Paint Creek Folklore Society

We usually get together on the first Saturday of the month. We call ‘em gatherings. 

Next Gatherings

Saturday, March 3, 2024 | 2 PM
Special Presentation:

University Presbyterian Church

1385 S Adams Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309

"The Patriots"

Ken Giorlando, returns with two associates to portray members of the Founding Fathers/Mothers – Ben Franklin, Paul Revere, and a female…sometimes Sybil Ludington. Believe it or not, we are coming upon the 250th anniversary of the Revolutionary War! Back in 2019 Ken brought us “Life on a Colonial Farm.”

April 6th

"Les Raber's Fiddle Styles, the music of a Michigan Treasure"

Brad Battey, Paul Goelz, Jim McKinney, Glen Morningstar, and Judy Raber talk about and demonstrate fiddle tunes and styles of renowned Michigan fiddler, Les Raber

About Our Gatherings

We usually get together on the first Saturday of the month.

Gatherings are held in the Fellowship Hall of University Presbyterian Church at 1385 South Adams Road, between Hamlin and Avon (we are not affiliated with the church).

The gathering starts with a one-hour presentation. Topics range from unusual instruments and music styles to hands-on “How to Play a (ukulele, harmonica or whatever)” to historical demonstrations and presentations. We break for snacks and conversation in the dining room and reconvene for the Song Swap.

Song Swap is like an open mic, except that the room doesn’t need a microphone. It’s a safe and supportive environment; many people make their first public performance here.  It’s a great place to share what you’ve been practicing or for old pros to try out new material.

After that, we may break up into small groups – like singers, instrumental jammers, and talkers. Some people come to listen, and others bring various instruments or their voices (singing, poetry, chatting, etc.), and they gather in circles by interest. We call these “Circles & Jam Sessions.”  Some circles have included Native American flutes, fiddles, banjos, harmonicas, dulcimers, singing, songwriting, storytelling, poetry, etc.  Many rooms are available for practice or other small groups.

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