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Chris McIntosh and Alvin McGovern Folk Music Date Book, et al.



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Hi! Here's a list of places we're playing at. Yea, we know, it's a little sparse. But keep checking back because we always seem to have something coming up. Hope you can come - and bring a friend or two too.

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Chris and Alvin's Performance Schedule

    Date and Venue (click here for disclaimer)



   Friday 1 October 2004  at Two Way Street Coffee House 
  
                            1047 Curtiss Street 
                            Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 
                            (Across from the Public Library) 
                            630-969-9720 
                            Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  Show at 8:15 p.m.
                            We are the featured performers.	 
                            Here's a MAP!
                            Here are Directions  
      
     The "Two Way Street..." is one of our favorite places to go 
     anyway, and for anyone who knows how prestigious it is, being 
     asked to play here even once is an honor.  But we've been 
     fortunate enough to be invited back more than a few times over 
     the years, and here we go again.  We're tempted to invoke our 
     best Sally Field imitation and start saying, "You like us!  
     You really like us!"

             
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And here's where we've played in the past:

18 July 2004  at the   Woodstock Folk Festival
	 At the Historic Town Square in Woodstock, Illinois
	 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm 
	 We play at 4:45, but be sure to come for the whole day!

	 Here are Directions  

13 December 2003 at   Universal Blend Coffeehouse 
     Saturday                
                              3401 W. Jefferson Street                        
                              Joliet, Il 
                              815-436-7428
                              Performance at 8:00 pm
                              Doors open at 7:00
                              We are the featured performers.

                                   Directions:  
                                   The coffeehouse is held at the Universalist 
                                   Unitarian Church  Take I55 to Route 52/Jefferson
                                   go East approximately one mile. The church is 
                                   on the North side of the street just slightly
                                   west of the light at Houbolt and Jefferson and
                                   across the street from the Joliet airport  
                                   
14 December 2003 at  2nd Annual Christmas Sing-Along with Miss Carole  
     Sunday                
                              The South Church                        
                              501 S Emerson
                              Mt. Prospect
                              Concert at 4:30 pm to about 5:15pm
                              
                              We will be joining Carole Peterson, Donna Rubinson, Ellen Dassow and 
                              Friends for this family oriented concert.
                                                                                                                                                                          		          
19 December 2003 at Two Way Street Coffee House 
                            1047 Curtiss Street 
                            Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 
                            (Across from the Public Library) 
                            630-969-9720 
                            Doors open at 7:30 show at 8:15
                            Here's a MAP!
                            We will be part of the Jones Family Christmas Show, along with 
                            Art Lang &Cathy Ciolac.

28 December 2003  FOLK CABARET NIGHT at BILL'S BLUES, 1029 West Davis Street, Evanston, IL, 
                          We will be one of four performers at this folk cabaret!
                          7:00pm 773-271-7127

2 January 2004 at Two Way Street Coffee House 
                            1047 Curtiss Street 
                            Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 
                            (Across from the Public Library) 
                            630-969-9720 
                            Doors open at 7:30 show at 8:15
                            Here's a MAP!
                            We are the featured performers.

4 October 2003 at Masthouse
                           528 E. Calhoun Street	
                           Woodstock, IL 
                           815-338-FOLK
              We will be hosting this month's music gathering!                     

28 November 2003 at the Hinsdale Christmas Walk
               Tentative times and locations:
               Grant Square Shopping Center (4:00 - 4:30)

29 Nov 2002
 at the Hinsdale Christmas Walk (Outdoors!)
          Grant Square Shopping Center (4:30 - 5:00)
             -Chicago Avenue and Grant Street. 
          Gateway Square Shopping Center (5:30 - 6:00)
             -Near York and Ogden

9 March 2002 at Edgar's Place
	     	Unitarian Universalist Church
		70 Sycamore 
		Park Forest, Illinois
		708-481-5339
		8:00pm                    

21 September 2001 at Two Way Street Coffee House 
                           1047 Curtiss Street 
                           Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 
                        
   (Across from the Public Library) 
                           630-969-9720 
                           Doors open at 8:00pm
                           Here's a MAP!

15 September 2001 at Masthouse
                           528 E. Calhoun Street	
                           Woodstock, IL 
                           815-338-FOLK
                           Concert begins at 8:00
      
                     We will do one 45min set,
                           followed by another set by 
                           Pat Gaughn
                           Here's a MAP!


