Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: February 6, 2016

 

Folklore Society Mid-Winter Festival, Silver Spring, MD

 

 

Silver Spring, Maryland, January 25, 2016 - The Folklore Society of Greater Washington, DC (FSGW) will hold their Mid-Winter Festival Silver Spring, MD on February 6 from 12 noon to 10:30 pm at the Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD.
 
The annual celebration includes Chanteys and shape note singing, doo wop and duets, English dance and Irish laments, banjos and bodhrans and ballads. Dance all day, or try some of the 40 plus workshops and concerts at seven different venues throughout the school (plus unscheduled hallway shenanigans, usually involving Morris dancers, bells, sticks and hankies).
 
The daytime program includes a wide variety of music including acoustic blues and swing; bluegrass, traditional, maritime, gospel and European songs.  Also enjoy dancing, including waltz, clogging workshops, Cajun and storytellers. 

In the evening, enjoy two simultaneous programs –contra and square dancing with the fabulous Frog Hammer and caller Janine Smith, plus an exciting concert sampling lots of genres including powerful Irish music and American song legacies.
 
Ticket prices:

Day plus evening (noon to 10:30 pm): FSGW Member: Adult $15, Child (6-12) $8, Family Maximum $45; General Public: Adult $20, Child (6-12) $10, Family Max $55.
 
Day (noon to 6 ONLY) or Evening (6 to 10:30 ONLY):
FSGW Member: Adult $10, Child (6-12) $5, Family Maximum $25; General Public: Adult $15, Child (6-12) $7, Family Max $40 

 

Full Event Information: http://fsgw.org/myorgnet/public.php?Org=&EventID=4855

 


 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: April Blum

Email: minifestmessages@aol.com  

Phone: 301-422-0292

Media Visits: Please inquire

 

Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Silver Spring, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910

Web: www.fsgw.org

 

 Calendar Listing

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: FSGW Mini-Fest

Event Date: February 6, 2016

Event Time: 12 noon to 10:30 pm

Event Location: 7611 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD

Admission: Day plus evening (noon to 10:30 pm): FSGW Member: Adult $15, Child (6-12) $8, Family Maximum $45; General Public: Adult $20, Child (6-12) $10, Family Max $55. Day (noon to 6 ONLY) or Evening (6 to 10:30 ONLY): FSGW Member: Adult $10, Child (6-12) $5, Family Maximum $25; General Public: Adult $15, Child (6-12) $7, Family Max $40 

Full Event Information: http://fsgw.org/myorgnet/public.php?Org=&EventID=4855

Contact: April Blum, ingridgorman@gmail.com, (301) 351-2451

Description: The Folklore Society of Greater Washington, DC (FSGW) will hold their Mid-Winter Festival Silver Spring, MD on February 6 from 12 noon to 10:30 pm at the Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD. The annual celebration includes Chanteys and shape note singing, doo wop and duets, English dance and Irish laments, banjos and bodhrans and ballads. Dance all day, or try some of the 40 plus workshops and concerts at seven different venues throughout the school (plus unscheduled hallway shenanigans, usually involving Morris dancers, bells, sticks and hankies).

 


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