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Some Online Concerts; Play, Dance, and/or Sing alongs; Workshops; Radio from around the World; Museums; and Courses :

Times are EDT (UTC-4)

This page's URL: https://groups.io/g/RJDF/wiki/Online_Sessions_etc   OR   https://bit.ly/Shut_In 

 

All are free (or at least in part) - Donations appreciated

Individual events listed first by date, reoccurring events listed further down, by start time and then day of week (MO-SU)

Some are also archived

 

Some events do not post their exact live link until show time, or it is not always immediately obvious where it is.

(past versions of this list with prior events can be found by clicking on "revisions" in upper right corner)

Suggested additions, revisions, corrections, etc welcome: <RJDF+owner@groups.io>

Updated: 2020-05-28 11:05pm EDT (UTC-4)

 

LIVE ONLINE EVENTS, 

Concerts, Play, Dance, and/or Sing alongs:

Consider making a donation to the artists

Some are also archived

 

MO-FR 5/25-29 on the hour beginning at 9am

Doc Watson Week

hourly performances by 60+ Artists in his memory

(13 on MO-TH, 11 on FR plus Doc's Final 2012 Performance

   Lineups in the FB Event's Discussion Posts)

https://www.facebook.com/MerleFest/

https://www.facebook.com/events/3110867882296935/

 

TH 5/28 10pm-Midnight (7-9pm PDT)

Lake City Virtual Contra Dances

(Dancing 10:30-11:30pm)

with Audrey Knuth & Ben Jaber (CA Bay Area) & caller Isaac Banner

hosted by Seattle Dance

http://seattledance.org/contra/lakecity

Zoom meeting ID and password posted on Sunday before each Dance

 

FR-SA 5/29-30 9am-10:30pm

Virtual Banjo-Fiddle Frolic!

https://www.facebook.com/events/548912455824547

http://www.banjofiddlefrolic.com

10 old time music workshops each day, start hourly 9am-6pm

Workshops and jams (register and pay for Zoom links)

7:15pm Concerts on Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/banjofiddlefrolic/live

 

FR 5/29 10:30-11:45am ⋅(12:30-1:45pm MDT)

International On Line Jam Session

hosted by Nerea The Fiddler

https://www.facebook.com/crazyfiddlelady/

 

FR 5/29 6pm

Online Open Mic

hosted by Southcoast Lessons

https://www.southcoastlessons.com

https://www.southcoastlessons.com/events

Uses Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82329917786

 

FR 5/29 6pm

Maine Fiddle Camp's Maestro e-Bistro

Ellen Gawler, Gordon Peery, Susie Burke and Dave Surette, 

AND a SSFG (Special Surprise Food Guest)

hosted by Maine Fiddle Camp (MFC) (not just for fiddles)

https://www.mainefiddlecamp.org

https://www.mainefiddlecamp.org/maestro-e-bistro-friday-may-29-2020-600pm/

https://www.youtube.com/user/MaineFiddleCamp

https://www.facebook.com/groups/149361975560/

 

FR 5/29 7:00 pm

The Friday Night Jamboree: Home Edition!

featuring Martha Spencer & Billy C. Hurt Jr.

https://www.floydcountrystore.com/event/friday-night-jamboree-livestream-2020-05-29

hosted by The Floyd Country Store!

https://www.floydcountrystore.com

https://www.facebook.com/floydcountrystore/

 

FR 5/29 8-9:15pm

Waltz at Home w/Becky & Keith to Benefit the Guiding Star Grange

hosted by Becky Tracy and Keith Murphy and The Friends of Greenfield Dance, 

https://blackislemusic.com

http://www.friendsofgreenfielddance.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/288969352118267

 

FR 5/29 8pm

Old Time Concert

Ken & Brad Kolodner Trio (with Alex Lacquement)

