Please join us May 12th at 3:00 PM at the Englert Theatre for a program of old and recent favorites from the past five years, and help us celebrate the Family Folk Machine’s fifth anniversary!
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We are very excited to welcome several local organizations to our Calling Me Home concerts. Rather than just singing about our feelings about home, we’re happy to offer our audience a chance to see some of the good work that’s going on in our community to help with issues of
The Family Folk Machine is very excited to present our fall program in two concerts: Friday, November 17 at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center Sunday, November 19 at 3 p.m. at the Old Capitol Senate Chamber Come and sing along with us! The concerts feature songs by contemporary folk
Join us for an all-request sing-along at Uptown Bill’s on Saturday, Nov. 11. We get started about 3 p.m. and sing until 4:30. It’s a fun, low-key way to sing and make connections with neighbors, friends, and acquaintances, and everyone is welcome. We enjoy rediscovering old songs and learning some
The Fall 2017 Family Folk Machine session begins with rehearsal on Sunday, August 20, from 3 to 5 at the Senior Center. Get in touch for more info, or just show up! We will be singing about Home, and our concerts will be November 17 at the Senior Center and
The Family Folk Machine will sing at Arts Fest this June, and we are thrilled and honored to perform with our friends the Awful Purdies. You can catch our joint performance on the Main Stage at 1 p.m. June 3. How do you merge a 60-voice intergenerational choir with a
I ran into these words from Bob Dylan in an article about his Nobel prize in the January 2017 issue of the magazine Sojourners (thanks to my mom). These quotes are taken from a speech Dylan gave when accepting a MusiCares Person of the Year Award in 2015: “I learned
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!
Here’s the flyer for the Family Folk Machine’s Rise Up and Sing concert, art done by Susan Stamnes – to share with everyone you can think of who would enjoy coming to this rousing celebration of songs! Click here for the pdf flyer: Rise Up and Sing
In Concert The Family Folk Machine: Rise Up and Sing! A Celebration of Community Singing Sunday, November 13th, 2016 3:00 p.m. Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center and Sunday, November 29th, 2016 3:00 p.m. U of I Old Capitol Building Senate Chamber The Family Folk Machine presents “Rise Up and Sing!