Nov 272010
 

Saturday, December 11, 7:30 pm: Solo piano concert, Stone Church Arts,
Bellows Falls, VT
Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls, VT
Tickets: $17 for adults ($13 for over 60/under 12) in advance; $20/$15 at
the door
Advance purchase: www.brattleborotix.com
Information: http://www.immanuelepiscopal.org/StoneChurchArts.html

She’ll be
performing her arrangements of vintage American carols (Appalachian mountain
carols, S. Carolina sea island spirituals and better-known 19th-century
standards), as well as American “heart songs” and dance tunes from Mark
Twain’s era (Stephen Foster, Scots and Irish songs and dance tunes, hymns
and spirituals, and ragtime), plus some contemporary Scottish and English
tunes.

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Nov 232010
 

mummers

On Saturday, December 18 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 2010 Johnny Trombly Scholarship recipient Douglas Brunson, a 13 year old, home-schooled 8th grader who started playing piano at the age of five and accordion at age eight 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.

Nov 212010
 

TRADITIONAL MUSIC
Fiddle Intensives

at the
Brattleboro Music Center

Lissa Schneckenberger: Improvisation for Traditional Musicians
Thursdays, June 9 – 30, 7:00 – 8:15 pm
Explore the art of improvising ornaments and variations within a
traditional music context, applicable to many traditional genres.
Common dance tunes will be used as a basis for developing a personal
style. Exercises and musical games will promote competence with
playing impromptu ornaments and melodic variations.
Intermediate-advanced level musicians.
4-weeks / $80 per session
To register call the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523

BRATTLEBORO MUSIC CENTER enriching lives through music
Pam Lierle . Communications & Development . 802.257.4523 . www.bmcvt.org

Nov 212010
 

TRADITIONAL MUSIC
Fiddle Intensives
at the
Brattleboro Music Center
Mary Lea: Harmony for Melody Players
Thursdays, April 7 – 28, 7:00 – 8:15 pm
Melody players will explore basic chord structures and harmony
changes within a piece, find simple chordal backup and harmony lines
for a variety of traditional tunes. Focus on familiar waltzes, Irish
polkas and Swedish tunes, branching out into other meters and musical
styles. Reading music is not necessary. Stringed instrument and wind
players.
4-weeks / $80 per session

To register call the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523

BRATTLEBORO MUSIC CENTER enriching lives through music
Pam Lierle . Communications & Development . 802.257.4523 . www.bmcvt.org

Nov 212010
 

TRADITIONAL MUSIC
Fiddle Intensives
at the
Brattleboro Music Center
Michelle Liechti: A New Approach to Playing
Tuesdays, Jan 25 – Feb 15, 7:00 – 8:15 pm
Fiddlers and violinists often face aches and pains in their hands,
wrists, shoulders, necks, or backs. The New Approach, developed by
Kato Havas, frees players from muscle tension through simple,
naturally balanced motions. Use your inner musical voice to direct
these coordinated gestures, replace learned tensions with free and
fluid movements. Violin and fiddle players.

4-weeks / $80 per session
To register call the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523

BRATTLEBORO MUSIC CENTER enriching lives through music
Pam Lierle . Communications & Development . 802.257.4523 . www.bmcvt.org

Nov 212010
 

TRADITIONAL MUSIC
Fiddle Intensives
at the
Brattleboro Music Center

Becky Tracy: Introduction to Irish Bowing and Ornamentation
Mondays, Nov 29 – Dec 20, 7:00 – 8:15 pm
Examine some basic options for bowing Irish Reels. Look at familiar
tunes, Wind that shakes the Barley, The Volunteer, The Merry
Blacksmith… and use these tunes to explore common Irish bowings
that will be useful in many Irish reels. Fiddle players only.

Nov 212010
 

Welcome Spring in style
with weekend performances
throughout the Monadnock Region and New England!

Come join the living Morris tradition!
Become a part of the greater Morris community.

Groups of dancers join together to celebrate, dance and
sing. Meet musicians and dancers from the region, the
nation, and the world at Morris gatherings.

Can you commit to be a practice musician Monday nights
during the school year in Harrisville, NH.? 6:30-8pm *

Loud melody instruments preferred
such as (but not necessarily limited to) concertina, accordion and fiddle

Curious? Interested? We’d like to meet you!

Please contact Elizabeth Field
dancingdragonwoman@yahoo.com
802-380-7389

(What is Morris? Visit http://schools-wikipedia.org/wp/m/Morris_dance.htm)

*Please be aware dancers and musicians volunteer their time.

Harrisville Morris Women Logo

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Nov 212010
 

Chesham Arts Presents

A Holiday Concert with
Harvey Reid and Joyce Anderson
http://www.woodpecker.com/
http://www.joyscream.com/

December 5, 2010, Sunday afternoon
at 3pm
At the Chesham Church in Chesham (Harrisville)
(1 mile off of route 101 on Chesham Rd.)

Tickets $18 in advance/$20 day of concert
Students $10
ages 10 and under free
For more information and to reserve seats in advance call or email
603-827-2905 or cheshamArts@gmail.com
Limited seating in this small church so purchase early.

Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Harvey Reid has honed his craft over the last 35 years in countless clubs, festivals, street corners, cafes, schools and concert halls across the nation. He has been called a “giant of the steel strings” and “one of the true treasures of American acoustic music.” He has absorbed a vast repertoire of American contemporary and roots music and woven it into his own colorful, personal and distinctive style. His 22 recordings on Woodpecker Records showcase his mastery of many instruments and styles of acoustic music, from hip folk to slashing slide guitar blues to bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, ragtime, and even classical.
“…one of the true treasures of American acoustic music .” ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE

“Reid is truly a giant of the steel strings…wonderful twists of originality and emotional depth… a wealth of techniques and ideas.” GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE.

Respectful of tradition but throwing genre to the wind, Joyce Anderson glides effortlessly between traditional & contemporary songs and fiddle tunes, from foot stompers to sultry torch songs. Her seven critically acclaimed CDs (Four with folk luminary Harvey Reid) and her live performance reveal her depth as a American roots musician and highlight her versatility as a singer, songwriter, interpreter and powerful instrumentalist. After a decade as a “side-gal” fiddler playing in country bands (out of Nashville) as well as swing, bluegrass and Celtic groups and playing a dizzying number of studio sessions, Joyce Andersen moved swiftly to center stage as a solo artist. Her recordings shine the spotlight on her guitar, her sophisticated songwriting, her haunting and unique voice, and her powerful fiddling. Her clear and powerful vocal/fiddle duets are a sound that is all her own.

Sing Out! magazine says her CDs “…places her right up there with any of the songwriters out there performing their songs today.”

The Boston Globe says “That neo-traditional current is starting to be felt among the ranks of New England songwriters…among the hottest…New Hampshire fiddler-singer Joyce Andersen.”

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