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Andrew VanNorstrand of Great Bear to release debut solo album at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

A message from Andrew:

The album is called That We Could Find A Way To Be and these new songs focus on some of the things I care about most – the complicated intersections of love, faith, loss and uncertainty, queerness and the search and struggle for  understanding.


We are in the final week of a Kickstarter to help us fund the album and it’s been going really well; we’ve already made our initial goal and have set an ambitious stretch goal of $13,000 to cover art design, a couple videos, printing and (especially) publicity and promotion. Pre-order your copy of the album TODAY!  You’ll get a download of the tracks in late June or July; plenty of time to learn the lyrics so you can sing along with us at the festival!  Plus there are some other cool rewards that we’re offering as well so you gotta check it out. This is all so exciting! I’ll be performing all weekend at Falcon Ridge, accompanied by Anna Patton on clarinet and Dana Billings on keys and percussion. Hope to see you there. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! Have a great day,


Andrew VanNorstrand

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Falcon Ridge 3 day Winter Tix Sale – Feb 2-4

From Anne Saunders at Falcon Ridge

Mid Winter Greetings FRFFers, here is our FIRST E-newsletter of 2019.

Last year’s 30th Anniversary was a wonderful experience, exciting & new and soothing & familiar at the same time. Remembrances of artists & fest friends over Jordan brought comfort and togetherness with campground tributes to Jimmy LaFave, Dave Glaser & Maggie Marshall. It was an all past alums show including some artists we’ve not seen in a while like Laura Love, Sloan Wainwright, Dan Navarro, The Kennedys, Greg Greenway & Dar Williams.
The 2019 countdown begins with our annual 3 DAY WINTER SALE – Sat, Sun & Mon Feb 2, 3 & 4 from 10A to 10P by PHONE ONLY. Sonny Ochs and I will be here at 860 364-0366 awaiting your call.
Please DO NOT CALL before 10A but def call up to 10P!
3 DAY CAMPING AND 3 DAY NO CAMP are $145 and $100. Visa, MC & Discover accepted. This sale is announced to our Elist & social network only. Feel free to pass it on tho. Treat all tix like cash, they are non-refundable! We will happily hold them at the gate for you. Remember that all 3 DAY TIX include pre-fest Thurs with our local Farm Market & Lounge Stage. More totally new to us artists in the works this year & some former MOST WANTEDS coming back.
We will have 400 camping & 100 no camps avail. You may purchase up to 8 tix. One phone line so be patient. Daytime is heavy, evenings lighter. That’s 10A to 10P Sat, Sun & Mon Feb 2, 3 & 4 at 860 364-0366.
Updated info on prices, performers, showcase results, volunteering & more will be on our website shortly. These tix go up 15 bucks in March when EARLY BIRD sales begin. Single day & teen tix avail then too, That’s all for now. You can Email me at FalcRidge@aol.com
And you can unsub from this list at: http://ten.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/announcements
Much thanks & STAY WARM, Anne
Anne Saunders – Artistic & Publicity Director
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
31 years of Folk Music & Dance in the Berkshires
Aug 2, 3 & 4, 2019- Pre-Fest Tastings Aug 1
Dodds Farm – 44 County Rd 7D, Hillsdale, NY
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Falcon Ridge Folk Festival 30th Anniversary

