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Get ready for unique musical events, which are the heart and soul of New Bedford Folk Festival!

Simply put, workshops are gatherings of musicians who seldom, if ever, share the same stage. They combine genres, so the music made inspires and excites both the audience and musicians in ways not experienced at other music events.

See this year’s workshops here and below: http://www.newbedfordfolkfestival.com/schedule/

Most Folk Festival performers appear in at least one of the two dozen workshops held during the festival. They collaborate on a common theme, like “The Maid on the Shore: Songs of the Battle of the Sexes.” Sometimes the theme is as simple as “Red Hot Music!” As a result, each workshop is a show that you’ve never seen before and will never see again, remembered long after the festival is over.

WORKSHOPS on SATURDAY

ZEITERION PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
11:00 Hard Times Come Again No More: music to vanquish hard time
12:30 The Only Truth is Music: great singers and songwriters
3:30 Get Ready for the Jubilee: music of joy and celebration
5:15 French-Canadian-Cajun Party

WHALING MUSEUM THEATER
11:15 Roots and Branches of Folk Music
1:45 Play That Guitar
3:15 Tin Soldiers & Nixon’s Coming: topical songs, then and now
4:45 Wish That I Could Be Richard Corey: portraits in song

CUSTOM HOUSE STAGE
11:00 Mind the Music and the Step: music to get the feet tapping
1:30 Crisscrossing the Pond
5:00 Multicultural Musical Odyssey

PURCHASE STREET STAGE
12:00 The Bitter the Blues, the Better They Keep
2:30 I Will Feel a Glow Just Thinking of You: love in all its guises
5:00 The Americana Songbook: old standards, new directions

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WORKSHOPS on SUNDAY

ZEITERION PERFORMING ART CENTER
11:30 But the Melody Lingers On: memorable music and song
4:45 Americana Flights of Fancy
6:15 Songs I Don’t Sing Enough
7:30 Tribute to Stan Rogers
8:00 The 24th Celtic Extravaganza

WHALING MUSEUM THEATER
1:00 The Many Sides of Folk Music
2:30 The Living Extension of Tradition: the old songs
5:30 Who Knows Where the Time Goes: songs of memories and remembrances

CUSTOM HOUSE STAGE
11:00 Sacred Harp/Shape Note Singing
1:00 Fresh As a Sweet Sunday Morning: music to start your day
4:30 Dynamic Duos + One

PURCHASE STREET STAGE
1:00 Ride Forever ‘Neath the Streets of Boston: songs with a sense of place
4:30 You Can Get Anything You Want: the story behind the music

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