Song Circles

Jun
21
Fri
Mt Airy Monthly Song Circle @ Mount Airy Town Hall
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jun
23
Sun
FORMAL Song Circle @ The Common Market
Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jul
13
Sat
Traditional Song Circle @ Faith Assembly of God Church
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jul
14
Sun
FORMAL Song Circle @ The Common Market
Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jul
19
Fri
Mt Airy Monthly Song Circle @ Mount Airy Town Hall
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jul
28
Sun
FORMAL Song Circle @ The Common Market
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Aug
10
Sat
Traditional Song Circle @ Faith Assembly of God Church
Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Aug
11
Sun
FORMAL Song Circle @ The Common Market
Aug 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Aug
16
Fri
Mt Airy Monthly Song Circle @ Mount Airy Town Hall
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Aug
25
Sun
FORMAL Song Circle @ The Common Market
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

What is a song circle?

A song circle is a gathering of folks to make music together, to sing, play, and share songs.

F.A.M.E. currently has three song circles, each a little different than the others: the longest running of them is our Traditional Folk Song Circle with Tomy Wright. This is currently based at the Faith Assembly of God in Brunswick (it used to be at Dublin Roasters in Frederick). It moved onto Zoom in 2020, and still operates on that format for those who can’t make it there in person (we have a few out of state folks who participate as well). It uses the “Rise Up Singing” songbook as its source. It meets every second Saturday of the month from 1-3pm.

F.A.M.E. inherited the Mount Airy Arts Alliance ‘s song circle when the Arts Alliance disbanded. This is a less formal gathering, with elements of a jam session to it. People can bring music they want to share (Chords and lyrics), or sometimes songs are played with just a quick run-through of the chords. This meets every third Friday at Mount Airy Town Hall from 7-8:30pm.

The newest song circle is the “formal” song circle that will be meeting in the Community Room in the Common Market on Buckeystown Pike every other Sunday from 11am to 1pm. What makes it formal is that it’s strongly recommended that you bring the chords and lyrics to a few songs (maybe 6-7 copies?) so that everyone can play or sing along.

You don’t have to play an instrument to attend a song circle. You can just sing, or even just listen.

Come join us at any or all of these!