59th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival August 13-16, 2020

THE SHOW MUST GO ON...LINE

PFS Presents Ian Foster & Nancy Hynes

KEEP THAT FESTIVAL FEELING GOING ALL YEAR LONG WITH THE PHILADELPHIA FOLKSONG SOCIETY DIGITAL CONCERT VENUE!

Okay Fest Family! We’ve heard you LOUD AND CLEAR! You don’t love having the Digital Concert Venue on Facebook, but you did love the digital Festival… SO LET’S MOVE THE DIGITAL CONCERT VENUE TO OUR DIGITAL FESTIVAL PLATFORM!

 

PFS Presents Ian Foster & Nancy Hynes – 9/27 @ 7pm

 

Due to the constantly changing reality surrounding the global health crisis of COVID-19, the FIRST priority of the Society is the health and well-being of our community. Following the wild success of its first livestream with Mari Black on March 13, 2020, the Society has worked to to keep the music playing, lift spirits, and make sure the artists in our extended Folk Family can continue to live day to day. We all know music is a universal language and we will be utilizing it as we present artists local, regional, and international – old favorites and new discoveries – to a digital audience of music lovers from the comfort of their own homes!

PFS is excited to bring you Ian Foster and Nancy Hynes! With their tours cancelled and tens of thousands of dollars lost, this is the time to support the musicians we love and #KeepTheMusicPlaying

Newfoundland songwriter Ian Foster comes from a place of stories, and he knows how to tell them. He’s a road worn troubadour who has been described as having a keen poetic sense and a searcher’s infinite wisdom in his writing, and yet can make you laugh between songs. He writes in a modern folk style and exudes a love of storytelling. CBC’s Bob Mersereau described him as being “a fine example of what a 21st century folk performer should be doing,” and The Overcast Magazine calls him “the model modern Newfoundland songwriter. Fluid in genre, pitch perfect in practice, but still harkening to the raconteur beginnings of the folk tradition.” In 2018, he teamed up with long time partner and harmony singer Nancy Hynes to release ‘Ian Foster and Nancy Hynes: A Week in December’ and are now touring as a duo.

Often likened to Canadian songwriting icon Bruce Cockburn in both writing and guitar style, Ian’s music has been described as thoughtful, introspective, cinematic, hopeful, atmospheric, and cathartic by critics and fans alike. He has numerous awards, nominations and co-writes to his credit, including SOCAN Songwriter of the year nominations, Lyric finalist for the International Songwriting Competition (Nashville, TN), and a co-write with Canadian songwriting legend Ron Hynes.

For the last decade, Ian has toured in Canada, the U.S., Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, and Italy, and has had his music played on radio internationally. He has performed his music for audiences of all ages – from school workshops to seniors’ homes; festivals in Canada, U.S., and Italy; soft seat theatres, churches, pubs and house concerts.

Ian is also a music producer, composer for film, and filmmaker, with various accolades and awards associated with projects he has worked on over the last several years. His latest short film, Keystone, was called one of the ten best short films of the year by the Calgary International Film Festival (more information at www.keystonefilm.net).

We thank you so much for your support and understanding in a time of so much uncertainty. Sending much love to our entire extended folk family. Stay well.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO ASSOCIATED TECHNOLOGY COSTS IN PROVIDING THIS CONCERT ON OUR OWN STREAMING PLATFORM INSTEAD OF FACEBOOK, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PLEASE CONSIDER PURCHASING YOUR TICKET AT THE $15 OR ABOVE LEVEL IF POSSIBLE TO OFFSET THESE COSTS. 

We thank you so much for your support and understanding in a time of so much uncertainty. Sending much love to our entire extended folk family. Stay well.

Best,
Justin Nordell
Executive Director
Philadelphia Folksong Society

PFS DIGITAL CONCERT VENUE

SUGGESTED TICKET – $15

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