Early Sunday afternoon, April 30, your correspondent took the F train to the Smith-9th Street station, the highest elevated station on the New York City rapid transit system – it crosses the Gowanus Canal and had to provide clearance for ships to go under it – to participate in the fabled Banjo Toss Contest. After […]
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Some Highlights of the Brooklyn Folk Festival: Part III, Sunday, April 30, Including the Banjo Toss!
The eighth annual Brooklyn Folk Festival continued on Saturday evening, April 29, at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church. I first knew of Peter Stampfel as part of the Holy Modal Rounders (you can hear them here). On Saturday afternoon, April 29, Peter (second from right in the photo) took the stage with his […]
This Saturday evening, March 11, starting at 7:30 the Brooklyn Folk Festival will present a benefit for the restoration of the beautiful St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, at Clinton and Montague streets (photo), at which the event will be held. On the program are Eli Smith, playing American folk and banjo tunes; Eva […]
Your correspondent attended many of the performances that made up the Eighth Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival, held at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church Friday evening, April 8 through Sunday evening, April 10, presented by Down Home Radio Show and Jalopy Music Theatre. (There are videos and more photos after the jump.) This was […]
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