Fiddle, Banjo, and Guitar 

(They likely will also play Fiddles, Banjo, Guitar, Upright Bass, and perhaps Hammered Dulcimer)

https://www.facebook.com/kenandbrad

https://www.facebook.com/events/288756452150378

https://www.youtube.com/user/bradleydg5/featured

 

SA 5/30 10:30am

Alden Robinson Fiddle Workshop

Mrs. Galvin’s jig (Irish)

hosted by Maine Fiddle Camp (MFC) (not just for fiddles)

https://www.mainefiddlecamp.org

Register for Zoom link:

https://www.mainefiddlecamp.org/alden-robinson-fiddle-workshop-may-30-2020-1030am/

 

SA 5/30 2-4pm 

Israeli Dance Workshop 

with Erica Goldman

http://www.facone.org/programs/online-dance-workshop-live-music.html

hosted by the Folk Arts Center of New England

http://www.facone.org

$10 suggested donation

Uses Zoom

 

SA 5/30 3-4pm (Noon-1pm PDT)

Techno Contra

with Vic Smith on beats & Rhodri Davies calling dances

https://www.facebook.com/pg/BeardedDragonsMusic

https://www.facebook.com/RhodriDaviesCaller

hosted by Claire Takemori- Dance Caller

https://www.facebook.com/ClaireTakemoriDanceCaller

https://www.facebook.com/events/545728099360563

 

SU 5/31 2-4pm 

Israeli Dance Workshop 

with Erica Goldman

(repeated due to Saturday Holiday conflict)

http://www.facone.org/programs/online-dance-workshop-live-music.html

hosted by the Folk Arts Center of New England

http://www.facone.org

$10 suggested donation

Uses Zoom

 

SU 5/31 7-8pm (4-5pm PDT)

Daniel Steinberg's Dance Tunes

https://HillbilliesFromMars.com/steinberg.html

hosted by Claire Takemori- Dance Caller

https://www.facebook.com/ClaireTakemoriDanceCaller

https://www.facebook.com/events/1169006003465643

 

SU 5/31 8pm

Fiddle Hell Jam Hour (not just for fiddles)

Kevin Burke (fiddle)

Irish traditional tunes 

presented and archived by Fiddle Hell

https://www.fiddlehell.org

Live Stream URL when it happens will be on:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fiddlehellmassachusetts

https://www.facebook.com/events/847416245758300/

 

WE 6/3 5pm

Fiddle Hell Jam Hour (not just for fiddles)

Laura Orshaw & Tony Watt

Bluegrass tunes and songs

(fiddle, vocals) and (guitar, mandolin, vocals)

https://www.lauraorshaw.com

https://tonywattbluegrass.com

https://www.fiddlehell.org

Live Stream URL when it happens will be on:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fiddlehellmassachusetts

 

WE 6/3 & 17 7-9pm

Scottish / Cape Breton Session

Led by Katie McNally and Neil Pearlman

hosted by the Boston Scottish Fiddle Club

https://www.bsfc.org

https://www.facebook.com/groups/www.bsfc.org

 

TH 6/4 10pm-Midnight (7-9pm PDT)

Lake City Virtual Contra Dances

(Dancing 10:30-11:30pm)

with Countercurrent (Alex Sturbaum & Brian Lindsay), & caller Susan Michaels

hosted by Seattle Dance

http://seattledance.org/contra/lakecity

Zoom meeting ID and password posted on Sunday before each Dance

 

SA 6/6 2-4pm 

Armenian Dance Workshop 

with Susan and Gary Lind-Sinanian

http://www.facone.org/programs/online-dance-workshop-live-music.html

hosted by the Folk Arts Center of New England

http://www.facone.org

$10 suggested donation

Uses Zoom

 

SU 6/7 8pm

Fiddle Hell Jam Hour (not just for fiddles)

Darol Anger (fiddle)

fiddle tunes

https://darolanger.com

presented and archived by Fiddle Hell

https://www.fiddlehell.org

Live Stream URL when it happens will be on:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fiddlehellmassachusetts

