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Page D8-Thursday, September 6, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Ark shares music
wi area folk fans

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By ERIC ZORN
Battling financial worries, the Ark,
Ann Arbor's only folk music coffee-
house, continues to float. The in-
stitution, noted as a showcase for
traditional music of all kinds, labors
against the idea that folk music isn't
much fun.
In fact, those who charge up Hill
Street hoping to find sallow, depressed,
black-clad singers strumming on out-
of-tune guitars and wailing about coan
miners and the horrible Vietnam War
will be disappointed. The performan-
ces, which feature premier names in
folk and traditional music throughout
the school year, are often charming,
light, and as entertaining as many of

the big concerts that truck through
town.
STEVE GOODMAN, John Prine, and
David Bromberg, to name just a few,
started their careers at the Ark and
other small coffeehouses, and some,
like Bromberg, still return. Other acts,
such as one-man folk festival Michael
Cooney and English traditional singers
John Roberts and Tony Barrand have
been Ark favorites for years, filling the
old frame house to capacity.
A converted fraternity, the Ark puts
on shows in an informal living room
atmosphere. Many nationally touring
musicians say that the friendly
surroundings make the Ark their
favorite place to perform. Admission is
low, and popcorn and coffee are free.
For those brave enough, microphones
are open every Wednesday night for the
well-attended hootenanies. Established
local talent like Martha Burns or the
Current Events String Band join
anyone who has three songs to perform
in the festivities. The hoots begin, as
does everything at the Ark, promptly.
at 9 p.m.
Often concerts are educational as
well as entertaining events. Perfor-
mers may share songs and stories of
their cultures with an audience that is
usually quick to fire qvestions and
engage in repartee.

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MANY FOLKSINGERS, Like
those above, play at the Ark when
they come to town. The establish-
ment offers a smaller, homier
atmosphere than most entertain-
ment nightspots. Amateurs also
get their chance at the micro-
phone every Wednesday night.

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