3 February 2001 at  Universal Blend Coffeehouse 
   Saturday                
                              3401 W. Jefferson Street                        
                              Joliet, Il 
                              815
-436-7428
                              Performance at 8:00 pm
                              Doors open at 7:00

                                   Directions:  
                                   The coffeehouse is held at the Universalist 
                                   Unitarian Church  Take I55 to Route 52/Jefferson
                                   go East approximately one mile. The church is 
                                   on the North side of the street just slightly
                       
            west of the light at Houbolt and Jefferson and
                                   across the street from the Joliet airport
                                    
			     Here's a MAP      



   2 December 2000 at Maple Street Chapel
   Saturday              
                                Christmas Sing 
                                (An evening of sharing music with other performers put us in the
                                Christmas Spirit early.)
                                At the corner of Maple and Maine in Lombard
                                630-629-2630
                                Begins at 7:30


9 December 2000 at None of the Above
 Coffeehouse
     Saturday              
                                Yuletide Celebration
                                (We'e tickled to be part of this multi-focused celebration again.)
                                656 West Bay, Chicago, IL 
                                773-465-7582 
                                Begins at 7:30  

    
 4 December 1999 at Maple Street Chapel
   Saturday              
                                Christmas Sing 

                                (An evening of sharing music with other performers put us in the
                                Christmas Spirit early.)
                                At the corner of Maple and Maine in Lombard
                                630-629-2630
                                Begins at 7:30


 11 December 1999 at None of the Above Coffeehouse
    Saturday              
                                Yuletide Celebration
                      
          (We'e tickled to be part of this multi-focused celebration again.)
                                656 West Bay, Chicago, IL 
                                773-465-7582 
                                Begins at 7:30      

 3 October 1999 at Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center (Willow Springs)
                  34th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival
                  9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
                  Here's a MAP             
                  Come on out and enjoy this lovely setting and great craft fair!
                  We'll be providing entertainment ALL DAY for this event, 
                  as we have for many years,so we hope to see there!
                  (Thanx, again, to Roger and the rest of the staff at LRS 
                  for your support and for inviting us back again!)

   17 July 1999 at Woodstock Folk Festival
            
        (What a treat for us.  We've been going to this festival
                     as listeners for a couple of years now, and it was a 
                     real honor to be asked to be a part of it this year. 
                     We had a good time playing, listening to the other 
                     performers, and visiting with some new and old friends.)

   19 March 1999 at Friday At The Ford, Thomas Ford Memorial Library,
                     800 Chestnut Street, 
Western Springs, Illinois
                     call 708-246-0520 for reservations.
                     8 pm - There is only one set, that's all.  Plenty of time afterward
                     to drive over to Oberweis Dairy, 929 Burlington Avenue, in downtown
                     Western Springs, for some of their great ice cream

    27 November 1998 at Two Way Street Coffeehouse 
                           1047 Curtiss Street 
                           Downers 
Grove, Illinois 60515 
                           (Across from the Public Library) 
                           630-969-9720 
                           Doors open at 8:00pm

    5 December 1998 at Maple Street Chapel
                        Christmas Sing 
                        (An evening of sharing music with other performers put us in the
                        Christmas Spirit early.)
                        At the corner of Maple and Maine in Lombard
        
                630-629-2630
                        Begins at 7:30
                        

     12 December 1998 at None of the Above Coffeehouse
                         Yuletide Celebration
                         (We'e tickled to be part of this multi-focused celebration again.)
                         656 West Bay, Chicago, IL 
                         (773) 465-7582 
                         Begins at 7:30  
                                  
      10 October 199
8 at  Universal Blend Coffeehouse 
                       2505 Washington Street
                       Joliet, Il 
                       815-436-7428
                       8:00 pm   $3.00 donation  
                            
    20 June 1998     None of the Above Coffeehouse  
       
    18 April 1998    at Maple Street Chapel  
                     Opening for Tom May.
                     
    24 April 1998 at Friday At The Ford, Thomas Ford Memorial Library,
                     800 Chestnut Street, Western Springs, Illinois
                     call 708-246-0520 for reservations.
                     8 pm - There is only one set, that's all.  Plenty of time afterward
                     to drive over to Oberweis Dairy, 929 Burlington Avenue, in downtown
                     Western Springs, for some of their great ice cream.
                     