 

TU 6/9 7-8:30pm (alternate Tuesdays - July 2020)

Baltimore Old Time Slow Jam

hosted by Ken Kolodner, Alex Lacquement, and Brad Kolodner

(fiddle), (guitar), and (banjo)

https://www.kenandbrad.com/old-time-jam.html

https://www.facebook.com/groups/445722452176784

 

WE 6/10 5pm

Fiddle Hell Jam Hour (not just for fiddles)

Eric Eid-Reiner & Autumn Rose Lester

New England, Irish

(piano) and (fiddle)

https://www.autumnroselesterdesign.com/about

https://www.fiddlehell.org/staff/item/eric-eid-reiner

presented and archived by Fiddle Hell

https://www.fiddlehell.org

Live Stream URL when it happens will be on:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fiddlehellmassachusetts

 

TH 6/11 10pm-Midnight (7-9pm PDT)

Lake City Virtual Contra Dances

(Dancing 10:30-11:30pm)

with Sande Gillette & Alan Roberts, & caller Claire Takemori (CA)

hosted by Seattle Dance

http://seattledance.org/contra/lakecity

Zoom meeting ID and password posted on Sunday before each Dance

 

SA 6/13 2-4pm 

International Dance Workshops Review 

with all the teachers from previous workshops

http://www.facone.org/programs/online-dance-workshop-live-music.html

hosted by the Folk Arts Center of New England

http://www.facone.org

$10 suggested donation

Uses Zoom

 

SU 6/14 8pm

Fiddle Hell Jam Hour (not just for fiddles)

Paul Harty

bluegrass, oldtime, Hank Williams & other songs

(guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, vocals)

https://fiddlehell.org/staff-2018/item/paul-harty

presented and archived by Fiddle Hell

https://www.fiddlehell.org

Live Stream URL when it happens will be on:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fiddlehellmassachusetts

 

WE 6/17 5pm

Fiddle Hell Jam Hour (not just for fiddles)

Pascal Gemme and Marie-Soleil Pilette

for Québécois tunes & songs

(fiddle, feet) and (piano)

presented and archived by Fiddle Hell

https://www.fiddlehell.org

Live Stream URL when it happens will be on:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fiddlehellmassachusetts

 

WE 6/17 7-9pm

Scottish / Cape Breton Session

Led by Katie McNally and Neil Pearlman

hosted by the Boston Scottish Fiddle Club

https://www.bsfc.org

https://www.facebook.com/groups/www.bsfc.org

 

FR-SU 6/19-21

Virtual Maine Fiddle Camp

https://www.mainefiddlecamp.org/virtual-mfc/

 

SU 6/21 8pm

Fiddle Hell Jam Hour (not just for fiddles)

Bruce Molsky (fiddle, banjo, vocals)

Old Time tunes & songs

https://www.brucemolsky.com

presented and archived by Fiddle Hell

https://www.fiddlehell.org

Live Stream URL when it happens will be on:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fiddlehellmassachusetts

 

 

REOCCURRING, sorted by start time, then day of week (MO-SU):

 

Sundays 10am

Sunday Morning Live Coffee Music Sessions

Gene Bourque (guitar)

hosted (and archived) by Cape Cod Acoustics

https://www.capecodacoustics.com

https://www.facebook.com/capecodacoustics/

 

Daily 11am (and archived)

New England Aquarium Virtual Visits

presented by the New England Aquarium

https://www.neaq.org

https://www.neaq.org/visit/at-home-events-and-activities/

webcams: https://www.neaq.org/visit/at-home-events-and-activities/webcams/

https://www.facebook.com/NewEnglandAquarium

https://www.youtube.com/newenglandaquarium

 

Fridays 11am (and archived)

presentations by Gulf Specimen Marine Lab, Panacea FL

https://gulfspecimen.org

https://www.facebook.com/GulfSpecimenAquarium/

 

