Jan 282010
 
The Folkway Remembered Concert Series

Sponsored by the Peterborough Historical Society

Concert at Bass Hall, Peterborough Historical Society, Grove St. Peterborough

$20

Tickets and more info

Garnet Rogers is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers in folksong tradition.

His music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive and deeply purposeful. An optimist at heart, Garnet sings extraordinary songs about people who are not heroes of major events. Rather, his songs focus on small, everday victories. His over-the-top humor and lightning-quick wit move his audience from tears to laughter and back again.

Among his many songs, The Last One recalls the days and nights we all spent at the Folkway and those dear souls we lost too soon.

$20 online,  $23 at the door   Location:  Bass Hall at Peterborough Historical Society  Parking on Street, public lots and in lot behind PHS building   Garnet Rogers is deeply committed to fighting hunger. All audience members are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to the concert. Items collected will be donated to our local food bank.

 Posted by on January 28, 2010 at 3:13 pm
Jan 282010
 
The Folkway Remembered Concert Series

Sponsored by the Peterborough Historical Society

Concert at Bass Hall, Peterborough Historical Society, Grove St. Peterborough

Tickets and more info

Tony Bird intrigued early Folkway audiences with his unique voice and repertoire which are both informed by his homeland of Malawi.  His music is a wonderful upbeat synthesis of spirituality, politics and nature of Africa.  A prime example is his classic “Sorry Africa” CD which is filled with songs of optimism, hope and wonder.  Each one seems to represent a different facet of the land he loves and misses.

“Tony Bird is a complete original who grew up in southern Africa in the era of colonialism and Apartheid, He developed a sharp, conscious universal eye with an expansive repertoire, ranging from topical and historical commentary to love songs, musical tone poems and exotic travelogues that roam from bushmen to bicycles. Tony Bird has been called “The Father of African Folk-Rock.” Yet, he is even more. He’s an inventive, passionate, theatrical performer who delivers the moving, searching anthems of a mature poet. The extraordinary experience of a Bird concert is not to be missed.”

The Village Voice said of Tony, “The finest, most impressive folk poet in years”

$18in advance,  $20 at the door
Location:  Bass Hall at Peterborough Historical Society
Parking on Street, public lots and in lot behind PHS building
 Posted by on January 28, 2010 at 3:12 pm
Jan 282010
 

The Folkway Remembered Concert Series

Sponsored by the Peterborough Historical Society

Concert at Bass Hall, Peterborough Historical Society, Grove St. Peterborough

Tickets and more info

Kim Wallach & Bill Staines – Sunday 4/25 with Potluck Dinner at 6:15 pm / Show at 7 pm $18

This concert features two wonderful artists with broad folk music credentials and a history of playing at the Folkway.  And if you bring a dish to pass you will enjoy a tasty meal and a good time reminiscing with other Folkway fans.  Plan to arrive by 6:15.  Some tables will be provided along with plates and silverware for everyone.

Kim Wallach, who now makes her home the Monadnock Region, is a veteran of the 70’s folk scene in Harvard Square.

Both as a soloist and a as one-third of the Short Sisters, Wallach seems to keep in mind the power of music, particularly folk music, to heal, whether that healing comes in the form of fostering hope, a sense of strength and resolve in the face of injustice, or simply the ability to laugh and take comfort from the that laughter.

For over thirty five years Bill Staines has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folk song societies, colleges, concerts, clubs and coffee houses.

A New England native, Bill became involved with the Boston-Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960’s. He weaves a magical blend of wit and gentle humor into his performances. As one reviewer wrote, “He has a sense of timing to match that of the best stand-up comic.”

His music is a slice of Americana, reflecting with the same ease, his feelings about the prairie people of the Midwest or the adventurers of the Yukon.

$18 in advance,  $21 at the door   If you don’t wish to participate in the Pot Luck Dinner, you may arrive when you wish before the 7 PM concert.

