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Folk Music Jams

The Living Tradition offers monthly folk music jam sessions that allow musicians (and singers) to learn, practice, and enjoy traditional music in a relaxed atmosphere.  Jams start around 5 PM on the 4th Saturday before the contra dance at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E. Center St., in Anaheim (in the heart of Orange County).  Free parking.

Temporary Location Change

Our jams in January and February 2017 will be held at the First Congregational Church of Anaheim at 515 N. State College Blvd., Anaheim, CA. 
Please see attached directions (PDF)

The March 2017 location is TBD.

Occasionally, additional folk jams are held at other locations.

Our participants play a wide array of instruments, from accordions to zithers, and a variety of traditional folk tunes, mostly from the Fiddlers’ Fake Book (by David Brody) and the Portland Collection (by Susan Songer).  Come join us! 

  • Open to all ages and levels of experience.

  • Vocalists and song circles are also welcome. 

  • We begin with a slow jam to encourage novices.

  • Our fast jam sessions challenge old-timers.

  • We now request a $2 donation per person.

Jam Calendar


Jam Schedule and Information

March 25, 2017 Jam & Contra Dance Cancelled.  Hall unavailable this month.  See you in April.
April 22, 2017 5 to 5:45-ish PM:  Slow jam
5:45-ish to 6:45 PM:  Fast jam

Location:  Anaheim Community Center, 250 E. Center St. Anaheim, CA.

May 27, 2017 5 to 5:45-ish PM: Slow jam
5:45-ish to 6:45 PM: Fast jam

Location: Anaheim Community Center, 250 E. Center St. Anaheim, CA.

Additional 2017 jam details will be listed as information becomes available.

Here is a sample of the music played at the jams: JamMusic1.

Visit The Living Tradition on Facebook.

Also, we're on Meetup.com.  Search for "folk" or "dance" in Anaheim, CA.