BalkanFest 2022

Join us—in person—for our summer and fall weekend events, featuring classes and great live music dance parties. Registration is now open for our New York weekend!

East Coast

August 5, 2022
Village Community School SkyYard
West Village, Manhattan, NY

August 6, 2022
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
Astoria, NY

West Coast

September 9-10, 2022
Presidio Theatre Plaza
San Francisco, CA

West Coast registration coming soon, stay tuned!


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Find out almost everything you always wanted to know about the EEFC’s in-person Balkan camps.


We award full and partial scholarships to our in-person workshops.
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Kids at Camp!

Our in-person workshops are a great experience for families. Get the scoop to ensure everyone has a blast!

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There are several ways to stay connected to the EEFC throughout the year. Subscribe to our email Newsletter for monthly updates. Join the discussion list (an active email group with searchable archives since 1993). Send us a message.


The EEFC is proud to partner with sister organizations, including the Bulgarian Folk Music & Dance Seminar.

Briget Boyle

Vocal Stylings of the Balkans

Briget Boyle’s background ranges from the folk music of Eastern Europe to the folk music that surrounds her on the West Coast of the United States. She is currently a member of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble and True Life Trio; and was the lead singer of Brass Menažeri Balkan Brass Band. She is a gifted vocal coach and founded Unleash Your Voice, which is a program designed to help singers access their authentic voices. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Briget started a regular series of livestream vocal warm-up sessions on her YouTube channel and has gone live over 100 times. She hosts monthly online singing workshops and can often be found teaching through the Kitka Institute. When she is not singing folk music, she is actively writing and performing original indie folk rock.

Artist Website
Unleash Your Voice
True Life Trio


photo credit: April Renae