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Family Folk Machine Launches New Project

The Family Folk Machine, Iowa City’s intergenerational choir, has a four-part mission: to build community by singing songs with our neighbors, to explore American history and culture through song, to foster individual musical development, and to pursue excellence as an ensemble. Our goal to foster individual musical development has received

Press-Citizen column about the fall FFM season

Press-Citizen Community Music column September 1, 2018 by Jean Littlejohn The Family Folk Machine has begun rehearsals for our fall program, “Stand by Me: Songs of Friendship.” We’re learning arrangements of well-known songs like Bruce Springsteen’s “No Surrender” and our title song, “Stand by Me,” along with lesser-known songs that

FFM kids at ArtsFest this Saturday!

This Saturday, June 2, the FFM kids will take the Family Stage at 2 p.m. They are going to perform several of the songs they wrote this spring, and you won’t want to miss them! FFM Associate Director had the kids divide into groups for songwriting–words, tunes, chords, and everything–and

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