Friendly Folk Returns to the Meeting House Stage on April 10!

Friendly Folk

Friendly Folk

Friendly Folk returns as our feature act this month! With the addition of Linda Markey to the original lineup of Hal Pederson and Jeanne Sable, and Jim Rodger on Harmonica, Friendly Folk is now a quartet of versatile, seasoned performers.

Friendly Folk performs traditional folk and contemporary acoustic music at concerts, restaurants, festivals, and other venues in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Founding member Hal Pederson was lead singer of the Irish folk group, Blarney Stone. His long time singing partner, Jeanne Sable, adds original songs to their repertoire. They recently welcomed folksinger Linda Markey on guitar, banjo, and assorted other instruments, and sound man Jim Rodger who adds harmonica. The group produces rich vocal harmonies.

Coffee, tea, and an ever-changing variety of wonderful home-made food is available.

How it works: Doors open at 6:30 pm and music begins at 7:00 pm.  Performers are encouraged to sign up for one of the three-song (or 15-minute) slots. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis. If there are a large number of open mike performers, slots will be reduced to two songs (or 10 minutes).

Thinking about performing? Everybody is welcomed and encouraged to share their talents, but like all things in life, there are Rules. Most months we will schedule a feature performer for a longer, 40-minute slot. Check out our Calendar to see who will be featured at our coffeehouse in the coming months.

Equipment: We have a small PA, four microphones, and two direct inputs for instruments that provide sound reinforcement. A nice old upright piano is available for use as well.

Dates: Usually held on the second Friday of each month. Consult the Calendar page to make sure that the open mike is being held during any particular month. Occasionally we may need to move the date for a given month, depending on availability of the venue.


6 Payson Hill Road
Rindge, New Hampshire

Click here for map and directions.

Contact info:
David Lister: dave@meetinghousestage.com