Jan Petersis creating Weekly Shows of Traditional & Contemporary Folk Music & More
If you are here then chances are we've had a personal connection and you've experienced, appreciated, and enjoyed the work I do. I thank you for stopping by.
I have a passion for bringing talents together and creating unique and compelling events, while all along ever developing my own music and songs. This passion extends into studying traditional music from Ireland, other related music and songs, composing along those veins, and
for infusing my community with fun and exciting productions and shows of traditional and trad-based acoustic music.
The video here is a 20 minute documentary showing the weekly event I produce that turned four years old on Novevember 5, 2018!
Irish & Folk Mondays begins each week with an Open Irish Music Session. From 6-8PM each week friends gather to share tunes in a supportive and positive cross-generational gathering around traditional Irish music. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced players sit in a circle and play together. Younger participants and beginners come to learn and are encouraged to pick up on the etiquette of how it all works.
After the session comes a concert performance by local, regional, and national touring artists who perform traditional or traditional based acoustic folk music. Sometimes, now that these Mondays have gained some national notice, national or International luminaries come through to play for us.
Here's the link to Mondays on my site:
I run a wonderful band called Gallowglass, and we do our part to keep Irish music going strong in Bellingham and the greater area when called upon to do so: https://gallowglassmusic.squarespace.com/
None of these shows pay much to speak of, so I am excited about how this site with your participation may allow me to continue to create distinctive and culturally significant productions by allowing me to take care of normal demands of life such as transportation, shelter, gear, etc.
Please visit my Youtube Channel, Jan Songs Productions, as there are many short videos and clips of the things I organize and create. When you participate here every time I upload a post you'll receive a notification so you can check it out and see what it is you're supporting post by post. Its great if like to share on social media about the creator you are supporting!
It takes all I have to keep bringing good Celtic, Traditional, and Folk Music into the community, so this site is revolutionary for people like me - anyone who is passionately devoted to an authentic process of sharing and creating art. In my case it is producing live music events and composing instrumentals and songs that reach deep into the heart and soul.
You may contribute anywhere from $5.00 a month to $500 one time or occasionally or however you like. And please know that any amount be it only or five or 15 dollars a month is HUGELY helpful and wonderful!
I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have and share in more detail about my efforts ~
Thank you for stopping by and for fortifying my work to do my part to keep quality traditional and contemporary folk music strong in the Bellingham area and region.
Jan (pronounced like Yahn)
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTchqoy4QcaUdfSaLeG3i3Q
Band Site: gallowglassmusic.squarespace.com
Email: [email protected]
360 820 0486
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To help with regular living and professional expenses from van maintenance and insurance to instrument and sound gear needs.
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