Apr 282009
 

The Brattleboro Memorial Day Dawn Dance will take place at the Gibson Aiken Center on Main Street in Brattleboro, VT.

The dance begins with English dancing from 2:30 to 5:30 PM with Graham Christian calling, Naomi Morse on violin and viola, Mary Lea on violin and viola, and Peter Barnes on piano.

The contra dance segment begins at 8:00 PM and ends at 7:00 AM, and features three bands and three callers including Rachel Nevitt with Tidal Wave, David Millstone with The Figments, and Bill Olson with Perpetual e-Motion.

Tickets are $10 for English, $20 for contra, and $25 for both ($7/$15/$22 for students and seniors), and can be purchased online at www.dawndance.org, at Maple Leaf Music in Brattleboro, or at the door the day of the dance.
www.dawndance.org

 Posted by on April 28, 2009 at 3:47 pm
Apr 282009
 

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See the Morris Dancers

May 1st:      5:30AM – Pack Monadnock
May 2nd:   Keene, NH – Local Tour
10:00AM – Agway
11:15AM – Colony Mill
1:00PM – Railroad Square
2:15PM – Langdon Place
May 3rd:   10:45AM – Nelson, NH May Pole
May 9th:      4:00PM – Tracie’s Farm – Fitzwilliam, NH
May 10th:  10:00AM – Lilac Sunday – Boston, MA
May 16th:  Dublin & Peterborough, NH – Local Tour
9:30AM – Dublin General Store
1:00PM – Children Of The Arts Festival
2:15PM – NH Nursing Home
3:30PM – Summerhill Assisted Living

More Details and Extend Schedule: Jack in the Green

 Posted by on April 28, 2009 at 6:31 am
Apr 192009
 

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John McCutcheon appears in a solo concert at the Nelson Town Hall on Friday, July 10, 8:00 PM. Admission is $18/$15(senior, youth).

John McCutcheon wasn’t supposed to become a folksinger.  He was headed for a lucrative career as a social worker in migrant labor camps.  But Woody Guthrie got there first.  He heard the songs of the Dust Bowl refugees, the Grapes of Wrath stories that crackled on the airwaves of early 1960s radio and knew something else was going on.  While still a college student, the oldest of a large Irish Catholic family, John took up the banjo “to help keep myself sane” and went off the deep end.  He heard recordings of Roscoe Holcomb and Clarence Ashley, walked out to the end of the college road, stuck out his thumb and never looked back.

He ended up roaming the Appalachians, trading a university classroom for the front porches, picket lines, union halls, churches, and square dance barns of his adopted home.  Under the tutelage of some of the greats of traditional Southern music he quickly mastered seven different instruments, became an insightful and powerful singer of traditional songs, and honed an ear for a good story.  Songwriting, storytelling, social activism all met and finally made sense.

From this series of chance beginnings John McCutcheon has become what one Australian paper called “the most overwhelming folk performer in the English language.”  His mastery of American folk music and instruments, complemented by “storytelling that has the richness of fine literature” (Washington Post) weave intimate, insightful and often hilarious canvasses on which McCutcheon draws his vision of Americana.  His songwriting, rich in detail and broad in scope, have created a catalog of hundreds of songs covered by performers throughout the world.  His classic Christmas in the Trenches has been repeatedly cited as “the greatest anti-war song ever written” and is the subject of an annual, coast-to-coast special on CBC.

His concerts are international sold-out hits from Russia … where Pravda noted “McCutcheon … is the most versatile and compelling performer this reviewer has ever seen”… to Dallas …“calling John McCutcheon a ‘folksinger’ is like saying Deion Sanders is just a football player …” Dallas Morning News.  Critics reserve their most lavish praise for his mastery of the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer, an instrument on which he is an undisputed world master.

Equally at home in the recording studio, John has produced over twenty-five albums in as many years.  He has garnered an amazing five consecutive Grammy nominations, been awarded every imaginable award in the independent record industry, been featured on public radio throughout the world, and brought joy to millions of listeners from Seattle to Sydney.  Additionally he has produced documentary and educational recordings, written for numerous publications, authored children’s books, chaired literacy campaigns, championed grassroots organizations throughout the world, promoted international musicians, and is even currently the president of the most innovative and fastest growing local in the musicians union.

 Posted by on April 19, 2009 at 10:28 am
Apr 182009
 

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 fiddle and kicks off an old-timey fiddlin’ pickin’ party. Open to the public; all acoustic musicians welcome to join us for some foot-stompin’ fun.

