The Golden Link Folk Singing Society

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Jim-Malcolm_guitar_600px.jpgMarch 30 - Jim Malcolm comes to the Golden Link stage from Scotland! The ultimate Scots troubadour, Jim travels the world with his guitar, harmonica, and engaging wit, singing traditional songs of Scotland and his own masterfully crafted songs, and peppering his performance with stories and observations in the great tradition of Scottish artists.  He has thrilled audiences around the world, been featured on radio and TV on both sides of the Atlantic, and was named the songwriter of the year in the Scots Trad Music Awards in 2004.  Be sure to catch this concert!  For more information and to purchase tickets, Click Here.

Turtle_Hill_logo_Gold_600px.jpgTurtle Hill Folk Festival! Save the dates: September 6, 7, and 8!  Check out our Festival Page for preliminary information on the performers and the location.  Tickets are not yet on sale, and the detailed schedule of workshops has not been nailed down.  But mark the dates on your calendar for this 3-day immersion in music, workshops, dancing, jamming, food and fun!  This year promises to be one of the best yet!

Mitzie-Collins-2.jpgApril 9 - The "Child Ballads" workshop - No, these are NOT children's ballads! They are songs that are an important part of American and British folk tradition, and were collected into an anthology by Francis James Child.  Join Mitzie Collins, a founding member of Golden Link, to learn how to sing and share these folk treasures.  As with all our workshops, registration is online only. Click Here to reserve your spot.

April 13 - Michael P. Smith Concert!  You'll probably recognize this performer as the writer of the classic folk song, The Dutchman, famously recorded by Steve Goodman and others.  Smith is a master of the story song, and an award winning composer, winning the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2010.  This will be a concert to remember!  For more information and to purchase tickets, Click Here.

 

TG-C03-18052018-The_Lynnes_large.jpgNEW DATE! June 8 - The LYNNeS (Lynn Miles & Lynne Hanson)

We're happy to have been able to reschedule The LYNNeS Concert on June 8!

The weather hit us hard on January 19th, but we didn't want to miss the opportunity to hear this wonderful Canadian duo.  We're looking forward to hearing them in warmer weather at their rescheduled concert on Saturday, June 8th.  For more information and to buy tickets, Click Here.

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  • Dan and Maureen Kuchta
    commented 2018-09-04 22:06:25 -0400
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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, www.oswegomusichall.org).
    Happy Spring!
    ~ellen wahl, artistic director, OCPA
  • Dorothy Blake
    commented 2017-12-09 07:57:54 -0500
    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
    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.