Sing, People, Sing!

Sing, People, Sing! Join us for a celebration of community singing as we welcome a new book, Rise Again, to the Rise Up Singing family. The Family Folk Machine will host a series of sing-alongs to introduce the new songbook and its almost 1200 songs. Come to one or come to all, look through the new book and pick out something you’d like the group to sing!

To help us get to know the new book better, we’ll assign a few chapters to each session and concentrate on those chapters.

Session 1: Saturday, April 9, 3:00 to 5:00, at Uptown Bill’s (part of Bill’s Birthday Bash)
Ballads & Old Songs, Blues, British Invasion & Rock, Country, Dignity & Diversity, Dreams & Mystery, Earthcare, and Faith

Session 2: Sunday, April 17, 3:00 to 5:00, at the Senior Center
Family, Farm & Prairie, Freedom, Friendship & Community, Funny Songs, Golden Oldies, Good Times, Gospel & Spirituals

Session 3: Saturday, May 14, 3:00 to 5:00, at Uptown Bill’s
Healing & Letting Go, Home & Roots, Hope & Strength, Jazz & Swing, Love, Lullabies, Millennial Songs, Motown and R&B

Session 4: Saturday, June 11, 3:00 to 5:00, at Uptown Bill’s
Musicals, Old-Timey & Bluegrass, Outdoors, Peace, Play, Pub Songs, Rich & Poor, Rock Around the Clock

Session 5: Sunday, June 26, 3:00 to 5:00, at the Senior Center
Seas & Sailors, Sing People Sing! Struggle, Surfin’ USA, Time & Changes, Travelin’, and Work

We’ll keep records of people’s requests and comments, and we’re planning to base our fall FFM program on songs from this book.

You can see a list of Rise Again songs by chapter by following this link: