The Mermaid's Tavern

Online Folk Club

The Mermaid's Tavern is an online folk club from a home digital studio. We connect and coach participatory audiences, session leaders, and performers pivoting to digital to create and cultivate online community.

Live From the Mermaid's Tavern Online Events

  • Weekly series of ballad sings and chantey sings Sundays 2-5 EDT

  • Weekly houseconcerts Thursdays 7:30 EDT

  • Special events (ballad workshop, MayDay sing, masterclass)

  • Cosponsorship of livestream events for Folk Song Society of Greater Boston*

* Folk societies please inquire for cosponsorship/coaching

32 live events in the first 3 months of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Transparent tech so we don’t waste valuable singing time

  • Zoom meetings for participants livestreamed to Facebook audience

  • Zoom links emailed to mailing list for security

  • Newsletter/blog links to other online sings and session calendars

Calendar of Online Events - Google Calendar & Facebook

Click each event for online links. Visit each Calendar page for full schedule and to subscribe.

  • Artist coaching on livestream tech, social presentation, online marketing & sales, home studio setup

  • Participant coaching for mobile, old computers, slow internet, dial-in, visually impaired

  • Creative/technical solutions for livestream troubleshooting

  • How-to blog posts, DIY Facebook group, video tips for patrons

Mermaid's Tavern Digital Studio

Home studio for livestreaming, recording, A/V editing, digitizing

Mermaid's Tavern Blog

Meet up with other musicians, A/V engineers, and organization leaders making the pivot to digital and share your experiences

#FutureOfFolk Masterclasses and Mentoring

  • Focal point for an intergenerational network supporting older folkies crossing the digital divide

  • Digital Heritage Consulting’s commitment to participatory community song at a time of uncertainty when singers are super-spreaders of COVID-19 and online is the safest place for us to sing together

Masterclass in Online Sessions and Livestream Concerts