Community Calendar

May
1
Tue
2018
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meets most Tuesdays, an informal gathering of musicians playing bluegrass 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 in the southwest corridor, near the former location of Art Mart. Lincoln Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.

May
2
Wed
2018
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
May 2 @ 8:00 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.

May
3
Thu
2018
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
May 3 @ 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 Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.

May
4
Fri
2018
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: The Young and the Fretless

Callers: Anne Huber & Amanda Ramey

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation

May
5
Sat
2018
English Country Dance @ Phillips Recreation Center
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

English Country Dance is the dance form that was popular in England and America in the 1600’s, 1700’s and early 1800’s. It is one of the dance forms from which modern contra and square dance are descended. If you’ve seen any of the recent Jane Austen movies then you’ve seen this sort of dance. We also do some early American dances from the Colonial and Revolutionary War eras. Follow this link for more information.

May
6
Sun
2018
Israeli Folkdancing @ Phillips Recreation Center
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You are invited to an evening of Israeli folkdance. All are welcome,
regardless of experience. We will begin with a half hour class
at the beginner level. More advanced teaching will follow,
interspersed with lots of open dance time. Please bring a separate
pair of clean, soft-soled, non-marking, non-street shoes to help
protect the floor.
May
7
Mon
2018
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance

On Monday evenings we gather for a lesson and dance at Guido’s Bar & Grill. The lesson and the dance are both FREE.

Beginner-Friendly Lesson: 6-7pm. Our friendly and experienced instructors Jennifer, Sierra, and Dave share the teaching role.

Blues Social Dance: 7-9pm

Open to all ages. No cover. Drinks and food available from our host venue, Guido’s Bar & Grill.

Beginners welcome. No partner required. Come dance with us!

Slow Jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SLOW JAM, first and third Mondays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Lincoln Square hallway behind Common Ground Food Coop. Traditional, folk, country songs in a beginner-friendly setting. For all acoustic stringed instruments and/or voices. Singalong, play-along format.

 

May
8
Tue
2018
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meets most Tuesdays, an informal gathering of musicians playing bluegrass 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 in the southwest corridor, near the former location of Art Mart. Lincoln Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.

May
9
Wed
2018
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
May 9 @ 8:00 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.

May
10
Thu
2018
CUFRF Steering Committee Meeting @ Techline
May 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

All are welcome!

Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
May 10 @ 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 Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.

May
11
Fri
2018
Tribute to Hank Williams and other Honky-Tonk Heroes @ Rose Bowl Tavern
May 11 @ 8:00 pm
May
14
Mon
2018
Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance @ Guido's Bar & Grill
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Weekly Blues Lesson and Dance

On Monday evenings we gather for a lesson and dance at Guido’s Bar & Grill. The lesson and the dance are both FREE.

Beginner-Friendly Lesson: 6-7pm. Our friendly and experienced instructors Jennifer, Sierra, and Dave share the teaching role.

Blues Social Dance: 7-9pm

Open to all ages. No cover. Drinks and food available from our host venue, Guido’s Bar & Grill.

Beginners welcome. No partner required. Come dance with us!

May
15
Tue
2018
Bluegrass jam @ Lincoln Square Mall in southwest corridor
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meets most Tuesdays, an informal gathering of musicians playing bluegrass 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 in the southwest corridor, near the former location of Art Mart. Lincoln Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.

Sophie & Fiachra @ Piper's Hut
May 15 @ 7:00 pm

Location

HOUSE CONCERT near downtown Champaign, IL

Ticket Prices

$20  Adult
$10  Student & Senior

HOUSE CONCERT and Potluck Dinner

Sophie Lavoie is a fiddler, pianist, singer and composer from Lac-St-Jean in Québec. She has played in various Quebecois bands including L’attisée and Tu m’en diras tant. Since 2008, she has been touring with Irish piper Fiachra O’Regan. The duo Sophie & Fiachra has recorded three albums: Sophie & Fiachra (2010), Rewind (2014) and Un Canadien errant (2016), the latter was nominated for Best album of the year at both ADISQ and Canadian Folk Music Award in 2016. “One of the rising stars of Québécois music” (Roots Magazine), Sophie has recently been awarded a scholarship for a Masters in ethnomusicology at University of Montreal. Her research involves the fiddle style and repertoire of her native region, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.

Fiachra O‘Regan, from Connemara, on the West Coast of Ireland, plays Irish music on the Uilleann Pipes and Whistle, He is a senior All Ireland Champion on both these instruments. Fiachra has performed throughout the world, touring in his own group as well as with many other artists and groups. He is also sought after as a teacher in private lessons and at festivals. In 2008, Fiachra recorded Aisling Gheal, his first solo album, and has since recorded three albums with quebecois fiddler Sophie Lavoie, as well as appearing as a guest on many other albums.

May
16
Wed
2018
Irish Traditional Music Session @ Blind Pig Co.
May 16 @ 8:00 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.

May
17
Thu
2018
Old-time jam @ Lincoln Square Mall behind Common Ground Food Co-op
May 17 @ 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 Square Mall is located in downtown Urbana, IL between Race and Vine on Broadway.

May
18
Fri
2018
Roots Walk @ Crystal Lake Park, Urbana IL
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • The Firetones
  • Bones Jugs
  • The Young and the Fretless
  • Strings Attached
  • Grass Roots Revival
  • Rebekah Songer
  • Doug Schroer and Matt Stewart
Contra Dance! @ Phillips Recreation Center
May 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Band: West Urbana Ceili Band

Caller: Karen Jackson (St. Louis)

7:30 p.m. New Dancer Orientation