Pete Seeger was Here

by Laurie Summers On January 27, 2014, the world was devastated by the death of folksinger and activist Pete Seeger.  Pete spent his lifetime working to make the world an inviting and

In Joyful Solidarity

“In Joyful Solidarity” DC LABOR CHORUS presents its Holiday Concert of Favorite and Sacred Songs! Saturday, December 7 Two Concerts: at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – come to either or both!

Washington Revels Maritime Voices

Washington Revels Maritime Voices Abbott Stage, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.   The Washington Revels Maritime Voices is one of several groups that have blossomed out of the Revels community that was created

Q&A with Bob Clayton

Bob Clayton Abbott Stage, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.   Multi-instrumentalist Bob Clayton is both a singer of traditional songs and an accomplished songwriter. Kathy Westra interviewed him about his music and his

Q&A with Ruby Kules

Q&A with Ruby Kules Grassy Nook Stage: 11:30 a.m. At age 13, Ruby Kules is the youngest individual performer at the Folk Festival this year, but her musical taste is sophisticated beyond

George Stephens & Kathy Westra

George Stephens & Kathy Westra Abbott Stage, 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.   Although they’re no strangers to the Takoma Park Folk Festival, George Stephens and Kathy Westra will be making their first

Q&A with Lea

Q&A with Lea Grove Stage: 4 p.m. Interview by Janie Meneely Lea—just Lea, in case you were wondering—is a rare blend of energy, effervescence, wit and passion. A superbly confident performer, her

Get your 2013 T-shirt while they last!

Last year, we didn’t have nearly enough of the tie-dye shirts. They were gone within the first hour of the Festival. But if you missed your chance then, you’ll be happy to

Q&A: Driven to Clarity

Q&A: Driven to Clarity Field Stage: 1–2 p.m.   It’s been only two years since Dave Cohen (lead guitar) and Andy Branigan (acoustic guitar, vocals) decided to formally team up as a

Q&A: Eli August and The Abandoned Buildings

Eli August and The Abandoned Buildings Field Stage: 5 p.m. Some bands make it a personal statement to never play the same show twice. For Eli August and The Abandoned Buildings, it’s