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Happy May Day everyone!

It's certainly a fine sunny day to start the month (those Morris dancers did a great job this morning!)

Well, after last weekend's incredible concerts we embark upon our 21st Birthday Month with some more of the finest Roots Music on the Planet. Thanks for making April such a spectacularly successful month! We hope you're ready for more ....

Contra Dance This Saturday!

There's a Contra Dance this Saturday, May 3rd, at St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th Avenue, at 8pm. Come and dance to live fiddle music, come alone or bring a partner, bring goodies to share and get in for half price! The Sybaritic Stringband and caller Bob Rentz will keep your toes tapping as you glide across the floor doing the new dance you've just been taught. It's great fun. Concert details

Sunday May 4th, 8pm - Patty Larkin with special guest Peter Mulvey

Patty Larkin is a remarkable guitar player, an insightful songwriter, a versatile singer and a hilarious performer all rolled into one. Born in Iowa and raised in Milwaukee, Patty studied at the Berklee School of Music and launched her career in Boston in the late '80s. Playing the subways and streets and in a succession of rock, jazz, and folk bands before striking out on her own, Patty has steadily developed and expanded her talent, pulling ever-growing hordes of fans along with her for the ride.

After two decades of musical collaboration - her last album featured Duke Levine, Jonatha Brooke, cellist Gideon Freudmann, and members of Solas - Larkin has changed tactics for her newest release. She wrote, played, produced, and engineered the tracks on Watching the Sky, and the result is an intimate, dreamy escape of folk-pop gems. She experiments with a kaleidoscope of sounds, from her "slapsteel" guitar (lap steel detuned, played with drumstick and hand) to the "baribow," an organic take on a string section, played on electric baritone guitar with a child