Folkstage is an uninterrupted, one-hour concert featuring some
of the best traditional and singer-songwriter talent in folk music. The live
concerts can be heard Saturday's at 8 PM on WFMT, immediately preceding
The Midnight Special.
About 26 concerts per year are broadcast live from our studio
in front of an audience. The remainder of the concerts are from our archives that
stretch back 55 years, recent recordings made in the Chicago area, live broadcasts
from the Old Town School of Folk Music, or recorded portions of our live studio
concerts that were not previously broadcast.
The series is totally listener funded, and made possible in part
by Nancy Clark, Andy & Becky Anderson, Freddi Greenberg & Dan Pinkert, an Anonymous
Family Foundation and the members of the WFMT Fine Arts Circle.
NEXT LIVE FOLKSTAGE:
Saturday, November 2
(live from Oak Park)
His songs have been translated into at least half a dozen languages, including French, Welsh, Hebrew, Swedish, Drents
(a Dutch dialect) and Plattdeutsch ("Low German"). Such songs as Aragon Mill (aka Belfast Mill, Oregon Mill, Weave and Spin,
Douglas Mills), Gone Gonna Rise Again, Go To Work On Monday, and Rubber Blubber Whale have become part of the oral tradition,
and are sung in folk clubs and living rooms, at demonstrations and on picket lines around the world. Si has performed at concerts
and festivals in Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, Northern Ireland, Canada and
the U.S. One of Si's favorite musical experiences was being asked by publisher Harper-Collins to set to music and record the
classic children's books Runaway Bunny and Goodnight Moon. He has composed original music and lyrics for half a dozen films and
videos. Si is a member of the organizing committee for Local 1000 of the American Federation
of Musicians, AFL-CIO; a past trustee of the Labor Heritage Foundation; a lifetime member of the International Bluegrass Music
Association (IBMA); a lifetime member of the Folk Alliance; and the official poet laureate of the North Carolina AFL-CIO by
unanimous vote of the convention in 1986.
Visit the web site.
Fresh roasted coffee for Folkstage members provided by Alchemy Coffee, 416 Linden Ave.,
Wilmette (one-block west of CTA Purple Line terminus). (847) 251-4334
HOW TO GET TICKETS TO LIVE FOLKSTAGE CONCERTS
To attend WFMT's live broadcast Folkstage
concerts in our studio, you must join the
WFMT Fine Arts Circle for one year. The first year requires an initiation fee of $25 plus $250
per person as the yearly membership and request Folkstage
as your thank-you gift. After
the first year, Folkstage
membership costs $250 per person per year. Memberships are
non-transferrable. We ask that you join during one of our fundraising Fine Arts Circle fundraisers
in April or November, during the time Folkstage
or The Midnight Special
broadcast. (We will accept memberships at other times during the fundraiser by prior arrangement.)
We present approximately 26 live studio concerts per year, although we make no guarantee of the
total number. Under no circumstances
do we sell admissions to individual concerts.
You must subscribe for the year to attend. Donations to the WFMT Fine Arts Circle are tax deductible
to the extent provided by law. All Folkstage
memberships come with free parking for the concerts
within yards of the door. If you have questions, please use our
Join the WFMT Fine Arts Circle