Welcome to the inaugural Community Sings Map and Directory, which features community sings from throughout the globe. We hope you find this resource helpful, we want to get the world singing together. If you’d like to list your event here please CLICK HERE. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
10th Annual Winter Weekend – Village Harmony Description: A weekend of song & dance with Patty Cuyler & Larry Gordon, and guest musicians Merita & Raif Hyseni from Albania. When: 6:00 PM, This is an annual event, beginning with supper on Friday and ending at 3 pm on Sunday. Where: Hulbert Center, 2969 Lake Morey Rd, Fairlee, VT 5045, USA. Visit Website
An Impromptu Glorious Chorus Description: Low pressure, high pleasure! Global, Local & Homemade Songs for singers of all styles, levels, and tendencies. When: 7:00 pm, Second (mostly) Thursday of the month Where: Atlanta Shambhala Center, 1447 Church St., Decatur, GA 30030, USA. Visit Website
An Impromptu Glorious Chorus Description: Low pressure, high pleasure! Global, Local & Homemade Songs for singers of all levels, styles, and tendencies. When: 9:00 am, Thurs. Feb. 26, 2015 Where: The Studios at Key West, 533 Eaton St., Key West, FL 33040, USA. Visit Website
Asheville Community Sing Description: Once a month, attendees bring songs to share from traditions ranging from sea shanties to hymns to gospel, round and ballads. When: Evenings, There are not currently set times for the sing. Please e-mail song leader Saro LT at email@example.com to get the current time. Where: 40 Congress St, Asheville, NC 28801, USA. Visit Website
Ballad Night Description: Ballad Sing, April 10, 2015, 7:30 P.M., Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, on the campus of Berea College. When: 7:30 PM, April 10, 2015, This is a once-a-year event. Where: Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, 205 N. Main St., Berea, KY 40403, USA. Visit Website
Beacon Hill Rise Up Description: Occassional group of singers gets together in North Beacon Hill Seattle. Looking for new members When: 6:30 PM, Thursdays Where: 3010 17th Ave. So, Seattle , WA 98144, USA.
Birmingham Alabama Song Circle Description: We meet at different homes monthly, and use the book “Rise up Singing.” For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org When: 06:00 PM, Third Sunday of each month (usually) Where: Different homes, Birmingham, AL 35226, USA. Visit Website
Bootcamp Locals Description: It’s comprised of women who attended Tret Fure’s guitar and songwriting Bootcamp. When: 2:00 PM, Once a month whenever it works for everyone. Where: Grethe Cammermeyers house, Langley, WA 98260, USA.
Bucks County Folk Song Society Description: A gathering of musicians and listeners. Monthly performances followed by jam sessions. When: 6:30 PM, First Sunday of every month. Second Sunday if the first Sunday is a holiday. Where: Wrightstown Friends Meetinghouse, 535 Durham Rd, Newtown, PA 18940, USA. Visit Website
Budd Bay Shanty Sing Description: 12 to 25 singers sing shanties and songs of the sea on the first Sunday of each month from 7 to 9 pm. See website for locations. When: 7:00 PM, First Sunday of the month Where: , Olympia, WA 98501, USA. Visit Website
Fiddle & Song Description: Free, all ages: playing fiddle by ear using song and tune words and solfege syllables to enable fiddle playing. Instruction. When: 6:00 PM, Mondays weekly Where: Eastford Elementary School, 10 Westford Road, Eastford, CT 06242, USA.
Fine Fantastic Song Circle Description: We start with a potluck at 5 PM and then sing. Ages range from 2 to 72. When: 5:00 PM, Third Sundays Sep-May, 4th Sundays Jun-Aug Where: 2433 Elmhurst, Royal Oak, MI 48073, USA.
First Sunday Sings Description: Jan/Apr/July/Oct: gospel sing; Feb/May/Aug/Nov: ballad sing. Dec: pub carol sing, Mar/June/Sept: one-off themed sings. When: 2:00 PM, First Sundays, with fairly frequent rescheduling. Check our Facebook page for updates. Where: Merlins Rest, 3601 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406, USA. Visit Website
Folk Factory Open Stage/Open Circle Description: First half is an Open Stage-Musicians performing for audience. Second half is an Open Circle, where all can share a song in turn. When: 7:30 PM, Fourth Thursdays of Sept. and Oct, and Jan. through May. Where: Unitarian Chuech of the Restoration, basement, 6900 Stenton Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19150, USA. Visit Website
Folk Fridays at Ethical Description: Singalong gathering and jam. When: 7:30 PM, Second Friday of each month October – June Where: 516 Prospect St., Maplewood, NJ 07040, USA. Visit Website
Four Corners Community Singalong Description: Third Sunday of each month from 6-8 pm at the Four Corners Schoolhouse, East Montpelier. When: 6:00 PM, Third Sunday of the month Where: Four Corners Schoolhouse, Dodge Road/Snow Hill Road/, East Montpelier, VT 05640, USA.
