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Contradance

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Water Mill Contradance

Alexandra Deis Lauby with Cakejam

Saturday, January 5th

Introductory lesson at 7:45, dancing from 8 - 10:30

At the Water Mill Community House

Contra Dance

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Smithtown Contradance

Bob Isaacs with Wild Thistle

Friday, January 11th

Introductory lesson
at 6:45, dancing begins at 7:00

At the Brush Barn
211 Middle Country Road
Smithtown NY 11787

House Sing News

The next regularly scheduled Sing is Saturday January 12th

Try to arrive Saturday about 3:30 ish. Potluck supper will be ready at 6:30 ish. Remember to bring a dish to share that will feed six people. And your voices, instruments, good humor and all those other things that a LITMA event is noted for....

Concert

Passing Through Concerts Presents
Folksinger / Songwriter / Storyteller

DAVID MASSENGILL

Sunday, January 13, 2019, at 4:00 pm

Concert will be held in a private home in East Setauket, Long Island, New York.

Drinks & snacks provided.

Contribution $20.00 to artist. (FMSNY / LITMA members $15.00) To reserve your seat (limited space) Call 516-492-5116 or emailpassingthroughconcerts@gmail.com.

Songwriter, storyteller and miniature picture-book maker David Massengill "emigrated" from Tennessee to the Greenwich Village folk scene in 1976 with an Appalachian lap dulcimer and the first handful of songs that would in time become enough music to fill six CDs and eleven “bootleg” recordings – including self-penned tender love songs and tragic mountain ballads (“On the Road to Fairfax County,” “Rider On an Orphan Train”), and iconic political narratives (“My Name Joe,” “Number One in America”). He also scored one of provocative English film director Ken Russell’s last unreleased films.

Performing on dulcimer or guitar, punctuating his songs with stories and humor, Massengill can move you to laughter one minute and tears the next. His songs have been recorded by Joan Baez, David Bromberg, Chad Mitchell, The Roches, Lucy Kaplansky, Tom Russell, Nanci Griffith and his mentor, Dave Van Ronk (who said “[Massengill] takes the dull out of dulcimer!”), and praised by award-winning composer Paul Williams (“David Massengill’s music is a rare combination of heart, theatrics, innocence and edge.”), folk legend Tom Paxton, and recently, the New York Times.

You can hear his “Great American Dream,” featuring Baez and others on1985’s PBS tribute to Gerde’s Folk City owner Mike Porco (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwQaEVUpBtQ), and learn more about Massengill’s music from his website, www.davidmassengill.com.

Join us and warm up the season with David Massengill’s music and hot spiced drinks!

Co-sponsored by LITMA (Long Island Traditional Music Association (www.litma.org) and the Folk Music Society of New York, Inc. (www.folkmusicny.org)

Family Dance

7 - 9 PM Saturday, January 19th

At Westbury Friends
550 Post Ave
Westbury NY 11590

Contradance

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Water Mill Contradance

Chart Guthrie with the Huntingtones

Saturday, February 2nd

Introductory lesson at 7:45, dancing from 8 - 10:30

At the Water Mill Community House

Contra Dance

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Smithtown Contradance

Chart Guthrie with The LITMA Orchestra

Friday, February 8th

Introductory lesson
at 6:45, dancing begins at 7:00

At the Brush Barn
211 Middle Country Road
Smithtown NY 11787

English County Dance

St Patrick's Day Dance

Jane Austin Era ECD

Dorothy Cummings calling - Band to be announced

2 - 5 PM Sunday, March 17th

At the Brush Barn
211 Middle Country Road
Smithtown NY 11787

Tea at the break

See the full LITMA event schedule

House Sing News

Recorded at the November House Sing, at Westbury Friends