Nov 252008
 

It’s time to work up an appetite at a very special…

Peterborough

THANKSGIVING EVE

Contra Dance

WEDNESDAY, November 26th

8:00 – 11:30 pm

at the Peterborough Town House, Peterborough, NH

“Giving Thanks to Bob”

Featuring: a stageful of musicians and

callers contributing their talents

to honor Bob McQuillen

& his 60 years

of playing & writing music for dancing!

ssshh – it’s a surprise for Bob!

Admission: $10.00

Proceeds to benefit the
Johnny Tremblay Fund for Young Musicians

and the Peterborough First Saturday Series

Sponsored by the Monadnock Folklore Society

For more information: Steve & Bettie Zakon-Anderson 413-369-4369

“Thanks to Bob” night in honor of Bob McQuillen’s 60 years of playing dance music
Many musicians and callers.

 Posted by on November 25, 2008 at 2:19 pm
Nov 222008
 

Fingerpicking guitar instrumentals
6:30-8:00pm, to compliment your dining experience, live background guitar music from traditional to Ragtime to comtemporary. Donations appreciated.

8:00pm, Mike switches to banjo and kicks off an old-timey Southern style fiddlin’ pickin’ party. Open to the public; all acoustic musicians welcome to join us for some foot-stompin’ fun.

DelRossi’s Trattoria, Rt. 137N  PO Box 337, Dublin NH 03444; Reservations,603-563-7195
Serving fine Italian cuisine.  Wed. & Thurs. 5-8; Fri. & Sat. 5-9; Sun. 4-8
Closed Mon. & Tues.

 Posted by on November 22, 2008 at 2:04 pm
Nov 012008
 

In some respects November conjures up an image of things winding down. At least here in New England, the earth is getting ready for a long winter’s nap, and outside chores that did not get done are mostly going to wait til spring. But though we might wish to slow down a bit, perhaps even hibernate, most of us remain busy.  To balance our work, we find comfort in cozy gatherings of friends, and in the warmth of music and dance.

The activities of the Monadnock Folklore Society represent just a small part of the region’s rich cultural environment, but we are quite proud of the quality of what we do in helping to uncover and present diverse entertaing and enriching events. A recent example was the October 19th  Coffeehouse, which featured The Cold River Ranters. The Ranters have been playing together for just a couple of years, though they convey an ease of performing that might fool you into thinking it had been decades. I was immediately struck by their expressiveness, and over the course of several songs found myself enriched by the energy of their performance and the diversity of their repertoire. Continue reading »