Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music, Inc. is an all-volunteer IRS designated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting folk music and arts in the greater Atlanta and Southeast regional areas.
AAFFM was founded in 1975 by folks who loved traditional music and dance. AAFFM has grown to encompass a large and diverse group of people who support and enjoy traditional and contemporary acoustic performing arts. AAFFM activities include: presenting the monthly Fiddler’s Green coffeehouse concert; sending regular email news releases; maintaining a website and Facebook page; sponsoring, co-sponsoring or assisting with occasional concerts, workshops and social musical gatherings; and awarding scholarships for young people with financial need to take folk music classes at the Frank Hamilton School.
The monthly email blast, our website and our Facebook page have grown from simple club events calendars to publications that include information about contra, folk and international dance; articles about Celtic, Cajun, Bluegrass, blues and other roots music and related events; shape note singing; various other folk/acoustic activities, events, broadcasts and performances; and links to local bands, traditional music radio stations, music stores, etc. AAFFM is the single most comprehensive source for folk/acoustic music information available in the region.
AAFFM sponsors a local monthly coffeehouse, Fiddler’s Green, featuring concerts that include traditional music, singer-songwriters, poetry and storytelling. Originally located at a rustic cabin in the woods of Garden Hills near Buckhead in December 1986, Fiddler’s Green was retired in 2007 after more than 20 wonderful years. We restarted it in 2010 at the Garden Hills location and later moved it to Anthony’s Pizza & Pasta in Scottdale, Steve’s Live Music in Sandy Springs, Epworth United Methodist Church in Candler Park, and our present location, First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta, also in Candler Park.
Fiddler’s Green Coffeehouse continues on the third Saturday of each month at 8:00 pm. Our email blasts and website offer details on each upcoming show. Volunteers from First E. vend beverages and light refreshments, and you’re welcome to bring your own as well.
AAFFM also hosts and assists with house concerts, workshops and picking parties. We occasionally co-sponsor concerts with other organizations and local acoustic music establishments. See the Events page for a calendar of up-coming concerts and events, including Fiddler’s Green and other AAFFM sponsored concerts and workshops.
An Archive of past Fiddler’s Green Performances is here: Archive