Dec 292009
 

Keene Public Library
Family Dance with Lisa Sieverts, Allison Aldrich and Hunt Smith
Friday January 1, 2010
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Heberton Hall, 60 Winter Street, Keene NH

Family dances are held the first Friday of the month from November through May. Dances are great fun. There is always live music and an inviting relaxed atmosphere. The dances and light refreshments are free. Stay tuned for more details.

Allison Aldrich and Hunt Smith are multi-talented musicians. Fiddle, guitar, mandolin, accordion, concertina, songs, stories, dances, and unexpected participatory musical experiences are just part of their musical programming. Offering traditional American song and dance, educational programs and concerts, Hunt and Allison are available for schools, libraries, parties, weddings, dances, and jollifications of all sorts!

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 Posted by on December 29, 2009 at 11:13 am
Dec 232009
 

The National Heritage Fellowship concert is now on American Routes radio website.

Go to
http://americanroutes.publicradio.org/archive/

Click: Listen To Hour 2

The Routes Radio image pops up in another window for playing the show
To hear music and dance segment with Dudley which lasts about 5 minutes scroll to 19:43. There is no segment of Nick’s interview with Dudley. This is likely why they added other Fellows from other years to keep the music flowing rather than listeners have to wade through ten or eleven interviews throughout the show.

To Scroll: On the Routes Radio image that plays the show, use the vertical red “tuner” bar in the black/grey window over the min:sec to scroll to 19:43.

Nick got it wrong. 40 years? I’ve been at this 63 years.

Click: View Full Playlist to see other segments of the playlist

Public radio stations in New Hampshire are airing the show Saturday, Dec. 26 at 9:00 pm. You can check the American Routes website for stations in your state for the day and time it’ll be broadcast http://americanroutes.publicradio.org/stations/

Cheers,
Jacqueline & Dudley

 Posted by on December 23, 2009 at 9:32 pm
Dec 222009
 

At the E.F.Lane Hotel,

There will be a $10 cover charge

We have some new songs, and most of our other songs have been reworked with our new band member, Bruce Elliot, adding sax, vocals and percussion.

The band is also Danny Solomon, Carol Raynsford, Wendy Laroche, Ezra and Owen Landis.

Hope to see you there! Love, Terry

Read a review of Terry’s recent CD.

 Posted by on December 22, 2009 at 10:20 pm
Dec 202009
 

Join us for the Winter into Spring series of English Country Dances in the Nelson Town Hall.

Dance leader Dan Popowich will be joined by musicians Mary Lea on fiddle and Jacqueline Schwab at the piano. Daniel Popowich has been dancing and leading dance for over twenty years. Daniel is also an actor working in professional and community theatre and film throughout western Massachusetts. Mary Lea is a Brattleboro-based fiddler with a worldwide reputation for playing a wide range of dance music. Performing dance music since 1978, Mary is a founding member of Bare Necessities, known here and abroad as the benchmark of English country dance music. In the past 25 years, Mary has toured extensively throughout the United States playing for concerts, dance weeks and weekend events. Besides producing 3 solo CDs of couple dance music, Mary has played on at least 25 others, including 15 by the band Bare Necessities. Pianist Jacqueline Schwab has also toured the United States and England, inspiring people on the country dance floor through her performances with the Bare Necessities group.

Tea will be served.

Jacqueline Schwab will also present a solo piano concert that evening at 7 PM. Tickets for both the dance and concert can be purchased only in advance for the special price of $18 at http://www.monadnockfolk.org.

Beginners and singles are welcome and all dances are taught throughout the session. Admission is $10, $8 for senior citizens and students. For more information call 603.762.0235 or visit http://www.monadnockfolk.org.

Admission: $10, $8 for students, seniors

Information: contrainfo@monadnockfolk.org or (603) 762-0235

A wonderful caller 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.

Dec 202009
 

Join us for the Winter series of English Country Dances in the Nelson Town Hall.

Mary Jones, caller with Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, fiddle, and Julie Vallimont, piano

Sunday, March 21, 2010

2:00 – 5:00 PM

Tea will be served.

Admission: $10, $8 for students and seniors

Information: contrainfo@monadnockfolk.org or (603) 762-0235

Mary Jones 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.

