Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Happenings

June 2018


  • June 2 Song & Story Swap presents Acoustic Beatles Night
  • Upcoming local shows

Valley musicians will come together for Acoustic Beatles Night on June 2

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

Saturday, June 2, 7:00 p.m. at the The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, Mass (see map).

Various Valley artists will come together for June 2 Acoustic Beatles night in AmherstThe June 2 event will be a special Acoustic Beatles Night, featuring the performance and sharing of songs recorded by the Beatles or a former Beatle. Musicians from around the Valley will lead the Beatle songfest and singalong.  Pete Nelson, Anne Louise White, Dan Belmont, and Rosanna Murphy & Gershon Eigner, are among the dozen or more artists who will take the stage.

Musicians interested in sharing one or two Beatle songs are encouraged to come and be part of the show. Instruments should be of the acoustic variety (guitars, ukes, hand drums, accordions, sitars, etc.).  Electronic keyboards and direct lines are OK. Microphones for instruments and vocals will be available.

Beatles song performers may also sign up by emailing Paul Kaplan at

The Acoustic Beatles event is open to members of the public of all ages.  Admission is free, with a suggested minimum donation of $5-10, which this month benefits the Pioneer Valley Folklore Society.

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

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

Upcoming local shows

6/1 - Charlie King, Rick Burkhardt and others. People's Music Network Summer Gathering. Camp Kinderland Paul Robeson Theater, 1543 Colebrook River Rd., Tolland, MA. 7:30pm.

6/6 - Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt. Watermelon Wednesdays. West Whately Chapel, Conway Rd., West Whately, MA. 7:30pm.

6/8 - Phil Ochs Song Night. Mount Toby Concerts. Mount Toby Friends Meeting House, 194 Long Plain Rd., Leverett, MA. 7:30pm.

6/9 - The Everly Set. First Fridays @Coho. Pioneer Valley Cohousing, 120 Pulpit Hill Rd., Amherst, MA. 7:30pm.

6/13 - Youssoupha Sidibe. Wednesday Folk Traditions. Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, 130 River Drive, Hadley, MA. 6:30pm.

6/19 - Samantha Farrell. 1794 Meetinghouse Summer Series. 26 South Main Street, New Salem, MA. 7:30pm.

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May 29, 2018