The Golden Link Folk Singing Society

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Guitar_and_shawl_400px.jpgNovember 13 - Winter Advisory! Instrument Care Workshop.  Dave Stutzman of Stutzman's Guitar Center is well known in the Rochester area for his many years in field of stringed instrument repair.  This crucial workshop comes just in the nick of time as winter sets in and Dave passes on his tips on how to care for your instruments and keep them safe from the damaging effects of Mother Nature.  Registration is online only, and seating is limited so sign up early to reserve your spot.   Click Here to learn more and register.

Paxton_ThumbsUp_600px.jpgNovember 17 - Tom Paxton with the DonJuans! Golden Link is proud to present this well known folk icon in November, along with the DonJuans - Don Henry & Jon Vezner.  Paxton has performed for 56 years, around the world and in a coffee house next door.  His songs have been recorded by such greats as Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Joan Baez, and Peter, Paul and Mary.  For more information about Tom and the DonJuans, and to purchase tickets, Click Here.

Taylor_12-string_headstock_600px.jpgDecember 4 - 12-String Guitar Workshop, Double the Strings, Double the Fun! - Come hang out with David Ianni and talk 12-strings for an informal evening. Bring your own instrument or try one out—Golden Link has a drawing for a guitar that happens to be a 12-string Blue Ridge VR40-12, courtesy of Stutzman‘s Guitar Center. Registration is online only, and seating is very limited.  Click Here to learn more and register.

new-verch_10330-w.jpgDecember 15 - Holiday Cheer with Newberry and Verch! Kick off the festivities this year with this eagerly awaited holiday-tour concert from Joe Newberry and April Verch.  Banjo playing Newberry, featured on A Prairie Home Companion, and the Transatlantic Session Tour, teams up with April Verch who, you'll remember from the 2016 Turtle Hill festival, is a lively fiddler, singer and step dancer.  Mixing timeless hymns, original songs, and upbeat fiddle and banjo numbers, it's a concert that's sure to lift your spirit, get your toes tapping and your voice singing! Click here to join us at this special Holiday event!

Judy_Collins_White_600.jpgAn Evening with Judy Collins! - Golden Link is proud to present a very special concert with Judy Collins at the Hochstein Performance Hall on March 9, 2019.  Don't miss this iconic folk-pop singer songwriter known for her huge hits such as "Both Sides Now" and "Send in the Clowns".  "Collins remains a singer of astonishing clarity and intuition...." says USA Today.  Click Here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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  • Dan and Maureen Kuchta
    commented 2018-09-04 22:06:25 -0400 · Flag
    Hi Ed – really sorry to hear you haven’t had a good experience at Golden Link. We try to create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere, but there are many different people at the meetings with different styles of interacting and occasionally it doesn’t work out for some people. I’m glad you’re coming to the Festival and hope you have a better time there.
  • Edward Buscemi
    commented 2018-09-04 19:01:49 -0400 · Flag
    My wife and I are planning to attend the Turtle Hill Festival and will bring our camper for the weekend. My wife was finally able to reach someone to ask if we could bring our generator. The woman that she talked to was quite rude and somewhat condescending in delivering her reply of no. We have been members in the past and have attended some of the monthly meetings. Although we met some perfectly wonderful and talented people I felt that the overall atmosphere was unfriendly.e.g., my wife offered to help with a simple task at one of the meetings and was curtly denied. I’m going this weekend to support my wife but not looking forward to it.
  • Dan Vitale
    commented 2018-06-10 12:03:40 -0400 · Flag
    Thanks for your response Dan. I saw you folks at the ADK Expo and got inspired. I think I’ll grease up the old six string and give it a try.
  • Dan and Maureen Kuchta
    commented 2018-06-10 11:33:32 -0400 · Flag
    Hi Dan – the singarounds are essentially acoustic. They tend to draw a good crowd so room for an amp would be very limited, and access to a power outlet might be iffy too. It could work if you have a small amp (perhaps one that could fit under your chair) and kept the volume down very low so that it’s no louder than an acoustic bass would be.
  • Dan Vitale
    commented 2018-06-10 10:25:02 -0400 · Flag
    Howdy folks,
    I was wondering about the singarounds. Are they strictly acoustic or do you allow electric bass? I wish I had an upright, but they don’t fit in my house.
  • ellen wahl
    commented 2018-03-20 15:10:41 -0400 · Flag
    I get your newsletter and I appreciate it. We get your members and appreciate them too! At one time Golden Link and Oswego Music Hall had a cooperative relationship— a member of one was a member of the other. That is no longer the case but I believe, nevertheless, that one hand washes the other and that our mutual support of live music underlies our support for one another’s venues. Janice Hansen knows this to be true when on occasion presenters throughout CNY have occasion to gather and are able to share challenges and successes. It is a labor of love. I am delighted that you booked Durham County Poets as we did and inspired that you brought Peter Yarrow to your stage. After our success with Joan & Joni, we realize how drawn our constituency is to the legends of folk. So bravo to you; may you continue to mine gold. Our newsletter is not as well developed as yours, but we would be happy to send it to any on request. (Perhaps through our website is best,
    Happy Spring!
    ~ellen wahl, artistic director, OCPA
  • Dorothy Blake
    commented 2017-12-09 07:57:54 -0500 · Flag
    We can’t wait to see Robin an Linda Williams. We saw them here a long time ago and have seen them many times!!
  • Barbara Jablonski
    commented 2017-11-09 18:23:00 -0500 · Flag
    I thank you for presenting Peter Yarrow. I was an amazing concert. Thank you, Janice Hansen, Concert Chair, for all that you do! I hope I can sing and play guitar as Peter when I grow up.