Jan 172008
 

Friends and family join Terry in a stunning performance of  World Folk music delivered from the heart with dynamic soulful vocals and beautiful backup instrumentation.

Please reserve early – the November concerts of this band sold old.

Donations

DelRossi’s Trattoria, Rt. 137N
PO Box 337, Dublin NH 03444
Reservations,603-563-7195

Serving fine Italian cuisine. Wed.&Thurs., 5:00-8:00,  Friday&Saturday, 5:00-9:00

Sunday, 4:00-8:00.  Closed Monday and Tuesday.

 Posted by on January 17, 2008 at 11:34 am  Tagged with:
Jan 162008
 

Friends and family join Terry in a stunning performance of  World Folk music delivered from the heart with dynamic soulful vocals and beautiful backup instrumentation.

Please reserve early – the November concerts of this band sold old.

Donations

DelRossi’s Trattoria, Rt. 137N
PO Box 337, Dublin NH 03444
Reservations,603-563-7195

Serving fine Italian cuisine. Wed.&Thurs., 5:00-8:00,  Friday&Saturday, 5:00-9:00

Sunday, 4:00-8:00.  Closed Monday and Tuesday.

 Posted by on January 16, 2008 at 11:32 am  Tagged with:
Jan 162008
 

Friends and family join Terry in a stunning performance of  World Folk music delivered from the heart with dynamic soulful vocals and beautiful backup instrumentation.

Please reserve early – the November shows for this band sold old!

DelRossi’s Trattoria, Rt. 137N
PO Box 337, Dublin NH 03444
Reservations,603-563-7195

Serving fine Italian cuisine. Wed.&Thurs., 5:00-8:00,  Friday&Saturday, 5:00-9:00
Sunday, 4:00-8:00.  Closed Monday and Tuesday.

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Jan 122008
 

The Monadnock Folklore Society is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for the Johnny Trombly Scholarship. This is the 7th year of the program, which provides funding of up to $500 for a student 18 or younger to study traditional New England dance music. The scholarship may be used for standard music lessons, special study opportunities, music or dance camps, etc. For more information please visit the Johnny Trombly section of this Web site. You can help MFS promote the program by passing along this information to any young person you know who may be interested, and also to instructors in the field of traditional New England music so that they inform their students.

 Posted by on January 12, 2008 at 12:20 pm
Jan 122008
 

Saturday, January 12th
Beginner’s Workshop 7:30Rick Mohr
Dance 8:00 – 11:30
Admission: $8 / $6 seniors, students
For information: 603.827.3044 or E-mail: Lisa Sieverts

Bill Thomas and Matt Harris, seasoned Irish session-players, will be providing music for the Nelson Contra Dance on Saturday, January 12th. They will be accompanied by Gordon Peery on piano. Rick Mohr is the caller for the evening, bringing 20 years of experience calling dances throughout New England. Rick says “Every roomful of dancers is different, some dancing all their lives and some walking in for the first time. I enjoy pulling out the right dances so the hall really heats up and we become a roomful of friends.”

While Irish tunes figure prominently in the New England contra dance repertoire, the pure Celtic energy anticipated from this trio is something unusual to look forward to. Bill plays the Irish wooden flute, and the Uillean pipes, which delivers some of the excitement of its larger cousin, the Highland pipes, but with much more capability for musical subtleties. Going back a couple of decades, Bill was often heard playing at local contra dances. In recent years he has focused on playing at sessions in central New England. It is a pleasure to welcome him back to the hall. Matt, on fiddle, is a frequent musical collaborator with Bill at the sessions.

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Listen to a music preview of Bill Thomas, Matt Harris, and Gordon Peery

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Some years ago members of the Irish band, the Chieftains, came to Nelson on an informal tour. At the end of the evening the audience moved the chairs back and asked the band to play some tunes so they could dance. Paddy Moloney, the leader of the Chieftains, had never seen anything like this, but was impressed by how well the dancing suited the music. As a result, a year later he called and asked the Monadnock Folklore Society if they could put together a small dance ensemble to join the Chieftains in performances including Symphony Hall in Boston and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. MFS responded by forming the Nelson Village Dancers, and the short tour was a great success. Of course, folks in New England have been dancing to Irish tunes for years, but it was nice to be able to demonstrate this directly to worlds’s best known Irish music band, and to have them get excited about it.
Directions/Map

 Posted by on January 12, 2008 at 8:17 am