Community Calendar

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Bruce Molsky Fiddle Workshop at Community Center for the Arts 2:00 pm
Bruce Molsky Fiddle Workshop at Community Center for the Arts @ Community Center for the Arts (C4A)
May 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Bruce Molsky is in demand as a fiddle teacher and has taught at many fiddle camps in the US as well as around the world. This is a unique opportunity for Central Illinois fiddle players to learn from a master. … Continue reading
Bruce Molsky, Presented by CUFR and C4A 7:00 pm
Bruce Molsky, Presented by CUFR and C4A @ Iron Post
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This concert is co-sponsored by CU Folk and Roots and C4A (Community Center for the Arts) Bruce will also do a fiddle workshop from 2-3:30 at C4A. Workshop alone is $30, workshop and concert is $40. Bruce Molsky is “one … Continue reading
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Dulcimer jam 7:00 pm
Dulcimer jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Informal gathering of mountain dulcimer players, meets first and third Mondays from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl 8:00 pm
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl @ Rose Bowl Tavern
May 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Come out and celebrate good friends, good times, and good acoustic music every Monday evening from 8 – 11pm at the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana. All acoustic styles and instruments are welcome; microphones are provided. There will … Continue reading
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The Champaign/Urbana Singer-Songwriter Collective 7:00 pm
The Champaign/Urbana Singer-Songwriter Collective @ Clark Bar
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Started in the Spring of 2011 by Jeff Arrigo and Christopher Todd Durnil, the Champaign-Urbana Singer-Songwriter Collective originally met at the UC-IMC on Wednesday nights. We have now moved the location to the Clark Bar and meet on the first … Continue reading
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Irish Music Session 8:30 pm
Irish Music Session @ Dublin O'Neil's
May 4 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Traditional Irish dance music played by a group of local musicians. If you like playing Irish music you’re invited to join in.
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Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Informal gathering of musicians playing old-time stringband style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln … Continue reading
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Contra Dance! 8:00 pm
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Center
May 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Gail Hintze and Baba Yaga’s Stew
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English Country Dance 7:00 pm
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
 
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CUFRF Steering Committee meeting 5:30 pm
CUFRF Steering Committee meeting @ Techline
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
All are welcome!
Open “trad” sing 7:00 pm
Open “trad” sing @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Informal gathering of folks who like to share in singing traditional folk songs. Instruments welcome (but not required). Meets the second and fifth Mondays, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln … Continue reading
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl 8:00 pm
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl @ Rose Bowl Tavern
May 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Come out and celebrate good friends, good times, and good acoustic music every Monday evening from 8 – 11pm at the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana. All acoustic styles and instruments are welcome; microphones are provided. There will … Continue reading
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Irish Music Session 8:30 pm
Irish Music Session @ Dublin O'Neil's
May 11 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Traditional Irish dance music played by a group of local musicians. If you like playing Irish music you’re invited to join in.
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Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Informal gathering of musicians playing old-time stringband style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln … Continue reading
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Roots Walk 6:00 pm
Roots Walk @ Crystal Lake Park
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for the Third Annual Roots Walk in Crystal Lake Park, sponsored by the Urbana Park District and the C-U Folk and Roots Festival! Stroll along the closed park road from the pool to the North Woods Pavilion and … Continue reading
Paddy Keenan (Uilleann piper) 8:00 pm
Paddy Keenan (Uilleann piper) @ Piper's Hut
May 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Paddy Keenan was born into a traveler family steeped in traditional music. His open-fingered style of playing can be traced directly from the style of such great Travelling pipers as Johnny Doran, as well as that of his own father … Continue reading
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Kalyx Barn Dance! 7:00 pm
Kalyx Barn Dance! @ Kalyx Center for Sustainability
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Caller: Chet Gray (South Carolina) Band: Heather Malyuk (fiddle) and Dan MacDonald (guitar)
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Illinois Old Time Fiddlers Association Monthly Jam 2:00 pm
Illinois Old Time Fiddlers Association Monthly Jam @ Lions Building
May 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A monthly jam session for people interested in old time fiddle music. The Illinois Old Time Fiddlers Association is a non-for-profit organization. Formed in 1966, the association is dedicated to reviving and furthering old time fiddle music, to the preserving … Continue reading
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Dulcimer jam 7:00 pm
Dulcimer jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Informal gathering of mountain dulcimer players, meets first and third Mondays from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl 8:00 pm
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl @ Rose Bowl Tavern
May 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Come out and celebrate good friends, good times, and good acoustic music every Monday evening from 8 – 11pm at the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana. All acoustic styles and instruments are welcome; microphones are provided. There will … Continue reading
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Irish Music Session 8:30 pm
Irish Music Session @ Dublin O'Neil's
May 18 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Traditional Irish dance music played by a group of local musicians. If you like playing Irish music you’re invited to join in.
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Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Informal gathering of musicians playing old-time stringband style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln … Continue reading
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Contra Dance! 8:00 pm
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Center
May 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Caller: Neal Schlein Band: The Young and the Fretless
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Festival of the English May 4:00 pm
Festival of the English May @ Andersons' Barn
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Central Illinois English Country Dancers will be holding their seventh annual May Festival on Saturday, May 23, 2015. The event will be held at the Andersons’ barn. There will be a Maypole dance, Morris dancing and other activities, including … Continue reading
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Open Chantey Sing 6:30 pm
Open Chantey Sing @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
An open sing for chanteys (work songs), forebitters (recreational songs), traditional or modern songs of or about the sea, lakes, rivers, or water—if you can justify it, sing it.  Lead a song or just sing along. Located in the Lincoln Square … Continue reading
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl 8:00 pm
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl @ Rose Bowl Tavern
May 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Come out and celebrate good friends, good times, and good acoustic music every Monday evening from 8 – 11pm at the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana. All acoustic styles and instruments are welcome; microphones are provided. There will … Continue reading
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Irish Music Session 8:30 pm
Irish Music Session @ Dublin O'Neil's
May 25 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Traditional Irish dance music played by a group of local musicians. If you like playing Irish music you’re invited to join in.
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Old-time jam 7:00 pm
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Informal gathering of musicians playing old-time stringband style. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass, dulcimer, mandolin, uke, and come share a tune, or learn a new one. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln … Continue reading
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Open “trad” sing 7:00 pm
Open “trad” sing @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Informal gathering of folks who like to share in singing traditional folk songs. Instruments welcome (but not required). Meets the second and fifth Mondays, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Located in the Lincoln Square Mall behind the Common Ground Food Co-op. Lincoln … Continue reading
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl 8:00 pm
Hootenanny at the Rose Bowl @ Rose Bowl Tavern
May 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Come out and celebrate good friends, good times, and good acoustic music every Monday evening from 8 – 11pm at the historic Rose Bowl Tavern in downtown Urbana. All acoustic styles and instruments are welcome; microphones are provided. There will … Continue reading
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