The Richmond Folk Music Society was founded to honor and promote traditional folk music and to support and encourage the artists who perform it. In our hectic, modern world with all its technological innovations and frenzied pace, we believe that it is important to keep a place in our hearts for the old songs, tunes, ballads and instruments that are part of our collective heritage. At our quarterly concerts, co-sponsored and held at Congregation Or-Ami, we provide a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere so that the community might experience superb traditional acoustic music in an intimate setting. We respect all traditions and strive to present a variety of music. We book artists who, in addition to being talented musicians, are well versed, authentic, and true to the style of the traditional music they perform.
Gypsy Roots draws upon the music of the Gypsy diaspora, particularly the style pioneered by the legendary French Gypsy guitar genius, Django Reinhardt. It is within this tradition that Gypsy Roots creates its sound—full of passion, fun, fire and promise. Please join us for this exciting concert!
Thanks to everyone who came out to see the Sunny Mountain Serenaders, Andrew Alli and Josh Small, Rumput, and the Broad Street Ramblers in 2016!