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Arto and Antti Järvelä Dec 5 at the Big Red Church (First Congregational Church)
The famous musical Järvelä family hails from Kaustinen, Finland. The male line of Järvelä fiddlers have been fiddling since Juho Järvelä (1794-1837) This is bested only by their grandma Martta's side with ancestor Juho Wirkkala. Juho got a 5 mark fine for playing fiddle in a dance one Sunday eve in 1726.
7:30 PM Doors open at 6PM $15 ADV/FFS $20 gate Advance tickets at National Hardware, Patrick's Music and 2131 N Van Ness Blvd Fresno 93704 All Ages (with adult supervision) Kids under 12 free Fresno Folklore Society Steve Ono 559-307-3610

John McCutcheon Jan 16 2015
Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno John McCutcheon has an eclectic catalog of ballads, historical songs, children’s songs, love songs, topical satire, fiddle and hammer dulcimer instrumentals, and even symphonic works. His thirty-six albums have earned 6 Grammy nominations. His song Christmas in the Trenches was recently named one of the 100 Essential Folk Songs. 7:30 PM Doors open at 7PM $20 ADV/FFS $25 gate Advance tickets at National Hardware, Patrick's Music and 2672 E. Alluvial Ave. (between Willow and Chestnut) All Ages Kids under 12 free 559-307-3610
Jann Klose Sunday Feb 8 2015
Mia Cuppa Cafe Jann Klose won four categories in the Vox Pop segment of the IMA (Independent Music Awards) this year. His music appears on the GRAMMY-nominated album, HEALTHY FOOD FOR THOUGHT, MTV CRIBS, and in the Paul Sorvino movie, DEAD BROKE. Jann's album MOSAIC hit the Roots Radio charts at 22 and is on over 90 radio stations. 6 PM Doors open at 5:30PM $15 ADV/FFS $20 gate Advance tickets at National Hardware, Patrick's Music and 620 E Olive Ave Fresno All Ages 559-307-3610

Steve Ono Concert mgr 559-307-3610
2013 Fresno Folklore Society, a 501(c)3 Non profit Community Organization

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FFS Venues
The Wolk Folk Garden 6661 N Forkner Fresno, CA
Frank's Place at the Warnor's Theatre 1432 Fulton Street Fresno 559-264-2848
Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno 2672 E Alluvial Ave Clovis
Arte Americas 1630 Van Ness Fresno
The Severance Building 1401 N. Wishon Ave. Fresno, CA 93728

Fresno Folklore Records.
All of our performances are being recorded and are available to our members. We have Audio recording and CD/DVD production capabilities available to our members and associates. We can assist with copyright and performance rights registration and filings. We provide on line distribution through CDBaby, ITunes and Amazon. We can provide short run duplication and CD/DVD printing.
Who We Are The Fresno Folklore Society (FFS) is a non-profit corporation founded for the purpose of preserving folk arts, especially traditional music, in California's San Joaquin Valley.

What We Do We sing, we dance, we play music, and some tell stories. Above all we have fun and provide venues for the community to hear and enjoy "alternative" music. The goal of FFS is to promote music and dance of many cultures.
Membership is open to the community: $20 per year, individual; $30 family. Benefits: a monthly newsletter, a calendar of upcoming events and a discount for most concerts. We do encourage families. The Folklore society is a family affair. Children are welcome to all events--well, almost all.
Membership Info: Patty Bennett (559) 225-9511 Or Sign up online at
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2011 Fresno Folklore Society, a 501(c)3 Non profit Community Organization

Cool Links:

Archive of American Folk Song Wikipedia Folk MusicWikipedia Sound/listFolk Ally RadioLibrary of Congress Folk ArchiveLibrary of Congress | American Memory collectionMetamath Music Page, Mathematical proofs set to music.Musopen Community driven music repository of public domain music.Project Gutenberg recorded musicIrish Traditional Music ArchiveTraditional Ballad Index,
An Annotated Bibliography of the Folk Songs of the English-Speaking World
Folk Song Web Sites for TeachersNPR's America's Folk Music AnthologyFolk Music ArchivesSmithsonian FolkwaysAmerican Folklife Center
The GrammysEntertainment and immigrationThe Internet Archive audio collection