AAFFM’s local monthly coffeehouse concert series, Fiddler’s Green, features concerts that include traditional music, singer-songwriters, poetry and storytelling. Join us on third Saturdays!
First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta
470 Candler Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Show begins at 7:00 pm
General Admission: $10 AAFFM Members: $8
(Minimum. All proceeds beyond our rent go to the performers. Please be generous!)
Masks and COVID vaccination are encouraged
THE BORDERCOLLIES and OLD SOUL SILK ROAD
The BorderCollies are a contemporary Celtic band featuring a unique blend of traditional Celtic and folk influences in their music. Their latest CD, Sticks and Stones, showcases the band’s original compositions and their ability to interpret and arrange traditional material. Based out of Duluth, Georgia, the band performs regionally around the Southeast at concerts, festivals, pubs and clubs.
Founding members Michael Robbins (guitar, bass, bandurria, vocals) and Caeri Tomson (vocals, Irish tin Whistle, percussion, lyricist) first met while attending Swannanoa Celtic Week in July of 1999. Howard Williams joined the BorderCollies in 1999 and sings, writes and plays mandolin, harmonica, and bodhran. He’s also a classically trained cellist, a skillfull arranger and a great guitarist. Howard and Michael have played together in numerous bands since 1978. Fiddler and champion Irish stepdancer Suzannah Harner brings over ten years experience playing traditional Irish music, having spent much of that time working and performing with the Atlanta Junior Ceili band as well as becoming a certified Irish fiddler instructor herself, studying in Dublin at the Ceoltori Eirann.
“Atlanta’s own BorderCollies playing traditional Celtic music with a polished ferocity and excellent, stop-on-a-dime instrumentation.” – Ear Candy Magazine
Old Soul Silk Road
Old Soul Silk Road is a high-energy acoustic band whose rich harmonies, puckish energy, and spirited instrumentation has been garnering praise since their first performance in 2021.
Their unique East-meets-West repertoire features lush vocals and driving rhythms with music from England, Ireland, Morocco, Spain, Scotland, Italy, Portugal, and France.
Old Soul Silk road is composed of four merry musicians — Rivka Levin (vocals, harp, baritone ukulele, cajon, bodhran, doumbek), Courtney Loner (vocals, bodhran, cajon, castanets), Daniel Hamrick (vocals, guitar, bodhran, accordion, whistle), and Sarah Steele (vocals, guitar, djembe, recorder). These darlings of the Georgia Renaissance Festival are thrilled to bring their traditional fare, plus a few holiday surprises, to Fiddler’s Green!
FIDDLER’S GREEN TALENT SCHEDULE 2024
Jan. 20, ‘24: Tina and Her Pony / The Moon and You
Feb. 17, ‘24: Dana Cooper Dan Daniel / Georgia Grass
Mar. 16, ‘24: Tin Roof Echo / The Irish Brothers
Apr. 20, ‘24: Dirty Cello / Tal Naccarato
May 18, ‘24: Mark Dvorak / Blackfoot Daisy
June 15, ‘24: Claudia Nygaard / Harm’s Way
July 20, ‘24: Jeff Black / Pierce Pettis
Aug. 17, ‘24: John Cable / Jim Culliton
Sept. 21. ‘24: Kala Farnham / Jeff Silver & Pat Walsh
Oct. 19, ‘24: Mick Kinney & Friends
Nov. 16, ‘24: Frank Critelli / Tray Dahl
Dec. 21, ‘24: Redwine Jam
TEMPORARY COVID RESTRICTIONS LIFTED
Vaccination or a fresh negative COVID test are encouraged but no longer required for all persons entering the sanctuary.
Every person entering the sanctuary is encouraged to wear a mask for the entire time they are indoors except while consuming refreshments.
Hand sanitizer will be available.
Two portable air filtration systems are in the Sanctuary.
Eating and drinking are now allowed inside.