Community Calendar

Mar
19
Sat
2022
Folk Jam Circle @ Channing-Murray Foundation
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Folk Jam Circle is a participation-based, community-education focused musical project for people of all ages and stages of music experience.  Co-sponsored by CU Folk & Roots and the Channing Murray Foundation,  Folk Jam Circle will take place on Saturdays at the Channing Murray Foundation sanctuary from 7-10pm.  Come with a folk song for the circle to learn (guidelines for song-presenting are outlined below), and be ready for a fun and comfortable time exploring sound and relationship to song in a group setting.  Instruments of all kinds are welcome!

Song-sharing guidelines are as follows:

  • respectfully share your understanding of the cultural context of the song
  • share song origin and historical background
  • (optional) share your relationship with the song

COVID-19 protocol:

To ensure COVID-safety in an unmasked, group-singing, closely-seated environment, we are requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination AND a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event.  Proof of vaccination and a negative test result will be asked for at the door and are required for entry :-)

To be added to the Folk Jam Circle GroupMe group chat, voice questions or concerns, or RSVP, contact project organizers Ayla McDonald (ayla3mcdonald@gmail.com) and Sophie Kish.

May
24
Tue
2022
C-U Irish Session @ Rose Bowl Big Tent
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Champaign-Urbana Irish Session is a meeting of musicians who play Irish dance tunes in the traditional style. It’s a free-form evening of music, songs, and dance led by veteran local players on accordion, banjo, fiddle, and flute.
Acoustic music, on The Rose Bowl Tavern parking lot patio. Buy the band a drink, or 5!
May
30
Mon
2022
Eileen Gannon & Robert Ryan @ Piper's Hut
May 30 @ 7:00 pm

Venue:

HOUSE CONCERT near downtown Champaign, IL. The address will be sent to reservation holders a few days before the show.

Show Information:

PLEASE NOTE: this is a HOUSE CONCERT. Seating is very limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Concert details and location will be sent to reservation holders a few days before the show.

COVID Precautions will be followed. All in attendance must be fully vaccinated. Audience members should wear masks. The Performer(s) might not wear masks.

Audience members may bring personal beverages and snacks. Please be conscious of the sound that some snacks may make during the performance.

Jul
26
Tue
2022
C-U Irish Session @ Rose Bowl Tavern patio
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Champaign-Urbana Irish Session is a meeting of musicians who play Irish dance tunes in the traditional style. It’s a free-form evening of music, songs, and dance led by veteran local players on accordion, banjo, fiddle, and flute.

Acoustic music, on The Rose Bowl Tavern parking lot patio. Buy the band a drink, or 5!

Sep
20
Tue
2022
C-U Irish Session @ Rose Bowl Tavern patio
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Champaign-Urbana Irish Session is a meeting of musicians who play Irish dance tunes in the traditional style. It’s a free-form evening of music, songs, and dance led by veteran local players on accordion, banjo, fiddle, and flute.

Acoustic music, on The Rose Bowl Tavern parking lot patio. Buy the band a drink, or 5!