It’s time to work up an appetite at a very special…
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!
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.
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.
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. Read more