Illinois Works: A Conversation, an entertaining and educational forum on the labor movement in Illinois, will be held at John A. Logan College on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Batteau Room. Company of Folk Director Bucky Halker will open the event at 10 a.m. with a concert called “Solidarity Forever: Illinois Workers and Songs … Read More
Company of Folk News
Company of Folk is pleased to announce the forthcoming fifth volume in the Folksongs of Illinois CD series. Previous compilations feature archival music presented by contemporary and archival artists from throughout the State of Illinois. Volume 5 focuses on Chicago since 1970 and the vast influx of immigrants from around the world. The compilation includes music from Colombia, Brazil, Peru, … Read More
Tri-States Public Radio did a great story on the exhibit opening in Macomb, Illinois. The article notes: “Scott and Tammy Sayles, Marketing and Outreach Librarian for Malpass, hope the panels will bring folk art to a wider audience.
“I think it’s important for the students to see that there’s these traditions that are out there that people do carry on in … Read More