Fourth Monday Pub Sing Description: We sing whatever works with a chorus and a crowd. No books, no instruments, families welcome. When: 7:00 PM, Every Fourth Monday of the month. Where: Merlins Rest, 3601 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406, USA. Visit Website
Fox Valley Folklore Society “Sing Around” Description: An informal song circle in Chicago’s western suburbs where folks have shared the music they love every Wed. since Jan 15, 1975. When: 7:30 PM, Every Wednesday. Where: Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Restaurant, 28 W. New York St., Aurora, IL 60506, USA. Visit Website
Friends Folk Club Description: We promote a variety of music/dance and other related performing acts in the Delaware Valley by organizing community events. When: 7:30 PM, Usually it’s the 2nd Friday or Saturday of the month. Check our Facebook page. Where: Oxford Meetinghouse, 260 S. 3rd St., Oxford, PA 19363, USA. Visit Website
Friends of Celtic Music Description: Around a dozen folks sing Irish and Celtic songs, solos and singalongs. For info email Burt (burtdabard [at] comcast.net). When: 7:30 PM, Every month to 2 months, date to be arranged. Where: , Olympia, WA 98502, USA.
Gloucester Chantey Night Description: A weekly sea chantey and sea music sing at the Dog Bar Pub, Mondays 6-9 pm. All ages and instruments are welcome. When: 6:00 PM, Every Monday evening from 6-9pm Where: Dog Bar Pub, 65 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930, USA. Visit Website
Golden Link Folk Singing Society Singarounds Description: Free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to sing/play a tune, request a tune, or just come to listen. When: 7:30 PM, Every Tuesday evening Where: 12 Corners Presbyterian Church, 1200 South Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618, USA. Visit Website
Greater Boston Intergenerational Chorus Description: Non-auditioned chorus for ages 10-110. We sing in many styles of music. 80 singers; great community. Directed by Joanne Hammil. When: 6:30 PM, Tuesday evenings Sept-May Where: First Parish of Watertown, 35 Church St, Watertown, MA 02472, USA. Visit Website
Greenwood Family Sing Description: Meeting monthly since 1988. We gather in a circle with a copy of Rise Up Singing for each person and sing as a group. When: 7:15 PM, Second Saturday except for December when it’s sometimes the third Saturday. Where: 302 NW 81st St, Seattle, WA 98117, .
Hootenanny! Description: Periodic gathering organized topical themes. For meeting dates and locations, email Daniel (dleicht [at] ilstu.edu). When: 7:00 PM, Seasonally Where: , Bloomington/Normal, IL 61761, USA.
Hootenanny! Description: Periodic gathering organized topical themes. For meeting dates and locations, email Daniel (dleicht [at] ilstu.edu). When: 7:00 PM, Seasonally Where: , Bloomington/Normal, IL 61761, USA.
Hump Day Hoot Description: A dozen folks sing folk songs from the 60’s for 2 hours When: 7:00 PM, Every “good weather” Wednesday – May thru September Where: 1630 Madrona Bch Rd NW, Olympia, WA 98502, USA.
Kenosha Hootenanny Description: Informal gathering of people who love to play or sing folk music. Bring an acoustic instrument or just come to sing along. When: 7:00 PM, First Fridays, except March and November when it is the second Friday. Where: 6603 3rd Ave., Kenosha, WI 53143, USA.
Lake Cumberland Jammers Description: Acoustic music sing-around. When: 6:00 PM, Every Tuesday Where: Carnegie Community Arts Center, 107 N Main Street, Somerset, KY 42519, USA. Visit Website
LITMA House Sing Description: A roving gathering of musicians and singers. When: 3:30 PM, Second Saturday of each month Where: 288 Maple St., Islip, NY 11751, . Visit Website
Lyceum Song Circle Description: Every Sunday at the Tamworth Lyceum following a performance by a local musician. Free and open to the public! When: 1:00 PM, Every Sunday year-round. First hour is a performance by a local musician, second hour is open song circle. Where: 85 Main Street, Tamworth, NH 03886, USA. Visit Website
Madison Song Circle Description: In the tradition of a Song Circle, everyone gets the chance to start or lead a song of your choosing, any style will do. When: 6:30 PM, Every Wednesday Where: The Cardinal Bar, 418 E. Wilson St., Madison, WI 53703, USA. Visit Website
Monthly Sing Along Description: Group is open to anyone who wants to attend, just contact Sue first! (schase [at] cstone.net). We all bring songs to share. Most are traditional or modern. There are a few instruments at each sessions with anywhere from 8 to 18 people. When: , First Sunday of Every Month Where: , Charlottesville, VA , USA.
