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.
Check out the rosters to see who joins us and what we sing, and join the mailing list for links to online sessions.
Tips and patrons keep us on the air and releasing new music on Bandcamp, so thanks for your donations toward studio services.
Live From the Mermaid's Tavern Online Events
We had 38 singers from 3 or 4 different countries, all engaged and supportive listeners as well as fabulous singers. I'm so grateful to Lynn for enabling us to come together and keep our community strong and build it as well during these hard times."
-- Heather Livingston, Maryland
"The sessions are well steered, with no idle chat – and yet there’s always time for a cordial welcome. The host’s respect for the participants goes hand-in-voice with the sense of mutual trust that this engenders. Singers therefore experience a feeling of being valued, not least for adding value to the shared experience.”
--David Kidman, Yorkshire, UK
Weekly series of ballad sings and chantey sings Sundays 2-5 EDT
Bimonthly houseconcerts first and third Thursdays 7:30 EDT
Special events: Seasonal celebrations, teaching workshops and masterclasses, online event networking
Cosponsorship of livestream events for Folk Song Society of Greater Boston*
* Folk societies please inquire for cosponsorship/coaching
Calendar of Online Events - Google Calendar & Facebook
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 DIY Digital Facebook Group
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