Relaying news on behalf of Friends of Filk and Cecilia Eng! They’re tracking current online events as well as encouraging people to vote for the 2020 Pegasus Awards.
Friends of Filk is tracking many of the virtual filk events and sends advance reminders as well as the Zoom links out to the Emerald Forest Filk list prior to the events. You can also check out the Friends of Filk website at https://friendsoffilk.org and check out the Calendar of Events and submit additional filk event details. There is also an occasional blog, and you can click on the “Song Lyrics” link to pull up song lyrics which filkers have requested during virtual song circles. An effort is made to post event times for the Pacific Time Zone to minimize confusion. Someday when it’s safe to come out, we hope to once again start the Portland in-person filk circles as it would be nice to be able to sing harmonies and choruses together again!
In the meantime, be sure to fill out your nominating ballots for the 2020 Pegasus Awards by the end of July! The link is on the website Calendar of Events reminder. You can vote for up to five songs or filkers per category. One nominating ballot per person!
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Conflikt, the annual Cascadian filk convention held in Sea-Tac, Washington, is now accepting submissions to the Songbook and official convention CD. They’ve also released a progress report with lots of information. Get your submissions in quickly! Details here.
Let us know about Norwescon and nwcMUSIC con reports and wrap-up posts! We’ll link to them here. This post will be edited to add more links as we find them.
Heather Dale is going to give a house concert at Rainbow’s End in Seattle the Sunday before Norwescon. Details and contact information here if you’re interested!
nwcMUSIC at Norwescon plans to livestream a lot of their shows. You can read the details here, though apparently more deets will be forthcoming.
Dara is also encouraging people to sign up for Cascadia’s Got Talent!, the nwcMUSIC talent show at Norwescon. Acts aren’t limited to music; they’ve had comedians, magicians, things like that. It’s a silly show, with silly prizes, and generally good fun.
The second album from Leannan Sidhe, Mine to Love, has been released on Bandcamp. All songs are playable on Bandcamp except for the cover of Phoenix’s “King of Elfland’s Daughter,” due to copyright restrictions.
On this release, Leannan Sidhe are Shanti Singleton, Alexander James Adams, Betsy Tinney, Mickey Phoenix, S.J. Tucker, Rob Lindfors, Dara Korra’ti, Sunnie Larson, and Wednesday Phoenix, making it a particularly large instantiation of the band.
The album was recorded at PhantaSea Studios and Supervillian Studios, with engineering by Alexander James Adams and Dara Korra’ti, and mastering by Endless Creations.
The schedule for Norwescon’s nwcMUSIC 2014 geekmusic festival is up! April 17-20, 2014. Here’s the graphic grid:
…with an overview writeup here, several sample tracks from performers here, and workshop and performance opportunity details here.
Prior Conflikt GoH Talis Kimberly has released Songs for the Wood, a six-song EP on Bandcamp for a mere £3. It’s a fundraiser to help her village to purchase the adjacent woodland known as Kings Farm Wood, and safeguard it for the community. The project is being administered by the Wroughton Parish Council and the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. Details if you want them, on the Bandcamp page.
New video! “Carry Ons.” Jeff and Maya, of course, with Tony Fabris popping in for background vocals. 😀