November 12, 2009

News: Folk Music History Month in Harvard Square

A collaborative of members from the New England Folk Music Archives and the Harvard Square Business Association, called Forever Young, have launched a Folk Music History Month in Harvard Square for November.

The celebration includes a series of multimedia events involving Harvard Square storefronts and restaurants. The “Community Gallery Window Project,” displayed inside stores, features vintage photos, folk art, and folk music history ephemera from private collections and artists who spent time in the area. Some of the musicians captured in the photos include Janis Joplin, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Tom Rush and Taj Mahal.

There's also a variety of shows throughout the month, including “Brunch with the Folks” on Nov. 15, where a number of bands will be featured from brunch to dinnertime at a number of different venues. Other events include “Irish Music in Boston,” a discussion and performance at Tommy Doyle’s on Nov. 19; a screening of the film “Festival!” at the Brattle Theater on Nov. 22; and folk music every night through the end of November at Club Passim on Palmer Street.

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