Monthly Song Circle Description: We meet the 3rd Friday evening of every month in the Nevada City/Grass Valley area of the Northern California foothills. Location varies When: 6:30 PM, Every third Friday of the month Where: , Nevada City/Grass Valley, CA 95959, USA.
Mount Holly Folk Club Description: Weekly gathering of singers, musicians and music lovers to sing, play and enjoy a broad interpretation of “Folk Music”. When: 7:00 PM, Every Monday Where: Mount Holly Community Library, 26 Maple Hill Road, Belmont, VT 05730, USA. Visit Website
Open Sing (Singing Circle) Description: First Friday of the month at a home. We take turns around the circle, singing, requesting a song, or listening. When: 7 pm, first friday. Write to email@example.com for information. Where: , Scranton, PA 18505, USA. Visit Website
Portland Folkmusic Society Song Circle Description: Meets monthly on the second Saturday at selected member homes. Open to singers and players. Potluck meals. View our website for locations. When: 7:00 PM, Second Saturday of each month. Where: , Portland, Oregon 97201, U.S.. Visit Website
Press Room Sing Description: Tunes and singing, mostly traditional. Press Room pub on Daniels Street in Portsmouth, NH from 4:30 to 9:00 PM Fridays When: 4:00 PM, Every Friday from 4 PM to 9 PM Where: Press Room Pub, 77 Daniel Street, Portsmouth, NH 38010, USA. Visit Website
Quiet Corner Songswap Description: A Capella or acoustic instrument informal circle sing. Lead your own song and sing along with others. Songbooks available. When: 7:00 PM, Second Fridays Monthly Where: 1st Congregational Church, 543 Route 169, Woodstock, CT 06242, USA.
Rise Up Singing Description: An informal gathering of singers and instrumentalists from First Parish and the wider community. When: 7:30 PM, Monthly on 4th Friday Where: First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742, USA. Visit Website
Rise Up Singing: Wichita Description: We gather every Sunday evening from 7:00-9:30 pm. Check out our Facebook page to find the location. When: 7:00 PM, Every Sunday evening. Where: 1440 Park Place, Wichita, KS 67203, . Visit Website
Rowayton Chantey Sing Description: A monthly Chantey Sing and a rousing good time with maritime chorus songs, refreshments, and a sunset over the local river. When: 4:00 PM, Second Sunday of the month – September-May (4-7 p.m.)Third Thursday of the month – June, July, and August (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Where: Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton, CT 68530, USA.
Sderot Folk Club Description: An intimate gathering of music lovers from Sderot area. We sit in a circle, play music and listen. Please join us. When: 8:30 PM, Every last Thursday of the month Where: 5 Nitzan St., Sderot, 8708227, Israel. Visit Website
Seattle Pub Sing Description: A relaxed, informal gathering of singers sharing traditional songs and folk songs at the local pub. When: 8:00 PM, Every third Thursday of the month. Where: T.S McHugh’s Public House. In the room on the left., 21 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109, Usa. Visit Website
Seattle Song Circle Description: We meet every Sunday evening somewhere around Seattle. People sing just about everything. See website for precise locations. When: 7:00 PM, Every Sunday Evening Where: , Seattle, WA 98103, King. Visit Website
Seattle Song Circle Description: Started in 1973 as a way to have the Folklife Festival last all year long. Circle format, meet in living rooms. When: 7:00 PM, Every Sunday Evening Where: , Seattle, WA 98103, . Visit Website
Second Monday Shanty Sing Description: Songs of the sea broadly interpreted. No songbooks (cheat sheets OK), no instruments, no one under 21 (bar’s house rule, sorry). When: 7:30 PM, Second Monday of every month with rare exception. Where: The Dubliner, 2162 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55114, USA. Visit Website
Second Sunday Song Circle Description: Potluck, group singing. All cuisines, voices, and instruments welcome. We use RUS. Website has variations in date/location. When: 5:00 PM, Second Sunday of most months. Where: 3242 Brook Trails Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508-2652, USA. Visit Website
Shanty & Forebitter Session Description: Sea songs for all When: 3:30 PM, Third Saturdays of the month Where: The Press Room pub, 77 Daniel St., Portsmouth, NH 38010, USA. Visit Website
Sing Along Description: Submit a favorite song, meet once a year, (a winter eve), to sing. All share why song has meaning to them. When: 07:30 pm, We meet once a year, typically the last Saturday evening in January, or right around that time. Where: , University Heights, OH 44118, USA.