Daily Noon

Daily Antidotes of Song

hosted by Washington [DC] Revels & Carpe Diem Arts

http://revelsdc.org/2020/daily-song/

https://www.facebook.com/revelsdc/live

 

Wednesdays and Fridays 1pm

English Country Dance on Zoom

"Easy English Country Dance" taught and called for virtual dancing  

Email Marcia for an invitation: alex (dot) shevits (at) gmail (dot) com

hosted by Country Dance & Song Society (CDSS)

https://www.cdss.org

 

Sundays 1pm

Raleigh NC Irish Sessioners

https://www.facebook.com/groups/242200056178862/

https://zoom.us/j/354824298  password: 0317

Uses Zoom

 

Saturdays 2pm (through 6/27)

Virtual Guided (Slow) Session (Irish)

Shannon and Matt Heaton

https://www.facebook.com/MattandShannonHeaton

(YouTube link posted at session's start)

playing favorites from their Guided Celtic Session playlist

https://shannonheatonmusic.com/monthly-guided-session-at-the-armory/

archived: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Virtual+Guided+%28Slow%29+Session

 

Sundays 2pm

English Country Dance on Zoom

"Easy English Country Dance" taught and called for virtual dancing  

Email Marcia for an invitation: alex (dot) shevits (at) gmail (dot) com

hosted by Country Dance & Song Society (CDSS)

https://www.cdss.org

 

Fridays 2:30pm (10:30am MDT) (through 6/6)

International On Line Jam Session

with Nerea The Fiddler

https://www.facebook.com/crazyfiddlelady/

 

Tuesdays 3-5:30pm EDT (8pm UK)

UK Old Time Jam

with Su Mo and Jules Bushell

(fiddle, banjo) and (guitar)

https://foaotmad.weebly.com/news

https://www.facebook.com/sumo55music/

https://www.youtube.com/user/sumo55sumo/live (live and archived)

Uses Zoom (to participitate)

 

Sundays 3-5pm EDT (8pm UK)

UK Old Time Slow Jam

hwith Su Mo and Jules Bushell

(fiddle, banjo) and (guitar)

https://foaotmad.weebly.com/news

https://www.facebook.com/sumo55music/

https://www.youtube.com/user/sumo55sumo/live (live and archived)

Uses Zoom (to participitate)

 

Wednesdays 5pm

Fiddle Hell Jam Hour (not just for fiddles)

(previous sessions are archived)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fiddlehellmassachusetts

https://www.fiddlehell.org

Tip Jar: https://fiddlehell.org/online

 

Saturdays 5-7pm

Virtual Behan Session

(usually at the Brendan Behan Pub, Jamaica Plain MA)

led by Cara Frankowicz and friends

Find URL each week:

https://www.facebook.com/carafiddle

 

Mondays 6pm (5pm CDT)

Mondays with Mr Morley

Play Along Irish & Old Time Session

Tom Morley (fiddle)

https://www.facebook.com/tmorley

 

Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm

Sing (and Play) a Long

https://www.facebook.com/I-Like-Ukuleles-181886538531352/

with the Cape Cod Ukulele Club

http://www.capecodukeclub.com

 

Fridays 6:30pm

Toronto English Country Dance Assembly Zoom Dance

1/2 hour greet, chat, and walk through

7-9pm Dance

hosted by the Toronto English Country Dance Assembly

http://tecda.ca

email info@tecda.ca for link each week

Uses Zoom

 

Tuesdays 7-9pm

Sean and Caroline Brennan perform and host guests

https://www.facebook.com/solidaritysessions/

https://www.facebook.com/seanpatrickbrennan

https://www.carolinebrennanmusic.com

 

alternate Tuesdays 7-9pm (next: 6/9. through July 2020)

Baltimore Old Time Slow Jam

hosted by Ken Kolodner, Alex Lacquement, and Brad Kolodner

(fiddle), (guitar), and (banjo)

https://www.kenandbrad.com/old-time-jam.html

https://www.facebook.com/groups/445722452176784

 

