Pioneer Valley Folklore Society Happenings
December 2022


The Trouble Sisters will join hybrid December 3 Song & Story Swap

The Trouble Sisters will join hybrid PVFS Song & Story Swap on December 3

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

Saturday, December 3, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at First Church, 165 Main St., Amherst, MA. Free parking is available in back of the church, and the meeting room is near the front.

This month’s event will be conducted simultaneously online via Zoom. To register please visit or click the button below:

Viewers may also watch the event via YouTube Livestream beginning at 7pm ET on December 3.

The featured performers at the December 3 hybrid Song & Story Swap will be folksinging trio The Trouble Sisters.

The Trouble Sisters are Melissa Ortquist and Laurie Siegel from the Hudson Valley, and Karen Brooks from Heath, Massachusetts. These three strong and talented women met singing with Pete Seeger and have kept on singing—harmonies, original tunes and old familiar friends. They invite one and all to come sing along!

This month’s opening round theme is Trouble This month's opening round theme is 'Courage'

The December 3 Song & Story Swap has returned to an in-person format at First Church, 165 Main St. in Amherst, Mass. The event will also be conducted as a Zoom online meeting. To register for the event please go to or visit and click on the "Register" button at the top of the page.

Looking ahead to next month, the January 7, 2023 Song & Story Swap will present professional storyteller Dennis Picard. The event will be held at the First Church in Amherst and simultaneously conducted over Zoom.

The Song & Story Swap is held on the first Saturday of each month, excepting July and August, and is organized by the Pioneer Valley Folklore Society. Visit the Folklore Society website at

The Song & Story Swap is open to the public, free of charge with donations accepted ($5 - $10 is suggested). Donations to the featured performer may be made securely via credit card or Paypal at

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

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November 29, 2022