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  Bucks County Folk Song Society
BCFSS Monthly Meetings

WHERE & WHEN:

Bucks County Folk Song Society holds its regular monthly meetings at

Wrightstown Friends Meetinghouse
PA Rte 413 (Durham Rd.)
Wrightstown, PA

The meetinghouse is on the west side of the road, just south of the intersection with Penns Park Rd. It's about 3 miles north of Newtown and 1 mile south of Rte. 232. For an interactive map, click here: Map to Meetinghouse.

Meetings are normally held on the first Sunday of every month, but occasionally switch to the second Sunday when the first is on a holiday weekend. Check the calendar to be sure.

The festivities begin around 6:30 and end promptly at 10:00pm.


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MEETING FORMATS:

  1. Monthly meetings normally begin with one of two musical formats:
    • Circle (usually 20-30 performers, once around) with song/story/dance presentations relating to a predetermined theme. Upcoming themes are listed in the calendar below. Click CIRCLE PHOTO GALLERY for a peek at a past circle meeting.
                                                    OR
    • Featured Performer or series of performers. Performers are usually BCFSS members, but occasionally we feature guests from neighboring societies. All performers volunteer their time and talents. Click FEATURE PHOTO GALLERY for a peek at a past feature meeting, but be prepared for a wait of a minute or so.
  2. Minimal Business Meeting
  3. Announcements
  4. Sign-Ups for Upcoming Society Performances/Events
  5. About 1-1/2 Hours for Munching, Jamming, and Schmoozing

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UPCOMING MEETING CALENDAR:

Here's what on the meeting calendar for the coming months:


PREVIOUS
 DATES
To give you a better picture of our activities, we list the musical features of our past meetings on a separate page. Click HERE.

August 1, 2021
Hybrid (virtual/live) Circle:
Shaking Hands

Someone will undoubtedly sing "Sweet Caroline" (think "touching hands"). There must be lots of other songs involving hands or shaking or both. This will be our first in-person circle since March of 2020, but the meetinghouse will only allow vaccinated individuals to attend at this time. To accommodate those who cannot attend for any reason, we will make the circle available on Zoom, using a webcam and the wide-screen TV in the meeting room. Remote participants will be able to take part in the circle the same as anyone in the room. Our usual eating, jamming, and socializing will follow. Everyone is on their own for eats. For remote participants, socializing and jamming afterward will be limited, as you won't be able to both play and hear us at the same time, but we'll see what we can work out.

September 12, 2021
Hybrid (virtual/live) Circle:
Weeds

Someone will undoubtedly do Saverio's "Working In My Garden" or some other gardening songs, and maybe our old friends Dick and Helen Weed will join us. This will again be a hybrid zoom/in-person circle. Remote participants will be able to take part in the circle the same as anyone in the room. Our usual eating, jamming, and socializing will follow. Everyone is on their own for eats. For remote participants, socializing and jamming afterward will be limited, as you won't be able to both play and hear us at the same time, but we'll see what we can work out.

October 3, 2021
Hybrid (virtual/live) Circle:
Boos/Booze

This will likely be a mix of scary Halloween songs and rowdy drinking songs. As we all know there is no shortage of either of these. This will again be a hybrid zoom/in-person circle. Remote participants will be able to take part in the circle the same as anyone in the room. Our usual eating, jamming, and socializing will follow. Everyone is on their own for eats. For remote participants, socializing and jamming afterward will be limited, as you won't be able to both play and hear us at the same time, but we'll see what we can work out.

November 7, 2021
Hybrid (virtual/live) Circle:
Songs of the Sea

As with the previous theme, there is no shortage of material on this topic. Expect the selections to cover the waterfront (so to speak). This will again be a hybrid zoom/in-person circle. Remote participants will be able to take part in the circle the same as anyone in the room. Our usual eating, jamming, and socializing will follow. Everyone is on their own for eats. For remote participants, socializing and jamming afterward will be limited, as you won't be able to both play and hear us at the same time, but we'll see what we can work out.

December 5, 2021
Hybrid (virtual/live) Circle:
Standing/Last Stand

First of all, "Stand By Me" comes to mind. Or maybe someone will dredge up "Please Mr. Custer". LOsts of other songs involve standing somewhere. This will again be a hybrid zoom/in-person circle. Remote participants will be able to take part in the circle the same as anyone in the room. Our usual eating, jamming, and socializing will follow. Everyone is on their own for eats. For remote participants, socializing and jamming afterward will be limited, as you won't be able to both play and hear us at the same time, but we'll see what we can work out.

January 2 or 9, 2021
Hybrid (virtual/live) Circle:
Sitting

Since we just did "Standing", it follows that sitting should be next. It's been said that where you stand depends on where you sit, but that might be hard to turn into a song. You could be sitting on the dock of the bay or on top of the world. Lots of possibilities. Hopefully our experiment with hybrid zoom meetings will have been a success and we see this practice continuing into the new year. As always, remote participants will be able to take part in the circle the same as anyone in the room. Our usual eating, jamming, and socializing will follow. Everyone is on their own for eats. For remote participants, socializing and jamming afterward will be limited, as you won't be able to both play and hear us at the same time, but we'll see what we can work out.

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