Happy Spring! Surrounded by so many signs of nature's renewal, I hope you and your family are finding your own rejuvenation. Here at Red Yarn Productions I'm looking forward to a relatively calm April and May before a busy summer of out-of-town shows and camps. Just a heads up: my regular shows will go on hiatus in June and resume in the fall. I will miss seeing so many of your sweet families each week, but welcome the opportunity to reach families all over Oregon. I'll have some local shows, just not so often.
Some of you have asked when I'm making an album. I'm finally digging into recording this month! I'll post updates on my Facebook page, including information about a community recording session for backing vocals, stomps and claps. I hope to release the album sometime this summer.
Below you'll find my regular show schedule this month, plus info about special events and summer camps for school-age children.
Family Jam at Friendly House Friday, April 12
6:30-7:30pm. $5-$10 suggested donation per family. Families are invited to bring acoustic instruments for a raucous all-ages jam session. All skill levels are welcome!
Sister Trickstersat Sellwood-Moreland Library Saturday, April 13 11:00-11:45am. 7860 SE 13th Avenue. Free! Red Yarn presents an exciting new musical puppet show inspired by Robert and Daniel San Souci's book Sister Tricksters. This performance features two of American folklore’s unsung heroines – Molly Cottontail and Sis Goose. Children will sing, dance and act out parts of the show as they enjoy the adventures of these clever female tricksters.
RED YARN PRODUCTIONS is a folk music and puppetry company based in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 2011 by performer and teaching artist Andy Furgeson, RYP creates musical puppet shows and educational programs for schools, libraries, and community events.
RED YARN is a dynamic family performer, weaving folksongs & puppetry into engaging shows for all ages. With his energetic shows & lush folk-rock recordings, Red Yarn reinvigorates American folklore for younger generations.