trees, energy and reduce greenhouse gases; you will save the Folk Project almost one dollar per month. Sign up at 10 11

7 Folk Project Board Meeting September Board Meeting: The Summary The monthly meeting of the Folk Project Board was called to order at 8:12 PM on September 6, at the Highland Park home of Cecilia Rowedder and Allan Kugel. It was a dark and stormy night, with heavy rain, terrible traffic and memories of Hurricane Irene that were only a few days old. Hence the late start. Present were Lois DeRitter, Jim Gartner, Allan Kugel, Ed Roffman, Bobbie Rosengarten and Ellen Schwartz (Trustees), Mike Agranoff, Pat Brangs, Carl Croce, Chris Riemer, Pam Robinson, Bob Safranek, Robin Schaffer, Rachel Streich, Rick Thomas and Leigh Walker (Other Board Members), and Diane Goodheart, Evelyn Maurer and Mark Schaffer (Guests). Absent were Nancy Dugan, Gloria Friedman, Scooter Ferguson, Nancy Kelner, Elizabeth Lachowicz, Bob McNally, Sandie Reilly and Jean Scully. There was one correction to the minutes for August, and said minutes were approved as amended. Treasurer Rachel Streich said we were doing well financially, with comfortable reserves of cash. And Pam Robinson urged people to take a look at our QuickBooks Online system and run their own custom reports. She found it very interesting. The first item of business tonight was a review and discussion of Robin Schaffer s ad-hoc committee report, presenting the team s findings and recommendations in the area of electronic communications. We spent about 30 minutes on this, considering the appropriate scope, the functionality of Constant Contact, the format and content of regular communications, the operational support needed and the nature of policies. In the end, the Board expressed its support for Robin s committee with a hearty round of applause. In other business, Diane Goodheart was on hand to answer questions related to the recently submitted ACMA grant request, and Leigh Walker was elected to replace Connie Crawford as the chair of Swingin Tern. And in the committee reports, we heard that: Festival Chair Carl Croce thinks we re on track for a great festival, even though the registration numbers are not quite what he d like to see. Mark Schaffer added his personal thanks to the old crew, which has been very supportive of the newbies who are running the event this fall. Minstrel Chair Mike Agranoff reported that August was a month with low average attendance, but we finished about $60 in the black. The upcoming Phil Ochs night will be preceded by a showing of the Phil Ochs movie, hosted by Phil s sister Sonny. Special Concerts chair Pam Robinson noted that an analysis of Aztec Two Step survey responses has provided the top four answers to the how did you hear about this concert question: the Folk Project Website (17), a friend (16), announcement at the Minstrel (13) and the performer s Website (10). Merchandising Chair Robin Schaffer has lots of stuff ready for Festival, including a classy new water bottle. She plans to talk to Doug Heacock in his role as Swingin Tern Marketing Advisor, to see if she can procure S&T branded items for the dance. ADJOURNMENT The meeting was adjourned at 9:57. Next month s meeting is October 4th, at the home of Pam Robinson and Bob Safranek, in New Providence. Please remember that board meetings are open to all general members. If you d like to sit in, send a note to to get the directions to the meeting. Good of the Order/Community News This is a place to share news about memorable events and challenges you have faced in the past month with your Folk Project Community. Please send items to Eddie Roffman, The Folk Project Board helped Lois DeRitter celebrate a milestone birthday after the September board meeting. There was a delicious cake and lots of merriment. Happy Birthday, Lois! Rick and Cathy Thomas avoided having to deal personally with Hurricane Irene, being unable to fly home from Washington after attending their niece s wedding. They spent the extra week planning configurations and details for their retirement home on Puget Sound. When Rick and Cathy finally arrived home, they had to throw out food that spoiled during a power shortage, but they were thankful not to find any other damage. Bob Safranek and Pam Robinson had come over and battened down their house before the storm. Mike Agranoff survived the storm, staying at Mark and Robin s house for several days when his neighborhood and his garage were inundated with eight feet of floodwater. Mike says, The water came up to the bottom of the joists in the garage, but never got into my living space. All things considered, it could have been worse. Cecilia Rowedder reports that she and Allan woke up on Hurricane Sunday to find water in their basement. They spent several hours vacuuming and scooping it up until Allan discovered an access port that he was able to open up, allowing the rest of the water to drain out. Mark Conklin, husband of new FP Trustee Ellen Weiss, was asked to perform his song September 12th at a special 9/11 Observance Ceremony at the Mayo Arts Center. We hear it was well received and the ceremony was deeply moving. Mark and Robin Schaffer report that just after Robin s parents had moved out from spending 3½ months with them, Mike Agranoff moved in for a week. Several of their kids and kids friends who lost electricity, spent the evening of the storm at their house with them. They shared music, charged cell phones and felt safe together. Their middle daughter Chelsea just started a new teaching job, in Connecticut, after college graduation while their youngest daughter Skylar just started at Rutgers. Evelyn Maurer and her sister Christine shared the Philadelphia Folk Festival, as they have done together in years past. These two brave souls had a good time and enjoyed the music, in spite of 2 days of heavy rain and mud. Evelyn is excited that sister Christine is planning to join her at our upcoming FP Fall Festival. Carl Croce noticed many oak branches come down around his house, but no damage was done. Carl says he is thankful because this saved the cost of having a tree service remove those branches. Carl is also thankful that his generator kept his sump pump running, keeping water out of his basement. Pam Robinson and Bob Safranek rushed west after the August FP Board meeting, travelling for 6 days and driving more than 2,300 miles. There was a great fish-fry at Bob s High School reunion; they spent time with friends and enjoyed the trip. As Hurricane Irene was departing on Sunday afternoon, a mighty poplar tree struck Eddie and Robin Roffman s house. The first crane couldn t handle it, but a 90-ton crane was brought in to remove the tree after a couple days. The roof, siding, rafters, ceiling and windows in their bedroom were damaged. Eddie says, We expect repairs to be done soon. For now the bedroom is covered with roofers tarps and we re sleeping in our comfy guest room. Thank God that nobody was hurt! 12 13

