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Round Robin @Virtual Summer Convergence

  • 06/04/2022
  • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • On Zoom and Livestream, Links provided 1 day before the event


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Free Livestream



Saturday, June 4, 7:00 - 11:00 PM (ET)

What is the PMN Round Robin?

This Round Robin sing around event takes place as part of the People's Music Network Virtual Summer Convergence, which takes place June 3-5, 2022.

Members of the People's Music Network may use the registration form on this page to sign up to share a song or a poem in the Round Robin.  This event is an evening of sharing by PMN members where we especially encourage first time members to participate.  All members are invited to sign up to share one song, spoken word, storytelling, or dance piece.  There is a 5 minute time limit for each performer.  There is no set topic.  We simply ask that participating artists relate their performance to PMN's mission of using music, poetry, and other forms of cultural work as catalysts for a just and peaceful world.  

The Round Robin is the quintessential activity of People's Music Network Gatherings.  You can read a brief history of the People's Music Network written by Charlie King and Luci Murphy, which describes the first Round Robin in 1977.   The format of the Round Robin is similar to PMN's online Song and Poetry swaps, which began in March 2020.  But there will be more hosts, more performers, more fanfare, and it will go later than usual. 

Registering and Connecting

Registered performers and audience members will receive an e-mail message containing the Zoom Meeting link.  Performers will receive a specific estimated time slot when they will perform.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 5:00 PM (ET)

LYRICS AVAILABLE:   https://bit.ly/2022-06-04-RoundRobin


1. 7.05 PM (ET) - joEL mcglynn from hot glue & the gun "soap & deodorant" http://www.hotglueandthegun.com/

2. 7.10 PM (ET) - Alison Frost "TBD"

3. 7.15 PM (ET) - Mary Kate Small with David Dodson on guitar "Love goes on"

4. 7.20 PM (ET) - Paul Baker (formerly Hernández) "Child Born to the Yoke" https://paulbaker2004.wixsite.com/mega

5. 7.25 PM (ET) - Louise Hetzler "TBD"

6. 7.30 PM (ET) - Joel Landy "You Can Get It If You Really Want" http://www.singfreedom.org

7. 7.35 PM (ET) - Jenny Amanda Hurwitz "TBD" https://youtu.be/vNoujIb7Rt8

8. 7.40 PM (ET) - Barbara Dyskant "Loving You Now"

9. 7.45 PM (ET) - Bett Padgett "Song for Ukraine" https://bettpadgett.com/

10. 7.50 PM (ET) - David Roth "Change the Laws" https://www.davidrothmusic.com

11. 7.55 PM (ET) - Pat Lamanna "I Didn't Want to Leave" http://www.patlamanna.com/

12. 8.00 PM (ET) - Colleen Kattau "Not a good man" http://www.colleenkattau.com

13. 8.05 PM (ET) - Bruce Markow "Let’s Be Honest (song subject to change)" http://www.brucemarkow.com

14. 8.10 PM (ET) - SOL 67 "Genesis" https://open.spotify.com/artist/3I54n...

15. 8.15 PM (ET) - Kim Wallach "Books That Are Banned" http://kimwallach.com/

16. 8.20 PM (ET) - Elaine Kolb "FORGOTTEN WOMEN"

17. 8.30 PM (ET) - Marisa Orth-Pallavicini "Rivka and Mohammed by Leon Rosselson"

18. 8.35 PM (ET) - Jane Sapp "Please Don't Sing My Song"

19. 8.40 PM (ET) - Verne McArthur "Love Is The Water"

20. 8.45 PM (ET) - Gary David Allard "TBD"

21. 8.55 PM (ET) - Marcie Boyd "TBD"

22. 9.00 PM (ET) - Marc Hecker "Four Dead in Ohio"

23. 9.05 PM (ET) - Laura Sue, the Silver Nightingale performing with Piper and Nightingale "Independence Day" http://www.silvernightingale.com

24. 9.10 PM (ET) - Joanie Calem "One Size Doesn't Fit All" http://www.joaniecalem.com

25. 9.15 PM (ET) - Ryc Powers Wared "Thinkin' it Over" https://www.rycward.com

26. 9.20 PM (ET) - Michael & Nell "TBD" http://www.michaelandnell.com

27. 9.25 PM (ET) - Left Coast Labour Chorus "Water Is Life (video)" https://leftcoastlabourchorus.com

28. 9.30 PM (ET) - Charlie King "Better Not Tell the Children" http://charlieking.org/

29. 9.35 PM (ET) - Steve Suffet "Today You Say I'm a Terrorist" https://stevesuffet.com

30. 9.40 PM (ET) - Ben Grosscup "Uncle Sam Sees a Shrink" https://www.youtube.com/c/BenGrosscup

31. 9.45 PM (ET) - Harriet Chapple "The Country and the Man"

32. 9.50 PM (ET) - Sandy Pliskin "We're Gonna Need a Little Ragtime Music (to make it through these hard times)" http://www.sandypliskin.bandcamp.com

33. 9.55 PM (ET) - Chris "Oledude" Owens "Hey, Joe! We're Here!" http://www.oledude.rocks

34. 10.00 PM (ET) - Galen Brandt "TBD"

35. 10.05 PM (ET) - Joanna Katzen "It Will Be Too Late: A song for our mother" https://thenewjoanna.wixsite.com/home

36. 10.10 PM (ET) - joanna smiley "Angel Dreams" by Tom Petty

37. 10.15 PM (ET) - Sally Campbell "Holy Love" By Patricia McKernon

38. 10.20 PM (ET) - STORM just "poetry/song TBA"

39. 10.25 PM (ET) - Murray Kiok "The buds on the trees are about to burst"

40. 10.30 PM (ET) - Bay Song (John & Jo-Anne Keenan) "Cross the River for Freedom"


42. 10.40 PM (ET) - Paul Kaplan "House on Fire" http://www.paulkaplanmusic.com

43. 10.45 PM (ET) - Paul McKenna "Sing!"

Eligibility to Perform:

Performers in this Round Robin must:

1)   Be PMN members in good standing.* 

2)   Register using this online form.  (Press "Register" on the left hand menu)

3)   Have a computer or other device with functioning video camera and microphone.

* If you are not a PMN member, you may join here: https://www.peoplesmusic.org/join-PMN

How we Select the Performers

Every PMN member wishing to perform at this event is invited to register and to do so sooner than later.  Selection in the line up, however, is not first-come first-served. We give priority to new PMN members as well as PMN members who have not performed recently in one of our previous online swap events.  PMN holds song swap events regularly.  If the performance time you receive doesn't end up working for you, anticipate more opportunities soon!  Since this is a special Round Robin singing event, we are welcoming in a larger number of performers than we usually do in the space of a single night.  EVERYONE keen to share is invited to please sign up!

Technical Orientation Session: Thursday, June 2, 5:00-7:00 PM

Selected performers will receive an e-mail invitation to a technical orientation session at the time listed above by the morning of the same day.  We will discuss and practice how to get the best sound when sharing music on Zoom.  Each performer will have a chance to sing a verse of a song and then receive feedback on ways to improve the audio quality.  While perfection is not expected, artists new to Zoom are strongly encouraged to attend the tech run through, because doing so will build your confidence in using these tools.  The audio quality that listeners hear of your live performance depends on the equipment you have and how you use it.  Find tips to improve audio quality here.

Help Publicize!

Encourage your friends to tune into this online musical event for progressive culture:  Share the event on Facebook!!  https://www.facebook.com/events/437081047753930

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