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Sing to the Harvest Moon - Andrew Calhoun & February Sky - In the Round

Zoom online concert - see registration link

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

“Sing to the Harvest Moon,” a harvest song trade with February Sky and Andrew Calhoun. 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. 6:00 p.m. Central. 5:00 p.m. Mtn. 4:00 p.m. Pacific.

TO BE BROADCAST VIA ZOOM. The concert is running exclusively on Zoom so you can come early or stay a little bit late to chat or to talk with the musicians (the Zoom room will open 30 minutes before official showtime). We can accept up to 100 participants, so be sure to register ahead of time if you wish to attend. A donation link for contributions will be provided. Here is the registration link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIldeuvqT0vGtcEu4cRwHF0JjgAjAzEm0mB

I’m grateful for the invitation to join Phil Cooper and Susan Urban (February Sky), now of Trout Lake in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Phil is one of my oldest friends in music & a great folk baroque style guitarist with excellent taste in old songs. Susan plays guitar, banjo, and mountain dulcimer, and composes new songs in the folk tradition. She writes:

“In the old days of the traveling musical bard, people knew that music was not intended to reflect only joy and happiness, but to help them to process the inevitable sadness and loss that is a part of living on this Earth plane. They knew that the purpose of music and storytelling was to make them think and feel, not to numb them into unconsciousness. Although we travel in a Subaru Forester on 4-lane highways, rather than on dirt roads in a horse-drawn cart, February Sky continues this mission.”

Our Plan:

OPENING INSTRUMENTAL CORN RIGGS / JOHN BARLEYCORN (FS) ALL AMONGST THE BARLEY (AC) FINE OCTOBER DAY (FS) I WILL GO WITH MY FATHER A-PLOUGHING (AC) OCTOBER SONG (FS) PEACH SONG (AC) BEER IS GOOD FOR YOU (FS) CORN RIGS ARE BONIE or NOW WESTLIN WINDS (AC) ALL OF A ROW (FS) THE BATTLE OF OTTERBURN (AC) EARTH PRAYER FOR AUTUMN (FS) THE SCYTHER (AC) MOTION SONG (FS) BRINGING IN THE SHEAVES (AC)

Hope you Friday,

Andrew Calhoun

Mar13

Andrew Calhoun

St. Tim's Coffeehouse (ONLINE SHOW), Online via Zoom (you must register to get link)

St. Tim's Coffeehouse is happy to present ANDREW CALHOUN, singer-songwriter and folk musician to its virtual stage on Saturday, March 13, 2021; music starts at 7PM.

Join us in YOUR home via Zoom thanks to St. Tim's Coffeehouse. Registration required to get the link for the show. Suggested donation is $15-$45 for this special live event which includes an hour+ of music and AND after show meet & greet with Andrew.

Here's the link for more information and to purchase tickets: https://www.eventcombo.com/e/st-tims-coffeehouse-presents-andrew-calhoun-42141

In over forty years as a performer, Andrew has cultivated a prismatic repertoire including original songs, Irish and American folk songs, Anglo-Scottish ballads, folk spirituals, and poems and songs by writers such as Dave Carter, Mary Oliver and Robert Burns.

https://www.facebook.com/sttims.coffeehouse/

Tips graciously appreciated: https://andrewcalhoun.com/tips

Suggested donation of $15-$45 (St. Tim's subscribers are free)

Robert Burns: A Life in Song

Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln, Skokie, Illinois

Andrew Calhoun presents the songs of Robert Burns to the melodies to which they were written, with tales of his dramatic life, and a couple of Scots poems in translation from Andrew's book Warlock Rhymer: An English Translation of Robert Burns' Scots Poems (Artemis Press). Tickets: 847-677-7761 or online here: http://www.skokietheatre.org/andrew-calhoun.html

From the venue website: Chicago singer-songwriter, folk musician, and author Andrew Calhoun will offer a rich and in-depth program comprised of songs, letters and poems of Scotland’s bard, Robert Burns, celebrating his 261st birthday (January 25, 1759).

For the past five years, Calhoun has immersed himself in Burns’ work, examining it from a songwriter’s perspective—a neglected perspective. Andrew says, “Though I’ve heard Burns songs all my life, he continues to challenge, amaze and delight. It’s a joy and a privilege to share his work.” His first Burns project, Warlock Rhymer: An English Translation of Robert Burns’ Scots Poems, was published by Artemis Press in 2017. He has spent the last three years researching the source melodies to Burns songs from 18th century song and tune books.

Robert Burns: A Life in Song will include background on the poet’s life, an appreciation of his art, and many of Burns’ familiar as well as lesser-known songs, sung with guitar accompaniment.You will hear the original tunes to Auld Lang Syne, Sweet Afton, Ae Fond Kiss, Silver Tassie, My Luve is Like a Red, Red Rose, Willie Brew’d a Peck o’ Maut, Bonie Wee Thing and many more.

Dec14

Andrew Calhoun and Casey Calhoun, Benefit for Stardust Animal Sanctuary, Holiday Party and Indian Buffet

Arya Bhavan Restaurant, 2508 West Devon Ave, Chicago

Doors open at 5, event continues until 11 pm. Cost is $20 per person at the door with RSVP (includes tax and tip), cash only, for the bountiful vegan buffet. Beverages, including wine and beer, will be available for purchase. Stardust Animal Sanctuary will receive a portion of proceeds from this event. google Meat Free Mondays - Chicago for reservations

The Liberty Lines: How the Underground Railroad Spurred the Civil War

Maple Street Chapel, 200 S. Main Street, Lombard, IL 60148

Advanced ticket sales have ended. Tickets will be available at the door for $25 with cash or check (available at 7pm when doors open).

The Liberty Lines is a program of authentic spirituals and folk songs, interspersed with readings from 19th century slave narratives and other primary documents, compiled by Andrew Calhoun and performed by an ensemble cast.

The history of the Underground Railroad is traced as a grassroots movement of conscience which spurred the Civil War. This is a moving, informative, ultimately uplifting show about the triumph of the human spirit. For more information, visit: https://andrewcalhoun.com/liberty-lines

The Liberty Lines is about 2 hours long including a brief intermission and will be performed at the historic Maple Street Chapel, in Lombard, Illinois.

Sep2

Andrew & Casey Calhoun @ Fox Valley Folk Fest

Island Park, Geneva

Andrew & Casey will be appearing on the Main Stage at FVFF at 3pm. Also, Andrew is co-leading the following workshops on Monday at the fest:

2-3pm -- Songs of the British Isles 3-3:30pm -- AC & CC Main Stage 4-5pm -- Call & Response Songs 5-6pm -- Ballads Andrew will also be doing workshops (on Sept. 1, Here is the website for the details: https://foxvalleyfolk.com/

Sep1

Fox Valley Folk Fest

Island Park, Geneva

Andrew will be leading/co-leading the following workshops at the Fox Valley Folk Fest on Sunday: Noon - 1pm -- Unsung Real Life Heroes 2-3pm -- Burns Extravaganza
3-4pm -- Song Writers Summit

https://foxvalleyfolk.com/