Sing Out Knoxville Description: Casual singing group that meets the Second Sunday of every month 7-9pm at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. When: 07:00 PM, Every second Sunday of the month. Where: 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919, USA.
Sing-a-long with Zach Thomas Description: We’ll gather 4/25/2015, EagleSpeak Coffee House, 3907 S. Blvd, Charlotte, NC. BYOInstruments. Lyrics of familiar songs handed out. When: 8 PM, Presently, we meet once a year in April. This plan could change. Where: EagleSpeak Coffee House, 3907 S. Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28209, USA. Visit Website
Singalong with Sam & Jane Description: Monthly event in Guelph, Ontario, led by Sam Turton & Jane Lewis. Lyric books provided—you request songs & we all sing together! When: 8:00 PM, Usually the first or second Friday of the month: see http://www.all-together-now.ca/singalong.html for dates and details. Where: Magnolia Cafe, 88 Yarmouth Street, Guelph, ON N1H 2H6, Canada. Visit Website
Singing for Fun for Everyone Description: 8-week session to discover, explore, expand your natural voice and sing in community. When: 7:30 pm, Monday evenings Jan. 5 – Feb. 23, 2015 Where: Candler Park Yoga Studio, 1630 DeKalb Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307, USA. Visit Website
Singing in the Light Description: We sing songs from around the world in the oral tradition just for fun. Benefits Fifty Lanterns International. When: 04:00 PM, Occasional Sundays, except in the summer. Check the calendar at www.barbaramcafee.com for dates. Where: Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, 511 Groveland Ave, art gallery, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA. Visit Website
Singtime frolics Description: A weekend camp for singing, workshops, jamming. When: 5:00 PM, Third weekend of March, annually Where: Menucha Retreat Center, 38711 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy., Corbett, OR 97019, USA. Visit Website
Song Circle, Cape May, NJ Description: We sing together. Not performing. FREE. Use Rise Up Singing, have copies to borrow. When: 6:00 PM, Every 3rd Wed., Where: 2600 Bayshore Rd., , Villas, NJ 08251, USA.
Sonoma County Children’s Music Description: All of our events feature singing. Kindermusik & ukulele classes, concerts at nursing homes & Christmas caroling. When: 3:45 PM, Various times, see website Where: Sonoma County Children’s Music, 867 Third St., Santa Rosa, CA 95404, USA. Visit Website
Spirit of Beacon Sing Along Description: Started 7 years ago by Pete Seeger, the community sings outdoors at the conclusion of the Spirit of Beacon parade. When: 2:00 PM, The last Sunday in September Where: 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508, USA.
St Croix Falls Song Circle Description: Open circle, simple rounds and chants from around the world taught in the oral tradition, 2nd Sunday monthly. When: 4:30 – 6:30, 2nd Sunday every month Where: Festival Theatre, Washington St, St Croix falls, WI 54009, USA.
Strathaven Folk Club Description: Monthly Folk club in Strathaven, Scotland.Our evenings alternate between Guest Act evenings & “Singers’ Nights”. When: 7:30 PM, Monthly, 3rd Friday of the month. Where: Strathaven Gallery, Bridge Street, Strathaven, South Lanarkshire ML10 6AN, Scotland. Visit Website
The Chelten Jam Description: Usually 4th Fridays in Wyncote PA, 7pm Acoustic – all instruments & genres. Encouraging songs everyone can participate on ! When: 7:00 PM, Most 4th Fridays – be sure to check before coming firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-885-0504 Where: Calvary Presbyterian Church , 217 Fernbrook Rd , Wyncote , PA 19095, USA. Visit Website
The Dayton Folk Music Sing-Along Meetup Description: We meet monthly for an acoustic guitar sing along. Free and open to the public, we embrace harmonicas, mandolins or slide guitars. When: 06:00 pm, Every 4th Thursday except in November and December. We meet the 3rd Thursday of November and not at all in December. Where: Starbucks , 2418 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH 45419, USA. Visit Website
The Key City Singalong Description: A monthly gathering of people in the Kankakee, Illinois area who love to sing. When: 7:00 PM, The First Thursday of Every Month Where: 259 S. Schuyler, Kankakee, IL 60901, USA. Visit Website
The Lake County Folk Club Song Circle Description: Song Circle on the fourth Sunday of each month, all welcome. When: 7:00 PM, Fourth Sunday of every month. Where: The In-Laws Restaurant, 720 Milwaukee Ave., Gurnee, IL 60031, USA. Visit Website
The Open Circle Description: A gathering of musicians, singers, writers, and listeners, sharing in turn around the circle. When: 7:30 PM, Third Thursday of every month. Where: Unitarian Church of the Restoration’s Hale Hall, 6900 Stenton Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19150, USA.
