The following organizations publish monthly or seasonal newsletters, and are listed in the Music Organizations section (pages 10-13):
Black Crow Network, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, Dulcimer Association of Albany, La Federation Franco-Americane du New York, New York Folklore Society, Pick'n & Sing'n Gather'n, Inc.
Contact: Don Wilcock, Northeast Blues Society
PO Box 2336
Scotia, NY 12302
Phone: (518) 347-1751
Fax: (518) 374-2585
Official monthly publication of the Northeast Blues Society.
Dance Gypsy (on-line
Contact: Greg Scagg
2518 Sunset Lake Rd.
Dummerston, VT 05301
Phone: (802) 257-4478
Formerly a paper-based newsletter
describing folk and traditional dance events in New England, The Dance
Gypsy now provides a complete on-line directory to dance related information.
They have two major listings:
The Dance Schedules are a New England-centric listing of all regularly scheduled dances (including contra, Scottish, English, international, Balkan, Israeli, squares, ballroom, swing, tango and other traditional dance forms) in the Northeast. It currently lists over 500 events each month.
The Festival Planner lists as many festivals “special” events (less frequent than “monthly”) as possible. This section includes dances across the entire 50 states plus Canada. The Festival Planner now includes over 450 events annually.
969 County Route 10
Corinth, NY 12822-2909
Phone: (518) 696-2221
NY-VT-western MA bi-monthly calendar of music events formed through and distributed to area clubs, major halls and festivals and music organizations to promote folk, acoustic, bluegrass, blues, jazz, new-age, country, old-timey, Cajun/zydeco, classical, Irish, Renaissance,and baroque, music and theater, dances, storytelling, children's programs, fairs, seminars, and lessons. For calendar listings, ad rates and subscriptions, call the above number.
Contact: Ted Crane
PO Box 6886, Ithaca, NY 14851
Phone: (607) 273-8678
Folkstuff is a newletter serving the Tompkins County (Ithaca area) music, dance, and folk community. Though not currently available by mail, you can access the newsletter, including lots of back issues on the website listed above.
The Pickin' and Singin' Gatherin' Newsletter
Contact: Gail Griffith
345 Totem Lodge Rd.
Averill Park, NY 12018
Phone: (518) 674-3052
The Pickin' and Singin' Gatherin's monthly newsletter keeps members informed of Capitol District folk events and PSG monthly meetings (2nd Sundays, at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs). it also lists PSG special events, such as house concerts and workshops, and their two small, family-oriented festivals: the GottaGetGon (Memorial Day) and the Last Gasp (Labor Day). Membership is open to anyone who wants to join. (See also PSG listing under Music Organizations.)
Contact: Ellen McHale, Exec. Director
PO Box 764
Schenectady, NY 12301
Phone: (518) 346-7008
Fax: (518) 346-6617
Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore features articles, stories, interviews, reminiscences, essays, folk poetry and music, photographs and artwork from people in all parts of New York State, Voices is the Society’s membership magazine. The magazine also publishes peer-reviewed, research-based articles, written in an accessible style, on topics related to traditional art and life, including ethnic culture. Join NYFS today to receive this new membership magazine!