Feb 232009
 

Beginner-Intermediate beginner, $40,
space limited, please call in advance, 563-8800 (fiddler’s choice music store).
A rare opportunity to study with our long time friend, superb musician, teacher/performer, Tim Mowry, who will demonstrate in depth; Left & Right hand technique; Chord Theory; Phrasing; Tone & Artistry…and answer all your questions.
“Guaranteed to catapult us on to the next level of mandolin virtuosity.”

DelRossi’s Trattoria, Rt. 137N PO Box 337, Dublin NH 03444; Reservations,603-563-7195
Serving fine Italian cuisine featuring our own homemade pasta.
Wed.&Thurs., 5:00-8:00pm; Fri.&Sat., 5:00-9:00pm; Sunday 4:00-8:00pm.
Closed Monday & Tuesday.

Feb 232009
 

FREE!
Celtic, Folk, Bluegrass, Fiddling…whatever! All acoustic musicians welcome, or anyone who just wants to enjoy some live tunes.

DelRossi’s Trattoria, Rt. 137N PO Box 337, Dublin NH 03444; Reservations,603-563-7195
Serving fine Italian cuisine featuring our own homemade pasta.
Wed.&Thurs., 5:00-8:00pm; Fri.&Sat., 5:00-9:00pm; Sunday 4:00-8:00pm.
Closed Monday & Tuesday.

 Posted by on February 23, 2009 at 8:20 am
Feb 122009
 

TJ gives a historical context to the birth of the Blues, and has played with such greats as . .  Pinetop Perkins, Honey Boy Edwards, Bukka White, Big Joe Turner, and many many more.

Free Show – Donations Appreciated

Brewkbakers Cafe
97 Main St.
Keeme NH 03431
603-355-4844

 Posted by on February 12, 2009 at 7:45 am
Feb 032009
 

The Monadnock area is well-known as being the home to many celebrated professional musicians in the New England Fiddle and dance music genre.  But what really makes our region rich are the numbers of folk who play, largely for their own pleasure, out of sheer love for the tunes.  In any given week there are numerous gatherings, often in private homes, with fiddles, guitars, mandolins, flutes, banjos, and – well just about anything goes. Many of these gatherings are semi private – that is to say, if you know someone who goes regularly, you might get invited, but the event is not highly publicized, largely because of space considerations.

Among the more public sessions: on Monday night there is the “Baby Band”, where a dozen or so musicians of varying skill gather for an hour before the contra dance in the Nelson Town Hall. The repertoire is based on an ever-expanding photo-copied hand out, the Portland Collection, The New England Fiddler’s Repertoire, and the Waltz books. It’s a round robin affair, with each player requesting a specific tune (and sometimes introducing “new” ones). Hilliare Wilder is fixed at the piano (to provide consistent accompaniment). Lisa Sieverts “moderates” the session, making sure newcomers feel welcome, and generally keeping things on track. Continue reading »