Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Happenings

March 2017


  • Singer-songwriter Robin Greenstein will join March 4 Song & Story Swap
  • Deafinitions conference March 25-26

Robin Greenstein will be March 4 Song & Story Swap guest

Please come share in an evening of music and stories at the Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Song & Story Swap.

Saturday, March 4, 7:00 p.m. at the The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, Mass (see map).

Guest performer at the March 4 Song & Story Swap will be folksinger Robin Greenstein. She replaces previously scheduled guest, Peter Lehndorff, whose appearance has been postponed until a date to be determined.

Robin Greenstein will join March 4 Song & Story SwapRobin Greenstein is a NYC-based singer and songwriter who blends folk, pop, rock, country and blues into a style she calls "Acousticness.” A music major in college, Robin was mentored by folk legend Hedy West (“500 Miles”).

After college, she was signed to Bob Dylan's publishing company while receiving a grant to do Jewish music research. From working for Martin Guitars as a clinician to being a headliner for Renaissance Cruises, and with a decade spent touring the college circuit and Europe and performing for Club Med, Robin has a rich resume that informs her music and performance.

Her new CD Tears and Laughter was released in fall of 2016, and in her debut month Robin had the #1 album, #1 song (Hole In The Ground) and was the #1 artist on the Folk DJ charts.

Learn more about Robin Greenstein at

The Song & Story Swap is held on the first Saturday of each month, excepting July and August, and is jointly sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Folklore Society and the Nacul Center (  Visit the Folklore Society website at

The theme this month is HappyThis month's opening round theme is "Happy."

The Song & Story Swap is open to the public, free of charge with donations accepted ($5 - $10 is suggested).  People of all ages gather to share stories and songs that are traditional, newly written, or of personal experiences. You can tell, sing, or lead everyone in singing, or request a song or story.  Listeners are welcome.

For information contact Paul Kaplan, (413)-687-5002 or visit

Deafinitions conference at Hampshire

Hampshire College is the site of this year's DEAFinitions: A Deaf Studies Conference. One of the event's headliners is Simon Carmel, who will present on Deaf Folklore.

It takes place Franklin Patterson Hall on March 25-26. Visit for more info.

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February 27, 2017