Wednesdays 7pm 

Dunne's Virtual Sessions (through 6/4)

Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes and slides

with Brian Conway and Jerry Ó Sullivan

https://www.facebook.com/events/685058095550550/

http://www.brianconway.com

https://www.facebook.com/BrianConwayMusic/

Facebook Live

 

Thursdays 7:30pm

Thursday Night Old-Time Jam

with Rachel Eddy and Emily Hammond

https://www.facebook.com/groups/246092236822958

 

alternate Mondays 7:45-9pm (except 6/1)

Online Scottish Dance Music

hosted by Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Boston Branch (RSCDS Boston)

http://www.rscdsboston.org

http://rscdsboston.org/event-calendar.html

email for Zoom link: cambridgeclass@rscdsboston.org

Uses Zoom

 

Mondays 8pm

Mary O’s Virtual Sessions (Irish)

NYC East Village Pub (former sessions archived)

Caitlin Warbelow and Chris Ranney host various guest leaders

https://tune.supply/virtual-session

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7ZhH9X_y7SK6jiC3tTKJHw/

 

Wednesdays 8pm 

Nils Reads Stuff Out Loud

Bedtime stories, poems, bbq sauce ingredients, personal letters, song lyrics...anything

https://www.facebook.com/pg/nilsreadsstuffoutloud/

 

Thursdays 8pm

Virtual Bluegrass Jam

led by Matt Flinner (mandolin)

https://www.mattflinner.com

https://www.facebook.com/mattflinnermandolin

 

Thursdays 8pm

Mary O’s Virtual Sessions (Irish)

NYC East Village Pub (former sessions archived)

Caitlin Warbelow and Chris Ranney host various guest leaders

https://tune.supply/virtual-session

 

Sundays 8pm

Fiddle Hell Jam Hour (not just for fiddles)

(previous sessions are archived)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fiddlehellmassachusetts

https://www.fiddlehell.org

Tip Jar: https://fiddlehell.org/online

 

Daily 8:30pm (5:30pm Seattle WA)

Quarantine Happy Hour

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1106385289724371/

 

Tuesdays 9pm

5 Things: an English Country Dance web talk series

Facebook Live and Zoom

http://www.historicalteaanddance.org

https://www.facebook.com/HistoricalTeaAndDanceSociety/

 

Sundays 9pm (6pm PDT) (through 5/31)

Sunday Salon every Sunday till we're Set Free

with Evie Ladin & Keith Terry

https://evieladin.com/evie-ladin-keith-terry-duo/

neo-trad kinetic roots duo will play, sing, and dance.

https://www.facebook.com/EvieLadin

 

Thursdays 10-11pm (7pm Oregon) 

Tony Furtado & Stephanie Schneiderman 

https://www.facebook.com/events/149701759602775

https://www.facebook.com/TonyFurtadoMusic

 

Old Time Open Jams 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/390588871395459/

Check out the Jam Map

https://www.facebook.com/groups/390588871395459/announcements/

 

Fiddle Tune Video Library

tunes and live performance by various musicians

https://www.facebook.com/groups/179483679364853/

 

Irish Pub Music

Traditional Irish Music Session

(60+ sets of tunes to play along with)

hosted by Online Academy of Irish Music

https://www.oaim.ie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JouNUWkux80

 

Quarantunes

tunes shared by various musicians

https://www.facebook.com/groups/165807867745284/

 

QuaranTunes

tunes and live performance by various musicians

https://www.facebook.com/groups/535090926999604/

 

Hillary Klug

Fiddle videos

https://youtu.be/ngGdEC4bsx4

https://youtu.be/cSSs4KUCEDE

 

How to Change YouTube Playback Speed (not during Live events)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7jFS7NXS14

 

Zoom (free):  https://zoom.us

Zoom tips:   https://www.fiddle-online.com/zoom.html

 

 

