AAFFM sponsors a local monthly coffeehouse concert series, Fiddler’s Green, featuring concerts that include traditional music, singer-songwriters, poetry and storytelling. Join us monthly on third Saturdays!

Presented in our new location:

First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta

470 Candler Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 378-5570

Show begins at 8:00 pm
General Admission: $10 AAFFM Members: $8
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/F7Asnyv9zu82

WE’RE BACK!!!

(with COVID precautions for now)

Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music presents
The Reel Sisters, and Harm’s Way

Appearing at June 18

FIDDLER’S GREEN

Monthly Coffeehouse Concert

Show begins at 8:00 pm

First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta
470 Candler Park Dr NE,
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 378-5570

General Admission: $10, AAFFM and First E. Members: $8

(Minimum. All proceeds beyond our rent go to the performers. Please be generous!)

Masks and proof of COVID vaccination or current negative test required!

THE REEL SISTERS

The Reel Sisters offer an intimate performance of tunes and stories from the Celtic lands and Appalachia. Harp, pipes, whistle, and voice combine to create a magical Celtic soundscape full of both joy and mystery.

The Reel Sisters are a duo steeped in the musical tradition of Scottish harp and smallpipes. Piper Rosalind Buda and harpist Kelly Brzozowski share lifetimes of experience in the traditional music community and the technical expertise of classical training. A duo since 2018, The Reel Sisters have performed stage shows, festivals, and house concerts from New Mexico to New York. They have been heard multiple times on Pan Harmonia’s Celtic Corner Series and have been featured at the acclaimed Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC, the Red Clay Theater in Duluth, GA, and the Atlanta Celtic Christmas concert at the Rialto. Rosalind and Kelly are professional educators as well as performers and are in demand as clinicians at harp and bagpipe workshops across the US.

The Reel Sisters’ music is uplifting, stirring, and just sweet fun. Their approachable, lighthearted personalities create a unique and intimate musical experience that connects them deeply with the spirit of the music and with their audiences.

reelsistersmusic.com

HARM’S WAY

Harm’s Way began back in the 1970s. Scot Boze, Dennis Keefe, and Harmon Koeltz had been playing guitar-driven music at each other’s homes, parties, and the like when they began playing an after-hours place called Little Annie Fannies. They split $7.50 a night and dined on chili, spaghetti, and milkshakes, which was about all the place had to offer. A patron one evening heard them and must have liked them, as he offered them a gig at Billy Lothridge’s Taco Kid in Sandy Springs. They needed a name to go up on the marquee, and Dennis named the group Harm’s Way. The pay was better, and they had beer!

More parties, and even more practice followed. Dennis was a jock at WPLO-FM and had access to the studio where we could go on the weekends or after hours and record our music. More parties and jams followed. Then they got serious and started contacting venues and began performing. Through the years, new members joined the group while others left, mostly to return. They were now playing coffee shops, wineries, restaurants, corporate events, private events, festivals, and all the local monthly concert series, including Fiddler’s Green. They perform with conviction, a sense of humor, and rich harmonies. While they don’t take themselves too seriously, they do take the music very seriously and feel it is to be enjoyed and shared. They are available for house concerts, yacht christenings, shuttle launch parties, etc. and would love to play your next event.

On a somber note, Scot’s last performance was right here in February of 2020, just before the pandemic. He was taken by Covid that summer. The line-up for Fiddler’s Green will be Phil Griffin, Barbara Hotz, Jonathan McBee, Harmon Koeltz, and making her debut with the group, Liz Bradley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEMPORARY COVID RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT IN JUNE:

Attendance maximum 60. Come early!

Limited concessions provided outside before the show and during intermission, but feel free to bring your own. Eating is prohibited indoors. Brief sips of beverages are allowed inside.

Vaccine card or current negative test will be required for anyone entering the sanctuary—attendees must be prepared to prove their status.

All people entering the sanctuary must wear a mask for the entire time they are indoors. N-95 Mask use is strongly suggested.

Social-distancing will be implied by the lay-out of the chairs in the Sanctuary (some single, some in groups of two, three, etc.
Hand sanitizer and masks will be available.

Two portable Air filtration systems will be placed in the Sanctuary.

FIDDLER’S GREEN TALENT SCHEDULE 2022

Mar. 19, ‘22: The Colcannon Society, and  The Irish Brothers

Apr. 16, ‘22: Claudia Nygaard, and Blackfoot Daisy

May 21, ‘22: The Resonant Rogues, and Charley Woods

June 18, ‘22: The Reel Sisters, and Harm’s Way

July 16, ‘22: John Cable, and Jim Culliton & Clear Creek Band

Aug. 20, ‘22: Nina Ricci, and Dan Daniel & Georgia Grass

Sept. 17. ‘22: Robin Bullock (Both sets)

Oct. 15, ‘22: The 4 Man String Band, and Veronika Jackson

Nov. 19, ‘22: Brenna Larson, and Rick Diamond

Dec. 17, ‘22: Tom Eure & Amelia Osborne, and Balalaika Fantasie