Here’s what’s happening in April and May 2011. . . .

Wednesday May 25, 7:30 PM
Elebash Recital Hall, The CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave, NYC
Free and open to the public. Reception following!
Abandoned lovers, Spanish bullfighting, a royal child switched at birth, the perfumes of rose and jasmine, Buddhism and the cosmos, a deck of cards, echoes of Verdi, Orpheus taming the wild beasts, dancing beneath the moon. . .these images and many more will be woven into a a diverse program of art songs, early sacred songs and folk songs that meet at the crossroads of genre and express the beauties of nature, the mysteries of existence, and the passions of love in florid bursts of melody.

Works include 17th-century sacred Italian songs with theorbo, Faure settings of poetry by Leconte de Lisle, Four Rilke Songsby CUNY faculty member Norman Carey, Spanish folk songs collected and arranged by Lorca, Sephardic songs with guitar, oud, and percussion. . .and maybe a few surprises along the way!

Featuring performers Norman Carey, Nellie Seng, Jason Priset, Carlo Valte, Francisco Roldan, and Joseph Alpar


The Whistling Wolves are the only whistling – harmonica – ukulele – fiddle – guitar – banjo – jaw’s-harp – mandolin – bass – vocal harmony group around: “great traditional music with a few originals thrown in!”
Performing at the New York Uke Fest
Thursday May 5th, 10:30 pm
Alvin Ailey Dance Studios, 405 W. 55th St, NYC
Included with purchase of half or whole day pass – see website

Whistling Workshop at the New York Uke Fest
All levels welcome! Solo and group whistling, whistling lore, lots of fun for all
Saturday May 7th, 4 pm
Alvin Ailey Dance Studios, 405 W. 55th St, NYC
Included with purchase of half or whole day pass – see website

A Night of Debauchery at the Jalopy Theatre
The Wolves host an all-star round up of local bands sing old-time and early blues songs about good times
Friday May 20th, 9 pm
The Jalopy Theatre, 315 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY
$10 donation to Music Makers

Our Monthly Gig at Banjo Jim’s
Saturday May 21st, 10-12 pm
700 E 9th St, NYC
Free (pass the hat)

Live Recording at the Jalopy Theatre
Come hoot and howl to support our taping of a live show!
Monday May 31st, 8:30 pm
The Jalopy Theatre, 315 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY
Donate what you will to support our upcoming album


We’ve expanded to two classes on our once-a-month Sundays: an early class for people who want an introduction to the styles, and a later class, co-taught with Don Friedman, that focuses on duo and trio rep. This is the most pleasurable music on earth to jump in and sing – come and try it out!

May 1st , 11:00-12:30 Harmony Basics,  1:00 – 3:00  Duos and Trios

May 22nd, 1:00-2:30 Harmony Basics, 3:00 – 5:00 Duos and Trios

June 19th, 12:00-1:30 Harmony Basics, 2:00 – 4:00 Duos and Trios, AND a student showcase for any interested participants at 4:30

The Jalopy Theatre, 315 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY
$20 for the early class, $25 for the later class, $40 for both