Join the Family Folk Machine on Saturday, March 29 and/or Sunday, March 30 to view The Power of Song, an inspirational documentary about the life and work of Pete Seeger. FilmScene is showing the documentary at 3 p.m. each day, and each viewing will be followed by a sing-along Read more
Join us this Saturday for an all-request sing-along! Bring instruments, friends, neighbors, and children. We’ll have Rise Up Singing books, and Uptown Bill’s will provide the warm and cozy atmosphere.
There’s free parking evenings and weekends in the UI lot across the street from Uptown Bill’s. Read more
This column appeared in the Iowa City Press-Citizen on Sunday, February 9, 2014:
The Family Folk Machine is celebrating its first anniversary. We like to bring music into the community, and one of the ways we do so is by hosting Community Folk Sings. Read more
The Family Folk Machine will host our monthly Community Folk Sing at Uptown Bill’s on February 8, 2014, from 3:00 to 4:30. We will focus our group efforts this month on paying tribute to Pete Seeger, who was and is such a big part of the reason we all sing.
Every second Saturday, we gather at Uptown Bill’s to sing favorites from the book Rise Up Singing. Bring your instrument and request a song!
Greetings! And welcome to you all this afternoon. We are the Family Folk Machine, and we are delighted that you have chosen to spend this time with us as we explore in song the theme of hope, and the many ways we experience and express hope Read more
The following article appeared in the Iowa City Press-Citizen on November 10, 2013.
Family Folk Machine Concert November 24: Hoping Machine
by Jean Littlejohn
“Don’t let anything knock your props out from under you Read more
Join us for Hoping Machine, the fall concert of the Family Folk Machine, on November 24, 2013, 3 p.m., at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center. Admission is free. The program features songs about Hope. Lift your voice, lift your spirits, and recharge your hoping machine with the FFM!
Here’s a link to the video of our concert from May 5, 2013:
Thanks to the Senior Center for taping and posting our concert footage!
The Iowa City Press-Citizen published this article on April 14, 2013:
Family Folk Machine Invites the Community to Sing
The Family Folk Machine is a Senior Center group that started in January, 2013. We are an intergenerational choir that seeks to build community through singing Read more
The Family Folk Machine:
“This Land is Your Land”
Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center