Peoples Voice Cafe

The Peoples' Voice Cafe

An alternative coffeehouse offering live entertainment in New York City,
from folk music and protest songs to rap and jazz, and poetry, storytelling, and dance.

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Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at 8pm:

Adele Rolider
Come join the fun as singer-songwriter/music therapist Adele Rolider weaves a new and passionate web of original and cover tunes to inspire, warm and nurture through song. From sweet to somber, from rap to calypso, she’ll sing of building community and get you singing, too! With Barry Kornhauser on cello and guitar, Mara Goodman on vocals, and Adele on vocals and guitar. "And we’re all connected, gotta have that now, more than ever, to just allow, and breathe... believe."
"Adele’s beautiful voice and empowering songs make me know a better world really is possible." --Ray Korona

Dave Dersham
Emerging from the contemporary Cambridge folk scene after many years of travel out west, Dave creates original songs with poetic lyrics and his uniquely expressive voice. Dave has recorded two CDs, The Burn of Summer and Gilding the Lilies on Constant Clip Records, that sound like your favorite records from the seventies.
"Dersham taps hopeful melodies and reverses lyrical expectations at every turn... exudes a brand of humane charm that sets him apart from every other songwriter you’ll see this year." --Club Passim

Community Church of New York U.U.
40 East 35th St. (between Madison & Park)
New York, NY, 10016
Cafe entrance at far right of building, at street level.

to 33rd St. (2 1/2 blocks to the church)
to 34th Street/Herald Square (3 1/2 blocks)

All shows start at 8 PM, Saturdays. Doors open at 7:30.
No reservations, so come early to be assured a seat.

$20 suggested contribution -- more if you choose, less if you can't; no one turned away.
For PVC subscribers the suggested contribution is $12.

Wheelchair accessible (including bathrooms). For info call 212-787-3903.

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at 8pm:

Mai Hernon & Celtic Font
Mai Hernon was born in County Sligo, Ireland, in a hamlet rich in musical culture where singers, flautists, and fiddlers abound. A set dancer as a child, in adulthood Mai turned to singing and has recorded three albums of traditional Irish songs, some unaccompanied and some with guitars, concertina, and flutes. Besides singing in Celtic Font with her husband, she also performs with the all-female quartet Beeswing.

Photo by Clyde Berger

Marie Mularczyk O’Connell & Friends
Three voices blended in splendid harmonies that will lift your spirit and warm your heart. They sing folk, country, gospel, and songs of social justice, accompanied by guitars, banjo, dulcimer, autoharp, spoons and castanets. Inspired by Appalachian music, they have brought the deep modal harmonies of this tradition to their repertoire. They also sing rich madrigals, Sacred Harp Music and hymns, and Irish songs. Marie plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, dulcimer, dumbec, bones and spoons, and sings British and American folksongs and Jewish music. Candice (Candy) Baranello plays dulcimer and sings traditional, Old Timey, classical and gospel. Lorraine Berger plays guitar and flamenco castanets, and sings in a beautiful alto. Special guest Alice Backer is a classically-trained violinist who plays bluegrass, Irish, Scottish, and Klezmer music.

Dec. 24:

Closed for Christmas/Winter Holidays

Dec. 31:

Closed for New Year's Eve

And coming up in 2017:

Jan 7:Reggie Harris & Pat Wictor

Jan 14:Windborne + Robin Greenstein

Jan 21: Closed for demonstrations in Washington DC and other cities

Jan 28:Closed for Peoples' Music Network Winter Gathering

Feb 4:Lindsey Wilson & the Reckoning + Ren Anton & Dilson Hernandez

Feb 11:Rod MacDonald

Feb 18:Steve Suffet 70th birthday celebration (free concert featuring Beth Kotkin, Joel Landy, Sandy Pliskin, Anne Price, and Gina Tlamsa)

Feb 25:New Voices Night: Linnea Paton + Jonny Grave + Pamela Jean Alagoos

Mar 4:NYC Labor Chorus

Mar 11:Camela Widad + Alix Dobkin

Mar 18:Concetta Abbate + Chris Nauman + Peter Pasco

Mar 25:Human Condition reunion concert

Apr 1:Lavender Light + Taina Asili

Apr 8:Ray Korona Band

Apr 15:Closed for Easter Weekend

Apr 22:Susie Erenrich's book release (performers to be announced)

Apr 29:Bing Futch

May 6:Spoken Word Night: Thelma Thomas + The Bread Is Rising Poetry Collective

May 13:Skinner & T'witch + Vincent Cross

May 20:Jean Ritchie Tribute Concert (performers to be announced)

The Peoples' Voice Cafe's 2016-2017 season program is supported in part by an Ethelwyn Doolittle Grant from the Community Church of New York (Unitarian-Universalist).