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NEFFA On-Line Concert

December 27, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST

Tune in and enjoy as the New England Folk Festival Association (NEFFA) comes to you, with live online events every month!

Our December 27 “Holiday Edition” online event will feature:
– Holiday Tales by author and storyteller Mark Binder.
– A concert performance by master banjoist and fingerstyle guitarist Ken Perlman.
– “Breakout room” social time to connect with our beloved NEFFA community, including an Open Mic and an open shmooze with Ken.

The event is FREE! But please consider donating to our performers, whose livelihoods have been impacted by the pandemic. Links will appear in the chat during the performance.

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We hope that you will join us, and invite friends and family! All are welcome to socialize in festive post-concert breakout rooms, which will include an Open Mic (that’s you!) where some participants will get to share favorite songs, tunes, or (short) stories.

Concert Program December 27, 2020

7 PM: Mark Binder presents heartwarming and humorous Holiday Tales
Mark Binder is the author of more than two dozen books and audio books. As a performer, he’s nourished and delighted audiences around the world, transmitting the joy of story across boundaries.

8 PM: Concert: Ken Perlman
Ken Perlman is a pioneer of the 5-string banjo style known as melodic clawhammer; he is considered one of the top clawhammer players in the world, known in particular for his skillful adaptations of Celtic, Appalachian, & Canadian fiddle tunes to the style. He has toured throughout most of the English-speaking world and in Western-Europe, both as a soloist and – for over fifteen years – in a duo with renowned Appalachian-style fiddler Alan Jabbour.

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9 PM: YOU!! We will have a few different breakout rooms for social time together! (To optimize your breakout room experience, please update to the latest version of Zoom: )
– Open Mic: Bring a song, story, or tune to share!
– Cozy Holiday Chat: What are your treasured holiday traditions? Decorating, cozy crafts, festive recipes, favorite sledding spots, tell us all about it!
– Q&A with Ken Perlman – hang out with a master of the banjo universe, Ken Perlman!

Mark your calendars for our next events: Jan 24, Feb 28, Mar 21, and Festival weekend April 23-25!


December 27, 2020
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST
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