Falcon Ridge Folk Festival / Happy 50th Anniversary Postcrypt

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

This is the weekend of the 27th Annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Hillsdale, N.Y., a festival which began modestly on a New York hillside and now stands as the major singer-songwriter gathering in the Northeast each summer. Likewise, The Postcrypt coffeehouse in the crypt of St. Paul’s Chapel on the campus of Columbia University in New York City is completing a celebration of its 50th anniversary. Through those five decades, The Postcrypt, despite its modest pass-the-hat environment and audience capacity, stands as a major gathering place on weekends for hopeful up-and-coming folk and acoustic performers (and, through the years, many seasoned veterans of the folk circuit).

This show focuses on a small slice of the featured performers this week at Falcon Ridge and for The Postcrypt, recordings that were mostly captured there. It’s a lot of music with just a bit of commentary. For much more information on Falcon Ridge go to falconridgefolk.com . Here’s perhaps the best place to keep up on The Postcrypt .

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Wild Asparagus, “St. Stephen’s Day Parade March”, Main Stage Live: Falcon Ridge, Signature Sounds

  • Bill Christophersen, “Widow Haley”, Hall & High Water, Independent


  • The Duhks, “The Fox And The Bee/Myriam’s Tune/Ridee”, Highlights From 2008, FestivaLink.net

  • Brother Sun, “St. Christopher”, Some Part Of The Truth, Brother Sun Music

  • Martyn Joseph, “Arizona Dreams”, Evolved, Pipe Records

  • Judy Collins, “Cruel Mother (Child #20)”, Judy Collins 3 & 4, Wildflower Records


  • Richard Shindell, “Sparrow’s Point”, Live At The Postcrypt Coffeehouse, Fast Folk Musical Magazine

  • Five Chinese Brothers, “Baltimore”, Live At The Postcrypt Coffeehouse, Fast Folk Musical Magazine

  • Peter Keane, “Tylersville Road”, The Postcrypt / 1964-1994, Prime CD

  • Open Book, “Indiana”, Out Of Time, Independent


  • Garnet Rogers, “Next Turn Of The Wheel”, “All That Is”, All That Is, Red House Records

  • Martyn Joseph, “Dic Penderyn”, Evolved, Pipe Records

  • Judy Collins, “Who Knows Where The Time Goes”, The Very Best of Judy Collins, Elektra


  • Ellis Paul, “All Things Being Equal”, The Postcrypt / 1964-1994, Prime CD

  • Dar Williams, “The Great Unknown”, The Postcrypt / 1964-1994, Prime CD

  • Jack Hardy, “The Knight’s Dream”, Sampler, Prime CD

  • Suzanne Vega, “The Queen And The Soldier”, Retrospective, A&M Records


  • Pete’s Posse, “Ti Me/Reel In F/The Maine Drag”, Down To The Core, Epact Music