The Reno Hootenany Description: Monthly at Abby’s Highway 40 bar in downtown Reno, NV, 15 to 20 regularly gather to sing labor, Wobbly, railroad & folks songs. When: 7:00 PM, Usually it is every-other month, no regular day of the week, but usually the third Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday Where: 432 E 4th Street, Reno, NV 89505, USA.
The Singer’s Circle Description: Gather in private homes & take turns singing often from Rise Up Singing. For location info please email Steve (marstedd [at] yahoo.com) When: 7:30 PM, 4th Friday of the month Where: , Sonoma County, CA. 95400, USA.
Thornapple Song Circle Description: Community singing “to soothe the soul” come to the Thornapple Song Circle is on the first Sunday of every month. When: 7:00 PM, Thornapple Song Circle on the first Sunday of every month. Where: 3 Market St, Middleville, MI 49333, USA. Visit Website
Threshold Choir Description: Women singing at bedsides of sick or dying people. we meet to sing in community three times a month. When: Thurs–7 PM. Tues–3 PM, 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings, 3rd Tues afternoon Where: lake merritt united methodist church, oakland, ca 94606, usa. Visit Website
Traditional Folk Song Circle Description: We meet the Second Saturday of each month at Dublin Roasters in Frederick, MD to sing songs from Rise Up Singing. When: 2:00 PM, Second Saturday of every month Where: Dublin Roasters, 1780 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701, USA. Visit Website
Traditional Singers Club Session Description: Focus on unaccompanied solo singing of traditional songs from various traditions. Chorus songs welcome. When: 3:00 PM, Last Sunday of each month Where: 374 Selby Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102, USA. Visit Website
Ulverston Singing Jam Description: Very informal community singing group held monthly in the lovely town of Ulverston, Cumbria. When: 7:30 PM, Third Friday of every month. Where: Natterjacks, 34 Queen Street, Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 7AF, United Kingdom. Visit Website
West Ottawa Acoustic Song Circle Description: 6-15 people, song circle format, extra song books. We welcome all acoustic instruments, voices & styles, visitors. We meet in a private home in Britannia (West Ottawa), email to learn more! When: 6:30 PM optional potluck, 7:30 PM singing starts. , Two nights a month, alternating Fridays and Saturdays. Where: , Ottawa, ON K2B 7E1, Canada.
West L.A. Hoot Description: The West L.A. Hoot is a Songmakers event. Every 4th Sunday from 5 to 9 PM we get together to make acoustic music and sing. When: 5:00 PM, 4th Sunday of every month Where: 1536 S Crest Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90035, . Visit Website
Wild Asheville Community Chorus (WACC) Description: Join us for a season of singing songs from South Africa, the Balkans, Caucasus Georgia, America and more! When: 07:00 PM, Spring 2015 Dates:Feb 12, 19, 26March 5, 12, 19, 26April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Where: , Asheville, NC 28801, . Visit Website
Yale-New Haven Regular Singing Description: Shape-note singing from the Sacred Harp on the campus of Yale University. All are welcome, no experience required. When: 7:00 PM, Every Tuesday evening Where: 469 College Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA. Visit Website
Yellow Springs Hootenanny Description: A fun evening of acoustic playing and group singing. We have our own songbook & also use Rise Up Singing. When: 6:00 PM, Third Saturday of each month Where: Coretta Scott King Center, Livermore and West Center College Streets, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, United States. Visit Website
Yellowknife House Ceilidhs Description: Informal gatherings in people’s homes where music, stories, dance and jokes from all genres and cultures are shared. When: 8:00 PM, Last Saturday of each month. Where: 4505 School Draw Avenue, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2K3, Canada. Visit Website