Branford Folk Music Society
The Branford Folk Music Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization recognized as tax exempt under the Internal Revenue Service Code section 501(c)(3). The Society sponsors the Branford Folk Coffeehouse, a monthly folk music concert series, September through May, at the First Congregational Church, on the green in Branford, Connecticut.
The group also holds monthly "House Hoots" at members' homes, open to all for informal singing and playing, and produces a monthly newsletter with schedules and information on concerts and folk performers in Connecticut and the region. Branford Folk Music Society members receive a copy of the newsletter in the mail, as well as discounts in admission to our coffeehouse concerts. Become a member of the Branford Folk Music Society. Facebook members: Look us up on Facebook.
The Branford Folk Coffeehouse is in the auditorium of the First Congregational Church of Branford, 1009 Main Street, Branford, CT. Wheelchair accessible. Concerts begin at 8:00 P.M. Unless otherwise specified, admission is $15 for nonmembers, $12 for members, and $5 for children 12 and under.
Admission policy for this season's great folk shows: Pay at the door. Thanks!
Directions: Take I-95 Cedar Street exit #54, go south on Cedar
Street to the end (crossing Route 1), turn left on Main Street. The
Congregational Church is the brick church on the green (on the right).
For more information, call 203-488-7715.
If parking immediately next to the Church and the Green is full, there is additional parking nearby.
Please contact us if you are interested in helping the coffeehouse as a volunteer. In particular, refreshment donations will be welcomed.
If you are wondering if a concert will be held on an evening when the weather is bad, please call 203-488-7715. (There is no one at the church who can give out concert information.) Also, cancellations will be posted on WTNH Channel 8.
The Branford Folk Coffeehouse is closed for the summer. We have confirmed the following dates and performers for our 2014/2015 season.
The July House Hoot will be at Gary and Marcia’s house. It’s a long slog (roughly an hour) from the New Haven area, but they’ve been slogging faithfully lo these many years, so consider returning the favor. The theme is LIGHT.
This will be a Sunday afternoon Hoot; 2 PM (not 4 as previously stated) on Sunday, July 20th. They promise swimming as an option if you’re interested. The address is 451 Silver Spring Rd. Ridgefield, CT 06877 and phone is 203-438-5204.
Directions are as follows. Merritt pkwy. to exit 41. Turn left onto rt. 33N. Go 3.7 mi. Continue straight onto Rts. 7 & 33N. At 5th light, turn left to stay on 33N. (Ridgefield Rd. Will become Wilton Rd.) Go 7.4 mi. and turn left at marble fountain onto Rt. 35W. Go .7mi. and turn left on West Lane (just past deli). Take the IMMEDIATE left fork onto Silver Spring Rd. We are the 3rd house on the right. (stone wall and blue flower pots).
If you’re interested in carpooling, let me know.
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The Branford Folk Music Society is looking for a volunteer to manage the signs that we put up at the church for each concert. This includes storing the signs at your home, bringing them to each concert and setting them up. If you are interested or would like more information, please let us know at a concert or by email at email@example.com.
New Board Members Sought
The Board of Directors is currently accepting nominations to fill at large positions on the Board.
The Branford Folk Music Society is a member of
the North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance,
and the Arts Council of Greater New Haven.
|The Branford Folk Music Society primarily books "traditional" and/or "traditions based" acoustic music, rooted in the Anglo-Celtic and/or American folk genres, and other traditional forms, such as Cajun, French Canadian, Klezmer, etc. We are also open to booking "traditions based" performers who write their own material provided their music demonstrates a knowledge and respect for these long established traditions.|
The Branford Folk Music Society posts monthly concert listings on the following web sites and blogs:
americantowns.com at http://www.branford.americantowns.com/
Nonprofit Bulletin at http://www.nhbulletin.blogspot.com/
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Branford Folk Music Society
P.O. Box 441
Branford, CT 06405