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Upcoming events

    • 15 Mar 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    • 842 Tremont Street Duxbury, MA
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    TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!  COME ON DOWN!

    Tickets: Contestants No Charge, $9 Member, $10 Non-Member, Child $5 (register here or at the door)

    We love the Traditional Ballad so much, we’ll pay young people to learn and perform one at our Contest with CASH PRIZES AND CASH PARTICIPATION AWARDS!

    The 2024 Traditional Ballad Singing Contest will be held on FRIDAY, March 15 at 7:00 PM at FIRST PARISH DUXBURY, 842 Tremont St (Rte 3A), Duxbury, MA

    No charge for contestants, all others: $9 Members, $10 Non-members, $5 Children. 

    HERE ARE THE LINKS FOR THE FULL CONTEST INFO/SIGN UP FORM and THE POSTER:



         

    Main Rules:

    Make sure your ballad tells a story with a plot and an ending. 

    Make sure your ballad is so old that nobody knows who wrote it, or make sure your ballad is at least 100 years old.  

    Make sure you sign up early so Contest Organizers Karen Haffner and Lynn Feingold can review and OK your choice of ballad.  

    Here are the categories and CASH PRIZES for 2024:

    Grade 4 Through High School

    Solo performer WITHOUT instrument $50 cash prize

    Solo performer WITH instrument $50 cash prize

    Group (2 or more) WITHOUT instrument $100 cash prize
    Group (2 or more) WITH instrument(s) $100 cash prize

    After High School Through Age 25

    Solo or group, with/without instrument(s) - $50 cash prize. 

    If you have any questions, contact Karen at haffnerk@hotmail.com or 617-875-2047 (leave a voicemail or text) or Lynn Feingold at 781-227-7500.

    CASH Participation Awards!

    All contestants who do not “win” their category will receive a CASH Participation Award in an amount based on the donations we receive in support of the Contest.