Celtic Fiddle Sessions
Every wednesday, 6:30pm, Beginner jam; 7:30-9:30, Open jam, nocharge.
Our weekly wednesday Irish music jam session open to all acoustic musicians and the listening public as well.   Featuring traditional Celtic (and New England) instrumentals on fiddles, guitars, mandolins , and more… ALL WELCOME!

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 April 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm
Apr 152009
 

The Church
3 Grove & Main Sts.
Brattleboro.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.
Buy on line at www.brattleborotix.com or in person at:
Everyone’s Bookstore, 23 Elliot St., Brat.
World Eye Bookshop, 156 Main St., Greenfield MA
Toadstool, Colony Mill, Keene NH.
Call (802) 257-1571 for more information.

Rani Arbo, fiddler, lead singer and founder of daisy mayhem, is an expressive alto who navigates swing tunes, ballads, funky call-and-response songs with ease and honesty. All of roots music is a stage for daisy mayhem, a four-piece string band that celebrates America’s rich musical past and presents it with good humor, impeccable musicianship, powerful songwriting, and a clear love of playing together. With stunning vocal harmonies and irresistible chemistry on stage, a 100% recycled drum set, fiddle, guitar and bass, daisy mayhem creates something entertaining, fresh, and inspiring.

 Posted by on April 15, 2009 at 8:43 pm
Apr 112009
 

Orange Earth Productions Welcomes

Kaiser Cartel
www.kaisercartel.com

Advance Tickets, $15
Day of Show, $18
Student Discount (with id), $12

Armadillo’s Burritos
82 Main Street
Keene, NH

Mexican Fare, Food Available Until 5:45
Beverages, All Evening

Doors Open 5pm

Show Begin 6pm

All Ages Welcome

Reserved Seats For Sponsors and Angels Only

All Other Seats General Admission
Thanks to our sponsors, True North Networks, Innovative Machine,Inc, Gem Graphics, EF Lane Hotel, Santosha, LLC and Radio Rek
Tickets available at:
Armadillos – Keene (603) 358-3700
Turn It Up – Keene (603) 358-6833
Toadstool Bookshop, Keene (603) 352-8815
Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls, VT (802) 463-9404
Laura and Bob,
orangeearth@ne.rr.com
PO Box 243
Spofford, NH

 Posted by on April 11, 2009 at 4:11 pm
Apr 112009
 

Orange Earth Productions Welcomes

Emily Elbert
www.emilyelbert.com

Advance Tickets, $15
Day of Show, $18
Student Discount (with id), $12

Armadillo’s Burritos
82 Main Street
Keene, NH

Mexican Fare, Food Available Until 5:45
Beverages, All Evening

Doors Open 5pm

Show Begin 6pm

All Ages Welcome

Reserved Seats For Sponsors and Angels Only

All Other Seats General Admission
20 year old Emily Elbert is a singer/songwriter with deep musical roots and a clear love for creative expression.
Fresh off a northeast run with G Love and Special Sauce and a showcase spot at the Folk Alliance Festival in Memphis, Elbert is quickly growing in the national spotlight. Her lifelong passion for music from around the world, and distinctive combination of jazz, folk, soul, blues, and pop creates a sound that engages the hearts, minds, and ears of listeners around the globe. Emily blends a hip musical perspective with an in-depth knowledge of classic songs to create unique vocal and guitar arrangements.
Elbert’s debut CD, Bright Side, contains eleven original songs that she wrote, arranged, performed, and recorded at Bob Gentry’s New Masters Studio in Tyler. When performing live, her sets include music from Bright Side, as well as new compositions and adaptations of music ranging from Joni Mitchell to Michael Jackson.

Thanks to our sponsors, True North Networks, Innovative Machine,Inc, Gem Graphics, EF Lane Hotel, Santosha, LLC and Radio Rek
Tickets available at:
Armadillos – Keene (603) 358-3700
Turn It Up – Keene (603) 358-6833
Toadstool Bookshop, Keene (603) 352-8815
Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls, VT (802) 463-9404
Laura and Bob,
orangeearth@ne.rr.com
PO Box 243
Spofford, NH

 Posted by on April 11, 2009 at 4:09 pm
Apr 112009
 

New Hampshire Public Television will be re-playing Larry Siegel’s Village Store Verbatim during its “From the Vault” program, which celebrates the TV station’s 50th anniversary. Village Store Verbatim is an opera whose lyrics are actual conversations recorded in the small town of Westmoreland, NH.  The hour-long video will air May 18 at 10 p.m. and May 19 at 2 a.m.

Click here for NTPTV Info For info

 Posted by on April 11, 2009 at 3:51 pm