8 Steve Holland & Root Mean Square Feets Don t Fail Me Now! Blue Ribbon Cloggers: Meets in Pluckemin, Tuesdays, 7pm. Call Paula Fromen (908) or Heidi Rusch (908) for info. Center Contra: Gender-role free contra dance in NYC. LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th St., Room 301, 7:30pm. Usually 2nd Fri. Open to all. (971) , (347) , or or Country Dance*New York: Contra every Sat. at Chinatown Y, Houston Street Center, 273 Bowery (bet. East Houston and Stanton); English Country every Tues. at: Philip Coltoff Center, 219 Sullivan St. (bet. Bleecker and West 3rd). or (212) Lambertville Country Dancers: Soft soled shoes only! Contra/English country. Info: (609) or Maplewood International Dancers: Recreation House, 124 Dunellen Rd., Maplewood. Mondays 7:30pm, $5. Beginners welcome, partner not necessary, refreshments served. Days (908) , eves (973) fd_maplewood.html Morristown International Dancers: Wednesdays, Mountain Lakes Comm. Church, 48 Briarcliff Rd, 8:30pm, 7:30pm beginners. $4 member/$5 non-member (973) or (973) , North Jersey English Country Dancers: 2nd & 4th Sundays, 2 5 pm, Unitarian Society, 113 Cottage Pl., Ridgewood. $8 members, $10 non. (201) or (201) /9: Judy Rivkin; 10/23: Tom Arnessé Palisades Folk Dancers: Twice a month on Sundays, 3pm, Church of the Atonement, Engle St. & Highland Ave., Tenafly. Philly Family Folk Dances: Memorial Church of the Good Shepherd, 3820 The Oak Rd, East Falls, PA. 2nd Sundays, 2 4:30pm (215) Princeton Folk Dance Group: 7:30pm, Riverside School, Riverside Drive, Princeton. Tuesdays (except school closings) (609) Princeton Folk Dancers: 8pm Fridays, Susan Patterson Center, Stockton St.and Monument Dr. (behind Borough Hall), Princeton, Princeton Country Dancers: Suzanne Patterson Center, Borough Hall, Princeton, Wed. (and some Saturdays) 8pm, beginners 7:40. Pickup band musicians welcome. Usually $6. (609) or (609) , Band info only: (609) or performerlisting at Community Dance, PCD English Country Dance series: Second Saturday of the month, 8pm; intro/basics at 7:30. $10 ($5 seniors & students). Info: (908) Scandinavian Folk Dancing: Bound Brook. Alt. Thursdays, See for info. Swingin Tern: 10/1: Don Flaherty, Fingerplay; 10/15: Bev Bernbaum, Montage Valley Contra Dance Society: 7pm, 2nd and 4th Saturdays, UU Church of The Lehigh Valley, 424 Center Street, Bethlehem, PA. $9/$5 students. org, (610) ; October 1: Don Flaherty, Fingerplay Lisa Bueno fiddle; Helen White flute; Jonathan Brandt piano Contras Flaherty s fabled fluid figures and Fingerplay s feisty fiddling and ferocious fortissimos facilitate fabulous, flirtatious, festive frivolity fomenting fancy footwork for faithful, fortunate, fanatical followers. October 15: Bev Bernbaum, Montage Jane Knoeck accordion, piano; Rachel Bell accordion, flute; Tom Santarsiero guitar, mandolin, banjo Contras Bev brings a bevy of balances as Montage makes a mélange of music producing a potpourri of petronellas, an assortment of allemandes, a conglomerate of chains, a diversity of do-si-does, a hodgepodge of heys, a smörgåsbord of sashays and a tessellation of twirls. Nov. 5: Harvest Hoot w/ Bob Isaacs & Brooklyn Swing Ensemble; Nov. 19: Hog Wild, caller TBA Non-dancing children must be supervised at all times. Contra and Square Dancing to Live Music. All dances taught. No partner necessary. Beginner s workshop, 7:30pm; dance at 8pm. $10, $5 with student I.D. Soft soles only. First Presbyterian Church of East Hanover Parish House 14 Hanover Road, East Hanover, NJ From I-287 northbound or southbound: Exit 39, travel East on Route 10 for approx. 3.5 miles. Exit by the Ford dealership ( To River Road/ Okner Pkway ) onto Mount Pleasant Ave. Tight at the second light onto Hanover Rd. then immediate left into the parking lot of the Parish House. From I-78: Exit 48 (Route 24 West) to Exit 2B, Route 510 East/Florham Park. Go 1.9 miles and turn left onto Hanover Rd. Turn right into the parking lot of the Parish House just before the road ends at Mount Pleasant Ave. Additional directions are on our website. (973) TERN ON THE NET! find us at Presented by the Folk Project 14 More on dancing at the Country Dance and Song Society 15

9 Box 41 Mendham, NJ Newsletter submissions: Liz Pagan 32 Williamson Ave., Bloomfield NJ 07003; deadline is the 15th Membership, corrections/changes: Rick Thomas 12 Upper Warren Way, Warren, NJ (908) Folk Project Officers: President: Ed Roffman Vice President: Elizabeth Lachowicz Secretary: Chris Riemer Treasurer: Rachel Streich Trustees: Trustees thru 2011: Lois DeRitter, Jim Gartner, Ellen Schwarz Trustees thru 2012: Bob McNally, Nancy Dugan, Gloria Friedman Trustees thru 2013: Allan Kugel, Ed Roffman, Bobbie Rosengarten