Concerts/Workshops

Previous events

Chris Koldewey

WVBR Radio Online stream

A rebroadcast of a show that Joy and I did in 2019 in Ithaca New York, at the wonderful show Bound For Glory.
On your radio April 25—Chris Koldewey & Joy Bennett Originally broadcast 11/17/19

A show that Joy and I did for one of the longest running Radio Broadcasts of Folk Music on the air. Bound for Glory has been on the air since 1967. Phil Shapiro, Cornell M.A. ’69, creator and host of Bound for Glory, has hosted and produced all but one or two of the over 1,500 live shows. When Cornell is on break, and the Cafe in Anabel Taylor Hall is closed, he hosts the show almost every week from the WVBR studios.

Bound for Glory got its start in 1967, the year folk legend Woody Guthrie died and Shapiro came to Cornell as a graduate student in economics. Shapiro started his show at WVBR’s studio, then located in the basement of Willard Straight Hall. The aspiring DJ started out spinning vinyl, but he soon added live performances by local musicians to the mix. In 1969, “Bound for Glory” began airing live from the coffeehouse at Anabel Taylor Hall, where it has remained.

Shapiro’s promotional savvy and word of mouth soon made “Bound for Glory” a household name on the folk music circuit. Today, it’s a major tour stop for any folk singer–established or unknown. That’s an accomplishment in itself: no one gets paid money for appearing, or working, on Bound for Glory–including Phil Shapiro, the many loyal volunteers that help run the show, and the performers.

Bound for Glory performers do get compensated with an element that is all too rare these days, according to the show’s genial host. “They get paid in magic,” said Shapiro. “Our live audience is known far and wide as the best folk audience in the country. We have famous performers come back again and again.” Admission to the live performances has always been free, and everyone is always welcome. The photo is from an earlier show where we were visited by our wonderful "diminutive" fan, Jerry Moore III

Sailors, Ships, and Chanteys with Chris Koldewey and Joy Bennett

Online Zoom Workshop from Folk Music Society of New York

Sailors, Ships, and Chanteys with Joy Bennett & Chris Koldewey an online workshop presentation; Friday, April 9th, 7:30pm ET Joy Bennett and Chris Koldewey will present an overview of the working and playing lives of 19th Century sailors through their work­songs (chanteys), ballads, and songs. With multi­media examples, as well as Chris and Joy singing some of the songs themselves, participants will gain a more accurate perspective and understanding of the songs of our maritime ancestors. There will be time allotted for participants to ask questions through chat, and receive real­time answers. Back­ breaking repetitive work, in horrifying conditions, facing life and death consequences, as the forces of the great oceans and nature threaten human life and their sea traversing vehicles, has never been so much fun! Suggested contgribution is $13 for general admission or $11 for members (including all ticketing costs). No one will be refused participation because of a lack of donation. The zoom link will be sent after you register at: https://ti.to/fmsny-online/chanteys

Chris Koldewey and Joy Bennett in a virtual "guest" spot at the Black Fen Folk Club of Cambridge, England

The Black Fen Folk Club

Joy and I are honored to be the featured singers at the weekly meeting of the Black Fen Folk Club in Cambridge England.
The Club begins at 2.30EST with a round of 'local' singers, (plus a few that we've gathered during lockdown) and hand over to our guest for 30 minutes or more at 3.30EST. The "floor singers" should be great, and I'm sure it will be enjoyable. The link will be poster here, as well as the Facebook site so, check back! More information may be found: https://www.facebook.com/BlackFenFolkClub/

Old Songs Presents: Chris Koldewey and Joy Bennett at Caffè Lena

Online at Caffè Lena

NEW DATE AND TIME: MARCH 4 - Postponed from February 27

"Old Songs at Caffè Lena” Presents: Songs of the Sea with Joy Bennett & Chris Koldewey" On Thursday March 4, at 7PM (EST) Joy Bennett and I will be performing a “live-stream” concert from the stage of the wonderful venue Caffè Lena, in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Livestream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EnD4zxer4Y

We’ll sing not only Chanteys, but tap into the wealth of ballads and songs from the age of sail as well as some that have been more recently composed. We’ll present many with wonderful choruses just waiting for those at home to sing along with to rattle your rafters, and make your neighbors wonder what they’re up to!

Livestream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EnD4zxer4Y

Online Radio: Old Songs From the Vault

Old Songs From The Vault

Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio

Each month Chris will present selections from the vast accumulation of magnificent performers who have graced the state of the Old Songs Festival in Altamont, NY. Only on FolkMusicNotebook.com There will be an encore presentation at 11:00PM EST the same night, and the following Wednesday.

Old Songs From The Vault

Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio

Each month Chris will present selections from the vast accumulation of magnificent performers who have graced the state of the Old Songs Festival in Altamont, NY. Only on FolkMusicNotebook.com There will be an encore presentation at 11:00PM EST the same night, and the following Wednesday.

Old Songs From The Vault

Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio

Each month Chris will present selections from the vast accumulation of magnificent performers who have graced the state of the Old Songs Festival in Altamont, NY. Only on FolkMusicNotebook.com There will be an encore presentation at 11:00PM EST the same night, and the following Wednesday.

Old Songs From The Vault

Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio

Each month Chris will present selections from the vast accumulation of magnificent performers who have graced the state of the Old Songs Festival in Altamont, NY. Only on FolkMusicNotebook.com There will be an encore presentation at 11:00PM EST the same night, and the following Wednesday.

Old Songs From The Vault

Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio

Each month Chris will present selections from the vast accumulation of magnificent performers who have graced the state of the Old Songs Festival in Altamont, NY. Only on FolkMusicNotebook.com There will be an encore presentation at 11:00PM EST the same night, and the following Wednesday.

Date Event Location
Old Songs From The Vault Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio
Old Songs From The Vault Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio
Old Songs From The Vault Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio
Old Songs From The Vault Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio
Old Songs From The Vault Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio
Old Songs From The Vault Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio
Old Songs From The Vault Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio
Old Songs From The Vault Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio
Old Songs From The Vault Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio
Old Songs From The Vault Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio
Old Songs From The Vault Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio Folk Music Notebook - Online folk radio