Windborne, the singing duo of Will Thomas and Lynn Mahoney, will offer music at Joseph’s Coat in Peterborough to mark the opening of the store’s late holiday hours and to showcase the musician’s newly released CD. Just back from a European tour with the esteemed singing ensemble, Northern Harmony, Windborne has an extremely varied repertoire of traditional music from around the world with rich harmonies.
The open house will kick off the store’s extended holiday hours: open until 9 pm every night until the 23rd with their fine selection of world crafts, gifts, clothing and remembrances.
Champagne and festive food from Holiday traditions of the Joseph’s Coat ‘families’ will be served with the music.
For the store open house, Windborne will draw from their wide repertoire with songs in many languages and traditions: from Ireland, Appalachia, Bulgaria and the Republic of Georgia, Corsica, as well as the Spanish and Italian renaissance singing including mid-winter seasonal songs. Thomas has composed for poetry by Yeats, poems in Elvish and an award-winning setting of Aprill from the prologue to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. The duo also wrote a timely song with an environmental message about not being a Slave to Time. Samples of the music can be heard at: cdbaby.com/cd/windborne
The duo have directed a World Music Ensemble of their own creation at Marlboro College in Vermont and will be touring in January with Renewal, a group of veteran singers of the Village Harmony camps, as well as offering full Windborne concerts. For booking, contact: WindborneMusic@gmail.com. The music will be offered in small sets throughout the evening free of charge for the shopper’s pleasure.
For information: 603-924-6683; www.jocoat.com