The Northeast Ohio Musical Heritage Association

Carry On Traditional Music Program

Traditional music and the people who make it

carry onTune in from your classroom or home and discover a world of traditional music!

Carry On is a weekly, 30-minute YouTube Live program for 6th-12th grade students hosted by musical explorer and TikTok sensation Hal Walker. Each episode, Hal will interview a musician who plays traditional music.  Weekly programs will be live on YouTube allowing students to interact with comments and questions.  After the live broadcast, the programs will be archived for later viewing and discussion. Info

The program will launch its first program on September 14 and run throughout the school year.

During the pandemic . . .

NEOMHA is working hard through this unprecedented time to find new and creative ways to support our wonderful folk music community here in Northeast Ohio – from identifying resources for musicians to connecting audiences and students, bringing the community together and collaborating on solutions that will sustain us into the future.

We held our first virtual concert in June and our first online NEO Folk Summit in July – and there’s lots more to come. Please browse through our site to see some of the wonderful festivals and events we’ve organized in the past, and to hear updates on the conversation we’re continuing to support with our larger community.

We look forward to bringing you more great programs and more great ideas for how we’ll keep the music playing and keep our community strong.

Meanwhile, we’ve been busy

In June we produced our first LIVE STREAMING VIRTUAL CONCERT featuring some of our area’s terrific artists. If you missed Music from the House on the Hill or you would like to watch it again, see it here:


In July, we held our first ONLINE SUMMIT. We had a series of great conversations with stakeholders from across the folk and traditional music community — musicians and music lovers, teachers and venue owners, festival organizers and non-profit organizations. We gathered great ideas, and dreamed up some new ones. We talked about ways we can work together. And we talked about ways to share the music we love with new audiences and another generation.

We look forward to bringing some of those great ideas to fruition with new program ideas that are already in discussion. Got more great ideas you want to share, while we’re in this process of dreaming and innovating? We want to hear from you! Send us an email.


A socially distanced concert to share a nationally known folk artist and support the NEOMHA mission of fostering a thriving folk community in Northeast Ohionellie mckay

All gifts through our IOBY site will be doubled, up to $6,000, thanks to a generous matching fund from Neighborhood Connections! So your gift now has twice the impact, and as a thank you we can offer reserved seating to donors as space allows. Additional free tickets are also available, while quantities last. Info

If you have any questions about donations or seating, contact Will Craig, email or phone 216-316-0068.

Join us on the south lawn at First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland. Bring your own lawn chairs and refreshments! Reservations required





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We are excited to announce that the ninth annual Blue Sky Folk Festival will take place at the Fine Arts
Come to the Lake Erie Folk Fest Community Dance on Friday, March 15, 2019, 7:30-10pm in Euclid! You'll have a blast
Our friend Larry Gray created a video from the 2017 Blue Sky Folk Festival. Watch here and enjoy!
9th Annual Blue Sky Sponsors
Ohio Arts Council Remarkable Lake County Village Blacksmith, Inc. Eileen M. Burkhart An Anonymous Donor Advised Fund



Please donate to Northeast Ohio Musical Heritage Association to help ensure the vitality of folk music in Northeast Ohio!