The 30th Annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival August 3-5

The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival takes its 30th flight. Homegrown from a hillside musical gathering, this event has become an annual pilgrimage for many. Boasting a pre-fest Tastings, Farm Market & Lounge Stage, campers and day-trippers converge at this yearly Brigadoon-like setting on Dodds Farm in beautiful Hillsdale, NY.
Tom Paxton
Brimming with main stage concerts, workshops, hours of dancing, Activities 4 Kids, a charming Family Stage, international food and crafts, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Dance Tent wakes to early morning yoga and grooves until 2AM Friday & Saturday. The fest is accessible and ASL-interpreted.
Slambovian Circus of Dreams
Palate pleasers include Caribbean curries, Thai noodles, hand roasted coffees, Mexican, Italian, middle-eastern & vegetarian specialties. Organic juices & good ole American comfort food can also be had. Over 50 vendors ply their wares, much of it handmade or fair trade, emphasis on eco-friendly.
Dar Williams
Revered pre-Dylan Folk icon Tom Paxton, fest MVPs the Slambovian Circus of Dreams and Songstress Dar Williams are featured along with a cast of fest faves from the past 29 years. Tempest, Gaslight Tinkers, Great Bear, The Nields, Vance Gilbert, Laura Love, Dan Navarro, The Kennedys & John Gorka are among the returning alums. Music runs the gamut from Celtic to Cajun to Blues, Bluegrass, Roots & more with the fest’s trademark singer/songwriters and Contra Dance bands front and center.
Vance Gilbert
Single day, 3 day & camping tickets are available. Senior, student & military discounts are offered at the gate. Kids 12 & under admitted free. Pre-fest Tastings courtesy of Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market brings local wineries, distilleries, breweries & food producers together for a 5-hour treat feast. Intimate performances at the Lounge Stage begin at 5PM. Thursday Pre-Fest is included with all 3-day tickets or may be purchased separately.
John Gorka
The fest takes off Friday August 3 with its critically acclaimed Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase now in its 27th year. More info & tickets atFalconRidgeFolk.com or 860 364-0366.

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7/31, 8/1 & 2: The 27th Falcon Ridge Folk Festival takes flight

Falcon Ridge Folk FestivalMUSIC, DANCE, CRAFTS, FOOD

27th Annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

July 31-Aug 2

The 27th Falcon Ridge Folk Festival takes wing July 31 – Aug 2. Homegrown from a humble hillside gathering, it has become a Folk Music & Dance Mecca. Campers and day-trippers alike converge at its yearly Brigadoon-like setting at the Dodds Farm in Hillsdale, NY.

The fest boasts concerts and workshops, hours of dancing on their 7000 square foot floor, a delightful Family Stage, lively Activities 4 Kids tent, an international food court and an array of vendors. Something for everyone, be it foodie expo, craft fair, dancing the night away, family fun or round robin song swaps. The dance tent starts with wakeup yoga and grooves until 2AM Friday and Saturday. The fest is accessible and ASL-interpreted.

Palate pleasers aplenty line the midway from Caribbean curries to Thai noodles to hand roasted coffees to Persian, Bavarian, Moroccan, Mexican, Cajun & Italian cuisines. Lest we forget, probiotic pickles, organic juices and good ole American comfort food. Over 50 vendors present their wares much of it handmade or fair trade, emphasis on eco-friendly.

Artists include multiple Grammy recipient & quintessential art songstress, Judy Collins, fest MVPs the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, folk fusionists the Duhks & international mime artist Hoopoe. Philadelphia folk-rockers June Rich stop by on their 20th anniversary reunion tour. Pete’s Posse, Garnet Rogers, Roosevelt Dime, Pesky J. Nixon, Susan Werner, Wild Asparagus, Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew & many others appear over the weekend.

Music runs the gamut from Celtic to Cajun to Americana to Blues, Bluegrass, Roots, World & Swing with the fest’s trademark singer/songwriters and Contra Dance bands at the center. Artists from Texas, Louisiana, Chicago, Minnesota, North Carolina, Nashville, Winnipeg, Ontario, Wales and closer to home are featured.

Single day, 3 day and camping tickets are available. Ages 12 & under admitted free. Discounts for seniors, college students and teens too! A pre-fest Tastings day Thursday July 30 features local goodies galore courtesy of the Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market followed by THE LOUNGE STAGE hosted by Tribal Mischief Productions.

The fest proper kicks off at noon Friday July 31 with its critically acclaimed Emerging Artist Showcase. For info & tickets, go to FalconRidgeFolk.com or call 860 364-0366.

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival • 860 364-0366 • Info@FalconRidgeFolk.com

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