Sep 262009
 

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The Strathspey & Reel Society of New Hampshire proudly presents its 21st Annual Gala Scottish Concert November 29, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium in Concord, NH. Known for its BIG Scottish sound, the 50+ member SRSNH ensemble includes a wide variety of instruments playing lovely slow airs, and toe-tapping jigs and reels. And there always a few surprises! This year’s featured performer is pianist, Jacqueline Schwab (Jacquelineschwab.com), well known for her work on Ken Burns’ documentaries. The award winning students of the Calder School of Highland Dance will dance a variety of dances accompanied by piper Derek Davidson.

Click here for more information and ticket information.

Sep 172009
 

Red Molly returns for the third time to the Pine Hill stage to play a benefit concert our  Music Program.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.  Call 654-6003 or drop by the office to reserve your tickets!

Read more about them at www.redmolly.com
Red Molly consistently brings concert-goers to their feet with stunning three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship and a warm, engaging stage presence. They have earned a devoted and ever-widening fan base, and have begun to tour nationally. Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner and Carolann Solebello have a lot of fun on stage, and it’s contagious.
The Boston Globe says: “Everything Red Molly sings is delivered with tick-tight arrangements, crystalline vocals, and caramel harmonies. But what is most striking is the ardor they bring to everything they do, whether snuggling into the sweet parochialism of an old spiritual, or the gritty pathos of a Gillian Welch tune. They come on less like stars strutting for their minions than pals sharing their favorite songs. In the friendly world of the coffeehouse, that remains a star-making quality.”

 Posted by on September 17, 2009 at 8:58 pm
Sep 152009
 

Join us for the second in a soon-to-be regular series of English Country Dances in the Nelson Town Hall.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

2:00 – 5:00 PM

Tea will be served.

Admission: $10, $8 for students and seniors

Rebecca Lay will teach and prompt lovely and accessible dances that will please both English dance aficionados and those new to the pleasures of English Country Dancing. Delightful music will be provided by Doug Creighton, Liz Rose and Karen Axelrod.

Sep 142009
 

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On Saturday, December 19 we’ll hold our Annual Solstice Party starting at 7:00 PM. The Monadnock Folklore Society brings this community event to the Nelson Town Hall each year, admission is $5, and treats are appreciated for the dessert potluck. This year the evening will begin with a holiday concert featuring a selection of traditional and original seasonal music; as part of the concert 2009 Johnny Trombly Scholarship recipient  Perin Ellsworth-Heller will entertain us with his musicianship. The Folklore Society invites you to bring along your favorite holiday dessert and we’ll supply the beverages for the intermission. After the concert the chairs and benches are cleared to make way for a traditional New England Contradance. Unfortunately, or not, the dance is often interrupted by various groups of unsavory characters presenting their idea of seasonal entertainment. These diversions,  sometimes involving costumed individuals making complete fools of themselves or performing ancient ritual dances to help us through this dark time of the year, are generally tolerated as once they are applauded and fed we can return to dancing the night away.

 Posted by on September 14, 2009 at 6:29 am
Sep 132009
 

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One of our Annual Seasonal Extravaganzas!

Not to be missed!

Friday, December 11 at 8:00 PM at the Dublin Community Church. $15/$12(senior, youth)

Advance reservations closed. First come first served at the door. Come early as this may be a sell-out. Doors open @ 7:15 PM.

This will be the thirty-fifth touring season of Nowell Sing We Clear with its unusual songs, carols, stories, and customs. Drawn mostly from English-language folk traditions, the songs tell both a version of the events and characters involved in the Christmas story and detail the customs which make up the twelve magical days following the return of the light at the winter solstice. Many of these ancient customs are the basis of the today’s holiday traditions, such as visiting and feasting, gift-giving, carol singing from door-to-door and the adorning of houses and churches with garlands of evergreen.

