Join us for our February Contra Dance !!!20

Join us for our next contra dance on…

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling on

February 20

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers. Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Cattywampus
Caller: Susan Davis

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.
Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00; ages 11-17- $4.00;
UNDER 11: no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…
No partner needed; All dances are taught; Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Raise the Folk: An Intimate Evening of Folk Music at the Garden – 1/28/16

Raise The Folk!

Please join us for an evening of folk music supporting the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society. Funds raised will be used to promote traditional and contemporary folk music, dance and art in northeast Georgia.

Featuring
Claire Campbell • Caroline Aiken
Art Rosenbaum, Russ and Phil Tanner
Robb Holmes, MC

Thursday, January 28, 2016
7:30 – 10pm (doors open at 7pm)
State Botanical Garden of Georgia Day Chapel
Light Refreshments • Silent Auction
Tickets: $15
Advance Tickets Available via EventBrite

More info:
web: www.athensfolk.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/939754299441067/
email: tombob.d41@gmail.com

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January Contra Dance

Join us for our next contra dance on…

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling on

January 16

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers.  Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Briar Vista Social Club
CallerStuart Whipple

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.
Admission for dance: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;  
UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…
No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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AFMDS Email List

We are trying to put together an email list to improve communication with people who would like to stay informed about the activities of the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society.  These activities include dances, concerts, the North Georgia Folk Festival, the Hoot and occasional other special events.  The list will not be used for any other purposes and will never be shared with any other group.
If you are interested in being a part of this, please click on the link below and fill in the simple form.
Thank you very much!
Tommy Jordan
Secretary, AFMDS
Andrew Lentini
President, AFMDS
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Raise the Folk: An Intimate Evening of Folk Music at the Garden – 1/28/2016

Raise The Folk!

Please join us for an evening of folk music supporting the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society. Funds raised will be used to promote traditional and contemporary folk music, dance and art in northeast Georgia.

Featuring
Claire Campbell • Caroline Aiken
Art Rosenbaum, Russ and Phil Tanner
Robb Holmes, MC

Thursday, January 28, 2016
7:30 – 10pm (doors open at 7pm)
State Botanical Garden of Georgia Day Chapel
Light Refreshments • Silent Auction
Tickets: $15
Advance Tickets Available via EventBrite

More info:
web: www.athensfolk.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/939754299441067/
email: tombob.d41@gmail.com

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December Contra Dance

Contra Dance

Presented by the Athens Folk Music & Dance Society with live music and calling on Saturday  Dec. 19

Orientation session from 7:45 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers.  Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Contra Force,   a popular band from Charleston. Get there early before the dance hall fills up!

CallerEmily Abel

Memorial Park Administrative Building- 293 Gran Ellen Dr., Athens, GA.

Admission for this dance: Adults 18 & over -$10.00;  ages 11-17- $5.00;   

UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

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Christmas Hoot!

IT’S A TRADITION!!   ‘Tis the season when we gather and lift our voices together!! Christmas is the one time of the year where all people of all walks of life (and musical abilities) come together and sing! It’s a seasonal phenomenon, filled with the traditions of MUSIC!!

Please come join us on Monday, Dec 14, 2015 at 8:00pm for the AFMDS annual Christmas Hoot featuring Christmas Carol Sing A Long w/ Tommy Jordan! Tommy passes out the words and takes requests as YOU get to pick the songs and sing along. One of our favorite shows of the year!! At our favorite pub, Yee Ole Little Kings!

Opening our Christmas Hoot at 8:00 will be The Solstice Sisters and following them will be Klezmer Local 42. Then Tommy Jordan and Dick Daniels will lead us in our Christmas Caroling Sing A Long starting at 9:00! Be sure to come early!

See you there!
Tommy and Susan
and Dick and Maggie and Christine and Mike
and Dan and Bud and Bill and Adam and the rest of the Klezmer folks
Sponsored by the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society.
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Join us for our November contra dance !!!

Next Dance: Saturday November 21

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM, Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers
Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Purple House Amblers

Caller: Robbin Marcus

Admission: Adults 18 & over -$8.00; ages 11-17- $4.00;

UNDER 11: no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…

No partner needed; All dances are taught; Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Join us for our October 17 Contra Dance !

Next Dance: Saturday October 17

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM, Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Briar Vista Social Club

Caller: Deanna Palumbo

Admission: Adults 18 & over -$8.00; ages 11-17- $4.00;

UNDER 11: no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…

No partner needed; All dances are taught; Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Pre-Festival Concert at The World Famous – Monday October 5.

Join us on Monday, Oct 5 at the World Famous on Hull St, downtown Athens, for a pre-Festival concert!

The line up will be Blanks&Postage, Cortez Garza and MrJordanMrTonks, plus some special invited guests.  Suggested donation is $3 at the door.  Music starts at 8:30 sharp!

Tommy Jordan and William Tonks

Tommy Jordan and William Tonks

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