    14 February 1998 at Universal Blen
d Coffeehouse 
                        2505 Washington Street, Joliet, Illinois
                        815-436-7428, 8:00 pm
                        (The wonderful people who run this venue made us feel right at
                         home, which we hope came through in the video tape they made
                         of this evening for the local cabel channel.  If you've seen it,
                         please drop us a note.)
                         

     6 December 1997 at Maple Street Chapel
                        Christmas Sing-a-Round
                        (An evening of sharing music with other performers put us in the
                         Christmas Spirit early.
                         
    13 December 1997 at None of the Above Coffeehouse
                        Yuletide Celebration
                        (We were tickled to be part of this multi-focused celebration agai
n.)
                        
    25 May  1996 at Edgar's Place
                    (We had a real good time that night.  Lots 'o people
                     and a couple of old friends came by too.)
                     
    1  June 1996 at Grantstreet Coffee
                    (Three hours of non-stop music.  It wasn't a marathon,
                     it's just we were having such a good time with so
                     many old friends 
who came out to sing, we forgot to
                     take a break!)
                     
    9  June 1996 at Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
                    Environmental Awareness Exposition
                    (Actually, this was cancelled due to the weather.
                     1996 will go down as one of the coldest and wettest
                     springs in memory, and we'll remember it too because
                     we missed playing at this, one of our al
l-time favorite
                     spots.)
                     
    14 June 1996 at Two Way Street Coffeehouse
                    (Couldn't believe how many friends and such came out
                     on the night Da Bulls were trying to clinch their
                     fourth title.  They lost, but we won!  If you were
                     there, thanx so much for coming.)
                     
    13 July 1996 at Roaster's Coffee Compan
y
                    (What a nice time we had!  We were surprised by the
                     appearance of our friends, the Dassow Family, who, we
                     knew, spent the day near I55 and I80.  Imagine,
                     "dropping by" from there.  Thanx!  And a big thanx
                     to everyone else too.)
                     
    21 July 1996 at Woodstock Folk Festival
                    (What a treat for us.  
We've been going to this festival
                     as listeners for a couple of years now, and it was a 
                     real honor to be asked to be a part of it this year. 
                     We had a good time playing, listening to the other 
                     performers, and visiting with some new and old friends.)
                     
    4 August 1996 at Burning Question Coffeehouse
                     (August is a busy month for people anyway, so we 
  
                    understand why there were so few people.  But there 
                      were smiles all around when we finished, and we're 
                      looking forward to our second invitation.)
                      
    21 September 1996 at Karin Gardiner and Rodney Sandman's wedding ceremony
                         (They heard us perform at the Two Way Street
                          Coffeehouse 25th Anniversary bash.  We didn't 
                          know we were auditioning for t
his until about a 
                          month before the service, but we're glad we 
                          passed.  What guests commented on mostly to us was 
                          the old popular songs we sang as the couple were 
                          personally ushering everyone out of the church.  
                          And, even though we said it then, best wishes to 
                          you, Karin and Rodney)
                          
    27 September 1996 at Gathering on Gary
                         (We like playing at places like this, where 
                          everyone involved feels like an old friend by 
                          the time the evening ends.  Not to mention 
                          being fed on some of the best sloppy joe's 
                          we've ever eaten.  And, you know, chuches 
                          shouldn't serve turtle brownies that taste so 
                          good, it seems like
 a sin to eat them.  But 
                          we're awfully glad St. Andrew's does!)
                          
    6 October 1996 at Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
                      31st Annual Arts and Crafts Festival
                      9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
                      (Wow!  Great weather this year!  And we had a great 
                       time, too.  Thanx, again, to Roger and the rest of 
                       the staff at LRS for your sup
port and for inviting us 
                       back; and to everyone who came by, especially 
                       those that came out just to see us again.  We're 
                       really honored.)
                       
    19 October 1996 at Maple Street Chapel
                       Opening for Armor & Sturdevant
                       (Thanks to George Brown, the Maple Street Chapel 
                        staff, Maurice Smeets, who provided the sound, and 

                        his staff, and everyone who came.  We had a good 
                        time, and we appreciate the compliment of asking us to
                        be on the same program of this outstanding duo.)
                        
    5 October  1997 at Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
                        Arts and Crafts Fair. Great weather again this year! 
                        Thanks to LRS and everyone who came by! 
                        

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