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January 2018

Adonis Puentes and the Voice of Cuba Orchestra presented by Caltech Public Events! Receive a $5 discount if you mention the Folk Music Society when ordering tickets! Saturday, January 20 in Beckman Auditorium (Big Beckman) at 8PM

Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium (Big Beckman) at Caltech, 332 S. Michigan Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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Caltech's Public Events presents a great evening of Latin dance music, featuring Cuban-born Adonis Puentes and his Voice of Cuba Orchestra. Adonis and his fraternal twin, Alex (now known as Alex Cuba) were born in Artemisa, a faded colonial city southwest of Havana in 1974. They both later left Cuba for Canada and went their separate ways. Each has gained considerable fame in the Latin music world. Adonis calls his music "fusion with Cuban roots". Known as a soñero, Adonis…

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$20

Jim Malcolm

Saturday, January 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech, 400 S. Wilson Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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Jim Malcolm has performed in our series five times and also once or twice when he was a member of Old Blind Dogs. The pattern has been to have him every other year, but because of a scheduling conflict in 2017, we're making up for missing him last January. Jim continues to be one of Scotland's finest singers, accompanying himself on 6-string guitar, as well as on harmonica. Living Tradition called him “one of the finest singing voices in Scotland…

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February 2018
$30.00

An Evening with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary

Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Ramo Auditorium at Caltech, Ramo Auditorium
Pasadena, CA 91125 United States
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It is official! Peter Yarrow is coming to Caltech in February, 2018! After months of working out a date and other details, the Folk Music Society will present Peter at 7:00 PM (Note earlier-than-usual start time!) on Saturday, February 10 in Ramo Auditorium, just a 4 minute walk from our usual venue, Beckman Institute Auditorium. Peter has dedicated his life to music and social activism, and he will share songs and stories of over 50 years of of performing and…

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$25

Scottish group Old Blind Dogs at Caltech

Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech, 400 S. Wilson Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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Scotland's Old Blind Dogs, from Aberdeenshire, on Scotland’s northeast coast, has been one of the most popular acts (two of the shows sold out!) in our series over the years. Consisting of Jonny Hardie, (fiddle & vocals), Aaron Jones (bouzouki, guitar, bass, and vocals), Ali Hutton (pipes, whistles & guitar), and Donald Hay (percussion). Because of some visa issues, there was a rough patch in the last few years, as they had to cancel a tour in 2015, and then…

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March 2018
$20

Singer and songwriter John Gorka at Caltech

Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech, 400 S. Wilson Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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The Folk Music Society is very proud to present the extraordinary songwriter and singer, John Gorka. We've been working on getting him here for the last 2-3 years, and finally our schedules match! John performed in our series early in his career, showing his talent with songs like Branching Out and over the years he has built a very impressive body of songs that makes this a must-see show. He is originally from New Jersey, and now lives in Minnesota,…

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The (New) Kingston Trio (Josh Reynolds, Mike Marvin, Tim Gorelangton) presented by Caltech Public Events! Receive a $5 discount if you mention the Folk Music Society when ordering tickets! In Beckman Auditorium (Big Beckman)

Saturday, March 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium (Big Beckman) at Caltech, 332 S. Michigan Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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The Kingston Trio had a tremendous influence in bringing folk music into the mainstream of popular music in the late 1950's and 1960's. Since that exciting time when they had many hits, such as Tom Dooley, Where Have all the Flowers Gone?, A Woried Man, and many, many more, this music has inspired many and remains a part of our culture. The group carries on with Josh Reynolds, son of original founding member Nick Reynolds, joined by two of Nick’s…

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April 2018
$20

Claude Bourbon, Classical/blues guitarist and singer

Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech, 400 S. Wilson Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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Claude is making his first appearance in our series. He is a mesmerizing guitarist with a strong background in classical guitar, along with solid familiarity with blues as well. Claude, who also sings, is French, though he grew up in Switzerland and now lives in the United Kingdom. He has fans on both sides of the Atlantic as a result of his frequent tours of both the United States/Canada and Europe. He plays a Gibson acoustic six string guitar and…

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May 2018
$20

Bryan Bowers with Geoff Goodhue

Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Though other talented folks have followed in his footsteps, Bryan Bowers continues to be the pinnacle of autoharp playing in the folk music world, and he delivers a fine mix of songs, instrumentals, and stories. Bryan will be in California for his annual visit to the California Autoharp Gathering in the Fresno area in May. We heard Bryan at the Fret House in 2017, and he continues to amaze with plenty of new songs in his repertoire. Born in Yorktown,…

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August 2018
$20

New World String Project with Stuart Mason, John Weed, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter.

Saturday, August 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech, 400 S. Wilson Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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Take four highly skilled and well known multi-instrumentalists and put them together to create an exciting weave of music rooted in the Celtic, Nordic and American folk traditions. Ancient and modern sounds mingle freely on Swedish nyckelharpa, Celtic harp, fiddle, guitar, cittern, bouzouki, and more. Join the New World String Project for a musical ride that will shake your boots, uplift your spirit and warm your heart. This new band consists of Stuart Mason and John Weed, who are members…

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