Location:  Bass Hall at Peterborough Historical Society  (Directions LINK) Parking on Street, public lots and in lot behind PHS building

 Posted by on January 28, 2010 at 3:05 pm
Jan 282010
 

The Folkway Remembered Concert Series

Sponsored by the Peterborough Historical Society

Concert at Bass Hall, Peterborough Historical Society, Grove St. Peterborough

Tickets and more info

The Folkway Historic Dinner:

This is the closest thing to a real Folkway evening that we are able to assemble in Bass Hall!  A buffet style dinner will be served for up to 60 guests.  Dessert, wine and other beverages will be included.

The menu will be made up of actual Folkway favorite dishes.  Many of the Servers will be the actual waiters and waitresses who actually worked at the Folkway–some from the late 1970s!!

The Concert:
Who can forget the finger picking pyrotechnics of Guy van Duser?  He and clarinetist (and pennywhistler) Billy Novick were often at the Folkway, entertaining everyone with a broad blend of musical styles, from fiddle tunes, to jazz classics, and even Sousa marches.
The duo of Guy van Duser and Billy Novick has not been heard in the Monadnock region since the Folkway closed in the 1990s, so it is a great honor to have them perform as part of the Peterborough Historical Society’s annual gala event.   Having dinner and a then enjoying a show is very reminiscent of a great evening at the Folkway.
We will be selling only 60 concert only tickets for this event.  Concert only goers will be seated where they fit among the dinner tables and along the walls–just like during the days of the Folkway!  Sorry, we don’t have a staircase to sit on!
Folkway Historic Dinner and Concert cost is $50.  Guests should arrive at 6:30.
Location:  Bass Hall at Peterborough Historical Society
Parking on Street, public lots and in lot behind PHS building
 Posted by on January 28, 2010 at 3:04 pm
Jan 282010
 

Sponsored by the Peterborough Historical Society

Concert at Bass Hall, Peterborough Historical Society, Grove St. Peterborough

Tickets and more info

Since the 1950s coffee houses have served as small venues where folk performers could play their music in an atmosphere of quiet and respect for the musicians and the messages in their songs.  When The Folkway first opened in February 1975 it was a “Coffee House” in the best sense of that tradition.  The first acts were local guitarists and singers who performed for the love of the music.  People came to listen for the same reason and the Folkway soon became known for it’s very respectful and attentive audiences.

We wish to repeat this experience with a long evening that features many of those local musicians who both helped to establish the Folkway and carried it on with their talents.  These were typically people with other jobs whose love for the music brought them to the stage at the Folkway.  We hope to get many of those once familiar names back in town to our stage.
This will also be a time for former Folkway staff and customers to share stories in remembrance.
 Posted by on January 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm
Jan 282010
 

Lui Collins & Dave Mallett Plus Folkway Exhibit Opening Reception – Sat 2/27 6:30 pm $25

$25.00

Sold Out!

The Folkway Remembered Exhibit officially opens on this evening with a reception and concert by two Folkway super stars,

Lui Collins

and

Dave Mallett

.

All ticket holders will be welcome at the reception which starts at 6:30 on Saturday, February 27th.  This includes appetizers and refreshments.  Everyone will be able to tour the exhibit before the concert and during the intermission.  The concert will begin around 7:30

Lui was a Connecticut-based singer playing in noisy bars when she discovered the Folkway. Her performances with Horace Williams, Guy Wolff, and others quickly endeared her to the Folkway audiences, and her musical career got wings.

