It’s a new year and a new session for the Family Folk Machine! Rehearsals begin Sunday, January 8, at 3 p.m. at the Senior Center. If you’ve been thinking about joining us, come check it out!
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On Sunday evening, September 25, some of the members of the Family Folk Machine will join other community singers to present the Iowa City iteration of the Concert across America to End Gun Violence. The concert is at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall at Trinity Episcopal Church, 320 E.
This column ran in the Iowa City Press-Citizen. The public is invited to participate in an afternoon of Story Circles with the Family Folk Machine on Sunday, September 25, at 3:00 p.m. at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center. The story circles are part of the Folk Machine’s 2016–17 project,
It’s almost time to rev up the Machine! We’ll meet on Sunday, August 21 for rehearsal at 3 p.m. Everyone should come at 3 this first week so that adults can get registered. We’ll learn a few of our songs for the fall, we’ll do some introductions, and we’ll also
The end of summer is approaching, at least if you measure by School Time. Savor some late-summer singing this Saturday! We’ll meet at Uptown Bill’s from 3:00 to 4:30 for our monthly all-request sing-along. Bring instruments, friends, neighbors, and children. We’ll use the Rise Again songbooks (provided by the Senior
The Family Folk Machine and the Senior Center were just awarded a large grant from the Iowa Arts Council to undertake a songwriting project, “Wasn’t That a Time?” with the Awful Purdies during the 2016-17 program year. The project will begin with a lecture/performance by the Awful Purdies on August
Everyone is welcome to join us for the last session of Sing, People, Sing! where we have been getting to know the new sing-along book “Rise Again.” This Sunday we’ll be focusing on the end of the book, with chapters called Seas and Sailors, Sing People Sing!, Struggle, Surfin’ USA,
The Family Folk Machine is pleased to participate in this year’s Front Porch Music Festival. The festival has lined up a spectacular variety of musical acts for several porches scattered throughout the Longfellow neighborhood. It will be a great day to stroll through the streets. The FFM will sing some
Saturday, June 11, we will gather at Uptown Bill’s (where it will be COOL) to sing together from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. This is the fourth of five sing-alongs moving sequentially through our new songbook, Rise Again. This session will focus on these chapters: Musicals, Old-Timey & Bluegrass, Outdoors, Peace,
The Press-Citizen ran this column on Thursday, May 19. Hope to see you at the concert! by Jean Littlejohn The Family Folk Machine presents a free concert this Saturday, May 21, at 2 p.m. at the Englert Theatre with the Senior Center’s Voices of Experience. We’re calling the concert “Hard