• Wasn't That a Time? A Family Folk Machine songwriting project with the Awful Purdies

    The Senior Center and the Family Folk Machine are pleased to announce that with the support of a grant from the Iowa Arts Council they will undertake a songwriting project, "Wasn't That a Time?," during the 2016-17 program year. The FFM will conduct Story Circles at the Senior Center and write songs with guidance from local band the Awful Purdies.
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    The Family Folk Machine

    ma-chine: a. A device consisting of fixed and moving parts that modifies mechanical energy and transmits it in a more useful form

    **Iowa City's intergenerational folk choir**

    2017 Spring Concert: Wasn't That a Time

    April 30 at 3:00pm at the Senior Center

    June 3 at 1:00pm at the Iowa Arts Festival joint concert with the Awful Purdies

About Us

The Family Folk Machine is an intergenerational, non-auditioned choir supported by the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center that welcomes kids and adults of all ages and backgrounds to sing together with a folk band. We seek to build community through singing songs with our neighbors, to explore American history and culture through song, to foster individual musical growth, and to pursue excellence as an ensemble.

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