TUNE LINKS:

1000s of traditional tunes

https://www.facebook.com/groups/oldtimemusicinnewengland/permalink/2835804583141117/

 

Fiddle Tunes and Coffee 

with Louise Steinway and Isaac Callender

400+ plus tunes

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL98q5dU-52QdtmEtEBhTUHa_luQieA5f2

 

 

RADIO, on air and online (sorted by start time, then day of week):

Radio Stations around the world:

http://radio.garden

 

24/7

BluegrassCountry

Bluegrass with Classic Country, Old Time, Newgrass, Americana, Folk, Blues, Gospel, Field Recordings, etc

https://bluegrasscountry.org

also some dedicated shows, e.g. "Old Time Jam", "The Thistle and Shamrock", "Grateful Dead Hour"

https://bluegrasscountry.org/shows/

 

24/7

Country Dance Music Radio

featuring contra, English, and related community dance music

https://contracorner.com/radio

 

Saturdays 9am - 1pm

Hillbilly @ Harvard  

plays Bluegrass and traditional Country music and has since 1948

(sometimes ends a little earlier) 

http://whrb.org or 95.3 FM in the Greater Boston area

https://www.whrb.org/departments/hillbilly-at-harvard

https://hillbillyatharvard.wordpress.com

 

Sundays Noon-2pm (5pm UK) (archived)

"Take the Floor"

Traditional Scottish music and song

hosted by Gary Innes on BBC Radio Scotland

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07y72yv

 

Saturdays 2-4pm (7pm UK) (archived)

"Take the Floor"

Traditional Scottish music and song

hosted by Gary Innes on BBC Radio Scotland

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07y72yv

 

Mondays 5-8pm

The Fiddle & The Harp

Celtic/World Music

with Dinah Mellin, Denya LeVine, April Baxter, or Mark O'Leary

WOMR/WFMR 92.1/91.3 FM or https://womr.org (live or often archived) or

Radio Free America https://womr.org/listen/radio-free-america/

https://womr.org/podcast_category/the-fiddle-and-the-harp/

https://www.facebook.com/FiddleandHarp

 

Wednesdays 5-8pm

Bradford Street Bluegrass

usually with John Nelson or Jim Rohrer 

WOMR/WFMR 92.1/91.3 FM or https://womr.org or often archived on

Radio Free America https://womr.org/listen/radio-free-america/

 

Sundays 6-9pm

PineCone Bluegrass Radio Show (Raleigh NC)

https://pinecone.org/content/about-radio-show

in eastern NC: https://www.947qdr.com or on air 94.7 FM

outside eastern NC only on the WQDR app: 

https://www.947qdr.com/mobile-apps/

 

Saturdays 9pm-Midnight

Dixie Bee Line 

http://wumb.org or 91.9 FM, 91.7 FM, 91.5 FM (depending on where you are in Eastern MA), & 88.7 FM Milford NH

Jon Gersh plays vintage Hillbilly, Rockabilly, Country, Honky-Tonk, Bluegrass, Old Time, Cajun, and such

http://www.wumb.org/programs/announcers.php?AnnouncerID=11

 

PODCASTS:

Irish Music Stories Podcast

with Shannon Heaton

https://shannonheatonmusic.com

https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/irishmusicstories

 

Trip to the Cottage

Traditional Irish Music, usually with host Danny O’Mahony on Radio Kerry

https://www.radiokerry.ie/podcast/trip-to-the-cottage/

 

Music for the Mountain

Jon 'Chip' Concord's Bluegrass and Old Time online radio station

http://www.musicforthemountain.com/

 

 

ONLINE MUSUEUMS:

12 Famous Museums' Virtual Tours

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

 

Paris Museums Put 100,000 Images Online for Unrestricted Public Use

https://kottke.org/20/01/paris-museums-put-100000-images-online-for-unrestricted-public-use

 

 

FREE COLLEGE COURSES:

450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free

Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.

https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/