Apr 222010
 

Saturday, May 29, noon-2pm, $25

Cajun Fiddle Workshop, suitable for all levels.

(Pre-register, please at the fiddler’s choice music store, located on the 2nd floor of DelRossi’s, 563-8800.)

Multi award winner of the Louisana Cajun French Music Assoc., and highly sought after instructor, don’t miss this rare opportunity to study this great music with a founding master.

**WORKSHOP/CONCERT (the night before) COMBO SPECIAL, $30.**

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

Apr 222010
 

$10

Al Berard Cajun Combo, www.cajuncombo.com

A fiddle & mandolin based Cajun string trio.

A very special appearance of Grammy Nominee, Al Berard, from Louisana, performing

with Mark Trischka, mandolin, and Lisa Brande, fiddle.

Saturday, May 29, noon-2pm, $25

Cajun Fiddle Workshop, suitable for all levels.

(Pre-register, please at the fiddler’s choice music store, located on the 2nd floor of DelRossi’s, 563-8800.)

Multi award winner of the Louisana Cajun French Music Assoc., and highly sought after instructor, don’t miss this rare opportunity to study this great music with a founding master.

**WORKSHOP/CONCERT COMBO SPECIAL, $30.**

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

 Posted by on April 22, 2010 at 5:10 pm
Apr 222010
 

$10

Cathy Barton & Dave Para, www.bartonpara.com

Dave and Cathy have spent decades researching the roots music traditions and folklife of Missouri and the Ozarks and, in the mid-90’s, produced two landmark recordings of songs from the Civil War.

Their performances offer a wide variety of music from lively dance tunes to old ballads with “period” instruments such as “bones”, “mouthbow”, & “leaf”(?), as well as dulcimers, banjo and guitar.

Not only an accomplished delcimer player, Cathy is also a master of the frailing 5-string banjo style and a two-time winner of the Tennessee Old Time Banjo Championship.

Together with Dave’s distinctive folk guitar back up, their shows are a professional commemorative of a by-gone time in music history.

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 Monday.

Apr 222010
 

The Mink Hills Band

8:00pm, $8 www.minkhillsband.com

Long time NH performing group artfully blending elements of Bluegrass, Swing, and Folk music into innovative and original compositions with beautiful harmonies and solid acoustic instrumental backup.

Now touring with their newest CD, Weary Travelers Plea.

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 Monday.

Apr 142010
 

We urge all those who receive this message to help get the word out to their colleagues and contacts.

This was not an easy decision. In order to be effective, advocacy must respond strategically to an ever-changing political environment. It now appears that the timing for this event is inopportune. Sing Out NH! was always intended to be a positive celebration of the arts in New Hampshire. However, at a time of delicate legislative negotiations over the FY 2011 State budget, our lobbyist and advisers felt that there was a danger of its being misinterpreted and therefore counterproductive.

Although disappointing to us all, we believe that canceling the event for now is the only prudent course. Our goal is to find an appropriate time to bring us together with a positive message about the power and value of the arts. Sing Out NH! will be rescheduled when the timing is more favorable. Many people contributed tremendous creativity and hard work in planning this wonderful event. We will use it all in the future.

Meanwhile, NH Citizens for the Arts will continue to post frequent updates on the budget process as well as timely Action Alerts on our website, www.nhcfa.org. We encourage you to sign up to receive these alerts, as well as other advocacy news. Our goal is, as always, to support the arts.

Please help spread the word out about the cancellation of Sing Out NH! And thank you for all that you do on behalf of the arts!

The Board of NH Citizens for the Arts and the Sing Out NH! Coordinating Committee.

 Posted by on April 14, 2010 at 6:16 pm
Apr 032010
 

mud2In spite of the massive flooding that’s been reported throughout New England recently, there hasn’t been much of a mud season this year. One theory is that the mud has all been shipped down to Washington DC, where it is being slung vigorously across the aisles of Congress. But further research shows that the material being used there is actually another type of organic matter having to do with the male bovine.

Here in Nelson most of our roads are unpaved. I recently complained to the Selectmen: without a few days of don’t-bother-to-steer, up-to-your-axles-in-mud driving, we are deprived of experiences that reinforce our robust rural character. What’s a country boy to do? Continue reading »