Past events

2 Mar 2024 Saturday, Mar 2, 2024 – ALL OPEN MIC Coffeehouse
9 Feb 2024 Friday, February 9, 2024 – Mike Laureanno, Bob Uvello, Open Mic Coffeehouse
3 Feb 2024 Saturday, February 3, 2024 – Greg Greenway in Concert
9 Dec 2023 Saturday, December 9, 2023 – Holiday Concert with Patty Larkin
18 Nov 2023 Saturday, November 18, 2023 – Thanksgiving Hootenanny
10 Nov 2023 Friday, Nov 10, 2023 – Louise Adams, Bill Anderson, Open Mic
21 Oct 2023 Saturday, October 21, 2023 – Singer/Songwriters Jim Palana, Dawna Hammers
13 Oct 2023 Friday, Oct 13, 2023 – Sweet Wednesday, David Buckman and Ed Dutton, Open Mic
30 Sep 2023 Saturday, September 30, 2023 – Cliff Eberhardt in Concert
22 Sep 2023 Friday, September 22, 2023 – Fred Meltzer, Fran Araujo and Friends, Open Mic
6 May 2023 Saturday, May 6, 2023 – Delanie and Johnny in Concert
21 Apr 2023 Friday, April 21, 2023 – All Ages Open Mic with opener Jon Verdun
15 Apr 2023 Saturday, April 15, 2023 – Paul Rishell and Annie Raines in Concert
31 Mar 2023 Friday, March 31, 2023 – All Ages Open Mic with opener Lisa Sheldon
25 Mar 2023 Saturday, March 25, 2023 – Coffeehouse: Sparrow Blue and Open Mic
11 Mar 2023 Saturday, March 11, 2023 – Traditional Ballad Singing Contest
25 Feb 2023 Saturday, February 25, 2023 – Tall Hi-Fi in Concert
18 Nov 2022 Friday, November 18, 2022 – Youth Open Mic/All Ages Open Mic
12 Nov 2022 Saturday, November 12, 2022 – Racky Thomas in Concert
22 Oct 2022 Saturday, Oct 22, 2022 – Coffeehouse featuring Chuck Williams with CiCi Eberle opening, and Open Mic
7 Oct 2022 Friday, Oct 7, 2022 – Youth Open Mic
1 Oct 2022 Saturday, October 1, 2022 – Grace Morrison in Concert
17 Sep 2022 Saturday, Sep 17, 2022 – "All Night" - All Ages - All Open Mic
7 May 2022 Saturday, May 7, 2022 James Montgomery, David Hull, Paul Doolittle Concert
16 Apr 2022 Saturday, April 16, 2022 – Honeysuckle Concert TICKETS AVAILABLE AT DOOR
2 Apr 2022 Saturday, April 2, 2022 – An Evening with Danielle Miraglia, Lisa Bastoni and Monica Rizzio in Concert
19 Mar 2022 Saturday, March 19, 2022 – Porch Party Mamas Concert
5 Mar 2022 Saturday, March 5, 2022 – Traditional Ballad Singing Contest
17 Feb 2022 Thursday, February 17, 2022 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
3 Feb 2022 Thursday, February 3, 2022 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
20 Jan 2022 Thursday, January 20 , 2022 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
4 Nov 2021 Thursday, November 4, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
21 Oct 2021 Thursday, October 21, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
7 Oct 2021 Thursday, October 7, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
23 Sep 2021 Thursday, September 23, 2021 - Live Zoom Open Mic!
6 May 2021 Thursday, MAY 6, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
15 Apr 2021 Thursday, April 15, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
1 Apr 2021 Thursday, April 1, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
20 Mar 2021 Saturday, March 20, 2021 – Traditional Ballad Singing Contest
18 Mar 2021 Thursday, March 18, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
4 Mar 2021 Thursday, March 4, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
18 Feb 2021 Thursday, February 18, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
4 Feb 2021 Thursday, February 4, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
21 Jan 2021 Thursday, January 21, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
7 Jan 2021 Thursday, January 7, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
3 Dec 2020 Thursday, December 3, 2020 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
19 Nov 2020 Thursday, November19, 2020 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
5 Nov 2020 Thursday, November 5, 2020 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
15 Oct 2020 Thursday, October 15, 2020 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
1 Oct 2020 Thursday, October 1, 2020 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
17 Sep 2020 Thursday, September 17, 2020 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
2 May 2020 Saturday, May 2, 2020 – CANCELLED - James Montgomery, David Hull, Paul Doolittle Concert
18 Apr 2020 Saturday, April 18, 2020 – CANCELLED - Coffeehouse featuring Rachel Sumner opening with Lady Dust, and Open Mic
21 Mar 2020 Saturday, March 21, 2020 – Coffeehouse CANCELLED featuring Tall Richard with Joe Folan opening, and Open Mic
7 Mar 2020 Saturday, March 7, 2020 – Ari Hest Concert
15 Feb 2020 Saturday, February 15, 2020 – Traditional Ballad Singing Contest
1 Feb 2020 Saturday, February 1, 2020 – The Lied To's and Sparrow Blue in Concert
18 Jan 2020 Saturday, January 18, 2020 – Coffeehouse Featuring Chuck Williams, Opening with CiCi Eberle and Open Mic CANCELED DUE TO IMPENDING WEATHER!!!
4 Jan 2020 Saturday, January 4, 2020 – Steve Morgan and The Kingfish Concert
14 Dec 2019 Saturday, December 14, 2019 – All Open Mic and Holiday Cheer Party
16 Nov 2019 Saturday, November 16, 2019 – Coffeehouse featuring Ron Williams opening with Andrew Sexton, and Open Mic
9 Nov 2019 Saturday, November 9, 2019 – Barnstar! Concert
19 Oct 2019 Saturday, October 19, 2019 – Coffeehouse featuring Plymouth Rock Music opening with Steve Lamb, and Open Mic
5 Oct 2019 Saturday, October 5, 2019 – Paul Rishell and Annie Raines Concert
21 Sep 2019 Saturday, September 21, 2019 – Coffeehouse featuring Kathleen Healy opening with Meaghan Casey, and Open Mic
4 May 2019 Saturday, May 4, 2019 – 40th Anniversary Concert Celebration with Ellis Paul
4 May 2019 Saturday, May 4, 2019 – Ellis Paul’s Children’s Concert
20 Apr 2019 Saturday, April 20, 2019 – Coffeehouse Featuring Mark T Small, Opening with Bill Anderson, Open Mic
6 Apr 2019 Saturday, April 6, 2019 – The Slambovian Circus of Dreams Concert
16 Mar 2019 Saturday, March 16, 2019 – Traditional Ballad Singing Contest - grade 4 through age 25
2 Mar 2019 WE EXPECT THE SNOW TO WIND DOWN - WE WILL BE OPEN for Saturday, March 2, 2019 – The Cold Chocolate Concert
9 Feb 2019 Saturday, February 9, 2019 – All Open Mic Nite

About us

All volunteer non-profit dedicated to bringing live music to the South Shore. This season we are celebrating our 45th anniversary! That makes us one of the longest running all-volunteer folk music clubs in the country.

South Shore Folk Music Club Inc.
P.O. Box 156
Kingston, MA 02364-9998

Venue Location:
First Parish Duxbury
842 Tremont St (Rte 3A)
Duxbury, MA




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