The Wednesday Fiddle Jam
Every Wednesday at Mike's Home 7-10 pm (Monday's in the Summer June-Mid-Sept)
This is an acoustic instrumental jam. We play mostly fiddle tunes suitable for contra dancing and square dancing: New England Old Time and Traditional, Celtic, French Canadian and American Southern Old Time, some Scandinavian also on occasion and some waltzes and hambos. I try to keep the jam more entry level friendly than the full speed ahead session style jams popular in pubs and public places. We sit in a circle and take turns around the circle choosing a tune ... we usually announce the name of the tune and what key it is in. Sheet music is available. The jam is over 8 years old and well attended. This takes place at a workshop next door to my residence, so for privacy reasons I would prefer a "hello" email if you are interested and new to the group. Newcomers welcome! Tell me who you are and you your interests and I will send you directions. All acoustic instruments welcome.
Update: we take a food break around 8:45 and remove all sheet music. The last hour is sheet music free.
I also maintain a local (Ithaca) folk music email newsletter with jamming and listening opportunities. Ask me about that too!