Due to the constantly changing reality surrounding the global health crisis of COVID-19, and the complete lockdown of our loved ones and neighbors in Montgomery County mere miles down the road from the Philadelphia Folksong Society, the FIRST priority of the Society is the health and well-being of our community. As such, the Society will be postponing all of the concerts this week and reassessing on a week to week basis. As we all have seen, new information develops hourly, and we cannot make blanket judgement for extended periods of time surrounding these constantly evolving matters.
Philadelphia Folk School
All classes are suspended until the week of March 30, 2020. We will reassess the week prior if the delay will increase.
Philadelphia Music Co-op
All March Philadelphia Music Co-op sessions are cancelled. We will resume in April with the session on Charting!
Philadelphia Folk Festival
The Philadelphia Folk Festival is proceeding as planned. Tickets are onsale now and we ALL are looking forward to happier times on the Old Pool Farm with all of you!
Philadelphia Folksong Society Venue
All concerts in the PFS Venue for the next week are postponed EXCEPT PFS Presents Mari Black. We will be reassessing on a week to week basis. As we all have seen, new information develops hourly, and we cannot make blanket judgement for extended periods of time surrounding these constantly evolving matters
3/14 PFS Presents Quarter Horse – Postponed to June 20
3/15 PFS Presents Miss Tess – Postponed – New Date TBA
3/20 March House Concert with Rare Spirits – Postponed – New Date TBA
3/13 PFS Presents Mari Black – MOVED TO LIVESTREAM EVENT YOU CAN ENJOY FROM YOUR OWN HOME: https://folksongsociety.wufoo.com/forms/pfs-presents-mari-black-livestreamed-march-13-2020/
Mari Black is an internationally renowned multistyle violinist and champion fiddle player. As a touring musician, the global health crisis surrounding COVID-19 is greatly impacting her ability to tour and her livelihood, so PFS is working with Mari to break new ground and present a digital livestream of her PFS Presents concert on Friday, March 13th from 8-9:30pm. Please consider supporting Mari and the Philadelphia Folksong Society by partaking in our first livestream event: https://folksongsociety.wufoo.com/forms/pfs-presents-mari-black-livestreamed-march-13-2020/
DUE TO THE LIMITED AMOUNT OF ADVANCE PLANNING TIME ON THE LIVESTREAM, THE ONLY TESTED METHOD THAT WE CAN SUCCESSFULLY USE FOR THIS EVENT IS STREAMING LIVE IN A PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP. YOU MUST HAVE FACEBOOK ACCESS TO PARTAKE IN THIS LIVESTREAM. YOU WILL BE SENT THE ADDRESS TO JOIN THE GROUP IN THE CONFIRMATION AND WE WILL ONLY APPROVE YOU IF YOUR FACEBOOK NAME MATCHES WHAT YOU SUBMITTED ON THE FORM, SO BE CAREFUL WHEN FILLING IT OUT PLEASE. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THAT THIS MAY CAUSE.
As an added bonus, those who join us for the Livestream will be able to purchase Mari’s merchandise and have it mailed to their home by PFS and ALL participants will be sent a private link to the audio from the concert from the PFS soundboard to enjoy again and again at a later date. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE MARCH 13, 2020 LIVESTREAM OF MARI BLACK!
We thank you so much for your support and understanding in a time of so much uncertainty. Sending much love to our entire extended folk family. Stay well.
Philadelphia Folk Festival