Brooklyn Folk Festival Returns This Coming Weekend

The Brooklyn Folk Festival will return to live performance format at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets. There will be live musical performances on the Main Stage in the Sanctuary Friday evening, November 12, starting at 8:00. On Saturday, November 13, there will be afternoon performances on the Main Stage starting at noon, along with other events in the Parish Hall. Evening performances on the Main Stage start at 7:00. Sunday will see a revival of the celebrated Banjo Toss; details are here. Meanwhile, starting tomorrow (Monday, November 8), you may sharpen your banjo-tossing skills for free withe Banjo Toss Video Game. There’s a full Festival schedule here; you may buy tickets here.

Among Friday evening’s performers will be Brooklyn native and banjo player extraordinaire Nora Brown (photo), who learned her picking skills from another Brooklynite, the late Shlomo Pestcoe. The photo was taken by your correspondent at the 2018 Brooklyn Folk Festival, when Ms. Brown was twelve years old, and billed as “Little Nora Brown.” She’s no longer little, and she continues to develop her superb musicianship.

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