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House Sing News

The next LITMA House Sing is scheduled for Saturday October 14 th , in Smithtown at 115 Grassy Pond Road South

Caryn and Howard Meirs are our hosts this month.

Try to arrive Saturday October 14th at about 3:30 ish. Potluck supper will be ready at 6:30 ish. Remember to bring a dish to share that will feed six people. And your voices, instruments, good humor and all those other things that a LITMA event is noted for....

House Concert

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Passing Through Concerts Presents

English Traditional Folksinger

John Roberts

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 4:00 pm

Concert will be held in a private home in East Setauket, New York. Drinks & snacks provided. Contribution $20.00 (FMSNY & LITMA members $15.00)

To reserve your seat (limited seating) call 516-492-5116 or email

John Roberts is best known as the bass vocalist and instrumental half of the lively and entertaining English folksong duo Roberts & Barrand, who has treated American audiences to traditional English ballads, folksongs, sea shanties, drinking songs and shaggy and hilarious tall tales at folk festivals, concerts, and workshops throughout the U.S., and on dozens of recordings since 1969.

Roberts was also a founding member of the Yuletide group Nowell Sing We Clear, performing and recording a pageant of dances and midwinter carols. His solo performances are engaging and illuminating whether he's singing a cappella or accompanying himself on banjo, Anglo and English concertina, or guitar. You can get a taste of Roberts' solo music by visiting his website,, or checking out performances of Nowell Sing We Clear, Roberts & Barrand, and his other projects on

English County Dance

Helen White & Carl Levine with The English Dragonflies: Mary Abdill, Judy Carlson & Gail Heppen

2 - 5 PM Sunday, October 15th

At the Brush Barn
211 Middle Country Road
Smithtown NY 11787

Tea at the break


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Water Mill Contradance

Bob Isaacs with Dune Grass

Saturday, November 7th

Introductory lesson at 7:45, dancing from 8 - 10:30

At the Watermill Community House

Contra Dance

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Smithtown Contradance

John Gallager calling with The Gotham Gals

Friday, November 13th

Introductory lesson
at 6:45, dancing begins at 7:00

At the Brush Barn
211 Middle Country Road
Smithtown NY 11787

See the full LITMA event schedule

House Sing News

Recorded at the November House Sing, at Westbury Friends

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