It was her return to the Monadnock Region at a concert in Nelson in June of 2009 that inspired the concept for this concert series.
These days Lui is devoting most of her energies to Kid’s Jam, a music education program for 5 – 7 year-olds, so we are especially fortunate to have her return to the Monadnock Region for a concert.
Dave Mallett’s “Garden Song” had already drifted down from Maine and was already being sung at Folkway open mikes when the composer himself arrived and delivered a shy but still engaging performance in 1976. He went on to become a nationally prominent songwriter and dynamic performer.
The songs Mallett writes and sings are filled with passion, evocative imagery, and a sense of the inevitable passage of time. The loss of American towns and rural landscapes is the subject of many of his songs, as are the issues of wilderness preservation and the struggle of the common man.
When he is not touring, the place where he makes his songs is in his writing room in an old farmhouse with a view across the field and a tintype of his great-great grandfather on the wall.
 Posted by on January 28, 2010 at 2:55 pm
Jan 282010
 

Silver Ranch, Jaffrey NH

$10

for more info contact Richard Hamilton

603-547-7435

Raised on a diet of Broadway show tunes, operatic arias and British invasion melodies, native Vermonter PETE SUTHERLAND discovered both traditional music and songwriting in college and like Huck Finn, “lit out for the territories”. A warm-voiced singer and accomplished multi-instrumentalist known equally for his potent originals and his intense recreations of age-old ballads and fiery fiddle tunes, his music covers the folk map. Pete has toured nationally and internationally with the likes of Metamora, Rhythm In Shoes, Ira Bernstein, Mac Benford’s Woodshed All-Stars and the Clayfoot Strutters and is also a sought-after record producer. His songs and tunes have been covered by Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Nightingale, Wild Asparagus and many more. The old-time music of his diverse but always tradition-hugging fiddling life layers all of these influences on top of a groove both rocking and lyrical. Pete’s recent recordings include THE WILDERNESS ROAD and STEAK O’ LEAN for his own Epact label.

Jan 282010
 

Silver Ranch, Jaffrey NH

for more info contact Richard Hamilton

603-547-7435

Raised on a diet of Broadway show tunes, operatic arias and British invasion melodies, native Vermonter PETE SUTHERLAND discovered both traditional music and songwriting in college and like Huck Finn, “lit out for the territories”. A warm-voiced singer and accomplished multi-instrumentalist known equally for his potent originals and his intense recreations of age-old ballads and fiery fiddle tunes, his music covers the folk map. Pete has toured nationally and internationally with the likes of Metamora, Rhythm In Shoes, Ira Bernstein, Mac Benford’s Woodshed All-Stars and the Clayfoot Strutters and is also a sought-after record producer. His songs and tunes have been covered by Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Nightingale, Wild Asparagus and many more. The old-time music of his diverse but always tradition-hugging fiddling life layers all of these influences on top of a groove both rocking and lyrical. Pete’s recent recordings include THE WILDERNESS ROAD and STEAK O’ LEAN for his own Epact label.

 Posted by on January 28, 2010 at 11:43 am
Jan 262010
 

Annalivia will be performing in Nelson on February 5th. Here is an interview with Flynn Cohen, guitarist and founding member.

Click here for more show info and tickets.

Annalivia

Annalivia is: Liz Simmons, Stuart Kenney, Brendan Carey-Block, Flynn Cohen, Emerald Rae.

Jan 242010
 

The Eighth Annual March Mandolin Festival will be held March 5-7, 2010, at
the Concord Community Music School in Concord, New Hampshire. This year, the
festival features Mike Compton, Will Patton, Glen Loper, and David Surette,
with special guest Susie Burke. This two-day event offers group lessons, and
workshops on a variety of topics, jam sessions, and an evening concert.
Additionally, the festival will present a March 5, Friday night concert
featuring the same performers at The Stone Church, Newmarket, NH (this is a
separate ticket from the Concord events).

To register for the festival, send a check for $110 made out to:
Concord Community Music School
23 Wall St., Concord, NH 03301

Lodging is available at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
in Concord, New Hampshire, with a special festival rate. A limited number of
rooms have been set aside, so if you are interested, please contact the
hotel directly at 603-225-0303.

For more information, contact 207-384-8151, 603-228-1196 (Music School) or
email soozendave@surfglobal.net.
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Sponsors include the NH State Council on the Arts Traditional Arts Program,
www.MandolinCafe.com, and the Concord Courtyard Marriott Hotel.