Oct 222014
 

The next sing will take place on Thursday, December 18, at 7 pm.  NO experience is necessary. If you think this sounds interesting, we’d love to have you come listen and give it a try.  We will have several extra books to lend for the session.  If you’ve sung shape-note songs in the past and are ready for more singing close to home, we’re eager to meet you and have you join us, too.  If you want directions, please email ecsandberg@gmail.com.

 Posted by on October 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Oct 222014
 

The next sing will take place on Thursday, December 4, at 7 pm.  NO experience is necessary. If you think this sounds interesting, we’d love to have you come listen and give it a try.  We will have several extra books to lend for the session.  If you’ve sung shape-note songs in the past and are ready for more singing close to home, we’re eager to meet you and have you join us, too.  If you want directions, please email ecsandberg@gmail.com.

 Posted by on October 22, 2014 at 6:29 pm
Oct 222014
 

The next sing will take place on Thursday, November 20, at 7 pm.  NO experience is necessary. If you think this sounds interesting, we’d love to have you come listen and give it a try.  We will have several extra books to lend for the session.  If you’ve sung shape-note songs in the past and are ready for more singing close to home, we’re eager to meet you and have you join us, too.  If you want directions, please email ecsandberg@gmail.com.

 Posted by on October 22, 2014 at 6:28 pm
Oct 222014
 

The next sing will take place on Thursday, November 6, at 7 pm.  NO experience is necessary. If you think this sounds interesting, we’d love to have you come listen and give it a try.  We will have several extra books to lend for the session.  If you’ve sung shape-note songs in the past and are ready for more singing close to home, we’re eager to meet you and have you join us, too.  If you want directions, please email ecsandberg@gmail.com.

 Posted by on October 22, 2014 at 6:27 pm
Oct 222014
 

The next sing will take place on Tuesday, October 28, at 7 pm.  NO experience is necessary. If you think this sounds interesting, we’d love to have you come listen and give it a try.  We will have several extra books to lend for the session.  If you’ve sung shape-note songs in the past and are ready for more singing close to home, we’re eager to meet you and have you join us, too.  If you want directions, please email ecsandberg@gmail.com.

 Posted by on October 22, 2014 at 6:26 pm
Oct 222014
 

The next sing will take place on Sunday, December 14, from 2 pm to 4:30 pm at Nelson Congregational Church.  NO experience is necessary.  If you think this sounds interesting, we’d love to have you come listen and give it a try.  We will have several extra books to lend for the session.  If you’ve sung shape-note songs in the past and are ready for more singing close to home, we’re eager to meet you and have you join us, too.  If you have any questions, please email ecsandberg@gmail.com.

 Posted by on October 22, 2014 at 6:25 pm
Oct 222014
 

The next sing will take place on Sunday, November 9, from 2 pm to 4:30 pm at Nelson Congregational Church.  NO experience is necessary.  If you think this sounds interesting, we’d love to have you come listen and give it a try.  We will have several extra books to lend for the session.  If you’ve sung shape-note songs in the past and are ready for more singing close to home, we’re eager to meet you and have you join us, too.  If you have any questions, please email ecsandberg@gmail.com.

 Posted by on October 22, 2014 at 6:24 pm
Oct 222014
 

John McCutcheonJohn McCutcheon in Concert on Sunday, November 16 at 7pm
First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro VT.

Folk singer, songwriter, storyteller and multi-instrumentalist, John McCutcheon is a charismatic, versatile and delightfully humorous performer with a passionate commitment to community, family, working people and justice. A master of the hammered dulcimer, he is equally at home on the fiddle, banjo, guitar and piano. His songs touch on subjects great and small, historical and personal, on issues that are eternal and enduring. His humor is present at every turn and makes for a wonderful evening of entertainment and substance.
He has written children’s books, published songbook compilations, recorded spoken-word albums to benefit the Grassroots Leadership community-building organization, and appears repeatedly at the National Storytelling Festival. Add to this list 35+ albums in his catalog, 6 Grammy nominations and multiple Parent’s Choice and American Library Association awards, plus annual concert tours. Clearly, John McCutcheon, with his dedication and excellence, is a national treasure.
Tickets are $18 for seniors & advance sales / $22 at the door and are available:
on line at BrattleboroTix.com
or in person at: The Toadstool, Colony Mill, Keene NH, World Eye Bookshop, 156 Main St., Greenfield MA, Everyone’s Bookstore, 23 Elliot St., Brattleboro VT.
Call (802) 257-1571 for more information

 Posted by on October 22, 2014 at 6:18 pm
Oct 192014
 

MUMMERSOn Saturday, December 20, we’ll hold our Annual Solstice Party starting at 7:00 PM. The Monadnock Folklore Society brings this community event to the Nelson Town Hall each year, admission is $5, and treats are appreciated for the dessert potluck. This year the evening will begin with a holiday concert featuring a selection of traditional and original seasonal music performed by The Solstice Sisters(Alouette Iselin, Melanie Everard, Kim Wallach, Heather Bower, & Allison Aldrich) and friends; as part of the concert, this year’s Johnny Trombly Scholarship recipient, Everest Witman, will entertain us with his musicianship. The Folklore Society invites you to bring along your favorite holiday dessert and we’ll supply the beverages for the intermission. After the concert the chairs and benches are cleared to make way for a traditional New England Contradance. Unfortunately, or not, the dance is often interrupted by various groups of unsavory characters presenting their idea of seasonal entertainment. These diversions, sometimes involving costumed individuals making complete fools of themselves or performing ancient ritual dances to help us through this dark time of the year, are generally tolerated as once they are applauded and fed we can return to dancing the night away.

 Posted by on October 19, 2014 at 7:32 pm
Oct 162014
 

Music in Bass Hall: Jeff Davis: Early American Music

October 17 @ 7:30 pm

Monadnock Center for History and Culture
19 Grove St. Peterborough, NH
603-924-3235
MonadnockCenter.org

Jeff Davis Jeff Davis helps celebrate Peterborough’s 275th anniversary with a program focusing on early American music.

Jeff is one of America’s most respected collectors and interpreters of traditional music. He has traveled far to visit “source singers”–farmers and miners who remembered the old songs and tunes–and closer at hand to libraries and archives, always look for the best of the music that was once common in out towns and villages.

An event with Jeff might include New England ballads sea songs, African-American banjo tunes, cowboy ditties, rare Yankee fiddle tunes and more. You will “meet” singers and players from the North Carolina mountains and coast, Nova Scotia farmers, African-American sailors, New York loggers and many others.

Jeff plays fiddle, banjo, mandocello, guitar, spoons, jaw’s harps and a few instruments hand-made by folk craftsmen. He has toured extensively throughout the United States and to festivals in Canada, England, Ireland, The Netherlands, and Norway. He recently released a solo album, Some Fabulous Yonder. He also worked on an English Anthology, called Song Links, of old English songs and their American variants. His latest CDs are a collection of thirteen Civil War Naval Songs with an all-star crew of singers and musicians including Dan Milner and David Coffin; and Sharp’s Appalachian Harvest with Brian Peters.

 Posted by on October 16, 2014 at 1:36 pm