IMPORTANT HOTEL INFORMATION
Since we are close to selling out the conference hotel, we are suspending new hotel reservations while we take inventory of the available rooms. We currently have two options for folks looking to stay at the conference hotel:
- --> Add onto an existing hotel reservation. If you know someone that has already reserved a room at the hotel and is willing to take on an additional roommate click on the "Conference Hotel Add-on Reservation" link in the left-hand menu.
- --> Add yourself (and your roommates) to the Conference Hotel wait list.
We appreciate your understanding in this matter.
Welcome to the website for the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance - a chapter of Folk Alliance International.
Mark your calendar – November 13, 14, 15, 16, 2014 – NERFA’s 20th Anniversary Conference. More information coming soon on how we will be acknowledging this milestone. Registration and other conference related forms are available in the left-hand column.
Two regional affiliates of Folk Alliance International -- an association that seeks to foster and promote contemporary, traditional and multicultural folk music -- have slated a first-of-its-kind inter-regional one-day conference. Co-presented by the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) and the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA), the event will take place at Unity of Charlottesville (2825 Hydraulic Circle, Charlottesville, Virginia) on Saturday, Sept. 6.
NERFA is pleased to announce the Quad Showcase artists for the 2014 Annual Fall Conference. In alphabetical order they are:
|Kristin Andreassen||JEWMONGOUS featuring Sean Altman|
|Nancy Beaudette||Libby Koch|
|Jeff Black||Mara Levine|
|Brothers McCann||Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards|
|Ellen Bukstel||Lois Morton|
|Bumper Jacksons||Hannah Shira Naiman|
|Kate Callahan||Matt Nakoa|
|Rj Cowdery||David Roth|
|Lynda Dawson & Pattie Hopkins||Les Sampou|
|The Doll Sisters||Jeff Scroggins and Colorado|
|Driftwood||Rose Sheehan and Colin de la Barre|
|The Folk Goddesses||John Sherman & Randy Clepper|
|Roger Street Friedman||The South Carolina Broadcasters|
|Connor Garvey||Lyal Strickland|
|Loretta Hagen||Sweet Alibi|
|Matt Harlan||Jesse Terry|
|Phil Henry||Ernest Troost|
|Lara Herscovitch||Hiroya Tsukamoto|
|Graydon James & Laura Spink||Victor & Penny|
|The Jessica Stuart Few||Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes|
|The Lords of Liechtenstein|
|The Suitcase Junket|
The Quad Showcases are a series of 15-minute performances set for Friday and Saturday evenings, between 9:45 and 11:30. The Four Quad Showcases take place concurrently in nearby conference rooms equipped with professional sound and production services. Like the Formal Showcases that immediately precede them, nothing else is allowed to compete with the Quad Showcases during the conference.
NERFA is pleased to announce the Formal Showcase Artists for the 2014 Annual NERFA Conference in November. Artists selected in alphabetical order are:
Burning Bridget Cleary
The Don Juans
Tim Grimm Band
Cassie and Maggie MacDonald
Guy Mendilow Ensemble
No Fuss and Feathers Road Show
Shtreiml & Ismail Fencioglu
Jeff Scroggins and Colorado
At NERFA, there is a second tier of juried showcases which are called”The Quads” As the name implies, these are four showcase rooms operating simultaneously. We do not permit anything else to be scheduled at the same time as either the Formal or Quad showcases. Although the deadline to submit your material for a Quad showcase, was Monday, July 7th, there are still numerous other showcase opportunities throughout the four day event.