In May, Golden Link finishes our 45th year of existence – just for Tuesday evening sing-arounds that’s about 5,400 hours of music, roughly 81,000 songs. Quite remarkable!
Responses to a recent survey repeatedly mentioned two things about the club that have played a role in its longevity: music and community.
Over the years the music has evolved. We still sing the old folk songs, but also bring in other songs, including some that members have written. We accept most any kind of acoustic music, while remaining centered on folk.
What delights me is to see the progress of members – confidence increases, instrumental chops advance, vocal skills develop. Most of us will not become performers, but music unites us, whether we’re listening to a concert, participating in workshops, or singing on a Tuesday.
For more information about upcoming concerts, sing-arounds, and workshops, see other pages on the Golden Link website.
Vern Lindberg (pictured above) is President of the Golden Link Folk Singing Society, which was founded in 1971 to present, promote, and preserve folk music in the Rochester area.