Nowell Sing We Clear celebrates Christmas as it was known for centuries in Britain and North America and as it continues in many places to the present.  The songs come from an age when the midwinter season was a time for joyous celebration and vigorous expression of older, perhaps pagan, religious ideas. There is not always a clear line between these and the rejoicing at the birth of Jesus bringing a fresh light into the world at this dark midwinter time. A special and unusual treat is the enactment of a Mummers Play from Kentucky.  Performed in the traditional manner, the play is typical of folk dramas which survive to this day throughout Britain and North America symbolizing and portraying the death of the land at midwinter and its subsequent rebirth in the spring.

While much of the singing is done in unaccompanied style, the pageant is also stamped with the energetic dance band sound of fiddle, button accordion, electric piano, drums, and concertina.  The audience will be supplied with songsheets and encouraged to sing along, though after three decades of touring in New England, a whole generation of young people have grown up with these songs and carols and sing along with as much as they can. Some “new”, that is “different”, songs and carols are introduced every year.  Performers are John Roberts and Tony Barrand, widely known for their lively presentations of English folk songs, and Fred Breunig and Andy Davis, well known in New England as dance callers and musicians.

Nowell Sing We Clear has become a regular part of some communities on the Eastern seaboard.  The group has several recordings of songs from the show which have been popular items in many households at this time of year. Their CDs are drawn from songs learned for their concerts: The newest is Just Say Nowell, Hail Smiling Morn has a cover designed by famous Vermont artist, Mary Azarian, and Nowell SingWe Four.The first three LP recordings are all well represented on a compact disk, The Best of Nowell: 1976 – 1985 All recordings are available from Golden Hind Records.

 Posted by on September 13, 2009 at 6:36 pm
Sep 132009
 

The region’s own Cold River Ranters invite you to the Apple Harvest Concert at Mole Hill Theater, 789 Gilsum Mine Road, Alstead, New Hampshire.

The concert, featuring the Ranter’s unique blend of all-acoustic, high energy American roots music, will be held on Saturday, September 26 at 7:30 PM.

The evening will also include an Heirloom Apple Tasting. Donations are accepted and, if you would like to contribute, please bring something made from apples to share with everyone.

For information, please call 603 352-0460.

 Posted by on September 13, 2009 at 10:23 am
Sep 052009
 

CD Release Party

Donations

DelRossi’s Trattoria, Rt. 137N  PO Box 337, Dublin NH 03444; Reservations,603-563-7195
David & Elaina DelRossi, prop. since 1989, celebrating 20 years!
Serving fine Italian cuisine, featuring our own homemade pasta.
Lunch, Tues. – Fri. 12-2;        Dinner, Tues.- Thurs. 5-8:30; Fri. & Sat. 5-9; Sun. 4-8        Closed Mon.

Sep 052009
 

$16

DelRossi’s Trattoria, Rt. 137N  PO Box 337, Dublin NH 03444; Reservations,603-563-7195
David & Elaina DelRossi, prop. since 1989, celebrating 20 years!
Serving fine Italian cuisine, featuring our own homemade pasta.
Lunch, Tues. – Fri. 12-2;        Dinner, Tues.- Thurs. 5-8:30; Fri. & Sat. 5-9; Sun. 4-8        Closed Mon.

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Sep 052009
 

$8

with special guest Ellen Carlson on fiddle

DelRossi’s Trattoria, Rt. 137N  PO Box 337, Dublin NH 03444; Reservations,603-563-7195
David & Elaina DelRossi, prop. since 1989, celebrating 20 years!
Serving fine Italian cuisine, featuring our own homemade pasta.
Lunch, Tues. – Fri. 12-2;        Dinner, Tues.- Thurs. 5-8:30; Fri. & Sat. 5-9; Sun. 4-8        Closed Mon.

Sep 052009
 

$12

DelRossi’s Trattoria, Rt. 137N  PO Box 337, Dublin NH 03444; Reservations,603-563-7195
David & Elaina DelRossi, prop. since 1989, celebrating 20 years!
Serving fine Italian cuisine, featuring our own homemade pasta.
Lunch, Tues. – Fri. 12-2;        Dinner, Tues.- Thurs. 5-8:30; Fri. & Sat. 5-9; Sun. 4-8        Closed Mon.

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