Dec 202009
 

Join us for the Winter series of English Country Dances in the Nelson Town Hall.

Chris Levey calling with lydia ievans, fiddle, and Peter Barnes, piano and flute.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

2:00 – 5:00 PM

Tea will be served.

Admission: $10, $8 for students and seniors

Information: contrainfo@monadnockfolk.org or (603) 762-0235

A wonderful caller 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.

Dec 202009
 

Join us for the Winter series of English Country Dances in the Nelson Town Hall.

David Millstone calling with Thal Alward, fiddle and Carol Compton, piano

Sunday, February 21, 2010

2:00 – 5:00 PM

Tea will be served.

Admission: $10, $8 (students/seniors)

Join us for a full day of music and dance. English dancing from 2:00-5:00 and then Windborne at 7:00.
Information: contrainfo@monadnockfolk.org or (603) 762-0235

David Millstone 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. Carol Compton and Thal Alward provide exquisite musical accompaniment.

Dec 192009
 

papaIt’s not surprising that Leslie Vogel’s new CD, Papa’s On The Housetop, is a whole lot of fun. Leslie is a singer, accordion and keyboard player for the bands Tatoo and The Folksoul Band, both of whom know how to really find a groove and bask in it. Leslie is also the director of the Greenfield/Wilton (NH) based Youth and Community Fiddle Orchestra. Her daughter Liz sings with the hot Celtic band Annalivia. All of these troops are called into action for this recording, as well has her daughter Becky and sister Rosalinda, both great singers. So you can think this is something of a family affair, but don’t think for a minute that nepotism gets in the way here. On the contrary, Leslie couldn’t have done better in her choices for musicians on this recording (and she can certainly take some credit for where some of the musicians are today).

This recording is big fun to listen to – the kind of CD that would have been in demand for road trips when my kids were kids. That said, it plays just wonderfully for adult ears too – the arrangements are tight and lively, the songs are pretty and energetic, and when the album is over you just might feel that the world is a little bit better off. It’s a real spirit-booster.

Folks in the Monadnock area might think they are enjoying the CD because they know some of the players, or have heard them perform. But send this to your friends and relatives in LA or Atlanta and they’re just as likely to appreciate it.

Papa’s On The Housetop can be bought at the Toadstool Bookstores in Milford or Peterborough,  from CD Baby, or  send an email to Leslie directly to order.

Listen to a sampler:

Dec 172009
 

Contra Dance to benefit Jack in the Green Morris Men taking New England to Olde England!

Sunday, February 7th from 2 to 5:30

Guiding Star Grange
Greenfield, Massachusetts,
401 Chapman Street
http://www.guidingstargrange.org

Nils Fredland calling
Gordon Peery on Piano
Amy Cann on Fiddle
and various guests

Couples’ dancing from 2 to 2:30, contra from 2:30-5:30.

This will be a lively and festive dance experience, sure to lose those winter blues.
Jack in the Green will shake their bells and clash their sticks during the break!
Proceeds will help Jack in the Green and their beloved musician travel across the Atlantic to show the UK what the US has done to morris dancing in just 100 years.

Tickets are $10.00 at the door.

Please bring your dancin’ shoes and lots of friends!

Dec 132009
 

Christmas Show!
$15
New England’s favorite folk duo from Portsmouth NH perform seasonal and holiday gems featuring David’s renowned mandolin virtuosity and Susie’s powerful entrancing vocals.
With special guest, multi-instrumentalist Kent Allyn.
The concert will feature vocal and instrumental arrangements of Christmas carols and seasonal songs, along with folk and acoustic fare from their standard repertoire. With influences and styles ranging from folk to jazz, Celtic to rock, blues to Broadway and beyond, this duo presents the seasonal repertoire with warmth, flair and energy.

Holiday Hours:
fiddler’s choice music store; (Dec. 14-24), Tues.-Sat. 10-6, Sunday 3-6, Closed Monday,
Closed Christmas day and New Year’s day, then reg. hours; wed.-sat.10-6.

DelRossi’s Trattoria; Open Christmas eve & New Year’s Eve!
Closed Christmas Day & New Year’s Day
Otherwise, regular hours (see below).

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.

 Posted by on December 13, 2009 at 8:59 pm